| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:05 AM
With the rich girls' high school volleyball tradition at our local schools, it is always exciting to follow these players as they continue to play through their college years. Since the late 1970s through today, the number of local college players has...
| Nov 16, 2013
Adding to the mysteries in your column is Rankman slotting in USC as No. 25. If a 7-3 Notre Dame team that beat No. 14 Michigan State and No. 22 Arizona State doesn't deserve to be ranked (and they don't), then how can a 7-3 USC team that lost to Notre...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Attention all impersonators of Woody Hayes: Don't get all bent out of Buckeye shape with this week's order change. Just let things play out. Baylor moves ahead of Ohio State for now because that's exactly what will happen in the next Bowl Championship...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 8:47 PM
The college football season is winding down and the focus on the Bowl Championship Series rankings are at the top four undefeated teams. Here is a look how the top 10 teams fared Saturday.
1. Alabama 49, Chattanooga 0
The Buzz: AJ McCarron threw...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 6:02 PM
With much of the drama gone surrounding the top two teams in this week’s Bowl Championship Series rankings, the biggest questions involved just who would follow suit.
Despite suffering from conference envy, Ohio State finds itself one step...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 7:00 PM
BERKELEY — University of California football fans are lucky in the sense there is no more beautiful venue to get ear-holed than Memorial Stadium.
After all, you could be lousy and freezing.
Losing always goes down easier with a view of San...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 3:45 PM
All the usual good-game indicators went out the window for California at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
The Golden Bears ran nearly 100 plays without a turnover, had 483 total yards, and held a time-of-possession edge over USC of more than 11 minutes....
| Nov 8, 2013
| 8:06 PM
BERKELEY — Ed Orgeron does not have fond memories of Memorial Stadium.
The last time he visited, 10 years ago, Orgeron was the defensive line coach for a third-ranked USC team that spotted California a 14-point halftime lead before losing to the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:43 PM
USC is riding high after upsetting Oregon State, but the Trojans would be wise not to look past struggling California. Staff writer Gary Klein examines the story lines:
Back in Strawberry Canyon
USC has not played at Memorial Stadium since 2009,...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:45 PM
Ed Orgeron happily rocked the world of USC players when he returned desserts to the training table after taking over as the Trojans' interim coach.
On Monday, Orgeron again played the food card.
During USC's team meeting, he treated the Trojans to...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 8:33 PM
The late-show time slot on Saturday night continues to provide enthralling bedtime stories.
Ah, but what do those games mean anyway?
This weekend, two heart-stoppers only affected the Bowl Championship Series title race plus the Rose and Fiesta bowls....
| Sep 28, 2013
| 10:30 PM
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Zach Pulkinen booted a 37-yard field goal with 48 seconds left in regulation to lift Bemidji State to a come-from-behind 41-40 victory over Southwest Minnesota State.
Bemidji State rallied from a 37-26 fourth quarter deficit to earn...