| 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
| 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...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Rankman has rarely been this excited about two recently "dropped out" teams playing on a Thursday night in Piscataway, N.J. The showdown between Rutgers and Louisville now features two teams representing three different conferences. Rutgers is joining the...
| Dec 1, 2012
ATLANTA -- Alabama and Georgia haven't played in football since 2008 but won't be completely startled when they bump into each other at the Georgia Dome on Saturday.
At stake is the Southeastern Conference championship — otherwise known as the...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Rankman and SportsBusiness Journal have teamed up for a first-they-have-heard-about-it collaboration based on SBJ's seventh annual analysis of bowl gifts provided to players. This year's most popular gift is the Fossil watch, provided at 19 of the 35...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 5:40 PM
The Southeastern Conference has been accused of a lot of things through the years — but a scam?
The league is cutthroat, for sure, and often overzealous in praise of itself.
The SEC is wildly talented and over the top, with many of its fans...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 8:20 PM
Not one of the Three Amigos left in this year's national title race should be confused with the greatest teams in history.
They shouldn't even be compared with the best teams in their own history.
Notre Dame is hardly better than Lou Holtz's 1988...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Notre Dame began the season unranked in the Associated Press media poll and is now No. 1; USC started No.1 and is now unranked.
Oops, sorry, and welcome to my jungle.
Pro pundits can pick the New York Giants to win the Super Bowl and still be right when...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 6:25 PM
The Southeastern Conference, taken out of the national title hunt for as long as three non-SEC teams keep winning, mostly takes the week off as it openly cheers for upsets of Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame. SEC schools bully up to play seven 1-AA...
| Oct 7, 2012
Top-ranked Alabama rested at home as four other undefeated top-10 teams from the Southeastern Conference jumped straight to 2014 and staged their own four-team playoff.
It's always pre-Copernicus down South, where the sun revolves around the SEC....
| Dec 9, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Writers from around the Tribune Co. weigh in on the topic. Please check back throughout the day for more responses, and feel free to leave a comment of your own. Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times Urban Meyer has resigned, and......