| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Thursday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games:
No. 5 Stanford (1-0) at Army...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Here is a capsule summary of Jadeveon Clowney's year so far: He knocked the helmet off a Michigan player in a bowl game, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds, called out rival quarterbacks for being scared and tipped over a blocking sled in practice....
| Aug 10, 2013
| 5:27 PM
The Cowboys haven't snapped a down yet, and they're already one of 2013's most exciting teams.
Oklahoma State played with (orange and black) pants on fire last season in averaging nearly 46 points per game, but apparently it just wasn't entertaining...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Crimson Tide fans, book your vacation plans to sunny California.
If that line sounds familiar, it's because I wrote it Oct. 12, 2012 — in a blog post after the Southeastern Conference released its 2013 schedule.
It was weird not knowing then...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:41 AM
When the Johnny Manziel story broke Sunday one of the first things I thought of was Auburn and Cam Newton.
The similarities were obvious, involving Heisman-winning quarterbacks from the SEC both playing for a national title contender.
In 2010, Auburn'...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Hello. Hello ... is there anyone left in Starkville, Miss.?
The guess from over here in Omaha is ... not many.
At 3:15 p.m. local time, nearly four hours before the start of the baseball national championship series between UCLA and Mississippi State,...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 9:10 PM
OMAHA -- If UCLA’s baseball team ever wondered what playing in Starkville, Miss., was like, well, it knows now.
Mississippi State fans have colored this town maroon, and Monday evening they turned TD Ameritrade Park into their own (Bull)dog house....
| Jun 24, 2013
| 10:51 PM
OMAHA — If UCLA's baseball team ever wondered what playing in Starkville, Miss., was like, well, it knows now.
And if Mississippi State wondered before Monday night how in the world a .248-hitting team without an overpowering ace or closer got...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 9:49 PM
Mississippi State took the lead on Wes Rea's two-run double in the eighth inning, closer Jonathan Holder turned back two Oregon State threats, and the Bulldogs beat the Beavers, 5-4, on Saturday in the opening game of the College World Series at Omaha....
| 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...
| Nov 7, 2012
RUSTON, La. — The triggerman for the highest-scoring college offense this side of Oregon can't be found anywhere in this week's NCAA passing statistics.
Stephen Warner is built like a cinder block at 6 feet and nearly 300 pounds, and not one day in...