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?


ANN ARBOR, MI - APRIL 16:  Head football coach Brady Hoke talks with his team during the annual Spring Game at Michigan Stadium on April 16, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

It Is What It Is: College Football Playoff

The name says it all: College Football Playoff.

97.1 The Ticket–04/24/2013

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - JANUARY 06: Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban spreaks with members of the media during the Discover BCS National Championship Head Coaches Press Conference on January 6, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

At The Movies, Saban Prefers Drama To Comedy

Alabama coach Nick Saban says he’s not much for comedies.

97.1 The Ticket–01/07/2013

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - JANUARY 06: Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly spreaks with members of the media during the Discover BCS National Championship Head Coaches Press Conference on January 6, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Will Game Live Up To Hype In BCS Championship?

Sometimes, the buildup to a game can overwhelm what actually happens on the field.

97.1 The Ticket–01/07/2013

Players huddle in prayer following the Kansas City Chiefs 27-21 victory over the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium on December 2, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri -- the day after Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend at their home, then drove to the Chiefs' practice facility and took his own life. (Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Sports Year: Sad Sagas The Story Of 2012

Again and again, it seemed, the sports world in 2012 saw the end of long tales with tragic or, at best, bittersweet endings.

97.1 The Ticket–01/01/2013

Mal Moore the Athletic Director of the University of Alabama and Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide stand next to all the trophies awarded to Alabama as the national champion after defeating Louisiana State University Tigers in the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game. (Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

National Titles: Who Decides? Mostly, The Schools

No wonder “mythical” is the word that often precedes national title.

97.1 The Ticket–12/28/2012

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: U.S. President Barack Obama (3rd L) poses for a group picture with members of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide, including coach Nick Saban (2nd L), quarterback A.J. McCarron (L), and offensive lineman Barrett Jones (4th L)during a South Lawn event at the White House April 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama hosted the BCS national champion to honor their win over the Louisiana State University Tigers. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

BCS Gets Boot In Favor Of 4-Team Playoff

The best way to determine a major college football champion seemed so obvious to so many for so long. Just have a playoff.

97.1 The Ticket–06/27/2012

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Next Step On Path To Playoff: Presidents Chime In

The only things standing in the way of a major college football playoff are 12 university presidents.

97.1 The Ticket–06/26/2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 03: Players from the Michigan Wolverines celebrate with fans and students after they won 23-20 in overtime against the Virginia Tech Hokies during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 3, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

BCS Commissioners Settle On Plan For Playoff

The BCS commissioners are backing a playoff plan with the sites for the national semifinals rotating among the major bowl games and a selection committee picking the teams.

97.1 The Ticket–06/21/2012

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02: Running back Montee Ball #28 of the Wisconsin Badgers leaps over John Boyett #20 of the Oregon Ducks in the third quarter at the 98th Rose Bowl Game on January 2, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Road To BCS Changes Filled With Bumps

The guys in charge of changing the BCS are headed back to Chicago, hoping to make more progress at a meeting Wednesday than they did the last time they were there.

97.1 The Ticket–06/19/2012