| Oct 15, 2012
Oregon fans have been advised to stay away from sharp objects following their beloved Ducks' disturbing No. 3 debut in the first Bowl Championships Series standings.
Third in the BCS is like fourth in the Olympics, but the good news is that this is the...
| Oct 13, 2012
There is one problem in trying to project Sunday's first release of the Bowl Championships Series standings:
That problem is Saturday. The games could substantially alter all pre-standings prognostications.
There would be no huge controversies if the...
| Oct 18, 2012
USC would break offensive air-speed records, Matt Barkley was a lock for the Heisman Trophy and Oregon State Coach Mike Riley needed thicker pants for the hot seat he was sitting on.
Arkansas was the team to beat in the SEC West — it seems so silly...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 8:54 PM
No one seriously believes Notre Dame can get to the national title game with eek-out victories over Purdue and Brigham Young parlayed with replay-reviewed goal-line stands against Stanford.
Only the Southeastern Conference scores near-pointless points...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 8:30 PM
Oregon can't afford to keep winning like this. A few more lopsided victories and the Ducks could finish last in the BCS and end up playing in the Toilet Bowl.
On Thursday, Oregon sprinted to a 43-7, second-quarter lead on Arizona State and might have...
| Oct 22, 2012
Five things to watch this week in college football.
1: Off to its best start since 2002, Notre Dame (7-0) heads to Oklahoma in search of a signature victory that can keep the Fighting Irish in national title contention. Notre Dame has dominated...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 8:20 PM
No. 6 Louisiana State (6-1) at No. 20 Texas A&M (5-1)
9 a.m., ESPN
Call this a five-alarm, alarm-clock special. Texas A&M's electric offense, averaging 47 points per game, searches for crevices in LSU's stone-solid defense, giving up 14...
| Oct 25, 2012
Mike Riley is an obvious coach-of-the-year choice given the double-double (with fries) charge he injected into an Oregon State team that finished 3-9 last year.
The Beavers are 6-0 for the first time since 1907 and deserving of top-10 accolades.
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:31 PM
It is a matchup dripping in tradition, pitting a team from the industrial Midwest against a wind-swept prairie powerhouse.
One is the most most-victorious program in college history, instantly identifiable by its helmets. The other is rooted in redness...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 10:08 PM
It was a rotten day to be undefeated, or USC, or the BCS standings, which suddenly got indigestion.
It was great to be Kansas State, Kent State, Ohio State, Florida State, Michigan State, Boise State, McNeese State — but not New Mexico State or...
| Nov 8, 2012
Darrell Royal, the legendary Texas coach who led the Longhorns to three national college football titles and 11 Southwest Conference titles in a 20-year tenure that ended in 1976, died Wednesday in Austin after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, the...