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 10 forecast

   October 30, 2012 10:10 pm

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 10. Game of the week: No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 SEC) at No. 5 LSU Tigers (7-1, 3-1 SEC), Saturday, 8 p.m., WSEE (CBS). Pregame rant: As good as this game will be, we don’t want to see the Tide and Tigers play…

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 7 recap

   October 15, 2012 6:56 pm

Let’s recap Week 7, shall we? Game of the week: No. 17 Stanford at No. 7 Notre Dame Final score: Irish 20, Cardinal 13 (OT) Pregame rant: The Irish have an offensive-minded coach in Brian Kelly, but have relied on their defense to win games. Allowing 7.78 points a game, Notre Dame is second only…

Duane Rankin’s Week 7 forecast

   October 9, 2012 10:52 am

Here are three games worth watching in Week 7. Game of the week: No. 17 Stanford Cardinal (4-1, 2-1 Pac-12) at No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, (5-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m., WICU (NBC). Pregame rant: The Irish have an offensive-minded coach in Brian Kelly, but have relied on their defense to win games. Allowing 7.78…

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 3 recap

   September 17, 2012 7:12 pm

Let us recap Week 3, shall we? Game of the week: No. 2 USC at No. 21 Stanford Final score: Cardinal 21, Trojans 14. Pregame rant: The Cardinal want to prove they’ve been more than Andrew Luck, but they’re going to need a lot of luck to get past the Trojans. Barkley has 10 touchdown…

Duane Rankin’s Week 2 recap, Week 3 forecast

   September 12, 2012 12:05 am

Let us recap Week 2, shall we? Game of the week: No. 7 Georgia at Missouri Final score: Bulldogs 41, Tigers 20 Pregame rant: Sheldon Richardson set it off by describing Georgia as playing “old-man football” following the Bulldogs’ 45-23 win against Buffalo. “I watched that game. I turned it off, too,” said Richardson in…

McBride talks family, Final Four and future

   May 11, 2012 11:19 pm

Erie Times-News sports reporter Duane Rankin caught up with Notre Dame sophomore Kayla McBride at the Erie Spring Classic AAU basketball tournament Friday at Gannon University. The former Villa Maria Academy star talked about her AAU playing days, playing in the 2012 Final Four and the future of Notre Dame basketball.