Ralph D. Russo

Targeting: College football’s most hated rule here to stay

In these times when so much divides Americans, the targeting penalty brings college football fans together.

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Bracketology: NCAA hoops committee to give tournament peek

NEW YORK — The selection committee for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is getting into the bracketology business and borrowing an idea... Read more

Alabama, Ohio State and Heisman winner lead AP All-Americans

No. 1 Alabama placed four players on The Associated Press All-America team, most of any school, and Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and... Read more

Big 12 stands pat and touts unity, but is it built to last?

The 10 schools that make up the Big 12 are bound together by a deal committing their television rights to the conference... Read more

Coaches try to keep players from tossing back touchdowns; one team uses 'the Kansas City rule'

The old saying goes, “When you score a touchdown, act like you’ve been there before.”

A few college football players took the nonchalant... Read more

American Athletic Conference prepares for possible Big 12 raid

NEWPORT, R.I. — Everybody in the American Athletic Conference is prepared for the storm. Publicly, nobody is panicking.

The AAC held its annual... Read more

NCAA committee proposes new video reviews of targeting fouls

The NCAA football rules committee has voted to give video replay officials more authority to overturn incorrect targeting fouls and call targeting... Read more

Clemson's Dabo Swinney wins AP coach of year after perfect season

Clemson’s Dabo Swinney is The Associated Press college football coach of the year after leading the Tigers to an unbeaten regular season... Read more

AP's Ralph Russo: Bowls and bowls and bowls and reasons to watch all of them

There are 41 postseason games scheduled to be played from Saturday to Jan. 11.

FORTY-ONE! Losing football teams will play in bowls. Teams... Read more

Heisman Trophy finalists: Henry, Watson, McCaffrey

NEW YORK — Alabama running back Derrick Henry, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey are the finalists for the Heisman... Read more

5-7 bowl teams to be selected in order of academic rating

Teams with 5-7 records will become eligible for at least two bowl bids, and as many as five, based on their Academic... Read more

Missouri back to football, but it's not business as usual

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said Wednesday he had asked his coaching staff to stay in close touch with the team in a... Read more

Big 12 commissioner says conference will probably move toward...

IRVING, Texas — There is a good chance the Big 12 championship game will be making a comeback as soon as 2016.

Commissioner... Read more

Committee could decide between Big 12 or Big Ten

Big 12 vs. Big Ten.

The race for the first College Football Playoff could be headed toward the selection committee choosing between a... Read more

K-State now on short list of title contenders

At this point in the season, it looks as if the rest of the country is competing to be the team that... Read more

Crisler's Michigan helmets best; Snyder's powercat is 12th

The story goes that the first football helmet was worn in 1893 by Admiral Joseph Mason Reeves, who was playing for Navy... Read more

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