Michael Sam’s marketing power is real—just not until draft day – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comWith Michael Sam announcing himself as gay ahead of the 2014 NFL Draft, sports marketers are weighing in on whether brands might align with the 2013 SEC Co-Defensive Player of…

No. 4 Florida has the look of an NCAA title contender – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLEXINGTON, Ky. — From the joy of winning SEC regular-season championships to the pain of losing games that cost them a trip to the Final Four, there are many…

A 11 New Football League Gets Major TV Partner

Harrison twins propel Kentucky past Tennessee in SEC battle – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLEXINGTON, KY. — Kentucky turned its typical style inside out Saturday —winning with long-range shooting and near perfection at the free-throw line — to hold off visiting Tennessee for…

Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason says he won’t try to be James Franklin – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNASHVILLE — Derek Mason practically guaranteed SEC East titles, declared that Vanderbilt had hired a winner and answered questions from the Nashville media in a determined, straightforward manner on…

Is Johnny Manziel about to light the NFL on fire or become Tim Tebow? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThere are plenty of reasons Johnny Manziel needed to leave college football behind him. Coming off an absolutely astounding Chick-Fil-A Bowl performance, Manziel’s stock will never be higher. He’s…

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…

Coaching job evaluation: Louisville – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIt took Charlie Strong 27 years to earn his first head coaching job in college football, an unfathomably long wait for the one most accomplished SEC defensive coordinators of…

Vandy Regroups, Tops Houston 41-24 in Compass Bowl – ABC News

ABC NewsHouston gained only 22 yards and had one first down in the first half but rallied with 24 points in the third quarter to pull even. Kenneth Farrow had…

BBVA Compass Bowl preview: Houston vs. Vanderbilt – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHe’ll have to watch out for FS Trevon Stewart, the Cougars’ primary takeaway threat. The Houston battery of QB John O’Korn and WR Deontay Greenberry will try to keep…

How Florida State’s SEC blueprint could end SEC’s run – WBIR-TV

How Florida State’s SEC blueprint could end SEC’s runWBIR-TVFlorida State coach Jimbo Fisher talks with wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (1) during the second half of the Seminoles’ 37-7 win at…

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…

At ESPN, Tim Tebow finally found a role that fits – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTebowmania died on a frigid New England night in early 2012, just six days after it reached its apex. Less than one week after throwing an 80-yard overtime touchdown…

Where Is Tim Tebow Now? Rumors Have SEC Network TV Job, Cleveland … – Sports World Report

Sports World ReportNew England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow prays with his teammates and members of the New York Giants after their NFL preseason game in Foxborough, Massachusetts, August 29, 2013.…

Johnny Chronicles: Manziel likened to Joe Namath, Michael Vick – NFL.com

NFL.com1. Someone quick with a camera came up with this rather awkward photo of the Chick-fil-A Bowl mascot doing something the SEC’s top defenders haven’t been able to do for…

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…

Auburn wins SEC, stakes BCS championship claim – USA TODAY

USA TODAYATLANTA — From last to first. From winless in the Southeastern Conference to confetti-splashed champions. From dysfunction to destiny. The story of Auburn’s turnaround was too improbable to dream,…

BCS Championship Game, Florida State vs. Auburn: TV time, team profiles and … – SB Nation

SB NationSay goodbye to the BCS Championship Game — this year marks the last one of its kind, before college football switches to a four-team playoff system next season. In…

Bowl projections: Florida State-Auburn set for BCS title game – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDramatic until the end, the college football regular season is over, so it’s time to predict which teams will fill the 70 available bowl slots. Florida State and Auburn…

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn: ‘Somehow things work out’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAuburn coach Gus Malzahn got home in time to see the last possession of the Big Ten Championship but didn’t see the fourth-down stop that essentially ended No. 2…

At Atlanta and Toomer’s Corner, Auburn celebrates SEC championship, trip to … – NOLA.com

NOLA.comATLANTA — Toomer’s Corner, the iconic landmark near Auburn’s campus where Tigers fans celebrate football wins, is rolled tonight, per tradition. So is a lot of downtown Atlanta. Even Charles…

Tre Mason, No. 3 Auburn beat No. 5 Missouri in SEC title game – ESPN

ESPNAuburn running back Tre Mason set five individual SEC championship game records in Saturday’s win. Auburn also set an SEC game record with 545 rushing yards against Missouri. SEC Championship…

Nick Saban says Auburn should play for a national title if the Tigers win the SEC – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAlabama coach Nick Saban thinks that if Auburn beats Missouri in Saturday’s SEC Championship game, the Tigers should play for a national championship. John David Mercer/USA TODAY Sports. No.…

Writer’s Block: Talking Tigers – STLtoday.com

STLtoday.comATLANTA • We’re about six hours away from the SEC championship game at the Georgia Dome, and there’s more to share here on the blog. This week I caught up…

Auburn, Mizzou Guarding Against SEC Letdowns – ABC News

ABC NewsAuburn and Missouri are competing for the Southeastern Conference title Saturday, and possibly a chance to play for the national championship. Yet both teams have to guard against a…

The Picker: You can’t explain it, but Auburn wins again in SEC title game – al.com

al.comJames Franklin and Missouri.jpg Missouri quarterback James Franklin is a dangerous passer and runner, and someone Auburn must contain to win SEC championship. (Associated Press). As a 29-point underdog, it’s…

Urban Meyer makes the BCS case for SEC champ over Ohio State – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMeyer of 2006 knows that Meyer in 2013 hasn’t played anyone and he knows that who you play HAS to matter. By Dan Shanoff – December 3, 2013 at…

Schedule strength: BCS matchup will show if it matters – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAUBURN, Ala. — When the College Football Playoff was put together, the buzz phrase for the new era was “strength of schedule.” With the formation of a four-team playoff…

Sorry, SEC — no way your one-loss team jumps these guys if they’re perfect – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comThe seventh BCS standings are out, and we start with the end . . . Let’s end all the crazy speculation — now. Let’€™s stop this right here, right now.…

BCS standings: Florida State is No. 1, Ohio State No. 2 – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesAuburn’s shocking upset of No.1 Alabama on Saturday thrilled a nation as it shook up the last two weeks of the final BCS season. Florida State and Ohio…

Florida State, Ohio State move to 1-2 in BCS standings – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOhio State moved up to No. 2 in the Bowl Championship Series Standings released Sunday, giving the Buckeyes an edge on Auburn as the teams prepare for their respective…

Mizzou Mania: Tigers in SEC title game – STLtoday.com

STLtoday.comCOLUMBIA, Mo. • As a sold-out crowd poured onto Faurot Field, Missouri players celebrated with fans, with coaches and with each other while Ray Charles crooned on the stadium speakers.…

College football’s Week 14 winners and losers – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIt’s the Iron Bowl that will live forever. Forty-one years ago, two blocked Alabama punts lifted Auburn to a 17-16 win – a game remembered as “Punt, ‘Bama, Punt.”…

Manziel again held in check as No. 19 Texas A&M falls at No. 5 Missouri (Top 25) – al.com

al.comTexas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, center, scrambles as Missouri defensive linemen Michael Sam, left, and Shane Ray defend during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday,…