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FBC--OHIO ST-PLAYER MISSING
COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio State football player who disappeared after sending his parents a text message about his concussions was found in a trash bin, the victim of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. A woman and her son looking for items in a dumpster found the body around 2:30 p.m. Sunday and contacted the authorities. By Rusty Miller and Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 680 words, photos and audio.
FBN--JANAY RICE SPEAKS
Janay Rice says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wasn't telling the truth when he said Ray Rice was "ambiguous" about hitting her in an elevator in February. Her remarks come in an interview to be broadcast by NBC's "Today" show. By Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi. SENT: 400 words, photos.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers started peeking ahead to the playoffs. Tom Brady stewed about missed opportunities. Had it not been for a late Green Bay sack, the star quarterbacks could have reversed roles. But the Packers prevailed in a 26-21 thriller Sunday night over the New England Patriots that had all the makings of a potential Super Bowl preview. By Genaro C. Armas. UPCOMING: 760 words, photos.
Winning was not enough to keep Florida State No. 1. Alabama took the top spot in the AP poll in an especially tight vote. The Seminoles and their fans will no doubt take it as a slight, but they are still just a victory away from making it to the College Football Playoff. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 800 words, photos.
— FBC--T25-COLLEGE FB POLL — By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 350 words, photos.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Bo Pelini is fired as Nebraska's football coach after a seven-year stint marked by an inability to restore the program to national prominence and too many embarrassing defeats. He never won a conference championship and his teams lost four games in every season he completed. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. SENT: 800 words, photos. SENT: 900 words, photos.
— FBC--NEBRASKA-WHO'S NEXT. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 645 words, photos.
In case you missed it, the AP takes a look at the top topics after the NFL's 13th Sunday, including how the first NFL matchup between Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers could have a sequel soon, and Johnny Manziel's chance to play for the Browns. By Pro Football Writer Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — C.J. Anderson proved that his performance against Miami wasn't a fluke. The unheralded running back got the start because of injuries to Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman and ran for 168 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs, pulling in one of two touchdown passes from Peyton Manning and leading the Denver Broncos to a 29-16 victory on Sunday night. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.
— FBN--NFL RDP. UPCOMING: 1,700 words, photos.
— FBN--DOLPHINS-JETS-RIVALRY — By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 750 words, photos.
FBC--T25-SEC-SURVIVING THE CHAOS
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The chaotic SEC season comes down to this: Alabama vs. Missouri. And the powerhouse league is assured a playoff spot only if the Crimson Tide wins. By John Zenor. SENT: 600 words, photos.
FBC--T25-ACC TITLE SHOWDOWN
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A matchup against surging Georgia Tech in the ACC title game is all that stands between Florida State and the College Football Playoffs. The Seminoles completed the first back-to-back undefeated regular seasons in school history. By Kareem Copeland. SENT: 600 words, photos.
FBC--T25--BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP
COLUMBUS, Ohio — One team won while losing its star quarterback. The other was pushed into a corner before escaping. Ohio State won't have quarterback J.T. Barrett for Saturday's Big Ten title game against Wisconsin, which had to rally past Minnesota. By Rusty Miller. SENT: 650 words, photos.
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