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.
April 4, 2004 |
Commissioners representing the six bowl championship series conferences emerged from a Saturday meeting saying there will a significant change in the way college football's champion will be determined next year. "Without question," BCS coordinator and Big East commissioner Michael Tranghese said. The only question left is how the system will be amended. The six-year BCS erupted into controversy last year when USC finished No.
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.
December 4, 2005 |
The Rose Bowl has the nation's marquee team, the one with the 34-game winning streak, going for its third consecutive national championship and trying to complete a wire-to-wire stay at No. 1. But it comes at a price. About $3 million to $4 million, according to Tournament of Roses officials. That's how much less of an impact the Jan.
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.
January 8, 2004 |
If college football coaches have their way, next season's No. 1 team in the USA Today/ESPN poll will get an automatic berth in the bowl championship series national championship game. That is one of the major changes the American Football Coaches Assn. will seek from the NCAA this off-season, along with a fifth BCS game to accommodate highly ranked mid-majors not belonging to the six conferences in the BCS.
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."