| Jan 11, 2015
| 5:50 PM
Oregon has defeated Ohio State for a significant collegiate championship.
It just hasn't been recently, or in football.
The Ducks, also known then as the "Webfoots," captured the first NCAA basketball championship in 1939. The game was in a Big Ten...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 4:11 PM
The idea of an early-signing period for college football is not a new concept.
Many coaches, players and administrators have long been proponents of the idea, looking to create a way to ease the burden placed on 17- and 18-year-olds who have finalized...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 2:23 PM
DAYTONA BEACH — For the longest time, the most famous words in all of racing were, "Gentlemen, start your engines."
The key word being "Gentlemen" — the plural of "Gentleman."
Dictionary definition: "A man who treats other people in a...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 5:20 PM
Think of recent college football history as a bowl of alphabet soup:
For years the "A's" dominated the B-C-S, as Alabama and Auburn traded national titles in 2009 and 2010, with Alabama reclaiming the crown in 2011 and 2012.
Auburn took umbrage and...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Big-foot conferences and the NCAA bank hundreds of millions annually in television revenue. Coaches, commissioners and athletic directors reside in Rocky Mountain-high tax brackets. Jerseys and video games jump from the shelves.
Meanwhile, the linchpins...
| Dec 15, 2013
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech's 21st consecutive bowl, Wake Forest's regime change and Texas' political theater remind anew of Frank Beamer's remarkable tenure at his alma mater, a fact not lost on the man himself.
Beamer, you see, is exceptionally...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:57 PM
NEW ORLEANS — Lane Kiffin could pass for the president of a yacht club, what with his tanned skin, lavender shirt, parted dirty-blond hair, dark blazer and mellow vibe.
"He's a Cali guy, laid-back and relaxed," Alabama right tackle Austin Shepherd...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:42 PM
LOS ANGELES — Just last week, Florida State University reportedly negotiated a contract extension that will pay football coach Jimbo Fisher an average salary of about $5.5 million a year.
That's an incredible amount of money.
But not nearly...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 8:37 PM
NEW ORLEANS — When a reporter asked Urban Meyer on Tuesday about the time he called Nick Saban's wife, the Ohio State coach was taken aback.
"That didn't sound right," Meyer said.
OK, a little context. After all, it was 25 years ago.
| Jan 26, 2013
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech football's three new staff members arrive with a Super Bowl ring, national championship bling and Tom Brady's cell number, respectively. They appear to be smart, affable and demanding.
Now we'll see if they can coach....
| Jan 16, 2015
| 5:17 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
The winningest coach in college football history is once again a man who turned a blind eye to little boys being raped.
Shame, shame, shame on the NCAA for settling a lawsuit Friday filed by Pennsylvania...