March 17, 2015 |
WHEN KENTUCKY beat Kansas, 72-40, on Nov. 18, the whispers began. When the Wildcats had UCLA down 41-7 at the half on Dec. 20, the talk became louder. By the time they hit 20-0, the countdown began. Could a group of "veterans" who played for the 2014 national championship combine with another great recruiting class and win them all, go 40-0, become the first unbeaten national champions since 1976? After blasting Arkansas, 78-63, yesterday to win the SEC championship, that whisper has become a shout, 34-0, just six more wins from perfection.
October 29, 2014 |
AFTER TODAY'S games, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee will make its first rankings, and, on Tuesday night, we fans will get our first inkling at what the four-team playoff system might look like. This is an improvement over the BCS, which chose two teams to play for the national championship, but it simply isn't fair and won't solve the controversy. Let's assume the college football season plays out as like this . . . * Florida State runs the table and wins the ACC playoff and finishes 13-0.
March 25, 2013 |
Who's hot Ole Miss 6-foot-7 senior Murphy Holloway scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the SEC championship win over Florida and had 10 points and nine rebounds in the 57-46 NCAA win over Wisconsin. Holloway shot 15 for 21 in the two wins. During La Salle's two NCAA tournament games, 6-8 sophomore Jerrell Wright is averaging 17 points and seven rebounds and has shot 12 for 13 from the field. Who's not Guard Nick Williams has shot just 7 for 25 in his last two games for Ole Miss.
December 2, 2012 |
ATLANTA - Alabama is heading back to the national championship game - by a mere 5 yards. AJ McCarron threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper with 3 minutes, 15 seconds remaining, and the No. 2 Crimson Tide barely held off No. 3 Georgia, 32-28, in a Southeastern Conference title game for the ages Saturday. After an apparent game-clinching interception by Alabama was overturned on a video review, Georgia's Aaron Murray completed a 15-yard pass to Arthur Lynch, a 23-yarder to Tavarres King, and a 26-yarder to Lynch, who was hauled down at the Alabama 8 as the clock continued to run. The Bulldogs were out of timeouts.
November 27, 2012 |
Gene Chizik led Auburn to perhaps the greatest season in the program's history, and two years later to maybe its worst. The rapid fall from a national championship to 3-9 and the Southeastern Conference doormat led to Chizik's firing Sunday, the day after a humbling, 49-0 loss to No. 2 Alabama that showed just how far the program has slipped. The Tigers went from 14-0 with a perfect SEC record with Cam Newton leading the offense in 2010 to 3-9 and 0-8, losing their final three league games by a combined 150-21.
November 26, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Two years before the playoffs start in college football, the Southeastern Conference is staging a semifinal to determine who plays Notre Dame in the BCS title game. Alabama (.9236) was second and Georgia (.8911) third in the BCS standings released Sunday. The Crimson Tide and Bulldogs play Saturday in Atlanta for the SEC championship. One way or another, the SEC will get a shot at its seventh straight BCS championship. The winner will advance to the national championship game in Miami on Jan. 7 against the Fighting Irish (.9979)
November 25, 2012
No. 1 Notre Dame (12-0) beat Southern Cal. 22-13. Next: TBD. No. 2 Alabama (11-1) beat Auburn 49-0. Next: vs. No. 3 Georgia in SEC championship, Saturday. No. 3 Georgia (11-1) beat Georgia Tech 42-10. Next vs. No. 2 Alabama in SEC championship, Saturday. No. 4 Ohio State (12-0) beat No. 20 Michigan 26-21. Season completed. No. 5 Oregon (11-1) beat No. 16 Oregon State 48-24. Next: TBD. No. 6 Florida (11-1) beat No. 10 Florida State 37-26. Next: TBD. No. 7 Kansas State (10-1)
November 24, 2012 |
Jarvis Landry made a spectacular one-handed touchdown catch and No. 8 LSU kept its BCS hopes alive with a 20-13 win over host Arkansas (4-8, 2-6 Southeastern Conference) in Fayetteville on Friday. The Tigers (10-2, 6-2) must hope for an Alabama loss to Auburn and a Texas A&M victory on Saturday to reach next weekend's SEC championship game. Even without a division crown, the Tigers could still get an at-large bid to the BCS. Nebraska 13, Iowa 7 - Rex Burkhead scored the go-ahead touchdown in his return from a knee injury and the No. 17 Cornhuskers (10-2, 7-1 Big Ten)
November 12, 2012 |
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - AJ McCarron and Alabama came up just short with the game, and probably their national title hopes, on the line Saturday. The top-ranked Crimson Tide rallied from a three-touchdown deficit and nearly took the lead before leaving Bryant-Denny Stadium with a 29-24 loss to Johnny Manziel and No. 15 Texas A&M. Alabama (9-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) is down, but coach Nick Saban isn't counting his team out of the national championship race just yet. "Two of the three national championship teams that I coached lost a game," Saban said, counting one at Louisiana State.
October 22, 2012 |
Only in the BCS standings does Oregon get passed. Kansas State moved ahead of the Ducks and up to No. 3 on Sunday behind SEC rivals Alabama and Florida. The Wildcats' big victory Saturday at West Virginia was enough to nudge them past the Ducks, who are No. 2 in both polls but are getting held back by computer ratings that lag behind the other highly ranked teams. The Crimson Tide (.9625) are still solidly in first, and Florida (.9310) grabbed a firmer grip on second with a 44-11 victory over South Carolina on Saturday.