Stories by Ralph D. Russo

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

NCAA rules committee tables 10-second proposal

NEW YORK - Round 1 in the fight over pace of play in college football goes to those who have the need for speed.
By Ralph D. Russo

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

Maybe defenses do need a break from fast-paced offense

A potential rule change that would slow down speedy college football offenses has a long way to go. First, most college football coaches don't support it.
By Ralph D. Russo

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Talent-rich SEC to become even richer

National signing day is not a starting block but a finish line. All the flip-flopping, committing, de-committing and re-committing stops.
By Ralph D. Russo

Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

NCAA stipend is 'less threatening'

NCAA President Mark Emmert said that providing a stipend to student-athletes seems less threatening to schools that knocked down a proposal to increase the value of scholarships. 
By Ralph D. Russo

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

Seminoles No. 1 atop final AP poll

Florida State finished No. 1 in the final Associated Press college football poll, ending the Southeastern Conference's record streak of seven national championships.
By Ralph D. Russo

Seminoles claim BCS title

Jameis Winston threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left and No. 1 Florida State beat No. 2 Auburn 34-31 to win the final BCS national championship game.
By Ralph D. Russo

Monday, Jan. 6, 2014

BCS had some memories

Love it or hate it, the BCS leaves behind plenty of championship memories.
By Ralph D. Russo

Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014

Final BCS title game: Domination vs. Destiny

The Seminoles (13-0) ripped through their schedule on the way to Pasadena, winning each game by at least 14 points behind Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston. Auburn had a different road.
By Ralph D. Russo

Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

Winston star of show in buildup

There is no doubt Jameis Winston is the star of the show this week in Southern California leading up to the BCS title game.
By Ralph D. Russo

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

E Illinois' Garoppolo highlights FCS All-America team

E. Illinois' Jimmy Garoppolo, Towson's Terrance West and Montana State's Brad Daly highlighted Wednesday's release of the FCS All-America team.
By Ralph D. Russo

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

Three repeat on AP All-America football team

Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey and Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton were selected to the first team for the second consecutive season.
By Ralph D. Russo

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013

Manziel familiar with scrutiny Winston will be facing

NEW YORK - Famous Jameis has replaced Johnny Football as the face of college football.
By Ralph D. Russo

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013

Seminoles' Winston wins Heisman

NEW YORK - Jameis Winston won the Heisman Trophy, making the Florida State quarterback the second consecutive freshman to win the award.
By Ralph D. Russo

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

Winston expected to take Heisman

Florida State quarterbcak Jameis Winston is the overwhelming favorite to win the Heisman after a sensational season.
By Ralph D. Russo

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013

Florida State, Auburn surprised many

Florida State was ranked outside the Top 10 to start the season and Auburn was coming off a season in which it did not win an SEC game. Both teams are surprising BCS finalists.
By Ralph D. Russo

Florida State to play Auburn in BCS championship game

No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Auburn will play in the final BCS championship game on Jan. 6 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
By Ralph D. Russo

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013

Heisman voters wait on Winston case

Heisman voters are waiting on the Jameis Winston case to resolve as the race for bronze statue becomes muddled.
By Ralph D. Russo

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

Cardinal knock Ducks out of running again

STANFORD, Calif. - Tyler Gaffney ran for 157 yards and No. 6 Stanford hammered No. 2 Oregon for three quarters, then held off a furious final kick by the Ducks to crush their national title hopes ...
By Ralph D. Russo

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013

SEC has record 8 ranked teams

The Southeastern Conference set a record for most schools in The Associated Press college football poll with eight ranked teams.
By Ralph D. Russo

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

Condoleezza Rice is expected to be part of the selection committee that will pick the teams for the College Football Playoff next year

NEW YORK - Former Secretary of State and Augusta National Golf Club member Condoleezza Rice is expected to be part of the selection committee that will pick the teams for the College Football ...
By Ralph D. Russo

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Qualifying dates set for tax commissioner, commission posts

Kay Allen resigned as the country's tax commissioner in March, after months of controversy over fees she was paid by the cities of Grovetown and Harlem for collecting municipal property taxes. Her ...