Duane Rankin’s Week 14 forecast

   November 29, 2012 11:29 pm

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 14. Game of the week: No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1, 7-1 SEC) vs. No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs (11-1, 7-1 SEC), Saturday, 4 p.m., Georgia Dome, Atlanta, WSEE (CBS). Pregame rant: Some would say this is the national championship game. The winner will likely be…

Duane Rankin’s Week 9 recap

   October 30, 2012 7:46 pm

Let’s recap Week 9 shall we? Game of the week: No. 5 Notre Dame at No. 8 Oklahoma Final score: Irish 30, Sooners 13 Pregame rant: This is the Irish’s toughest test yet. Oklahoma’s lone loss was to No. 4 Kansas State, which has risen to the top of the Big 12. It’s a classic…

Duane Rankin’s Week 9 forecast

   October 22, 2012 11:56 pm

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 9. Game of the week: No. 5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-0) at No. 8 Oklahoma Sooners (5-1, 3-1 Big 12), Saturday, 8 p.m., WJET (ABC) Pregame rant: This is the Irish’s toughest test yet. Oklahoma’s lone loss was to No. 4 Kansas State, which…

Duane Rankin’s Week 8 recap

   October 22, 2012 10:14 pm

Let’s recap Week 8, shall we? Game of the week: No. 9 South Carolina at No. 3 Florida Final score: Gators 44, Gamecocks 11 Pregame rant: Despite losing to LSU, South Carolina can still find itself in the SEC title game, but must beat the Gators to do so. To see Steve Spurrier go back…

Duane Rankin’s Week 5 recap…

   October 1, 2012 7:26 pm

Let’s us recap Week 5, shall we? Game of the week: No. 14 Ohio State at No. 20 Michigan State Final score: Buckeyes 17, Spartans 16 Pregame rant: First road of the season won’t be an easy one for the Buckeyes in their Big Ten opener. How well sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller handles this will…

Duane Rankin’s Week 4 forecast

   September 17, 2012 9:58 pm

Here are three games worth watching in Week 4. Game of the week: No. 10 Clemson Tigers (3-0,0-0 ACC) at No. 4 Florida State Seminoles (3-0, 1-0 ACC), Saturday, 8 p.m. WJET (ABC). Pregame rant: So much talent on both teams here, but if the Seminoles are a national title contender, they’ll handle the Tigers….

Duane Rankin’s Week 1 recap, Week 2 forecast

   September 4, 2012 9:19 pm

Let us recap Week 1, shall we? Game of the week: No. 24 Boise State Broncos at No. 13 Michigan State Spartans Final score: Spartans 17, Broncos 13. Pregame rant: Since stunning Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, the Broncos have been giant killers. They’ve recently had signature victories against Texas Christian (2010 Fiesta Bowl),…

Malcolm Willis makes no excuses for loss in 2012 season opener

   September 2, 2012 2:39 am

Penn State safety Malcolm Willis answered questions following a 24-14 loss to Ohio at Beaver Stadium on Satuday afternoon. The Nittany Lions were up 14-3 at halftime in their season opener but gave up 21 unanswered points in the second half to lose to the Mid-American Conference school for the first time in six games…

Bill O’Brien takes blame for Penn State’s 24-14 loss to Ohio

   September 2, 2012 2:29 am

First-year head coach Bill O’Brien fielded questions from the media after the Nittany Lions lost their 2012 season opener, 24-14, to Ohio at Beaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Replacing the late Joe Paterno, O’Brien constantly blamed himself for not doing a good enough job. </object

Penn State enters Beaver Stadium with names on jerseys

   September 2, 2012 2:00 am

Erie Times-News sports reporter Duane Rankin takes you right up to the moment Penn State entered Beaver Stadium with its first-year coach Bill O’Brien for the 2012 season opener. Check out ESPN reporter Mark Schwartz filming it. Penn State wound up losing to Ohio, 24-14, Saturday afternoon.