June 10, 2004 |
As expected, bowl championship series commissioners Wednesday approved a tentative plan called "double hosting" for staging college football bowl games. The format, to be introduced in bowl games following the 2006 season, calls for each of the four BCS bowls -- Rose, Sugar, Orange and Fiesta -- to play host to two games every four years; their annual game plus a BCS championship game about a week later.
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.
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.
January 6, 2010 |
A lot can happen in one second. No one on the Texas football team knows that better than safety Blake Gideon . A year ago, one second was all that was left when Texas Tech receiver Michael Crabtree tip-toed into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown that cost Texas a chance to get to the national title game. Last month, one second was left when Hunter Lawrence kicked a 46-yard field goal to win the Big 12 Conference championship game and send Texas to Thursday's national title game against Alabama.
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."
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.