(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. Stands for early story to FBC--T25-BCS Championship. With AP Photos.)
By PAUL NEWBERRY
AP National Writer
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Nearly four decades ago, on a dreary night in New Orleans, two titans of college football met for the first time.
It was a time of jarring social and political turmoil in America: the pain of the civil rights movement was still fresh and U.S. troops were finally home from an unpopular war in Vietnam.
Against that backdrop, Notre Dame and Alabama played for the national title in the 1973 Sugar Bowl. It was North vs. South.
The teams didn't just live up the hype, they blew it away.
The game of the year became a game for the ages - and Notre Dame won, 24-23.
On Monday night, the teams meet again, with another national title on the line.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

2016 College Conference Previews on Tue, Jun 2016 by Blade
2016 QB Rankings on Wed, Jun 2016 by Blade
2016 Coaching Changes on Wed, Jun 2016 by Blade

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Saban not focused on satellite camps After spending part of last week lashing out about satellite camps, Alabama coach Nick Saban now says...
Thumbnail Briles out, Grobe in at Baylor The Baylor football team has a new coach as Art Briles has been fired and Jim Grobe will be...
Thumbnail Cal lands Davis Webb The Cal Bears may have lost the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft at quarterback, but the Golden Bears seem to have found a good replacement...
Thumbnail FSU dismisses running back The Florida State Seminoles have parted ways with running back Mario Pender after a recent arrest.
Thumbnail Hokies suspend two defenders The Justin Fuente era of Virginia Tech football isn’t off to a great start, as two defensive players have been indefinitely...
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Team Pages