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College Bowl Predictions: Projecting Winner of Every BCS Game

The full slate of BCS games to conclude the 2013 campaign was announced on Sunday night, rewarding 10 programs for their elite efforts over the course of the season.<p>Although the first major playoff game—the Rose Bowl—doesn’t kick off until New Year’s Day at 5 p.m. ET, it’s not too early to start …

College Football

Athletics free from doping is an unrealistic idea - Michael Johnson

<b>Four-time Olympic champion Michael Johnson believes it is "unrealistic" to think athletics will ever be drug-free.</b><p>Six Jamaicans, including former 100m world-record holder Asafa Powell and 2004 Olympic sprint relay champion Sherone Simpson, tested positive for banned substances earlier this …

Doping

NFL Referees Keep Making Bad Calls And The NFL Keeps Having To Admit Their Mistakes

Every week of the NFL season brings its share of incredible catches, touchdown celebrations, cringeworthy injuries and press conference cliches. To the likely disappointment of the NFL brass in New York City, each week of the season also seems increasingly likely to include at least one admission …

NCAA holds firm: No pay for play

Despite a growing public perception that college athletes in revenue-generating sports should be compensated beyond their scholarships, NCAA …

Power conferences seek autonomy

NEW YORK -- The five power conferences of college sports want more flexibility in providing financial support to athletes.<p>A major reason they lack …

Lenzelle Smith Jr., Ohio State cruise to 38-point rout of Bryant

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When opposing teams scout No. 3 Ohio State, they seldom notice Lenzelle Smith Jr.<p>Buckeyes coach Thad Matta hopes they keep ignoring …

No. 4 Wisconsin off to best start in decade after win over Milwaukee

MADISON, Wis. -- Leave it to Bo Ryan to find fault with No. 4 Wisconsin's biggest margin of victory of the young season or tying its best start in 70 …

Arizona runs over New Mexico State in 1st game in decade at No. 1

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Listening to his coach's admonishment to attack more, Arizona freshman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson took off from the right side of the …