| Mar 9, 2010
| 12:55 AM
It's too bad players are not judged on hard work, determination and fearlessness.
Well, actually, I suppose they are, unless of course they're 5-foot-5 on their tip-toes. Then they are just judged on being 5-foot-5 (* -- or closer to 5-foot-3,...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 13, 2010
| 6:35 AM
Throw Lawrence Taylor out of the Pro Football Hall of Fame! And while we're at it, strip Reggie Bush of his Heisman Trophy and reconsider Brian Cushing as the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year.
It's been quite the week for the Morality Police, and...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:17 PM
The students filtered in.
They smelled of cigarettes and cold. They dropped their backpacks and peeled off their Gore-Tex. Then Lisa Buscani, one of the five instructors who teaches Ethics in Computer Games and Cinema at DePaul University, after...