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College Football Playoff Expands to 12 Teams in 2024 Season
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College Football Playoff Expands to 12 Teams in 2024 Season

The College Football Playoff announced Thursday it will expand to a 12-team event starting in 2024, completing an 18-month process that was fraught with delays and disagreements.The announcement comes a day after the Rose Bowl agreed to amend its contract for the 2024 and 2025 seasons, which was the last hurdle CFP officials needed cleared to triple the size of what is now a four-team format.The first round of the new playoff in 2024 will take place the week ending Saturday, Dec. 21.Expansion is expected to produce about $450 million in additional gross revenue for the conferences and schools that participate.The plan to expand the playoff was unveiled in June 2021, but the conference commissioners who manage the CFP could not come to the unanimous consensus needed to push the proposal ...
College Football Conference Championship Games Set
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College Football Conference Championship Games Set

The 2022 college football regular season has officially come to an end and Championship Week is upon us. The matchups for every conference championship have been set and there will certainly be some good games to watch next weekend. Of course, there are major College Football Playoff implications and bowl game significance for some of the conference title games, but bragging rights and some serious hardware are on the line across the board. Here is the full schedule and matchups for each Division I FBS college football conference championship game (all times Eastern):Conference USA ChampionshipNorth Texas (7-5) vs. UTSA (10-2)Friday, December 2nd at 7:30pmCBSSNAlamodome - San Antonio, TexasPac-12 ChampionshipUtah (9-3) vs. USC (11-1)Friday, December 2nd at 8pmFOXAllegiant Stadium - Las ...
Cowboys TEs Play Live Whac-A-Mole to Celebrate Vs. Giants
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Cowboys TEs Play Live Whac-A-Mole to Celebrate Vs. Giants

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports WriterARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — That hurdle over a defender in the open field was just an instinctive move for Jake Ferguson. That unique celebration with the other three Dallas Cowboys tight ends after a touchdown a few plays later was a scheme he had come up in advance.And it was Ferguson who got bopped on the head in a live-version Whac-A-Mole celebration in the Cowboys' 28-20 win on Thanksgiving Day, in another knock for the New York Giants in a once-promising season that seems to be unraveling with three losses in the last four games.After rookie Peyton Hendershot scored on a 2-yard fly sweep, cutting in behind the blocks of two other tight ends to get into the end zone, he immediately motioned the rest of his group toward one of the oversized Salvation ...
Rodgers Rallies Packers Past McCarthy’s Cowboys 31-28 in OT
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Rodgers Rallies Packers Past McCarthy’s Cowboys 31-28 in OT

By STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports WriterGREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers finally might have found a new big-play target.And the Green Bay Packers still have a chance to rescue a season that seemed headed toward oblivion.Rodgers threw three touchdown passes to rookie Christian Watson and led a 55-yard drive in overtime to set up Mason Crosby’s game-winning 28-yard field goal, and the Packers stopped a five-game skid with a 31-28 win over former coach Mike McCarthy and the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.“We’ve seen what we can be, and we’ve seen it was only us getting in our own way,” said Watson, a second-round pick from North Dakota State. “All we had to do was believe.”Political CartoonsGreen Bay (4-6) appeared well on its way to losing six straight games in the same season for the first time...
More NFL Games Likely for Germany, Possibly Soon
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More NFL Games Likely for Germany, Possibly Soon

By KEN MAGUIRE, AP Sports WriterMUNICH (AP) — The NFL plans to play more regular-season games in Germany, possibly sooner than expected.League commissioner Roger Goodell told a fan forum in Munich on Saturday that the NFL will stage “at least” four games in Germany through 2025.The current agreement includes Sunday's first game in Germany plus an annual game over the next three seasons — with Munich and Frankfurt each hosting twice.“In our commitment, we're going to play the next four years, at least, and with at least four games,” Goodell said ahead of Sunday's game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks at Allianz Arena. “I wouldn’t be surprised if it expanded beyond that at some point soon.”Political CartoonsThe commissioner didn't take questions from the media but his...
Football games prepare for Tropical Depression Nicole
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Football games prepare for Tropical Depression Nicole

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - It might not have looked like an ideal night for state playoff football, but you wouldn’t be able to tell by listening.Patriot nation showed up in full force, braving the preliminary elements of Tropical Storm Nicole to watch Independence take on Olympic in the second round Thursday night…Some dedicated fans arrived an hour before kickoff, ready for whatever weather lay ahead.“We didn’t do much planning, these chairs stay in our car 24/7, we’re always ready for a ballgame,” Anna Moraglia, Son plays for Independence said.Related: Football games rescheduled ahead of Hurricane NicoleFor those on the sidelines like the cheerleaders, shelter was a little more scarce, but they were ready for anything from Mother Nature.“Keep your jacket on, and try not to let the rain...
Washington Knocks off No. 24 Oregon State 24-21 on Late FG
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Washington Knocks off No. 24 Oregon State 24-21 on Late FG

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports WriterSEATTLE (AP) — Michael Penix Jr. has accomplished plenty in his first season as the quarterback at Washington. He added a game-winning, fourth-quarter drive to the list on Friday night.Peyton Henry made a 22-yard field goal with 8 seconds left to cap a 92-yard scoring driving, and Washington held off No. 24 Oregon State 24-21 to preserve its hopes in the Pac-12 championship game race.The Huskies took over at their own 3 with 4:33 left and Penix led the march downfield against the Beavers' stingy defense. Penix was 9 of 13 for 66 yards on the drive, including key third-down conversions to Devin Culp, Ja'Lynn Polk and a diving catch by Cameron Davis. Penix's push pass to Giles Jackson for 12 yards got the Huskies to the Oregon State 2. After a pair of incompl...
Nielsen and Amazon Prime spar over football ratings
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Nielsen and Amazon Prime spar over football ratings

By the Nielsen company's count, 7.8 million people watched Amazon Prime's coverage of last Thursday's NFL game between New Orleans and Arizona. But Amazon says no, there were actually 8.9 million people watching.So which is it?You'll have to judge for yourself. After each of its Thursday night games this season, Amazon has publicly contradicted Nielsen in this manner, one of the boldest challenges ever to a company that for generations has monopolized the count of people watching programs on television. Neither company is saying the other is wrong, but neither is backing down, either. The result is confusion, most notably for advertisers.Nielsen, as it has for years, follows the viewing habits in a panel of homes across the country and, from t...
Wild finish sees Tiger-Cats win 1st game in Calgary in 18 years with 35-32 victory over Stampeders – Calgary
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Wild finish sees Tiger-Cats win 1st game in Calgary in 18 years with 35-32 victory over Stampeders – Calgary

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats won their first road game this season and their first game in Calgary in 18 years in a 35-32 victory over the Stampeders on Friday. Tiger-Cats quarterback Dane Evans threw to Tim White in the end zone with 11 seconds remaining in the game for the winning score.Hamilton linebacker Richard Leonard returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown. Seth Small kicked field goals from 57, 46, 36 and 24 yards.Evans completed 17 of 25 passes for 244 yards, and also scored a one-yard rushing touchdown.Calgary third-string quarterback and short-yardage specialist Tommy Stevens had given the Stampeders a five-point lead with 63 seconds remaining in the game on a one-yard plunge.Stampeder quarterback Jake Maier, who was intercepted three times in the first half, c...
John David Washington on his Broadway debut
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John David Washington on his Broadway debut

John David Washington on his Broadway debut - CBS News Watch CBS News John David Washington originally wanted to avoid following in the footsteps of his father, actor Denzel Washington. But after an injury sidelined his football career, he auditioned for the part of a football player – and launched a successful new career, starring in "BlacKkKlansman," "Tenet," and the new film "Amsterdam." He talks with "Sunday Morning" contributor Kelefa Sanneh about being "Denzel's son," and making his Broadway debut in a revival of August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson," playing the role created by his costar Samuel L. Jackson 35 years ago. ...