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September 29, 2010
No. 7 Florida (4-0) at No. 1 Alabama (4-0) Saturday, 5 p.m., Channel 2 It doesn't get much bigger than this in early October, with the last two Southeastern Conference and Bowl Championship Series champions meeting for bragging and bullying rights. Florida defeated Alabama two years ago in the SEC title game on its way to the national title. Alabama returned the favor last year on its way to Pasadena. The pick: Alabama. No. 9 Stanford (4-0) at No. 4 Oregon (4-0)
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SPORTS
October 11, 2012 | By Chris Dufresne
It's safe to say college football will never again know a character like Beano Cook, who died in his sleep Wednesday at age 81. Cook was a legendary sports information director at Pittsburgh who became a television public relations man and then a longtime ESPN commentator and contributor. "Unique, extraordinary, humorous and loved the game like few others," ESPN broadcaster Mike Tirico tweeted Thursday. Cook had an encyclopedic memory about college football and an acerbic wit. No one was more passionate about the sport.
SPORTS
November 29, 2012 | By Chris Dufresne
Those of you thinking the new four-team playoff coming in 2014 will simplify college football's maddening postseason process should think again and then read this Sports Illustrated story  posted Thursday. Writers Pete Thamel and Stewart Mandel convened a panel of 11 college football athletic directors to conduct a mock selection of the 2014 playoff using this year as a model. As you may know, a to-be-determined selection committee will pick the four playoff teams starting in 2014.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2012 | By Meg James
ESPN's college football, "Antiques Roadshow" on PBS and "Today with Kathy Lee & Hoda" on NBC top the list of favorite TV shows among political conservatives. TV viewers defined by market research group Experian Simmons as "mild Republicans" are partial to the sitcom "Rules of Engagement" on CBS, "Sons of Guns" on Discovery, and "Sons of Anarchy" on FX.  "Mild Republicans" were described as "somewhat conservative. "  But Comedy Central 's late night duo of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" with Stephen Colbert are wildly popular among those defined by Experian Simmons as "Super Democrats.
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