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December 2, 2018 7:55 PM Oklahoma snags fourth spot in NCAA football playoffs

Georgia (11-2) dropped a spot to fifth and Ohio State (12-1) remained sixth in the selection committee’s final top 25 released Sunday. The Bulldogs lost a dramatic Southeastern Conference championship game to Alabama on Saturday, while the Buckeyes won the Big Ten championship. “Every combination was vetted, looking at their full body of work, their 12

December 2, 2018 2:12 AM Alabama goes back to Jalen Hurts, beats Georgia to stay No. 1

This time, it was Hurts who bailed out the Crimson Tide. When he trotted off the field after the winning TD, Tagovailoa was one of the first ones to greet him on the sideline. Afterward, they stood side-by-side on the podium in the middle of the field while Alabama received its SEC championship trophy. Now, the Crimson Tide is headed back to the College 10

November 30, 2018 3:06 PM Championship weekend sets up SEC play-in and Murray’s Heisman push

College football closes its regular season with championship weekend, leading to selection Sunday when the playoff is set and the bowls are matchups are finalized. This is the first season in FBS where each of the 10 conferences has a championship game, but as a bonus there are some regular-season games sprinkled in to the slate. Teams such as Virginia 13

November 26, 2018 2:16 PM How about a World Cup of Canadian Football?

The Grey Cup was great (when isn’t it). Appointment watching, really. Happy for Bo Levi Mitchell and the Calgary Stampeders. And how about those Ottawa Redblacks. The Ottawa Senators are the only team in the NHL who can say the CFL team in their city is cutting their grass. Good for the Lumberjacks. I know this is a hockey blog, but in honour of the Grey Cup – and they did look like they were skating 14

November 22, 2018 12:28 AM Grey Cup coaches Dickenson, Campbell are a mutual admiration society

For the second time in three years, the Calgary Stampeders will face the Ottawa Redblacks in the CFL title game. In 2016, Campbell’s Redblacks earned the stunning 39-33 overtime overtime win. The Stampeders return for the third straight year but are 0-2 under Dickenson. However both opened the Grey Cup coaches news conference by taking care of business 25

November 19, 2018 6:42 PM Bombers coach O’Shea brushes off controversial comments from Dickenson

“Well, I’m a proud (expletive) Canadian,” O’Shea quipped. “Him and I have already spoken. “Things get (said) in the heat of the battle. It really is a heat-of-the-moment type of thing and I’ve got a good relationship with Dave.” Asked what was said in their conversation, O’Shea said “That’s between him and I. I’ve got a lot of respect for Dave.” “I congratulate 14

November 19, 2018 1:45 AM Joe Theismann feels Alex Smith’s pain

LANDOVER, MD.—Alex Smith seemed to know immediately this was bad. Really, really bad. He covered his face with both hands, then a white towel, before his fractured right leg was placed in an air cast and he was carted off the field. One of his predecessors as quarterback of the Washington Redskins, Joe Theismann, was at Sunday’s game and sensed the same — all-too-familiar 16

November 15, 2018 11:47 PM NFL provides University of Calgary $12M for concussions research

Emery says research will evaluate risk factors, look at how to predict recovery and gauge effectiveness of concussion prevention across multiple sports including hockey, rugby, football, lacrosse, wrestling, soccer, basketball, volleyball and cheerleading. “We will recruit over 6,000 high school students across 60 schools nationally and we will follow 13

November 12, 2018 6:56 PM Why the Thanksgiving TV episode is the very best kind of holiday special

There comes a time in the life of every major TV show when writers must give thanks for their show’s longevity and write a Thanksgiving episode. The Thanksgiving TV episode is a distinctly American TV tradition for a distinctly American holiday (it falls on Nov. 22 this year; Canadians, of course, celebrate Thanksgiving a month earlier). It’s not to be confused 24

November 7, 2018 5:43 PM Dez Bryant has reportedly agreed to contract with New Orleans Saints

The Saints on Tuesday also worked out Brandon Marshall, who most recently played for the Seahawks, and Kamar Aiken, who was released by the Eagles last month. Bryant, 30, has been out of football since being released by the Dallas Cowboys in April. Over eight seasons in Dallas, he caught 531 passes, surpassing 1,000 yards receiving in three consecutive 19