RALPH D. RUSSO

Tide of college football lawsuits begins

NEW YORK — As many as 50 class-action lawsuits contesting how the NCAA, major college football conferences or individual schools... Read more

Ivy's move latest in trend toward less tackling in practice

Even before Ivy League coaches voted to eliminate full-contact practices from the regular season, teams all across college have been following the... Read more

Matchups that will decide title game

No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama only have one loss between them this season. So asking opposing coaches how to beat the Tigers and Crimson Tide is a difficult question. Read more

Last Clemson-Alabama game launched dynasty, led to change

The plan was for a Clemson coming out party. The Tigers had finished strong in 2007 and entered the 2008 season with a Top 10 ranking. Read more

Stanford RB McCaffrey wins AP player of the year

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey is The Associated Press college football player of the year, becoming the first non-Heisman Trophy winner to earn the honor in six years. Read more

Clemson's 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 and the longest run as the No. 1 team in the country in school history. Read more

Turning points define playoff teams

Michigan State needed a miracle. Hail hog helped Alabama get here. A swat saved Oklahoma's season. Clemson turned away a late 2-point conversion that could have cost the Tigers their perfect record. Read more

Top 25: Okla. up to No. 3, Clemson-Alabama still 1-2

Oklahoma moved up to No. 3 behind Clemson and Alabama and the Big Ten placed three teams in the top six of the new Associated Press college football poll. Clemson is No. 1 for the fourth straight week and Alabama is No. 2. Read more

Too many bowls?

OK, maybe there are too many bowls. Losses by Kentucky, Minnesota, Illinois and others on Saturday meant there will not be enough six-win teams with .500 records to fill a record 40 bowls. Read more

Playoff contenders scoreboard watching Pac-12

A couple of Pac-12 teams that have already combined for six losses can still have an impact on the College Football Playoff race. No. 22 Southern California (7-3) is at No. Read more

Contenders, big games become clear

Halfway through the college football season the contenders have become fairly clear and the most meaningful games are pretty easy to spot. Read more

Court strikes down possible payments to athletes

A federal appeals court struck down a plan to pay college football and basketball players in a ruling that NCAA leaders believe supports their contention that the athletes are students and not professionals. The 9th U.S. Read more

Sort'em out Saturday: 'Bama faces greatest playoff pressure

The first sort'em out Saturday of the college football season is here and no team is facing more pressure than No. 13 Alabama. The Crimson Tide risks being sorted right out of the College Football Playoff race by Georgia. Read more

Jones says 'no' to NFL

DALLAS - While Urban Meyer was doing most of the talking, Cardale Jones owned the room. Read more

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