October 26, 1999 |
The first bowl championship series rankings were released Monday night and, surprise, there were no real surprises. The top four schools in the ratings are Florida State, Penn State, Virginia Tech and Tennessee, the exact order in which the schools appear in this week's writers' and coaches' polls. Florida State ranks first in the BCS with a total of 3.55 points, followed by Penn State at 5.75, Virginia Tech at 6.25, Tennessee at 9.73, Kansas State at 10.86 and Florida at 13.21.
June 9, 2004 |
Bowl championship series commissioners will conduct a conference call today during which they probably will approve a proposal in which each of the four major bowls will play host to a second game every four years. The format, originally known as "piggyback," is now being called "double-hosting." Beginning in 2006, the Rose, Orange, Sugar and Fiesta bowls each would play host to two games once every four years -- their own bowl and a BCS title game about one week later.
April 25, 2005 |
College football leaders today begin meetings in Scottsdale, Ariz., to continue repair work on the bowl championship series standings. The controversial BCS formula, which is used to select the sport's national title game participants, has been tweaked almost every year since its inception in 1998. This year, however, the BCS faces a unique challenge -- finding a way to choose No. 1 and No. 2 now that Associated Press has pulled its poll out of the standings formula.
December 4, 2002 |
The latest strange development in the always strange bowl championship series: One day after USC all but clinched a BCS at-large berth by jumping over Iowa into the No. 4 spot in the BCS standings, the Big Ten Conference office issued a news release Tuesday stating Iowa "will play in a bowl championship series (BCS) game to determined after the results of Saturday's games are known."
December 26, 2013 |
Stanford is back in the Rose Bowl for the second year in a row. Michigan State is playing in the game for the first time in a quarter-century. Coaches and players from both teams sounded equally grateful for the opportunity during a news conference Thursday at Disneyland. "It's almost weird to feel like we were just here," said Stanford Coach David Shaw , whose team defeated Wisconsin in the 2013 Rose Bowl. "It's no less special. "It's just as exciting because the Rose Bowl is different than any other game.
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.
February 5, 2005 |
College football leaders emerged from three days of meetings in Dallas on Friday with some news. Just not the news. As expected, conference commissioners announced that three of the bowl championship series partners -- Fiesta, Orange and Sugar -- have agreed in principle with Fox to remain in the BCS rotation through 2010. The payout for schools participating in BCS games is expected to range between $17 million and $18 million over the course of the four-year deal.
April 26, 2005 |
College football leaders are not pretending they can fix their sport during three days of spring meetings at a plush desert resort, but Monday was a start. Restoring credibility after two off-the-chart controversial years and finding a new system to choose a national football champion were the lead topics during daylong meetings involving bowl championship series officials. On the credibility front Grant Teaff, executive director of the American Football Coaches Assn.
December 5, 2005 |
Weeks of "what ifs" became reality Sunday when the final bowl championship series standings were released and a season-long race ended in relative peace. There were few surprises. USC finished first in the final BCS standings and Texas finished second, setting up a Jan. 4 Rose Bowl featuring two 12-0 teams playing for the undisputed national title. "It's a magical matchup this year," Rose Bowl Chief Executive Mitch Dorger said Sunday. "We have the last two Rose Bowl game winners. ...