| Oct 28, 2013
Full disclosure, college football fans, I'm feeling very pessimistic today. Wait, check that. I just found $5 in the laundry and now my mood is very optimistic.
At times, your mood about a college football team can change just as quickly.
Let's take a...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 11:13 AM
Mike Aresco was beaming like a proud papa.
The commissioner of the fledgling American Athletic Conference was just asked about the impact of last Friday’s UCF win over Louisville. A game the Knights won 38-25 in front of a national audience on...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Well that escalated quickly.
For the second consecutive weekend, college football was glorious. Plenty of teams disappointed, a few rose to the occasion, and with the BCS standings now out (for the last season) we've got plenty to talk about.
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:35 PM
American Athletic Conference officials announced the creation of the Miami Beach Bowl Thursday providing the league with another postseason venue starting in 2014.
The bowl game, which will take place in Marlins Park in Miami, is the third game to be...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:22 PM
The best team in college football won Saturday and few people knew or perhaps even cared.
Alabama won its 11th straight game — a resounding 52-0 win over Arkansas — and the response from college football fans throughout the country was a...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 4:56 PM
With one fumble recovery, Eastern Michigan had a touchdown and a lead.
The Eagles’ defense found the end zone more than their offense — and that’s no recipe to pull off an upset.
Christian Hackenberg threw for 311 yards and a...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Rankman's pipe dream of Stanford and Northwestern meeting in the BCS title game at the Rose Bowl is over. Gone is the utopian idea two schools with integrity and academic standards might also compete on football's grandest stage. We're left now with a No....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The Atlantic Coast Conference has been waiting so many years for this stand-alone moment it might collectively have to take a nervous pill and sit down.
The ACC has spent years failing to prove it was more than just a basketball conference. It wanted so...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:22 PM
American Athletic Date Time Game Network (Talent) Thurs., Oct. 10 7:30 p.m. Rutgers at (8) Louisville ESPN (Rece Davis, David Pollack, Jesse Palmer, Samantha Ponder) Fri., Oct. 11 8:30 p.m. Temple at Cincinnati ESPN (Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell2,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:40 AM
This has been a good week. Our government shutdown ended, people went back to work, Pearl Jam released a new album, we successfully pawned off Vanilla Ice on the Amish, and Saturday’s Clemson-Florida State match-up has potential to be the game of...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:54 AM
This morning, as I’m sitting at my desk, sipping a Starbucks Pumpkin Latte and trying to write the intro to this column, there’s one thing that keeps going through my mind: Hype.
My coffee has a giant cardboard sleeve announcing the 10th...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 10:36 AM
We can debate the merits of the Southeastern Conference until the cows come home, but it’s hard to argue against a league that features a record eight teams in this week’s Associated Press top 25 poll.
That’s right, according to the...