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  • Major conferences face numbers crunch in college football playoff

    Something to ponder over a holiday travel weekend as college football's four-team playoff prepares for takeoff: the flight is overbooked. Do the math: Five power conferences are essentially battling for four spots, meaning at least one highly...
  • College football: Let's judge what happens on the field

    The time has come to stop talking and start playing. Let the sweet sound of a referee's whistle mercifully replace the pound of a judge's gavel. It's time for wish lists and check lists: Out-of-the-box Thursday features a not-too-shabby lineup of...
  • The Times' Super 16 college football countdown: No. 10 Baylor

    Acknowledging that college football's new four-team playoff could someday inch toward a larger basketball-style tournament, we continue our Super 16 countdown, with No. 10 Baylor: The 13-person selection committee might want to start keeping a file on...
  • Pac-12 football is catching up to the SEC

    Pac-12 football has relentlessly tracked the Southeastern Conference for years — almost like Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner. The pursuit produced its share of botched ACME dynamite explosions, but could the SEC finally be cornered? For the...
  • In post-Bortles era at UCF, look for O'Leary to go back to basics

    In post-Bortles era at UCF, look for O'Leary to go back to basics
    As he talks about his new play toy — big, fast, punishing and powerful running back William Stanback — you can almost see George O'Leary's mouth watering and his heart pounding. Stanback approached him during the offseason and told O'Leary...
  • Magic's new kid sounds ready to grow up

    Magic's new kid sounds ready to grow up
    The Magic invited a couple hundred kids to the RDV Sportsplex on Thursday. Youngsters like Christopher Durant ran around, did pushups, situps, basketball drills and were given nutritional advice. "Proteins, fruits and salads," the 13-year-old said. "And...
  • Getting their due [Commentary]

    Getting their due [Commentary]
    Two recent major developments may revolutionize major college sports, potentially to the benefit of long-exploited college athletes. It's about time. On August 7 the National Collegiate Athletic Association decreed that the five major conferences...
  • Four freshmen ready for action at Northwestern

    Four freshmen ready for action at Northwestern
    As of Tuesday evening, the Instagram handle BMBG_9INE8 had 1,937 followers. Hey, Northwestern freshman Xavier Washington is a popular guy. Washington's mother, Pinice, was not among them. "She calls me three times a day, tries to Facetime me,"...
  • College football programs go to extreme lengths to court fans

    College football programs go to extreme lengths to court fans
    Perhaps someone at Oregon has been spending too much time staring into those glossy yellow and green football helmets the Ducks have a penchant of wearing. How else can you explain the fact that the school announced last week that it was unveiling new...
  • Major shift for Big 5 conferences

    "Whether this anachronism had any bearing upon the astonishing history I am about to set down will never be known. I shall tell you what occurred, and let you judge for yourself." The foregoing is found in the opening lines of F. Scott Fitzgerald's...
  • American Athletic Conference strives to stick with Power Five

    American Athletic Conference strives to stick with Power Five
    It's sad to see the NCAA, which is led by a duplicitous president in Mark Emmert, knuckle under to the demands of the Power Five. Scared by the threat of the Power Five breaking away (and taking all the television revenue with them), the NCAA caved and...
  • UF quarterback Jeff Driskel juggled slicing up game film, brisket at 4 Rivers during summer

    UF quarterback Jeff Driskel juggled slicing up game film, brisket at 4 Rivers during summer
    GAINESVILLE — Patrons of the 4 Rivers Smokehouse in Gainesville were treated to an unusual sight this summer. There, tucked away behind the counter and meticulously cutting away at the day's brisket, was a familiar face — UF starting...