| Nov 23, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Where's everyone running off to?
It's time to give credit where credit is due.
After being marginalized, pushed aside, passed over and relegated to the second or third rounds of the NFL Draft, it's suddenly cool to be a running back. From Wisconsin'...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 6:58 PM
At Ohio State, they rave about Cardale Jones' size, running ability and arm strength.
"He has a cannon," coach Urban Meyer said.
That makes Jones a loose cannon with a cannon. Until this week the redshirt sophomore was mainly known for a tweet that...
| 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-...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 6:29 PM
Three words will dance in Melvin Gordon's head Saturday during the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York.
You've already won.
Gordon's father has told him that time and again, so it won't matter when Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota steps onto the...
| 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 29, 2014
| 3:43 PM
The Northwestern players exited Ryan Field quickly, ceding their turf to the victorious men in orange and white. As is custom, every Wildcat tapped a sign that says TRUST YOURSELF on their way out.
Truth is, the motto for this Northwestern offseason...
| 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
| 4:49 PM
Last week I declared I was "fading" my picks, selecting the opposite of what I thought would transpire in hopes of ending a nasty slump.
So what happened? You could have predicted this. I went 2-5 in my published picks, meaning I would have thrived...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Less than a month into what figures to be their lone season together, Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones already have produced enough highlights to fill your nightly sportscast. Indeed, expect the commanding Okafor, wiry Winslow and inventive...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Let's all breathe a sigh of relief. The wussification of America is not complete.
Gary Andersen scared us there with his Monday comments regarding the Paul Bunyan Axe. The Wisconsin coach said that the axe, a super-cool trophy awarded to the Minnesota-...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 9:37 PM
Alabama and Oregon locked up the top two bids easily, and early.
The hard part is now being finalized on lockdown in Grapevine, Texas, where a 12-person selection committee, ensconced in a boardroom at the Gaylord Resort Hotel, has volunteered to figure...