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No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 2 Florida State will whittle the field of unbeatens in major college football when they meet Saturday night in Tallahassee, Florida.
In the most interesting and important Saturday of the college football season so far, no team faces a more crucial test than Nebraska.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | Everett Golson completed 25 straight passes, setting a Notre Dame record, and threw for four touchdowns to lead the eighth-ranked Fighting Irish to a 31-15 victory against Syracuse on Saturday night.
NEW YORK | The offense Brian Kelly ran when he was coach at Cincinnati, the one that pushed the pace and regularly rung up 30-point games, has finally arrived at Notre Dame.
Now that college football has a bracket — albeit a very small one for the four-team playoff — the mantra of the NCAA basketball tournament is seeping its way into fall Saturdays: Survive and advance.
Some victories can be a sign that a program that has hit hard times could be heading for better days.
SOUTH BEND | Everett Golson threw three touchdown passes and No. 16 Notre Dame said so long to Michigan on Saturday night with a 31-0 victory, the Fighting Irish's most dominant performance in the historic rivalry that's now about to take a hiatus.
Coaches often say they are always on the hot seat. That might be true, but some seats are hotter than others.
Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll.
Now that Chris Petersen has left Boise State for Washington, college football needs another coach from outside the so-called Big 5 conferences that will have his name come up for almost every big job.
Might as well call it Mission: Impossible.
Major college football finally has a playoff. It's called the College Football Playoff.
The NCAA board of directors will vote today on a proposal that would give the five wealthiest college football conferences the ability to make rules and pass legislation without the approval of the rest of Division I schools.
NEW YORK | Jadeveon Clowney just wants it to be over already.
Officially, national signing day allows high school football players to start signing a letter of intent with the college of their choice.
PASADENA, Calif. | Jameis Winston threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left and No. 1 Florida State beat No. 2 Auburn 34-31 to win the last BCS national championship game on Monday night.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. | Team Destiny vs. Team Domination.
NEW YORK | This nicely sums up Tommy Rees' Notre Dame career.
NEW YORK | The goal for Mike Denbrock and Kerry Cooks as interim coordinators for No. 25 Notre Dame was to make the Fighting Irish players feel as if nothing had changed as they prepared for the Pinstripe Bowl against Rutgers.
NEW YORK | A tackle-machine linebacker, a tackle-busting running back and one of the most disruptive defensive tackles in the country made return appearances on The Associated Press All-America team.
NEW YORK | Jameis Winston left voters no choice but to give him the Heisman Trophy. And like every other Florida State victory this season, it was a blowout.
NEW YORK | Jameis Winston smiled and laughed, posing for pictures with the other Heisman Trophy finalists and the big bronze statue that he is expected to take home.
As college football prepares for the final Bowl Championship Series, featuring a Florida State-Auburn championship game, it's easy to see why the coming four-team playoff won't solve all the postseason problems.
Florida State and Ohio State are in position to play for the BCS national championship, though Auburn and Missouri are close enough behind in the BCS standings to put pressure on the Buckeyes.
Alabama and Florida State hold the top two spots in the first BCS standings of the season. Oregon was a close third behind second-place Florida State.
NEW YORK | Alabama will begin this season the way it ended the last two – No. 1.
Offense is out of control.
NEW YORK | Hang on to NCAA Football 2014. It will be a collector's edition.
The Big Ten and the Detroit Lions have announced a six-year agreement to play a bowl game at Ford Field, and a person familiar with the situation says the Atlantic Coast Conference will provide the opponent.
NEW YORK | The Pinstripe Bowl and Big Ten will announce at Yankee Stadium on Monday a multiyear agreement between the conference and the 3-year-old postseason game, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Big Ten will replace the Big 12 in the Pinstripe Bowl, starting in 2014.
Notre Dame will have a new starting quarterback in 2013 — just as it did in 2012, when the Fighting Irish went undefeated in the regular season and played in the BCS championship game.
NEW YORK | Big East football schools will get almost all of a $110 million pot in a deal that will allow seven departing basketball schools to keep the name Big East and start playing in their own conference next season, a person familiar with the negotiations says.
NEW YORK | Manti Te'o tried to put one of the strangest sports stories in memory behind him, insisting he was the target of an elaborate online hoax in which he fell for a fake woman created by pranksters, then admitting his own lies made the bizarre ordeal worse.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | There were some dark days at Notre Dame and Alabama, dark years really, during which two of college football's proudest programs flailed and foundered.
MIAMI | At a time when college football was generally considered the domain of eastern blue bloods, Notre Dame and Alabama were upstart teams that gave blue collar fans a chance to tweak the elite.
SOUTH BEND | After two seasons as Notre Dame coach, Brian Kelly decided he wasn't spending enough time doing the best part of his job: coaching players.
NEW YORK | The seven Big East schools that don't play FBS football are considering making a break from the drastically reshaped conference — and how best to go about doing it.
NEW YORK | Alabama is No. 1 when it comes to All-Americans.
NEW YORK | On one side, a blossoming dynasty from the college football capital of the Deep South. On the other, the sport's most famous team, trying to reclaim its place among the elite.
The Notre Dame-USC rivalry has been defined by dominance over the last four decades. Two of college football's most celebrated teams have alternated long runs of success in the series that have coincided with the ups and downs of the programs.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. | As the Big East was being picked apart, Rutgers was looking for a way out and a new place to show off a football program that has been resurrected in the past decade.
That Alabama lost really wasn't shocking. Surprising, sure, but not shocking. The Crimson Tide is tremendously talented, exceedingly well coached, but as LSU showed last week, vulnerable.
Call them the fantastic four. Or maybe the final four in the race for No. 1.
Even better than the Bear.
SOUTH BEND | TJ Jones made a reaching 7-yard touchdown catch in overtime and No. 7 Notre Dame stopped Stanford inches from the goal line to beat the 17th-ranked Cardinal 20-13 Saturday.
Arkansas took the plunge. The Razorbacks went from eighth to out of the rankings after a 34-31 overtime loss to Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday night in Little Rock.
NEW YORK | Southern California is No. 1 in the AP Top 25, tossing off the weight of NCAA sanctions and returning to a familiar place in the rankings — with a boost from LSU's problems.
NEW YORK | The new playoff system means big money for major college football, as much as a half-billion dollars per year just in television rights alone.
WASHINGTON | College football will finally have a playoff. Come 2014, the BCS is dead.
NEW YORK | The only things standing in the way of a major college football playoff are 12 university presidents.
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