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Alabama vs. Notre Dame. The BCS championship game couldn't get much bigger.
The Crimson Tide locked up a spot in the title game in Miami on Jan. 7 with a 32-28 victory over Georgia in the SEC championship game Saturday.
Now the hype can begin for what could be the most-watched BCS title game since the system was implemented in 1998. It'd be hard to find two more popular programs and a more enticing matchup.
The top-ranked Fighting Irish have won eight AP national titles -- matching Alabama for the most -- but none since 1988. They'll be playing in their first BCS championship game.
Alabama is making its third BCS title game appearance in four years. The Crimson Tide is trying to become the first team to win back-to-back BCS titles, and three in four years.
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Alabama will get its shot at BCS history. For the first time since Ohio State made back-to-back trips to the BCS National Championship Game in 2007 and 2008, we have a return contender for the BCS title in the Crimson Tide.
But unlike the Buckeyes, who lost both attempts to lift the crystal football, the Crimson Tide have a shot to make history — and win a second straight BCS national...
As Alabama and Georgia prepare for Saturday’s Southeastern Conference Championship Game in Atlanta, for some reason, much more has been made of Alabama’s one loss than has been made of Georgia being beaten once this season. In fact, there has been more talk about the Crimson Tide’s one loss in 2011 than about the defeat suffered by the Bulldogs.
The SEC Championship game will give one team a birth in the BCS Championship game against Notre Dame. Will it be Alabama seeking its second consecutive title or will Georgia find a way to punch its ticket to the big dance. The game which will be played in the Georgia Dome is scheduled for a 4 p.m. EST kickoff and can be seen on CBS.
Ranked No. 2 and No. 3, Alabama and Georgia both...
Kelly comments on the Crimson Tide, injuries to his Irish, bowl preparation plans, and a mental victory in Atlanta.
The Irish weren’t a unanimous choice in the coaches balloting, and they weren’t even a top 3 team in one coach’s eyes. Three voters — Middle Tennessee’s Rick Stockstill, Texas Tech’s Tommy Tuberville and Vanderbilt’s James Franklin — had Alabama as the No. 1 team in the land. That much will be settled on Jan. 7 when the Crimson Tide and Irish meet for the BCS title...
The Southeastern Conference was begun and, fittingly, Alabama won the first SEC Championship. Saturday night in Atlanta, the Crimson Tide won its 23rd. A part of that remarkable record is that Bama is the only team to have won league titles in each of the parts of nine decades of the conference.
For all you Aggies, Fighting Irish, Wildcats, etc. interested in the Heisman race, be sure to check back all week as we’ll once again have our ‘Heisman Central’ page. The page will showcase all kinds of special features about the Heisman race, the candidates, the schools and the history surrounding the trophy. On Friday, we’ll [...]
Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame quarterback Kelly Hilinski had two visits lined up for early December but coaching changes at both programs have put those trips on hold for now.
Things are starting to look festive at The Frat House and on this week’s “Five Minutes at The Frat House with “Frat House Mike” & Sidekick! So what’s with all the love (and “fraudulent mystique”) about Notre Dame Fighting Irish football? “Frat House Mike” tries to get to the bottom of it . . .…
The matchup won't be official until Sunday evening, but No. 1 Notre Dame will take on 2012 BCS Champion and current No. 2 Alabama in Miami for the 2013 crown on January 7.