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  • Mike Waddell leaving Towson for job in Arkansas' athletic department

    Mike Waddell leaving Towson for job in Arkansas' athletic department
    Mike Waddell, whose 2 1/2-year tenure as Towson's athletic director was marked both by the tremendous growth in its football and men's basketball programs and by the controversy surrounding the elimination of men's soccer and the proposed dropping of...
  • A primer on the College Football Playoff

     A primer on the College Football Playoff
    Playoffs? Yep. Playoffs. For the first time in major-college football history, the national champion will be crowned this year after a four-team playoff. The College Football Playoff, as it is officially — and unoriginally — named,...
  • Hancock touts 'common sense' College Football Playoff

    Fans now know exactly what the 2014 national championship trophy will look like. The road to the first title game in Arlington, Texas, remains a bit unclear. "The format is very simple," said Bill Hancock, College Football Playoff executive director,...
  • How would college football playoff, new ACC bowl lineup have looked this season?

     How would college football playoff, new ACC bowl lineup have looked this season?
    The most strident critics craved anarchy, a farewell overdose of controversy for the Bowl Championship Series. Come Sunday, however, after 15 weeks of unimaginable insanity, the most-deserving teams for the national title game were indisputable: Florida...
  • Teel Time: Virginia Tech AD Jim Weaver retiring for health reasons

    Teel Time: Virginia Tech AD Jim Weaver retiring for health reasons
    Jim Weaver, who presided over the most successful era in Virginia Tech sports history, is retiring at year’s end because of ongoing health problems. Sharon McCloskey, a long-time associate athletic director at the school, will serve as interim...
  • College Football Playoff names 13-member selection committee

    College Football Playoff names 13-member selection committee
    The names became official Wednesday when the new College Football Playoff unveiled the 13-member selection committee in charge of picking future national champions. Starting next year, the panel will replace the current BCS system and choose the top...
  • Teel Time: Swofford hails football selection committee, again pans NCAA

    Teel Time: Swofford hails football selection committee, again pans NCAA
    Basketball was the sport du jour Wednesday, but during interviews at the ACC’s preseason media gathering, commissioner John Swofford applauded the freshly minted selection committee for college football’s playoff and again broadsided the...
  • Amid sagging attendance SEC looks to convince fans to leave the sofa and head to the stadium

    Amid sagging attendance SEC looks to convince fans to leave the sofa and head to the stadium
    GAINESVILLE — Win and they will come, the adage goes. But times have changed, even in the SEC where the league's streak of seven straight national championships has coincided with sagging attendance. Take Alabama. Winners of the past two...
  • CBS Sports Network features Arkansas Razorbacks

     
    You could probably base a soap opera around what has transpired with the Arkansas football program earlier this year, but most Razorback fans would much rather look forward to the upcoming season rather than dwelling on the past. Thanks to CBS Sports...
  • Arkansas Razorbacks: Bret Bielema named new head football coach

    Arkansas Razorbacks: Bret Bielema named new head football coach
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas' eight-month long coaching search ends with a hire described by many as unexpected, but also the right choice. The school late Tuesday named Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema as the new head coach of the Arkansas...
  • Arkansas Razorbacks: Bielema ready to return Hogs back to SEC contender

    Arkansas Razorbacks: Bielema ready to return Hogs back to SEC contender
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Bret Bielema watched from afar in April as Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long handled the difficult circumstances surrounding Bobby Petrino's firing, liking what he saw so much that he wrote Long a letter of support a few...
  • Arkansas Razorbacks: John L. Smith relieved from duties as Razorbacks head football coach

    Arkansas Razorbacks: John L. Smith relieved from duties as Razorbacks head football coach
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - John L. Smith's temporary tenure as the head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks is over. The school told Smith Saturday he would not return next season following Arkansas' loss to No. 8 LSU 20-13 Friday.  The Razorbacks finished a...