| Feb 25, 2010
The No. 1 question heading into this week's NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis is just that -- the No. 1 question.
Who will emerge from the Combine with the inside track on becoming the top pick in April's draft?
Defense is likely to dominate the...
| Feb 28, 2010
It is time to embark on a time-honored tradition: debating who should be the top quarterback taken in the NFL draft.
This year, it's Jimmy Clausen vs. Sam Bradford.
The consensus is that the two are the best quarterbacks available in a weak class. But...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 6:08 PM
SOUTH BEND - In the sea of largely condescending voices that Dayne Crist never could find the volume knob for, one from his past buoyed the Notre Dame quarterback in his darkest moments this offseason.
“He was just so very...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 9:00 AM
The scouting combine and most pro day workouts have been completed, and with the NFL draft just a few weeks away, there has been a significant amount of shuffling in my third NFL mock draft of the offseason.
It all starts at the top, where a pair of...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 3:50 PM
To fully understand AJ Pule's maturation process, one must first look back more than a year and remember the Hoover High football team's season opener against Sierra Vista.
A knee injury knocked Pule, then only a 15-year-old junior and the Tornadoes'...
| Dec 2, 2010
| 7:31 AM
Men's College Basketball-Old Spice Classic, Boston College vs. Texas A&M, 11 a.m. (ESPN2), Wisconsin vs. Manhattan, 1 p.m. (ESPN2), Georgia vs. Notre Dame, 6 p.m. (ESPN2), Temple vs. California, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN2); Virginia Tech vs. Cal...
| Dec 5, 2010
| 4:30 PM
A trio of touchdowns from Marshawn Lynch and a nearly perfect third quarter made up for one miserable half by the Seattle Seahawks.
Against hapless Carolina, that was more than enough. Lynch scored on a pair of 1-yard runs in the third quarter,...
| Dec 12, 2010
| 1:18 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons still aren't very flashy. They certainly didn't wow anybody playing the NFL's worst team Sunday.
All they do, seemingly, is win.
Michael Turner ran for 112 yards and three touchdowns, Matt Ryan threw...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 8:19 AM
The first round of the 2011 NFL draft takes place in New York City next Thursday with plenty of uncertainty and intrigue -- and indifference from some disenchanted fans -- as the football freeze unthaws for draft weekend.
It will be interesting to see...
| May 1, 2011
| 1:30 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The most famous piece of furniture in Charlotte, and perhaps the NFL, is a clock in the home of Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson.
The clock ticks loudly and - and I rarely ascribe human traits to inanimate objects, but this...
| Dec 23, 2010
| 10:52 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) - There was no drama, no surprises. The
Pittsburgh Steelers are closing in on a division title and a bye in the first round of the playoffs, and the Carolina Panthers provided little resistance.
Ben Roethlisberger showed off Pittsburgh's...