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  • Seven Big East schools considering leaving conference

    Seven Big East schools considering leaving conference
    The exact timing of the Big East's imminent implosion is not particularly important. One outlet reported the news would hit Thursday. Another outlet reported it would not. The "big" news did not break, as it turned out, but it is breaking. College...
  • Alabama-Georgia game looks like BCS title-game tuneup

    Alabama-Georgia game looks like BCS title-game tuneup
    ATLANTA --¬†Alabama and Georgia haven't played in football since 2008 but won't be completely startled when they bump into each other at the Georgia Dome on Saturday. At stake is the Southeastern Conference championship — otherwise known as the...
  • Notre Dame better cover its bases to avoid another upset loss at USC

    Notre Dame better cover its bases to avoid another upset loss at USC
    Let's see if I've got this straight or crooked: Notre Dame needs one win to get to the national title game and Sports Illustrated puts the Irish on this week's cover? I don't believe in genies or goblins, but the SI cover jinx is real. If you don't...
  • A few points, very few, to make about USC and No. 1 Notre Dame

    A few points, very few, to make about USC and No. 1 Notre Dame
    Question: Where do you put USC's chances of knocking Notre Dame off? Chris Larsen Answer: I put the chances smack dab between my bobbleheads of Tommy Trojan and Lou Holtz. Seriously, I think USC has a decent chance. My colleague Gary Klein made an...
  • College football TV lineup for Saturday

    College football TV lineup for Saturday
    MORNING Georgia Tech (6-5) at No. 3 Georgia (10-1) 9 a.m., ESPN Kids spilled into the streets of Athens, Ga., after Stanford's win over Oregon put Georgia on a controls-its-own-destiny track to this year's national title game. But the Bulldogs...
  • Ohio State, Wichita State vie to be best in the . . . West?

    Ohio State, Wichita State vie to be best in the . . . West?
    Some West Regional final this turned out to be. The closest school left, Wichita State, is located 1,380 miles from epicenter court at Staples Center. Ohio State in the NCAA West makes as much sense as Dallas in the NFC East. That is not to say...
  • A couple of USCs — one surprising, one not — are making noise

    A couple of USCs — one surprising, one not — are making noise
    Handshakes and helmet stickers go out to the two schools known as USC in this week's top 10 — we could not be more thrilled for the players and their families. The USC at No. 3 lost the legal right to be called USC, so it will heretofore be...
  • John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles

    John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles
    John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach who became an icon of American sports while guiding the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships in the 1960s and '70s and remained in the spotlight during retirement with his "Pyramid of Success"...
  • 99 candles, 99 facts about John Wooden

    99 candles, 99 facts about John Wooden
    1) He was born in Hall, Ind., on Oct. 14, 1910. 2) Wooden led Martinsville High to the Indiana state title in 1927. 3) One of his role models was Fuzzy Vandivier of the Franklin Wonder Five, a basketball team that dominated Indiana high school...
  • PASSINGS: Murray Rose, Tippy Dye, Garry Walberg

    Murray Rose Swimmer won Olympic gold medals Murray Rose, 73, a four-time Olympic gold medal swimmer from Australia who also competed at USC while studying acting in the late '50s, died Sunday in Sydney of leukemia, Swimming Australia said. Rose...
  • Joe Paterno dies at 85; transformed Penn State into football power

    During a six-decade career, Joe Paterno transformed sleepy Penn State University into a national football power, creating a legacy that no one thought could be beaten — or tarnished. But the Ivy League-educated coach who demanded that his players...