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Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: By Claiming He Was Misquoted, Illini’s Beckman Misfires

It’s best for all if Tim Beckman just has a realistic view of his program.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2014

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Sports Verdict: Should A One-Loss Team Be In The BCS Championship Game?

With the shocking loss of Alabama to Auburn, questions again arise regarding the optimization of the BCS system. One of the primary issues up for debate: should a team with one loss be eligible for the title game?

12/05/2013

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

BCS Schedules Bowl Games With NFL Lockout In Mind

The uncertainty of the NFL Lockout has worked its way down to the college ranks. When the Bowl Championship Series chose dates for its five bowl games, it did so to avoid conflicts that could result from the lockout.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011

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BCS Strips USC Of 2004 National Championship

The University of Southern California has been stripped of their 2004 National Championship by the Bowl Championship Series.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011

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AP: Justice Department Will Meet With BCS

The college football world continues to be filled with controversy. Earlier this week it was Jim Tressel and Terrelle Pryor, now the Justice Department is taking aim at the BCS.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2011

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Justice Department Asks ‘Serious Questions’ About BCS

The Justice Department wants to know why the NCAA doesn’t have a college football playoff system and says there are “serious questions” about whether the current format to determine a national champion complies with antitrust laws.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

Brandon Knight

Thompson: The Five Best Moments Of The Tourney

As I struggled to watch a Butler-UConn national championship game completely devoid of made baskets, I thought what a shame it is that a historic, drama-filled NCAA tournament would end this way.

04/06/2011

NCAA Men's Championship Game

Wisch: The Worst Thing About The NCAA Title Game? Its Start Time

Believe it, or not, the basketball wasn’t the most sleep-inducing part of last night’s NCAA national championship game.

04/05/2011

Kemba Walker

UConn Tops Butler, Wins National Championship

Kemba Walker scored 16 points and Connecticut beat Butler 53-41 on Monday night to give Jim Calhoun his third national championship, something only four other coaches have done.

04/04/2011

Anthony Robles

Thompson: One-Legged Wrestling Champ Inspires

After winning a wrestling national championship as a senior in high school, Anthony Robles set his sights on achieving excellence in college.

03/23/2011

Michael Dyer

Muller: Auburn Is The National Champion? Not In My Eyes

Congratulations to the Auburn Tigers on winning the BCS National Championship. You definitely deserve to be the champions. Scratch that. No you don’t.

01/11/2011

Head coach Gene Chizik and Nick Fairley #90 of the Auburn Tigers celebrate the Tigers 22-19 victory against the Oregon Ducks during the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 10, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Auburn Wins National Championship

Auburn beats Oregon 22-19 to win BCS national college football championship.

670 The Score–01/10/2011