| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Michael Sam is gay.
I wish this wasn't news.
Don't we all need someone to love? Does it matter if they are white, brown, black, purple, straight or gay?
Sam, a former Missouri star defensive end, is about to embark on a journey with a historic...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:23 PM
This is the week we say "whew" for the day in August that Rankman looked at his preseason top 25 and noticed only one FSU was penciled on his working list. It was Fresno State at No. 23. The countdown in the paper was already down to No. 15 when the...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 12:48 PM
The state of Florida will host one of the first three College Football Playoff championship games.
Tampa's Raymond James Stadium will host the 2017 title game, beating other venues that include Miami's Sun Life Stadium. The game will be the...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 5:52 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — It's hard to measure just how valuable the exposure from a Bowl Championship Series game can be for a football program.
From word of mouth at the water cooler to the number of eyeballs on television sets to the sweatshirts sold...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 7:48 AM
We say goodbye to 2013, then start 2014 with football and new episodes. The highlights this week:
Bryant Gumbel and Jane Pauley return to co-host "Today" at 7 a.m. Monday on NBC. They'll be there for the day with Matt Lauer, and they will look at news...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Of the top two teams in the final regular-season ranking, one almost got left out of the preseason rating and the other didn't win a Southeastern Conference game last season. Who said picking champions was easy? Rankman's preseason top two, Stanford and...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:02 PM
It’s the college football bowl season, and that means one thing.
A chance to end the season with a big victory? OK, sure.
It also the annual swag competition. No player, coach or staff member in a football program walks away empty-handed -- or...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 10:44 PM
5:30 a.m. Tennis: Women’s Brisbane semifinal. --Tennis Ch.
10:30 a.m. Basketball: Dec. 2013: Phoebus girls vs. Kecoughtan, then boys at 12:30 p.m. --LSC 48
2 p.m. Tennis: Men’s Brisbane quarterfinals (d.). --Tennis Ch.
2:30 p.m. ...
| Nov 15, 2013
It was Sept. 16, 1989, a hot Texas night when Southern Methodist University discovered that, yes, there was life after the death penalty. To this day, they call what happened at Ownby Stadium, "The Miracle on Mockingbird."
For quarterback Matt DeGennaro...
| Nov 20, 2013
Last season, Duke reached its first bowl since 1994, snapped an eight-game losing streak to rival North Carolina and earned David Cutcliffe ACC coach of the year honors. Less than 12 months later, it all seemed a mirage.
The Blue Devils were 0-2 in...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Fans looking to hit the road to watch their favorite teams in bowl games this season had better bring their check books. As expected, the top BCS bowl games are some of the highest priced games to get into with the BCS National Championship Game between...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
College football bowl games 2013 schedule: Dates, times, matchups and TV networks for the college football 2013-14 bowl game season. College Football Postseason Highlights Heisman Trophy Presentation (ESPN, Dec. 14) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (ESPN, Dec. 28)...