| Oct 5, 2012
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, the Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games.
No. 24 Northwestern (5-0) at Penn...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Take a snapshot of these rankings because they could look different next week. Florida State and Ohio State could be the new 1-2 if Louisiana State and Stanford take out the nation's leaders in Tuscaloosa and Palo Alto. Clemson's Tigers should be...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 9:06 PM
Alabama played lousy and Auburn got lucky, but nothing changes as another November starts to coalesce around SEC headquarters in Birmingham, Ala.
It's almost like the swallows returning to Capistrano.
When undefeated Auburn was left out of the BCS...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:42 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games:
No. 13 Michigan State (9-1) at...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:20 PM
Central Florida rose from unranked commuter school in Orlando to No. 15, Clemson got dropped like a hot Howard's Rock and Stanford used a tremendous one-handed catch from Kodi Whitfield to get back in the national title chase. Professor Condi Rice was...
| Dec 15, 2013
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech's 21st consecutive bowl, Wake Forest's regime change and Texas' political theater remind anew of Frank Beamer's remarkable tenure at his alma mater, a fact not lost on the man himself.
Beamer, you see, is exceptionally...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 3:43 PM
A new era is set to begin at Florida State.
FSU quarterback Jameis Winston will start his first game Monday night when the Seminoles face Pittsburgh at Heinz Field in a primetime, nationally televised game.
It's as if Winston's debut was scripted by a...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 8:34 AM
I don’t care how old I get and carbon dating will soon be needed, the anticipation on game day for the start of the high school football season makes you feel young.
Opening night thoughts---
Carroll is…well, Carroll. Kapaun’s...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:05 PM
The Miami Heat weren't spying, but that doesn't mean they weren't collecting intelligence.
Ultimately, there was no need to unfasten Erik Spoelstra's open-in-case-of-emergency dossier.
But that doesn't mean plans weren't in place last...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 1:23 PM
College football has had a tough week, but the biggest controversy hasn’t been the Oklahoma State scandal, or the Yahoo Sports expose on alleged improprieties in the SEC---nope the biggest waves this week came from the eight voters in the Associated...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Wow, the Chiefs at 2-0 and the Royals playing relevant games in September, maybe sports can give barbeque a run for its money in KC.
When you've matched your win total from all of last year in just two weeks, you don't split hairs. The...