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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 »
  • Ala. man gets 2 years in jail for nasty BCS video

    November 29, 2012 10:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - An Alabama man got a dressing-down and two years in prison for rubbing his genitals on an unconscious LSU fan in a Bourbon Street burger restaurant after the BCS national title game in January. A video of the incident went viral. State District Judge Karen Herman told... more »
  • Louisiana Tech enters BCS standings

    October 29, 2012 6:38 PM

    RUSTON - For the first time in program history, Louisiana Tech has entered the Bowl Championship Series Standings following its 28-14 weekend win over New Mexico State. Head coach Sonny Dykes and the Bulldogs are No. 25 in the latest standings released Sunday. Tech also earned its highest ranking ever... more »
  • Irish gain ground in BCS standings

    October 29, 2012 10:37 AM

    UNDATED - Notre Dame is the latest team to move past Oregon in the BCS standings. The Fighting Irish are in third place, behind Alabama and Kansas State. The Ducks remained fourth. Florida fell out of the top five with a 17-9 loss to Georgia, helping to set the field... more »
  • LSU, South Carolina, still eying titles

    October 14, 2012 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Defensive end Sam Montgomery says LSU has regained a certain focus, intensity and chemistry that had been lacking in recent weeks. The Tigers' 23-21 triumph Saturday night over a previously undefeated South Carolina team that came in ranked No. 3 vaulted LSU back up the rankings from... more »
  • Commissioners target sites for 1st playoff final

    September 24, 2012 8:46 PM

    UNDATED - BCS conference officials have identified candidate cities to host the first championship game in college football's new postseason system, and the four current BCS bowls will be among the choices. The current BCS games - the Fiesta, Rose, Orange and Sugar bowls - are about to enter an... more »
  • College football playoff approved for 2014

    June 26, 2012 5:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - College football will finally have a playoff. Come 2014, the BCS is dead. A committee of university presidents on Tuesday approved the BCS commissioners' plan for a four-team playoff to start in the 2014 season. The move completes a six-month process in which the commissioners have... more »
  • APR scores get 10 basketball teams postseason bans

    June 20, 2012 1:12 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Poor academic results will keep a record 10 men's basketball teams out of next year's NCAA tournament including the first BCS school to face the penalty - Connecticut. The NCAA announced the penalties when it released its new Academic Progress Rate scores Wednesday. Teams scoring under 900 face... more »
  • Slive: Changes to BCS at least couple years away

    February 9, 2012 3:05 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The man who helped propose the plus-one plan to find a national champion in football says actual change remains a couple years away even if everyone can agree on changes to the Bowl Championship Series. Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive said Wednesday a decision could be made... more »
  • Tiger fans still sulking over BCS loss

    January 10, 2012 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU fans were still sour Tuesday, about 24 hours after the Tiger football team suffered a devastating 21-0 loss to Alabama in the National Championship game. Disbelief and disappointment are the overwhelming feelings from Tiger fans, and unfortunately, they're something fans have had little relief from since... more »
  • Livington business cashes in on BCS fever

    January 9, 2012 5:47 PM

    LIVINGSTON- BCS Championship fever is paying off for businesses all over Louisiana. Wayne's BBQ in Livingston is definitely cashing in. Reece Key tells News 2 he brought the whole family down to Wayne's on game day for some of their famous ribs and a little football. He... more »
  • Motorhome crashes in Mississippi on way to BCS game, 2 killed

    January 8, 2012 10:48 AM

    JACKSON, Miss.- Authorities say a second man has died from injuries sustained in the crash in southern Mississippi of a motorhome carrying people from Georgia to New Orleans to attend the national college championship football game. Forrest County, Miss., Coroner Butch Benedict says that 66-year-old Alfred Holt Jr. of Lithonia,... more »
  • BP pushes a feel-good Gulf story amid BCS mania

    January 8, 2012 10:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Nearly 20 months after its massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP is pushing a slick nationwide public relations campaign to persuade Americans that the Gulf region has recovered. But BP PLC's rosy picture of the Gulf seems a bit too rosy for many people who live... more »
  • Entergy building to feature BCS display

    January 6, 2012 10:46 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The top of the Entergy Corp. headquarters building is being turned into a continuous message board keeping fans abreast of the BCS National Championship game in New Orleans. The power provider will mount eight high-definition projectors on its 28-story office tower - located about a block from... more »
  • LSU, Alabama fans descend on New Orleans Play Video

    January 5, 2012 7:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Rammer jammer. Tiger bait. Roll Tide. Geaux Tigers. The sounds of a healthy college football rivalry are all over New Orleans tonight, after thousands of fans descended on the Big Easy ahead of Monday's BCS National Championship between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama. ... more »
  • List of special events for BCS National Championship

    January 4, 2012 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Tigers are kicking into high gear for the next six days as they prepare for the BCS National Championship on Jan. 9. The team's schedule is filled with practices, media appearances and other special events, such as private team parties and a visit to the... more »
  • Lower 9th Ward residents doubt they'll benefit from BCS game Play Video

    December 28, 2011 5:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Residents in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans are happy to see the Big Easy benefit from all the big games in the Superdome in the coming weeks. However, they are skeptical about whether they will actually see a trickle down effect from it. At Pugh's... more »
  • Hotels booked solid for BCS in New Orleans Play Video

    December 27, 2011 5:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - If you're looking for a hotel room in New Orleans for the BCS National Championship, you're out of luck. Hotels on both ends of the price range are already booked solid for the rematch between LSU and Alabama. Even hotels on the fringe of the Crescent... more »
  • Lawmakers buying $350 BCS championship tickets

    December 19, 2011 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's lawmakers are snapping up tickets to the BCS National Championship Game, but only the current legislators. New lawmakers are out of luck. Their terms start on game day. Tickets to the Jan. 9 matchup between LSU and Alabama are selling for thousands of dollars... more »
  • Reserving BCS National Championship tickets Play Video

    November 29, 2011 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With the BCS National Championship game 41 days away, regardless of what happens this weekend in Atlanta, many LSU fans are shelling out hundreds or thousands of dollars just to reserve tickets to the game. The 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship committee is offering fans reservations... more »
  • LSU fans feel championship fever

    November 25, 2011 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- After LSU closed out its regular season 12-0 Friday evening, Tiger fans set their eyes on championship prizes. Some say the BCS Championship game is all fans need to prepare for, while others say the SEC title is just as important. Aside from "football future" conversations,... more »
  • No. 1 LSU, No. 2 Oklahoma St. linked by Miles

    November 10, 2011 12:58 PM

    STILLWATER, Okla. - If the national championship game were played today, it would be Les Miles' current team against the one he helped put on the path to the BCS. Miles has already taken LSU to one national championship, and he's leading the pack on the way to another... more »
  • Old Bowl system more likely than playoff

    January 10, 2011 1:23 PM

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The executive director of the BCS says that a return to the old bowl system is more likely than an NFL-style playoff for major college football in the near future. Bill Hancock told reporters at a Football Writers Association of America event on Monday that in... more »
  • The latest in Cam Newton investigation

    November 30, 2010 4:01 PM

    Former Mississippi State player Kenny Rogers is scheduled to meet with officials from the Mississippi Secretary of State's office Dec. 9 to discuss the recruitment of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton. Rogers, who has worked with a sports agent, has said Newton's father, Cecil, asked two Mississippi State coaches for up... more »
  • Arkansas eyes first BCS bowl game

    November 10, 2010 6:40 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - It might seem hard to hope for a BCS bowl berth after being on the wrong end of a 65-43 score. Yet No. 14 Arkansas is daring to dream. That shootout loss to Auburn on Oct. 16 seems a distant memory after a dominating win at... more »
  • LSU's Nevis national defensive player of the week

    November 8, 2010 9:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU defensive tackle Drake Nevis was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation's national defensive player of the week for his performance in the Tigers' 24-21 victory over Alabama. Nevis had seven tackles, one quarterback sack, forced a fumble and broke up a pass as the Tigers... more »
  • LSU's defense thriving on youth movement

    September 15, 2010 1:27 PM

    Dominant defense won LSU national titles twice in the past decade. That wasn't expected to be the case this season with new starters at seven spots. Yet even as No. 15 LSU's offense struggles to find its rhythm, the Tigers' youthful defense is making big plays to win... more »
  • BCS Boss says Butt Out

    May 21, 2010 8:35 PM

    Two U.S. senators were told to stay out of decisions involving college football. BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock says those decisions should be left to people involved in higher education, not government. Senators Max Baucus of Montana and Orin Hatch of Utah sent Hancock a letter seeking information about how... more »
  • BCS boss fires back at senators

    March 10, 2010 8:10 PM

    The head of college football's Bowl Championship Series, or BCS, says Congress needs to get on with work more important than how the BCS distributes money. But Bill Hancock still has to respond to a question-filled letter sent by Senators Orrin Hatch of Utah and Max Baucus of Montana. They... more »
  • Alabama players dominate All-America team

    December 16, 2009 7:37 AM

    Six players on top-ranked Alabama, including Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, made the Associated Press All-America team. Ingram was a unanimous choice, as was linebacker Rolando McClain. Defensive tackle Terrence Cody was voted to the team for the second consecutive season. Cornerback Javier Arenas, guard Michael Johnson and... more »
  • Texas coach now the $5 million man

    December 10, 2009 9:06 AM

    Texas coach Mack Brown is now a $5 million dollar man, after the school restructured his contract to raise his annual salary from $3 million to $5 million. Brown was to receive a one-time $2 million payment early next year. School officials have now built that into the life... more »
  • College football playoff bill approved by panel

    December 9, 2009 11:59 AM

    A House subcommittee has approved legislation aimed at forcing college football to switch to a playoff system to determine a national champion. The bill would ban the promotion of a postseason NCAA Division I football game as a national championship unless that title contest is the result of a playoff.... more »
  • BCS Championship game has many Louisiana connections

    December 7, 2009 9:15 AM

    The BCS announced that top-ranked Alabama will take on No. 2 Texas in the championship game at Pasadena January 7. Both teams are undefeated after winning their respective conference titles Saturday, and their coaching ranks have many Louisiana and LSU connections. Alabama coach Nick Saban lead the Tigers... more »
  • BCS creates football executive director role

    November 17, 2009 10:08 AM

    BCS officials selected Bill Hancock to become the first executive director of the Bowl Championship Series, college football's postseason system. BCS coordinator and Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford announced Hancock's promotion from administrator to his new position, Tuesday, in Greensboro, North Carolina. Hancock will replace the BCS... more »
  • LSU ranked 10th in national polls

    November 16, 2009 7:47 AM

    LSU is ranked No.10 in both the Associated Press and the USA Today Top 25 college football polls, following the Tigers' 24-16 win over Louisiana Tech Saturday night. Florida remained No. 1 in both polls, but pollsters disagreed on the No. 2 spot. In the latest AP poll,... more »
  • Boise State favored over Louisiana Tech

    November 6, 2009 11:14 AM

    No. 5 Boise State remained a 21-point favorite over Louisiana Tech for Friday night's game in Ruston. The Broncos enter the game unbeaten in eight games with an eye on a BCS bowl game. They're ranked in the seventh spot in the BCS standings. Last year, Boise Sate... more »

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