| 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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:13 AM
For decades, high school sports programs in Southern California relied on a simple formula: teenagers in the neighborhood would show up as freshmen or sophomores, try out for a team and stick together through graduation, succeeding or failing with...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:15 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 23, 2013
| 10:20 PM
Central Florida rose from unranked commuter school in Orlando to No. 15, Clemson got dropped like a hot Howard's Rock and Stanford used a tremendous one-handed catch from Kodi Whitfield to get back in the national title chase. Professor Condi Rice was...