| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:20 PM
There is a reason why top college football coaches demand top dollars:
Forget trying to figure out how to hire a great one, as there seems no reliable formula.
Pete Carroll was an ordinary, out-of-work NFL coach in 2001 when he took the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:41 AM
When the Johnny Manziel story broke Sunday one of the first things I thought of was Auburn and Cam Newton.
The similarities were obvious, involving Heisman-winning quarterbacks from the SEC both playing for a national title contender.
In 2010, Auburn'...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 4:05 PM
NEW ORLEANS — Much of the talk leading up to Super Bowl XLVII was about the coaching Harbaugh brothers, San Francisco's Jim and Baltimore's John, and the historic spin they put on the NFL's splashiest showcase.
But the outcome Sunday hinges on the...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 4:45 PM
NEW ORLEANS — Just when this week's Super Bowl celebration reaches its bourbon-fueled, Cajun-spiced peak, the football player with the most to celebrate will be leaving.
On the 25th anniversary of the game in which he became the first and only...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 6:59 PM
ATLANTA — Twenty years ago, Jerry Glanville, then the goofball coach of the Atlanta Falcons, concocted a way to get under the skin of the San Francisco 49ers.
Seeing as his team the year before had swept the 49ers and Los Angeles Rams, along...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 6:00 PM
Subject: Fantasy football season wrap-up.
To: Fantasy 2012 email list
Congratulations on yet another great season of fantasy football. As your commissioner, I enjoyed many fine moments, not the least of which was Saturday's...
| Dec 24, 2012
Indianapolis is in, Pittsburgh is out, and Colts interim Coach Bruce Arians has to be pinching himself.
Arians, fired as Pittsburgh's offensive coordinator after last season, has coached the Colts to a wildly improbable playoff berth one season after...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 6:39 PM
In April, three rounds after they made Robert Griffin III the second pick in the draft, the Washington Redskins selected Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins.
A lot of people scratched their heads at that. Why would a team with plenty of holes to fill...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 11:11 PM
Quick, who is the last African American to lead the UCLA football team in passing?
"I have absolutely no idea," Brett Hundley says.
Jackie Robinson, I tell him.
Hundley's eyes widen, he shakes his head, and his deep voice rattles.
"Wow, that's crazy,"...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Smaller cable networks might suffer the most because of the new NFL TV deals....
| Dec 21, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Aaron Rodgers has been named 2011 male athlete of the year by members of the Associated Press....