Heisman winner Jameis Winston rallies Florida State to title – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. — Most of the season, college football watched in amazement as Florida State’s Jameis Winston put together what looked like perhaps the greatest season a freshman quarterback…

Former pro soccer player makes his ‘Bachelor’ debut – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWhile former contestant Jesse Palmer was taking part in ESPN2’s “BCS Title Talk” program, ABC’s reality-show dynamo The Bachelor returned for its 18th season Monday night with another former…

Florida State tops Auburn for BCS Championship on late TD – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. — The Bowl Championship Series is dead. And the Southeastern Conference’s stranglehold on college football’s national championship has been snuffed. Top-ranked Florida State of the Atlantic Coast…

Florida State back on top after thrilling BCS championship victory – CNN

CNNStewart Mandel and Michael Rosenberg discuss Florida State’s 34-31 win over Auburn in the BCS title game. 1 Florida State. 34. 2 Auburn. 31. Final. PASADENA, Calif. — It looked…

Auburn couldn’t pull off another improbable win – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPASADENA, Calif. – All week, the Auburn Tigers had whispered about the fourth quarter. If they could just get there with a chance, if they could just hang around…

The 12 moments that decided the 2014 BCS Championship – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFlorida State was able to complete one of the most impressive seasons in recent college football history by defeating Auburn, 34-31, in the BCS National Championship Game. How did…

Connection strong for Jameis Winston, Auburn’s Dameyune Craig – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Maybe nobody has ever had more of a roller-coaster combination of controversy and greatness in a freshman season of college football than Florida State quarterback…

Keep up (or catch up!) with the latest from the BCS National Championship – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIt all comes down to this. No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Auburn will face off in the BCS title game at 8:30 p.m. ET. The game will be…

Destiny, history and a crystal football – ESPN

ESPNPASADENA, Calif. — The final game of the BCS era (or error, take your pick) isn’t about the legacy of a rusted, obsolete national title mechanism. [+] Enlarge Fisher/Malzahn. AP…

BCS Championship Game predictions: Seminoles favorite over Auburn – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comOur senior college football writers and bloggers pick their winners for Monday night’s BCS title game between Florida State and Auburn and explain the reasons behind their selections. Dennis Dodd.…

BCS National Championship breakdown: Who has the edge? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNo. 1 Florida State faces No. 2 Auburn tonight in the 16th and final championship game of the Bowl Championship Series era. How the teams compare, unit-by-unit: Offensive line.…

Gus Malzahn, Jimbo Fisher in line for major BCS bonuses – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSure, Monday night’s Bowl Championship Series national title game is about the crystal football trophy, rings and the chance to say, “We’re No. 1.” But as with everything in…

Gus Malzahn, Jimbo Fisher try to make it business as usual – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Their schools have been on this stage before, but they haven’t. Florida State played in the first three BCS championship games, and won one of…

BCS title game: Gus Malzahn has led Auburn back to the top – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesGus Malzahn coached high school football for 14 years before he became a college assistant in 2006. Eight years later, he has guided Auburn to Monday’s Bowl Championship…

Florida State: In the Title Game Without a Test – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalNEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Monday’s college-football national championship is a matchup between one team, Auburn, that survived this season with quadruple-bypass surgery and another team, Florida State, whose trip here…

PREVIEW-American football-Auburn chases more magic in title game – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneBy Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES, Jan 4 (Reuters) – One of the biggest questions looming ahead of Monday’s crunch BCS National Championship game is whether the second-ranked Auburn Tigers…

Florida State on pace for historic dominance – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Because Florida State hasn’t been here in more than a decade, because its brand had been so diminished by the time Bobby Bowden finally stepped…

BCS National Championship props – Florida State, Auburn ready to unleash … – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comAuburn RB Tre Mason has rushed for over 1,600 yards and scored 22 TDs for the Tigers this season. By: The Linemakers | More Experts Published: Jan 04, 2014. This…

Four Downs: Boyd, Watkins shine in Clemson’s Orange Bowl win – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comHere are four things we gleaned from No. 12 Clemson’s 40-35 upset of No. 7 Ohio State on Friday, detailing one of the most epic Orange Bowls in history: 1.…

Star of the Show: Jameis Meets Media Before BCS – ABC News

ABC NewsJameis Winston whispered and giggled with teammate Kenny Shaw on the dais as two Florida State coaches answered questions, many about him. The Heisman Trophy winner and his star…

Upset alert: No. 11 Oklahoma scours No. 3 Alabama in Sugar Bowl – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comDefending BCS champion Alabama ended its season with consecutive losses, falling to Oklahoma 45-31 in the Sugar Bowl on Thursday. Alabama entered the game as a 16.5-point favorite. Jalen Saunders…

BCS title game a showcase for Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesAuburn quarterback Nick Marshall is probably best known for heaving the last-minute pass that was tipped by a Georgia defensive back and resulted in a game-winning touchdown for…

UCF enters offseason with new national respect – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — UCF began the 2013 football season as an afterthought. The afterthought is now the new flavor of the month. With its 52-42 upset of…

Knights Knock off Bears 52-42 in Fiesta Bowl – ABC News

ABC NewsA decade after a winless season, Central Florida earned its first trip to a BCS bowl. Once the Knights got there, they were given no chance at winning. Not…

No shortcuts to BCS success at UCF – ESPN

ESPNGeorge O’Leary has brought No. 15 UCF to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, arriving at the BCS party just as the band is breaking down and the barkeep is cleaning up.…

Tim Tebow joins SEC Network – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comThe former Heisman Trophy winner and two-time BCS national championship-winning quarterback will join the new SEC Network on ESPN, which launches in August. I am so excited that ESPN has…

Zac Brown to perform Winter Classic, Super Bowl shows – USA TODAY

Zac Brown to perform Winter Classic, Super Bowl showsUSA TODAYZac Brown gets into all the good games. The Grammy-winning country singer began the year singing the national anthem at the…

2013-14 NCAA college football bowl game schedule – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comCheck out FOX’s College Football Pick ‘Em Game. 2013-2014 COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL GAME SCHEDULE ***All times ET. Rankings shown are final BCS rankings. Thursday, Dec. 26. Little Caesars Pizza —…

Tide’s 10 defining moments of 2013: No. 1 – In dominant fashion, Alabama wins … – The Birmingham News – al.com

The Birmingham News – al.com1 – In dominant fashion, Alabama wins 3rd BCS national title in 4 seasons. -043a899c29648334.jpg. Alabama head coach Nick Saban is dunked with Gatorade in the…

College football’s top surprises of 2013 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTo recap the 2013 regular season, USA TODAY Sports is counting down some of the year’s memorable moments, significant stories, noteworthy trends, biggest surprises and biggest disappointments. Today, we…

Kessler outshines Carr in Fresno’s second straight bowl struggle – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comDerek Carr threw for just 4.0 yards per attempt. (USATSI) Derek Carr threw for just 4.0 yards per attempt against USC. (USATSI) After the BCS bowl-denying meltdown against San Jose…

2013 Las Vegas Bowl: Preview, TV schedule, streaming for USC vs. Fresno State – Philly.com

Philly.comMountain West champions Fresno State take on USC in an intriguing early bowl matchup in Las Vegas. The Bulldogs looked on track for a BCS-busting bid, starting the season 10-0…

Putin-Ukraine Rapprochement Seen Frustrating Russian Steelmakers – Businessweek

BusinessweekRussian steelmakers may be frustrated by an agreement between President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych to strengthen ties, according to BCS Financial Group and Deutsche Bank AG.…

Heisman Trophy 2013: Jameis Winston vs AJ McCarren, Johnny Manziel, Jordon Lynch

The 2013 Heisman Trophy competitors are Jameis Winston of Florida State, Alabama’s AJ McCarren, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, Jordon Lynch of Northern Illinois, Auburn’s Tre Mason, and Andre Williams of…

Monday Tailgate: Ranking the BCS bowls by quarterback matchup – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWith the BCS bowl matchups all set, there’s plenty of star power when it comes to the 10 teams’ quarterbacks. We take a look at the quarterback matchups in…