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Stuart Scott
There’s a reason ESPN has become the sports goliath that it is today. They were the first and best in the business to do what they do. It began on Sept. 6, 1979 with the original run of their signature nightly sportscast that kept fans...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Ezekiel Elliott
Ohio State advanced to the College Football Playoff National Championship after a 42-35 upset victory over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. The Buckeyes have played Oregon eight previous times, but the meeting on Monday, Jan. 12 in Arlington, Texas is...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Marcus Mariota
Oregon is 60 minutes away from its first national championship after a 59-20 victory over Florida State in the Rose Bowl. The Ducks had plenty of help from the Seminoles, using five turnovers by the Seminoles to score 41 points in the second half....
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Jason Garrett
The day your five-year-old has waited for his whole life for is finally here — the Dallas Cowboys are back in the postseason. Behind the record-setting offensive trio of Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant, Dallas won the NFC East with a...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Andrew Luck
A regular season rematch is on tap when the Cincinnati Bengals and Indianapolis Colts face off in the second AFC Wild Card game on CBS. The Bengals (10-5-1) and Colts (11-5) have already played each other this season in Lucas Oil Stadium, a game...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Cam Newton
The 2014 NFL playoffs will kick off in Charlotte Saturday afternoon when the Arizona Cardinals take on the Carolina Panthers on ESPN. The Cardinals (11-5) have four more wins than the Panthers (7-8-1), but are a near-touchdown underdog on the road...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Ben Roethlisberger
The Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers renew their heated rivalry with a Saturday night, AFC Wild Card showdown on NBC. This will be the fourth time since 2001 the Ravens (10-6) and Steelers (11-5) have played in a playoff game, with the...
Steven Lassan
2 years ago
Kareem Hunt
The GoDaddy Bowl will feature some familiar faces when Arkansas State and Toledo face off in Mobile, Ala. The final postseason contest before the first national champion of the Playoff era is crowned, the Red Wolves (7-5) are playing in their...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Bowl season has a funny way of changing uninteresting September matchups into must-see TV.That Western Michigan-Air Force game in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl might not have been on anyone’s radar on the second Saturday in September, but by...
David Fox
2 years ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
NEW ORLEANS — Urban Meyer and Nick Saban have squared off with a right to play for the national championship before, but no one could have forecast what took place in the 2015 Sugar Bowl. In the first instant classic of...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
PASADENA, Calif. — Credit to Jameis Winston for being a true believer. The Florida State quarterback kept talking about trying to mount a comeback in a game that finished 59-20, a game that featured a 34-0 run thanks to four turnovers in...
David Fox
2 years ago
Jameis Winston
PASADENA, Calif. — Jimbo Fisher likes to say the first 39 games were the key to the next 29. That may be true, with the first three seasons setting the stage for an astounding 29-game run in which the Seminoles didn’t lose a game....
David Fox
2 years ago
By the start of the fourth quarter, the Rose Bowl lacked for drama, but there was hardly time to spend time pondering a lopsided final score in the first College Football Playoff semifinal. Oregon’s unraveling of Florida State was so...
David Fox
2 years ago
Ohio State Buckeyes
NEW ORLEANS — The 2015 Sugar Bowl was a game of runs. Huge momentum swings and big plays on both sides of the ball allowed Ohio State to overcome a 21-6 deficit with 28 unanswered points of its own. Then, like the Buckeyes...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Rose Bowl
PASADENA — For college football fans of a certain age or fans from a certain part of the country, the Rose Bowl holds special significance. It was college football’s first postseason game. Back when bowl games could be counted on...
David Fox
2 years ago
Mark Helfrich
LOS ANGELES — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher probably didn’t mean anything derisive in the way he described Oregon and how it's become an attractive destination. The reasons are clear why it’s cooler to be a Duck in...
David Fox
2 years ago
Jimbo Fisher
LOS ANGELES — The coaches in the College Football Playoff will say over and over again that they’re not looking ahead to the national championship game. They’re lying. At least one part of the operation has to look ahead...
David Fox
2 years ago
LOS ANGELES — Jameis Winston is right. The Florida State quarterback is saying all the right things about his matchup with Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. The game will feature the last two Heisman winners on opposite sidelines,...
David Fox
2 years ago
LOS ANGELES — The best experts on the four teams in the College Football Playoff are probably the teams themselves. The next best thing might be the players and coaches who have been breaking down film and facing a scout team during the...
David Fox
2 years ago
LOS ANGELES — The best experts on the four teams in the College Football Playoff are probably the teams themselves. The next best thing might be the players and coaches who have been breaking down film and facing a scout team during the...
David Fox
2 years ago
The Athlon Sports team has been dispatched to the New Orleans and Pasadena to cover the first college football semifinal. We'll survey the scene and storylines and then delve into our picks for New Year's Day. David Fox is at the Rose...
David Fox
2 years ago
alabama crimson tide
NEW ORLEANS — Alabama players and coaches have been talking all week about the Sugar Bowl and their opponent Ohio State. What have they been saying? Scouting Ohio State Nick Saban, HC"They're very well coached, which is...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
ohio state buckeyes
NEW ORLEANS — Ohio State players and coaches have been talking all week about the Sugar Bowl and their opponent Alabama. What have they been saying? Scouting Alabama's offense Urban Meyer, HC"You always try to, as part of...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Marcus Mariota
The college football playoff kicks off on Jan. 1 with Florida State and Oregon meeting in the Rose Bowl, and Alabama and Ohio State squaring off in New Orleans in the Sugar Bowl. There’s no shortage of talent among the four teams in the...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Washington Huskies
Technically, this is the 26th annual TicketCity Cactus Bowl.  Formerly known as the Copper Bowl (1989-96), the Insight Bowl (1997-2011) and Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (2012-13) Washington will represent the Pac-12, which has the highest...
Braden Gall
2 years ago

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