| Jun 4, 2013
The Pac-12 Conference is working on an initiative to improve the health and safety of its more than 7,000 athletes. The elements of the initiative include a "head trauma task force" and "football contact reduction."
The head trauma task force will...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 2:35 PM
New Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann sure didn’t sound like someone who was going to lose her job during a Wednesday news conference on the New Jersey campus.
Hermann, recently hired away from Louisville, met with reporters to address...
| May 30, 2013
| 10:14 AM
The president of Ohio State University said Notre Dame was never invited to join the Big Ten because the university's priests are not good partners, joking that Catholics can't be trusted, according to a recording of a meeting he attended late last year....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 5:45 PM
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...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 8:25 PM
Some West Regional final this turned out to be. The closest school left, Wichita State, is located 1,380 miles from epicenter court at Staples Center.
Ohio State in the NCAA West makes as much sense as Dallas in the NFC East.
That is not to say...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 8:50 PM
Things have taken a bombshell Baylor turn since we last convened, but don't worry, this is nothing the eight-team playoff in 2014 won't solve.
What … it's only a four-team playoff?
In that case, the selection committee replacing the BCS...
| 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...
| Oct 6, 2012
Last weekend was a football carnival with jugglers, clowns, cotton candy, flamethrowers and sword swallowers.
My favorite act was "The Bearded Bevo."
It was fun in a nonthreatening, do-or-die way. Who besides Nick Saban didn't like West Virginia and...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 5:55 PM
The NCAA's plan to cripple Penn State as it humiliates innocent players could not be working out better.
The NCAA defeated Penn State, 17-16, on Saturday to improve its record to 2-0.
This week, the organization embedded in the University of Virginia....
| Oct 5, 2012
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, the Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games.
No. 24 Northwestern (5-0) at Penn...