| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:10 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:
Presbyterian (5-4) at No. 11 Mississippi (7-2)
9 a.m., SEC Network...
| 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...
| 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)...
| 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...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Ohio State's quarterback looked to his left, intending to fire a bubble screen. But a Rutgers defensive lineman blocked his visual path to Evan Spencer, so the quarterback took off. He ran straight up the middle, motoring 33 yards past five defenders in...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Credit Michigan coach Brady Hoke with one good decision: He's tuning out all the harsh criticism.
"Not to hurt anybody's feelings, but no, I don't (read or listen to media reports). Never have," he said. "For us to get unfocused would be cheating this...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Who would have imagined that Big Ten football would provide the fall's most compelling pennant race?
The Big Ten West won't produce a wild card, only a winner that advances to the conference title game in Indianapolis.
With four weeks left, Nebraska...
| Sep 25, 2009
| 12:36 AM
It wasn't the same (or nearly as fun) when the "U" disappeared from the relevancy map.
Now, love 'em or hate 'em, the Miami Hurricanes have soared back into college football's collective conscience, which figures to have some reverberations on the...
| Dec 30, 2009
Virginia Tech has more than doubled Bud Foster's salary in the last five years. Earlier this month the school upped the ante with a five-year annuity.
Absent the deed to Lane Stadium and free calzones for life at The Cellar, about the only bait left...