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  • It's Louisiana Tech's turn to try to crack BCS elitism

    It's Louisiana Tech's turn to try to crack BCS elitism
    Time is running out to champion a worthwhile cause. "Death to the BCS" is settled law and "Save the WAC" didn't seem worth gumming up a car bumper. The "West Virginia Defense Fund" closed shop after the Mountaineers' offense showed that it didn't need...
  • Handicapping the season's first BCS standings

    Handicapping the season's first BCS standings
    There is one problem in trying to project Sunday's first release of the Bowl Championships Series standings: That problem is Saturday. The games could substantially alter all pre-standings prognostications. There would be no huge controversies if the...
  • Half a college football season has already been full of surprises

    Half a college football season has already been full of surprises
    USC would break offensive air-speed records, Matt Barkley was a lock for the Heisman Trophy and Oregon State Coach Mike Riley needed thicker pants for the hot seat he was sitting on. Arkansas was the team to beat in the SEC West — it seems so silly...
  • Oregon keeps winning, and falling in BCS standings

    Oregon keeps winning, and falling in BCS standings
    Oregon can't afford to keep winning like this. A few more lopsided victories and the Ducks could finish last in the BCS and end up playing in the Toilet Bowl. On Thursday, Oregon sprinted to a 43-7, second-quarter lead on Arizona State and might have...
  • Play it forward: Week ahead in college football

    Play it forward: Week ahead in college football
    Five things to watch this week in college football. 1. Oregon at Arizona State on a Thursday didn't look like much of a game two months ago with the Sun Devils coming off a 6-7 season. First-year Coach Todd Graham, however, has Arizona State at 5-1 and...
  • College football TV lineup for Saturday

    College football TV lineup for Saturday
    MORNING No. 6 Louisiana State (6-1) at No. 20 Texas A&M (5-1) 9 a.m., ESPN Call this a five-alarm, alarm-clock special. Texas A&M's electric offense, averaging 47 points per game, searches for crevices in LSU's stone-solid defense, giving up 14...
  • Things are heating up in college football

    Things are heating up in college football
    Here is some weekend pigskin to chew on: —How hot will it get for Texas? You thought things couldn't get worse after the Longhorns got scorched by Oklahoma last week at the State Fair of Texas. Friday, though, came word that "Big Tex," the 52-foot...
  • Kansas State's Bill Snyder may get shot at redemption for 1998

    Kansas State's Bill Snyder may get shot at redemption for 1998
    Mike Riley is an obvious coach-of-the-year choice given the double-double (with fries) charge he injected into an Oregon State team that finished 3-9 last year. The Beavers are 6-0 for the first time since 1907 and deserving of top-10 accolades. Bill O'...
  • Wait for it college football fans ... it's the ACC!

    Wait for it college football fans ... it's the ACC!
    This column will be devoted almost entirely to the Atlantic Coast Conference. The ACC earned the clear-out space in advance of Saturday night's enticing matchup of No. 10 Clemson at No. 4 Florida State. ABC trotted its "A" team to Tallahassee and ESPN...
  • Big Ten gets an ESPN 'GameDay' close-up, deserved or not

    Big Ten gets an ESPN 'GameDay' close-up, deserved or not
    It must be a slow week if ESPN's "GameDay" is headed to the Big Ten Conference, which doesn't have a title-eligible school ranked among the top 19 of the Associated Press media poll. Close-as-it-gets No. 20 Michigan State is locking down for its...
  • Law of probability may catch up to some college football unbeatens

    Law of probability may catch up to some college football unbeatens
    The only thing more endangered than being Arkansas' head coach is being undefeated. Stanford found out Thursday night what others will discover Saturday. The Cardinal sin of losing at Washington leaves 26 unbeatens as the season winds toward an Agatha...