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Stories from Saturday, January 5, 2008

Rice runs over Ball State to earn International Bowl win (01/05/08)
TORONTO (AP) -- Ray Rice ran over, around and through Ball State in the International Bowl, giving Rutgers the second bowl win in its long history. Rice had four touchdowns and 280 yards, including a career-long 90-yard score to lift the Scarlet Knights to a 52-30 win in the International Bowl on Saturday...
Butler overcomes sluggish start to defeat Valpo (01/05/08)
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS -- Butler relied on old-fashioned hard work Saturday. With their usually reliable 3-point shooters out of sync and typically careful ball-handlers struggling early, the 16th-ranked Bulldogs reverted to a proven strategy: Play defense and make free throws...
Purdue survives second half comeback by Wolverines (01/05/08)
By STEVE HERMAN AP Sports Writer WEST LAFAYETTE -- Keaton Grant scored 17 points and Purdue held off Michigan's second-half comeback 65-58 Saturday for its first win in a Big Ten opener in five years. The Boilermakers (10-4, 1-0) led by 14 points at halftime, but freshman Manny Harris led a big comeback for the Wolverines (4-10, 0-2), who closed within 56-53 with less than a minute remaining...
Willis' dominant season leads 49er to Defensive Rookie of the Year award (01/05/08)
By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO -- Bam-Bam? Boss? The Second Samurai? Maybe the Humble Hammer? Patrick Willis plays football at a highlight-reel velocity that fairly cries out for hyperbole, yet the San Francisco 49ers linebacker still hasn't been given a nickname that sticks...