| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Sports memories can be fleeting and easily dissolvable, sort of like cotton candy. The events of 2013 likely won't be remembered in 100 years, but what if we created a sports time capsule, and put in items representing the year in sports? We could bury it...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 6:08 PM
The Bowl Championship Series is sort of like what Mark Twain once said about the weather in New England. If you don’t like it now, just wait a few minutes.
Two weeks ago, Florida State fans were panicked that their No. 3 Seminoles would go...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:05 PM
So much news broke this week it was easy to forget the reason we all get called together each fall: the games.
USC started it by calling a news conference to announce interim coach Ed Orgeron was out and Steve Sarkisian was in as head coach of the...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:29 PM
UCLA plays Colorado at the Rose Bowl on Saturday. Get out the abacus. The Buffaloes have given up 50 or more points in six of 13 Pac-12 games the last two seasons. Staff writer Chris Foster examines the story lines:
Heal thy self
UCLA is coming off...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 11:25 PM
Until the fourth quarter Monday night, USC versus Texas in 2006 was considered the greatest college football game in the 16-year Bowl Championship Series era, maybe ever.
Move over, Trojans and Longhorns, you have company.
Eight years later, on the...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 9:40 PM
USC has not defeated Stanford since 2008, a four-game losing streak that began with the infamous "What's your deal?" blowout at the Coliseum and continued with last season's loss at Stanford Stadium.
Ed Orgeron, the Trojans' interim coach, has been a...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:06 PM
After all the other schools that called over the years and were sent away, it was Washington that finally hooked Chris Petersen.
Petersen will be the Huskies' football coach, making the decision to leave Boise State after eight seasons as the Broncos'...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Any given season can drive you nuts, but this one has shuttle-bused me to an assortment pack of walnuts and cashews.
We're two weeks from Thanksgiving and still no one has satisfactorily explained how USC scored only seven points against Washington...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:48 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. 3 Ohio State (9-0) at...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 8:33 PM
The late-show time slot on Saturday night continues to provide enthralling bedtime stories.
Ah, but what do those games mean anyway?
This weekend, two heart-stoppers only affected the Bowl Championship Series title race plus the Rose and Fiesta bowls....
| Oct 26, 2013
| 10:15 PM
EUGENE, Ore. — So what we know about UCLA is it trailed Stanford by three at the half last week in Palo Alto and, Saturday night, took Oregon into intermission tied at 14-all.
It was so unexpected it brought to mind that famous headline "Harvard...