‘Little Sisters’: TCU-Ohio St matchup came from 2010 remark
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — One of college football's marquee matchups this weekend is for all of those "Little Sisters of the Poor" teams that Ohio State's former president once said the Buckeyes didn't play.
A lot has changed since Gordon Gee's statement went viral nearly eight years ago, but there is no denying the role his comments made in ensuring Saturday night's big game between No. 15 TCU and No. 4 Ohio State at the home stadium of the Dallas Cowboys.
Feleipe Franks catches up on jump pass history at Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks finally got to see how a jump pass is supposed to look.
Franks scrolled through his phone after the team's season opener, a 53-6 win against overmatched Charleston Southern on Saturday night, and realized he needed to check out two of Tim Tebow's most memorable passes.
Legit gripes? Maybe, but no change to college playoff format
ATLANTA (AP) — Unlike the Bowl Championship Series, the College Football Playoff was built to withstand criticism instead of shifting to respond to yearly griping.
That structure is standing strong despite some blowback.
All-SEC title game on horizon? Alabama gets nod over Ohio St
Back in January 2012, the day after Alabama beat LSU in the BCS championship game, the commissioners of the FBS conferences gathered in New Orleans to discuss the future of the college football postseason.
There had already been movement toward tearing up the unpopular Bowl Championship Series, but the all-Southeastern Conference championship game was the final blow. The College Football Playoff was created soon after.
Championship game longest since BCS introduced in 1998
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Clemson's championship victory over Alabama on Monday night wasn't short on excitement. But it sure took a long time.
The final of the College Football Playoff lasted 4 hours, 8 minutes, making it the longest title game since the introduction of the Bowl Championship Series in 1998.
Clemson needed every last second to beat Alabama 35-31, getting a 2-yard touchdown pass from Deshaun Watson to Hunter Renfrow for the go-ahead score with a second remaining.
No conference title? No problem. It’s happened before
Ohio State didn't win the Big Ten, but the Buckeyes will play for a much bigger prize. Their national title hopes are still very much intact.
That's rare, but not unprecedented.
Ranked second by the AP and third by the playoff committee, the Buckeyes will take on Clemson in a national semifinal . Ohio State is the first team in the playoff's three-year history to be included despite failing to win its conference.