College Football Playoff
Bowl games paid more than a half billion dollars to college football conferences and schools last season, an increase of almost $200 million from the final season of the Bowl Championship Series.
TCU coach Gary Patterson never really dwelled on the Big 12 co-champion Horned Frogs getting left out of the first four-team College Football Playoff.
Marcus Mariota knows what he has to do at the NFL combine, whether he throws there or not.
Each of the five power conferences has one athletic director on the 13-member committee responsible for choosing the participants for the four-team playoff.
Several items in the news this week registered immediate knee jerk reactions.
Ohio State and Oregon will meet in a game that has never been played for a trophy that has never been raised. The winner can be called the truest champion in college football history.
When Michael Bennett makes a tackle, he wants people to think of someone else. The guy whose jersey he’ll be wearing in the national championship game.
There’s one thing that Marcus Mariota would trade for his Heisman Trophy: A national championship. That’s just like Mariota. Team first.
Oregon’s Jeff Lockie has heard the question a million times. “What’s it like to be Marcus Mariota’s backup?” He doesn’t mind.
A year ago, Urban Meyer had no faith whatsoever in his own defense. A lot has changed heading into Monday night’s national championship game against Oregon, including the Ohio State coach’s confidence in his ball stoppers.
Thomas Tyner’s struggles this season are largely inconsequential to him now that Oregon is in the national championship game.
Quick, name the kickers at Oregon and Ohio State. Stumped? You’re not alone.