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Joe Lunardi's bracketology: No. 6 seeds

  • East: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  • West: Providence Friars
  • South: Duke Blue Devils
  • Midwest: Baylor Bears
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Joe Lunardi's bracketology: No. 5 seeds

  • East: Purdue Boilermakers
  • West: Texas Longhorns
  • South: Arizona Wildcats
  • Midwest: USC Trojans
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Plenty of ways to win

Peyton Manning is the first quarterback since Ben Roethlisberger in Super Bowl XL to win the Lombardi Trophy without throwing a touchdown pass.

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Romo: Return worth the risk (2:24)
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Romo: Drama more about record (2:49)
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Crystal ball: Cowboys will bounce back

It was a nightmare season for Tony Romo & Co., but Dan Graziano sees Dallas restoring order in the NFC East next season behind a healthy No. 9. Crystal ball for 2016

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Dallas is nowhere without Romo

How important has Tony Romo been for the Cowboys? Dallas has gone 1-13 in games started by quarterbacks other than Romo over the last three seasons.

Ponies put a beatdown on Bulls

SMU's only had one bigger road victory in school history than the 34-point lambasting of USF. It's been a full century since their 51-1 win over Dallas High School in the first road win in school history during the 1916-17 season -- yes, you read that right.

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Carolina has a tough hill to climb

Getting to the Super Bowl is a hard enough task, but returning to the big game a year after losing? That is truly a rare feat. Only the '70 Cowboys and '71 Dolphins came back and hoisted the Lombardi Trophy a year after confetti fell on their opponent.

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Riding off into the sunset?

If Super Bowl 50 was indeed Peyton Manning's final game, Hollywood couldn't have scripted a better ending. The sure-fire Hall of Famer wouldn't be the first legend to finish on top.

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Denver continues to dominate

Super Bowl 50 was the Broncos' third title in the past 25 seasons. Only the Patriots have captured more Lombardi Trophies during that stretch.

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SMU crushes South Florida (0:30)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle had high praise for rookie Justin Anderson after the first-round pick, who has played sparingly most of the season, was plus-6 in 13 minutes during the Mavs' overtime win in Memphis. "We knew he was a special kid when we drafted him," Carlisle told reporters. "It's been an arduous process getting him to the point where he is now, where he understands what his job is on the team and how to really funnel his energies. But he's doing a good job. He's just got to continue it."

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Going out on top (2:44)
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Blackhawks use pair of shorthanded goal to beat Stars (1:03)
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Parsons propels Mavs past Grizzlies in OT (1:14)
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West Virginia pulls away from Baylor (1:30)