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Big 12 Championship | Baylor 21, Oklahoma State 16
Baylor's Terrel Bernard hoists the Big 12 Championship trophy and celebrates with teammates after the Bears defeated Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Football Championship Saturday afternoon in Arlington, Texas.

Baylor holds off Oklahoma State to capture Big 12 football title

Blake Shapen threw three TDs while completing his first 17 passes as Baylor (11-2, College Football Playoff No. 9) knocked Oklahoma State out of contention for a playoff spot.

VILLANOVA 21, HOLYCROSS 16

Villanova outlasts Holy Cross during FCS playoffs

Next up for Villanova is the winner of Saturday’s South Dakota State-Sacramento State matchup.

Men's college hockey notebook
Goalie Owen Savory is one of the reasons UMass Lowell has gotten off to a good start.

Expectations were low for UMass Lowell. Now? They’re 8-2-2 and ranked in the top 15

The River Hawks have looked impressive through the first two months of the season, getting off to an 8-2-2 start, including 6-1 in Hockey East play.

FCS playoffs | Holy Cross at Villanova

Things to know about Holy Cross-Villanova FCS playoff matchup

The Crusaders (10-2) will travel to Pennsylvania to face fifth-seeded Villanova (9-2) Friday night at 7 p.m. in a Round of 16 matchup in the FCS playoffs.

FCS football playoffs | Holy Cross at Villanova
Holy Cross football coach Bob Chesney.

In four years at Holy Cross, Bob Chesney has realized his vision for the Crusaders football program

After recording their first FCS playoff victory in program history, the Crusaders will attempt to take the next step in a Round of 16 matchup at fifth-seeded Villanova on Friday at 7 p.m.

College football
Don Brown will try and revive the struggling UMass football program in his second go in Amherst.

‘This is home.’ Don Brown, Massachusetts man, unveiled as UMass football coach

“This is what it’s all about for me,” Brown said Wednesday as he starts his second stint in charge at UMass. “I’ve kind of gone full circle.”

women's college hockey notebook
The Wukesong Centre in Beijing will be used as a venue for Olympic hockey.

Winter Olympics will lead to a temporary talent drain in women’s college hockey

Hockey East teams especially are preparing to make do without some of their top players — but it's a good problem to have.

men's college basketball notebook
BU coach Joe Jones was particularly encouraged by a recent strong performance in an OT loss to Florida State.

Boston University men’s basketball goes with a backup plan: the bench

Injuries have become a factor for coach Joe Jones's team, but he has confidence in the depth his young players provide.