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  1. Landry Jones leads Oklahoma Sooners to win over Florida State Sem...

    Pat Forde

    While many other high-caliber teams duck nonconference opponents like Florida State, Oklahoma found out against a quality team that it has championship mettle.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2011
  2. Big Ten title game preview

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Ohio State and Penn State co-star in the Big Ten tournament title game Sunday. The working subtitle: Nothing in Common. Ohio State has owned this event. The Buckeyes are playing in their third consecutive Big Ten championship game,...

    Blog | March 13, 2011
  3. Counting it down: Title field cut to 253

    Pat Forde

    What are you doing here, East Tennessee State? And you, Portland? And you, James Madison? We certainly didn't expect to see you guys here on the national championship discard pile this soon. All three of you won at least 20 games in the regu...

    Blog | March 05, 2011
  4. Counting it down: Title field cut to 290

    Pat Forde

    Two-thirds of the armed services have been sidelined. Colgate, Campbell and Kennesaw State have been KO'd. And you can cross off Holy Cross. Eight more teams are out of the national championship chase, bringing the number of potential nation...

    Blog | March 02, 2011
  5. Mississippi State stands by its man -- again

    Pat Forde

    To pay back the shameless enabling of his coach, Renardo Sidney's task the rest of this season is pretty simple: Average a triple-double, lead Mississippi State to a Southeastern Conference championship and NCAA tournament berth, get a 4.0 GPA and...

    Blog | January 03, 2011
  6. Auburn Tigers, Oregon Ducks survive ride to Tostitos BCS National...

    Pat Forde

    The 2010 BCS bus ride took many unexpected turns and experienced more than a few bumps in the road. In the end, Auburn and Oregon survived to make it to the final destination.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2010
  7. Final Four: Big Ten getting blown out in title game … shocke...

    Pat Forde

    DETROIT -- The Big Ten tradition continues. Tradition of being bum-rushed out of a national championship, that is. Michigan State is following the beatdown trail blazed by Ohio State in football and basketball -- two lopsided losses in the BCS Cham...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  8. Pat Forde: Elliott County heads to Sweet 16

    Pat Forde

    Tiny Elliott County is in Lexington, looking for a "Hoosiers"-like Kentucky state high school championship.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2009
  9. Pat Forde: No breaking the SEC-Big 12 duopoly anytime soon

    Pat Forde

    Teams from the SEC and Big 12 are regular fixtures in the national championship discussion. That's true for this season, and -- with superior coaching and in-state talent -- doesn't figure to change anytime soon, writes Pat Forde.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2009
  10. Self's tourney has been a roller-coaster ride of melodrama

    Pat Forde

    Bill Self's trip to the national championship game has been a wild ride of melodrama. Win or lose Monday, it will continue with the Oklahoma State vacancy. Yet Self seems unaffected through it all, writes Pat Forde.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2008
  11. Buckeyes and BCS title game: Third time's a harm

    Pat Forde

    Next year's BCS National Championship Game will be played in Miami, and the Ohio State Buckeyes aren't invited. Especially if the Southeastern Conference champion is invited.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2008
  12. BCS National Championship pits Big Ten vs. SEC

    Pat Forde

    The Big Ten and SEC have passionate fans and storied traditions. But which conference takes the cake? Pat Forde breaks it down in a BCS Championship edition of Tale of the Tape.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2008
  13. Brownell finds the right formula at Wright State

    Pat Forde

    First-year coach Brad Brownell has been the right guy at the right time at Wright State. But only after UNC-Wilmington got it all wrong, writes Pat Forde.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2007
  14. Ohio State unparalleled on the field

    Pat Forde

    Ohio State, owners of the No. 1 ranking, the Heisman Trophy and its archrival, showed its peerless in college football, writes Pat Forde.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2006
  15. Buckeyes' defense shreds preseason perception

    Pat Forde

    Replacing nine starters on defense looked like a problem for Ohio State. But the Buckeyes' replacements of '06 have outdone the studs of '05, writes Pat Forde.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2006
  16. Smith, Gonzalez jump-start Buckeyes' season

    Pat Forde

    Ohio State's win in Austin Saturday had some striking similarities to Texas' win over the Buckeyes in 2005. Ohio State hopes the final results are similar, too, writes Pat Forde.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2006