| Jan 5, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Everton goalie Tim Howard has been getting a lot of attention for his kick of about 100 yards that made him just the fourth goalkeeper in the history of the Premier League to score a goal. But it's something he's not comfortable with....
| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Overnight ratings for Alabama's 21-0 victory over Louisiana State in the Bowl Championship Series title game were the lowest for a national championship in the 14-year history of the BCS. The All-SEC affair, the first championship pairing of teams from......
| Sep 24, 2012
You've seen the score, but do you really know it?
People waking up Sunday morning to see Oregon had defeated Arizona, 49-0, could have rightfully concluded:
--Oregon's offense must have gone nuts.
--De'Anthony Thomas took a step closer to winning the...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Rankman has rarely been this excited about two recently "dropped out" teams playing on a Thursday night in Piscataway, N.J. The showdown between Rutgers and Louisville now features two teams representing three different conferences. Rutgers is joining the...
| 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...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 8:50 PM
ATLANTA -- No one down here in Southeastern Conference country was surprised Sunday when the final Bowl Championship Series standings confirmed Alabama would be playing Jan. 7 for the national title.
The surprise is why the SEC isn't playing the SEC...
| Dec 1, 2012
ATLANTA -- Alabama and Georgia haven't played in football since 2008 but won't be completely startled when they bump into each other at the Georgia Dome on Saturday.
At stake is the Southeastern Conference championship — otherwise known as the...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 5:44 PM
All together now:
Come on you Huskies,
Fight you Huskies
And win for NIU
Or, as fellow Northern Illinois University alumnus Ned Colletti put it Monday morning, "Long overdue."
The Huskies didn't need to change uniform numbers to...
| Nov 22, 2012
This could be a first in the history of Rankman — two teams in the top 25 with the nickname Aggies: Texas A&M (11) and Utah State (24). Throw in Kansas State (8) if you count the nearby "Aggieville" bar scene. Missing the Aggies cut: North...
| 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...
| Nov 3, 2012
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: I completely understand that you are the biggest USC honk in the land, but . . . the whole rest of the country is jumping on the ND bandwagon and you are being dragged behind in the dust. When are you going to give the...