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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

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013

Autographs of college stars for sale easy to find

NEW YORK - A simple search on eBay reveals Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is far from the only college football player whose autograph is for sale.
By Ralph D. Russo

Friday, July 26, 2013

FCS teams to lose revenue

NEW YORK - College football's Davids will get fewer chances to knock off the Goliaths in the coming years.
By Ralph D. Russo

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Will power conferences break away from FBS?

NEW YORK - The five power conferences are trying to redefine what it takes to operate a Division I college athletic program, with their commissioners calling out the NCAA at media days around the ...
By Ralph D. Russo

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013

Mississippi lands top recruit

Ole Miss muscled in on the powerhouses that usually dominate national signing day, landing some of the most sought-after prospects in the country on college football's annual ...
By Ralph D. Russo

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

Te'o might face more questions

Whether his off-camera interview with ESPN was enough to demonstrate that Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te'o was a victim in the scheme instead of a participant is still an open question.
By Ralph D. Russo

Friday, Jan. 4, 2013

Dynasty talk forbidden by Saban

Alabama's Barrett Jones has spent five seasons with coach Nick Saban and he knows better than to talk about stuff like legacies and the Crimson Tide's place in history.
By Ralph D. Russo

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012

Seven teams from Big East will leave

The seven Big East schools that don't play major college football are separating from the conference many of them founded so they can build a league focused on basketball.
By Ralph D. Russo

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