college football

BCS Title Contenders Met Once Before In Historic Clash

By Jim McCoy Mon 7th January SportsBCS title gamecollege football
early four decades ago, on a dreary night in New Orleans, two titans of college football met for the first time. It was a time of jarring social and political turmoil in America: the pain of the civil rights movement was still fresh and U.S.Read More »

Beavs, 'Horns Hook Up For Alamo Bowl

By Jim McCoy Mon 3rd December Sportscollege footballOregon State Beavers
Texas will make a short postseason trip this year to face No. 15 Oregon State in the Alamo Bowl. The Longhorns (8-4) will need only to zip down Interstate 35 to San Antonio for the Dec. 29 game.Read More »

Rumors of Tennessee Pursuing Gruden Denied

By Jim McCoy Wed 28th November Sportscollege footballJon GrudenTennessee
Jon Gruden says he hasn't received an offer to coach the Tennessee Volunteers as part of a deal that includes becoming part owner of the Cleveland Browns. Memphis TV station WREG reported Gruden was weighing a Tennessee offer that would give him a piece of the Browns, who are owned by Jimmy Haslam - brother of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.Read More »

Beavs Assess Civil War Loss

By Jim McCoy Mon 26th November Sportscollege footballOregon State Beavers
When the Oregon State Beavers gathered to discuss the wreckage that was a 48-24 loss to Oregon Saturday, there was really no need for a post-mortem. The causes of the disaster were obvious. The Beavers never gave themselves a chance. Six turnovers - four interceptions and two fumbles - buried the Beavers as much as Oregon's otherworldly spread offense, which rolled up 570 yards.Read More »

Former Ducks OC Tedford May Be In Jeopardy at Cal

California coach Jeff Tedford says he expects to meet next week with athletic director Sandy Barbour to discuss his future after the Golden Bears finish their worst season under his tenure. Tedford said Tuesday he will begin a thorough evaluation of what went wrong for the program as soon as the season ends Saturday night at No.Read More »

Ducks, Beavers May Test New Starting QBs

Even though Kevin Hogan grew up the son of a lobbyist and attended high school six blocks from the Capitol building, nobody had to do any politicking for him to be Stanford's starting quarterback. The way Hogan has played made him a nearly unanimous choice. In one of the smoothest and least controversial changes any major program will ever have, Hogan has quietly supplanted Josh Nunes undeRead More »

Oregon- USC Showdown

By Jim McCoy Wed 31st October Sportscollege footballOregon DucksUSC Trojans
Back at the start of the season, Oregon's game at USC was circled on lots of calendars. It appeared at the time to be the marquee matchup of the Pac-12 season, as well as a possible preview of the league championship game, with the Trojans entering the season ranked No. 1 in the preseason poll and Oregon ranked fifth.Read More »

Pac 12 Race Heating Up

By Jim McCoy Wed 24th October Sportscollege footballPac 12 conference
Oregon State is off to its best start since before World War I, undefeated and up to seventh in the BCS rankings. All that has done is keep the Beavers on pace with second-ranked Oregon in the Pac-12 North Division. Heading into the final five weeks of the regular season, the Pac-12's division races are heating up. The North will likely come down to the two Oregon schoolRead More »

Ducks and Buckeyes To Meet in 2020 and 2021

By Jim McCoy Wed 24th October Sportscollege footballOregon Ducks
Ohio State and Oregon have agreed to a home-and-home series with games to be played in 2020 in Eugene, Ore., and in 2021 in Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes and the Ducks have met eight times, including in the 2010 Rose Bowl game, a 26-17 Ohio State win. The first meeting between the teams came in the 1958 Rose Bowl, a 10-7 Ohio State win.Read More »

Huskies Have Concerns To Address As They Prep For No.7 Beavers

By Jim McCoy Tue 23rd October Sportscollege footballOregon State Beavers
Washington's three-game losing streak is enough of a concern for Steve Sarkisian that with a home game against No. 7 Oregon State this week, correcting the Huskies' road woes can take a backseat. But the reality is that very soon, Washington will need to correct its trend of being uncompetitive away from home or its goal of reaching a bowl game for a third straight season will disappear.Read More »


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