| Oct 13, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: USC vs. The USC: What's it going to take to have a real rivalry going?
Answer: Let's go right to the expert in this field, Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney. I think everyone would agree he has no...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 8:20 PM
No. 6 Louisiana State (6-1) at No. 20 Texas A&M (5-1)
9 a.m., ESPN
Call this a five-alarm, alarm-clock special. Texas A&M's electric offense, averaging 47 points per game, searches for crevices in LSU's stone-solid defense, giving up 14...
| 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 22, 2012
| 9:52 PM
This column will be devoted almost entirely to the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The ACC earned the clear-out space in advance of Saturday night's enticing matchup of No. 10 Clemson at No. 4 Florida State. ABC trotted its "A" team to Tallahassee and ESPN...
| 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...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Tired of tracking the conference whereabouts of your favorite school?
Well, take a number and get in realignment line.
Even the people paid to cover the sport have trouble keeping up.
INTERACTIVE: Conference Realignment chart
The turning point for...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 6:41 PM
ESPN's "Octomom" family of networks hopes you enjoy this year's cavalcade of commercials and center snaps as it furiously tries to secure the two games it doesn't broadcast.
Conspicuously missing from the lineup is Ohio State (12-0) vs. Louisiana Tech...
| Nov 22, 2012
This could be a first in the history of Rankman — two teams in the top 25 with the nickname Aggies: Texas A&M (11) and Utah State (24). Throw in Kansas State (8) if you count the nearby "Aggieville" bar scene. Missing the Aggies cut: North...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 6:25 PM
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...
| Oct 7, 2012
Top-ranked Alabama rested at home as four other undefeated top-10 teams from the Southeastern Conference jumped straight to 2014 and staged their own four-team playoff.
It's always pre-Copernicus down South, where the sun revolves around the SEC....
| Oct 26, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss who might play in the BCS championship game....