| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:51 PM
Call it a midterm exam.
Ninth-ranked UCLA plays at No. 13 Stanford on Saturday at the midpoint of the regular season.
The Bruins are 5-0 overall, 2-0 in Pac-12 Conference play, and this is the first time they have been in the Associated Press top 10...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Rankman's pipe dream of Stanford and Northwestern meeting in the BCS title game at the Rose Bowl is over. Gone is the utopian idea two schools with integrity and academic standards might also compete on football's grandest stage. We're left now with a No....
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:02 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill Belton ran for a 2-yard touchdown in the fourth overtime to lift Penn State past No. 18 Michigan 43-40 in maybe the biggest win in Coach Bill O'Brien's two seasons with the Nittany Lions.
Penn State's Christian Hackenberg...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:48 PM
There has been a shake-up in the interchangeable sock-drawer positions of 20 through 25. Nebraska and Oklahoma State rejoin the static-cling cluster while the Huskies (Northern Illinois) and the Hokies (Virginia Tech) infiltrate the rankings for the first...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:54 PM
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:
Air Force (1-4) at Navy (2-1)...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Mack Brown and Bo Pelini can tell you no season ever goes exactly the way you planned.
Here's a look at a few of the early surprises in this one:
This could be the year the league surpasses the Southeastern Conference and wins the...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:51 PM
UCLA cornerback Ishmael Adams was pragmatic.
"That was a start," Adams said about the secondary's performance in the Bruins' 41-21 victory over Nebraska, "but we've got a lot of growing to do."
The secondary rated at the top of Coach Jim Mora's...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Nebraska Coach Bo Pelini said Tuesday he doesn't know if he'll be disciplined for his profane rant about Cornhuskers fans two years ago, but that he expects most will continue to support him.
An audio of Pelini's tirade from October 2011, after...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 1:42 PM
UCLA’s biggest challenge this week will be internal.
The Bruins, fresh from an emotional and a come-from-behind victory over Nebraska, face lowly New Mexico State at the Rose Bowl on Saturday. The Aggies have not had a winning season since 2002....
| Sep 15, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Nebraska dropped out of the Associated Press college football poll after its latest humbling loss, and the top of the rankings was unchanged after No. 1 Alabama passed its first big test of the season.
The Cornhuskers, No. 23 last week, are unranked...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Alabama at Texas A&M was everything a great college game is supposed to be with this notable exception: That sure didn't look like the Southeastern Conference that CBS loves to promote.
Not once during the broadcast did Verne (Lundquist) or Gary...