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Future FSU, Auburn players star in UA game

Four days before Florida State and Auburn meet for the national title, two of their top recruits teamed up Thursday night to help Team Highlight beat Team Nitro 31-21 in the Under Armour All-America Game at Tropicana Field.

Troy's Garner found dead on Miss. highway

Troy football player Jadarius Garner was found dead on a Mississippi highway Thursday morning, and the state highway patrol is investigating the cause of his death.

Top-rated Fournette picks LSU at UA game

The top-rated player in the country, Leonard Fournette (New Orleans/Saint Augustine), ended months of speculation by committing to the LSU Tigers in the fourth quarter of Thursday's Under Armour All-America game.

LSU junior DT Johnson will enter NFL draft

Defensive tackle Anthony Johnson became the first LSU underclassman to announce his plans for 2014, revealing Thursday that he will enter the NFL draft.

Sources: UT eyes Mora as Brown successor

The University of Texas has strong interest in UCLA coach Jim Mora as a possible replacement for Mack Brown, and the school and representatives of Mora have had conversations, as recently as Thursday, sources told ESPN Insider Adam Schefter.

Jaguars, Falcons staffs get Senior Bowl nod

The Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars coaching staffs have been selected to participate in the Reese's Senior Bowl later this month.

A&M sophomore WR Evans to head to NFL

Texas A&M sophomore receiver Mike Evans will forego his final two seasons of eligibility and enter the 2014 NFL draft, the school announced on Thursday.

Study: Lack of FBS diversity 'unacceptable'

A new study by the University of Central Florida's Diversity and Ethics in Sport released on Thursday shows that the top leadership positions at Football Bowl Subdivision schools and conferences remain mostly white and male.

Penn State begins national coaching search

Defensive line coach Larry Johnson will serve as interim coach as Penn State will begin its search for a new football coach immediately.

Bortles, No. 15 UCF upset Baylor in Fiesta

Blake Bortles threw for 301 yards and accounted for four touchdowns, and No. 15 Central Florida pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the bowl season by outlasting No. 6 Baylor 52-42 in the Fiesta Bowl on Wednesday night.

Michigan State stops Stanford in Rose Bowl

Connor Cook passed for a career-high 332 yards and hit Tony Lippett with a tiebreaking 25-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter, leading No. 4 Michigan State to a 24-20 victory over No. 5 Stanford on Wednesday night in the 100th Rose Bowl.

Source: Spartans give Dantonio, staff raise

Mark Dantonio has agreed to a new contract with Michigan State that will place him among the three-highest paid coaches in the Big Ten and will also place his staff among the three-highest paid in the country, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad.

Shaw, Gamecocks too much for Badgers

Connor Shaw was responsible for five touchdowns, including three passing, and South Carolina (No. 9 BCS, No. 8 AP) outlasted No. 19 Wisconsin 34-24 in the Capital One Bowl on Wednesday.