| 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...
| Oct 1, 2012
We exit September with the understanding that Alabama, in football, is first and fundamentally foremost.
It's almost universal.
The Crimson Tide picked up all 60 first-place votes in Sunday's Associated Press poll and all but two in the USA Today...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 7:50 PM
The Milan Puskar Stadium scoreboard has been condemned until electricians can repair all the short circuits, while three volunteers working Saturday's press box have already filed for stat-man's compensation.
West Virginia's 70-63 victory over Baylor...
| Oct 22, 2012
Five things to watch this week in college football.
1: Off to its best start since 2002, Notre Dame (7-0) heads to Oklahoma in search of a signature victory that can keep the Fighting Irish in national title contention. Notre Dame has dominated...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: Is this really a big deal? One USC football player changing his number shouldn't warrant this much attention.
Answer: I'll grant you that one USC jersey swap against Colorado at the Coliseum is not as...
| Oct 15, 2012
Oregon fans have been advised to stay away from sharp objects following their beloved Ducks' disturbing No. 3 debut in the first Bowl Championships Series standings.
Third in the BCS is like fourth in the Olympics, but the good news is that this is the...
| 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 1, 2012
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: The temptation to cheat grows in proportion to Lane Kiffin's failures. Why does Pat Haden plan on keeping him?
Answer: Kiffin doesn't need to cheat to win. Players are not USC's problem. The Trojans had...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 10:00 PM
Notre Dame is a religious school with a storied history of priests, playbooks, prayer books and spiritual advisors.
No one in the Coliseum press box could actually recall, though, the Irish saving a season.
That changed Saturday night when Notre...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 8:20 PM
Not one of the Three Amigos left in this year's national title race should be confused with the greatest teams in history.
They shouldn't even be compared with the best teams in their own history.
Notre Dame is hardly better than Lou Holtz's 1988...
| 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...