| Dec 3, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Only four schools will end up playing in the two most important games of the year. A handful of others will play the what-if game.
We've already learned that in the new college football playoff system there is a fiber-optic fine line between preparing...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 4:12 PM
Urban Meyer will wake up in Dallas Monday morning with a chance to win his third national title in only 13 seasons as a head coach.
Bill Belichick will wake up in New England savoring the opportunity to win his sixth AFC title since 2001 in a few days,...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 5:43 PM
If there were any justice, all three Chicago Tribune Silver Football finalists would suit up Saturday in the Big Ten title game.
Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon will further his assault on the Big Ten record books.
Ohio State defensive end Joey...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 3:20 PM
As we get ready to watch Ohio State coach Urban Meyer try to win his third national championship and take his place among the great college football coaches of all time Monday night against Oregon, let's play a game of "What If" today.
What if the...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 5:31 PM
Historic votes are nothing new for a city like Washington, D.C.
The capital of our country's political system has hosted its fair share of monumental moments. And while the news out of the NCAA's annual convention Saturday wasn't anywhere as critical as...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 2:44 PM
Halfway through the ACC basketball schedule, Virginia's first NCAA tournament bid in five years seems, at first blush, assured. The 18-4 Cavaliers are ranked in both national polls, boast quality wins and have no inexplicable defeats.
But there are...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 8:43 PM
GREENVILLE, N.C. — Hail, yes!
Can you believe it?
Can you conceive it?
Seriously, I cannot comprehend what I just saw.
And never transcend what I just saw.
In the span of 3 1/2 hours, I just watched the UCF Knights dominate the game and...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 8:00 PM
Let's pull over the orange-and-blue bandwagon for this message: The Florida Gators don't have what they really need yet.
Oh, they ran out Will Muschamp and hired Jim McElwain, who already has charmed everyone into thinking last season never happened....
| Dec 5, 2014
| 10:34 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — The affection between the head coaches in the Big Ten title game was on full display Friday.
Ohio State's Urban Meyer gave Gary Andersen's wife, Stacey, a hug before Meyer's news conference. And Andersen warmly greeted Meyer's...
| Oct 1, 2014
Condoleezza Rice knows consensus-building. Tom Osborne and Pat Haden know championship-caliber teams. Mike Tranghese knows selection-committee procedures and metrics.
In short, the College Football Playoff has assembled a stellar cast to determine the...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 7:42 PM
When Virginia Tech defeated Texas in the 1995 Sugar Bowl, Frank Beamer cautioned Hokies faithful not to expect similar success every year.
"I think we've got a chance to be a top program year in and year out," he said. "But every year certainly isn't...