TCU coach Gary Patterson has been recognized as one of the nation's top coaches by Sporting News.
The publication ranked Patterson third behind new Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and Nick Saban, whose Crimson Tide plays LSU in the BCS title game tonight in New Orleans.
Patterson is one of eight active coaches to have won at least 100 games at his current school. TCU is one of six programs to reach a BCS game in two of the last three seasons, winning the Rose Bowl in 2011.
The rest of the top 10: Chris Petersen of Boise State, Les Miles of LSU, Oklahoma's Bob Stoops, Oregon's Chip Kelly, Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald, Arkansas' Bobby Petrino and Bret Bielema of Wisconsin.
Texas A&M football: Four Aggies players will compete in the Jan. 28 Senior Bowl: quarterback Ryan Tannehill, running back Cyrus Gray, receiver Jeff Fuller and kicker Randy Bullock.
Texas football: Wide receiver Thomas Johnson of Dallas Skyline has withdrawn his commitment to the Longhorns, the Austin American-Statesman reported. Johnson, who transferred to Skyline from Arlington Oakridge, is said to be looking at Oregon, TCU and Cal as his top choices. Texas is pursuing the nation's top-rated wide receiver, Dorial Green-Beckham of Springfield, Mo.
Texas Tech football: Jacob Karam, a former Texas Tech quarterback, will transfer to Memphis and have two years of eligibility left, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reported. Karam will be eligible immediately because he has already graduated from Tech. The quarterback cited the presence of new Tigers coach Justin Fuente, the former TCU offensive coordinator, in choosing Memphis.
Oklahoma football: De'Vante Harris, a defensive back from Mesquite Horn, has withdrawn his commitment to OU, according to several media outlets. Sooners secondary coach Willie Martinez, Harris' recruiter with OU, reportedly is a candidate for defensive coordinator openings at Kansas and Illinois.
Arizona State men's basketball: Arizona State sophomore guard Keala King, the team's leading scorer, has left the program after being suspended for "unacceptable conduct."
Central Florida men's basketball: Jeff Jordan, the oldest son of Michael Jordan, is leaving the Central Florida basketball team for what he says are "personal reasons."