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  • Virginia heads to Tobacco Road for daunting two-game trip

     Virginia heads to Tobacco Road for daunting two-game trip
    During his three seasons as Washington State's coach, playing two conference games on the road in three days was no big deal for Tony Bennett. It was standard operating procedure. With the Atlantic Coast Conference adding nationally televised Monday...
  • Some routs just don't follow the rules

    Some routs just don't follow the rules
    North Texas visited Oklahoma on opening weekend in 2007 and was clobbered, 79-10. A few days later, sitting in his home office a few blocks from where the wipeout took place, Barry Switzer said North Texas got what it deserved. "They had no game...
  • Government shutdown won't extend to Air Force-Navy contest

    Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games: MORNING Air Force (1-4) at Navy (2-1)...
  • USC football: Su'a Cravens is excited to play at the Coliseum

    USC football: Su'a Cravens is excited to play at the Coliseum
    Su'a Cravens wasted no time making an impression for USC by intercepting a pass in the first quarter of the Trojans' 30-13 victory at Hawaii. Now the freshman safety is looking forward to his first game in the Coliseum. Cravens will start again on...
  • USC falls to Washington State, 10-7

    USC falls to Washington State, 10-7
    USC's streak of 15 consecutive wins in home openers is over. Washington State defeated the Trojans, 10-7, at the Coliseum in what was also a Pac-12 Conference opener. USC was held to less than 10 points for only the fourth time in 143 games. The...
  • USC football: Defense ranks first in several categories

    USC football: Defense ranks first in several categories
    While USC fans booed Lane Kiffin’s play-calling during the Trojans’ 10-7 loss to Washington State, the defense has mostly earned raves. The defense has given up only one touchdown in two games. The Trojans, who play Boston College on...
  • Giving up play-calling reins hard for some coaches

    Giving up play-calling reins hard for some coaches
    Hiring a staff and schmoozing with boosters was not the toughest thing Mike Bellotti had to do after he was hired as head coach at Oregon in 1995. The toughest part was replacing the offensive coordinator, Mike Bellotti. It meant giving up the thing...
  • USC football: Lane Kiffin felt Cody Kessler's confidence building

    USC Coach Lane Kiffin could sense Cody Kessler's confidence building. In his first game as USC's designated starting quarterback, Kessler completed 15 of 17 passes for 237 yards and two touchdowns in the Trojans' 35-7 victory over Boston College. As...
  • Las Vegas Bowl: USC caps 10-win season with rout of Fresno State

    USC finished off a topsy-turvy season on a high note Saturday with a dominating performance in the Las Vegas Bowl by defeating Fresno State, 45-20. Game MVP Cody Kessler passed for 344 yards and a bowl record four touchdowns to lead USC (10-4) to the...
  • When point spreads grow huge, so do the whoppers told by coaches

    The announcement that ESPN would be taking its rollicking GameDay show to North Dakota State this week should have been a tip-off to make weekend getaway plans. The network packages these excursions as wholesome, public service peeks into the...
  • Jim Leyland resigns as Tigers' manager

    Jim Leyland resigns as Tigers' manager
    Jim Leyland announced Monday he is stepping down as manager of the Detroit Tigers after eight seasons that included three division titles and two trips to the World Series. Leyland announced his departure two days after the Tigers were eliminated from...
  • College football: What to watch on TV Saturday

    Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. The Times’ national college football writer handicaps what’s worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday’s menu of games: MORNING No. 3 Ohio State (9-0) at...