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COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 29: The Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate their 42-28 victory over the Michigan Wolverines by performing their alma mater song Carmen Ohio at Ohio Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: The Playoff Begins Now

The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

EUGENE, OR - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks warms up prior to the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Mariota, Gordon Leading Race Down Stretch

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota looks to be the favorite this season, but Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon also has a decent shot to win the award.

CBS Chicago–11/26/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 8: Jalin Marshall #17 of the Ohio State Buckeyes returns a punt 26 yards in the second quarter of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on November 8, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

CFB Spotlight: Championship Races Come Down To Final Stretch

College football’s regular season is coming down the final stretch, which means it is crunch time in the conference and division championship races.

11/18/2014

Maryland coach Mark Turgeon. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Emma: Maryland, Rutgers Aim To Build Unique Brands In Big Ten

“Adding New Jersey, New York, D.C., Baltimore, it’s obviously going to be great,” Maryland coach Mark Turgeon says.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 18: Jaylon Smith #9 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish hits Dalvin Cook #4 of the Florida State Seminoles during their game at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

CFB Spotlight: Get Ready To Debate 1-Loss Playoff Contenders

Which one-loss team has the edge? So many pivotal games are still to come.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2014

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Everett Golson Goes Head-To-Head With Jameis Winston

There is no disputing which game deserves the Heisman spotlight game this week. Notre Dame and Florida State will offer the biggest stage for a pair of Heisman Trophy candidates.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 11: Amir Carlisle #3 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is tackled by Sam Smiley #3 and Travis Hughes #9 of the North Carolina Tar Heels at Notre Dame Stadium on October 11, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated North Carloina 50-43. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Notre Dame Fighting For Respect Vs. Florida State

Until Notre Dame proves it can beat one of the elite programs in college football on a grand stage, the overall assessment of Notre Dame will be that it is good, but not good enough. But this season appears to be up for grabs with plenty of surprises still to come. Can Notre Dame offer one more surprise?

CBS Chicago–10/14/2014

SEC commissioner Mike Slive. (Getty Images)

NCAA Board Hands 5 Biggest Conferences More Power

The power conferences will now have the ability to create their own rules.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2014

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Big 12 Commissioner: ‘Cheating Pays’

“There’s a lot of change coming,” Bob Bowlsby says.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2014

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Wisch: When It Comes To Titles, Big Ten Is Final Forlorn

The Big Ten has sent 18 teams to the Final Four in the last quarter century but has just one champion.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2014

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: March Is Better Off Without Emperors Boeheim, Krzyzewski

Duke and Syracuse are out, but the college basketball world remains on its axis.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2014

Head coach Jimmy Patsos of Siena (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Transfers Find Second Home In The MAAC

Billy Baron, the MAAC Player of the Year, played in the ACC and Atlantic-10 before coming to Canisius, giving him a better perspective than most on the quality of play across conferences.

03/10/2014

DePaul coach Oliver Purnell. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Bernstein: College Basketball Around Here Sucks

College basketball has come to die in Chicago, where the five local teams have a .341 winning percentage.

670 The Score–02/23/2014

TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 5: Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles winds up for a pass against the Maryland Terrapins during the first half on October 5, 2013 at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. The Seminoles went to beat the Terrapins 63-0. (Photo by Jeff Gammons/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: It May Be Hard To Admit, But The BCS Got It Right

Are the two best teams in the country right now scheduled to collide in Pasadena, California? It would be difficult to prove otherwise.

12/10/2013

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - NOVEMBER 2: Andre Williams #44 of the Boston College Eagles breaks a touchdown run against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the second half at Alumni Stadium. The Eagles won the game 34 to 27. November 2, 2013 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Boston College’s Andre Williams Rushes In To The Mix

With the competition wide open for the Heisman Trophy, Boston College running back Andre Williams has become a bit of a rising contender.

11/28/2013

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 02: Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles rushes in the first half against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the game on September 2, 2013 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: FSU’s Jameis Winston Not A Victim Of Freshman Mistakes

It takes a truly special year by a freshman to deserve the kind of Heisman respect that leads to an invite to New York. Fortunately for Florida State, freshman quarterback Jameis Winston is having just that kind of season so far.

10/17/2013

CLEMSON, SC - AUGUST 31: Roderick McDowell #25 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 38-35 at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Image

College Football Spotlight: Clemson, FSU Ready To Showcase The ACC’s Best

This weekend, college football will shift its attention to the ACC. Playing in the shadows of the SEC the last few years, the ACC will offer this week’s game of the week when Clemson hosts Florida State.

10/14/2013

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 03: Teddy Bridgewater #7 of the Louisville Cardinals throws a pass during the game against the Temple Owls at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on November 3, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater Looks For Big Day At Temple

Teddy Bridgewater may be one of the best quarterbacks in the nation, but his best bet to become Louisville’s first Heisman Trophy winner in school history will come from putting up huge numbers and seeing other candidates take a stumble.

10/03/2013

Jim Delany holds up a New York Yankees jersey after announcing a Big Ten bowl agreement with the Pinstripe Bowl in New York City. (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Wisch: Big Ten, ACC Set To Battle Over The Big Apple

The Big Ten and ACC are both looking to expand their reach to New York City.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2013

(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Is Big Ten Expansion Over? ACC Media Deal Halts Exodus

The Atlantic Coast Conference presidents have agreed for the league to retain media rights for a school that leaves the conference.

04/22/2013

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