| Sep 7, 2013
| 9:15 AM
No. 12 Florida (1-0) at Miami (1-0)
9 a.m., ESPN
Florida's offense still runs like a clogged drain but easily avoided Kirk Herbstreit's ESPN prediction last week that Toledo would pull the upset in Gainesville. This week: Kirk predicts...
| 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...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:09 PM
What fun, this national signing day, colleges' version of the NFL draft. Story I'm following most closely is of the Florida mom who reportedly ran off with her kid's signing papers so he wouldn't leave home.
As Dave Barry used to say, I'm not making...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
I'm not sure what's more weird, the idea that Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o fell in love with a woman who didn't exist or the soap opera sideshow that has developed around the saga of his fake dead girlfriend.
We've moved from skepticism to...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 6:55 PM
Stanford survived its 2011 season just fine without injured inside linebacker Shayne Skov.
The Cardinal almost won the Pac-12 Conference title and then almost won the Fiesta Bowl.
The defense, though, was a doughnut in the sense it had a hole in the...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 8:10 PM
If you were paying attention this college football season, you saw that Notre Dame acquired a fifth horseman.
It wasn't the 1924 Army game. Nor was Grantland Rice around to write it; or Harry Stuhldreher, Jim Crowley, Don Miller or Elmer Layden alive to...
| Apr 29, 2013
This isn't Texas, so I know most people aren't spending day and night worrying about spring football.
But in honor of those fans who can't get enough about football, here are some observations as high school teams begin to start spring drills:...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 10:40 PM
NEW YORK -- If there was any doubt, the NFL is still tackle football.
Five of the first 19 picks in the opening round of the 2013 draft were offensive tackles, including three of the first four selections. Three guards and a center went too on a...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 7:01 PM
NEW YORK — Say this for the 2013 quarterback class: They've learned how to slide.
Four of them were selected in the fourth round Saturday, two of whom — USC's Matt Barkley and Syracuse's Ryan Nassib — were widely believed to be first-...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 7:32 AM
Former Los Angeles Jordan defensive end James Boyd is available to be taken in Thursday's supplemental NFL draft. It has been a long road for Boyd, who signed with USC out of high school in 2009, transferred to West L.A.......
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:34 PM
When Peyton Manning finally returns from the neck injury that prevented him from playing this season, it will be to a much different atmosphere than any he's experienced in his 13 years with the Indianapolis Colts. Vice president Bill Polian and general...