| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:44 PM
You can try this cold turkey, but picking bowl-game winners is my job. While you're at work solving world problems, I'm doing full time what you do in your spare time. Some years are better than others. The general rule is to look for motivation in each...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:51 PM
This season's college bowl schedule is reminiscent of how it used to be in the last months of the year in pro golf, or the last five minutes of an NBA rout.
ESPN fills airtime and sells ads, but there is no compelling reason to watch...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Turn out the lights, the parity's over. The Bowl Championship Series era of equal access and catering to college football's "little guys" ended Monday night at the Rose Bowl when Florida State ended the Southeastern Conference's winning streak. The new...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 9:44 PM
There were eight undefeated teams on Oct. 27 and six left on Nov. 17 and it appeared the last year of the Bowl Championship Series might get the fist in the face it deserved.
Then Auburn's moon jumped to the seventh house, Jupiter aligned with...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 5:23 PM
TV studio anchors often have a difficult task because they're listening to what others around the desk are saying in one ear and have to listen to the producer barking instructions constantly in the other ear.
The latter must have distracted CBS host...
| 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...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 7:56 PM
Duke proved Saturday why it was a top-seeded team and Michigan State proved why it should have been just happy to be here.
Duke let loose its fleet of future NBA stars to score an easy 81-61 win over seventh-seeded Michigan State in the first national...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 7:20 PM
It turned out this wasn't the year for something different, fresh, shiny or new.
The world wasn't ready for Notre Dame advancing to its first Final Four since 1978, or Gonzaga marching on to the backdrop of Bing Crosby's "Swinging on a Star."
| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:57 PM
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Tyler Ulis enjoyed a comfortable childhood in Lima, Ohio, guided by his mother and stepdad.
Though barely taller than Muggsy Bogues, he showed promise on the basketball court. Eventually, he figured, he might get a scholarship...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 8:20 PM
At Valparaiso, they welcomed fans into the student union to revel in the return to an NCAA tournament the Crusaders coach, Bryce Drew, helped make special 17 years ago with a shot famous enough to use in commercials.
At Notre Dame, the ACC champs all...
| Feb 21, 2015
This should have been fun garbage time for the Northwestern women's basketball team, a chance for several of its bench players to get some action for the first time in nearly three weeks.
After all, the Wildcats had a 19-point lead at home with seven...