James and Luck are Heisman finalists

A Pac-10 player isn't likely to win the Heisman Trophy -- it's Auburn QB Cameron Newton's to lose -- but the ceremony will have a Pac-10 flavor.

Both Oregon running back LaMichael James and Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck have been named finalists for the Heisman Trophy, so they will be in New York for the announcement on Saturday, where they will meet up with Newton and Boise State QB Kellen Moore.

James and Newton will meet again on Jan. 10 in the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game in Glendale, Ariz.

Stanford now has produced Heisman finalists two consecutive years. Last year, running back Toby Gerhart finished a close second -- the closest ever, in fact -- to Alabama RB Mark Ingram.