October 5, 2003 |
Until proved otherwise, Oklahoma remains the class of the bowl championship series field, holding onto its No. 1 ranking in the Associated Press poll with a 53-7 victory over unranked Iowa State. Miami might have argued for inclusion as a rival to Oklahoma for top billing but barely escaped with a 22-20 victory Thursday over unranked West Virginia. The Hurricanes also lost running back Frank Gore for the season because of a torn knee ligament.
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 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."
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.
December 4, 2000 |
There has to be a better way, it has to be said, after a weekend spent watching football studio analysts in between timeouts to close all the windows, turn up the thermostat, fire up the tea kettle, pull on an extra sweatshirt and periodically scream at the television, "YOU'RE STUDIO ANALYSTS! GET INSIDE THE STUDIO ALREADY!"
January 28, 2008 |
There was no argument about college football's greatest team in the year 1972 BBBCS (Back Before The Bowl Championship Series). USC began that season with some doubters, ranked No. 8 as it ventured to Little Rock for its opener against No. 4 Arkansas, but that condition was very temporary. The Trojans thrashed the Razorbacks, 31-10, proving themselves vastly underrated. Pollsters quickly noticed and corrected the situation. USC reigned No.
November 21, 1999 |
Travis Henry got a chance, Phillip Fulmer got a game ball and Tennessee got back on track. Filling in for Jamal Lewis, who sat out because of a shoulder injury, Henry ran for 179 yards and three touchdowns as the No. 7-ranked Volunteers routed Kentucky, 56-21, Saturday in a Southeastern Conference game at Lexington, Ky.
November 17, 1998 |
Turns out it was no joke when someone suggested college football's national championship matchup might be decided by a decimal point instead of a field goal. Despite ranking third in the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN coaches' polls, UCLA held onto its No. 2 position in Monday's bowl championship series rankings. The top two schools in the four-part BCS formula play for the national title in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 4.