Ohio State and Michigan meet, potentially just for pride

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — If either Ohio State or Michigan had held on to beat Michigan State, a bid to the Big Ten title game would be at stake again on Saturday in the latest iteration of one of college football's greatest rivalries.

  • Written by LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer

Rams WR Bailey critical, stable after being shot in Florida

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Suspended St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was shot and critically wounded as he and four other people were sitting in a car outside a home in the Miami area, police said Wednesday.

  • Written by R.B. FALLSTROM, AP Sports Writer

Referees struggle with respect amid growing hostility

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jimmy Woods has been a youth official for nearly 30 years, and he's lost count of how many football games he has refereed and how many times he's been yelled at, threatened or insulted.

  • Written by KURT VOIGT, AP Sports Writer