| Oct 30, 2014
| 4:01 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina point guard Marcus Paige was several hours late to the ACC's preseason basketball gathering Wednesday because he had to take an exam. Feel free to add your own punch line.
Not to suggest that Paige, a well-spoken...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 4:05 PM
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. NCAA President Mark Emmert said this week that the conclusions of the Wainstein investigation at North Carolina were "deeply troubling." Days earlier, Bubba Cunningham, the UNC athletics director, offered a softer stance.
| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:36 PM
There is no reason to feel one shred of sympathy for the academic fraud that is the University of North Carolina. Not if you are a UConn athlete, not if you are a UConn academic, not if you are a UConn fan. Not if you are standing in Storrs and looking...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 10:34 AM
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Georgia awaits word on Gurley's status
As Georgia prepares to face SEC opponent Florida on Saturday, the ninth-ranked Bulldogs still don't know whether running back Todd Gurley will be available.
Gurley and the Bulldogs have waited...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 6:58 AM
STATE COLLEGE — More than 10,000 people, including former Penn State players and former university president Graham Spanier, signed '409' boards this weekend that will be delivered to NCAA headquarters as a petition to restore Joe Paterno's...
| 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 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 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 email@example.com and reach him on Twitter: @DufresneLATimes.
It seemed to...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:18 AM
On Nov. 12, 2011, Jay Paterno arrived at Beaver Stadium wearing his father’s coat. It was the same coat Joe Paterno had worn on the sideline 10 years earlier, when he won his 324th career game (then a record) as Penn State’s head football...