| Dec 5, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Rankman and SportsBusiness Journal have teamed up for a first-they-have-heard-about-it collaboration based on SBJ's seventh annual analysis of bowl gifts provided to players. This year's most popular gift is the Fossil watch, provided at 19 of the 35...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 5:21 PM
The University of Illegal Formations impaired its national title chances with an eight-penalty loss at Stanford and then abandoned the Bowl Championship Series ship with last weekend's 13-penalty defeat at Arizona.
The team ranked No. 1 in the...
| 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...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 11:04 AM
In Thursday's Pictures in the news; A school bus traveling from Newtown, Conn., to Monroe stops in front of 26 angels along the roadside on the first day of classes for Sandy Hook Elementary School students since the Dec. 14 shooting; Rescuers hold on...
| Oct 20, 2012
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: Get with the program. You really think Alabama's offense can go round for round with the Ducks' offense?
Answer: You may have not heard about my recent religious conversion to SEC-anity. I actually cut...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 8:10 PM
This weekend's very impatient, 6-year-old kid-like, takeaway question is: Why wait?
Can't we just convene a council of BCS bishops and start the four-team playoff now?
It would be just like college football to have two spots available this year for four...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 7:30 PM
People to this day buy Robin Weber bar drinks.
"It's been good for beer," he joked in a recent phone interview.
On New Year's Eve, 1973, a year after the scoop-for-score that made Franco Harris famous, Notre Dame executed its own "Immaculate...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 3:45 PM
If you loved the Rose Bowl, you might also enjoy Monday night's Bowl Championship Series title game between Notre Dame and Alabama.
Think of this as a pumped-up version of Stanford versus Wisconsin, a defensive, clock-control matchup that ended in a 20-...
| Nov 22, 2012
Let's see if I've got this straight or crooked: Notre Dame needs one win to get to the national title game and Sports Illustrated puts the Irish on this week's cover?
I don't believe in genies or goblins, but the SI cover jinx is real. If you don't...
| 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...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 9:33 PM
It was a bad weekend for Stanford and Boise State but not for Oregon and Houston. Losses by Stanford and Boise State likely knocked the Cardinal and Broncos out of national title contention. Stanford can still win out and make......