| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Q: Someone has to call it. Bruins 5-6 last 11 games. Not that good. No real progress.
A: An interesting point except UCLA also hasn't exactly been playing Louisville's schedule.
Let's examine UCLA losses: Once to Oregon, currently No....
| Nov 17, 2013
| 9:06 PM
Alabama played lousy and Auburn got lucky, but nothing changes as another November starts to coalesce around SEC headquarters in Birmingham, Ala.
It's almost like the swallows returning to Capistrano.
When undefeated Auburn was left out of the BCS...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:42 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games:
No. 13 Michigan State (9-1) at...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:38 PM
One team is yielding a national-best 215.5 yards per game. The other just let Indiana ring up 572 yards.
One team has outscored its last two opponents 56-3. The other has given up 90 points in its last two games.
So what makes anyone believe...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:39 PM
His sense of humor in better shape than his football team, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald kidded Monday about plans to make a proposal to the university president.
"We stink in October (so) I'm going to talk to President (Morton) Schapiro about...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Towson's West, Clark earn CAA honors
Towson junior running back Terrance West (Northwestern) and senior linebacker Telvion Clark were named the Colonial Athletic Association Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively,...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 6:31 PM
They started calling him "Johnny Football" as a kid because, when things didn't go his way on the playground, he took his ball and went home.
Now hit me with a rim shot and a "piling on" penalty.
Unlike the paid psycho-babble experts on ESPN, I...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 9:15 AM
No. 12 Florida (1-0) at Miami (1-0)
9 a.m., ESPN
Florida's offense still runs like a clogged drain but easily avoided Kirk Herbstreit's ESPN prediction last week that Toledo would pull the upset in Gainesville. This week: Kirk predicts...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 4:46 PM
Kendall Gill held his palm 6 inches from his nose.
"He was this close to me,'' Gill recalled calmly at his kitchen table. "That's my personal space.''
Seven months have passed since Gill punched college sports analyst Tim Doyle in the CSN Chicago...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:09 PM
We interrupt Groin Injury Awareness Week in Chicago to bring attention to four college quarterbacks from the area who mean as much to their teams as Jay Cutler does to the Bears.
At Notre Dame, America's most unappreciated quarterback made history...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Rankman's pipe dream of Stanford and Northwestern meeting in the BCS title game at the Rose Bowl is over. Gone is the utopian idea two schools with integrity and academic standards might also compete on football's grandest stage. We're left now with a No....