| Nov 7, 2014
| 4:27 PM
The Pac-12 Conference still isn't very good at football scheduling. It encourages its schools to play tough nonconference games, even in November, at the risk of everything.
It is already at a competitive disadvantage, its 12 teams each playing nine...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:31 PM
The key to a college football rivalry is not pageantry, or the vitriol, or the goofy bucket, bell, ax or milk can at stake.
The important part is that both teams have to know they're in it.
Can Baylor think it is in a rivalry with Oklahoma even if the...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:01 PM
This is Jim Harrick's time of the year. The blood flows a little faster. The adrenaline gets to work earlier in the day.
It's about to be college basketball season. The squeak of gym shoes on hardwood floors is music to his ears, even though these...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Mike Cavanaugh taught bowling at Bowling Green to get to a night like this one. He taught billiards on Bowling Green's green velvet tables. He taught volleyball for the opportunity to coach under Jerry York, an opportunity that would grow into nearly...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Anyone suggesting this season is starting to form into something solid has never gambled on a river boat with Les Miles.
You might think November is a too late to mount a from-the-back-of-the-pack championship charge, but it isn't.
General rule of...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Until this week there was no question about the greatest defeat in the history of Mississippi football.
It is etched in Rebels lore: Oct. 4, 1969.
That was the night Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning was magnificent in a 33-32 loss to Alabama at...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 9:18 PM
College football's new four-team playoff was supposed to give other schools a chance to compete with the Southeastern Conference, which won seven of the last eight titles in the Bowl Championship Series.
It didn't look that way Tuesday when the SEC West...
| Oct 21, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The highest-scoring game in Scott Stadium's 84-year history was Virginia's 63-47 victory over Tulane in 1968. Might that benchmark be threatened Saturday when the Cavaliers face North Carolina?
Virginia's defensive excellence...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 6:55 PM
USC fans have the answer for everything wrong in the world today — "Blame Sark."
The Trojans should change their horse's name from "Traveler" to Roy Rogers' lesser-known backup mount: "Hair-Trigger."
No one weeps for Steve Sarkisian because he...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:10 PM
A few days from now, eyes will be fixed on the first top-25 list released by the College Football Playoff selection committee.
Those rankings, due for release Tuesday, will be the only ones that matter. So we thought this might be a good time to pay...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 4:09 PM
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