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Big Ten: The toughest nonconference schedules ranked

The Big Ten featured four teams among the top ten teams in the College Football Playoff rankings last season with Ohio State landing a spot in the semifinals. Much of the league’s success is because of its nonconference schedule. Here is a look at the Big Ten with its teams nonconference schedules...

NCAA 'reluctantly' reconsiders North Carolina as championship host

The NCAA Board of Governors ‘reluctantly’ voted to allow North Carolina to be considered as a host for its championship events. The move comes less than a week after state lawmakers repealed a controversial bill — HB2 — known as the bathroom law because of restrictions on the transgender community’s...

USC QB Sam Darnold talks life after Rose Bowl, dealing with hype

Sam Darnold grew up in a beach town just south of Los Angeles and it’s that sort of lifestyle that the 6-foot-4, 245-pound quarterback has embraced and taken with him to Southern California. When he’s not on the gridiron, Darnold finds his way back to home and the beach. “During the weekend I might...

ACC could reconsider North Carolina as championship host

Orlando’s chances of hosting the ACC Championship game again — even possibly this season — suffered a setback Friday when the league announced it would once again consider North Carolina as a viable option to host conference championships. The ACC Council of Presidents voted Friday to reconsider...

Ken Sparks, Among Most-Winning College Football Coaches, Dies at 73

Sparks spent his 37-year college head coaching career at Carson-Newman University, compiling a 338-99-2 record before retiring in November.

Big 12: The toughest nonconference schedules ranked

The Big 12 continues to look for ways to remain relevant among conferences like the SEC and Big Ten and one way to do that is a strong showing against nonconference opponents. Here is a look at the toughest to the weakest nonconference schedules in the Big 12 this season: Oklahoma Sept. 2 vs. UTEP;...

Full slate of spring football games featured on ESPN networks

ESPN will air 21 spring football games in the month of April including those at Florida and Florida State. Things kick off this Saturday with UAB at noon on ESPN3. The Blazers are returning to the competitive football landscape after sitting out the 2015 and 2016 season following the brief shuttering...

SEC: The top storylines to watch this spring

Alabama was one second away from winning its second straight national championship and handing the SEC its eight overall title since 2007. The Crimson Tide could make a push again in 2017. It's one of many interesting SEC storylines to watch during the spring. Alabama starts where it ended last...

USF defensive back Hassan Childs injured during shooting

USF senior defensive back Hassan Childs is in stable condition following a shooting Saturday night, according to a statement from the school. The incident took place off campus according to USF officials with no one else injured. According to the Tampa Bay Times per the Tampa police, Childs was...

Pac-12: The top storylines to watch this spring

After being left out of the College Football Playoff party in 2015, the Pac-12 found its way back into the semifinals thank to Washington. There’s a wealth of talent in the league and plenty of storylines heading into this spring: USC hopes to capitalize on Sam Darnold Darnold’s stock skyrocketed...

Big Ten spring storylines to watch

The Big Ten was the conference to beat last season with four programs ranked in the top 10 of the final College Football Playoff rankings. There’s a wealth of talent in the league and plenty of storylines heading into this spring: Ohio State looks to reload and be better than ever Ohio State relied...

Turner analyst Ernie Johnson shares NCAA Tournament insight

Ernie Johnson is a familiar face to millions of people who tune in to watch the NCAA Tournament. During the past seven years, Johnson has been the studio host for Turner Sports NCAA coverage, sharing his time between the college game and the pros as the studio host for the network’s NBA on TNT...

Big 12 spring storylines to watch

It’s been more than a decade since the Big 12 last won a national championship and during those 11 years, the league has undergone tremendous change. As many of the league’s schools get set to start spring football, here are three key storylines to watch: Can Tom Herman be the savior for Texas?...

Pitt, Georgia Tech feature toughest nonconference schedules in ACC

The ACC won a league-record 51 non-conference games last season including a record of 20-11 against teams from Power 5 conferences. The league faces another tough slate of opponents in 2017. Here is a look at the ACC nonconference schedules ranked from toughest to weakest. Pittsburgh Sept. 2 vs....

Penn State Ex-Officials Plead Guilty in Sandusky Case

Two former administrators, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor child endangerment.

ACC spring storylines to watch

The Atlantic Coast Conference is riding a wave of enthusiasm after Clemson captured the national championship last season. The Tigers head into spring practice with some concerns after losing some talent as do programs like North Carolina, Miami and Florida State. Here is a look at some of the...

Sports of The Times: Chasing Big Sports Goals, Rutgers Stumbles Into a Vat of Red Ink

The Rutgers athletic program has lived high above its means in its pursuit of success in college athletics.

Tom Herman begins job of returning Texas to a contender

Three days into Texas’ spring football practice schedule and Tom Herman is looking for his players to push themselves physically and mentally – to the point of exhaustion. Forget the Xs and Os; Herman wants his players to learn how to practice better. “The biggest goal is to teach them the practice...

Former Michigan State recruit Donovan Winter arraigned, next hearing set

Former Orlando Bishop Moore football player Donovan Winter, who was supposed to sign Feb. 1 to play at Michigan State, was arraigned Tuesday in connection with an incident two days before National Signing Day. Winter, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound defensive end, was arrested Jan. 30 and subsequently charged...

USF QB Quinton Flowers gains much from friendship with Teddy Bridgewater

Quinton Flowers didn’t know much about Charlie Strong, but the USF quarterback knew someone who might be able to provide some insight into his new coach. “When I first heard we got Coach Strong, the first thing in my mind was to call Teddy Bridgewater and get some information from him,” the senior-to-be...

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