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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 »

The Girlfriend of Alabama's QB Gets Apology from ESPN

ESPN is apologizing for some of the commentary from Brent Musburger during last night's telecast of the college football championship game, won by Alabama over Notre Dame. As ESPN's cameras repeatedly focused on spectator Katherine Webb, who is Miss Alabama USA and the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, Musburger kept commenting about how attractive she is.Read More »

Kelly Reportedly Staying With The Oregon Ducks

By Jim McCoy Mon 7th January SportsChip Kellycollege footballOregon Ducks
A person with knowledge of the decision confirmed Sunday night that Kelly is passing up a chance to coach in the NFL to remain with the Ducks. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Oregon and Kelly haven't formally announced the decision. The decision was first reported by ESPN. Kelly had lengthy interviews this weekend with the ClevRead More »

BCS Title Contenders Met Once Before In Historic Clash

By Jim McCoy Mon 7th January SportsBCS title gamecollege football
early four decades ago, on a dreary night in New Orleans, two titans of college football met for the first time. It was a time of jarring social and political turmoil in America: the pain of the civil rights movement was still fresh and U.S.Read More »

Beavs, 'Horns Hook Up For Alamo Bowl

By Jim McCoy Mon 3rd December Sportscollege footballOregon State Beavers
Texas will make a short postseason trip this year to face No. 15 Oregon State in the Alamo Bowl. The Longhorns (8-4) will need only to zip down Interstate 35 to San Antonio for the Dec. 29 game.Read More »

Rumors of Tennessee Pursuing Gruden Denied

By Jim McCoy Wed 28th November Sportscollege footballJon GrudenTennessee
Jon Gruden says he hasn't received an offer to coach the Tennessee Volunteers as part of a deal that includes becoming part owner of the Cleveland Browns. Memphis TV station WREG reported Gruden was weighing a Tennessee offer that would give him a piece of the Browns, who are owned by Jimmy Haslam - brother of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.Read More »

Beavs Assess Civil War Loss

By Jim McCoy Mon 26th November Sportscollege footballOregon State Beavers
When the Oregon State Beavers gathered to discuss the wreckage that was a 48-24 loss to Oregon Saturday, there was really no need for a post-mortem. The causes of the disaster were obvious. The Beavers never gave themselves a chance. Six turnovers - four interceptions and two fumbles - buried the Beavers as much as Oregon's otherworldly spread offense, which rolled up 570 yards.Read More »

Former Ducks OC Tedford May Be In Jeopardy at Cal

California coach Jeff Tedford says he expects to meet next week with athletic director Sandy Barbour to discuss his future after the Golden Bears finish their worst season under his tenure. Tedford said Tuesday he will begin a thorough evaluation of what went wrong for the program as soon as the season ends Saturday night at No.Read More »

Ducks, Beavers May Test New Starting QBs

Even though Kevin Hogan grew up the son of a lobbyist and attended high school six blocks from the Capitol building, nobody had to do any politicking for him to be Stanford's starting quarterback. The way Hogan has played made him a nearly unanimous choice. In one of the smoothest and least controversial changes any major program will ever have, Hogan has quietly supplanted Josh Nunes undeRead More »

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