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Analysis: Maryland's Move To The Big Ten Makes Fiscal Sense

The University of Maryland is officially joining the Big Ten conference, and while some say it's a break from tradition, Washington Post sports reporter Alex Prewitt says its all about dollars and cents

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Maryland To Leave ACC For Big Ten

The University of Maryland's athletics program is leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference, choosing instead to join the Big Ten conference.


BCS Football Standings: Notre Dame Is No. 1

It's been 24 years since Notre Dame won college football's national championship. After a wild weekend of upsets, the Fighting Irish are in prime position to battle for the title again.

Formula 1's U.S. Fan Base 'Understated,' Andretti Says

Formula One is immensely popular throughout much of the world, but it has failed to find a big audience in the U.S. It's been dwarfed by the homegrown culture of NASCAR and Indy racing. Mario Andretti, who won the Formula One championship in 1978, wants to change that. The racing legend talks to Steve Inskeep about the latest attempt to increase the Formula One fan base.

Austin Hosts The World With The Return Of F1 Racing

The world's most-watched motorsport series races in America for the first time in five years at a new track in Texas. In an exciting race, Lewis Hamilton passes championship leader Sebastian Vettel to win. Ferrari's championship contender Fernando Alsonso finishes third, sending the title fight to the final race in Brazil.

What's The Beef With College Football Rankings

College football bowl season is just around the corner, and with it comes the seemingly perennial controversy around the bowl game selection process. Rachel Martin and NPR's Mike Pesca discuss the vagaries of the Bowl Championship Series ranking system, and why you can't just blame it on computers.