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  • New NCAA sanctions make Southern teams ineligible for postseason

    April 20, 2016 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sanctions released by the NCAA on Wednesday mean a total of 10 Southern University athletic programs will be ineligible for postseason play in the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year. While the entirety of SU’s athletic program was reinstated from a two-year ban from postseason play 11 months... more »
  • Changes coming after bowl system reaches record 40 games

    December 9, 2015 3:56 PM

    NEW YORK - NCAA president Mark Emmert says it is time for schools to take a look at the bowl system and determine the purpose of some postseason games. Three teams with losing records will be among the 80 playing in a record 40 bowl games over the next... more »
  • The ins and outs of the NFL playoff races

    December 22, 2014 12:42 PM

    With five of the six playoff slots in the NFC and four in the AFC decided, some would think much of the drama of the schedule's final week has been removed. Think again. All nine of the teams already qualified for the Super Bowl chase have something to play for... more »
  • NCAA lifts Penn State's postseason ban

    September 8, 2014 2:40 PM

    University Park, PA - The NCAA has lifted the on-the-field sanctions placed on the Penn State football team for the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including immediately eliminating the postseason ban and restoring scholarships. Penn State was halfway through a four-year postseason ban handed down during the summer of 2012. The... more »
  • Southern optimistic bans could come to end soon Play Video

    July 29, 2014 8:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern fans have endured a roller coaster year with their sports teams. While the Jaguars won five SWAC titles, they also had the NCAA hammer brought on them by banning them from postseason play. "We've been working on this now for 15 months, so optimism... 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 »
  • NCAA APR again hits schools with lesser resources

    June 11, 2013 3:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Eighteen Division I teams will miss the postseason, and another 18 squads in men's basketball and nine other college sports will trade practice time for remedial classroom sessions under NCAA academic progress reports released Tuesday. Poor Academic Progress Rate scores mean postseason bans in 2013-14 for teams... 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 »
  • Goodell: No post-season additions now

    March 19, 2013 9:30 AM

    PHOENIX - The NFL will not be adding teams to the playoffs this season, but still is discussing an expanded postseason. Commissioner Roger Goodell says that the league's competition committee has looked into adding teams to the playoffs, and the topic will be discussed at this week's owners meetings. However,... more »
  • Four teams left in NFL postseason

    January 14, 2013 10:44 AM

    UNDATED - One game is a rematch. The other might feel like one - at least to one of the teams. For the second straight year in the AFC, the New England Patriots will host the Baltimore Ravens with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. In the... more »

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