Tony Barnhart


Winning BCS title game tops ACC's list of recent accomplishments

The ACC appears to be back and here to stay. The league wins a pair of BCS bowls, sweeps the major awards and thanks to some forward-thinking leadership, is in a position of strength for the long term.

Disappointed Slive: 'No one will ever equal' SEC's run of dominance

While Auburn fell short in its bid to become the eighth straight SEC team to win the national title, commissioner Mike Slive found some solace.

Before BCS ends, the whens, wheres, whys of College Football Playoff

Confused about the upcoming College Football Playoff? We give you the details and executive director Bill Hancock explains the decision making.

Tony's Top 10: Biggest storylines heading into BCS title game

It's Auburn and Florida State for the 16th and final BCS title. From coaching moves, position changes to the Tigers' and Seminoles' kickers, here are the top storylines.

Auburn defense looks mismatched vs. Florida St., so how did it hold up?

The Tigers' defense ranked 88th nationally but had to face a slew of great quarterbacks while using a bend-but-don't-break method.

Roy Kramer: BCS had growing pains but did what it was intended to do

There was controversy to be sure, but before the BCS arrived No. 1 had met No. 2 in a bowl game only eight times.

SEC on CBS Top 10: No. 4; Nov. 16, 2013 Georgia at Auburn

The Miracle at Jordan-Hare, an improbable 73-yard TD pass in the closing minutes, kept Auburn's amazing comeback story alive.

SEC on CBS Top 10: No. 7, Dec. 6, 2008 Florida vs. Alabama

Florida's Tim Tebow had a promise to keep, and he pulled it off with one of the best quarters of his college career in the 2008 SEC title game against Alabama as we count down the best of the SEC on CBS.

Auburn turnaround a tale of redemption, faith and winning

Pain, doubt, redemption and even some miracle finishes. Auburn has seen it all this year and has (at least) an SEC championship to show for it.

Tony's Top Five: BCS keeps things in open, drama lives to final weeks

With postseason matchups on hold until all games are played (thanks, BCS), we can't wait to see what happens with Auburn, Ohio State and in the Pac-12.

Five Lessons We Learned: Davis cements name in Iron Bowl lore

Hate the SEC all you want, but no way is unbeaten Ohio State better than one-loss Auburn. Elsewhere, you think Ole Miss regrets firing David Cutcliffe?

Tony's Top 10: Biggest Iron Bowl ever? That's debatable

No doubt the Iron Bowl is big -- winner goes to Atlanta, maybe even Pasadena -- but is it the biggest Bama-Auburn matchup ever? Maybe not.

Five Lessons We Learned: McCarron, Williams, Carey are Heisman-worthy

Lessons from Week 13? AJ McCarron belongs in the Heisman discussion. Ditto for Andre Williams and Kadeem Carey. And it's time to get rid of November cupcakes.

Tony's Top 10: Can Pokes hang with Bears? Will Manziel get revenge?

James Franklin returns for Mizzou, but can he shake off the rust to keep the Tigers' SEC East hopes alive. Also, can Johnny Manziel redeem himself against LSU?

Five Lessons We Learned: Duke is in driver's seat in ACC Coastal

It's time to give Duke its due after its takedown of Miami. The Blue Devils are headed back to a bowl -- and in the driver's seat of the ACC Coastal.