| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:46 PM
How long has it been since the state of Mississippi was relevant in the Southeastern Conference?
Consider: The state's last SEC championship was in 1963, when Ole Miss won it. Man had not yet been to the moon, Mississippi State still hadn't integrated...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Kissimmee Osceola cornerback Stephon Brown committed to Iowa State on Sunday following an official visit to the Ames campus. He picked the Cyclones over FAU, Marshall and NC State.
Brown talked about his commitment via cell phone from the Minneapolis-...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Boise State (1-1) at Connecticut (1-1)
9 a.m., ESPN2
Had things worked out as planned — but do they ever? — this would have been a major league Big East game between schools that have played in the Fiesta Bowl since 2005.
| Sep 13, 2014
Thank you, Gov. Chris Christie. By lifting the ban on sports wagering at New Jersey casinos and racetracks, you have made this column a must-read for the fine folks of your state.
Indiana (minus 7.5) at Bowling Green: You know times are tough when you...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 2:09 PM
As most of us know, strength of schedule is going to be an important factor considered by members of the new selection committee as they move forward in selecting the teams to qualify for the new College Football Playoff.
That means wins against...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 3:55 PM
1. Auburn at Kansas State is an odd, but interesting, Thursday night pairing pitting a top-shelf Southeastern Conference team against venerable Big 12 Coach Bill Snyder's Wildcats. Auburn has defeated Arkansas and San Jose State while Kansas State is 2-...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:16 PM
Only the very best teams in college basketball have advanced to the NCAA tournament's round of 16.
Take Dayton versus Stanford in the South Regional … please.
Dayton finished fifth in the Atlantic 10 Conference and absorbed a 26-point loss this...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 3:02 PM
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Although Shabazz Napier's achievement — leading UConn in scoring, assists and rebounding — is unique and impressive, it's not ideal.
Coach Kevin Ollie is not shy about reminding his big men that rebounding should be...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Vance Downs vividly remembers the first time he met Doug McDermott.
"My first impression was, 'Wow, he's small!'" the longtime coach of Ames (Iowa) High said by phone. "His father told me he was the same size at Doug's age, maybe even a little smaller....
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Two years ago, UConn's season came crashing to an end in an NCAA Tournament game against Iowa State.
Much was different then. UConn was the defending national champion and Iowa State was relatively unknown on the national stage. The game was in...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:30 AM
NEW YORK — They are both 41, have been friends since high school and have taken similar career paths through college.
But UConn's Kevin Ollie and Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg, whose teams meet in the NCAA's East Regional semifinal Friday night at...