| Dec 21, 2012
| 5:10 PM
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen joined Pat Fitzgerald at Wrigley Field in 2010 when the Northwestern coach guest-conducted "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."
How did Fitzgerald do?
"He was great," Mullen said Friday in a telephone interview. "He gets...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 3:08 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Northwestern officials will have extra ammunition to fire up fans and alums at a New Year’s Eve pep rally in Jacksonville for the Jan. 1 Gator Bowl.
The Tribune has learned that the school will announce that it has raised more...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 9:06 AM
Sean Glennon had just returned from a friend’s bachelor party in Cabo San Lucas, where, he assured me, neither he nor his fellow revelers were detained by authorities.
And while he called too late for inclusion in Sunday’s print column on his...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 1:26 PM
No 6-6, bowl-eligible ACC team has ever missed college football’s bloated postseason, a trend that’s likely to continue.
As the Birmingham News’ Jon Solomon reported this week, a Big Ten proposal to elevate the minimum record for bowl...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 8:56 AM
The Orlando Sentinel has ranked all 120 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country. The Sentinel staff will take a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 120 to our projected No. 1 team. We will not be including the four teams the...
| Aug 29, 2012
Eight is enough.
Eight would be great.
And with apologies to Al Davis: “Just win eight, baby!”
That is what the Florida Gators should be shooting for this season:
The Magic 8 Ball.
As much as UF's royally spoiled fans don't want to hear...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 3:01 AM
No college football team returns more sacks from last season than Virginia Tech. The Hokies had 41, and 13 players who accounted for 40 of them are back.
On the flip side, three of the 11 teams that averaged more sacks per game in 2011 than Tech appear...
| Aug 26, 2012
HOW TO GET TO POSTSEASON
At this stage in Tech's evolution it's not so much a matter of how it'll get to the postseason (it has gone to bowls in 19 consecutive seasons), but rather how good the postseason will be for the Hokies. Games at...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 3:32 PM
For the second time in three games this season, Virginia Tech’s offense stalled repeatedly in scoring position and failed in short yardage.
“We moved the ball all day,” quarterback Logan Thomas said after Saturday’s 35-17 loss...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 1:56 PM
It’s West Virginia week. Does it feel like a rivalry game, Terps fans?
My story for tomorrow’s paper talks about the West Virginia-Maryland series. I asked Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen about the rivalry, and he said it still matters....
| Sep 19, 2012
Initial reactions to Notre Dame's partial ACC membership were provincial, predictable and understandable.
Could the Fighting Irish affect my favorite team's bowl destination? Even worse, could they cost my school a bowl bid? And just how much of the ACC'...