| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Get ready for the new BCS (Bottom Championship Series).
Washington State Coach Mike Leach, speaking to ESPN on Wednesday during the Pac 12 coaches' eastern media swing, stated: "The bottom half of the Pac-12 is better than the bottom half of the SEC."...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
EGYPT, Miss. -- A member of the University of Mississippi football team was killed Wednesday in a traffic accident in Chickasaw County, Miss.
The Highway Patrol says in a statement that 20-year-old Park Stevens of Columbus was killed when his pickup...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:09 PM
What fun, this national signing day, colleges' version of the NFL draft. Story I'm following most closely is of the Florida mom who reportedly ran off with her kid's signing papers so he wouldn't leave home.
As Dave Barry used to say, I'm not making...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 7:43 PM
The Southeastern Conference conducted its annual player draft Wednesday in advance of winning its eighth straight national title next season.
There's nothing like national SEC signing day, with other conferences participating the way the Washington...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 6:41 PM
ESPN's "Octomom" family of networks hopes you enjoy this year's cavalcade of commercials and center snaps as it furiously tries to secure the two games it doesn't broadcast.
Conspicuously missing from the lineup is Ohio State (12-0) vs. Louisiana Tech...
| Oct 1, 2012
We exit September with the understanding that Alabama, in football, is first and fundamentally foremost.
It's almost universal.
The Crimson Tide picked up all 60 first-place votes in Sunday's Associated Press poll and all but two in the USA Today...
| Oct 5, 2012
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.
No. 24 Northwestern (5-0) at Penn...
| 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 29, 2012
| 8:10 PM
This weekend's very impatient, 6-year-old kid-like, takeaway question is: Why wait?
Can't we just convene a council of BCS bishops and start the four-team playoff now?
It would be just like college football to have two spots available this year for four...
| 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...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: USC vs. The USC: What's it going to take to have a real rivalry going?
Answer: Let's go right to the expert in this field, Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney. I think everyone would agree he has no...