| Nov 30, 2013
| 6:13 PM
COLLEGE PARK — A year ago, coaches representing the University of Maryland's 19 athletic teams lined up across the back wall of a meeting room in the student union, all dressed in red.
The plan, according to an internal email, was to present a...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:31 PM
I play a little game with myself on Mondays. It's called Guess the Spread.
Several weeks back, I predicted Ohio State would be favored by nine points at Northwestern. The line opened at four, and I thought: Man, Vegas thinks more of the Wildcats than...
| 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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:48 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. 3 Ohio State (9-0) at...
| 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 28, 2013
| 7:12 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 Friday and Saturday's menu of games:
9 a.m.: Iowa...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Everything’s gone to Hades in Hattiesburg, where the university Brett Favre made famous is stuck in the mud. Marshall handed Southern Mississippi its 20th consecutive defeat Saturday with a 61-13 win in Huntington, W.Va.
The losing streak is the...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Halfway through your story today I got a sick feeling and tossed the sports section into the couch. What exactly would a "big name" coach do for SC that Ed Orgeron can't do, recruit?
Hope you're feeling better and thanks, really, for...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 3:54 PM
It was a steamy August morning, one of those tongue-dragging days when you can't stop imagining how good a mouthful of ice would feel.
Ice was part of Aja Evans' midsummer day's dream too. Evans was thinking about how good she wanted to feel when she...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 1:24 AM
On the second day of practices for the East-West Shrine Game it was already clear that Purdue defensive back Ricardo Allen is ready to make a move.
His coverage in one-on-one drills is solid and the former Daytona Beach Mainland product is moving well....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Northwestern has become the darling of Big Ten basketball. Which is odd considering the Wildcats are 1-4 in the conference and their losses have come by an average of 22.5 points.
But Indiana coach Tom Crean threw kisses at first-year coach Chris...