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  • USC and Notre Dame prove that football rankings can be wacky business

    USC and Notre Dame prove that football rankings can be wacky business
    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...
  • The Times' top 25 college football teams

    The Times' top 25 college football teams
    The Southeastern Conference, taken out of the national title hunt for as long as three non-SEC teams keep winning, mostly takes the week off as it openly cheers for upsets of Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame. SEC schools bully up to play seven 1-AA...
  • It's Louisiana Tech's turn to try to crack BCS elitism

    It's Louisiana Tech's turn to try to crack BCS elitism
    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...
  • Things are heating up in college football

    Things are heating up in college football
    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...
  • Power conferences in college football gain even more strength

    Power conferences in college football gain even more strength
    College football commissioners were going to end their three-day unity conference in Pasadena with a round of "Kumbaya" at the hotel's valet carport. That was before the consulting firm that dreamed up "College Football Playoff" suggested something more...
  • Michigan-Louisville NCAA title game: Gratitude adjustment required

    Michigan-Louisville NCAA title game: Gratitude adjustment required
    ATLANTA — Michigan will have three or four thank-you notes to hand out should it win Monday night's national championship game against Louisville at the Georgia Dome. It can start with Penn State, which beat the Wolverines by 14 points in State...
  • NCAA Final Four: Syracuse vs. Michigan

    NCAA Final Four: Syracuse vs. Michigan
    SYRACUSE Starters P; Ht.; Wt.; Statistics F; C.J. Fair; 6-6; 215; 14.3 ppg F; James Southerland; 6-8; 215; 13.5 ppg C; Rakeem Christmas; 6-9; 242; 4.6 rpg G; Brandon Triche; 6-4; 210; 13.7 ppg G; Michael Carter-Williams; 6-6; 185; 12.1 ppg...
  • True underdogs mix with pedigreed types in wide-open NCAA tournament

    True underdogs mix with pedigreed types in wide-open NCAA tournament
    My dream of a West Regional foursome of Wichita State, La Salle, Harvard and Iowa State came only half true. Los Angeles fell two underdogs short from hitting for the Cinderella cycle. The disappointment abated when, in Philadelphia, the hallucination...
  • Gregg Marshall's success at Wichita State isn't a Shocker to him

    Gregg Marshall's success at Wichita State isn't a Shocker to him
    Wichita State Coach Gregg Marshall can't wait to get the Shockers to Los Angeles for the West Regional at Staples Center. His ninth-seeded team meets No. 13 La Salle in Thursday night's battle of NCAA overlooked underdogs. Two wins in the West earns one...
  • For Louisville, injury leads to inspiration in NCAA win over Duke

    For Louisville, injury leads to inspiration in NCAA win over Duke
    Tears are part of the NCAA tournament. They flow when teams win and flow when they lose. The tears shed for Louisville guard Kevin Ware on Sunday, though, were different. They almost spontaneously gushed in response to Ware's gruesome leg break during...
  • Conference tournaments take their chances in Las Vegas

    Conference tournaments take their chances in Las Vegas
    The last Big East basketball tournament as we know it hits New York's stage this week at Madison Square Garden. What sportswriter Dan Wetzel recently described as "the most honest event in college sports" is breaking up after a messy divorce that will...