Souhan: Expanding College Football Playoff would limit guesswork

Souhan: Expanding College Football Playoff would limit guesswork

After decades of denying the intelligence of a playoff, college football finally adopted one a few years ago. It worked so well they expanded it from two to four teams. In this case, more is better, and even more would be much better.
Gophers
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Brohm leaving Western Kentucky to take Boilermakers job

Jeff Brohm is leaving Western Kentucky to take the head coaching job at Purdue.The Boilermakers announced the move Monday, calling him "one of the most…
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38 minutes ago

UConn new No. 1 in AP women's basketball poll, passing Irish

UConn is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll, moving ahead of Notre Dame on Monday.
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11:40am

Ohio State, Michigan dominate AP All-Big Ten team

Ohio State and Michigan dominated the selections for The Associated Press All-Big Ten football team.The Buckeyes placed eight players on the first team, with center…
Gophers
11:16am

Villanova back at No. 1 in AP Top 25 men's hoops poll

Reigning national champion Villanova is No. 1 in the AP Top 25 men's college basketball poll for the second time in school history.The Wildcats (8-0),…
Gophers
8:50am

Jackson, Watson likely to be among Heisman finalists

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson is expected to be among the finalists for the Heisman Trophy and Clemson's Deshaun Watson is hoping to make it for a second consecutive season.
News, live video, more: Keep up with Minnesota's D-II and D-III teams
State college sports News, live video, more: Keep up with Minnesota's D-II and D-III teams
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Minnesota college sports goes well beyond the Gophers. Here's a guide to the conferences that include the state's Division II and Division III programs.
Gophers
1:55am

Sub-.500 bowl teams now becoming almost routine

and one of them is heading into the game with a 5-7 record.
Gophers
1:40am

BOWL STORIES: Finales, contrasts in style, coaching carousel

The Alabama invitational, um, College Football Playoff is set, along with 38 other bowl games big and small.From coaching intrigue to record-setting runs there should…
Gophers
December 4

No conference title? No problem. It's happened before

Ohio State is the first team in the playoff's three-year history to be included despite failing to win its conference.
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Gophers
December 4

Fiesta Bowl could be a QB showdown

Ohio State did not play in the Big Ten championship game a year ago and ended up in the Fiesta Bowl instead of the College Football Playoff.
Gophers
December 4

Wisconsin to face undefeated Western Michigan in Cotton Bowl

Mid-American Conference champion Western Michigan, the only FBS team other than Alabama that is still undefeated, will play Big Ten runner-up Wisconsin in a matchup of teams making their first Cotton Bowl appearances.
Gophers
December 4

Washington could be the toughest test for Alabama's defense

The top-ranked Crimson Tide, fresh from facing teams with pedestrian passing games, will play the Huskies Dec. 31 in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta's Georgia Dome. That's where Alabama (13-0) just dispatched Florida 54-16 in the Southeastern Conference championship game.
Gophers
December 4

Panel's playoff picks came down to Washington vs. Penn State

It worked out great Sunday for Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Washington. Not so great if you root for Penn State.
Gophers
December 4

Southern California meets Penn State in 103rd Rose Bowl

Southern California and Penn State followed two difficult paths to reach a remarkable reunion eight years later in the Rose Bowl.
Gophers
December 4

Monique Billings helps No. 10 UCLA rout Hawaii 72-49

Monique Billings had 16 points and eight rebounds to help No. 10 UCLA rout Hawaii 72-49 on Sunday for its 17th consecutive victory at Pauley Pavilion.
Sports
December 4

Reusse: Bittersweet ending for St. Thomas in D-III playoff loss

St. Thomas did itself in with five interceptions and three lost fumbles — while the visiting Titans didn't have any turnovers.
Gophers
December 4

McCall helps No. 11 Stanford handle UC Davis 68-42

Erica McCall scored 17 points with a season-high 13 rebounds and No. 11 Stanford handled UC Davis 68-42 on Sunday.
Vikings
December 4

WMU rowing to Cotton Bowl to play Big 10 runner-up Wisconsin

The 12th-ranked Broncos (13-0, No. 15 CFP), the Mid-American Conference champions and the only FBS team other than top-ranked Alabama still undefeated, will play Big Ten runner-up and eighth-ranked Wisconsin (10-3, No. 8 CFP) on Jan. 2 in the Dallas Cowboys' home stadium.
Sports
December 4

St. Thomas football's loss stirs memories of similar fate for St. John's in 1991

St. John's had a team worthy of a national champion in 1991. And then the turnovers came by the handful, and the coach needed comforting.
Gophers
December 4

No. 2 UConn wins 82nd straight, beats No. 14 Texas 72-54

Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are finding new ways to win each game.
Gophers
December 4

No. 13 Washington women beat cold-shooting Fresno St. 85-54

Kelsey Plum scored 30 points, and Chantel Osahor grabbed a career-high 22 rebounds and added 13 points as No. 13 Washington rolled to an 85-54 victory over Fresno State on Sunday for its fifth straight win.
FBS Championship
Final, 1/11
1 2 3 4 F
Alabama 14-1 7 7 7 24 45
Clemson 14-1 14 0 10 16 40