| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Of the top two teams in the final regular-season ranking, one almost got left out of the preseason rating and the other didn't win a Southeastern Conference game last season. Who said picking champions was easy? Rankman's preseason top two, Stanford and...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:41 PM
Stanford is one of the most physical teams in college football, boasting a deep and stout offensive line and an aggressive defensive front.
So USC players are eager to prove they can go toe to toe with the fifth-ranked Cardinal in Saturday's Pac-12...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 10:09 PM
The text messages and voice mails started blowing up on Ed Orgeron's phone soon after USC upset Stanford.
Former Trojans coach Pete Carroll and others from the Seattle Seahawks staff sent congratulations. So did former Miami players such as Warren...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 9:40 PM
USC has not defeated Stanford since 2008, a four-game losing streak that began with the infamous "What's your deal?" blowout at the Coliseum and continued with last season's loss at Stanford Stadium.
Ed Orgeron, the Trojans' interim coach, has been a...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 9:42 PM
In each of the last four seasons, Utah State has moved closer to upsetting opponents from Bowl Championship Series conferences.
In 2009, Texas A&M defeated the visiting Aggies by eight points. The next year, Oklahoma won by seven. And in 2011, Auburn...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Ask Ohio State linebacker and South Florida native Ryan Shazier to summarize his college career, and you'll be met with a laugh.
Coming out of Plantation High, Shazier planned on one day playing for coach Urban Meyer in a BCS game. He's excited for that...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Is Tim Tebow's playing career over? It looks that way after it was announced Tuesday that he had been hired by the SEC Network as an analyst for its "SEC Nation" show,
The SEC Network is owned by ESPN.
"I am so excited that ESPN has given me this...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:34 PM
The NCAA has made it clear it isn't giving football scholarships back to USC, or presenting Matt Barkley with an honorary Rose Bowl participation plaque.
Being the NCAA means never having to say you're sorry. The governing body of college athletics...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:37 AM
It appears sportsbooks have little respect for UCF.
Many casinos and offshore sportsbooks haven’t yet announced betting lines for bowl games, but at least one has established UCF as a 17.5-point underdog against Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl....
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: I can understand why you don't read your own lousy newspaper, but USC is ranked No. 25 [by the Associated Press]. Don't worry, we will never accuse you of being a homer.
I realize it is old news, but your sports...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Forget college football's phony BCS system. Oak Park has had its own little playoff-like run the last two weeks, knocking off a pair of unbeaten teams, Nordhoff and Bishop Diego, and now the Eagles are expected to climb to No. 1 in the Northwest Division...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 7:50 PM
More than 1,000 UCLA basketball fans showed up at Pauley Pavilion on Sunday afternoon to receive a sneak peek at this year's Bruins team going through a full practice under the direction of first-year Coach Steve Alford.
Zach LaVine, a 6-foot-5 freshman...