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  1. Derek Mason has role model for Vanderbilt

    Mark Schlabach

    BRISTOL, Conn. -- Vanderbilt has played in three consecutive bowl games for the first time in school history. Stanford has appeared in four straight BCS bowl games, and Notre Dame played for a BCS national championship two seasons ago. Duke, of...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  2. Every bowl game ranked from 1 to 35

    Mark Schlabach

    The best game of the final BCS bowl season is the one that means the most for Auburn and Florida State, but where do the other 34 matchups rank?

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2013
  3. Vandalism of Clemson Tigers Howard's Rock has no place in the spo...

    Mark Schlabach

    Good, old-fashioned college pranks are as much a part of college football as tailgating and bowl games. But what happened to Howard's Rock at Clemson was a crime and there's no place for that in the sport, writes Mark Schlabach.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2013
  4. Notre Dame couldn't hang with Alabama, highlighting why a playoff...

    Mark Schlabach

    Notre Dame couldn't keep up with Alabama in the BCS National Championship, adding another dud to this year's slate of BCS bowl games. This is why we need a playoff in college football, writes Mark Schlabach.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2013
  5. Ranking all of the 2012-13 bowl games from best to worst - colleg...

    Mark Schlabach

    Mark Schlabach ranks all 35 bowl games from best to worst, giving a reason to watch each one.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2012
  6. BCS conference commissioner believes colleagues can reach four-te...

    Mark Schlabach

    One BCS conference commissioner believes he and his colleagues can reach a compromise on the model for a four-team playoff -- possibly as soon as this week.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2012
  7. Four-team playoff plan would link national semis sites to confere...

    Mark Schlabach

    If the 11 FBS conferences and independent schools decide to incorporate the existing BCS bowl games into a four-team playoff, the sites of the two national semifinal games might be determined by conference affiliations of the two highest-ranked teams.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  8. Source -- BCS exploring neutral-site 4-team playoff format

    Mark Schlabach

    BCS power brokers are floating playing the semis and championship game in a proposed playoff format at neutral sites and playing bowl games closer to New Year's Day, a source familiar with the negotiations told ESPN.com on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2012
  9. USC Trojans earn top spot in latest 2012 look

    Mark Schlabach

    Players have declared for the NFL draft. Recruits have signed their letters of intent. It's time to take a second look at the 2012 top 25.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2012
  10. Mark Schlabach: Finalists and projected winners for award season

    Mark Schlabach

    The 2008 regular season is over. The only thing left to do before bowl games are played is hand out the hardware to the country's best players, writes Mark Schlabach.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2011
  11. Ranking all the bowl games -- college football

    Mark Schlabach

    How do the 35 bowl matchups stack up? On The Mark ranks the games.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2011
  12. Good news for ACC on, off field

    Mark Schlabach

    The ACC has never sent two of its teams to BCS bowl games in the same season and hasn't produced a national championship-caliber team since Florida State's dynasty ended more than a decade ago. But on what might have been the last Saturday of coll...

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  13. 2011 College football preview -- More teams relying on underclass...

    Mark Schlabach

    With the success underclassmen like LaMichael James and Justin Blackmon had last season, more teams are depending on freshmen to produce immediately.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2011
  14. Second chance leads three transfer QBs to BCS bowl games

    Mark Schlabach

    Zach Frazer, Ryan Mallett and Cam Newton have guided their second teams to unprecedented heights, after failing to find homes for various reasons with their original teams.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2010
  15. Missing out on a bowl hurts player, team development

    Mark Schlabach

    Teams that aren't bowling this season will miss national exposure, valuable practice time and a chance to sell their programs to potential recruits.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2010
  16. Ranking the bowls, from best to worst

    Mark Schlabach

    Ranking the best and worst bowl games? Those decisions were no-brainers. The games in between were the fun part.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2010