| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:36 PM
Returning a punt for 70 yards against New Mexico State? No problem for UCLA running back Steven Manfro.
"I just saw a little crease and I hit it," the 5-foot-9, 189-pound redshirt sophomore said.
Catching a pass for the Bruins' second touchdown...
| Oct 5, 2013
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: In a parking lot? Why there? Seems a bit harsh.
Twitter: @The SaintMunich
Answer: I still can't get that puzzling piece out of my head. Why wouldn't nice-guy Pat Haden not even allow Lane Kiffin on the bus back to...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:03 PM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Even if they didn't have any other reason, USC and Notre Dame should play football every year just so we can tell John McKay stories.
He coached the Trojans from 1960-75 and you don't need a record book to know he was...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:56 PM
As the old TV series used to say, there are a million stories in the naked city. We'll touch on each in just a few sentences.
• Ben Howland coaches UCLA to a regular season Pac-12 basketball title and gets punked by Bruins brass. Vinny...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:26 PM
There is perhaps no better metaphor for the painful relationship between patients and our for-profit healthcare system than the fact that Anthem Blue Cross thinks you don't need anesthesia for a colonoscopy.
It's not "medically necessary," the insurer...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:22 PM
You prepare for a season with flash cards: The nickname of Texas State is….?
You purchase the best college football magazines, re-read "Death to the BCS," and hang on every one of Kirk Herbstreit's words.
There are still things you...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:01 PM
A hundred years ago, California yanked a water-engineering wonder out of a desert, so why can't we conjure a thoughtful ink-and-paper magazine out of the era of digital publishing? The watery miracle worker was William Mulholland, whose spectacular and...
| 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....
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Big-foot conferences and the NCAA bank hundreds of millions annually in television revenue. Coaches, commissioners and athletic directors reside in Rocky Mountain-high tax brackets. Jerseys and video games jump from the shelves.
Meanwhile, the linchpins...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 1:48 AM
TEMPE, Ariz. – Like many others before them, USC’s football Trojans traveled to the desert Saturday night in hopes of finding themselves.
They are still hopelessly, haplessly lost.
It was their first game in a truly hostile environment, ...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:36 PM
The college application essay was the tipoff. It was beautifully written but painfully rendered; a high school student's story of her family's tumble from middle-class stability into homelessness and addiction.
It helped Danielle Stone earn a spot at...