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PRESEASON BOWLS Aug. 26The season kicks off with a Virginia-Michigan matchup in the Pigskin Classic in Ann Arbor. The following day, Boston College takes on Ohio State in the Kickoff Classic in East Rutherford, N.J.MILESTONE Aug. 31Ohio at Iowa State. Barring a tie, someone will get off the schneid when the Bobcats (0-11) visit the Cyclones (0-10-1) in a meeting of the only two winless teams in Division I-A last season.MILESTONES Sept. 2Miami at UCLA. Rookie coach Butch Davis takes his Hurricanes to L.A. to face the Bruins. This is only the second meeting between the two; UCLA won 39-37 in the '85 Fiesta Bowl.Northwestern at Notre Dame. With an Irish win, Lou Holtz would become the 15th coach to reach 200 career victories in Division I-A.BIG GAMES Sept. 9 Colorado State at Colorado. In the first installment of this intrastate rivalry since 1992, the Rams try to show that their 10-2 record in 1994 was no fluke.Sept. 16 Tennessee at Florida. The two premier teams from the SEC's Eastern Division square off in a game that could well determine which advances to the conference title game.MILESTONES Sept. 23 Cincinnati at Miami (Ohio). The Bearcats and the Redskins tangle for the 100th time, becoming only the sixth pair of teams to reach that mark. Miami leads the series 53-39-7.Sept. 30 Grambling vs. Prairie View, at Dallas. By losing its first four games and then this one, Prairie View would break Macalester College's NCAA record of 50 consecutive losses.Wisconsin at Penn State. Nittany Lion coach Joe Paterno moves past Eddie Anderson and into sixth place on the alltime list as he coaches his 345th Division I football game.MILESTONE Oct. 7 Virginia at North Carolina. This is the 100th matchup between these ACC rivals. The Tar Heels lead the series 53-42-4.BIG GAME Oct. 7 Miami at Florida State. This meeting in Tallahassee marks the 27th straight year that the Sunshine State's bitter rivalry has been played out. The Hurricanes have won four of the last five.BIG GAME Oct. 14 Florida at Auburn. The Tigers try for their third win in a row over the Gators, and this time it counts: Having endured probation for his first two seasons, Auburn coach Terry Bowden now has his sights set on a Sugar Bowl appearance.MILESTONE Oct. 21 Kansas at Oklahoma. In the longest continuous rivalry in college football history, the Jayhawks and the Sooners meet for the 93rd consecutive year; Oklahoma leads the series 62-24-6.BIG GAMES Oct. 21 USC at Notre Dame. The Trojans have not won in this classic matchup since 1982.Kansas State at Nebraska. The Wildcats, who have lost their last 26 meetings with the Huskers, try to snap the skid in Lincoln.Oct. 28 Florida at Georgia. Because of Gator Bowl renovations, this game will be played in Athens, Ga.--for the first time since 1932--instead of in Jacksonville.BIG SATURDAY Nov. 18 Utah at BYU. The Utes and the Cougars lock horns in a battle for bragging rights in the WAC and in the state of Utah.California at Stanford. Neither team is a Pac-10 title contender this season, but emotions will run high nonetheless in the 98th installment of the Big Game.BIG SATURDAY (continued) Nov. 18 UCLA at USC. The annual battle for Southern California supremacy. Key stat: The Trojan football team is 11-6-1 alltime against schools that won the NCAA men's basketball championship the previous spring.Michigan at Penn State. This new Big Ten rivalry has already produced a couple of epic battles, including last year's 31-24 Nittany Lion win.Alabama at Auburn. The Crimson Tide is still seeking its first win at Auburn (0-2).BIG GAMES Nov. 24 Oklahoma at Nebraska. The last Sooner-Husker clash before the two teams become members of the Big 12, where they will be in different divisions and play only every other year.Nov. 25 Florida State at Florida.This rematch of last January's Sugar Bowl is also a matchup of the only two teams to finish in the Top 10 in each of the past four seasons.MILESTONE Dec. 2 Texas at Texas A&M; Houston at Rice. The Longhorn-Aggie (2:30 p.m. CST kickoff) and Cougar-Owl (4:00) matchups will be the last football games in the 81-year history of the SWC.POSTSEASON Dec. 2 SEC championship game, Atlanta.POSTSEASON Dec. 9 Heisman Trophy ceremony, New York City.Division II championship game, Florence, Ala.Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl (Division III championship game), Salem, Va.Dec. 16 Division I-AA championship game, Huntington, W.Va.Dec. 31 Sugar Bowl, New Orleans.POSTSEASON Jan. 1 Outback (formerly Hall of Fame) Bowl, Tampa.Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando.Gator Bowl, Jacksonville.Cotton Bowl, Dallas.Rose Bowl, Pasadena.Orange Bowl, Miami.POSTSEASON Jan. 2 Fiesta Bowl, Tempe, Ariz.