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CLEMSON, SC - AUGUST 31: A view of the BCS National Championship Trophy during their game at Memorial Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Which BCS Buster Has Inside Track To The Bowl Championship Series?

Northern Illinois looks to become the second back-to-back BCS Buster in the history of the BCS, joining TCU. Fresno State, currently the top team in the BCS-busting Mountain West Conference, is looking to reach their first BCS bowl game. So, who has the best shot?

10/29/2013

Anthony Wells celebrates NIU's MAC Championship Game win with an orange. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Harris: NIU Looks To Turn The Page After Orange Bowl Run

Coming off possibly the most successful year in Northern Illinois Football history, new head coach Rod Carey has one message for his team: turn the page, the Orange Bowl is behind them.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2013

NIU students line up to board buses to Miami for the Orange Bowl. The NIU Huskies won their first BCS bid in 2012, and will face the Florida State Seminoles in the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Caravan Of NIU Students En Route To Miami For Orange Bowl

The caravan carrying 1,300 students and 52 staffers started leaving the DeKalb campus shortly after 11 a.m. on Sunday, and was expected to arrive in Miami around 1 p.m. Monday.

WBBM Newsradio–12/31/2012

Northern Illinois Huskies team celebrate their undefeated season, after defeating the Kent State Golden Flashes 44-37 during the Mid-American Conference Championship game at Ford Field on November 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

NIU Football Team Headed To Florida For Orange Bowl

The Northern Illinois University football team and coaches were on their way to Miami on Wednesday morning, headed for their New Year’s Day matchup with Florida State in the Orange Bowl.

CBS Chicago–12/26/2012

Anthony Wells celebrates NIU's MAC Championship Game win with an orange. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Photo: ‘Kirk Herbstreit Can Bite Me’ T-Shirt

It’s safe to say Kirk Herbstreit isn’t the most popular man in DeKalb.

670 The Score–12/12/2012

Bobby Winkel #27 of Northern Illinois and teammates enter the field before the Mid-American Conference Championship game against Kent State at Ford Field on November 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

DeKalb Gas Station Has A Message For ESPN

By now, the shock should have dissipated…

670 The Score–12/04/2012

Anthony Wells celebrates NIU's MAC Championship Game win with an orange. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Haugh: Herbstreit Was Wrong To Criticize NIU’s Orange Bowl Bid

Since news broke than Northern Illinois University would play in the Orange Bowl after a 12-1 season that saw them on top of the Mid-American Conference, fans and analysts have criticized the Huskies for being undeserving of their BCS bowl bid.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2012

The Northern Illinois Huskies celebrate their second straight MAC title. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

NIU Offers Students Free Orange Bowl Tickets

NIU students concerned about the cost of a ticket to see their school play in the Orange Bowl can breathe a sigh of relief.

670 The Score–12/03/2012

Northern Illinois University Huskies Logo

Northern Illinois Headed To Orange Bowl

The Huskies are headed to the Orange Bowl, set to make their Bowl Championship Series debut against Florida State.

12/02/2012

Notre Dame lost to Florida State in the 1996 Orange Bowl. (Getty Images)

Notre Dame In Talks With ACC About Orange Bowl

Notre Dame says it has had talks with the Atlantic Coast Conference about the Orange Bowl.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

The Coaches' Trophy is seen at media day for the BCS National Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Report: Big Ten’s Playoff Plan May Not Gain Approval

As those in charge of college football continue to meet in Dallas, discussing the fate of the BCS, it appears the Big Ten’s proposed playoff plan may not fly among the rest of the college football teams.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen celebrates after winning the Orange Bowl. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Zuba: The Case For A College Football Playoff

I’ve never understood the obsession with college bowl games. Teams compete all season long, for what? 

A chance to win the Sugar Bowl? The Little Caesars Pizza Bowl? Or even worse — the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl? 



CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

2004 FedEx Orange Bowl

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