| Aug 10, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Jim Furyk shot a two-under-par 68 on Saturday in the third round of the PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y, and will take a one-shot lead over Jason Dufner into the final round.
So far this year, none of the 54-hole leaders at...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:20 PM
There is a reason why top college football coaches demand top dollars:
Forget trying to figure out how to hire a great one, as there seems no reliable formula.
Pete Carroll was an ordinary, out-of-work NFL coach in 2001 when he took the...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Crimson Tide fans, book your vacation plans to sunny California.
If that line sounds familiar, it's because I wrote it Oct. 12, 2012 — in a blog post after the Southeastern Conference released its 2013 schedule.
It was weird not knowing then...
| Nov 18, 2012
Saturday is the reason they play the regular season all the way to the end.
Just when you think you know everything, you know nothing.
Kansas State was No. 1 in the Bowl Championship Series standings but now it's not.
Oregon was No. 2 but now it's...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:00 PM
The Southeastern Conference is, for now, a helpless Bowl Championship Series bystander as it monitors three undefeated outliers competing for this season's title.
Winners of six straight BCS crowns, the SEC needs any two among these three teams —...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 5:38 PM
We combed the hills and scoured the wires for this batch of weekend tidbits:
• Boston College has knocked undefeated Notre Dame out of the national title race in each of the last two decades: 1993 and 2002. Notre Dame (9-0) plays at Boston College...
| Nov 8, 2012
Rankman's steadfast "Never play on Election Tuesday" rule came back to bite Toledo when the Rockets forfeited their poll position by joining Mitt Romney in the loss column. Toledo, located in swing-state Ohio, lost to Ball State. Otherwise, it was...
| Nov 7, 2012
RUSTON, La. — The triggerman for the highest-scoring college offense this side of Oregon can't be found anywhere in this week's NCAA passing statistics.
Stephen Warner is built like a cinder block at 6 feet and nearly 300 pounds, and not one day in...
| Nov 8, 2012
November is "Nervous Wreck Month" on the College Channel as highly stressed coaches contemplate the trap doors and trip wires that can turn a sensational season sour.
The difference between college football and the pros is that the New York Giants can be...
| Nov 10, 2012
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: How many more of these little annoyances will USC Athletic Director Pat Haden put up with?
Answer: The thing about little annoyances is they eventually add up to one big annoyance.
One parking ticket...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 9:10 PM
Top-ranked Alabama's stunning-if-you-say-so home defeat Saturday narrowed the national-scope scenarios but also raised the gun barrels of anxiety — especially in South Bend.
The idea that Notre Dame could ever be left out of anything seems...