| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Stephen Colbert: Cable TV satirist Stephen Colbert is not giving up on his efforts to gain the naming rights to the Republican primary in his home state of South Carolina....
| Dec 30, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Bowl Championship Series bowl games finally arrive New Year's weekend, culminating Jan. 9 with the national title game between SEC rivals Louisiana State and Alabama at the Superdome in New Orleans. Chris Dufresne, The Times' national college football...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 4:33 PM
After a record number of points and more than 1,100 yards in offense, the 98th Rose Bowl ended at a standstill Monday evening in Pasadena. With Wisconsin 25 yards away from potentially tying the score, an officials' review determined that......
| Jan 1, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Monday’s Highlights: 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade from Pasadena...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 4:50 PM
Time is running out to champion a worthwhile cause. "Death to the BCS" is settled law and "Save the WAC" didn't seem worth gumming up a car bumper.
The "West Virginia Defense Fund" closed shop after the Mountaineers' offense showed that it didn't need...
| 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 14, 2012
Stanford ripped a page out of the Titanic-era playbook to help Notre Dame advance another precious step on what is suddenly becoming an improbable national title run.
Football games a century ago were brutish struggles with heavy emphasis on gouging...
| Jan 23, 2012
During a six-decade career, Joe Paterno transformed sleepy Penn State University into a national football power, creating a legacy that no one thought could be beaten — or tarnished.
But the Ivy League-educated coach who demanded that his players...
| 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 2, 2012
| 8:50 PM
ATLANTA -- No one down here in Southeastern Conference country was surprised Sunday when the final Bowl Championship Series standings confirmed Alabama would be playing Jan. 7 for the national title.
The surprise is why the SEC isn't playing the SEC...
| Dec 1, 2012
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: The temptation to cheat grows in proportion to Lane Kiffin's failures. Why does Pat Haden plan on keeping him?
Answer: Kiffin doesn't need to cheat to win. Players are not USC's problem. The Trojans had...