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Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

Seminoles claim BCS title

Jameis Winston threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left and No. 1 Florida State beat No. 2 Auburn 34-31 to win the final BCS national championship game.
By Ralph D. Russo

Monday, Jan. 6, 2014

BCS had some memories

Love it or hate it, the BCS leaves behind plenty of championship memories.
By Ralph D. Russo

Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014

Final BCS title game: Domination vs. Destiny

The Seminoles (13-0) ripped through their schedule on the way to Pasadena, winning each game by at least 14 points behind Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston. Auburn had a different road.
By Ralph D. Russo

Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

Winston star of show in buildup

There is no doubt Jameis Winston is the star of the show this week in Southern California leading up to the BCS title game.
By Ralph D. Russo

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

E Illinois' Garoppolo highlights FCS All-America team

E. Illinois' Jimmy Garoppolo, Towson's Terrance West and Montana State's Brad Daly highlighted Wednesday's release of the FCS All-America team.
By Ralph D. Russo

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

Three repeat on AP All-America football team

Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey and Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton were selected to the first team for the second consecutive season.
By Ralph D. Russo

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013

Manziel familiar with scrutiny Winston will be facing

NEW YORK - Famous Jameis has replaced Johnny Football as the face of college football.
By Ralph D. Russo

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013

Seminoles' Winston wins Heisman

NEW YORK - Jameis Winston won the Heisman Trophy, making the Florida State quarterback the second consecutive freshman to win the award.
By Ralph D. Russo

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

Winston expected to take Heisman

Florida State quarterbcak Jameis Winston is the overwhelming favorite to win the Heisman after a sensational season.
By Ralph D. Russo

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013

Florida State, Auburn surprised many

Florida State was ranked outside the Top 10 to start the season and Auburn was coming off a season in which it did not win an SEC game. Both teams are surprising BCS finalists.
By Ralph D. Russo

Florida State to play Auburn in BCS championship game

No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Auburn will play in the final BCS championship game on Jan. 6 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
By Ralph D. Russo

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013

Heisman voters wait on Winston case

Heisman voters are waiting on the Jameis Winston case to resolve as the race for bronze statue becomes muddled.
By Ralph D. Russo

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

Cardinal knock Ducks out of running again

STANFORD, Calif. - Tyler Gaffney ran for 157 yards and No. 6 Stanford hammered No. 2 Oregon for three quarters, then held off a furious final kick by the Ducks to crush their national title hopes ...
By Ralph D. Russo

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013

SEC has record 8 ranked teams

The Southeastern Conference set a record for most schools in The Associated Press college football poll with eight ranked teams.
By Ralph D. Russo

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

Condoleezza Rice is expected to be part of the selection committee that will pick the teams for the College Football Playoff next year

NEW YORK - Former Secretary of State and Augusta National Golf Club member Condoleezza Rice is expected to be part of the selection committee that will pick the teams for the College Football ...
By Ralph D. Russo

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013

No. 1 Alabama outlasts No. 6 Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - AJ McCarron had four touchdown passes, and Vinnie Sunseri returned an interception 73 yards for a score as No. 1 Alabama paid back No. 6 Texas A&M with a 49-42 victory.
By Ralph D. Russo

Friday, Sept. 13, 2013

Tide, Aggies look to live up to hype

The last blockbuster of the summer is set in Texas: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 6 Texas A&M.
By Ralph D. Russo

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013

Penn State freshman spoils Syracuse's ACC debut

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Freshman Christian Hackenberg threw for 278 yards and two touchdown passes and led Penn State to 23-17 victory against Syracuse.
By Ralph D. Russo

Saturday, Aug 17, 2013

Georgia No. 5 in AP preseason poll

Georgia received one first-place vote and is No. 5 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll. South Carolina is next at No. 6, followed by Clemson at No. 8. Georgia Tech is not ...
By Ralph D. Russo

Saturday, Aug 10, 2013

Offense is running away with the game

Offense is out of control. Points have never been more plentiful in college football. If touchdowns could be weighed they’d be measured in tons. And yards? On some Saturdays it seems you could get ...
By Ralph D. Russo
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