| Mar 10, 2015
| 3:41 PM
Tom Izzo asked his players not to foul, so Denzel Valentine did.
He asked Marvin Clark Jr. to miss a foul shot, so Clark swished it.
Michigan State's best player has been sidelined the last two games, and the Spartans won both.
What does MSU stand...
| May 20, 2015
| 1:33 AM
When Julie Hermann played volleyball at Nebraska in the '80s, the program would have brownie sales to raise revenue.
At Notre Dame in the '70s, Gene Smith recalled that a discussion between a football player and coach might go like this: "You have an...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 4:44 PM
College basketball is in trouble.
For more than 124 years, basketball has been woven into the fabric of America's culture and it somehow has withstood the test of time. But on the eve of this year's March Madness, the sport has seen better days....
| Dec 7, 2013
| 10:58 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —The final Saturday of the first Bowl Championship Series season in 1998 ended with shocking losses by Kansas State and UCLA that turned the BCS on its ear hole.
Wild endings in St. Louis and Miami that day put Tennessee 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...
| May 17, 2015
| 3:04 PM
Johns Hopkins lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala didn't talk about vindication, but he didn't need to because the evidence spoke for itself.
Nearly two years ago when the Blue Jays announced they were going to join the Big Ten Conference after 130 years...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:34 PM
This just in: The man who gets paid to know is suddenly a know-nothing.
Blame it on the sinister Bowl Championship Series master plot to faucet-drip the suspense until the last Harris pollster is tracked down at a bar singing his college fight song on a...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:08 PM
If I make it to Monday I will have covered all 16 national title games in the Bowl Championship Series era.
Someone, please, blow a kazoo.
It's been one crazy ride between Tennessee playing Florida State at the Fiesta Bowl in 1998 and this week's...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Chris Dufresne takes time out each Friday during the season to answer questions on college football. This week's topics: Jameis Winston's ongoing problems, Ohio State's key game, plus Brigham Young's and USC's schedules.
Unbuckling the mailbag:...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 9:44 PM
There were eight undefeated teams on Oct. 27 and six left on Nov. 17 and it appeared the last year of the Bowl Championship Series might get the fist in the face it deserved.
Then Auburn's moon jumped to the seventh house, Jupiter aligned with...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 7:07 PM
John Beilein walked into the Halls of St. George Banquet Hall in Schererville with a worn school backpack draped over his blue blazer.
The University of Michigan coach, the featured speaker for the Northwest Indiana Sportsmanship Banquet, arrived at...