| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Rankman's pipe dream of Stanford and Northwestern meeting in the BCS title game at the Rose Bowl is over. Gone is the utopian idea two schools with integrity and academic standards might also compete on football's grandest stage. We're left now with a No....
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:43 PM
It sounds strange but this could be the last chance any outsider has to take down the Southeastern Conference, winners of seven straight national titles and heavily favored to make it eight.
Next season, when the playoff replaces the Bowl Championship...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 9:30 PM
Sunday's first release of the Bowl Championship Series standings got a last-minute shipment of adjustments, edits and amendments.
They arrived in a packaged labeled "Saturday."
The last year of the BCS (sob, sob) is sure going to be fun.
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:55 PM
ATLANTA — What a tremendous break it was that the hotel I checked into did not have cable access to Thursday night's USC game at Hawaii.
It meant not having to watch a game most Trojans fans probably turned off.
It freed my remote to explore the...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 10:20 PM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Nick Marshall accounted for four scores and No. 24 Auburn battered Johnny Manziel in a 45-41 win over No. 7 Texas A&M on Saturday.
Tre Mason's 5-yard score with less than two minutes to play was first ruled down at the 1, but...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The Atlantic Coast Conference has been waiting so many years for this stand-alone moment it might collectively have to take a nervous pill and sit down.
The ACC has spent years failing to prove it was more than just a basketball conference. It wanted so...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:09 PM
The Southeastern Conference has had a lot of great football weeks in recent years, but this hasn't been one of them.
USA Today ran a story Thursday suggesting the SEC's reign as America's best conference is being challenged by the Pac-12.
| Oct 5, 2013
| 8:23 PM
The score was so one-sided it looked like a paycheck game for homecoming.
The winning school totaled 614 yards to the losing team's 234 and won the first-down battle, 33-9.
So was this No.1 Alabama against winless Georgia State?
Actually, it was No....
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:20 PM
The guy who first said "football is a game of inches" is smiling somewhere today in that big replay booth in the sky.
At least four games of national import were decided over the weekend by less than the size of a five-dollar footlong at Subway.
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Logan Thomas passed and ran for touchdowns in the first half, Virginia Tech's defense shut down Georgia Tech's running game and the Hokies beat the Yellow Jackets, 17-10, on Thursday night in Atlanta.
Thomas completed 19 of 25 passes for 221 yards and a...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Justin Bass is a big Los Angeles Dodgers fan, but for nearly four weeks he has been shut out of the action.
The continuing contract dispute between television giants CBS Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. has blacked out the CBS-owned KCBS Channel 2 and...