| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:38 PM
Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall is probably best known for heaving the last-minute pass that was tipped by a Georgia defensive back and resulted in a game-winning touchdown for the Tigers.
But Marshall's talents and contributions to Auburn's 12-1...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:45 PM
In case you've been living on Mars and hadn't heard: Florida State junior tight end Nick O'Leary is the grandson of golf great Jack Nicklaus.
"I mean, it's just like anything else," O'Leary said Friday. "Just he played golf for a living."
| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Gus Malzahn coached high school football for 14 years before he became a college assistant in 2006.
Eight years later, he has guided Auburn to Monday's Bowl Championship Series title game against Florida State.
Malzahn replaced the fired Gene Chizik...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Rivalry week should be cutthroat, not complicated. "Yeah, buts" have no place in this basic tenet of mutual disdain.
One does not hesitate when a frat brother says, "We're going to paint their cow blue and green. You in?"
You are always in. There is...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:05 PM
So much news broke this week it was easy to forget the reason we all get called together each fall: the games.
USC started it by calling a news conference to announce interim coach Ed Orgeron was out and Steve Sarkisian was in as head coach of the...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 4:17 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston — in my humble opinion as a Heisman voter — will become the second consecutive freshman to win the sports world's most prestigious individual award tonight. Why?...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 6:24 PM
It is becoming UCLA Coach Steve Alford's mantra: a call for defense.
Some Bruins basketball fans said former UCLA coach Ben Howland concentrated too much on defense, but it is what Alford worries about too.
Although Alford's 10-2 Bruins average 86.4...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:30 PM
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Pauley Pavilion.
On the air: TV: ESPN2; Radio: 570.
Records: UCLA 10-2, Alabama 5-6.
Update: Alabama's only win against UCLA came at Pauley Pavilion on Jan. 28, 1983, two days after legendary Crimson Tide football...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 11:08 PM
This is it. The important time of the season has begun for UCLA.
The Bruins open Pac-12 Conference play next Sunday against USC, and in the final pre-conference tuneup for new Coach Steve Alford's team Saturday night, UCLA scored the final eight...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Turn out the lights, the parity's over. The Bowl Championship Series era of equal access and catering to college football's "little guys" ended Monday night at the Rose Bowl when Florida State ended the Southeastern Conference's winning streak. The new...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:23 PM
This is the week we say "whew" for the day in August that Rankman looked at his preseason top 25 and noticed only one FSU was penciled on his working list. It was Fresno State at No. 23. The countdown in the paper was already down to No. 15 when the...