| Dec 3, 2012
| 6:55 PM
Of all the insulting misconceptions spread since Northern Illinois qualified for the Orange Bowl, the most uninformed suggests the Huskies will use the unfair opinions of the Kirk Herbstreits of the college football world for motivation.
None needed. To...
| Sep 30, 2012
EAST HARTFORD — Ho.
A win is not to be mocked. A win is not to be scorned. A W is a W is a W, even when you've beaten that opponent eight successive times dating to 2002, even when you've beaten that MAC opponent 12 of the past 13 times....
| Dec 4, 2012
Bob Cole spent Monday recruiting in Alabama, and as he visited prospective recruits he had a new sales pitch to use.
He could say he was representing the "Orange Bowl-bound, Northern Illinois Huskies."
Cole is the former Whitehall High School football...
| Dec 5, 2012
The most turbulent and alarming regular season in ACC football history concluded Saturday as Florida State won the conference championship with a listless performance at a half-empty stadium.
Bowls offer six league teams a chance to salvage some respect...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Purdue announced Wednesday that Darrell Hazell will take the reins of the university's football program.
Terms of the agreement were not announced. Purdue athletics director Morgan J. Burke called Hazell a "great fit" for the program.
| Sep 24, 2012
| 7:57 PM
MUNCIE - It could have stopped with an in-state rival, but Pete Lembo and his coaching staff were determined not to let that happen.
Just a day removed from heart-stopping last second 41-39 victory over Indiana on September 15th, the Ball State coaches...
| 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...
| Nov 22, 2012
This could be a first in the history of Rankman — two teams in the top 25 with the nickname Aggies: Texas A&M (11) and Utah State (24). Throw in Kansas State (8) if you count the nearby "Aggieville" bar scene. Missing the Aggies cut: North...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 6:36 AM
In November of 2009, I played my final football game for the University of Notre Dame. As I walked away from a once-glorious football program, I saw a program that was in disarray. I witnessed a program whose team "leaders" decided to not go to a bowl...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 6:45 PM
The end of this season means there's only a year left of the snaggle-toothed Bowl Championship Series, a cartel dreamed up by Satan that has been infuriating college football fans since 1998. We can't wait for the new four-team playoff starting in 2014...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 6:49 PM
The Big East Conference hoped by adding Tulane and East Carolina, it would kick one through the uprights. However, just like poor ol' Charlie Brown, the Big East missed and fell flat on its back.
How else can you describe the league adding Tulane and...