| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:47 PM
A wise man wrote last July, "The BCS was a torture chamber to the Pac-12 and the league should rejoice its death."
Wait, that was me!
The first playoff season is off to a beautiful-mess start, with the 12-person selection committee trying to white-...
| 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 23, 2014
| 5:40 PM
The midterm, low-turnout, national elections of early November have given way to a season in which the political froth can't be contained in its own moonshine jug.
We are two Sundays removed from a vote that will ultimately decide who will become...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 5:45 PM
PASADENA, Calif. — Running off at the typewriter …
Believe me, I get it that Florida State is not well-liked and the nation's sports fans gleefully celebrated about the Seminoles getting pummeled by Oregon in the Rose Bowl, but the piling...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 5:20 PM
Think of recent college football history as a bowl of alphabet soup:
For years the "A's" dominated the B-C-S, as Alabama and Auburn traded national titles in 2009 and 2010, with Alabama reclaiming the crown in 2011 and 2012.
Auburn took umbrage and...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 6:57 PM
When something as intense and sweeping as a national college football playoff invades our sporting lives for the first time, there is an irresistible urge to dive into every crazy nuance of the two Final Four games and overlook the obvious:
| Nov 30, 2014
| 4:27 PM
This is the story of a journey that began 10 months ago.
The trip was filled with unexpected twists and turns. I'm not going to lie, there were some tears were shed, but, in the end, it was worth it.
For you see, it was 10 months ago that I began...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Jim Delany didn't gloat. He didn't take a victory lap around the Superdome.
After a banner day — and night — of Big Ten football, the conference commissioner simply wore a look of satisfaction.
"It's exciting to win," he said minutes after...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 6:03 PM
Bowl season blew by faster than Oregon by Florida State during the Rose Bowl and Jim Mora by Bill Snyder after the Alamo.
Oregon snapped one play every 16 seconds against the Seminoles, roughly the same rate referees tossed penalty flags at UCLA against...