Forget all that talk about automatic-qualifying conferences vs. leagues without automatic BCS bids. The little guys against the big boys.
The college football season is officially in the books.
DENVER - Carmelo Anthony doesn't think a trade to New Jersey is imminent and he expressed remorse Monday that teammate Chauncey Billups' name has been dragged into this drama.
SEATTLE - Jokes, lightweights, laughingstocks.
FRISCO, Texas - Bo Levi Mitchell led three straight late touchdown drives, the finale coming with 2:47 left, leading Eastern Washington to a 20-19 victory over Delaware and its first FCS championship.
KAPALUA, Hawaii - Robert Garrigus, the biggest hitter on the PGA Tour, is leading the Tournament of Champions thanks to one of the shortest clubs in his bag.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - All this talk about the unstoppable offenses set to be unleashed by No. 1 Auburn and No. 2 Oregon in the BCS title game is enough to make a defensive coordinator's head spin.
NEW YORK - After a narrow miss last year, Bert Blyleven told voters they finally got it right by sending him into the Hall of Fame along with Roberto Alomar.
KAPALUA, Hawaii - Anthony Kim wants 2011 to be a season that changes his career.
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GREENVILLE, S.C. - First-year head coach Bruce Fowler has named a defensive coordinator, hired a second defensive assistants and retained two offensive coaches for his staff at Furman.
If there's one good thing about the Bowl season, it's that you get a lot of interesting matchups between teams that don't otherwise get a chance to meet.
MIAMI - Jim Harbaugh needs no convincing that a playoff can work in college football.
ATLANTA - South Carolina is returning to the scene of its worst loss to face Florida State, which hopes to have Christian Ponder back, in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Friday night.
The numbers grow every year: 35 bowl games, 70 teams - the morphing of what was once a New Year's Day tradition into one that kicks off in mid-December and finishes closer to Martin Luther King Day than Jan. 1.