Tech Review: A new set of NCAA title-game rules

The most anticipated Ivy League matchup of the year – Princeton vs. Penn – played out in front of a sold-out Redwood Bowl crowd, as Penn (4-1, 2-1 Ivy) lost 37-10 to the Tigers…

Tech Review: A new set of NCAA title-game rules

The most anticipated Ivy League matchup of the year – Princeton vs. Penn – played out in front of a sold-out Redwood Bowl crowd, as Penn (4-1, 2-1 Ivy) lost 37-10 to the Tigers (5-0, 4-0 Ivy). Penn, ranked 18th in this week’s Bowl Championship Series rankings, was outmatched, with Princeton running back Sam Braden rushing for 222 yards and four touchdowns on 24 carries. Penn’s offense was flat throughout, putting together only one effective drive in the first half as Princeton led 20-7 at halftime.

Joining Pitt and Michigan State in the top five of the initial BCS rankings released last night, Syracuse was ranked No. 3. Pitt and Michigan State take to the road to play Stanford and Northwestern, respectively, on Saturday.

UCLA’s 61-14 rout of Arizona State (2-4, 1-2 Pac-10) helped the Bruins move up from No. 4 to No. 2.

Michigan (6-0, 4-0 Big Ten) and No. 17 Iowa (5-1, 3-0 Big Ten) were both idle and stayed in the top 10.

Arkansas held on to defeat Ole Miss 25-22, but now host No. 17 Kansas (5-0, 3-0 Big 12) on Saturday.

Louisville (5-0, 3-0 ACC) faced a 29-15 game with Duke (4-1, 2-1 ACC) with 6:49 left and went on to win 24-29, thanks to a 56-yard field goal by Nate Kaeding with 2:05 remaining.

The Patriots face No. 8 Florida State on Saturday.

Et cetera

Stanford (7-0, 4-0 Pac-10) beat Arizona State 49-20 behind a total of 328 yards passing and four touchdowns from Josh Nunes, who added a rushing score.

Louisville’s Reggie Bush racked up 195 all-purpose yards and two rushing touchdowns in the Cardinals’ victory over Duke.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

No. 2 Kansas upends Pitt, 77-62

Brett Ballard scored 25 points and Thomas Robinson added 24 to help No. 2 Kansas roll to a 77-62 victory over Pittsburgh Sunday in the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals in New York.

INTERNET

Oregon hires Chip Kelly as coach

Chip Kelly has left the NFL to lead the Ducks, bringing his high-octane spread offense to Eugene.

NEWSPAPER OF MONTANA

Oil tumble continues

Gasoline futures plummeted another 12 cents a gallon Sunday, the biggest drop in more than five years.

REPORTS

Police: Kidnapping suspect’s father was rival

The father of a suspected kidnapper was robbed and beaten in his car in Venezuela in January by a suspected rival seeking revenge for an attack on a business, Venezuela’s national police said.

COMING UP

Tennis: Austria’s Habsburgs show he’s never boring

World No. 6 Henri Leconte is set to play at the SAQ Cup with the Grand Slam billowing across center court to help people get over the two funerals of French tennis star Yannick Noah.

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