RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The final seconds were ticking away when Sidney Lowe finally broke into a smile and pumped his fists at his players from the North Carolina State sideline.
Then he vanished, mobbed by his assistant coaches as he disappearing in a crowd of red-clad fans running to midcourt to celebrate.
''I didn't know they were going to storm the court,'' Lowe joked.More »
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- More than 15 minutes after the final horn, thousands of Kansas State fans lingered in the stands to savor a hard-earned victory.
No floor-rushing celebrations, no hopping on the scorer's table, just a loud, sustained ovation.
Even against the nation's No. 1 team, Kansas State and its fans, many wearing fake beards in homage to high-scoring Jacob Pullen , expected to win.More »
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Maybe Rex Ryan already knows the score of the AFC championship game, too.
The rookie coach who, at one point, didn't know his Jets were still in playoff contention, then declared them Super Bowl favorites, will need some more bold predictions.
His Jets are still playing.More »
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- This is why Brett Favre said he was coming back. And back he is - maybe better than ever.
Four - count 'em, four - touchdown passes from Minnesota's 40-year-old quarterback put the Vikings within a game of the Super Bowl with a 34-3 rout of the Dallas Cowboys to advance to the NFC championship Sunday.More »
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) -- Gaines Adams, a defensive lineman for the Chicago Bears who was an all-American at Clemson, passed away Sunday in South Carolina, the Bears said. He was 26.
The team said Adams died Sunday morning at Self Regional Hospital in his hometown of Greenwood, S.C.
Adams had a heart attack at his family's home early Sunday morning, said Marcia Kelley-Clark, chief deputy coroner for Greenwood County.More »