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  • The Times' college football rankings: The top 25

    The Times' college football rankings: The top 25
    Monday night's NFL outrage with the officials reminds me of the time in 2010 that "replacement Rankman" put Boise State at No. 1 and kept the Broncos there until the Friday night after Thanksgiving. This week's standings offer their own controversial...
  • Big Ten gets an ESPN 'GameDay' close-up, deserved or not

    Big Ten gets an ESPN 'GameDay' close-up, deserved or not
    It must be a slow week if ESPN's "GameDay" is headed to the Big Ten Conference, which doesn't have a title-eligible school ranked among the top 19 of the Associated Press media poll. Close-as-it-gets No. 20 Michigan State is locking down for its...
  • Law of probability may catch up to some college football unbeatens

    Law of probability may catch up to some college football unbeatens
    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...
  • Michigan-Louisville NCAA title game: Gratitude adjustment required

    Michigan-Louisville NCAA title game: Gratitude adjustment required
    ATLANTA — Michigan will have three or four thank-you notes to hand out should it win Monday night's national championship game against Louisville at the Georgia Dome. It can start with Penn State, which beat the Wolverines by 14 points in State...
  • NCAA Final Four: Syracuse vs. Michigan

    NCAA Final Four: Syracuse vs. Michigan
    SYRACUSE Starters P; Ht.; Wt.; Statistics F; C.J. Fair; 6-6; 215; 14.3 ppg F; James Southerland; 6-8; 215; 13.5 ppg C; Rakeem Christmas; 6-9; 242; 4.6 rpg G; Brandon Triche; 6-4; 210; 13.7 ppg G; Michael Carter-Williams; 6-6; 185; 12.1 ppg...
  • NCAA Final Four outcomes are not shocking

    NCAA Final Four outcomes are not shocking
    ATLANTA -- Florida Gulf Coast was a carnival cruise while it lasted and Wichita State was a hoot, but there will be nothing "mid" about the majors playing for Monday's national title. The final call is strictly blue grass vs. blue blood. Louisville,...
  • There's no Cinderella, and other keys to picking bracket winners

    There's no Cinderella, and other keys to picking bracket winners
    I know the look. For the last three decades, every year at this time, I get the look. A friend or family member will slowly approach with a piece of wrinkled paper, a chewed-off pencil and a wistful stare. It's always someone who doesn't follow sports....
  • True underdogs mix with pedigreed types in wide-open NCAA tournament

    True underdogs mix with pedigreed types in wide-open NCAA tournament
    My dream of a West Regional foursome of Wichita State, La Salle, Harvard and Iowa State came only half true. Los Angeles fell two underdogs short from hitting for the Cinderella cycle. The disappointment abated when, in Philadelphia, the hallucination...
  • For Louisville, injury leads to inspiration in NCAA win over Duke

    For Louisville, injury leads to inspiration in NCAA win over Duke
    Tears are part of the NCAA tournament. They flow when teams win and flow when they lose. The tears shed for Louisville guard Kevin Ware on Sunday, though, were different. They almost spontaneously gushed in response to Ware's gruesome leg break during...
  • Mississippi, no joke, makes a big splash on football signing day

    The Southeastern Conference conducted its annual player draft Wednesday in advance of winning its eighth straight national title next season. There's nothing like national SEC signing day, with other conferences participating the way the Washington...
  • So Wisconsin's Curt Phillips doesn't throw much — he can manage

    So Wisconsin's Curt Phillips doesn't throw much — he can manage
    Curt Phillips was asked Thursday, by the only reporter interviewing him, how far he could walk outside his downtown hotel without being recognized. "The whole way," Phillips joked. San Diego? San Francisco? Las Vegas? "Wherever you want me to...