| Aug 19, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Acknowledging that college football's new four-team playoff could someday inch toward a larger basketball-style tournament, we continue our Super 16 countdown, with No. 7, Ohio State:
A season-ending injury to quarterback Braxton Miller in August was...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 2:18 AM
Urban Meyer is at Ohio State now.
Florida fans are miffed and who can blame them. He left the Gators citing his health, his burnout and his lack of time with the family. Family weekends must have been wonderful this past season, with daddy/hubby spending...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 10:37 PM
This column can be written every year. In fact it is, usually. Except last year. I couldn't muster the energy. It's too depressing to write about all these great high school football players who lack the size to be great college football prospects.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:57 PM
I woke up on a stretcher.
I still can't remember hitting the receiver or anybody removing my helmet and shoulder pads, the way Ball State trainers did after a nasty collision during football practice one day in 1989.
By the time I was alert enough...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 5:16 AM
Before shooting the independent film “Drinking Buddies” at Revolution Brewing's Kedzie Brewery Thursday, Oscar-nominated actress Anna Kendrick ate lunch at Hot Doug's in the Avondale neighborhood. Specifically, the 26-year-old “Up in the...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:17 PM
De La Salle Class of 2014 offensive tackle Jamarco Jones will announce his college choice at 1 p.m. June 27 during a press conference at the school.
Jones has narrowed his list of favorites to Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Ohio State.
| Mar 29, 2012
| 12:49 PM
The new Illinois coach said he wants to get the “best players who are Illinois guys.’’
Me, I'd rather see the Illini get Kentucky guys. But that's just me.
Then the first thing John Groce said about an Illinois guy is “a desire...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:24 AM
So now we’re done with one of the worst days in sports.
No, not Wash Your Face With Sochi Water Day. And no, not Some Idiot Interviewed Dennis Rodman Day.
I’m talking about national signing day. On Wednesday, it was football. There’s...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Bo Pelini's expertise has always been defense.
"Pelini's expertise has always been defense," his official Nebraska biography reads.
He played safety at Ohio State, coached linebackers in the NFL (Green Bay, New England), was defensive...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 6:31 PM
They started calling him "Johnny Football" as a kid because, when things didn't go his way on the playground, he took his ball and went home.
Now hit me with a rim shot and a "piling on" penalty.
Unlike the paid psycho-babble experts on ESPN, I...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 9:44 PM
There were eight undefeated teams on Oct. 27 and six left on Nov. 17 and it appeared the last year of the Bowl Championship Series might get the fist in the face it deserved.
Then Auburn's moon jumped to the seventh house, Jupiter aligned with...