| 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...
| Dec 4, 2014
Major college football enters conference championship weekend with one undefeated team. That squad hails from a power conference, owns three national titles and is quarterbacked by the reigning Heisman Trophy winner.
Yet Tuesday night's penultimate...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:58 PM
Minnesota … gone.
Wisconsin … jumped by three-loss Mississippi.
Michigan State … bypassed by Arizona.
The Big Ten took a beating in the opening moments of the weekly College Football Playoff rankings release.
But then came a bit...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:46 PM
Brady Hoke was great at saying the word "Michigan."
He knew all about the traditions — the Little Brown Jug, "The Victors," the No. 1 jersey, the rivalry with "The School Up North." He was the anti-Rich Rodriguez.
Problem was, he didn't...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 6:43 PM
When is a loss as good as a win?
Top-ranked Mississippi State lost to No. 5 Alabama 25-20 Saturday in Tuscaloosa and it didn't take long before some began argue both teams deserved spots in the new four-team College Football Playoff to determine a...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Where's everyone running off to?
It's time to give credit where credit is due.
After being marginalized, pushed aside, passed over and relegated to the second or third rounds of the NFL Draft, it's suddenly cool to be a running back. From Wisconsin'...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Separation Saturday helped bring the College Football Playoff picture into sharper focus.
Alabama, Oregon, TCU, Arizona State and Ohio State made big statements with crucial wins, while Auburn, Kansas State, Michigan State and Notre Dame suffered...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 6:58 PM
At Ohio State, they rave about Cardale Jones' size, running ability and arm strength.
"He has a cannon," coach Urban Meyer said.
That makes Jones a loose cannon with a cannon. Until this week the redshirt sophomore was mainly known for a tweet that...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:12 PM
The College Football Playoff is a 12-year arrangement still three weeks from naming its first four-team field, and people are already calling for change.
Four, it seems, might not be enough.
And no, that sentiment does not come from the caffeine-...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 6:18 PM
A thrilling next-to-last football weekend was briefly interrupted Sunday when Nebraska announced it had fired Bo Pelini for winning only nine games, or more, in each of his seven seasons.
"Nine-win Bo," a higher-expectations knockoff slam of "Seven-...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 3:43 PM
The Northwestern players exited Ryan Field quickly, ceding their turf to the victorious men in orange and white. As is custom, every Wildcat tapped a sign that says TRUST YOURSELF on their way out.
Truth is, the motto for this Northwestern offseason...