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  • Playoff panel's weekly top 25 starts Oct 28

    April 30, 2014 8:41 PM

    IRVING, Tx. - The college football playoff selection committee will release a weekly top 25, starting Oct. 25, and panel members will be required to recuse themselves when a school they work for comes up for discussion. The selection committee will use the same voting procedure and recusal policy as... more »
  • Dr Pepper to sponsor College Football Playoff

    March 25, 2014 7:54 PM

    DALLAS - ESPN says Dr. Pepper will be the first presenting sponsor of the new College Football Playoff championship trophy. The four-team playoff will begin this season, replacing the Bowl Championship Series. Dr. Pepper is the first corporate partner for the College Football Playoff championship. ESPN also announces Dr. Pepper... more »
  • Saints fall to Seahawks in NFC Playoffs, 23-15

    January 11, 2014 3:41 PM

    SEATTLE - Seattle got on the scoreboard early and often in the first half, riding three Steven Hauschka field goals and a Marshawn Lynch 15-yard touchdown scamper to a 16-0 halftime lead - and eventually finished New Orleans' comeback chances with a 23-15 win. The Saints could never fully... more »
  • Seahawks RB Lynch fined by league

    January 5, 2014 6:47 PM

    The NFL has fined Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for violating the league's media policy. Lynch stepped in front of a camera Friday and spoke for less than 90 seconds. It was his first time taking questions from the media all season, having politely declined every previous time.... more »
  • Payton encouraged by Saints' road playoff win

    January 5, 2014 5:42 PM

    METAIRIE - Sean Payton says the New Orleans Saints' last-second playoff victory at Philadelphia on Saturday is even better than the 26-24 margin indicates. Coming off the first road playoff win in franchise history, the Saints play at NFC top-seed Seattle this Saturday. "Certainly when you watch the tape, the... more »
  • Colts, Packers, Bengals avoid blackouts

    January 3, 2014 8:10 PM

    There will be no local television blackouts in the NFL this weekend. The Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers said Friday that their weekend wild-card playoff games are sellouts. Normally, teams must sell out 72 hours before kickoff to have a game broadcast in their local market. The... more »
  • Central shocks West Monroe

    November 22, 2013 10:59 PM

    WEST MONROE - The Denham Springs Yellowjackets almost pulled the upset last week in West Monroe, this week another Baton Rouge-area team finished off the Rebels. Central, even though their high-powered offense only scored two touchdowns, downed West Monroe by a final score of 14-0 on the Rebels' home... more »
  • Arizona high school player dies of head injury

    November 12, 2013 8:55 AM

    PHOENIX- A Hopi High School football player has died from a head injury sustained in a playoff game over the weekend. The Arizona Interscholastic Association said Monday night that Charles Youvella died at a hospital of a traumatic brain injury. Youvella, a senior, was injured in Hopi's 60-6 loss to... more »
  • College Football Playoff panel announced

    October 16, 2013 2:07 PM

    IRVING, Texas - Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne and Hall of Fame quarterback Archie Manning are among the 13 people who will be part of the College Football Playoff selection committee in 2014. The selection committee was officially unveiled Wednesday, though the names of... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Pens look to go up 2-0 over Senators

    May 17, 2013 10:14 AM

    PITTSBURGH - In the lone Stanley Cup playoff game of the night the Penguins are playing host to the Senators in Game 2 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal. The Pens won the opening game on Tuesday, 4-1. Game 3 will take place Sunday in Ottawa. The Pittsburgh power... more »
  • Cowboys Stadium gets 1st playoff championship game

    April 24, 2013 6:55 PM

    PASADENA, Calif. - The first championship game in the College Football Playoff will be held at Cowboys Stadium. The BCS conference commissioners announced Wednesday that Arlington, Texas, edged Tampa, Fla., in the bidding to be the site of the first title game in the new playoff system. The game will... more »
  • LeBron sits as Heat down Cavs 96-95

    April 16, 2013 10:25 AM

    CLEVELAND - LeBron James watched from the bench in street clothes as Norris Cole stripped Kyrie Irving of the ball with 2 seconds left to give the Miami Heat, resting most of their top players for the playoffs, a 96-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Cole finished... more »
  • Still eying playoffs, Saints get ready for Falcons

    November 28, 2012 10:17 AM

    METAIRIE - Drew Brees happily entertains playoff possibilities for the New Orleans Saints, even after a loss to San Francisco dropped them to 5-6. New Orleans remains one game out of the NFC wild card race with five games left, which to Brees feels like the Saints are virtually... more »
  • No clear-cut favorite in AL East

    September 7, 2012 10:41 AM

    UNDATED - There are some tight late-season playoff races around baseball, including a three-team hunt for the AL East title. The Orioles begin tonight's game against the Yankees tied with New York for the lead following last night's 10-6 victory in the opener of their four-game series in Baltimore. And... 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 »
  • Presidents hear college football playoff pitch

    June 26, 2012 2:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - And here's the playoff pitch. The commissioners of the 11 major college football conferences and Notre Dame's athletic director are meeting in the nation's capital to present their proposal for a four-team playoff to a panel of 12 university presidents, headed by Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger.... more »
  • N.O. mayor settles playoff bet

    January 11, 2011 1:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has settled up with Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. They had a bet on last weekend's playoff game between the Saints and the Seahawks. Seattle won the wild card game 41-36 to advance to a Sunday matchup against Chicago. A Tuesday news release... 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 »

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