| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:44 PM
UCLA is where it belongs in the Pac-12, for now.
A two-game audition, losing to No. 2 Oregon and No. 6 Stanford, showed the Bruins were not quite ready to strut across the big stage. It's what they do moving forward that will decide whether they...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 9:20 PM
ATLANTA -- Christion Jones became the first Alabama player since at least the 1940s to have two returns for touchdowns, Vinnie Sunseri brought back an interception for another TD, and the top-ranked Crimson Tide overcame a sluggish offensive performance...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:03 PM
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott and his coffee-addled band of football coaches made their final whistle stop in Los Angeles on Friday after an exhaustive East Coast publicity tour that included everything but a round-table sit-down with Charlie Rose....
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:12 PM
A weird thing happened last weekend to 10 proud bowl teams that went a combined 94-37 in 2012: They all lost.
This is bounce-back (or else?) Saturday for Virginia Tech, Kansas State, Texas Christian, Brigham Young, Boise State, San Diego State, Georgia,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:17 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: I hope you and the media start a campaign to stop the NCAA scheduling these massacre football games. It is a scam, a sham and a shame. . . . Urban Meyer has the guts leading, 55-0, to go for it on fourth and six? He...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 5:57 PM
The Pac-12 continued its (Eastern) time-honored tradition of playing host to some of the most compelling football ever played after midnight in Altoona.
Anybody can roll out great games on CBS in broad daylight, but the Pac-12 excels at impasses with...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Five things to watch this week in college football:
1: Alabama can't meet Oregon until the Bowl Championship Series title game, but we can draw a common-opponent comparison when Tennessee visits Tuscaloosa next week. Oregon dismantled Tennessee, 59-14,...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 10:32 PM
A nearby swim stadium is under construction, so USC players and coaches are accustomed to hearing heavy machinery during practice at Brian Kennedy-Howard Jones Field.
But on Monday, interim Coach Ed Orgeron introduced the Trojans to something new....
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:25 PM
A year ago, USC was the preseason toast of college football, a program with the sport's most experienced quarterback and expectations of winning a national title.
It's a different scenario heading into Saturday's first training camp practice....
| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Brad Otton knows what it feels like to alternate at quarterback for USC.
Nearly two decades ago, Otton and Kyle Wachholtz went through much of the 1995 season rotating every quarter.
Neither quarterback was particularly happy with the arrangement, but...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:35 PM
Clancy Pendergast nearly lost his voice.
Two days into USC's training camp, the new defensive coordinator was speaking with a distinct rasp.
"Just talking to a lot of different guys," Pendergast said after practice Sunday. "It's an active voice, I...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 10:20 PM
USC safeties Dion Bailey and Su'a Cravens came up with key fourth-quarter interceptions Saturday in USC's 20-17 upset victory over fifth-ranked Stanford at the sold-out Coliseum.
Bailey, a junior, picked off a pass by Cardinal quarterback Kevin Hogan...