| 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...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 4:13 PM
Aaron Hernandez, the former University of Florida superstar tight end, was convicted of murder on Wednesday just two days after Lawrence Phillips, a former University of Nebraska superstar running back, was accused in a homicide.
Hernandez was found...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 6:16 PM
NEW ORLEANS — Every time they run, every time they pass, the Alabama Crimson Tide will watch for No. 97.
That uniform belongs to defensive end Joey Bosa, Ohio State's most feared player.
"Bosa is an issue," Alabama offensive coordinator Lane...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 3:28 PM
It's a convenient storyline: The manically competitive Jim Harbaugh, a man who once reportedly picked on a 10-year-old kid to beat friends at laser tag, is tearing through the Big Ten, flipping recruits to Michigan in his first five weeks on the job....
| Dec 30, 2014
| 6:55 PM
NEW ORLEANS — If he could take it back, of course he would. With one tweet, Cardale Jones made himself sound like an athlete masquerading as a student.
Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL. We ain't come to play...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:27 PM
The provocative pipe dreams of Bob Stoops, Chip Kelly, Jon Gruden, Jim Harbaugh and all of the other "sexy" names have now dissipated and left the Florida Gators with the reality of Jim McElwain.
When it became clear that UF Athletic Director Jeremy...
| 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...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 4:05 PM
The first College Football Playoff is set, but not without some controversy.
Alabama, Oregon and Florida State easily punched their tickets to the Final Four after impressive wins during the weekend. Meanwhile, TCU, Ohio State and Baylor were left...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Members of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee have been disparaging and denigrating Florida State all season long by pretty much telling the American sporting public, "If there were any possible way we could keep the defending national...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 1:14 PM
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