Texas' Brown: My situation hasn't changed
Texas coach Mack Brown said he plans to meet with new athletic director Steve Patterson and university president Bill Powers about his future as the Longhorns coach Thursday at the Alamo Bowl news conference in San Antonio.
Source: Yanks nix Gardner-for-Phillips deal
The New York Yankees rejected the Cincinnati Reds' trade offer of All-Star second baseman Brandon Phillips for outfielder Brett Gardner, a source told ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand, confirming multiple reports.
Bama kicker given letter of support by Bush
Alabama kicker Cade Foster, who missed two field goals and had a third blocked during a last-second loss to the Auburn last month, received a letter of support from President George W. Bush.
NCAA may work with power 5 conferences
President Mark Emmert says NCAA members are "cautiously optimistic" that the organization can create an acceptable plan to give the five power conferences more autonomy.