Arizona Fires Coach Rod


The University of Arizona has fired football coach Rich Rodriguez after six seasons in the wake of a sexual harassment allegation the university began investigating in October and a recent notice of a hostile workplace lawsuit to be filed against Rodriguez.


Bama Tops Clemson


Alabama’s defense scored two touchdowns, 13 seconds apart in the third quarter, to give the 4th-ranked Crimson Tide a 24-6 victory over top-ranked Clemson in the Sugar Bowl semifinal.  Georgia and Alabama will square off for the national title Monday night in Atlanta.


Utah Runs Past WVU


Zach Moss ran for 150 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown, as Utah beat West Virginia 30-14 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.  (7-6) WVU finished the season with its third straight loss.  The Mountaineers had only 153 total yards without junior QB Will Grier, who broke a finger November 18, and 1,000-yard rusher Justin Crawford, a senior who bypassed the bowl game in advance of the NFL draft.