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Notre Dame, 'Bama To Meet In BSC Championship Game

Alabama is trying to win its third title in four years Monday night. Notre Dame is trying to cap an undefeated season with a championship win.

A Lesson In Coaching: Which Football Tactics Work

As the bowl games march on, NPR's Mike Pesca talks with host Rachel Martin about coaching in college football.

NFL Weekend Playoffs: Wildcard Games, Dynamic Quarterbacks And A Loser

Four NFL wildcard playoff games are on this weekend, including Sunday's anticipated quarterback matchup between Washington and Seattle; while our observer ponders the fate of the Indianapolis Colts.

NFL Playoffs Kick Off In A Season Of Rookies

The NFL playoffs get underway this weekend with four wildcard games. Three rookie quarterbacks are leading teams into the playoffs, and Baltimore Raven veteran Ray Lewis plays his last home game. Monday, Notre Dame faces Alabama in the college national championship game. Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with Howard Bryant of ESPN about these crucial games.
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Maryland Just Fourth State To Host Two NFL Playoff Games

On Sunday, Maryland will play playoff host to both the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Ravens — just the fourth time a state has ever had the honor to host two NFL playoff games.


Olympic Cyclist Dies After Being Hit By Taxi In South Africa

Burry Stander, one of the world's elite mountain bikers, was killed Thursday as he rode his bike in his native South Africa. Stander, 25, a two-time Olympian who placed fifth in his event at the London 2012 Olympics, was reportedly struck by a taxi van as he rode near his home in Shelley Beach.