| Oct 29, 2014
| 10:02 AM
UCF athletes are ranked No. 1 in classroom among public universities.
The Knights topped the Graduation Success Rate rankings released by the NCAA Tuesday, with 95 percent of athletes who enrolled in 2007 having earned degrees.
UCF ranks No. 5 among...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:36 PM
There is no reason to feel one shred of sympathy for the academic fraud that is the University of North Carolina. Not if you are a UConn athlete, not if you are a UConn academic, not if you are a UConn fan. Not if you are standing in Storrs and looking...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 6:55 PM
USC fans have the answer for everything wrong in the world today — "Blame Sark."
The Trojans should change their horse's name from "Traveler" to Roy Rogers' lesser-known backup mount: "Hair-Trigger."
No one weeps for Steve Sarkisian because he...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Each week during the college football season, national analyst Chris Dufresne will burn a timeout to answer questions and exchange opinions. You can email him at email@example.com and reach him on Twitter: @DufresneLATimes.
| Oct 22, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Wells Fargo did as much as it could to soft-pedal the findings of its fifth-annual Middle Class Retirement Survey, released Wednesday, but the horrific numbers speak for themselves.
"Saving for retirement is a formidable challenge for middle-class...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Ever since Melo Trimble announced last year that he was coming to Maryland, Mark Turgeon and his staff had trouble recruiting another point guard to follow the McDonald’s All-American to College Park.
A number of prospects turned them down because...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 5:46 PM
There was certainly no shortage of messages in my inbox this week, so apologies in advance that I could not get to them all.
It’s not even Sunday morning after a game, but I feel like I could write five things I learned about USC fans.
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:37 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Chris Fowler vividly remembers the high grass at Notre Dame Stadium in 1993, intentionally kept unkempt to slow down the speedy Florida State Seminoles.
FSU reserve quarterback Danny Kanell recalls how close the Notre Dame fans got...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
No. 4 Baylor (6-0) at West Virginia (4-2)
9 a.m., Fox Sports 1
The over-under is...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 4:14 PM
MIDDLETOWN — Larry McHugh is president of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the Board of Trustees at the University of Connecticut.
But those titles are not what he holds in highest regard.
"Wherever I am, when someone still...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:24 PM
When he talked last week about Sunday night's Giants-Eagles game, Parkland High graduate Andre Williams vowed not to get too high or too low no matter what happened.
"I don't want to put this game on a pedestal and make it seem like it's bigger than...