Florida State's Jameis Winston was selected as the Walter Camp player of the year and took home the Davey O'Brien Award, given to the nation's top quarterback.

The redshirt freshman is also the favorite to capture the Heisman Trophy on Saturday.

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron won the Maxwell Award as player of the year.

Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald won two awards, the Outland Trophy as the top interior lineman and the Chuck Bednarik as the top defensive player.

Other winners included Oregon State's Brandin Cooks (Biletnikoff/top wide receiver), Boston College's Andre Williams (Doak Walker/running back), Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard (Jim Thorpe/defensive back), Alabama's C.J. Mosley (Dick Butkus/linebacker), Florida State's Roberto Aguayo (Lou Groza/kicker) and Memphis' Tom Hornsey (Ray Guy/punter).

  • Texas coach Mack Brown declined to say whether the Alamo Bowl against Oregon on Dec. 30 will be his final game. "My situation has not changed," he said at a press conference in San Antonio. Brown is expected to meet Friday with new Texas athletic director Steve Patterson and school president Bill Powers about the job he's held since 1998. Meanwhile, Francisco Cigarroa, chancellor of the UT system, says Powers should keep his job despite acknowledging a "strained" relationship between the two. Powers is a Brown supporter.

  • Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin signed a six-year contract extension worth $5 million a year after the Texas A&M System Board of Regents approved a deal that runs through 2019. Sumlin is 19-6 in two seasons with the Aggies (8-4) heading into the Chick-Fil-A Bowl against Duke in Atlanta on Dec. 31.


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  • Connecticut hired Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco as coach. UConn fired Paul Pasqualoni after an 0-4 start, and interim coach T.J. Weist went 3-5.

  • Florida coach Will Muschamp said six offensive players, including freshman quarterback Max Staver, will transfer.

    College basketball

    The father of San Jose State freshman Rashad Muhammad pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit federal fraud in Las Vegas. Ronald Holmes, whose other son Shabazz Muhammad is a rookie for the Minnesota Timberwolves, agreed to pay $1.7 million in restitution as part of his plea. He was arrested as part of an FBI investigation into mortgage fraud. Sentencing is March 13.

  • Linnae Harper scored 18 points to lead No. 5 Kentucky (10-0) to a 96-85 women's victory over host DePaul (4-3).

    Soccer

    Even before leading the United States in a difficult first-round group at next year's World Cup in Brazil, Jurgen Klinsmann was signed to stay on as coach for the 2018 World Cup. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Klinsmann agreed to a four-year contract extension. Klinsmann, 49, took over in the summer of 2011 after Bob Bradley was fired. "I'm very fortunate to continue the work we started more than 2½ years ago," he said. "It's exciting to see the progress we've made."

    The U.S. is 27-10-7 under Klinsmann and qualified for its seventh straight World Cup. In last week's draw, U.S., Ghana, Portugal and Germany were grouped together. Klinsmann won the 1990 World Cup as a player with West Germany. He also coached Germany from 2004-06, leading the team to a third-place finish in the 2006 World Cup.

  • The 2014 MLS All-Star game will be against German club Bayern Munich on Aug. 6 at Jeld-Wen Field, home of the Portland Timbers. The All-Stars will be coached by the Timbers' Caleb Porter.

    Winter sports

    Shaun White finished first in qualifying at the Dew Tour to begin his quest for a third straight Olympic gold medal on the halfpipe. He'll go last in Saturday's final in Breckenridge, Colo.

  • The United States routed Canada 5-1 in a women's exhibition hockey game in Calgary, Alberta. Before the game, Canadian coach Dan Church resigned, just two months before the start of the Sochi Olympics. Assistants Lisa Haley and Danielle Goyette served as co-coaches.

    Golf

    Earl Dennison Woods, 58, was arrested in Phoenix for allegedly making a false bomb threat at the government building where he works. Woods, who is the half-brother of Tiger Woods, told police the phone call was meant as a joke. His daughter, Cheyenne, is a pro golfer.

    Mixed martial arts

    The UFC will add a women's 115-pound strawweight division after acquiring the contracts of 11 fighters from Invicta FC, the MMA promotion focused on females. The UFC opened a women's bantamweight (135-pound) division late last year.

    MCT Information Services contributed to this report.