| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:05 PM
I picked Stanford outright to beat Oregon. I swear. I did this Tuesday on the BTN show "Big Ten Football and Beyond."
Unfortunately, I also flubbed last week's Michigan-Michigan State pick. I said there was absolutely no reason to pick Michigan, which...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:23 PM
PENN STATE (5-3) vs. MINNESOTA (7-2) WHEN: Noon Saturday WHERE: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis TV: ESPN2 (Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway, Paul Carcaterra) RADIO: WAEB AM-790 LATEST LINE: Minnesota is a 2.5-point favorite. SERIES HISTORY: Penn State leads 8-4...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 6:02 PM
With much of the drama gone surrounding the top two teams in this week’s Bowl Championship Series rankings, the biggest questions involved just who would follow suit.
Despite suffering from conference envy, Ohio State finds itself one step...
| Nov 12, 2013
In 1991, Mark Kaufman was a physical therapist and athletic trainer with a receptionist, a small space at Clark and Oak streets, and an idea.
He became the trainer for local schools, sometimes for free, sometimes for a small stipend, as a way of...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:23 PM
The NCAA released its annual report of student-athlete graduation rates Thursday, which produced an overall success rate of 82 percent, the highest-ever according to the organization's figures. Read more about the NCAA's report on graduation-success rates...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 7:49 AM
Welcome to the Take the Points week 12 college football column. Does anyone read the intro to these things? Internet users are like Dana Holgorsen after eight Red Bulls, they can't even sit still, let alone focus on reading an entire paragraph. The...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 11:01 PM
The only high school football game in Southern California on Friday night featuring two quarterbacks committed to schools from BCS conferences offered intriguing insight into teenagers who could be facing lots of pressure in the coming months depending on...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:54 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games:
Air Force (1-4) at Navy (2-1)...
| Sep 18, 2013
Gary Andersen calls it "the game that never ended."
The standings say otherwise, but good luck finding a Big Ten football fan who won't sympathize with Wisconsin's first-year head coach.
"The kids are getting over it," Andersen said Tuesday on the Big...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:36 PM
Brady Hoke isn't a Michigan man. He was born in Ohio (boo, hiss) and attended college in Indiana (Ball State).
Yet if Bo Schembechler were alive, he'd say something such as "This is more like it."
The spread might have worked for Rich Rodriguez at...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 8:50 PM
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- After starting quarterback Jeff Driskel was lost to a season-ending ankle injury, Tyler Murphy led No. 19 Florida to five scores in a somewhat ugly game, helping the Gators open Southeastern Conference play with a 31-17 victory over...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Pat Fitzgerald makes his rounds at 5 p.m. on Thursdays.
"He'll say, 'The office is closed in five minutes. Get out of here,'" linebackers coach Randy Bates said. "And then he'll swing by a second time to make sure."
Thursday is date night for...