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QB's Girlfriend: ESPN's Fawning Not 'Creepy at All'

But network says Brent Musburger got a little carried away over Katherine Webb

(Newser) - If you haven't heard the name Katherine Webb today, you missed a lesson in instant celebrity-making. Webb, also known as Miss Alabama, is the girlfriend of Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron, whose team won the BCS title last night . But Webb's celebrity turn began early in the game... More »

Bye-Bye, BCS: College Football to Get 4-Team Playoff

Switch will begin in 2014

(Newser) - It wasn't just a dream for BCS haters: College football today formally decided to ditch the much-reviled system of picking a champion and switch to a four-team playoff, reports ESPN . The move takes effect in 2014. Though some details remain to be worked out, the AP says a committee... More »

Oops: Player's Dad Trips, Breaks $30K BCS Trophy

National champion Alabama is down a pricey bowl

(Newser) - Fummmmble! National champion Alabama was showing off its $30,000 crystal bowl trophy over the weekend when a player's father tripped on a rug near the display and sent it crashing to ground, reports the AP . It is now in "thousands of tiny pieces," notes AlabamaLive . The... More »

BCS Title Game Is a No-Brainer, for Once

Oregon and Auburn on track to play for championship

(Newser) - Often around this time of year, the powers-that-be in the college football world have a mess on their hands in picking the two teams to play for the national title. This year it's easy, thanks to Boise State's surprising loss last night. If No. 1 Oregon and No. 2 Auburn... 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 »

Why Congress Can Boss Big-Time Sports Around

BCS playoff bill the latest in a long line of similar measures

(Newser) - A House subcommittee ushered through a bill that would keep the BCS from billing its title game as the “national championship,” unless the NCAA institutes a playoff system. Where does Congress get off telling college administrators what to do? Well, sports are considered interstate commerce, according to the... More »

House Panel: Kill College's BCS System

Subcommittee passes measure aimed at pushing playoff system

(Newser) - Lots of people hate the BCS college football system, and now a House panel does, too. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas pushed the anti-BCS measure through an Energy and Commerce subcommittee today. It would prevent college football officials from calling any game a "national championship" unless it's the result... More »

Screamin' Tim Wants Title Tonight

ALTERNATE headline, more active, less cool -> Screamin' Tim has shot at glory

(Newser) - With his high school team down big in the fourth quarter of the championship game, quarterback Tim Tebow begged his coach to use him as a defensive lineman. He sprinted screaming onto the field, led the team to victory, and hasn’t stopped winning—or screaming—since. The intense Tebow’... More »

Gators-Sooners Game Scores 3-D Movie Priemier

Fox Sports launching experimental broadcast in 80 theaters

(Newser) - The Florida-Oklahoma championship game will be broadcast by Fox Sports live in 3D in 80 movie theaters across the US tomorrow in what is being hailed as a breakthrough event. Fans will pay up to $22 to watch the action through plastic 3D glasses. Every sport and network is closely... More »

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