Former National College Football/Basketball Columnist for Los Angeles Times

What was your first job as a journalist?

Technically Sports Editor Cal State Fullerton Daily Titan. Received $300 stipend. Then Fullerton Daily News Tribune

Have you ever used a typewriter?

You bet. I started on typewriter at the LA Times back in 1981 shortly before move to computers. Remember glue pots?

How is social media changing news?

By the second....

Rankman sets out to prove he is not a know-it-all

tmgcollegesports.com — You really can learn something new every day, even if the humility index varies dramatically. The spectrum ranges from John Wooden's "it's what you learn after you know it all that counts," to Bob Knight's "I've forgotten more about this F'n game than all you people combined are ever going to know."

Rankman shares a secret about Jim Harbaugh

tmgcollegesports.com — TMG sports has only been in business five days and there's already a confession to make. With Big Ten football media days starting Monday in Chicago, this seems like a good time to make it. The story has been tucked away in my mind since 2006, just waiting for the proper outlet to be told.

Rankman Inc. moving headquarters to new home at TMG College Sports

dufrankman.com — Rankman is VERY excited to announce that today, Monday, July 18, 2016 he is folding his website Dufrankman.com into a new college football venture at TMGcollegesports.com. TMG stands for The Media Guides. College stands for "college" and sports stands for "sports." Rankman is teaming with sportswriters Mark Blaudschun (Boston Globe) and Herb Gould (Chicago...

College football: We’ve never needed you more

tmgcollegesports.com — Retiring from daily print journalism, after 35 years, was surprisingly not difficult. The rub is you never know until you try it. My former colleague, Pulitzer Prize winner, Jim Murray, said writing a column was like riding a tiger-you hold on tight but don't know how to jump off.

Pat Summitt, legendary Tennessee basketball coach, dies at 64

thedailyworld.com — Pat Summitt, the farm girl from Tennessee who overcame self-consciousness and an overbearing father to become one of the greatest basketball coaches of any gender or generation, died Tuesday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, according to a statement from her son, Tyler Summitt. She was 64.

Summitt, winningest coach in D-I history, dies at 64

stltoday.com — Pat Summitt, the farm girl from Tennessee who overcame self-consciousness and an overbearing father to become one of the greatest basketball coaches of any gender or generation, died Tuesday after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, according to a statement from her son, Tyler Summitt. She was 64.

Legendary basketball coach Summitt dies at 64

courier-tribune.com — Pat Summitt, the farm girl from Tennessee who overcame self-consciousness and an overbearing father to become one of the greatest basketball coaches of any gender or generation, died Tuesday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, according to a statement from her son, Tyler Summitt. She was 64.

Pat Summitt remembered as trailblazer, intense competitor

baltimoresun.com — With Pat Summitt's death Tuesday morning at age 64, that is how Briana Hutchen chose to remember her: as the icon whose goodness as a person and greatness as a coach prompted a postgame standing ovation in an opposing gym and a beeline of rival players to approach her and say: "As a little girl, I always wanted to play for Tennessee."

Pat Summitt, legendary Tennessee basketball coach, dies at 64

sacbee.com — Pat Summitt, the farm girl from Tennessee who overcame self-consciousness and an overbearing father to become one of the greatest basketball coaches of any gender or generation, died Tuesday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, according to a statement from her son, Tyler Summitt. She was 64.

Pat Summitt, legendary Tennessee basketball coach, dies at 64

latimes.com — Pat Summitt, the farm girl from Tennessee who overcame self-consciousness and an overbearing father to become one of the greatest basketball coaches of any gender or generation, died Tuesday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, according to a statement from her son , Tyler Summitt. She was 64.
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Jul 30, 2016

Fumbled stat but this won't make it better. Mich 1-7 last 8 v. MSU and 1-11 last 12 v. TOHS @TheMediaGuides  https://twitter.com/UcantBthisDUMB/status/759383688316538880 

Jul 28, 2016

100th @TheMediaGuides subscriber checked in last night and we're mailing off his mug!. He's a Jersey guy, but not THE jersey guy.

Jul 28, 2016

RT @aaron_yost: Gotta love the things @DufRankman digs up for @TheMediaGuides To wit, pay close attention to No. 2: https://t.co/9hufvMQSZG

Jul 28, 2016

Shoot just when I was getting used to 1 p.m. semi kickoffs on NYE weekdays in Pacific Time zone. @TheMediaGuides https://t.co/HNPslhPThE


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