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  • Stanford takes season's wins and losses in stride

    Stanford takes season's wins and losses in stride
    Stanford is thrilled to be in the Jan. 1 Rose Bowl and had another fantastic college football season under Coach David Shaw. The Cardinal won its second straight Pac-12 Conference title, will be making its fourth consecutive Bowl Championship Series...
  • Hail to the Spartans, and their trip to the Rose Bowl

    Hail to the Spartans, and their trip to the Rose Bowl
    What a thrill it is to welcome any other Big Ten school to this year's Rose Bowl. Thank you, Michigan State Spartans, for not being Wisconsin. Thanks for your childlike exuberance in advance of the historic 100th game. "They'll get to see some movie...
  • USC's hiring of Coach Steve Sarkisian isn't sexy, but it feels right

    USC's hiring of Coach Steve Sarkisian isn't sexy, but it feels right
    This USC coaching hire is reminiscent of the Bowl Championship Series standings in November — what a difference a play, and a day, makes. Like Auburn beating Georgia two weeks ago on a last-second Hail Mary, the sport's volatility never ceases...
  • Sizing up Steve Sarkisian's hiring, Pat Haden's future at USC

    Sizing up Steve Sarkisian's hiring, Pat Haden's future at USC
    Are you happy? Steve Sarkisian, the loser from the U DUB, the new head coach for USC? When the first loss comes, next year, the boos will ring darkly across the Coliseum. Paul Hovsepian "Ring darkly across the Coliseum." Did you steal that from a...
  • College football's crystal ball is a little cloudy at the moment

    College football's crystal ball is a little cloudy at the moment
    This just in: The man who gets paid to know is suddenly a know-nothing. Blame it on the sinister Bowl Championship Series master plot to faucet-drip the suspense until the last Harris pollster is tracked down at a bar singing his college fight song on a...
  • Weeding them out for the Rose Bowl title game

    Weeding them out for the Rose Bowl title game
    There are 10 unbeaten major-college football teams and a couple potential interlopers trying to cram into the Bowl Championship Series title game at the Rose Bowl. Oregon already got passed in the standings after scoring 62 points in a blowout win....
  • Bruins' reaction to first BCS standings: 12th isn't so bad

    Bruins' reaction to first BCS standings: 12th isn't so bad
    The first Bowl Championship Series standings, announced Sunday, could have been a big moment for UCLA players — except for that 24-10 loss to Stanford on Saturday. UCLA was 12th in the BCS standings. Stanford was sixth. That might have been...
  • The Times' top 25 college football rankings

    The Times' top 25 college football rankings
    We thought Louisville was the team that would go undefeated this season but not have the schedule strength to stay in the title race. Turns out it was Ohio State, which is perpetually stuck in fourth gear until one of the Big Three loses. Our comeback...
  • USC had the means, the opportunity — but where did motive come from?

    USC had the means, the opportunity — but where did motive come from?
    LAS VEGAS — USC deserves something for completing the strangest 10-win season in the history of college football. How about some credit? In the old days 10 wins got you a wire-service trophy and your team picture in the media guide. BOWL...
  • Rose Bowl: Stanford football not looking back at what might have been

    Rose Bowl: Stanford football not looking back at what might have been
    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....
  • For the best in bowls, the subject is Roses

    For the best in bowls, the subject is Roses
    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,...