Ralph D. Russo, The Morning Journal

Ralph D. Russo

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Past articles by Ralph:

Rashada case in Florida highlights issues in NIL, recruiting

Broken promises and unrealistic expectations have been part of college football recruiting for as long as coaches have been pitching their programs in living rooms across America. → Read More

Ohio State is No. 5 in second-to-last CFP rankings behind USC

Ohio State was No. 5 in the second-to-last College Football Playoff rankings, positioned to possibly take advantage if one of the top four slips up on championship weekend. → Read More

Hold steady: Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan, TCU remain CFP top 4

Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan and TCU held on to the top four spots in the College Football Playoff rankings, with Tennessee at No. 5 and LSU at No. 6. → Read More

Buckeyes, Tide on title game paths | Associated Press midseason college football analysis

The first half of the college football season has been defined by coaching changes, downtrodden programs finding success and several traditional powers hitting the skids. → Read More

Georgia moves up to No. 2 in AP Top 25, passing Ohio State

Georgia moved up to No. 2 in the first Associated Press college football poll of the regular season, passing Ohio State, after the defending national champions dominated their opener. → Read More

No. 2 Ohio State wears down No. 5 Notre Dame, 21-10

With its vaunted offense bogged down, No. 2 Ohio State leaned on its revamped defense in a top-five opener against a former Buckeye that tested its toughness. → Read More

Ohio State will reign over Alabama in 2022

Sometimes a prediction can feel right even though it ends up wrong. And vice versa. → Read More

No. 1 Alabama tops preseason AP Top 25; Ohio State, Georgia next

With two of the best players in the country leading the way – and a championship game loss as motivation – Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll for t… → Read More

Source: USC, UCLA in process of joining Big Ten

UCLA and Southern California are planning to leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten Conference in a surprising move that could lead to another major realignment of college sports. → Read More

CFP talks stall, dimming hopes of expansion before 2026

College Football Playoff expansion talks remain stalled and the possibility of implementing a new format by the 2024 season dimmed Monday after three days of meetings failed to produce an agreement… → Read More

Heisman Trophy finalists: Young, Hutchinson, Pickett, Stroud

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett and Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud were announced Monday as finalists for the Heis… → Read More

Historic playoff: Alabama vs. Cincinnati, Michigan vs. Georgia

Cincinnati has broken college football’s glass ceiling. → Read More

CFP: Cincinnati belongs; Alabama proves doubters wrong

Cincinnati proved it belonged, Alabama showed it should never be doubted and Jim Harbaugh finally delivered Michigan fans the season they have been craving. → Read More

LSU hires Kelly away from Notre Dame to be Tigers next coach

LSU is hiring Brian Kelly away from Notre Dame, a stunning move by one of the most accomplished coaches in college football jumping from the sport’s most storied program to an Southeastern Co… → Read More

College football: Harbaugh’s breakthrough against Ohio State; Harsin’s miscue

Jim Harbaugh has always been a good coach. Now he’s a good coach who has finally beaten Ohio State. → Read More

Cincinnati moves into College Football Playoff position; Ohio State is No. 2

Cincinnati moved into position to make the College Football Playoff on Tuesday night, climbing a spot to fourth behind Georgia, Ohio State and Alabama. → Read More

What is the value of a rivalry game?

The rivalry game is in many ways the purest form of college football. → Read More

AP Top 25: Alabama jumps Cincinnati to No. 2; Oklahoma falls to 12th

Alabama jumped Cincinnati to No. 2 behind Georgia in The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday and Oklahoma dropped eight spots to No. 12 after losing for the first time this season. → Read More

Ohio State moves into CFP position; Cincinnati fifth in rankings

No. 3 Oregon, No. 4 Ohio State and No. 5 Cincinnati all moved up one spot behind No. 1 Georgia and No. 2 Alabama in the second College Football Playoff rankings. → Read More

NCAA rewrites constitution, sets stage for transformation

The NCAA is setting the stage for a dramatic restructuring of college sports that will give each of its three divisions the power to govern itself. → Read More