| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:46 AM
The most important part of the new NFL season was unveiled Sunday night: Carrie Underwood's version of the "Sunday Night Football" opening song.
For a song that is less than two minutes long, it seems to be generating a lot of notice, with some fans...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:14 PM
Mark Sanchez is still focused on coming back this season for the New York Jets.
Coach Rex Ryan thinks it could happen.
Sanchez, hurt in the team's third preseason game, is rehabilitating his injured right shoulder rather than immediately having...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Jets Coach Rex Ryan is considering a color-coded play-calling system for rookie quarterback Geno Smith, who has 11 turnovers in four games this season.
After giving Smith a vote of confidence earlier this week by saying there was no consideration to...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Matt Barkley's wait is finally over.
USC's quarterback was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with the first pick in the fourth round of the NFL draft on Saturday morning.
Eagles Coach Chip Kelly watched Barkley for four years while coaching at...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 6:39 AM
NEW YORK — The clock has struck midnight on Tebow Time.
Tim Tebow was released Monday by the New York Jets, three days after the team selected West Virginia’s Geno Smith – the sixth quarterback on the roster – in the second round...
| May 2, 2013
| 3:42 PM
Mark Sanchez, sporting long locks secured with a stylish soccer-style headband, took the high road on Thursday when he spoke to members of the media for the first time since the NFL draft, during which the New York Jets drafted West Virginia quarterback...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 8:22 AM
NEW YORK -- If you watched the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night, you might have wondered how the league had ready-made No. 1 jerseys with the players’ names across the shoulders.
Were they Velcro nameplates? Were the picks made far in...
| Oct 5, 2012
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. 24 Northwestern (5-0) at Penn...
| Oct 6, 2012
Last weekend was a football carnival with jugglers, clowns, cotton candy, flamethrowers and sword swallowers.
My favorite act was "The Bearded Bevo."
It was fun in a nonthreatening, do-or-die way. Who besides Nick Saban didn't like West Virginia and...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 7:27 PM
We had most of it right. This year's early Heisman Trophy favorite was correctly identified as the quarterback with "unfinished business."
He returned for his senior year to lead a high-octane offense, featuring the nation's best receiver tandem, on a...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 7:50 PM
The Milan Puskar Stadium scoreboard has been condemned until electricians can repair all the short circuits, while three volunteers working Saturday's press box have already filed for stat-man's compensation.
West Virginia's 70-63 victory over Baylor...