| Apr 8, 2013
| 11:14 PM
ATLANTA — Scoring is down, players leave early and the best action on television today is still probably 1980s replays of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
For one Monday night, though, college basketball stood history on its head and produced high-...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 10:05 PM
ATLANTA -- This Final Four will be "lights out" on the scoreboard only if there's a second-half power outage at the Georgia Dome.
(Hey, it already happened at one football stadium this year.)
Saturday's two games in a vacuous, 75,000-seat venue have...
| 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 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 5, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Holly Rowe, one of ESPN's top sideline reporters, made sure she got the interview she needed with Michigan Coach Brady Hoke on Tuesday night following the dramatic conclusion of the Sugar Bowl, with a strong elbow move that would make a power forward in...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 10:55 AM
FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND: The owner of the New York Giants once purchased an entire franchise just to get their star quarterback. This past Sunday, Eli Manning won his second Super Bowl MVP after leading the New York Giants to their......
| Dec 25, 2011
| 5:02 PM
The No. 5 BCS-ranked and Pac-12 Conference champions Oregon Ducks and the No. 10 BCS-ranked Wisconsin Badgers, champions of the Big Ten Conference, are set to play in the 98th Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena on Monday, Jan. 2.
Both teams have well-rounded,...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 4:05 PM
Here is some weekend pigskin to chew on:
—How hot will it get for Texas?
You thought things couldn't get worse after the Longhorns got scorched by Oklahoma last week at the State Fair of Texas. Friday, though, came word that "Big Tex," the 52-foot...
| 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...