| 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 23, 2013
| 10:20 PM
Central Florida rose from unranked commuter school in Orlando to No. 15, Clemson got dropped like a hot Howard's Rock and Stanford used a tremendous one-handed catch from Kodi Whitfield to get back in the national title chase. Professor Condi Rice was...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:19 PM
Dallas Crawford scored on a three-yard run with 16 seconds left to give No. 10 Miami a 27-23 victory over North Carolina on Thursday night at Chapel Hill, N.C.
Crawford's short score ended a 90-yard drive by the Hurricanes (6-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 7:25 PM
Seven ranked teams discovered this weekend that defeat in college football is very expensive.
As it relates to national titles it can bankrupt you.
Consider the seven losses suffered by the Super Bowl champion New York Giants in 2011 equal the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Stanford and Oregon continue to form a Pac-12 sandwich around Alabama after combining for 110 weekend points as the Crimson Tide held Ole Miss pointless. Oklahoma has moved up 12 spots since opening day in a rebuttal to Rankman's preseason evaluation....
| Oct 13, 2013
| 12:57 PM
UCLA didn't play its best game of the season Saturday night against Cal but a solid victory and a series of shakeups helped lift the Bruins into the top 10 in Sunday's Associated Press and USA Today coaches' polls.
UCLA climbed two spots to No. 9 in the...
| 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 11, 2013
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. 25 Missouri (5-0) at No....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:22 PM
You prepare for a season with flash cards: The nickname of Texas State is….?
You purchase the best college football magazines, re-read "Death to the BCS," and hang on every one of Kirk Herbstreit's words.
There are still things you...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:53 AM
South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier appeared to be at wit's end with Jadeveon Clowney on Saturday night, seemingly questioning the star defensive end's dedication to the team after the player notified his coach just before kickoff that he wasn't going...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:09 PM
The Southeastern Conference has had a lot of great football weeks in recent years, but this hasn't been one of them.
USA Today ran a story Thursday suggesting the SEC's reign as America's best conference is being challenged by the Pac-12.