| Nov 21, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Each week during the college football season, national analyst Chris Dufresne will burn a timeout to answer questions and exchange opinions. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and reach him on Twitter: @DufresneLATimes.
| Nov 21, 2014
| 6:23 AM
The biggest question regarding the Big Ten's new bowl system is not how it will work. It's why anyone didn't think of this sooner.
For decades the bowls determined which teams they would invite. They based their decisions on potential ticket sales,...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 7:52 PM
Melvin Gordon's remarkable day in Wisconsin's 59-24 win over Nebraska will be remembered, for many reasons, for many years.
The Badgers' star running back set a major college record with 408 yards rushing, accomplished in only three quarters.
| Nov 16, 2014
| 6:32 PM
Arizona State had everything to play for Saturday night against Oregon State — the lead in the PAC-12 Conference South Division, a higher place in the College Football Playoff ranking and another week as a national championship contender.
| Nov 15, 2014
| 9:40 PM
Maryland has played big games at Byrd Stadium before, but there is no longer any question that the decision to jump to the Big Ten Conference has electrified the atmosphere around the football program.
Of course, it doesn't hurt that coach Randy...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote on Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
No. 8 Ohio State (8-1) at No. 25 Minnesota (7-2)
9 a.m., Channel 7
| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:14 PM
As Chris Collins returned to Northwestern's jubilant locker room after his news conference at the Kohl Center, he heard the unmistakable sounds of a dribbling basketball and sneakers squeaking on a gym floor. He peaked inside and spotted Sam Dekker.
| Dec 11, 2014
| 6:16 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA — The last time he sat at a dais with Alabama's Nick Saban in a championship setting, Urban Meyer was spiraling downward.
He was frazzled, burned out, gaunt and "mentally broken" at that career-altering 2009 SEC Championship Game....
| Nov 9, 2014
| 3:47 PM
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Tailback Ezekiel Elliott described the vibe in the Ohio State locker room this way: "It's ecstatic … big, beautiful smiles."
Deservedly so. Ohio State crushed Michigan State in grand fashion Saturday night, 49-37....
| Nov 11, 2014
| 7:07 PM
Nebraska and Wisconsin will play Saturday for the Freedom Trophy, a fancy new hunk of metal that features a giant American flag. The trophy's nice and all, but here's what would make the game truly special — Nebraska I-back Ameer Abdullah....
| 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...