College Football Playoff

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Daily Score: Fixing Pressing Sports Problems

Several items in the news this week registered immediate knee jerk reactions.

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College Football Will Crown ‘True Champion’

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.

01/12/2015

A tribute to the late Kosta Karageorge of the Ohio State Buckeyes is seen on the jumbotron prior to the start of the Big Ten Championship against the Wisconsin Badgers at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 6, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Ohio State Remembers Karageorge In Title Game

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.

01/12/2015

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Title Game May Be Mariota’s Finale

There’s one thing that Marcus Mariota would trade for his Heisman Trophy: A national championship. That’s just like Mariota. Team first.

01/12/2015

Quarterback Marcus Mariota of the Oregon Ducks and Jeff Lockie stand in the tunnel prior to the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Lockie Waits Behind Mariota For Oregon

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.

01/12/2015

Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes speaks with the media during a Head Coaches press conference at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Ohio State’s Defense No Longer Weakest Link

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.

01/12/2015

Running back Thomas Tyner of the Oregon Ducks rushes with the ball against the Florida State Seminoles during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Oregon’s Tyner Looks To End On High Note

Thomas Tyner’s struggles this season are largely inconsequential to him now that Oregon is in the national championship game.

01/12/2015

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Who Are The Kickers For Oregon & Ohio State?

Quick, name the kickers at Oregon and Ohio State. Stumped? You’re not alone.

01/12/2015

The National Championship Trophy is seen on the field prior to the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (credit: Robert Reiners/Getty Images)

Matchups Could Decide First CFP Champion

The first College Football Playoff national championship game to be played in Arlington on Monday night will be all about the O — as in Oregon, Ohio State, and offense.

01/09/2015

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College Football Fan Fest Opens In Dallas

The very first College Football Playoff national championship is being held Monday night in Arlington, and a special interactive festival is being held this weekend in Dallas in honor of the big game.

01/09/2015

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Buckeyes Don’t Believe They’re Underdogs Against Oregon

Oddsmakers have the Ducks as a 6 1/2-point favorite, a spread driven up from an initial straight-up pick by bettors backing Oregon. Buckeye players disagree.

01/08/2015

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Bowl Ratings Up, Attendance Down In 1st Year Of Playoff Era

The new playoff era is drawing lots of college football fans to bowl game broadcasts. But it isn’t necessarily bringing more fans into stadium seats.

01/07/2015

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