| Oct 20, 2014
| 6:17 PM
There's a reason NCAA President Mark Emmert draws a yearly compensation package in excess of $1.7 million. Many reasons, actually.
The NCAA netted a $32 million profit in the 2012-13 fiscal year.
Emmert handles dicey questions without getting...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:42 AM
In response to Judge John Leete taking a red pen to the lawsuit of the Joe Paterno estate against the NCAA and Penn State, making changes about what parties could be included, the plaintiffs have submitted their second amended version of the complaint...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 12:05 PM
WASHINGTON For decades, the National Collegiate Athletic Association aspired to be a part of the American identity. It was football tailgates, March Madness and healthy all-American sports competition that often gave kids a shot at college who wouldn't...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:37 PM
The Big Ten, already four schools over the numbers cap, is a Big Mess.
The proud conference of Tom Harmon has become a bloated, 14-school confederation drowning in controversy with the hope current East Division leader Maryland — Maryland? —...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 3:49 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Perhaps this was just the wake-up call the Florida State Seminoles needed.
After enduring yet another public relations nightmare that would send the program's top player to the bench for one of the biggest games of the season, top-...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 4:05 PM
The NCAA, which enjoyed the view from its holier-than-thou pedestal when sanctioning the Penn State football program in 2012, completed its self-serving exacta on Monday as it patted the program on the head and assumed the part of merciful overlord....
| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:05 PM
When football recruiting experts, real or imagined, attach a ranking or stars to a recruit, they're really setting odds.
The more stars, the better the odds of a payoff for the school that lands the recruit.
That's all it is. In football, more than most...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:56 PM
Jay Paterno wants to coach football again, even if it means leaving State College. Until then, the former Penn State assistant coach said he will continue "fighting for the university," though he feels others aren't.
"I thought it was very important...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:57 PM
It's good to know there are still some things you can count on.
The USA Today coaches' poll, for example, remains a model of cockeyed consistency.
On Saturday, Virginia Tech improved to 2-0 with an impressive victory at Ohio State.
On Sunday, the...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Each week during the college football season, national analyst Chris Dufresne will burn a timeout to answer questions and exchange opinions. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and reach him on Twitter: @DufresneLATimes.
It seemed to...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:08 PM
College football training camps open this week and, frankly, it’s about time somebody hit something besides the lunch buffet.
No other sport in the world (that I can think of) launches its campaign three weeks before it lifts a finger.