| Aug 20, 2011
| 11:45 AM
Consider me Virginia's designated piñata, DP for short, this college football season. Translation: I'm the state's voter on the Associated Press' top 25.
The AP was desperate enough to ask, and I was gullible enough to accept, knowing full well how...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 12:49 PM
Tallahassee television station WCTV reported Wednesday that a Florida State student was arrested for printing and selling counterfeit tickets to Saturday's football game between the No. 4 Seminoles and No. 10 Clemson.
Legal issues notwithstanding, this...
| Dec 11, 2013
The most strident critics craved anarchy, a farewell overdose of controversy for the Bowl Championship Series. Come Sunday, however, after 15 weeks of unimaginable insanity, the most-deserving teams for the national title game were indisputable: Florida...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Who is Gary Neal and what is he doing dropping 24 on the Heat in game three of the NBA Finals last night? Turns out that he’s a product of the ‘basketball bushes’, playing in lower to mid leagues in Europe for three years after...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Crimson Tide fans, book your vacation plans to sunny California.
If that line sounds familiar, it's because I wrote it Oct. 12, 2012 — in a blog post after the Southeastern Conference released its 2013 schedule.
It was weird not knowing then...
| Apr 27, 2014
The vote is too close to call, and don't let Nate Silver or Pew Research tell you differently. Raging for years and influenced by provincial concerns, 11th-hour reversals and, yes, a leprechaun, the debate finally appears set for resolution next month....
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:43 PM
The time has come to stop talking and start playing. Let the sweet sound of a referee's whistle mercifully replace the pound of a judge's gavel.
It's time for wish lists and check lists:
Out-of-the-box Thursday features a not-too-shabby lineup of...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Acknowledging that college football's new four-team playoff could someday inch toward a larger basketball-style tournament, we continue our Super 16 countdown, with No. 10 Baylor:
The 13-person selection committee might want to start keeping a file on...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:30 PM
This fishy early season is a “one that got away” story.
The title race might have been jumbled before October had a few teams not frittered away the late summer.
Many of our preseason favorites have been shaken, but not stirred.
| Aug 28, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
Penn State vs. Central Florida, in Dublin, Ireland
5:30 a.m., ESPN2
| Aug 29, 2014
| 9:00 PM
After the longest wait, the Longest Day has finally arrived.
If you don't know what I'm talking about, congratulations. You qualify for protection under the Endangered Species Act for being oblivious to college football.
That's hard to do around here....