National story 12/2 BCS selections made, it's LSU vs. Ohio State
On the national sports scene, Ohio State will get a chance for redemption after last year's blowout loss to Florida in the Bowl Championship Series National Title Game where they will face LSU after BCS selections were made Sunday. Ohio State, who plays in the Big Ten conference where no championship game is held, got help from losses by No. 1 Missouri and No 2. West Virginia on Saturday. The title game will be played January 7th, 2008.
The San Francisco Chronicle took an approach many newspapers did following the BCS selection; sending a reporter to cover the story and reaction from college personnel on the results, followed by analysis of the selections with arguments for and against them. For the article, the lead plays out the dichotomy of no college football games on Sunday when the results are released. Only two sources are used for the story, with the article focusing more on the controversies that have surrounded the BCS selections in the last few years.
Pat Forde of ESPN offers more of a columnist recap in his article, reflecting on the college football's never-ending fountain of upsets that began when Appalachian State defeated Michigan in the first week. The second half of the story offers his opinions of the BCS selection system. A lot of games are attributed, although no interviews are conducted.