| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:28 PM
— To illustrate a different way of thinking for Western Michigan football, P.J. Fleck walked across hot coals in a YouTube video.
To build tighter bonds at a program he envisions becoming the Boise State of the Midwest, Fleck and his assistants...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 4:05 PM
1. Clemson is No. 3 in the AP poll and had a week off to prepare for a key ACC game Thursday at North Carolina State. Is this the game the Tigers "pull a Clemson" on national TV, or has the program matured into taking-care-of-business mode?
| Jul 9, 2013
Orlando Sentinel college insider Matt Murschel has ranked all 125 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country. The Sentinel staff will take a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 125 to our projected No. 1 team.
Today at No. 48:...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 6:31 PM
They started calling him "Johnny Football" as a kid because, when things didn't go his way on the playground, he took his ball and went home.
Now hit me with a rim shot and a "piling on" penalty.
Unlike the paid psycho-babble experts on ESPN, I...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:54 PM
It feels like an eternity since bowl season ended, but fortunately today marks the greatest day of the year, when football returns to rescue us from the barren sports wasteland of August. Baseball? The U.S. Open? That stuff is a nice filler, like the...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 8:49 AM
We’ve kicked off the new college football season and here are some observations so far and I'll update them as the weekend goes on:
- Maybe we can chalk it up to hype, but I’m not sure what some people were expecting from South Carolina&...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Joe Southwick pleads guilty (with an explanation) to the crime of not being Kellen Moore.
The explanation: No one was Moore, who went a remarkable 50-3 in his four seasons as Boise State's quarterback. The three losses were by a total of five points....
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:18 PM
To honor, or dishonor, the 16th and final season of the Bowl Championship Series, here are 16 questions and answers as college football opens 2013:
1. How soon does USC Coach Lane Kiffin need to decide on a quarterback?
Answer: Sept. 21. Penn & Teller...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:00 PM
Off we go into the last season of the Bowl Championship Series, an era that has seen Rankman pluck No. 1 names like Leland Stanford out of the Oklahoma State Cowboy's hat. Longshot choices have been made dating to the pre-BCS year of 1997, when Gerber-fed...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:59 PM
The latest conference realignment talk begins and apparently ends with the Atlantic Coast Conference.
League officials thought they hit a home run with the addition of Notre Dame, which would be bringing all of its sports except football starting in...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:18 PM
All during the 2006 season, Shelley Meyer carried a buckeye nut in her purse — a superstitious, symbol of a serendipitous season and a far-fetched foreshadowing of a fateful future.
How else but “buck luck” could you explain the...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 7:55 PM
2013 Mountain West preview
Top Team: Boise State was scheduled to join the Big East with the hope of cashing in on a bigger television deal and securing a smoother path to the BCS National Championship Game. When the Big East broke apart and the...