| Feb 5, 2015
| 8:35 PM
When Miami of Ohio plays Saturday at Soldier Field, the Redhawks might as well call it a homecoming game.
No Division I team has more Illinois players than the six — all from the Chicago area — on the roster for No. 8 Miami, which meets...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:52 PM
It's time to get ready-set-hut for two of Saturday's marquee games: Oklahoma at Notre Dame and Mississippi at Alabama.
Both are intriguing and consequential, with all four schools dripping with pedigree. The teams enter with an average Associated...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: Which Kiffin is having a worse week? Lane: Washington State loss plus secret team meeting. Monte: Viewing Eagles game.
Twitter: @Mike Jelline
Answer: I'm going with Lane. I couldn't imagine going through what Kiffin...
| Feb 5, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE — All the chatter of flips Wednesday was like an Olympics gymnastics or diving competition. I half expected to hear about degree-of-difficulty and some rogue Russian judge hosing an American out of a gold medal.
So amid the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:09 PM
What you need to know about the latest epic showdown featuring Alabama and Louisiana State:
• It's not as epic as two years ago, when LSU went to Alabama in what was billed as the "Game of the Century."
That hyped-up-on-helium affair ended up a...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 5:24 PM
When he took the Stabler Arena floor Saturday, Tim Kempton added a left-arm sleeve to the thumb wrap he has worn in recent weeks.
He wound up with one of his best all-around games — 25 points on 9-for-14 shooting, nine rebounds and four assists...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:03 PM
Mark this down as we whitewater-raft through the final weeks of the final BCS rapids: Something is going to happen, give, buckle or burst.
Some team is going to be robbed and maybe ripped off.
Grownups are going to scream, sulk, petition, lobby and...
| 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...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:45 PM
Dexter Williams withdrew his commitment to the University of Miami’s 2015 recruiting class in early January, and almost immediately afterward, he thought he made a big mistake.
This is the kind of thing 17- and 18-year-old kids are dealing with...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 6:06 PM
When most people think about Knute Rockne they think about one of the most famous halftime speeches in sports history.
But Rockne's legacy stretches well beyond the campus of Notre Dame University and his "Win one for the Gipper" speech.
| 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...