| Nov 29, 2009
At the end of a long, brutal fight, Pete Carroll extended an olive branch.
Rick Neuheisel poked him with it.
In the final seconds of a game that had already been decided, Pete Carroll made a common gesture to save players while allowing UCLA to save...
| Jan 17, 2010
For now, we've been spared. But certainly we're not immune.
Given the farce that is this college football offseason, would anyone be surprised if Mike London took the Buffalo Bills job before coaching a game at Virginia?
Or if Virginia Tech's Frank...
| Jan 28, 2010
| 11:07 PM
There's a storm a-brewin' on the recruiting front and it doesn't look like it's going to let up until the middle of next week.
If Doppler radar could track college football prospects, the areas of Orange, Alachua and Leon counties would be lit up as...
| Jul 16, 2010
| 11:26 AM
Tampa Plant's James Wilder Jr. knew things were going to get a bit hectic with him being one of the nation's top college football recruits for the class of 2011.
But hectic turned to crazy earlier this week, when a faux e-mail address -- jwild35@yahoo....
| Jul 21, 2010
In the newspaper business, when editors are asked what kinds of stories they want to go after, there's a popular two-word answer. The first word is "holy" and the second word is unprintable.
Well, friends, my Times colleagues Ruben Vives and Jeff...
| Aug 29, 2010
Steve Franklin, a middle school teacher in L.A. Unified, had some issues with The Times series on teacher evaluations, so he fired off a letter to the editor. It read, in part:
"When somebody can prove that high test scores produce good citizens,...
| Sep 11, 2010
| 4:59 PM
LOS ANGELES — Whether Colonial Williamsburg, Boston's Freedom Trail or Washington's monuments, tracing the steps of patriots, presidents and pioneers never ceases to inspire.
Same holds for iconic sports arenas. Among those of us who revel in the...
| Dec 5, 2009
Warren Christopher sounds so, well, diplomatic. The former secretary of State sometimes prefaces his observations with "it seems" and "I think" -- as considerations rather than pronouncements.
This is a man who has been at the fulcrum of the world's...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 4:48 PM
Notre Dame and the ACC talked in 2003, and their discussions ended amicably and predictably — the school passed on all-sports membership in the name of its storied football independence.
Eight years later, in the wake of radical conference...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 9:35 PM
Over the years, whenever one of my Penn State friends would chortle with delight when a USC or Miami or Ohio State would get slapped with NCAA sanctions, I would respond with, "Penn State isn't any cleaner than anybody else … they just cover up...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 3:05 PM
The video game is 40.
Its exact birthday is arguable. Cultural historians likely would date its origins further back, roughly a decade or two; prototypes of arcade games flourished in university computer labs in the 1950s. But “Pong,” the...
| Mar 25, 2013
When Timothy Simmons decided to let his hair grow into locks in 2005, he did so out of pride for his African-American culture. For years, his reddish-brown hair was well-coiffed and grew until it cascaded down to the middle of his back.
"For me it was a...