| Nov 28, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Rankman has rarely been this excited about two recently "dropped out" teams playing on a Thursday night in Piscataway, N.J. The showdown between Rutgers and Louisville now features two teams representing three different conferences. Rutgers is joining the...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Notre Dame began the season unranked in the Associated Press media poll and is now No. 1; USC started No.1 and is now unranked.
Oops, sorry, and welcome to my jungle.
Pro pundits can pick the New York Giants to win the Super Bowl and still be right when...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 11:13 PM
A party that started with 68 invitations has been downsized to a table reservation for eight.
It will be business attire for the coaches (suit and tie) and casual for the players (shorts, sneakers OK).
A lot can change between Selection Sunday and...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:50 PM
It takes years to climb the mid-major success ladder and minutes for it to be pulled out from under you.
Last year, Gonzaga finally got to the top rung when it entered the NCAA tournament as the top-ranked team in the nation.
The Bulldogs rolled...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Wichita State wrapped its perfect 34-0 season on March 9 only a few hours after UCLA mailed in one of the worst performances in program history — an 18-point defeat at lowly Washington State the previous night.
You never could have imagined then...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 4:50 PM
Time is running out to champion a worthwhile cause. "Death to the BCS" is settled law and "Save the WAC" didn't seem worth gumming up a car bumper.
The "West Virginia Defense Fund" closed shop after the Mountaineers' offense showed that it didn't need...
| Oct 18, 2012
The SEC (a.k.a., BCS) standings were released this week and it was a surprise to see that former Big 12 Conference member Texas A&M is the only Southeastern Conference school ranked between 13th and 25th. The SEC really needs to upgrade its...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 4:05 PM
Here is some weekend pigskin to chew on:
—How hot will it get for Texas?
You thought things couldn't get worse after the Longhorns got scorched by Oklahoma last week at the State Fair of Texas. Friday, though, came word that "Big Tex," the 52-foot...
| Sep 24, 2012
You've seen the score, but do you really know it?
People waking up Sunday morning to see Oregon had defeated Arizona, 49-0, could have rightfully concluded:
--Oregon's offense must have gone nuts.
--De'Anthony Thomas took a step closer to winning the...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 3:52 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: Do you get paid for writing (##$%$) like that? Did the USC coach say something to you and hurt your feelings? Your article screams of self-pity. Why don't you just go to Fox News and throw your 2-year-old tantrum on TV?...
| Sep 29, 2012
The only thing more endangered than being Arkansas' head coach is being undefeated.
Stanford found out Thursday night what others will discover Saturday.
The Cardinal sin of losing at Washington leaves 26 unbeatens as the season winds toward an Agatha...