| 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...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:18 PM
One of the unforeseen perks of the maligned Bowl Championship Series was the annual major-bowl quest of the mid-major.
Will the last year of the BCS mean the last year of the underdog?
Not necessarily, but the new College Football Playoff in two years...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Playing quarterback is tough enough without having a sports hernia that causes your body to jackknife with every nose tickle.
Derek Carr suffered quietly, but his 2012 season was nothing to sneeze at. He led Fresno State to its first share of a...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Joe Southwick pleads guilty (with an explanation) to the crime of not being Kellen Moore.
The explanation: No one was Moore, who went a remarkable 50-3 in his four seasons as Boise State's quarterback. The three losses were by a total of five points....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Georgia is slotted at No. 5 because that's how many yards the Bulldogs fell short last year of playing (and we presume beating) Notre Dame for the national title.
That's less than three fathoms, if you can fathom that.
| Sep 15, 2013
| 4:05 PM
1. Clemson is No. 3 in the AP poll and had a week off to prepare for a key ACC game Thursday at North Carolina State. Is this the game the Tigers "pull a Clemson" on national TV, or has the program matured into taking-care-of-business mode?
| 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...
| 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 28, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Rankman has rarely been this excited about two recently "dropped out" teams playing on a Thursday night in Piscataway, N.J. The showdown between Rutgers and Louisville now features two teams representing three different conferences. Rutgers is joining the...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 8:20 PM
Georgia Tech (6-5) at No. 3 Georgia (10-1)
9 a.m., ESPN
Kids spilled into the streets of Athens, Ga., after Stanford's win over Oregon put Georgia on a controls-its-own-destiny track to this year's national title game. But the Bulldogs...
| 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...