| Nov 16, 2014
| 6:43 PM
When is a loss as good as a win?
Top-ranked Mississippi State lost to No. 5 Alabama 25-20 Saturday in Tuscaloosa and it didn't take long before some began argue both teams deserved spots in the new four-team College Football Playoff to determine a...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Where's everyone running off to?
It's time to give credit where credit is due.
After being marginalized, pushed aside, passed over and relegated to the second or third rounds of the NFL Draft, it's suddenly cool to be a running back. From Wisconsin'...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 6:18 PM
A thrilling next-to-last football weekend was briefly interrupted Sunday when Nebraska announced it had fired Bo Pelini for winning only nine games, or more, in each of his seven seasons.
"Nine-win Bo," a higher-expectations knockoff slam of "Seven-...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 6:56 PM
OK, Saturday, take your best shot, because the Friday after Thanksgiving set a high bar.
It started with Western Kentucky handing Marshall its first defeat by a basketball score of 67-66.
The Hilltoppers won in overtime when they gambled on, and...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote on the weekend, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
Houston (6-4) at Southern Methodist (0-10)
9 a.m., CBS Sports Network (CBSSN)...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Last week I declared I was "fading" my picks, selecting the opposite of what I thought would transpire in hopes of ending a nasty slump.
So what happened? You could have predicted this. I went 2-5 in my published picks, meaning I would have thrived...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Let's all breathe a sigh of relief. The wussification of America is not complete.
Gary Andersen scared us there with his Monday comments regarding the Paul Bunyan Axe. The Wisconsin coach said that the axe, a super-cool trophy awarded to the Minnesota-...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:39 AM
When Nick Westbrook committed to play football at Indiana University this past summer, the decision raised a few eyebrows.
After a junior season at Lake Mary High that saw him catch 52 passes for 826 yards and 13 touchdowns, most figured he was destined...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 4:31 PM
People laugh at the awkward sponsor names of the bottom-tier bowl games.
Hey, there's a Bitcoin Bowl! How many stadium nachos can one get me?
But there's a serious side, too, and that became clear when cornerback Nick VanHoose spoke Monday about...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 9:40 PM
Maryland has played big games at Byrd Stadium before, but there is no longer any question that the decision to jump to the Big Ten Conference has electrified the atmosphere around the football program.
Of course, it doesn't hurt that coach Randy...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote on Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
No. 8 Ohio State (8-1) at No. 25 Minnesota (7-2)
9 a.m., Channel 7