| Nov 17, 2013
| 9:06 PM
Alabama played lousy and Auburn got lucky, but nothing changes as another November starts to coalesce around SEC headquarters in Birmingham, Ala.
It's almost like the swallows returning to Capistrano.
When undefeated Auburn was left out of the BCS...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Fans from Berkeley, Calif., to Key Biscayne, Fla., must have done a spontaneous spit take when Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer announced his frustration with the lame-duck Bowl Championship Series.
"I think it's a flawed system," Meyer said Monday.
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:42 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games:
No. 13 Michigan State (9-1) at...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 11:15 PM
Quarterback Marcus Mariota had 386 total yards and No. 10 Oregon returned two interceptions for touchdowns, spoiling Texas Coach Mack Brown's farewell with a runaway 30-7 victory in the Alamo Bowl on Monday night in San Antonio.
The BCS-snubbed Ducks...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 4:57 PM
Bryce Petty threw touchdown passes on the first two drives of the second half for No. 9 Baylor and the Bears won their first Big 12 title and a Fiesta Bowl berth with a 30-10 victory over No. 23 Texas on Saturday.
The final game in Baylor's old...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 10:43 PM
ATLANTA — Tre Mason rushed for 304 yards and four touchdowns, leading No. 3 Auburn to a 59-42 victory over No. 5 Missouri in the Southeastern Conference title game Saturday in the Georgia Dome.
Auburn (12-1) is virtually assured of playing for the...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Of the top two teams in the final regular-season ranking, one almost got left out of the preseason rating and the other didn't win a Southeastern Conference game last season. Who said picking champions was easy? Rankman's preseason top two, Stanford and...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:14 PM
Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron won the Maxwell Award, given to college football's player of the year. Florida State's Jameis Winston won the Davey O'Brien Award, given to the top quarterback.
Both players are finalists for the Heisman Trophy, which...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:19 AM
The rumors that started Thursday about UCLA Coach Jim Mora talking about the Texas coaching job were another example of the less-than-harmonic-conversion when coach-search meets the World Wide Web.
Are Texas boosters interested in Mora? Maybe.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:44 PM
You can try this cold turkey, but picking bowl-game winners is my job. While you're at work solving world problems, I'm doing full time what you do in your spare time. Some years are better than others. The general rule is to look for motivation in each...
| 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...