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How ESPN Controls College Football

Big bucks and big exposure means the network can make or break college teams

(Newser) - How did college football go from regional amateur games to one of the biggest sporting competitions in the country? Four letters, says the New York Times : E, S, P, and N. By pumping billions of dollars into the game through purchasing TV rights, ESPN (and others, but overwhelmingly ESPN) has... More »

Stop Mocking 'Sad Cowbell Girl': She's Blind

Miraculously, Web tones down response after revelation

(Newser) - Perhaps it was because it occurred at the Fiesta Bowl that web memesters got so much mileage from a video of a Boise State band member whacking on a cowbell with nary a hint of fiesta to be found on her face. Cut the mockery and stifle the spinoffs, Brenna... More »

Boise State Tops TCU, Finishes 14-0

Prolific Broncos slowed, but win 17-10, cap 14-0 season

(Newser) - Boise State staked its (highly unlikely) claim on college football’s national championship tonight, holding off fellow unbeaten Texas Christian, 17-10, to win the Fiesta Bowl and finish 14-0. The No. 6 Broncos entered the game as the nation’s highest-scoring team, but the third-ranked Horned Frogs (12-1) held them... More »

Best, Worst of Bowl Season

Watch title game, skip Little Caesars (except the pizza)

(Newser) - With college football bowl season set to begin today, Dennis Dodd tells you which of the 34 are appointment viewing, and which you should avoid at all costs. The top three:
  • BCS title game—Alabama vs. Texas (Jan. 7, ABC): Storied traditions, a Heisman winner … and coaches with combined
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Coach Suspends Oregon Player for Postgame Punch

LeGarrette Blount out for rest of season

(Newser) - The Oregon Ducks' football coach has suspended hotheaded running back LeGarrette Blount for punching a Boise State player in the face, the Statesman Journal reports. Head coach Chip Kelly said Blount would retain his scholarship for the year but will not be allowed to play in any regular-season or bowl... More »

Oregon Player Apologizes for Postgame Punch on TV

LeGarrette Blount drops Boise's Byron Hout

(Newser) - LeGarrette Blount says he’s sorry for punching out a rival player on live TV and will accept any punishment, the Idaho Statesman reports. “I just apologize to everyone that was watching this,” the senior tailback said. “I lost my head.” Blount’s Oregon team had... More »

Bowl System May Violate Federal Law

Congress explores launching antitrust probe, backing playoff

(Newser) - A Congressional resolution could have the Justice Department looking into whether the college football bowl system is illegal, the AP reports. The authors of the resolution say  the system restricts trade because only the biggest schools seem to have a shot at being voted into the championship game. A look... More »

Louisville Drops Boise State

Cardinals head to round two after a 79-61 win

(Newser) - What’s a team to do when their opponent drops 12 3-pointers and shoots almost 56% from the floor? If you’re Boise State, not too much. The Broncos were routed by the Louisville Cardinals in an NCAA first round matchup last night, 79-61, reports the AP. Boise State entered... More »

Boise State Ends 14-Year NCAA Drought

Broncos outlast New Mexico State in wild 3 OT WAC final

(Newser) - It took triple overtime, but Boise State's wait to return to the NCAA Tournament is finally over, reports the Associated Press. Reggie Larry scored 31 points and Matt Nelson had 26 as the Broncos beat New Mexico State 107-102 last night to win the WAC tournament title. The win gives... More »

E. Carolina Wins Hawaii Bowl

Last second field goal carries the day

(Newser) - Despite a late Boise State comeback in the final minutes of regulation, East Carolina and MVP Chris Johnson are Hawaii bowl champions, the AP reports. A field goal at the end of regulation gave the Pirates a 41-38 victory over the favorites 24th-ranked Boise State. The victory is East Carolina's... More »

Unbeaten Hawaii Nabs WAC Title

Warriors defeat defending champions Boise State, 39-27

(Newser) - The 11-0 Hawaii Warriors followed Heisman-candidate Colt Brennan to a 39-27 victory last night, beating defending WAC champions Boise State to take the conference crown outright for the first time. Brennan broke records with his five touchdowns and 495 passing yards, as the Warriors proved that "giants do fall,... More »

No. 9 Wash. State Fights for Comeback Win

Low, Weaver propel Cougars 86-74 past threatening Broncos

(Newser) - The Washington State Cougars rode the late-surging performance of Derick Low and Kyle Weaver to an 86-74 comeback victory over the Boise State Broncos last night. Trailing 32-26 at halftime, the ninth-ranked Cougars outscored the Broncos 33-12 in the first 8 1/2 minutes of the second half, reports AP. More »

Boise State Dominates Fresno, 34-17

Bulldogs never had a chance as Broncos ran away with the game

(Newser) - Boise State continued to look out of place in the WAC conference last night with an easy defeat of the Fresno Bulldogs. The runaway Broncos, who have not lost a conference game since Fresno routed them in 2005, improved to 7-1, 4-0. Two backup freshman backs  posted career highs as... More »

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