| 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 27, 2013
| 12:44 PM
It took the NCAA years to investigate and rule on USC's case involving Reggie Bush.
The NCAA required less than a day to rule on USC's latest appeal to modify the sanctions handed down in the case.
A day after USC Athletic Director Pat Haden met...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden were legends and friends and headed for train-wreck finishes. There was no easy way to extricate themselves from the Penn State and Florida State kingdoms they ruled, so both men decided to hold on until fate intervened....
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:36 PM
I don't know who's the bigger crybaby, you or Pat Haden. The bottom line is this: Southern Cal cheated. They got caught. Take your punishment like a man.
Glenn M. Langdon
Haden is definitely the older crybaby, but I'm not sure I get...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:49 PM
USC's plan was simple: Give the ball to Silas Redd.
Last Thursday against Arizona, the Trojans were backed up to their four-yard line with a seven-point lead and just over four minutes remaining.
Offensive coordinator Clay Helton was calling plays for...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:57 PM
USC needs to answer two fundamental questions as it searches for a new football coach.
Question 1: Should it fall for the sentimental "That old gang of mine" yarn that only a former Trojan like Jack Del Rio or Jeff Fisher can come in and fix this mess?...
| 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...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:53 PM
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:
No. 18 Louisville (6-1) at South Florida (2-...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:35 PM
A week of lopsided matchups produced the anomaly of no schools dropping in, or out, of the rankings. Rankman could only rearrange the flowers in his vase and subtly chide-slide Michigan for flirting with losses in consecutive games. The bottom could...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 11:18 AM
A rare 18-foot oarfish that was found dead off Catalina Island has been dissected and will be split between several universities for research.
The serpent-like fish, among the largest reported in nearly 20 years, was spotted by a snorkeler in about 20...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 8:23 PM
The score was so one-sided it looked like a paycheck game for homecoming.
The winning school totaled 614 yards to the losing team's 234 and won the first-down battle, 33-9.
So was this No.1 Alabama against winless Georgia State?
Actually, it was No....