| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:18 PM
One of the unforeseen perks of the maligned Bowl Championship Series was the annual major-bowl quest of the mid-major.
Will the last year of the BCS mean the last year of the underdog?
Not necessarily, but the new College Football Playoff in two years...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Playing quarterback is tough enough without having a sports hernia that causes your body to jackknife with every nose tickle.
Derek Carr suffered quietly, but his 2012 season was nothing to sneeze at. He led Fresno State to its first share of a...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:47 PM
Let's end the argument over whether Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has the right to act like any other college student who also happens to have won the Heisman Trophy as a freshman.
Of course he does.
Johnny got into a bar fight and was caught...
| Jun 21, 2012
Every year around this time, a few notable lines from a few notable commencement speeches start insinuating themselves into the canon of "words to live by." Recent favorites include Steve Jobs' 2005 speech at Stanford ("Your time is limited, so don't...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 5:25 PM
The Ohio State Buckeyes finished 12-0 last season, but the off-season felt more like 6-6 with only a 50% chance of reign.
No undefeated program got more imperfect faster.
Urban Meyer is still on honeymoon in Columbus, but outside city limits was a...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Crimson Tide fans, book your vacation plans to sunny California.
If that line sounds familiar, it's because I wrote it Oct. 12, 2012 — in a blog post after the Southeastern Conference released its 2013 schedule.
It was weird not knowing then...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Stanford has been No. 1 in invention, research, sunsets, marching bands (most despised) and several sports that are played in a pool.
But come on, seriously, football?
Think about it: Less than six years ago, Stanford was a 41-point underdog at USC...
| Jul 13, 2013
Pitcher Phil Bickford from Westlake Village Oaks Christian High, who was chosen No. 10 overall in the Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, failed to reach agreement before Friday's signing deadline and will enroll at Cal State Fullerton....
| Jul 21, 2013
| 6:47 PM
No matter the heat and no matter the challenges ahead, high school football practice officially begins Monday for City Section schools that have zero-week games Aug. 30.
There should be lots of excitement, particularly for teams that have dreams of...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:09 PM
With showdown games looming against Corona Centennial and Ventura St. Bonaventure in the coming weeks, No. 8-ranked Mission Hills Alemany needed to show on Friday night that it belonged among Southern California's elite football teams.
| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:22 PM
The Bowl Championship Series has been ripped, ridiculed ravaged and pilloried — and that's by the people who like it.
The people who don't have treated it like a demon child.
No one has ever called the BCS boring.
The 16th and last season of...