| 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...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 4:33 PM
After a record number of points and more than 1,100 yards in offense, the 98th Rose Bowl ended at a standstill Monday evening in Pasadena. With Wisconsin 25 yards away from potentially tying the score, an officials' review determined that......
| Jan 6, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Contrary to UCLA's marketing claim, the football monopoly in L.A. is definitely not over. And USC’s continued dominance is a major reason why Rick Neuheisel is seeing Westwood from his rear-view mirror. Instead of saddling new Bruins football head...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Former USC receiver Kyle Prater will transfer to Wisconsin or Northwestern, his mother told the Chicago Tribune in this report....
| Jan 22, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Members of the Penn State men's basketball team learned of Joe Paterno's death Sunday morning while on a bus heading to Assembly Hall for a Big Ten Conference game against Indiana in Bloomington, Ind. Paterno, 85, Penn State's former football......