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Pac 12 Day Includes Predictions for Beavers and Ducks Football

Oregon has been picked to win the Pac-12 football title, edging Stanford and UCLA in the preseason media poll. The Ducks were announced as the conference favorites Friday before Pac-12 media day. Oregon received 14 of the 25 first-place votes in the poll, earning 139 points.Read More »

Former QB's Death Remains A Mystery

By Jim McCoy Wed 29th May Sportscollege footballCullen Finnerty
An autopsy so far has failed to pinpoint the cause of death for a Michigan man who played Division II football and was one of the most successful quarterbacks in college history. Lake County Sheriff Robert Hilts says there's no obvious sign of heart trauma on Cullen Finnerty. Foul play isn't suspected. The sheriff expects to learn more about the cause of death later this week.Read More »

College Football Playoff System To Be Announced

By Jim McCoy Tue 23rd April SportsBCScollege footballplayoffs
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 official with an announcement later Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of Read More »

Service Held For Innovative Football Coach

By Jim McCoy Mon 8th April Sportscollege footballJack PardeeNFL
Jack Pardee, one of Bear Bryant's "Junction Boys" at Texas A&M who went on to become an All-Pro linebacker and an NFL coach, is being remembered as an innovator, teacher, and loving father and husband. Pardee died of cancer last Monday at 76. On Monday, he was memorialized at a service in Houston attended by hundreds of people, including former teammates, players and fellow coaches.Read More »

Beavers' Christian Gets Another Season of Eligibility

By Jim McCoy Thu 14th March Sportscollege footballOregon State Beavers
The NCAA has granted Oregon State safety Steven Christian a sixth season of eligibility. Christian missed the 2009 and 20011 seasons at Hawaii because of a hip injury, before transferring to Oregon State. He played in seven games for the Beavers last season with five tackles, an interception and a forced fumble.Read More »

Sheldon Graduate Johnson Reinstated to Montana Football Team After Acquittal

The University of Montana's Athletic Conduct Team has reinstated Jordan Johnson to the football team after hearing his appeal on Monday. The university said in a news release Tuesday morning that UM President Royce Engstrom also approved the quarterback's reinstatement. Johnson, of Eugene, Ore., appealed his suspension from the team over the weekend.Read More »

Former Beavs, 49ers Coach Erickson To Take The Helm at Utah

By Jim McCoy Mon 11th February Sportscollege footballDennis EricksonUtah
Dennis Erickson won a pair of national titles at Miami and has been a head coach at three Pac-12 schools. Now the 65-year-old is coming out of retirement to help transform Utah's offense, joining 26-year-old Brian Johnson as co-offensive coordinator. Head coach Kyle Whittingham made it clear during a Monday news conference, however, that Erickson would have final say as coordinatRead More »

High School Football Standouts Announce College Plans

By Jim McCoy Wed 6th February Sportscollege footballhigh school football
It's almost like Christmas day for college football programs across the country, as high school seniors announce their future plans. It's national letter of intent day. This evening at 5:30 p.m. SOU Raiders Coach Craig Howard will announce the names of those players who plan to don the red and black next season.Read More »

Notre Dame Coach Doesn't Think Hoax Affected Te'os Play

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th January Brian Kellycollege footballManti Te'oNotre Dame
Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly says he didn't see any sign linebacker Manti Te'o was affected by the girlfriend hoax leading up to the BCS game, but says in hindsight it may have been a factor. Kelly says Te'o didn't play his best, adding that Alabama played a role. He says Tuesday only Te'o knows how it affected him.Read More »

Rose, Sugar Bowls Host First College Football Semifinals

By Jim McCoy Tue 8th January Sportscollege football
The first semifinals in the new playoff system will be played in the Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2015. The BCS conference commissioners announced the dates and rotation for all 12 years of the coming postseason format after a meeting in Key Biscayne. The Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl will always be played on Jan. 1, or Jan.Read More »

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