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  • Oregon Ducks beat Kansas State: Is this Chip Kelly's last game? (+video)

    The Oregon Ducks dismantled No. 7 Kansas State 35-17 at the Fiesta Bowl. The Oregon Ducks led 8-0 within the first 12 seconds of the game. Was this coach Chip Kelly's last game with the Ducks?

  • How many calories in a Big Mac? McDonald's to list calorie counts

    McDonald's will list the calories on its menu items starting Monday. Federal healthcare reforms will require calorie counts on menus starting next year.

  • NFL 2012: a banner year for rookie quarterbacks

    Encouraged by the success of Carolina’s Cam Newton and Cincinnati’s Andy Dalton last season, five teams hand the offensive controls to five players fresh out of the college ranks.

  • At last, college football playoffs: BCS commissioners agree on plan

    College football semi-finals will rotate among the traditional major bowl games, while the finals will look more like the Super Bowl.

  • Occupy the Rose Bowl Parade: Protesters gearing up to march behind the roses

    About 300 Occupy protesters have been given permission to march at the end of the Rose Parade on Monday in Pasadena, Calif. But the protesters don't have an official float.

  • Heisman finalists named for 2011 college football award

    Heisman finalists include two quarterbacks, a pair of running backs and a defensive player. The Heisman finalists will find out who won Saturday night.

  • Opinion Penn State, Sandusky, and Paterno: When did football kill student activism?

    It wasn't always like this. Throughout college football's history, students and players have boycotted games in protest of evils like segregation and racism. But what about alleged child sex abuse? Now, students seemed lulled into thinking that 'king football' must continue, at all costs.

  • Death to the BCS

    Death to the BCS

    Three sportswriters call for sacking the Bowl Championship Series and replacing it with a true playoff.

  • In Pictures NFL draft 2011 prospects

    Blaine Gabbert: Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert (11) prepares to throw as Iowa Hawkeyes defensive end Adrian Clayborn (94) pursues during the third quarter of the Insight Bowl NCAA college football game on Dec. 28, 2010, in Tempe, Ariz.

  • Rose Bowl: Do you remember its famous football blooper?

    Rose Bowl: Do you remember its famous football blooper?

    Saturday’s Rose Bowl game, the 97th in its long history, boasts the only undefeated team, Texas Christian, that didn’t make it into this year’s Bowl Championship Series title game (Auburn versus Oregon on Jan. 10 in Glendale, Ariz.). Third-ranked, 12-0 TCU, the Mountain West Conference champ, will make its first-ever appearance in Pasadena against 11-1 Wisconsin of the Big Ten. The Badgers are fourth-ranked in most polls. TCU's Horned Frogs haven’t played a more important game since 1939, when as the nation’s No. 1 team they defeated Carnegie Tech, 15-7, in the Sugar Bowl. This marks Wisconsin’s seventh trip to the Rose Bowl, but its first since 2000. In a statistical oddity, TCU and Wisconsin have both averaged 43.3 points per game, fourth best in the country. Coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. ET on ESPN. To prep for the game, try your hand at this 20-question Rose Bowl quiz.