| Oct 18, 2012
USC would break offensive air-speed records, Matt Barkley was a lock for the Heisman Trophy and Oregon State Coach Mike Riley needed thicker pants for the hot seat he was sitting on.
Arkansas was the team to beat in the SEC West — it seems so silly...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 8:54 PM
No one seriously believes Notre Dame can get to the national title game with eek-out victories over Purdue and Brigham Young parlayed with replay-reviewed goal-line stands against Stanford.
Only the Southeastern Conference scores near-pointless points...
| 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...
| Oct 15, 2012
Five things to watch this week in college football.
1. Oregon at Arizona State on a Thursday didn't look like much of a game two months ago with the Sun Devils coming off a 6-7 season. First-year Coach Todd Graham, however, has Arizona State at 5-1 and...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 8:20 PM
No. 6 Louisiana State (6-1) at No. 20 Texas A&M (5-1)
9 a.m., ESPN
Call this a five-alarm, alarm-clock special. Texas A&M's electric offense, averaging 47 points per game, searches for crevices in LSU's stone-solid defense, giving up 14...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 4:05 PM
Here is some weekend pigskin to chew on:
—How hot will it get for Texas?
You thought things couldn't get worse after the Longhorns got scorched by Oklahoma last week at the State Fair of Texas. Friday, though, came word that "Big Tex," the 52-foot...
| Sep 27, 2012
It must be a slow week if ESPN's "GameDay" is headed to the Big Ten Conference, which doesn't have a title-eligible school ranked among the top 19 of the Associated Press media poll.
Close-as-it-gets No. 20 Michigan State is locking down for its...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 12:40 PM
PHOENIX — The NFL's eight new head coaches have yet to conduct a practice, or even solidify their rosters, but already they can be roughly divided into three groups.
The haves, the might-haves and the have-nots.
That's those who have an answer...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:33 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — Oklahoma's Lane Johnson ran nearly as fast as Baltimore receiver Anquan Boldin, leaped as high as Cincinnati receiver A.J. Green, and matched the broad jump of New England running back Stevan Ridley.
Were Johnson, say, a safety, his...