| Dec 24, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Eleven ACC teams are bowling in nine states, in venues from Yankee Stadium to the Rose Bowl. Agendas and stakes vary, not to mention quality of opponents. But there are three overarching storylines:
**Unlike its four power-conference colleagues, the...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Separation Saturday helped bring the College Football Playoff picture into sharper focus.
Alabama, Oregon, TCU, Arizona State and Ohio State made big statements with crucial wins, while Auburn, Kansas State, Michigan State and Notre Dame suffered...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 6:58 PM
At Ohio State, they rave about Cardale Jones' size, running ability and arm strength.
"He has a cannon," coach Urban Meyer said.
That makes Jones a loose cannon with a cannon. Until this week the redshirt sophomore was mainly known for a tweet that...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 9:45 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — This much is clear: Ohio State has the Big Ten's best head coach, best offensive coordinator, best third-string quarterback, best skill players and — heck — best band.
This much is unclear: Will that be enough to earn...
| 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 26, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Less than a month into what figures to be their lone season together, Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones already have produced enough highlights to fill your nightly sportscast. Indeed, expect the commanding Okafor, wiry Winslow and inventive...
| 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 24, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Offensive lineman Brandon Vitabile reacted to a question about whether he had glanced at any bowl projections by adopting a poker face. Apparently that's a no-no for Northwestern players.
Finally Vitabile cracked and asked: "They do those?"
| Nov 21, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Desperate times call for … well, you know. So after another brutal week (1-6), it's time to take a radical step.
I am going to fade my own picks, in handicapping vernacular. Yes, the selections below are the opposite of what I actually think will...
| 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...