| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:54 PM
It feels like an eternity since bowl season ended, but fortunately today marks the greatest day of the year, when football returns to rescue us from the barren sports wasteland of August. Baseball? The U.S. Open? That stuff is a nice filler, like the...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 10:09 PM
Virginia Tech’s defense Saturday impressed one of college football’s most respected defensive minds: Alabama coach Nick Saban.
“Defensively they're one of the toughest groups that we played against,” Saban said after the Tide&...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:54 AM
This morning, as I’m sitting at my desk, sipping a Starbucks Pumpkin Latte and trying to write the intro to this column, there’s one thing that keeps going through my mind: Hype.
My coffee has a giant cardboard sleeve announcing the 10th...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Bear Bryant would have turned 100 this week, and that's fitting because there are about that many story lines leading into Alabama's big game at Texas A&M.
Bryant coached both schools to their most famous football glories.
In one College Station...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 2:18 AM
Marshall went to Virginia Tech in 2002 nationally ranked and quarterbacked by a top-10 draft choice. The Thundering Herd boast neither trait this season but nonetheless present a curious test Saturday for the Hokies.
Can Marshall and Rakeem Cato, the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:34 AM
He'll never be a Heisman Trophy finalist, but that doesn't matter one bit to Northwestern's Brandon Williams.
Rather, the longtime Wildcats holder has his eye on an even more coveted award, one so prestigious that it exists only in his imagination....
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:02 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill Belton ran for a 2-yard touchdown in the fourth overtime to lift Penn State past No. 18 Michigan 43-40 in maybe the biggest win in Coach Bill O'Brien's two seasons with the Nittany Lions.
Penn State's Christian Hackenberg...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:14 AM
A year after his celebrated transfer from Alabama, quarterback Phillip Sims’ Virginia career is finished, his time here marked by distraction and disappointment rather than victories and touchdowns.
For this Sims has no one to blame but himself....
| Nov 3, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Five things to watch this week in college football:
1. You don't need Nielsen to know Oregon at Stanford will be the highest-rated television show in Tallahassee on Thursday night. Florida State is rooting hard for Stanford to put a first loss on...
| Dec 11, 2012
College football bowl games 2012-13 TV schedule begins with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl Dec. 15 and ends with the BCS National Championship Jan. 7. The Gildan New Mexico Bowl between Nevada and Arizona Dec. 15 at 1pm ET on ESPN won’t be the most...
| Jan 8, 2013
With Alabama jumping Notre Dame early in ESPN's telecast of the BCS Championship game last night, the only suspense the rest of the game was whether Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron's girlfriend was going to file a restraining order against...