| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:11 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE — Quarterback Braxton Miller might have garnered the Heisman Trophy hype in Columbus, Ohio, this season, but it could be argued that Carlos Hyde, the six-foot, 235-pound running back from Naples, was Ohio State's most valuable player...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Ask Ohio State linebacker and South Florida native Ryan Shazier to summarize his college career, and you'll be met with a laugh.
Coming out of Plantation High, Shazier planned on one day playing for coach Urban Meyer in a BCS game. He's excited for that...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:55 PM
The sands of sports shift quickly in Los Angeles. A day passes and the landscape is brand-new.
Steve Sarkisian is the new horizon, the new big story. Brett Hundley is the soon-to-be-biggest buzz.
We live at warp speed. Technology promotes it and we...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:23 PM
This is the week we say "whew" for the day in August that Rankman looked at his preseason top 25 and noticed only one FSU was penciled on his working list. It was Fresno State at No. 23. The countdown in the paper was already down to No. 15 when the...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:05 PM
So much news broke this week it was easy to forget the reason we all get called together each fall: the games.
USC started it by calling a news conference to announce interim coach Ed Orgeron was out and Steve Sarkisian was in as head coach of the...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Rivalry week should be cutthroat, not complicated. "Yeah, buts" have no place in this basic tenet of mutual disdain.
One does not hesitate when a frat brother says, "We're going to paint their cow blue and green. You in?"
You are always in. There is...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 10:35 PM
Now that your heart rates have retreated to somewhere near normal, didn’t we tell you the Bowl Championship Series (almost) always works out?
Shoot, after days like Saturday, why are they even scrapping it for next season’s playoffs?
| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:56 PM
Sunday night I was emailed the last Bowl Championship Series standings ever assembled.
I didn't cry, but I sniffled.
The standings were compiled and delivered, seven Sundays a season, by the National Football Foundation. You could click the short-form...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:19 AM
The rumors that started Thursday about UCLA Coach Jim Mora talking about the Texas coaching job were another example of the less-than-harmonic-conversion when coach-search meets the World Wide Web.
Are Texas boosters interested in Mora? Maybe.
| Jan 4, 2014
MIAMI GARDENS — On Friday night, in a stadium not accustomed to such scoring, you had to be at least a little interested in the Orange Bowl, even if you're not an Ohio State or Clemson fan.
You had to be interested in seeing why Clemson wide...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 11:00 PM
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller isn't sure if he'll return to Columbus for his senior season, but he said after the Buckeyes' 40-35 loss in the Orange Bowl that he expects to make a decision on his future soon.
Miller said that he's confident he'...