| Nov 23, 2012
| 6:36 AM
In November of 2009, I played my final football game for the University of Notre Dame. As I walked away from a once-glorious football program, I saw a program that was in disarray. I witnessed a program whose team "leaders" decided to not go to a bowl...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 6:49 PM
The Big East Conference hoped by adding Tulane and East Carolina, it would kick one through the uprights. However, just like poor ol' Charlie Brown, the Big East missed and fell flat on its back.
How else can you describe the league adding Tulane and...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Notre Dame began the season unranked in the Associated Press media poll and is now No. 1; USC started No.1 and is now unranked.
Oops, sorry, and welcome to my jungle.
Pro pundits can pick the New York Giants to win the Super Bowl and still be right when...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 6:24 PM
College football is now the proud owner of a brand new playoff system.
Smell that? Why, it still has its new postseason smell.
Now that all the I’s have been dotted and all the T’s have been crossed by the conference commissioners and school...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 5:28 PM
DEKALB — In the kitchen outside his parents' bedroom, Jordan Lynch tried not to wake his mom and dad in the middle of the night as he chased his college football dream one peanut-butter sandwich at a time.
"I knew I needed to gain more weight to...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 1:19 PM
Virginia’s most intense football rival is Virginia Tech. North Carolina’s is N.C. State. Recruiting repercussions and state bragging rights are paramount.
But for longevity and continuity, Virginia’s series with North Carolina has no...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 6:02 PM
The sun rose high over eastern Connecticut on Sunday. Storrs had a different look to it. Storrs had a different feel to it.
It sort of looked like, yeah, it sort of felt like ACC country.
Yet as they stood together in the press box at Morrone...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 6:45 PM
The end of this season means there's only a year left of the snaggle-toothed Bowl Championship Series, a cartel dreamed up by Satan that has been infuriating college football fans since 1998. We can't wait for the new four-team playoff starting in 2014...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 1:17 PM
HAMPTON — Steve Martin checked the weekly college wrestling rankings and saw something that would have been unfathomable just a few years ago.
Virginia Tech, Virginia and Martin's Old Dominion team were ranked in the top 25 of the USA Today...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 11:14 PM
Annual spending on sports by public universities in six big-time conferences like the SEC and Big 12 has passed $100,000 per athlete -- about six to 12 times the amount those universities are spending per student on academics, according to a study...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 5:47 PM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Northern Illinois' defense has been paying close attention to the Bears this season, doing everything in their power to create turnovers that might affect the outcome of a game.
The patented "ball-punch" of Charles Tillman,...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 4:51 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE -- The Orange Bowl countdown is finally inside three days. Some 84 hours from now, the 2013 game pitting 12th-ranked Florida State against No. 15 Northern Illinois will officially begin.
The teams are now winding down their...