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’s Super Duper Ranking\comments, Week 5

tmgcollegesports.com — This is the week where idioms and cliches convene for the annual lazy-language convention. Where push comes to shove, rubber meets the road, wheat gets separated from chaff, only the strong survive, jigs are up, the going gets tough, men are separated from boys, the fat lady sings, you can't keep a good man down, feet are put to the fire and don't it make your brown eyes blue?

SEC Outsider: LSU makes right move in “interim” Orgeron-now good luck trying to get rid of him

tmgcollegesports.com — Louisiana State named Ed Orgeron as interim coach on Sunday and posted a picture of him on its website. His mouth was wide open, it looked like an "O," which is also his nickname. He goes by others, one of which is "Mad Man."

Pac Tracks: Rankman ranks league’s coaches so far, from first to Helfrich and\or Helton

tmgcollegesports.com — The latest Pac 12 coaches' ratings, released Monday, likely had many people questioning the sanity of the author. Who released these ratings? Me. There is a lot of discussion these days about coaches and just how much they mean to success. The answer is: everything. Some Pac 12 coaches are doing better than others.

Reflections on a long, hard Sunday in Sports

tmgcollegesports.com — Sunday shook me sideways and I know I wasn't alone. If it didn't make you wonder, I'd wonder what was wrong with you. If it didn't make you cry, you may need new tear ducts. If it didn't make you think, I wouldn't know what to think of you.

Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies at 87 | Fresno Bee

fresnobee.com — The son of a Pennsylvania golf-course greens keeper, Arnold Palmer slashed his way through what had been a rich man's sport with an ungainly, corkscrew swing once likened to wrestling a snake. He captivated golf audiences in the late 1950s and early 1960s, combining movie-star magnetism, devil-may-care swagger and an instinct for the nascent power of television to become golf's first international corporate icon.

Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies at 87 | The Telegraph

macon.com — The son of a Pennsylvania golf-course greens keeper, Arnold Palmer slashed his way through what had been a rich man's sport with an ungainly, corkscrew swing once likened to wrestling a snake. He captivated golf audiences in the late 1950s and early 1960s, combining movie-star magnetism, devil-may-care swagger and an instinct for the nascent power of television to become golf's first international corporate icon.

Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies at 87 | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

ledger-enquirer.com — The son of a Pennsylvania golf-course greens keeper, Arnold Palmer slashed his way through what had been a rich man's sport with an ungainly, corkscrew swing once likened to wrestling a snake. He captivated golf audiences in the late 1950s and early 1960s, combining movie-star magnetism, devil-may-care swagger and an instinct for the nascent power of television to become golf's first international corporate icon.

Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies at 87 | The Herald

heraldonline.com — The son of a Pennsylvania golf-course greens keeper, Arnold Palmer slashed his way through what had been a rich man's sport with an ungainly, corkscrew swing once likened to wrestling a snake. He captivated golf audiences in the late 1950s and early 1960s, combining movie-star magnetism, devil-may-care swagger and an instinct for the nascent power of television to become golf's first international corporate icon.

Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies at 87 | The State

thestate.com — The son of a Pennsylvania golf-course greens keeper, Arnold Palmer slashed his way through what had been a rich man's sport with an ungainly, corkscrew swing once likened to wrestling a snake. He captivated golf audiences in the late 1950s and early 1960s, combining movie-star magnetism, devil-may-care swagger and an instinct for the nascent power of television to become golf's first international corporate icon.

Arnold Palmer dies at 87; golfer captivated fans with homemade swing and revolutionized sports marketing

latimes.com — Arnold Palmer, the son of a Pennsylvania golf-course greens keeper who combined movie-star magnetism, go-for-broke daring and the nascent power of television to become a seven-time professional major tournament champion and the sport's first international corporate icon, died Sunday. The United States Golf Assn.
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Sep 29, 2016

As I told ND Club of OC you either got to shell big $$ or identify next young star. ND had Urban Meyer on staff but then...

Sep 29, 2016

Of course neither @HerbGould or myself is trying to fire Brian Kelly. But you need names just in case he fires himself. #Domers

Sep 29, 2016

RT @NeillWoelk: Where college grid guru @DufRankman ranks CU’s MacIntyre among Pac-12 coaches so far this year.  http://bit.ly/2dGFwvq 

Sep 28, 2016

Rankman spoke to ND club in OC that included unhappy booster Bill Dwyre. I said "We're all 1-3 right now. We're a 1-3 luncheon." https://t.co/6Z1LdMHwZ1


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