January 28, 2000 |
Hopes for a national college playoff any time soon were dashed Thursday when ABC and members of the bowl championship series agreed to a four-year, $400-million extension through the 2006 bowl games. The BCS, comprising the Pacific 10, Big Ten, Atlantic Coast, Big 12, Big Ten, Southeastern conferences and Notre Dame, was formed in 1998 to guarantee a matchup of the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in college football through use of a four-pronged ratings system.
September 1, 2010
No. 24 Oregon State vs. No. 6 Texas Christian at Arlington, Texas Saturday, 4:45 p.m. PDT, ESPN This is the first of two key weekend games involving possible Bowl Championship Series gate crashers. Two days before Boise State takes on Virginia Tech in Maryland, the Texas Christian Horned Frogs get first shot to prove they belong in the national title conversation. Oregon State, led by tailback Jacquizz Rodgers, also plays at Boise State on Sept. 25. The pick: Texas Christian.
December 23, 2003 |
Though he trails Oklahoma's Bob Stoops and is thought to be in the neighborhood of Louisiana State's Nick Saban in annual salary, USC Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that he has not heard from administrators regarding a raise and does not expect to any time soon.
September 28, 2003 |
USC went conservative on its final drive in the fourth quarter against California, and paid a steep price for settling for the tying field goal that sent the game to overtime. Considering that the Trojans showed they could make a play when it mattered by picking up a first down when faced with a fourth-and-nine situation on the drive, playing it safe -- running instead of continuing with the short passing game that got them into scoring position -- didn't make sense.
September 26, 1998 |
The hurricane and the Hurricanes started to drift off UCLA's radar screen Friday, when the Bruins watched film of Washington State, suddenly the next opponent, and were left to wonder about the implications of not playing today at Miami. "We probably would have found a silver lining to it," quarterback Cade McNown said of the cloud of adversity that would have come with the weather. "Even if it was over the Dominican Republic."
January 10, 2007 |
Even though Monday night's Bowl Championship Series title game was decided by halftime, the "fast national" rating was a solid 17.4 with a 27 share of the audience, according to Nielsen Media Research. Nielsen estimates that all or part of the game -- in which Florida beat Ohio State, 41-14 -- was seen by more than 58.4 million viewers in the U.S., with an average audience at any one time of 28.7 million. The only higher prime-time rating this season was a 17.
April 20, 2009 |
Antitrust and access will be part of the agenda this week when Bowl Championship Series commissioners gather in Pasadena. The annual spring meetings are being held here in conjunction with the Rose Bowl's staging this season's BCS title game, but are not expected to produce major headlines. Last spring, at meetings in Florida, BCS officials rejected a modified "plus-one" playoff proposal introduced by the Southeastern Conference.
April 28, 2005 |
Trying to find a new college football standings formula was not the only business bowl championship series officials conducted in three days of meetings here. Notre Dame's status has been reclassified in the new four-year BCS contract, which begins in the 2006 regular season. In the current BCS contract, Notre Dame has special status as an independent football program. The Irish earn an automatic BCS berth if they finish ranked in the top 10 or have at least nine wins.
December 29, 2003 |
Hand him a whistle. Let him run the show. Give him one last crack at USC. It isn't going to happen, we know. Bo Schembechler is 74, not 44. He was lucky to have coached Michigan from 1969 through 1989 but, after surviving a heart attack and two bypass surgeries, he is even luckier to be alive. "I'm hanging in there for an old man, not bad," he said Sunday at Rose Bowl media day. Schembechler led more teams into this game, 10, than any coach in history. Sunday, he roamed the ancient grounds of Arroyo Seco like a soldier revisiting an old haunt.