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  • Wisconsin beats Mich. St. in Big Ten title game for Rose Bowl bid

    INDIANAPOLIS – This time, Wisconsin got the stop it needed against Michigan State – and a big break to wrap up its second straight Big Ten crown. Montee Ball scored …


  • Stanford coach has real issues with ‘flawed BCS’

    STANFORD, Calif. – All season Stanford coach David Shaw has kept quiet about the Bowl Championship Series rankings and tried to keep the focus on his team’s upcoming opponent. Not …


  • BCS could see rematch

    LSU-Alabama Round 2 is just a few victories away. A weekend filled with upsets left the Southeastern Conference rivals in the top two spots in the BCS standings released Sunday.


  • Top of first BCS poll features SEC, Big 12

    LSU, Alabama, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State hold the top four spots in the first BCS standings, setting up two potentially huge conference games that could determine which teams play for …


  • Pac-12, Big Ten: No consensus on ‘plus-one’

    Commissioners of the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences denied Saturday that athletic directors in their leagues found consensus on a proposal for a “plus-one” format that would change the mechanics …


  • Playoffs not seen as likely

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Major college football’s postseason is more likely to return to the old bowl system, which didn’t guarantee a No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup, than to start …


  • ‘Perfect’ Luck leads Cardinal

    MIAMI – Andrew Luck threw seven interceptions and 97 incompletions during the regular season. His knowledge of the NFL is less than encyclopedic – more on that shortly – and …


  • Bulldogs trounce Michigan

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Mississippi State displayed a program and a coach on the rise with an overwhelming performance in the Gator Bowl. For Michigan, it could have been the final …


  • Perfect finish in Pasadena

    PASADENA, Calif. – When Tank Carder leaped with perfect timing and swatted Wisconsin’s final pass to the turf, the TCU linebacker felt as if he got a boost from every …


  • Raiders hold off Wildcats

    DALLAS – Tommy Tuberville knew better. The last two onside kicks he called this season were returned for touchdowns. The most recent came in this very stadium. The thing is, …


  • Sooners enjoy Fiesta

    GLENDALE, Ariz. – No more BCS losing streak for the Oklahoma Sooners. They busted it up in a big way. Landry Jones threw for a school bowl-record 429 yards and …


  • Meyer goes out a winner

    TAMPA, Fla. – Joe Paterno and Urban Meyer met at midfield for a postgame handshake and hug, the 84-year-old Penn State coach looking forward to next season, the 46-year-old Florida …


  • Pieces come together for Tide

    ORLANDO, Fla. – The team picked to repeat as national champions gave a glimpse of everything it could’ve been and more. Too bad for Alabama it came too late.


  • Cuban wants to break BCS

    NEW YORK – Don’t expect Mark Cuban’s money to break the BCS. Bowl Championship Series executive director Bill Hancock doubts “financial inducements,” such as the one the Dallas Mavericks’ outspoken …


  • Bowl lineup includes hits, more misses

    SEATTLE – It’s your time, all you outliers. Yes, the college-football bowl season is about Auburn and Oregon and TCU and Wisconsin, but it’s also an opening for Troy and …


  • Ducks-Tigers for BCS title

    EUGENE, Ore. – Change is coming to the national title game, though it has nothing to do with any of those BCS busters you heard about all season. Southeastern Conference …


  • Broncos poised to pass TCU

    NEW YORK — Boise State has pushed closer to TCU in the latest BCS standings and seems primed to pass the Horned Frogs with one more big victory. Oregon and …


  • Crimson Tide rolls over Texas, claims BCS Championship

    Alabama saw its big first-half lead evaporate when Texas roared back to move within 3 late in the fourth quarter. But with two minutes left, a big fumble recovery gave …