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DT Dexter Lawrence among 3 Clemson Tigers suspended for bowl game

The final ruling on the three Clemson players facing a suspension for the Cotton Bowl came down on Thursday, and it is bad news for the Tigers.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

Couch Slouch: There’s a word for College Football Playoff: rigged

The only popular team sport in America more rigged than college basketball is college football. That’s not opinion, that’s fact; it is incontrovertible, indisputable and inarguable.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

Washington State remains at No. 8 in College Football Playoff rankings

The Cougars needed a late touchdown on Saturday in Pullman to defeat California 19-13.


ESPN says Trump interview during CFP title game unlikely

An ESPN executive says the network has been in contact with the White House about interviewing President Donald Trump during the College Football Playoff championship game Monday night, but indications …


Monday’s bowl previews: No. 1 Clemson, No. 4 Alabama to continue three-year rivalry at Sugar Bowl

The three-peat will be complete. Then again, there might be a few more chapters in college football’s most intriguing new rivalry. For the third year in a row, Clemson will …


Alabama OC Kiffin leaving before national title game

Lane Kiffin isn’t sticking around to run Alabama’s offense in the national championship game, bringing an end to a successful but sometimes tense three-year pairing with Crimson Tide coach Nick …


College Football Playoff viewership on ESPN bounces back a bit

Viewership for the College Football Playoff has bounced back a bit, with both New Year’s Eve semifinals drawing a bigger television than the games last season.


Thiel: Raw talent gives Pac-12-champion Huskies chance to go long way

The play that sealed the Pac-12 Championship Friday night had nothing to do with good coaching or clever scheming or luck.


Column: With latest title, Saban claims a place in history

Step aside, Bear. There’s a new legend in Tuscaloosa.


No. 7 Stanford beats No. 24 USC for Pac-12 title

Run, pass and catch. Christian McCaffrey did it all in a record-setting performance that should send him to New York for the Heisman Trophy ceremony and Stanford to a third …


No. 5 Michigan State edges No. 4 Iowa for Big Ten title

L.J. Scott’s late lunge did more than put the ball across the goal line – it all but certainly put No. 5 Michigan State in the College Football Playoff.


No. 1 Clemson beats North Carolina for ACC title, playoff spot

Heisman Trophy hopeful Deshaun Watson threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more as No. 1 Clemson stayed unbeaten – perhaps helped by a disputed call – by holding …


No. 2 Alabama clinches playoffs with SEC title triumph over Florida

With a Heisman-worthy performance from Derrick Henry and another dose of dominating defense, No. 2 Alabama cruised into the four-team playoff with a 29-15 victory over No. 18 Florida in …


Ducks, Bucks will settle it on the field

The winner between Ohio State and Oregon in North Texas can be called the truest champion in the history of major college football.


Columnist Norman Chad says NCAA should give everyone a chance – a 128-team CFP

When the Bowl Championship Series was replaced by the College Football Playoff – we used to handpick two teams to play for the national championship, now we’re handpicking four – …


If playoff is progress, who needs it?

So we’ve finally rid ourselves of the belittled Bowl Championship Series, in which two football schools were handpicked to play for the national title, and gifted ourselves the beloved College …


Pac-12 notes: Coaches know good start needed

Will the Pac-12’s tendency to test itself early in the season cost it the chance to prove itself on college football’s biggest stage? It could if the conference doesn’t represent …


Condoleezza Rice tabbed for College Football Playoff selection panel

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (pictured), former Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne and Hall of Fame quarterback Archie Manning are among the 13 people who will be part of …