The Rose Bowl will celebrate its 100th game on New Year's Day in 2014 as college football's oldest bowl.
To mark the occasion, the game trophy has been modified by Tiffany to add 24-karat yellow gold vermeil accents to the 21-inch tall design that includes a three-quarter size sterling silver football.
It was unveiled Tuesday at the iconic stadium, where the logo for the 2014 BCS national championship game was already on the field. Read More
Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford hopes the decision by his members to hand over their television rights to the league helps bring stability to all of college athletics after three years of conference realignment chaos.
The ACC announced Monday its 15 current and future members agreed to a grant of rights, a legally binding deal that runs through 2027 and makes it nearly impossible for a school to switch conferences. Read More
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck can't wait to start his second NFL season.
There's plenty to learn -- new names, new faces, even a new offense.
Luck came back to town Saturday to help launch "Change the Play," a campaign intended to keep children active and make good nutritional choices. He's working through Riley Hospital for Children. Read More
BERKELEY — Despite numerous obstacles, Sonny Dykes landed a top-flight recruiting class in his first go around as Cal’s football coach.
The Bears are coming off the program’s poorest showing since the 2001 season and the team performed even worse in the classroom, but Dykes managed to haul in a top 30 class on national signing day Wednesday by championing the Cal brand. Read More
Shayne Skov watched his Stanford teammates prepare for last year’s Fiesta Bowl from the sideline. The notoriously energetic linebacker learned the meaning of patience as his ruptured left knee recovered from ACL surgery.
“With guys like that — it’s hard on them,” coach David Shaw said. “They only know one speed. They only know how to go.” Read More
Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers are looking forward to matching up with Tom Brady and the prolific offense of the New England Patriots on Sunday night.
It may be more a matter of keeping up.
After breakout performances in Kaepernick’s first two NFL starts, the San Francisco offense lacked rhythm and punch the past two weeks as the 49ers lost in overtime to the St. Louis Rams and struggled for three quarters before finishing off the Miami Dolphins. Read More
It was Jeff Chudy’s — and Bakersfield’s — first state title. And the coach opposite the Bakersfield sideline — whom Chudy vanquished — congratulated him.
“I just said, ‘Enjoy it. You don’t know when this is gonna happen again,’” City College of San Francisco coach George Rush told Chudy after losing Saturday’s California Community College Athletic Association football championship 35-14. “We’re spoiled. The guy is happy. He ought to be happy.”
Spoiled? Perhaps. Read More
On one side, a blossoming dynasty from the college football capital of the Deep South. On the other, the sport’s most famous team, trying to reclaim its place among the elite.
Notre Dame and Alabama bring star power and power football to the BCS championship.
The matchup became official Sunday night when the final standings were released and, to no one’s surprise, the Fighting Irish were first and the Crimson Tide was second. Read More
The backup quarterback always gets the most love from fans and it’s Colin Kaepernick’s turn now. But the way 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has handled this situation will come back to bite him. Read More
At the beginning of August, the story of how Josh Nunes ascended to Stanford’s starting quarterback job seemed to be something out of a Hollywood movie: His father spontaneously bought him a Cardinal cap at 8 years old, he fell in love with the team and developed into a sought-after recruit who spurned schools across the country for a chance to live out his dream.
This season’s script took another twist. Read More