| Sep 16, 2013
| 7:07 PM
This could be viewed as the next best thing to another week off for the UCLA football team, giving the Bruins more than two weeks to prepare for the Pac-12 Conference opener at Utah.
Coach Jim Mora might scoff at the thought, and there might be a...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:08 PM
If I make it to Monday I will have covered all 16 national title games in the Bowl Championship Series era.
Someone, please, blow a kazoo.
It's been one crazy ride between Tennessee playing Florida State at the Fiesta Bowl in 1998 and this week's...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Stanford is thrilled to be in the Jan. 1 Rose Bowl and had another fantastic year under David Shaw.
The school won its second straight Pac 12 title, is making its fourth straight BCS bowl appearance and is playing a top-five opponent in Michigan State....
| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:05 PM
The Rose Bowl was born a year before the flight at Kitty Hawk and was still kicking last year as Endeavor crawled through the streets of Los Angeles on the way to its final resting spot.
Between the Rose's first bloom in 1902 and this year's 100th game,...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Does Stanford own the “been there” advantage?
This is the Cardinal’s second straight Rose Bowl trip and fourth consecutive BCS invitation.
Michigan State is playing in its first major bowl in the BCS era.
Trent Murphy, Stanford&...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The flatbed trucks have backed onto the worn grass fields that ring Bulldog Stadium, which can mean only one thing: college football.
It's four days before Fresno State's next game, but preparations have begun. The trucks are packing aluminum frames and...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:31 PM
Arizona State not only owns Los Angeles, it is going to the Pac-12 Conference championship game.
The Sun Devils held on -- barely -- in the fourth quarter Saturday night at the Rose Bowl, defeating UCLA, 38-33.
Arizona State improved to 9-2 overall,...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:35 PM
UCLA opens against Nevada at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night. The Bruins hope their season ends there too — perhaps in the Rose Bowl game. Staff writer Chris Foster examines the story lines:
Under the gun
The Bruins will see some version of...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:19 PM
UCLA is trying to redefine itself.
It used to be that keeping the USC drum major from sticking a toy sword in the Rose Bowl turf constituted a victory over the Trojans.
Leaning on the Pac-12 Conference to remove from its promotional video the clip...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 11:31 AM
There's something missing at the top of this week's college football polls: Alabama.
Auburn's stunning, last-play victory over the two-time defending national champion has reshaped the last week of the season.
Florida State and Ohio State, the last...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Seems pointless at this hour to add my voice to those criticizing Bears coach Marc Trestman for his wimpy, ill-fated decision Sunday to try for a game-winning, 47-yard field goal in overtime when the Bears had the ball second-and-7 at......
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:43 AM
Inconvenient travel and lurking Juarez danger aside, the Sun Bowl is a quality destination for Virginia Tech’s football program and part of a historically difficult postseason lineup for the ACC.
The Hokies’ Dec. 31 encounter with UCLA in El...