| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:33 PM
UCLA did what it needed to do at the Rose Bowl on Friday night: Beat Washington for the eighth consecutive time in Pasadena.
The Bruins won, 41-31, getting their first five touchdowns from players who usually star on defense.
Linebacker Myles Jack...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 9:12 PM
Big call by interim Coach Ed Orgeron. Big catch by hobbled Marqise Lee. Huge field goal by much-maligned USC kicker Andre Heidari.
All of that in the final seconds, before a sellout crowd of 93,607 at the Coliseum, equaled a 20-17 victory for USC over...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 11:44 AM
If you missed the end of Wisconsin at Arizona State late Saturday night (Sunday morning in the east), you missed a bizarre finish and yet another raging controversy involving Pac-12 officials.
Arizona State won the game, 32-30, and that outcome won&...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:31 PM
Arizona State not only owns Los Angeles, it is going to the Pac-12 Conference championship game.
The Sun Devils held on -- barely -- in the fourth quarter Saturday night at the Rose Bowl, defeating UCLA, 38-33.
Arizona State improved to 9-2 overall,...
| 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 11, 2013
| 9:16 PM
It was a strange night for UCLA linebackers.
Senior Anthony Barr couldn't get on the stat sheet against Arizona on Saturday because Wildcats blockers were tackling him, UCLA Coach Jim Mora said.
Freshman Myles Jack was all over the stat sheet...
| 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...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 9:50 PM
Senior point guard Xavier Thames scored a career-high 29 points as San Diego State held off a late rally to beat No. 25 Marquette, 67-59, in the championship game of the Wooden Legacy on Sunday night at Anaheim.
The score was tied at 53-53 with 3...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 12:17 PM
UCLA’s Myles Jack has been named the freshman offensive and defensive player of the year in the Pac-12.
Jack, who came to UCLA as a linebacker, was inserted into the lineup as a running back the last four games this season.
He finished with...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Football coach Jim Mora, after a being enticed by Washington, has decided to stay at UCLA.
Mora received a contract extension from UCLA, plus promises to increase pay for his assistant coaches and a commitment to improve the program’s facilities....
| Nov 16, 2013
Adding to the mysteries in your column is Rankman slotting in USC as No. 25. If a 7-3 Notre Dame team that beat No. 14 Michigan State and No. 22 Arizona State doesn't deserve to be ranked (and they don't), then how can a 7-3 USC team that lost to Notre...