| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:18 PM
To honor, or dishonor, the 16th and final season of the Bowl Championship Series, here are 16 questions and answers as college football opens 2013:
1. How soon does USC Coach Lane Kiffin need to decide on a quarterback?
Answer: Sept. 21. Penn & Teller...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:36 PM
Brady Hoke isn't a Michigan man. He was born in Ohio (boo, hiss) and attended college in Indiana (Ball State).
Yet if Bo Schembechler were alive, he'd say something such as "This is more like it."
The spread might have worked for Rich Rodriguez at...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Thirty years ago (1983) Stanford and Northwestern put their brainy football heads together to go a combined 3-19.
And no one blinked, cared, or was the least bit surprised, because mediocrity then was considered the price to be paid for academic...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:55 PM
USC has finished off a 30-13 win over Hawaii in the season-opening football game for both teams.
USC intercepted four passes by Hawaii quarterback Taylor Graham, converting the turnovers into 20 points. The Trojans also sacked Graham seven times....
| Aug 4, 2013
| 4:51 PM
The Rose Bowl celebrates its 100th game this season and it only seems as if Wisconsin has been in all of them.
The Badgers have actually appeared in only eight but have infiltrated the last three, all defeats.
It would be unkind to suggest folks are...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The Ohio State football nation held its collective breath after star quarterback Braxton Miller left Saturday's game against San Diego State with a left knee injury. Miller reportedly suffered a medial collateral ligament sprain and did not return to the...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Texas A&M is the first team in Rankman history to jump from No. 21 to No. 8 after wins over Rice and Sam Houston State. Ohio State slips two spots for insisting it must be referred to as "The" Ohio State. Miami used a win over Florida to jump 10 spots...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:17 PM
A day after Sports Illustrated unveiled a five-part series alleging football corruption at Oklahoma State, a Yahoo Sports investigation alleged that five Southeastern Conference players took impermissible benefits while they were in college.
| Aug 25, 2013
| 5:25 PM
The Ohio State Buckeyes finished 12-0 last season, but the off-season felt more like 6-6 with only a 50% chance of reign.
No undefeated program got more imperfect faster.
Urban Meyer is still on honeymoon in Columbus, but outside city limits was a...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 6:10 PM
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....
| Mar 25, 2013
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...