Monday, January 7, 2013
The Crimson Tide and the Fighting Irish will settle it tonight on the gridiron—who do you think will come out on top?
The college football season ends tonight, and what an ending it will be. Tonight’s BCS National Championship Game is a faceoff between two of the most storied programs that boast a total of 27 national championships. Notre Dame vs. Alabama. The Fighting Irish against the Crimson Tide. No. 1 vs. No. 2. Both teams have something to prove tonight. Notre Dame will be fighting to solidify its perfect season, while Alabama will be aiming to prove it was the best one-loss team in the country and worthy of its chance to repeat as the national champion. Despite its number-two ranking, several prominent sportswriters are picking Alabama to win. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Mark Bradley points out that since the BCS era began, no team has …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
If the Bulldogs beat Bama, they're likely headed to Miami to take on Notre Dame for the BCS title.
Well, here we are, on the brink of the SEC championship game, a game that many doubted the Georgia Bulldogs would reach this year, but which could propel them to the contest for the National Championship. The Bulldogs haven't won a national title since they beat Notre Dame in 1980, despite fielding one of the most consistently successful teams in the country. As Dan Wolken of USA Today put it, "There aren't many opportunities to put 30 years of frustration aside as a program, but Georgia is on the doorstep of one of them." To get in the door, the Bulldogs have to defeat No. 2 Alabama, no easy feat. Seth Emerson reports for the Ledger-Enquirer that the teams are pretty evenly matched, with Georgia bringing the nation's No. 1 quarterback in …
Monday, December 5, 2011
The SEC powerhouses will meet again for the national championship, but do you think the BCS got it right?
It's a decision that has rocked many in the sports world—a college football championship involving two teams that met earlier in the season. Not everyone agrees that LSU and Alabama should be meeting for the national championship next month, but that's the game the BCS set Sunday night, leaving Big 12 champion Oklahoma State to settle for a Fiesta Bowl against Stanford. Did the BCS get it right? Did Oklahoma State get the short end of the stick? Are any other teams more deserving of a national title shot? We want to know what you think—cast a vote in our poll, and then feel free to leave a comment explaining your vote.