| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:54 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games:
Air Force (1-4) at Navy (2-1)...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Stanford and Oregon continue to form a Pac-12 sandwich around Alabama after combining for 110 weekend points as the Crimson Tide held Ole Miss pointless. Oklahoma has moved up 12 spots since opening day in a rebuttal to Rankman's preseason evaluation....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:32 PM
Ed Orgeron is known for his tenacity in recruiting prospects for USC.
Less than a week into his tenure as the Trojans' interim coach, he has also taken a stab at recruiting a coach.
Orgeron said Thursday that he had called former California coach Jeff...
| Oct 5, 2013
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: In a parking lot? Why there? Seems a bit harsh.
Twitter: @The SaintMunich
Answer: I still can't get that puzzling piece out of my head. Why wouldn't nice-guy Pat Haden not even allow Lane Kiffin on the bus back to...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Ed Orgeron, USC's interim coach, has instilled a sense of fun in Trojans practices this week.
But lost somewhat amid Lane Kiffin's firing and Orgeron's attempt to re-energize players is that the Trojans gave up 62 points in their last game, a 62-41 loss...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 10:20 PM
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Nick Marshall accounted for four scores and No. 24 Auburn battered Johnny Manziel in a 45-41 win over No. 7 Texas A&M on Saturday.
Tre Mason's 5-yard score with less than two minutes to play was first ruled down at the 1, but...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:52 PM
BOSTON -- Mariano Rivera was given the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award before Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night at Fenway Park.
Rivera, the legendary New York Yankees closer who retired after the regular season, was honored on the...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:35 PM
A week of lopsided matchups produced the anomaly of no schools dropping in, or out, of the rankings. Rankman could only rearrange the flowers in his vase and subtly chide-slide Michigan for flirting with losses in consecutive games. The bottom could...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Ed Orgeron hovered over Southern California in a helicopter, traversing the region in search of prospects.
It was a Friday night, and Orgeron was less than two weeks into his new role as USC's interim coach.
Before Lane Kiffin was fired on Sept. 29,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:57 AM
After two weeks of living Pac-12 life on the edge, UCLA went back to work on the practice field Tuesday.
The Bruins, who had successive losses to No. 2 Oregon and No. 6 Stanford, will play a Colorado team that has beaten only one Football Bowl...