South Florida at Rutgers. And so the season has come to this: two Big East teams who didn't even play football a decade ago (that includes you, State University of New Jersey), in a showdown with major national title implications, on a Thursday night (never mind that that's when high school JV teams usually play), in an affront to all that is holy and tradition-rich about college football. Somewhere
Florida International at Louisiana-Monroe. Sure, it's easy to poke fun at teams with a combined 1-9 record, but in a season like this, how do you know they're not still in the national title picture?
Tracking the fortunes of college football's greatest corporation, Notre Dame, we find the stock to be ... holding steady, after the Irish picked up their third straight (moral) victory by losing to Boston College 27-14.
USC's quest to fulfill
As the SEC continues to back up
This week's law enforcement roundup takes us to where the couch fires are still smoldering: Lexington, Kentucky, where exuberant Wildcat fans celebrated their team's win over LSU with wild riots that left 22 people arrested. They'll have to buy new furniture to burn if they manage to knock off defending champion Florida this week. Don't sleep on the slumping Gators, who were mediocre for much of last season, too; they're right on track to become the first 2-loss team to play for the BCS title.
The Kentucky Wildcats' march to fulfill Coach Rich Brooks' claim that his team is in the class of USC, continues against UF. After the way the Trojans have played the last three weeks, Coach Brooks shouldn't sell his team so short.
In recent years the Tennessee-Alabama feud has included lawsuits, subpoenas and accusations flying in federal court. Hard to believe that people in SEC country would ever get so carried away ... Texas Tech takes on Missouri this week in a battle of Big 12 teams that will boast nice rankings for a while and ultimately go nowhere ... This might be hard for all the younger fans to grasp, but once upon a time Miami-Florida State was one of the most important rivalries in the sport. This year they'll take the field with one singular thought: no, not "This game could help decide the national championship," but rather, "South Florida? Seriously?"... After Oregon lost running back