| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Stanford proved last season that it did not need star quarterback Andrew Luck to continue as a consistent national power.
The Cardinal got a boost from the play of Kevin Hogan, who passed for nine touchdowns, with three interceptions, after...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 8:51 PM
Heading to his favorite local eatery, Quaker Steak, to hang out with his Wisconsin teammates takes Montee Ball a little longer these days.
Instead of the short, direct path from his apartment, Ball opts for a longer walk that circumvents the site of...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:43 PM
It sounds strange but this could be the last chance any outsider has to take down the Southeastern Conference, winners of seven straight national titles and heavily favored to make it eight.
Next season, when the playoff replaces the Bowl Championship...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 4:51 PM
The Rose Bowl celebrates its 100th game this season and it only seems as if Wisconsin has been in all of them.
The Badgers have actually appeared in only eight but have infiltrated the last three, all defeats.
It would be unkind to suggest folks are...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Thirty years ago (1983) Stanford and Northwestern put their brainy football heads together to go a combined 3-19.
And no one blinked, cared, or was the least bit surprised, because mediocrity then was considered the price to be paid for academic...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 3:36 PM
This ranking may be more intuitive hunch than it is rooted in statistical study.
The way I see it, Halley's comet comes around every 75 or 76 years and Texas football comes around every four.
Texas has appeared in the Bowl Championship Series title...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:53 PM
If you don't like Mike Riley you don't like ice cream or dogs. The man who could have been USC's coach at least once has comfortably settled into Corvallis, Ore.
He is 60 now and the Pac-12's longest tenured coach entering his 13th year.
| Aug 11, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Todd Graham enters his second year in Tempe and the most exciting news is that he's still there.
OK, that was last year's joke after Graham abruptly left Pittsburgh after one season to take the Arizona State job.
Graham got to town with a shaky...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Headline writers can cease and desist. Reporters should dial it down a notch. Cliche-leaning bloggers need to give this a rest.
Barr none, Barr code, raising the Barr ...
UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr has heard them all. Pun is fun, folks, but move on....
| Jan 6, 2013
"The wait was worth it," Tribune reporter David Condon wrote about the 1973 Sugar Bowl. "It was one of the greatest games ever played in college football."
Ara Parseghian vs. Paul "Bear" Bryant. North vs. South. Baptists vs. Catholics. Unbeaten vs....
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Success on the high school swimming scene came quicker than expected for Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s Kirsten Vose.
An impressive freshman season highlighted by a runner-up finish in the 100-yard breaststroke at the 2012 CIF Southern Section...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 4:32 PM
College football bowl games 2012-13 TV schedule begins with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl Dec. 15 and ends with the BCS National Championship Jan. 7. The Gildan New Mexico Bowl between Nevada and Arizona Dec. 15 at 1pm ET on ESPN won’t be the most...