| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:43 PM
Rick Catlett has been asked the same question this week: Which teams are going to play in your bowl game?
Catlett, president and CEO of the TaxSlayer Bowl, has responded the same way each time.
"I've told them I absolutely have no clue," said Catlett,...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Dave Butz, a 1969 Maine South graduate, is scheduled to be elected into the College Football Hall of Fame on Dec. 9 during an awards dinner in New York City.
He excelled in football, basketball and track and field at Maine South. Butz said he had 132...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 6:34 PM
NEW YORK — Joe Paterno, who worked as an usher at the old Ebbets Field, once joked that he never had much use for baseball after the Dodgers left Brooklyn. Still, Penn State's new athletic director called it "fitting" that the football team would...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:21 AM
Penn State's latest graduation-success rate for football was 87 percent, tied for the second-highest rate in school history.
The NCAA released its annual report of graduation success rates Wednesday, with Penn State's sports teams achieving an overall...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 4:50 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:
Duke (6-1) at Pittsburgh (4-4)
9 a.m., ESPNU
Duke is already bowl eligible in...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Northwestern has the Big Ten's least productive offense, averaging 4.6 yards per play and less than one touchdown pass per game.
But the Wildcats have something going for them — an admiration for quarterback Trevor Siemian, who has spent much of...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 5:01 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Playing most of the game without senior running back Ameer Abdullah, No. 15 Nebraska sputtered on offense but still managed a 35-14 victory against Purdue on Saturday before 91,107 fans at Memorial Stadium.
Abdullah, who entered the...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:38 PM
Can anyone bump Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota from the lead in the Heisman race?
Take a closer look at this week’s top candidates for college football’s biggest prize:
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
The Buzz: Mariota clearly is the...
| 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...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Against-the-spread picks are a 50-50 proposition, yet I've had one winning week out of 10. Clearly the time has come to, as Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald would say, "embrace the suck."
By the way, that does not mean embrace being terrible. It's...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 12:42 PM
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The Big Ten Conference's most prolific rushing offense proved Saturday that it has more in its arsenal than running back Melvin Gordon.
No. 25 Wisconsin took complete advantage of a Purdue defense aligned to deny Gordon, and...