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Florida St. Tops College Football Poll; Ducks In Top Five

By Jim McCoy Thu 31st July Sportscollege football
Defending national champion Florida State is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Amway coaches' poll. Florida State received 1,543 overall points and earned 56 of a possible 62 first-place votes in the poll, which was released Thursday. Alabama was second in the poll despite not receiving any first-place votes.Read More »

Alabama, USC Set To Square Off In 2016 Cowboy Classic

Alabama and Southern California are set for their first regular-season matchup since some storied games in the 1970s. The Crimson Tide and the Trojans will play in the 2016 Cowboys Classic in Arlington, Texas. The Labor Day weekend season opener at the Dallas Cowboys' stadium will be held Sept. 3, 2016.Read More »

Duck Dynasty Family Sponsors, Restores Independence Bowl Name

Independence Bowl Foundation officials say Duck Commander, the company run by the stars of the reality television series "Duck Dynasty," is the new title sponsor of Shreveport's annual college football bowl game. Officials say Duck Commander chief operating officer Willie Robertson also has agreed to bring back the game's original name. The move restores the word "Independence" tRead More »

Friday Sports Minute: Cotton Bowl, Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, College Hoops, PGA

By Jim McCoy Fri 3rd January Sportscollege football
The Cotton Bowl is being played this evening in Arlington, Texas, with Missouri playing Oklahoma State. In years gone by this would have been a game featuring two Big 12 schools but now that Missouri plays in the SEC, things have changed a bit. The Tigers enter the game 11-2 while Oklahoma State is 10-2.Read More »

Johnny Unitas Award Given To Top Senior College QB

By Jim McCoy Mon 9th December Sportscollege footballJohnny Unitas Award
Alabama's AJ McCarron has won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, given to the top senior quarterback in college football. McCarron completed 67 percent of his passes for 2,676 yards and 26 touchdowns for the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide (11-1).Read More »

Winston-Salem QB Says 6 Players From Opposing Team Beat Him

Winston-Salem State's quarterback says he was punched, stomped and kicked by as many as six Virginia State players during a fight at last week's CIAA championship luncheon. Quarterback Rudy Johnson appeared at a news conference Monday at his school with cuts above and below his blackened right eye.Read More »

Friday Sports Minute: Pacers Streak, Top 25 Football Game, NFL Notes

By Jim McCoy Fri 15th November Sportscollege footballNBANFL
UNDATED (AP) - Indiana's Pacers are off to a 9-0 start to the season and tonight have a home game with Milwaukee. The Pacers are being led by balanced scoring as four of the five starters are averaging double figures. LOS ANGELES (AP) - In college football tonight, 13th-ranked UCLA is home to Washington.Read More »

Thursday Sports Minute: Peyton's Back, Thursday Night Football , More Baseball Replay

By Jim McCoy Thu 14th November Sportscollege footballNFL
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The baseball owners have voted to move ahead with increased implementation of instant replay next season. Under the plan, if approved by the players and umpires, a manager will be given a maximum of two challenges per game and a successful challenge would not count against his limit.Read More »

Defense Should Define Oregon State- USC Match-Up

By Jim McCoy Thu 31st October college footballOregon State BeaversUSC Trojans
Defense may very well define both sides when Oregon State hosts USC on Friday night. Both teams are coming off strong defensive efforts - although with different outcomes. The Beavers (6-2, 4-1 Pac-12) fell 20-12 at home to No. 6 Stanford last weekend, but they limited the physical Cardinal offense to just 273 yards, the lowest total in Stanford's last 14 games.Read More »

Oregon State Shows Off Improved Defense

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th October Sportscollege footballOregon State Beavers
Oregon State is much improved on defense. Just ask Stanford. The Beavers had their best defensive performance of the season in Saturday night's 20-12 loss to the Cardinal. Oregon State held Stanford to 273 yards for the Cardinal's lowest total in 14 games. OSU's defense all but eliminated Stanford's passing game, which came into Saturday averaging 207 yards.Read More »

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