| Oct 14, 2014
| 2:59 PM
More bad news for long-suffering Illinois football fans: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he wanted to play for the Illini, but never was given the chance.
Rodgers told "The Dan Patrick Show" on Tuesday that he wanted to play for then-...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 1:20 PM
The worst part about losing to a team like Utah is that it doesn’t allow for any mulligans. A loss to Oregon wasn’t expected, but it makes more sense than losing to the Utes.
With those two losses, UCLA is already out of the national...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 6:47 PM
The only thing more stunning than an incredible weekend of games, perhaps, was the stunning overreaction to them.
We warned you that wild times were coming and that the polls were about to get poached and scrambled.
It happened, just as predicted, yet...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 7:20 PM
It was difficult penning this weekend wrap-up column without sneaking a glance toward next weekend.
After a tip jar stuffed with payday games like Louisiana State versus New Mexico State, LSU vs. Sam Houston State and LSU vs. Louisiana Monroe, college...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:15 PM
What big-time teams crave, even more than stiff competition, is minimal competition.
Quiet, black-out periods between important seasonal markers produce weekends like this one, in which the strong can't wait to make appetizers out of the weak.
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:01 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE Willie Lyles, a central figure in the NCAA's two-year-long investigation of Oregon football over suspected recruiting violations, is back in college football — with the NCAA's blessing.
Lyles opened Texas-based Quest Scouting...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:03 AM
Speculation about Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro’s future practically began before the swelling in his left ankle subsided.
Castro likely will miss the rest of the season after suffering a high ankle sprain Tuesday...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Collin Ellis scored two touchdowns last year at California — not exactly a common occurrence for a linebacker — but his favorite memory came after the game.
"Seeing my mom (in the stands) was awesome," he said. "I broke down in tears."...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:35 PM
The NCAA must be feeling a bit like Dr. Frankenstein these days: assailed by college football and men's basketball players who reject the NCAA's precious, but mostly mythic, notion that they are student-athletes.
At Northwestern University, a group of...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:28 PM
Now that the men have had their opening-round fun, the NCAA Division I women's basketball tournament gets its start Saturday with 16 games across the land. UConn opens defense of its title Sunday at Gampel Pavilion against Prairie View at 8.
Here are 10...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:43 PM
LAS VEGAS — This could be a referendum on Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott's vision.
The NCAA tournament selection committee will sequester itself Sunday in something of a conclave of Cardinals that's more Louisville than Vatican City....