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Title Game Was Biggest Blowout in Bowl History

Georgia beats TCU 65-7, largest defeat of any college bowl game ever

(Newser) - Stetson Bennett threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores in the first half as No. 1 Georgia demolished No. 3 TCU 65-7 Monday night to become the first team to win consecutive College Football Playoff national championships. It was not only the biggest blowout in any college championship,...

NC State Announcer Suspended Over 'Illegal Aliens' Line

Gary Hahn was referring to the situation in El Paso, Texas

(Newser) - A longtime radio broadcaster for North Carolina State is in hot water after a reference to "illegal aliens" in Texas, reports the Guardian . Gary Hahn has been suspended indefinitely for the remark on Friday. While doing play-by-play for the school's football game, Hahn paused for a routine matter:...

In College Football, Two Games for the Ages

As a result, it's TCU vs. Georgia in the championship

(Newser) - After the best semifinal day in the nine-year history of the College Football Playoff, the title game will match the defending national champion against the closest thing the sport has had in years to a Cinderella team, per the AP . It will be No. 1 Georgia (14-0) looking for its...

'Auntie, Chill': Player Handles Interview-Bombing Relative

College star Frank Gore Jr.'s very enthusiastic aunt spurs 'hilarious' reaction from her nephew

(Newser) - College football star Frank Gore Jr. had a monumental game over the weekend—and a postgame interview went viral to boot. Gore (the son of NFL great Frank Gore) rushed for 329 yards, an NCAA bowl-game record, to help Southern Miss beat Rice in the LendingTree Bowl, per Sports Illustrated ...

An 'Air Raid' Coaching Legend Dies at 61
An 'Air Raid' Coaching
Legend Dies at 61

An 'Air Raid' Coaching Legend Dies at 61

Colorful Mike Leach of Mississippi State dies of heart complications

(Newser) - Mike Leach, the gruff, pioneering, and unfiltered college football coach who helped revolutionize the passing game with the Air Raid offense, has died following complications from a heart condition, Mississippi State said Tuesday. He was 61. Leach, who was in his third season as head coach at Mississippi State, fell...

A Sophomore Is This Year's Heisman Winner

USC quarterback Caleb Williams takes the honor

(Newser) - Caleb Williams brought sizzle, excitement, and star power back to Southern California football, per the AP . And now the Heisman Trophy, too. Williams, the dynamic quarterback who was the catalyst for the Trojans’ turnaround season, won the Heisman on Saturday night to make USC the first school to take home...

Midshipmen Take Prank Tradition to New Heights

Leaflet drops have been deployed ahead of the 123rd Army-Navy football game

(Newser) - Airborne leaflet drops are a timeworn form of psychological warfare dating back to the World War I era. More recently, Ukrainian forces have spread leaflets via helicopter and artillery shells instructing Russian troops on how to surrender. Per CNN Business , several midshipmen from the US Naval Academy deployed the tactic...

College Football Rivalry Turns Nasty in the Tunnel
College Players Charged
in Postgame Violence

College Players Charged in Postgame Violence

6 Michigan State teammates face charges after tunnel clash last month

(Newser) - Seven Michigan State University football players have been charged in violence after a loss to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor last month. The clash took place in a Michigan Stadium tunnel as the players were going to their locker room. The Washtenaw County prosecutor announced Wednesday that six...

She Said NCAA Caused Husband's Death. Jury Disagrees

Jurors rule in favor of sports body, blamed by wife of ex-USC player Matthew Gee for his CTE

(Newser) - A Los Angeles jury on Tuesday rejected a claim by the widow of a former USC football player who said the NCAA failed to protect him from repeated head trauma that led to his death. Matthew Gee, a linebacker on the 1990 Rose Bowl-winning squad, endured an estimated 6,000...

Vince Dooley Had 1 National Title, 1 Losing Season

Georgia coach and athletic director built winners in men's, women's sports

(Newser) - Vince Dooley, the football coach who carried himself like a professor and guided Georgia for a quarter-century of success that included the 1980 national championship, died Friday. He was 90. The school announced that Dooley died peacefully at his Athens home, surrounded by his wife, Barbara, and their four children,...

After a Win 16 Years in the Making, Fans Steal Goalposts, Toss One in River

Tennessee is asking for donations to replace them

(Newser) - The University of Tennessee enjoyed an upset football win against the University of Alabama on Saturday; it was the Tennessee Volunteers' first time beating the Alabama Crimson Tide since 2006. Needless to say, fans were excited—a bit too excited. After the win at Tennessee's Neyland Stadium, they stormed...

College Football Triples Number of Playoff Teams

12 schools will vie for the title as soon as 2024

(Newser) - The College Football Playoff will involve 12 teams, up from the current four, no later than 2026, the organization announced Friday. "This is an historic and exciting day for college football," Mark Keenum, the president of Mississippi State and chairman of the organization's board of managers, said...

College Football Star: Don't Call Me 'AR-15'

Gators QB Anthony Richardson doesn't want to be 'associated with the assault rifle'

(Newser) - College football star Anthony Richardson will no longer go by the nickname "AR-15." The 21-year-old University of Florida quarterback said Sunday that he didn't wish to be associated with assault rifles used in mass shootings. Though "'AR-15' was simply a representation of my initials combined...

Nation's Top Recruit Makes His Choice

Arch Manning, also a quarterback, picks Texas

(Newser) - As college decision time approached, Arch Manning has tried to stay below the radar. He's kept his Instagram account private, and, until now, he'd never tweeted. Manning has taken no steps to engage in name, image and likeness opportunities, ESPN reports. But avoiding attention isn't easy for...

Big College Star Is Injured, Reaction Speaks Volumes

Maybe 'someone should’ve checked on him' before moving to next drill, observer writes of David Ojabo

(Newser) - The injury itself was big news in the football world: Star Michigan linebacker David Ojabo went down with a torn Achilles while auditioning in front of NFL scouts on Friday, reports Yahoo Sports . Ojabo was expected to be a top-10 pick in the next NFL draft, but the injury might...

Georgia Bulldogs Are National Champions, Finally

Team beats rival Alabama 33-18 in college football playoffs

(Newser) - Stetson Bennett delivered the biggest throws of his storybook career and Georgia's defense sealed the sweetest victory in program history, vanquishing rival Alabama 33-18 in the College Football Playoff title Monday for its first national title in 41 years, the AP reports. Bennett connected with Adonai Mitchell on a...

This Year's Heisman Race Was a Rout

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young wins easily

(Newser) - Bryce Young didn't just meet the standard set by the star quarterbacks who preceded him at Alabama, he exceeded it. Young became the first Crimson Tide quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, making Alabama the fifth school with consecutive winners of college football's most prestigious...

2 Stunning Moves May Not Bode Well for College Football

Notre Dame coach signs with a new team even as his old team is still in the championship hunt

(Newser) - It's already been quite a week for college football, or as Sports Illustrated writer Pat Forde puts it, "the wildest week in the history" of the game. Wilder still is that this has nothing to do with anything that happened on the field. Instead, it involves two blockbuster...

USC Apologizes to BYU Over Televised Chant

'F--- the Mormons' rang out multiple times from the stands

(Newser) - Anyone who tuned in to USC's home game against Brigham Young on ESPN over the weekend might have heard a not-so-friendly chant from the stands. On at least five occasions, the crowd broke into a chant of "F--- the Mormons" during the game, reports the Deseret News . Now,...

Among College QBs, He Was Truly Great. So Was His Downfall

'Sports Illustrated' has the story of Colt Brennan

(Newser) - Colt Brennan's story is a wrenching one, and Brandon Sneed tells it in detail for Sports Illustrated . Sneed calls Brennan "one of college football’s all-time great quarterbacks"—indeed, in 2007 the Hawaii player narrowly missed receiving the Heisman award . He had 31 NCAA passing records to...

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