close Video Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma face off in College playoffs The four teams set to compete in the NCAA football playoffs will be Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma. The four teams chosen to compete in the College Football Playoff have been revealed. SEC champion Alabama, ACC champion Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma were picked Sunday as the four teams that made the cut. The semifinal games will be played on December 29, ahead of the College Football Playoff National Championship on January 7. Oklahoma, Georgia, and Ohio State all had numbers to support a spot in the CFP, according to ESPN. The sports network said Georgia had the best strength of schedule of the three and Ohio State had the best strength of record, a statistic that measures how strong a team's record is given its schedule. On Saturday, Clemson's Travis Etienne ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns, Trevor Lawrence threw two short scoring passes and the Tigers beat Pitt 42-10 … [Read more...] about College Football Playoff: Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma chosen as final four teams
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The complete 2018-19 College Football Playoff and bowl schedule was announced on Sunday.There are 40 bowls this season, involving 78 teams (two of those 78 will advance to the College Football playoff championship game). The College Football Playoff semifinals this year are the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl, and take place on Saturday, Dec. 29. The College Football Playoff national championship game takes place Monday, Jan. 7 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.Below is the full list, updated as the teams are officially announced. Includes complete schedule, including kickoff time, site, host city and TV information (all times Central):Saturday, Dec. 15Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl (at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta) North Carolina A&T (9-2) vs. Alcorn State (9-3), 11 a.m., ABCNew Mexico Bowl (at Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque) TBA vs. TBA, 1 p.m., ESPNAuto Nation Cure Bowl (at Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fla.) Louisiana (7-6) vs. TBA, 1:30 p.m., CBS … [Read more...] about Complete 2018-19 College Football Playoff, bowl schedule, updated pairings
The 2018 college football season will enter its 10th week after Saturday's games, and that means it will be time for the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season. The CFP selection committee, chaired by Oregon Ducks athletic director Rob Mullens, will release its first set of Top 25 rankings during a live ESPN broadcast at 4 p.m. PT Tuesday, Oct. 30 (Live stream at Watch ESPN). The committee will then put out a Top 25 every Tuesday thereafter through Nov. 27. The final College Football Playoff rankings will be released on Sunday, Dec. 2. That is selection day, when the four playoff semifinal teams and the New Year's bowl matchups will be announced. The playoff semifinal games will be played at the Orange Bowl and the Cotton Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 29. The College Football Playoff National Championship game is set for Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The CFP selection committee members are: Rob Mullens (chair), Frank Beamer, Paola … [Read more...] about When do the College Football Playoff rankings come out?
Brand Celebrates with Third Season of Eckrich’s Road to the National Championship Sweepstakes for Fans Nationwide /EIN News/ -- SMITHFIELD, Va., July 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eckrich®, the makers of naturally hardwood smoked sausage and perfectly seasoned deli meats, announced today that it is continuing its partnership as the Official Smoked Sausage and Deli Meat Sponsor of the College Football Playoff (CFP). A tailgate and homegate favorite, the beloved sausage and deli brand will host a multifaceted campaign during the 2018 college football season and at the 2019 national championship game, including bringing back its popular Road to the National Championship sweepstakes*. To celebrate the extended partnership, and capitalize on the momentum as an official CFP sponsor, Eckrich will present one of the most thrilling moments in college football each week throughout the football season. Now in its third year, the brand’s Road to the National Championship … [Read more...] about Eckrich® Extends College Football Playoff Partnership with New Two-Year Agreement
If a stranger stops you for directions to a Twin Cities sports venue in coming days, weeks, months ... be kind. He or she might be an athlete, hurrying to compete for an NCAA championship. Starting Friday, with the Women’s Frozen Four at Ridder Arena, the University of Minnesota will host four NCAA postseason events in 23 days. Next week, the men’s Swimming and Diving Championships return to the Freeman Aquatic Center. Two weeks later, the Men’s Frozen Four is back at Xcel Energy Center. On the same day the NCAA crowns a new men’s hockey champion, April 7, the University also will host an NCAA women’s gymnastics regional. “It is a lot,” Gophers senior associate athletic director Tom McGinnis said. “Moving forward, we’ve been a little bit more strategic about how we bid with the NCAA to make sure we don’t have so many clustered together like we have right now.” This is just a warm-up. The volleyball Final Four will pack … [Read more...] about The Twin National Championship Cities: Minneapolis, St. Paul take turns as NCAA title towns