Iowa State football: 5 things to know about Baylor

Iowa State football: 5 things to know about Baylor

By Ben Visser, correspondent AMES — No. 24 Iowa State (5-3, 4-2 Big 12) returns home to host Baylor (5-4, 3-3) this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. (FS1). The winner will become bowl eligible. Here are 5 Things to know about the Bears. 1. The (Green and) Golden Rhule Baylor coach Matt Rhule was hired amid […]

Texas college football rankings: Somebody has to be No. 1

Texas college football rankings: Somebody has to be No. 1

Each week during the college football season, Houston Chronicle staff writer Joseph Duarte ranks the 12 Football Bowl Subdivision schools in the state of Texas: 1. Texas (6-3) | Last week: 2 Somebody has to take the top spot after a hot mess of a weekend. You’re up, ‘Horns 2. North Texas (7-2) | Last […]

Monday Night Football: Former UT Vols TE Jason Witten embraces challenges, criticism

Monday Night Football: Former UT Vols TE Jason Witten embraces challenges, criticism

CLOSE ESPN announced that Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten, Booger McFarland and Lisa Salters will be the new “Monday Night Football” broadcast team starting this fall. Time In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, file photo, former NFL player and now analyst Jason Witten, left, and play-by-play commentator Joe Tessitore pose for a photograph before their ESPN […]

Week 10 college football betting nuggets

Week 10 college football betting nuggets

Last week, the most notable trend came through with Oklahoma State upsetting Texas. Washington State also continued its perfect ATS season with an upset win at Stanford. This week, the top trends point to a couple of big underdogs — Northwestern and Louisiana Tech Here are the rest of the betting trends that should help […]

U. Of Maryland Says It Will 'Part Ways' With Football Coach DJ Durkin

U. Of Maryland Says It Will 'Part Ways' With Football Coach DJ Durkin

University of Maryland head coach DJ Durkin was fired on Wednesday, a day after officials announced he could keep his job. He is pictured in November 2016. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Gregory Shamus/Getty Images University of Maryland head coach DJ Durkin was fired on Wednesday, a day after officials announced he could […]

After Maryland Player's Death, Coach and Athletic Director Keep Their Jobs

After Maryland Player's Death, Coach and Athletic Director Keep Their Jobs

At modern American universities, it is not unusual that the head football coach is the most powerful, and the highest-paid, individual. That has rarely been more clear than it was on Tuesday, when the governing board at the University of Maryland looking into the death of a football player allowed the head coach and athletic […]

College football polls: Texas drops from Top 10 in latest Coaches Poll; Texas A&M drops out completely

College football polls: Texas drops from Top 10 in latest Coaches Poll; Texas A&M drops out completely

Here are the college football polls going into Week 10: AP Top 25 1. Alabama2. Clemson3. Notre Dame4. LSU5. Michigan6. Georgia7. Oklahoma8. Ohio State9. Central Florida10. Washington State11. Kentucky12. West Virginia13. Florida14. Penn State15. Texas16. Utah17. Houston18. Utah State19. Iowa20. Fresno State21. Mississippi State22. Syracuse23. Virginia24. Boston College25. Texas A&M Others Receiving Votes: Washington 120, Northwestern […]

Best of Week 9: Rank Goldy the Gopher's nine Halloween costumes

Best of Week 9: Rank Goldy the Gopher's nine Halloween costumes

Here we are in Week 9. The first College Football Playoff rankings come out next week. But for now, we’ve got important stuff to handle. It’s Halloweentime and Minnesota mascot Goldy the Gopher celebrated accordingly, posting nine (!) different costumes from the sidelines of the Gophers’ 38-31 win over Indiana on Friday night. We can’t […]