Those long-handled putters that have become fairly popular on the professional golf circuit could soon be obsolete after the U.S. Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club—the official governing bodies of The Rules of Golf voted this week to ban “anchoring” a club while putting.
The University of Oregon athletic department is completely underwritten by UO alum and Nike president Phil Knight. It’s not like they’re hurting for money. They still came up with a novel approach to fundraising—allowing the general public to watch Ducks’ cheerleading tryouts for $5 apiece.
In early September, Notre Dame linebacker and Heisman Trophy candidate Manti Te’o—just days after learning of the death of his girlfriend—led the Fighting Irish to an emotional upset of then-#10 Michigan State. However, in one of the most bizarre twists we’ve seen in college football, it now appears that the whole story about a dying girlfriend was a hoax.
Stanford rolls into the Granddaddy of Them All after winning four consecutive games over ranked opponents. Wisconsin is appearing in its third consecutive Rose Bowl, but is seeking its first win since back-to-back victories in 1999-2000.
As we come down the homestretch of this college football season, there are lots of great games on tap in the next week. Many of the nation’s top players—including Heisman-winner Johnny Manziel—will be on display for the last time this year.
We will have separate previews of all the BCS games posted soon, but in the meantime, here are the highlights of all the other remaining college bowl games.
The first week of bowl games is in the books and, while we all know these games are just appetizers for the big games to come, the BCS games will be hard-pressed to match some of the excitement we’ve already seen. Three of the four games this week were decided in the fourth quarter and featured a lot of stellar individual efforts.
Here are all the highlights from the first games of the 2012 bowl season.
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