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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 6:32 p.m.

Clemson QB Switch: Tigers thrived after Trevor Lawrence’s promotion

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney knows freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence earned the starting job over senior Kelly Bryant on the field and not in the staff meeting rooms.


College Football Playoff: Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa says sprained ankle feeling good

Alabama quarterback and Heisman Trophy runner-up Tua Tagovailoa says his sprained ankle is feeling good two days before the Crimson Tide play Clemson for the national championship.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

Tickets for College Football Playoff title game between Alabama, Clemson available for cheap

Tickets for the CFP title game between Alabama and Clemson have never been cheaper.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

No. 1 Alabama beats No. 4 Oklahoma 45-34 to reach title game

Tua Tagovailoa threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns and No. 1-ranked Alabama beat No. 4 Oklahoma 45-34 in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Orange Bowl.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:52 p.m.

Trevor Lawrence lights up Notre Dame, No. 2 Clemson cruises 30-3 in Cotton Bowl

Trevor Lawrence threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson beat No. 3 Notre Dame 30-3 in the Cotton Bowl to reach the College Football Playoff championship …


Orange Bowl preview: Alabama set for Oklahoma, with a title-game berth at stake

This is the fifth year of the College Football Playoff, and the fifth Alabama appearance in the four-team tournament to decide the national champion.


Cotton Bowl preview: Can Notre Dame measure up to No. 2 Clemson?

Coach Dabo Swinney has built Clemson into what Notre Dame used to be and what Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly is trying to recreate.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

College Football Playoff: Alabama fans embrace Jalen Hurts from field to stage

They cheered Jalen Hurts as he picked up his diploma, and applauded his every big play this season.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 8:47 p.m.

College Football Playoff: Notre Dame defense preparing for prolific Clemson

Notre Dame All-American cornerback Julian Love already knows all about Clemson. Blame his roommate.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Ranking college football’s top 10 bowl games you won’t want to miss

College football’s postseason is here and it rarely disappoints. This year should be no different with marquee matchups and storylines abound in the 39 bowl games.


WSU coach Mike Leach thinks his Cougars should have made the New Year’s Six. Here’s why his wallet agrees with him.

Similar to other coaches, Mike Leach has hundreds of thousands of dollars in incentives wrapped up in his employment contract.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, noon

Washington State finishes No. 13 in final College Football Playoff rankings, misses out on NY6 bowl

The Cougars finished No. 13 in the final edition of the College Football Playoff rankings, eliminating the possibility of an appearance in one of the prestigious New Year’s Six bowl …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Oklahoma is in: Sooners snag 4th spot in playoff semifinals

Oklahoma is in the College Football Playoff, moving into the fourth and final spot in the rankings after winning the Big 12 championship.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 10:47 p.m.

Defense wins championships: No. 10 Washington holds off Utah to win Pac-12 title, earn spot in Rose Bowl

Byron Murphy returned a deflected interception 66 yards for the game’s only touchdown to lead No. 10 Washington to a 10-3 victory over No. 17 Utah in an offensively challenged …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Five things to watch on college football’s championship weekend: SEC play-in; Kyler Murray’s Heisman push

College football closes its regular season with championship weekend, leading to selection Sunday when the playoff is set and the bowls are matchups are finalized. This is the first season …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Gardner Minshew vs. Brett Rypien? Yes, please: Five intriguing bowl matchups for Washington State

Heading into conference championship weekend, the 10-2 Cougars sit right on the bubble of a New Year’s Six bowl berth – and behind four teams who’ve lost one more game …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Washington State falls to No. 13 in College Football Playoff rankings

Washington State came into the Apple Cup ranked No. 8 in the CFP poll, but the Cougars absorbed a 28-15 loss to Washington Friday at Martin Stadium and dropped out …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 7:01 p.m.

No movement for No. 8 Washington State in College Football Playoff rankings

For the fourth straight week, Washington State held its No. 8 spot in the CFP poll, released Tuesday afternoon on ESPN’s College Football Playoff show. The one-loss Cougars are still …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Washington State retains No. 8 spot in College Football Playoff rankings

Nothing changed for Washington State when the latest edition of the College Football Playoff rankings was released Tuesday afternoon.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

Washington State debuts at No. 8 in first edition of College Football Playoff rankings

Washington State cracked the top 10 of the initial College Football Playoff rankings, checking in at No. 8 in the country when the rankings were unveiled Tuesday afternoon on ESPN’s …


College Football Playoff tabs Washington State’s Kirk Schulz for Board of Managers

Washington State University President Kirk Schulz has been chosen as the newest member and Pac-12 representative of the College Football Playoff Board of Managers, the organization announced Monday.


First College Football Playoff rankings revealed Oct. 30

The first College Football Playoff rankings of the season will be released Oct. 30. The four-team field will be set Dec. 2, the Sunday after conference championship games are played. …


College Football Playoff hires Big Sky commissioner Andrea Williams as chief operating officer

Andrea Williams has led the Big Sky for the past two years. She has also been a member of the College Football Playoff’s advisory committee and stadium operations team.


Oregon AD Rob Mullens new playoff selection committee chairman

Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens will be the new chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee starting next season. Three new Power Five ADs will join the 13-member panel. …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 11:08 p.m.

Alabama defeats Georgia for national championship

Tua Tagovailoa connected with DeVonta Smith for a 41-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Alabama defeated Georgia 26-23 in the College Football Playoff championship game on Monday night.


S-E-C! S-E-C! Alabama vs. Georgia for national championship

Alabama and Georgia won their College Football Playoff semifinals on Monday and will meet in the national championship next week in Atlanta, the home of the Southeastern Conference title game.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

No. 4 Alabama dominates No. 1 Clemson 24-6 in Sugar Bowl

A pair of Alabama defensive players scored touchdowns 13 seconds apart in the third quarter, and the No. 4 Crimson Tide dominated top-ranked Clemson 24-6 in the Sugar Bowl semifinal …


’Dawgs run wild: Georgia beats Oklahoma 54-48 in Rose Bowl

Sony Michel burst through the line for a 27-yard touchdown run to give No. 3 Georgia a 54-48 victory Monday night against No. 2 Oklahoma, winning the first overtime Rose …


Georgia boots Oklahoma in double overtime

Sony Michel burst through the line for a 27-yard touchdown run to give No. 3 Georgia a 54-48 victory Monday night against No. 2 Oklahoma, winning the first overtime Rose …


FSU extends long bowl streak; New Mexico State ends longest drought

Excuse Florida State if its celebration for setting a record for consecutive bowl appearances is a bit muted.