| Apr 22, 2012
| 2:17 PM
You can call it a scrimmage.
You can call it a jamboree.
You can even call it a practice, but just don't call it a game.
Maybe it's just me, but after seeing my fair share of spring contests over the past few weeks, I can truthfully say that I am all...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 8:28 PM
Every day, it seems, there's an announcement of a new NFL-oriented talk show debuting.
Earlier this week, the "NFL Monday QB" debuted on the CBS Sports Network, and at 10 p.m. Wednesday on the NBC Sports Network, the season premiere of "NFL Turning...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 6:49 PM
On Nov. 5, former Penn State University defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was charged with 40 counts of molesting eight boys over a 15-year span. That included an alleged rape in a campus shower.
Four days after Sandusky's arrest, university...
| May 24, 2013
| 6:51 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
What does it tell you about how far Miami has fallen as a national draw and how little clout the ACC has among its TV partners when Miami's game against Florida on Sept. 7 is kicking off at noon on ESPN? That's...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 2:37 PM
The first email arrived at 11:41 p.m.
It reproduced the beginning of a story from the AOL website, with the headline, “Hindenburg Mystery Finally Solved?”
It began: “The infamous explosion that killed 35 people aboard a blimp in...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 5:21 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
Since this is the final "Running Off" of the year, let's review the biggest and best, whiniest and worst of 2012.
Biggest sports story of local interest: (1) Dwightmare and resulting collateral damage in Magic...
| Jan 1, 2013
With varying degrees of failure over a decade and a half, I have used my Half-baked Jake, ellipsis-pocked humor for my year-in-review, year-in-preview column. For example …
In the Year 2012, Gabby Douglas showed us that a squirrel could fly. In...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 3:54 PM
His last day on the job wasn't filled with any pomp and circumstance. No special proclamations or gold watches or one final ride on the field, with shoulder pads propping up one of the legends of college football.
Tom Osborne mingled outside the...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Bill O'Brien remembers the moment clearly.
It was July 23, 2012 — five months after he was hired — and the 43-year-old O'Brien was sitting in his office watching the television. There on the screen was NCAA president Mark Emmert, somber...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Once again, Urban Meyer is challenging the Southeastern Conference.
This time, rather than presenting a challenge from within as he did as the coach of the Florida Gators, he's doing it from outside as the coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes.
| May 7, 2013
| 6:22 PM
It wasn't so long ago that former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand couldn't even move his shoulders, which is why it's hard not to marvel at his willingness to offer one of them to anybody facing a major life challenge.
If you don't know his story,...