For some reason--probably because they figure the tournament will settle the issue anyway-- college basketball fans don't pay attention to computer power ratings the way football fans do. The best power ratings around are Jeff Sagarin's at USA Today, and a quick glance at his numbers gives some insi ... More >>
You know the state of sports journalism has turned to shit when the toughest interrogators on sports hottest issues are Oprah Winfrey and Katei Couric. Thursday afternoon Couric finally asked Manti Te'o the question that every sportswriter in the country has talked around: "Are you gay?"
"No," Te' ... More >>
The highest rated college football game to date was the January 2, 1987 Fiesta Bowl between Miami and Penn State. Tonight's BCS championship game between No. 1-ranked Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama should blow the Nielsens for that one away.
These are, after all, the two most successful college footba ... More >>
As the Sandusky controversy began to heat up last year, Joe Paterno, long-time coach of Penn State's football team and former god-like figure in college sports, testified in front of the court that he had no recollection or knowledge of the molestation charges set against his coaching sidekick, Jerr ... More >>
Joe Paterno spoke out about the child sexual abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky that cost him his job as head coach of the Penn State University football team in an exclusive interview with the Washington Post. "In hindsight, I wish I had done more," he told the Pos ... More >>
Do you remember Troy Smith, Chris Weinke, Ty Detmer, or Andre Ware? Do you switch on the TV when Matt Leinart's team is playing -- do you remember what team he plays for? Does your heart beat faster when you think of the pro careers of Danny Wuerffel, Ron Dane, Eric Crouch, Jason White, Gino ... More >>
via WikipediaA New York Times report says the Drug Enforcement Administration has laundered money for drug cartels in an effort to "identify how criminal organizations move their money, where they keep their assets and, most important, who their leaders are." This controversial tactic was ban ... More >>
Columbia's marching band was banned (and subsequently un-banned) from performing at Saturday's football game against Brown for pointing out the simple fact that Columbia hasn't won a game all season. After every game, the band plays the school fight song "Roar, Lions, Roar." But after the tea ... More >>
A couple of hours ago, Penn State University announced that Joe Paterno's weekly Tuesday press conference was cancelled. It's probably just as well, since the Paterno camp had already advised the press that he would not be taking questions on his role in the sex abuse scandal -- and that's th ... More >>
Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith died yesterday in his home in Los Angeles at age 66 and took an awful lot of history with him.
There were two primary reasons why Bubba Smith became such a folk hero while still in college, at Michigan State. The first is that the '65-'66 Spartans were the first major c ... More >>
If the Bowl Championship Series has accomplished nothing else - and most critics would argue that it hasn't - it has at least made the final title game into a national story as no college game, not even the Rose Bowl at the height of its glory - did before it.
That makes tonight's title gam ... More >>
There probably hasn't been a Heisman candidate this decade with such strong credentials for the title of Outstanding College Football Player in The Nation as Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton. Newton's numbers are phenomenal: as a passer. 123 completions in 185 attempts for 1890 yards (a 10.3 ... More >>
You must forget this image -- it's the rules!So now, it appears, Reggie Bush's fabulous stint at the University of Southern California never happened. As reported on ESPN, the Heisman Trophy Trust will strip Bush of his 2005 Heisman Trophy and leave the award "vacant."
The Trust's own inve ... More >>
If you're a fan of any college football team except the Alabama Crimson Tide, tonight should be a good time to catch up on the holiday movies. In the Bowl Championship Series national title game in Pasadena, the number one-ranked Tide is favored over the number two-ranked Texas Longhorms by 3 ... More >>
There are two definitely good things to be said about the Jets obtaining Southern Cal quarterback Mark Sanchez. The first is that he's probably the best prospect available. The second is that he looks a hell of a lot better than anything they have right now. But there are potential pitfa ... More >>
Florida's Tim Tebow is the best college quarterback I've ever seen. Not the best looking, the smoothest or the most classic, but the best, as in the one I want to quarterback for my team in the big game. His performance in Thursday night's 24-14 victory over Oklahoma in the BCS national champi ... More >>