| Oct 11, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Anyone older than say, 80, might remember how good Minnesota football used to be.
The Gophers have a long, storied football history — just not in this millennium.
Did you know Minnesota won the very first Associated Press national title in 1936?...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
No. 13 Georgia (4-1) at No. 23 Missouri (4-1)
9 a.m., Channel 2
This game is...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 4:22 PM
The Big Ten's most efficient passer is not the guy viewed as a potential No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. Penn State's Christian Hackenberg actually ranks 10th in that category.
The top quarterback has not been Michigan State's Connor Cook, the offensive...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:37 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — We can't help ourselves.
Moments after Ohio State reached college football's pinnacle Monday night, a reporter asked Buckeyes tight end Jeff Heuerman about next year's team — a team that Heuerman, a senior, won't even be...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:57 PM
What a comeback for old-time Big Ten football (except for Michigan).
The proud, venerable league of Dick Butkus and Archie Griffin earned back some respect Saturday with an exceptional showing (except for Michigan).
The future of Jim Delany's scoffed-...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 8:02 AM
After the Illini lost to Purdue on Wednesday night, about the only thing Bruce Weber forgot to say in his concession speech was that he was releasing his delegates to vote their conscience.
It’s not that Weber lost his job with his postmortem, it&...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Halfway through your story today I got a sick feeling and tossed the sports section into the couch. What exactly would a "big name" coach do for SC that Ed Orgeron can't do, recruit?
Hope you're feeling better and thanks, really, for...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 4:24 PM
If you follow college football, you've seen the ugly record: The Big Ten is 1-10 against teams from the Power Five conferences and Notre Dame.
Instead of East and West, should the conference change its division names to Doom and Gloom?
But it's not...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:12 PM
What if there was a way to make Big Ten season ticket holders happier, to give players a better experience, to get more cash from TV partners, to create a more legitimate conference champion, to impress the playoff selection committee and to avoid writing...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 3:45 PM
After one week, Northwestern's passing game rates 92nd nationally out of 120 teams. To add a sorry footnote, NU's issues came against a Cal pass defense that last season rated among the nation's 10 worst.
So no wonder quarterback Trevor Siemian said...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:17 PM
They huddled early in the week, the wannabe football coach and the actual football coach.
Make no mistake: Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo believes a standard field goal should be worth two points, not three, and a guard should not play with...