| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:28 PM
The top three spots remained unchanged in this week’s College Football Playoff rankings, but Oregon moved up to claim the No. 4 spot.
Mississippi State (8-0) remained the top team for the second straight week despite a close win over unranked...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 5:43 PM
There were plenty of surprises in this week’s College Football Playoff rankings, but none more shocking than Oregon knocking Florida State at of the No. 2 spot.
The Seminoles (9-0, 6-0 ACC) remain one of three undefeated teams left in the...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 7:21 AM
Forgive FSU football coach Jimbo Fisher if he does not seem excited about the unveiling of the first set of official rankings by the College Football Playoff Committee.
The committee, put in place to determine field of four teams to make the new college...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:47 PM
All I can say after spending a day in Texas portraying USC Athletic Director Pat Haden is: "Fight on! We [retroactively] did it!"
Exhuming positive USC news from 2008 was not in the plan upon being granted a one-day membership on the College Football...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
An early indication of the paucity of prospective Republican presidential candidates for 2016 is the recent boomlet for Mitt Romney, the loser in 2012. His reputation for defending big business while being tone-deaf to the needs of the middle class...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:45 PM
The halfway point of a brand new season, with a brand new system, has prompted plenty of questions.
We'll start in the Pac-12 Conference with Stanford and ask:
•What if Dr. Condoleezza Rice's favorite team knew how to close out games?...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 4:50 PM
In a surprise, emotional ceremony held at the top of Mt. Thorne after a grueling team hike on a sun-splashed Monday afternoon at West Point Military Academy, Panthers coach Gerard Gallant named veteran defenseman Willie Mitchell the eighth captain in...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 6:26 PM
In a surprise, emotional ceremony held at the top of Mt. Thorne Monday afternoon, Panthers coach Gerard Gallant named veteran defenseman Willie Mitchell the eighth captain in franchise history.
It was after a grueling team hike on a sun-splashed day at...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 4:00 PM
I sometimes fear I am coming of age in a dying republic. Everywhere I turn the foundational values of America — open discourse, constitutional integrity, restricted government — seem to be eroding.
Elite universities have become repressively...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Of the non-comic-book-related dramas debuting this fall, Barbara Hall's "Madam Secretary" on CBS is clearly a front-runner.
Smartly written and formidably cast, the series, which premieres Sunday, offers a welcome dose of Téa Leoni, female sanity and...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:38 PM
A historic vote just took place in Scotland, but not the one you're thinking of.
With the referendum for Scottish independence underway, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews has voted to admit female members for the first time in its 260-...