| Nov 5, 2014
When Matt Kelchner nodded off Sunday evening, the Baltimore Ravens led the Pittsburgh Steelers 7-0 early in the second quarter. Pittsburgh was set to punt for the fourth time in as many possessions, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was adjusting his jaw...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 4:11 PM
The path to the College Football Playoff is a winding road and there are still twists and turns that need to be maneuvered before we find out who will make the final four.
Take a closer look at the 10 teams in the playoff picture and the potential...
| 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...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Alabama has had so many big-program moments it's hard for the Crimson Tide to keep track.
However, for Mississippi State this is it. Saturday is the most important day in the school's 115-year football history.
It took years of planning, and crafty...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Each week during the college football season, national analyst Chris Dufresne will burn a timeout to answer questions and exchange opinions. You can email him at email@example.com and reach him on Twitter: @DufresneLATimes.
| Jan 18, 2015
| 5:31 PM
Historic votes are nothing new for a city like Washington, D.C.
The capital of our country's political system has hosted its fair share of monumental moments. And while the news out of the NCAA's annual convention Saturday wasn't anywhere as critical as...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 5:04 PM
As Illinois players hoisted the Land of Lincoln trophy Saturday in the middle of Ryan Field after their 47-33 throttling of Northwestern, coach Tim Beckman issued a direct order amid the delirium.
"Bring it to the fans!" he yelled.
Those fans in...