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  • BCS title game a showcase for Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall

    Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall is probably best known for heaving the last-minute pass that was tipped by a Georgia defensive back and resulted in a game-winning touchdown for the Tigers. But Marshall's talents and contributions to Auburn's 12-1...
  • Rose Bowl's grass act: A new field in time for BCS title game

     Rose Bowl's grass act: A new field in time for BCS title game
    What you probably didn't know about Monday's Bowl Championship Series championship is that it will be played on an entirely fresh field, placed directly atop the one you saw Wednesday at the Rose Bowl. Like a blanket over another blanket. Senseless,...
  • BCS title game: Gus Malzahn has led Auburn back to the top

    Gus Malzahn coached high school football for 14 years before he became a college assistant in 2006. Eight years later, he has guided Auburn to Monday's Bowl Championship Series title game against Florida State. Malzahn replaced the fired Gene Chizik...
  • So much for BCS game change—looks like SEC will play for title again

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. —The final Saturday of the first Bowl Championship Series season in 1998 ended with shocking losses by Kansas State and UCLA that turned the BCS on its ear hole. Wild endings in St. Louis and Miami that day put Tennessee and...
  • The best moments of the college football season

    The best moments of the college football season
    Turn out the lights, the parity's over. The Bowl Championship Series era of equal access and catering to college football's "little guys" ended Monday night at the Rose Bowl when Florida State ended the Southeastern Conference's winning streak. The new...
  • Government shutdown won't extend to Air Force-Navy contest

    Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games: MORNING Air Force (1-4) at Navy (2-1)...
  • NCAA decision on Miami coming Tuesday

    NCAA decision on Miami coming Tuesday
    For the University of Miami, the long, frustrating wait is almost over. The NCAA is scheduled to announce its ruling in the Miami investigation Tuesday morning. The school has self imposed sanctions, but the NCAA could add more penalties following a...
  • Biggest loser in Miami's NCAA football sanctions case? It's USC, again

    Biggest loser in Miami's NCAA football sanctions case? It's USC, again
    The NCAA has made it clear it isn't giving football scholarships back to USC, or presenting Matt Barkley with an honorary Rose Bowl participation plaque. Being the NCAA means never having to say you're sorry. The governing body of college athletics...
  • Football recruiting | Providence's Boykin enjoys Ohio State visit

    Football recruiting | Providence's Boykin enjoys Ohio State visit
    Providence receiver Miles Boykin thinks the tradeoff is worthwhile. The 6-foot-5 junior, whose four-touchdown performance in a 28-22 victory against Brother Rice on Friday night elevated the Celtics into the playoffs as a No. 8 seed (out of eight teams)...
  • Alabama is No. 1 in USA Today preseason college football poll

    Alabama is No. 1 in USA Today preseason college football poll
    In one of the least shocking announcements of summer, two-time defending national champion Alabama has opened at No. 1 in USA Today's preseason college football poll. UCLA, coming off a 9-5 season, is No. 21 and USC, 7-6 last year, is No. 24....
  • Miami upends No. 12 Florida, 21-16

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Stephen Morris threw two first-quarter touchdown passes, and Miami took advantage of Florida turnovers during four red-zone opportunities on the way to knocking off the 12th-ranked Gators, 21-16, on Saturday. Duke Johnson added...