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Alabama's Henry, Howard hoping to graduate from freshman flash to sophomore stars

Alabama's Derrick Henry and O.J. Howard both produced flashy moments as much-hyped freshmen.Now, Howard says the two talk "all the time" about how much more they can accomplish next season.Henry is a 6-foot-3, 238-pound tailback who turned the Crimson Tide's otherwise forgettable Sugar Bowl into a personal showcase that left fans salivating about his future. The 6-6, 242-pound Howard's eye-catching play came with a display of impressive speed for a tight end against LSU on a long touchdown."We always push each other," Howard said Wednesday night. "We both had our flashes, but this year we can become an all-around player at both our positions and be consistent with our play."On an offense loaded with playmakers like tailback T.J. Yeldon and receiver Amari Cooper, they're two of the more intriguing youngsters even if they probably won't be starters.Henry had a breakout performance in a Sugar Bowl loss to Oklahoma, running for a 43-yard touchdown and turning his first career catch into a ...

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    The Sugar Bowl was decided early and it certainly wasn't the outcome most prognosticators expected.Louisville, after needing a tiebreaker to gain the automatic BCS b...

  2. Running back Joe Mixon highlights Oklahoma recruiting class; Stoops calls it one of his best

    Oklahoma built on the momentum from its Sugar Bowl win over Alabama by pulling in a top-notch recruiting class."I believe it's one of our better recruiting classes t...

  3. Hokies and Wolverines square off in Sugar Bowl

    The Michigan Wolverines and Virginia Tech Hokies will collide on the gridiron for the first time, when the two teams meet in New Orleans and battle it out in the 78t...

  4. Sugar Bowl CEO pulled in around $600,000 in '09

    A new IRS filing by the Sugar Bowl shows it paid its CEO just under $600,000 in 2009.Paul Hoolahan pulled in $594,000 that year, down from $645,000 in 2008. That's b...

  5. Ohio State Erases 2010 Football, Sugar Bowl Wins

    Ohio State is vacating its wins from the 2010 football season, including its share of the Big Ten championship and the Buckeyes' victory over Arkansas in the 2011 Su...

  6. Sugar Bowl to match up No. 4 Florida against No. 22 Louisville

    Now that Charlie Strong has his Louisville Cardinals in a BCS bowl, of course fate would have it that his team's opponent is Florida, a program with which he won a p...

  7. SEC, Big 12 agree to 12-year deal with ESPN for rights to Sugar Bowl

    The Big 12 and Southeastern Conference have agreed to a 12-year deal with ESPN for the rights to the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.A person familiar with the contract sa...

  8. Driskel, No. 4 Florida can't rally from rough start in Sugar Bowl , upset by Louisville 33-23

    Jeff Driskel's throw on the first play of the Sugar Bowl was slightly behind receiver Andre Debose, and he could only tip the ball. Louisville cornerback Terell Floy...

  9. '73 Sugar Bowl : In turbulent times, Notre Dame-Alabama played epic game that lived up the hype

    Ara Parseghian still remembers every little detail of that dreary night in New Orleans nearly four decades ago, when two titans of college football met for the first...

  10. Florida State Bowl History

    Record: 27-14-2Jan. 6, 2014 BCS Championship_Florida St. 34, Auburn 31Jan. 1, 2013 Orange Bowl — Florida St. 31, Northern Illinois 10Dec. 29, 2011 Champ Sports Bowl_...

  11. Auburn Bowl History

    Record: 22-14-2Jan. 6, 2014 BCS Championship_Florida St. 34, Auburn 31Dec. 31, 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl_Auburn 43, Virginia 24Jan. 10, 2011 BCS Championship_Auburn 22, ...

  12. High-rated Florida defense likes Sugar Bowl challenge of Louisville and QB Teddy Bridgewater

    Florida is ranked fifth nationally in total defense and third in scoring defense. Yet, safety Josh Evans insists both rankings fail to reflect how good the unit real...

  1. Sooners ride momentum from Sugar Bowl win over Alabama into spring practice

    Oklahoma is still on a high after winning the Sugar Bowl.The Sooners start spring practice Saturday, and coach Bob Stoops says the team had perhaps its best winter p...

  2. Oklahoma and Alabama square off in Sugar Bowl

    New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - No college football game has ever featured two teams with more combined bowl victories than the 80th Sugar Bowl, as the 11th-ra...

  3. Knight, OU upset Alabama in Sugar Bowl

    New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - Trevor Knight threw across his body while falling out of bounds and found an open receiver in the end zone for the eventual gam...

  4. Dorm Report: Finding replacements for NFL-bound QBs

    Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The theme of the week is college basketball and the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 round, which will get underway on Thursday.The ...

  5. Sugar Bowl in New Orleans will be the site of new Big 12-SEC postseason game

    The Superdome in New Orleans will be the site of the new marquee bowl matching the Southeastern Conference and Big 12, and the game will still be called the Sugar Bo...

  6. SEC vs. Big 12 in Sugar Bowl

    The Big 12 and Southeastern Conference football champions will meet in the Sugar Bowl starting after the 2014 regular season.The conferences had announced the agreem...

  7. Gators and Cardinals collide in Sugar Bowl showdown

    The 79th annual Sugar Bowl will kick off Wednesday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome when the Louisville Cardinals take on the Florida Gators.Louisville got off t...

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