| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Crimson Tide fans, book your vacation plans to sunny California.
If that line sounds familiar, it's because I wrote it Oct. 12, 2012 — in a blog post after the Southeastern Conference released its 2013 schedule.
It was weird not knowing then...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 4:08 PM
No need to demand a refund from Athlon or Lindy's because those preseason magazines failed to pick football winners this year for the Western Athletic and Big East conferences.
Football, in those leagues, has gone to the Big Coffin Corner Kick in the...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 3:27 PM
Defending national champion Montverde Academy is right where it wanted to be after six home basketball games.
The Eagles are 6-0 and ranked atop several major polls.
Now comes the hard part.
The Eagles, who have played all season without injured...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Nick Saban, don't do it.
Don't let your ego trigger thoughts of Manifest Destiny and move you west.
Don't let the truckloads of money that the University of Texas and its boosters can surely dump upon your front lawn lure you away from what has to...
| 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...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 8:10 PM
November has always been "argument month" so what are we waiting for?
Alabama's best non-league win came against an unranked Virginia Tech team coming off losses to unranked Duke and Boston College. The Crimson Tide also scheduled Colorado State,...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 2:11 PM
The champions of the ACC, Big 12, Pacific 12 and Southeastern Conference are done. As are Duke and Connecticut.
As is my bracket — more on that bloodletting in a moment.
First, some reflections on the NCAA tournament's first weekend and the...
| Mar 4, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Unlike the 24-7-365 bracketologists who populate cyberspace, I refrain from serious NCAA tournament field projections until late February or early March.
More for sanity and domestic bliss than anything. A double-feature of "The Fighter" and "The King'...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:52 PM
There are several more talented teams in the city, but Orr might be as balanced as any.
As the Spartans demonstrated in their 45-29 upset of No. 2 Young on Wednesday, their pieces fit well enough together to challenge Crane, Farragut, Marshall and...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 5:00 PM
As a member of a high-profile AAU team, the Illinois Wolves, York guard David Cohn was in perfect position to showcase his skills during the offseason.
An injury prevented that from happening, but his story is on its way to a happy ending.
| Jan 29, 2013
If conference realignment has taught us anything, it's this. Believe nothing you hear, half of what you read and even after the news conference, hold your breath. More change is coming.
So when Big East commissioner Mike Aresco, the featured speaker...