| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:05 PM
The first season of the College Football Playoff was so good we can't wait to see what happens next.
Maybe it was beginner's luck, like Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones winning a national title in his third career start.
Or maybe, like Jones, it...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:03 PM
Evaluating ACC football a year ago was easier than my college racquetball class. From Florida State’s national championship to Clemson’s Orange Bowl victory, from Jameis Winston’s Heisman to Aaron Donald’s Outland, 2013 was the...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 8:40 PM
When Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany finally gave his blessing to a playoff, it was a nod to hyperventilating college football fans and a thumbs-up to extra TV money.
Another benefit: Given that the SEC champion was practically guaranteed to advance...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 10:03 AM
Oregon is favored to win college football's national title game, but ESPN NFL draft analyst Todd McShay believes Ohio State has a bit more talent.
"That's a little surprising considering Urban Meyer has not been there that long," McShay said Tuesday...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 10:32 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — With gold, black and white confetti raining down all around them, Ohio State players held up copies of a Columbus Dispatch that had been prepared for the occasion.
One side read: BUCKS BAG DUCKS!
The other: NO. 1!
| Nov 6, 2014
| 8:15 PM
They've known each other for years, but only recently have Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett and offensive coordinator Tom Herman begun to give each other a hard time, as guys love to do.
"He's a very serious, businesslike dude who understands what it...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 9:44 PM
EAST LANSING, Mich. — In the hours leading to the biggest game of his life, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett planned to channel a player who is one of the finest competitors in his sport.
Peyton Manning? Nope.
Madison Bumgarner? Try again....
| Oct 14, 2014
| 7:59 PM
If you love Big Ten football — OK, we'll settle for like – you don't want to examine USA Today's Sagarin ratings.
The league's highest-rated team is Michigan State, at 14. Based on that, the Spartans would rank seventh in the SEC West. Yes,...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 11:18 PM
It was a momentum rush, all right, a wave that couldn't be stopped.
The game plan Monday was to get a lead and wear the other team out in the fourth quarter.
Everyone who thought Oregon would be taking the lead on this, however, had the wrong team,...
| 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...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:37 PM
The Big Ten, already four schools over the numbers cap, is a Big Mess.
The proud conference of Tom Harmon has become a bloated, 14-school confederation drowning in controversy with the hope current East Division leader Maryland — Maryland? —...