| Oct 13, 2012
| 7:50 PM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Forget what the Notre Dame Stadium ticket brochures say. The best seat in the house is in the defensive huddle before a goal-line stand.
One day NBC will figure out how to stick a camera in the middle of all those gold helmets...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 8:10 PM
This weekend's very impatient, 6-year-old kid-like, takeaway question is: Why wait?
Can't we just convene a council of BCS bishops and start the four-team playoff now?
It would be just like college football to have two spots available this year for four...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 4:20 PM
To flamboyant former Oklahoma All-America linebacker Brian Bosworth, the Heisman Trophy sends college football a flawed message by design.
"I wish it wasn't holding the football,'' Bosworth said of the famous 25-pound bronze statue of a...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:31 PM
It is a matchup dripping in tradition, pitting a team from the industrial Midwest against a wind-swept prairie powerhouse.
One is the most most-victorious program in college history, instantly identifiable by its helmets. The other is rooted in redness...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 9:43 PM
NORMAN, Okla. -- Legends often grow from games the stature of Saturday night's college football showdown at Memorial Stadium, so naturally Notre Dame tradition came to mind as the Irish took Owen Field against Oklahoma.
They were missing a gifted...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Critics and pundits alike have been wondering if anyone can dethrone the Southeastern Conference from college football's elite status.
Six straight BCS national championships have made the SEC the envy of most in the college ranks. If the SEC is Miss...
| Oct 12, 2012
I think it's good for football to see two academic schools such as Stanford and Notre Dame battling it out, and I think that's part of the reason why Notre Dame keeps schools such as Stanford and Navy -- academic schools -- on its schedule.
| Sep 19, 2012
Finally, I don't need an NBC promo to oversell me anything about Notre Dame football.
Nor do I need ESPN Classic to watch Notre Dame win a meaningful football game.
For the first time in years, the product on the field matches the hype — no...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 9:34 PM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Nothing pastel really goes with a green plaid jacket.
But an older gentleman buying a Notre Dame program sported a pink lei anyway. A young man behind him tried a purple-over-navy combination that clashed. From the student...
| Jan 20, 2013
We have become a nation of theater critics, judging everything before us not solely in terms of what is said or done but the quality of the performance.
This is the legacy of the public relations business, which lost one of its leaders last week with...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 3:05 PM
With the NFL draft less than three weeks away, it's time to take a first stab at how things might shake out in the first round. At this point, NFL teams already have about 95 percent of the information that will influence whom they select. Now it's a...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 8:09 PM
Over the past several weeks Bears quarterback Jay Cutler made it known to new coach Marc Trestman and others in the organization that he sought to assert himself even more entering his fifth season in Chicago.
According to two sources familiar with...