Duane Rankin’s Week 14 recap

   December 4, 2012 12:06 am

Let’s recap Week 14, shall we? Game of the week: No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Georgia Final score: Tide 32, Bulldogs 28 Pregame rant: Some would say this is the national championship game. The winner will likely be the favorite to beat Notre Dame in next month’s BCS title game.  Alabama and Georgia are…

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 13 recap

   November 29, 2012 7:11 pm

Let’s recap Week 13, shall we? Game of the week: No. 1 Notre Dame at USC Final score: Irish 22, Trojans 13 Pregame rant: This is pretty simple. The Irish win, they’re playing for a national title. Notre Dame hasn’t won it all since the 1988 season, but hasn’t really contended for one since 1989…

Duane Rankin’s Week 13 forecast

   November 20, 2012 6:42 pm

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 13. Game of the week: No. 1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-0) at USC Trojans (7-4, 5-4 Pac-12), Saturday, 8 p.m., WJET (ABC). Pregame rant: This is pretty simple. The Irish win, they’re playing for a national title. Notre Dame hasn’t won it all since…

Duane Rankin’s Week 12 recap

   November 19, 2012 11:20 pm

Let’s recap Week 12, shall we? Game of the week: No. 14 Stanford at No. 1 Oregon Final score: Cardinal 17, Ducks 14 (OT)

Duane Rankin’s Week 12 forecast

   November 13, 2012 3:15 pm

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 12. Game of the week: No. 14 Stanford Cardinal (8-2, 6-1 Pac-12) at No. 1 Oregon Ducks (10-0, 7-0 Pac-12), Saturday, 8 p.m., WJET (ABC) Pregame rant: The Ducks are No. 1 in both national polls and second in the BCS standings, but all that…

Duane Rankin’s Week 11 recap

   November 13, 2012 12:16 am

Let’s recap Week 11, shall we? Game of the week: No. 15 Texas A&M at No. 1 Alabama Final score: Aggies 29, Tide 24 Pregame rant: Texas A&M has won seven of its last eight games since losing its opener. The Aggies’ two conference losses are to Florida and LSU. Those defeats aside,  Texas A&M…

Duane Rankin’s Week 11 forecast

   November 7, 2012 12:03 am

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 11. Game of the week: No. 15 Texas A&M Aggies (7-2, 4-2 SEC) at No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (9-0, 6-0 SEC), Saturday, 3:30 p.m., WSEE (CBS) Pregame rant: Texas A&M has won seven of its last eight games since losing its opener. The Aggies’…

Duane Rankin’s Week 10 recap

   November 6, 2012 11:58 pm

Let’s recap Week 10, shall we? Game of the week: No. 1 Alabama at No. 5 LSU Final score: Tide 21, Tigers 17 Pregame rant: As good as this game will be, we don’t want to see the Tide and Tigers play in the national title game again. Alabama hasn’t lost since it fell 9-6…

Toran’s advice to Mercyhurst — No need to call Gannon for help

   November 3, 2012 12:16 am

Maleek Toran knows what it feels like to be in Mercyhurst’s shoes. He was a true freshman in 2009 at Edinboro when the Scots needed Gannon to help them get in the NCAA Division II playoffs. In the final regular-season game, the Knights beat Bloomsburg in overtime, 10-7, to open the  door for Edinboro to…