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Florida State Stuns Auburn for BCS Title

Seminoles snatch victory in final seconds

(Newser) - Florida State fans shouted and danced in raucous celebration after their top-ranked team roared back in the final seconds of the fourth quarter to beat Auburn in the BCS championship game. Many pumped fists gleefully, hugged, and slapped high fives in Tallahassee, after Jameis Winston threw a 2-yard touchdown pass... More »

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 »

Alabama Crushes Notre Dame to Win BCS Title

Crimson Tide has 3 championships in 4 years

(Newser) - Alabama rolled to its second consecutive BCS championship, and third in four seasons, beating No. 1 Notre Dame 42-14 in a BCS championship game that was no classic after all. AJ McCarron threw four touchdown passes and Eddie Lacy ran for 140 yards and scored twice for the second-ranked Crimson... 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 »

BCS Officials Move Toward 4-Team Playoff

Plan will be presented to university presidents

(Newser) - The many haters of the BCS system used to determine college football's championship team might soon have reason to celebrate: The BCS commissioners say they have come to a consensus on a model four-team playoff that will be presented to the university presidents next week for approval. 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 »

Okla. Football Riot Injures 13

Oklahoma State fans tear down goalposts in wild celebration of victory over Oklahoma

(Newser) - Thousands of fans stormed the field and tore down goalposts after Oklahoma State's 44-10 college football victory over archrival Oklahoma, leaving at least 13 people injured, including two in critical condition, medical authorities said early today. Michael Authement, who heads the command post at LifeNet EMS, says that a... More »

Auburn Beats Oregon to Win BCS Championship

Auburn wins 22-19 after Byrum field goal in closing seconds

(Newser) - Wes Byrum kicked a 19-yard field goal as time expired and No. 1 Auburn beat No. 2 Oregon 22-19 to win the BCS national championship Monday night. Oregon had tied it at 19 with 2:33 left when Darron Thomas connected with Jeff Maehl on a tying 2-point conversion after... More »

Auburn, Oregon Will Play for BCS Title

College football championship will be Jan. 10

(Newser) - It will be Auburn vs. Oregon for the college football championship after both won today to cinch their spots. For Auburn, Heisman contender Cam Newton passed for a career-best 335 yards and four touchdowns, and ran for two TDs to boot, as the Tigers routed South Carolina 56-17 for 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 »

Wild Finish Means Texas Vs. 'Bama for Title

Longhorns edge Nebraska; Tide trounce Florida

(Newser) - Texas and Alabama will play for the BCS championship next month. The Longhorns survived a crazy finish and beat Nebraska 13-12 on a last-second field goal to make it to the title game. They almost didn't get a chance to kick when QB Colt McCoy mismanaged the clock and let... More »

Florida, Tebow Are Champs

(Newser) - Tim Tebow gave Florida the second-half jolt it needed, and the Gators toughed out a second BCS title in three years. Their 24-14 win over No. 2 Oklahoma in a choppy, sloppy affair made them national champions. The high-scoring shootout between Heisman Trophy winners never materialized. Oklahoma's Sam Bradford couldn't... 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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