| Oct 19, 2014
| 5:26 PM
You might not have been able to see it even under the bright lights at Doak Campbell Stadium Saturday night, but it was there.
Some Florida State players could see it clearly in the reflection in the iconic gold helmets of the Notre Dame players they...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Notre Dame was the last program you thought would screw up a simple throw and catch.
The Fighting Irish didn't invent the forward pass, but certainly modernized it during a 1913 game against Army.
Gus Dorais and Knute Rockne practiced all summer while...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 7:13 PM
The first thing we wondered after Kansas State's huge win at Oklahoma on Saturday was why Bill Snyder agreed to play Auburn in September.
No. 14 Kansas State (5-1) took over sole possession of first place in the division-less Big 12 and appears to be...
| 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...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote on the weekend, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
Houston (6-4) at Southern Methodist (0-10)
9 a.m., CBS Sports Network (CBSSN)...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 6:56 PM
OK, Saturday, take your best shot, because the Friday after Thanksgiving set a high bar.
It started with Western Kentucky handing Marshall its first defeat by a basketball score of 67-66.
The Hilltoppers won in overtime when they gambled on, and...
| 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 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-...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 7:59 PM
If you love Big Ten football — OK, we'll settle for like – you don't want to examine USA Today's Sagarin ratings.
The league's highest-rated team is Michigan State, at 14. Based on that, the Spartans would rank seventh in the SEC West. Yes,...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:03 PM
Evaluating ACC football a year ago was easier than my college racquetball class. From Florida State’s national championship to Clemson’s Orange Bowl victory, from Jameis Winston’s Heisman to Aaron Donald’s Outland, 2013 was the...