| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote on Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
No. 8 Ohio State (8-1) at No. 25 Minnesota (7-2)
9 a.m., Channel 7
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Jim Delany emphasized a single word.
"This is college basketball," the Big Ten commissioner said Thursday during the conference's basketball media day, "and 'college' implies going to school and making progress. We want a squarer deal (for student-...
| 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...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:22 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
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Next time you're at a bar with a college-hoops-loving crowd, toss up this trivia question: Which Big Ten team has won the most games in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge?
Hint: It's not Wisconsin, Michigan State or Illinois.
The answer: Maryland, which went...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 7:59 PM
If you love Big Ten football — OK, we'll settle for like – you don't want to examine USA Today's Sagarin ratings.
The league's highest-rated team is Michigan State, at 14. Based on that, the Spartans would rank seventh in the SEC West. Yes,...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:55 PM
After Nebraska stunned Northwestern last year on a Hail Mary, the prevailing question was this: How could you let that happen?
Given what has transpired this season in the Pac-12, the question is this: How on earth do you prevent that from happening?...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 6:23 PM
The SEC West is truly remarkable. It is 90% dominance, which is to be admired, and 10% snake charmer.
No man behind a curtain has worked levers more deftly.
The Southeastern Conference's glamour division not only has five or six (or seven?) of the...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 3:04 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 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org and reach him on Twitter:...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
No. 13 Georgia (4-1) at No. 23 Missouri (4-1)
9 a.m., Channel 2
This game is...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 4:22 PM
The Big Ten's most efficient passer is not the guy viewed as a potential No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. Penn State's Christian Hackenberg actually ranks 10th in that category.
The top quarterback has not been Michigan State's Connor Cook, the offensive...