| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:51 PM
This season's college bowl schedule is reminiscent of how it used to be in the last months of the year in pro golf, or the last five minutes of an NBA rout.
ESPN fills airtime and sells ads, but there is no compelling reason to watch...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:52 PM
This was something new for UCLA, a receiver racing down field and a long pass going to him.
Devin Fuller, who hauled in a 76-yard touchdown pass against Colorado, could feel a difference on the sideline. Fans who booed after the Bruins failed to get a...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 3:22 PM
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Coach Jimbo Fisher says he doesn't really care who the Florida State Seminoles are playing Monday for the BCS national championship.
He contends that the game is no bigger because the No. 1 Seminoles are playing the No. 2...
| 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...
| 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 8, 2013
| 11:09 PM
Things are going to be different for UCLA this bowl season.
And that doesn't just mean the sombrero that Hyundai Sun Bowl officials will place on Coach Jim Mora's head when the team arrives in El Paso on Dec. 26.
UCLA was off to the Holiday Bowl a...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 11:32 PM
BOULDER, Colo. — One unlikely dream scenario for USC ended, but another remained very much alive on Saturday night.
The No. 23 Trojans' 47-29 victory over Colorado at chilly Folsom Field extended their winning streak to five games and increased...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook walked to the Rose Bowl sideline Wednesday, unsure of the greeting he would get from Coach Mark Dantonio.
Stanford had returned a second-quarter interception for a touchdown.
"Coach D was just giving me this look...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 8:34 AM
UCLA Coach Jim Mora will go from Eugene, Ore., to Seattle after Saturday’s game to attend a memorial service for Washington Coach Don James.
James died at his home from the effects of pancreatic cancer on Sunday. He was 80.
Mora, who was a walk-...
| 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...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 7:37 PM
A lot of people hate the Bowl Championship Series, but no conference needs it to go away faster than the Pac-12.
No league has been more tormented by its quartile quirkiness and, at times, outright chicanery.
The BCS would not have been possible...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 5:51 PM
Lane Kiffin was never the long-term solution for USC football.
He was an eleventh-hour poker play in 2010 by former athletic director Mike Garrett, a desperate short-term move to save a program from the NCAA sanctions that were about to be handed down...