| Jan 5, 2014
In December 2006, Bobby Bowden blew off an interview with a Los Angeles reporter who was in Tallahassee, Fla., to preview Florida State's upcoming Emerald Bowl game with UCLA.
The reporter was me.
Bowden had no time to explain as he rushed out of Doak...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Just when this BCS national title game begins to sag under the grandiose weight of Heisman trophies and state attorneys and Southern football, Kid Miracle shows up.
His name is Ricardo Louis. He is sitting in a quiet corner of a crowded Newport Beach...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 11:25 AM
The BCS lineup is all but a formality now that Sunday's college football polls confirmed what we knew late Saturday night: Florida State is No. 1 and Auburn is No. 2.
Those schools will meet for the last Bowl Championship Series title on Jan. 6 at the...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Jadeveon Clowney may have had a down year for South Carolina this season, but you better believe the 6-foot-6, 274-pound defensive end is still on NFL scouts' radar.
Unfortunately for the projected high first-round draft pick, he was also on the radar...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Settle down, Alabama fans, it looks like Coach Nick Saban isn't going anywhere, at least if you believe quarterback AJ McCarron.
“I messed with coach, saying he’s getting too old to start up again somewhere else,” McCarron said on...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:16 AM
The Jameis Winston story took a potentially significant turn Wednesday when the Tampa Bay Times reported that a Tallahassee police detective allegedly warned an alleged sexual abuse victim that her life could "be made miserable" if she pursued charges...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:52 PM
This USC coaching hire is reminiscent of the Bowl Championship Series standings in November — what a difference a play, and a day, makes.
Like Auburn beating Georgia two weeks ago on a last-second Hail Mary, the sport's volatility never ceases...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:34 PM
This just in: The man who gets paid to know is suddenly a know-nothing.
Blame it on the sinister Bowl Championship Series master plot to faucet-drip the suspense until the last Harris pollster is tracked down at a bar singing his college fight song on a...
| 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 5, 2013
| 7:16 PM
The full story involving Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston might not be known for months. It might not ever fully be known.
A report released Thursday by the Tallahassee Police Department was graphic, disturbing and contradictory. It was...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Are you happy? Steve Sarkisian, the loser from the U DUB, the new head coach for USC? When the first loss comes, next year, the boos will ring darkly across the Coliseum.
"Ring darkly across the Coliseum." Did you steal that from a...