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Oregon Wins 1st Rose Bowl in 95 Years

Beats Wisconsin 45-38

(Newser) - Oregon's incredible offense busted up Wisconsin and the record books on the way to the Ducks' first Rose Bowl victory in 95 years. Darron Thomas passed for three touchdowns, De'Anthony Thomas scored on runs of 91 and 64 yards, and the No. 6 Ducks earned their first bowl... More »

Please, Penn State, Decline Your Bowl Game

This season needs to be put out of its misery, Chris Dufresne argues

(Newser) - Penn State has been tone deaf throughout the Jerry Sandusky crisis, so it’s no surprise that its interim president recently said the team should play in a bowl game this year. Wrong, says Chris Dufresne of the LA Times . “Penn State’s season can’t end fast enough.... More »

Alabama Holds Off McCoy-Less Texas

Texas rallies without QB, but Crimson Tide wins 37-21

(Newser) - Top-ranked Alabama rolled out to a big lead after No. 2 Texas lost star quarterback Colt McCoy on its first offensive series, and the Crimson Tide held off a furious second-half rally in a 37-21 victory that won the school its 13th national college football championship. McCoy, a Heisman Trophy... More »

Texas Win Would Be Hollywood Ending, But ...

... Alabama's just a better team

(Newser) - With the Bowl Championship Series title game set for Thursday night at the Rose Bowl, a Hollywood ending is called for—meaning, Chris Dufresne writes, a Texas victory. After all, it was 4 years ago on that very field that Vince Young showed a young Colt McCoy how to win... More »

Sullenberger Leads Rose Parade

Hero of Flight 1549 feted in home state

(Newser) - Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger made a splash 3,000 miles from the Hudson River today, serving as grand marshal of the 121st annual Tournament of Roses Parade through the streets of Pasadena, Calif. This year's parade celebrated everyday heroes—a perfect fit for the captain of US Airways Flight 1549,... More »

USC Crushes Penn State to Win Rose Bowl

(Newser) - Southern California made a strong case of its own to be No. 1 as it manhandled Penn State in the Rose Bowl, 38-24. Mark Sanchez passed for 413 yards and four touchdowns, and USC dominated on defense. Out of the BCS championship mix, the fifth-ranked Trojans (12-1) could only wonder... More »

Paterno Signs 3-Year Deal

(Newser) - Penn State coach Joe Paterno has a new three-year contract extension to go along with his new hip. The Hall of Famer and winningest coach in major college football history will keep the post he has held for 43 years through 2011. Terms were not made public. Paterno, who turns... More »

Penn St. Heads to Rose Bowl; Paterno Not Retiring

(Newser) - After securing a trip to the Rose Bowl with a decisive 49-18 win today over No. 17 Michigan State, Penn State coach Joe Paterno gave his fans another reason to smile. "I'm planning on coming back, yeah," said the 81-year-old Paterno. "I never planned otherwise." Rumors... 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 »

Rose Bowl Party Tab: $2M

Illini, Mizzou organizers grapple with nightmare logistics

(Newser) - The Big Ten conference has given Illinois $2.1 million to spend on its nine-day, 600-head Rose Bowl jaunt—a sign of the times, says the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, in an era of increasingly lavish college football bowls. The Missouri Tigers program, meanwhile, will have to make do with a... More »

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