Latest Bowl Championship Series News

Thanks for the memories: This isn't your dad's Nebraska-OU

Sep. 14, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's visit to third-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday is a trip down memory lane for the over-40 set of college football fans. It's the 50th anniversary of the “Game of the Century,” the showdown between the nation's Nos. 1 and 2 teams in Norman...

USC fires Clay Helton 2 games into 7th season in charge

Sep. 13, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clay Helton's unlikely tenure as the head football coach at Southern California began bizarrely and lasted far longer than almost anybody expected. The folksy Southerner won a Rose Bowl and a Pac-12 title early on, but he never won over most of the...

Week 1 Preview: Top-five matchup and Tide's new quarterback

Sep. 03, 2021 02:13 AM EDT

No team has lost its opening game and reached the Bowl Championship Series title game or the College Football Playoff. Something to keep in mind when watching No. 3 Clemson play No. 5 Georgia in the biggest game of the opening weekend of the season. ...

No. 7 Cyclones open season of high expectations against UNI

Sep. 02, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

No. 7 Iowa State (0-0) vs. Northern Iowa (0-0), Saturday at 4:30 p.m. EDT (ESPN+). Line: No line, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Iowa State leads 23-6-3. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Expectations for...

Oregon will welcome returning fans against Fresno State

Sep. 02, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

The Ducks are finally going to feel that Autzen atmosphere again. Eleventh-ranked Oregon will play in front of a crowd for the first time since November 2019 on Saturday when the team hosts Fresno State. “It’s priceless," Oregon coach Mario...

UCLA looks to continue momentum against No. 16 LSU

Sep. 02, 2021 02:59 AM EDT

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: UCLA (1-0) hosts No. 16 LSU in a prime-time game at the Rose Bowl. This is the first meeting between the programs. The Bruins rolled to a 44-10 victory over Hawaii last Saturday as Chip...

Fiesta Bowl, Caesars announce sports betting partnership

Aug. 23, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Fiesta Bowl Organization announced a multi-year partnership with Caesars Entertainment on Monday, pairing one of the biggest postseason college football games with legal sports gambling in Arizona. It’s the first partnership between a college bowl...

USC AD measured in discussing Clay Helton's job security

Aug. 20, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California athletic director Mike Bohn had the chance to defend embattled coach Clay Helton. He could have taken Helton off the proverbial hot seat before his sixth season leading the Trojans, who are ranked 15th in The Associated Press Top...

No. 25 Arizona State has raised the bar under Edwards

Aug. 19, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Herm Edwards is off to a successful start in his first stint as a college coach, turning Arizona State into a Pac-12 contender. With it, he has raised the bar in the desert. The days of scratching for a bowl spot may be over. ...

Brewer, Rising battling to become starting QB at Utah

Aug. 12, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the second straight year, the Utah Utes have entered camp undecided on who will be the starting quarterback. The competition to lead the offense has turned into a two-man race between Baylor transfer Charlie Brewer and redshirt sophomore...