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  • UCF unstoppable in Fiesta Bowl

    January 2, 2014 7:23 AM

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Baylor's first BCS bowl appearance was a big-time bust. The sixth-ranked Bears, a 17-point favorite in the Fiesta Bowl at kickoff, never led against No. 15 Central Florida in a stinging 52-42 loss Wednesday night. This was supposed to be the most one-sided of all the BCS... more »
  • Auburn's Malzahn named AP Coach of the Year

    December 23, 2013 2:14 PM

    AUBURN, Al. - Auburn's Gus Malzahn is the Associated Press coach of the year. Malzahn received the honor Monday after directing one of the biggest turnarounds in college football history. He has led the second-ranked Tigers into the national championship game against No. 1 Florida State. They have gone from... more »
  • LSU to celebrate 2003 National Championship Team Saturday

    October 8, 2013 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's first BCS National Championship team will be celebrated at Tiger Stadium Saturday during the Florida-LSU game. The 2003 team that went 13-1 on their way to a 21-14 win over Oklahoma in the Louisiana Superdome will come back to be honored during the game against... more »
  • Football selection group likely by season's end

    September 25, 2013 8:44 PM

    Members of the selection committee for the College Football Playoff that starts next year will likely be chosen before the end of this regular season. BCS executive director Bill Hancock says conference commissioners working on the selection committee have more vetting to do before the panel is set. The panel... more »
  • ACC agrees to deal with Pinstripe Bowl

    June 24, 2013 5:50 PM

    NEW YORK - The Atlantic Coast Conference has reached an agreement to send a team to the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. The deal announced Monday by the Yankees will begin in 2014. The Pinstripe Bowl announced a similar agreement with the Big Ten earlier this month. ACC Commissioner John... more »
  • Playoff architects won't be allowed to pick teams

    May 29, 2013 4:18 PM

    DESTIN, Fla. - The conference commissioners who put together the College Football Playoff will not be allowed to serve on the committee that selects the teams that will play in it. Executive director Bill Hancock says the commissioners are still working on the structure of the selection committee for the... more »
  • AP Source: College Football Playoff to replace BCS

    April 23, 2013 3:35 PM

    PASADENA, Calif. - The Bowl Championship Series will be replaced by the College Football Playoff. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the new four-team playoff starting after the 2014 regular season will be called the College Football Playoff, and the conference commissioners will make it... more »
  • BCS title game's TV rating hurt by rout

    January 8, 2013 10:35 AM

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - The BCS title game's preliminary television rating is up from last season, but the lopsided score kept viewership down. Alabama's 42-14 rout over Notre Dame drew a 15.7 overnight rating Monday on ESPN. That's up 14 percent from last year's game, another blowout Crimson Tide victory,... more »
  • Tonight's the night for 'Bama-Notre Dame

    January 7, 2013 10:31 AM

    MIAMI - The battle lines are drawn for tonight's BCS Championship at Sun Life Stadium in Miami. Notre Dame, the top-ranked team with a 12-0 mark, has the distinction of being a fairly heavy underdog against 12-1 Alabama. Oddsmakers are rating the Crimson Tide about a 9-point favorite, largely... more »
  • Alabama gets set for Irish offensive attack

    January 4, 2013 10:48 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Alabama assistant coach Kirby Smart runs the stingiest defense in the country when it comes to yards allowed, but as he looks at Notre Dame, he sees plenty of reasons for concern. The second-ranked Crimson Tide play the No. 1 Fighting Irish on Monday in the... more »
  • Saban, Kelly lead Bama and ND out of darkness

    January 3, 2013 4:03 PM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - There were some dark days at Notre Dame and Alabama, dark years really, during which two college football's proudest programs flailed and foundered. As the 21st century dawned, the Fighting Irish and the Crimson Tide were old news, stodgy remnants of a glorious past, not moving... more »
  • Irish and Tide roll into Sunshine State

    January 3, 2013 10:41 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Top-ranked Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama are in Florida and continuing preparations for Monday night's BCS championship game. Both teams arrived in Fort Lauderdale yesterday afternoon for a matchup that was set more than a month ago. It's a return home for Crimson... more »
  • Could be another high-scoring Fiesta Bowl

    January 3, 2013 10:38 AM

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - College football's never-ending bowl schedule continues tonight with the Fiesta Bowl. It features two teams that were in the national championship discussion before each suffered a late-season loss. Fifth-ranked Oregon meets No. 7 Kansas State in a meeting of 11-1 clubs. The Wildcats and Ducks are both... more »
  • Championship classic: Notre Dame vs Alabama

    January 2, 2013 4:48 PM

    MIAMI - For even casual college football fans, No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 1 Notre Dame stands out as a classic matchup for the national title. While the schools may seem like opposites - one in the South and the other in the North, one public and one private -... more »

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