| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly said this week that the Fighting Irish would prepare for Saturday's game against USC with the thought that Trojans All-American receiver Marqise Lee would play.
And Lee said that he would return from knee injury to play....
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:19 PM
BOSTON -- James "Whitey" Bulger's former partner returned to the witness stand Wednesday for a fifth day of testimony, with the defense harping on his role as an FBI informant while trying to discredit him as a liar.
Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones was arrested Wednesday after allegedly stomping on the leg of a homeless man outside of a Portland, Ore., bar.
According to KATU-TV in Portland, Jones left the bar and walked by a doorway where two homeless men...
| Oct 6, 2012
Last weekend was a football carnival with jugglers, clowns, cotton candy, flamethrowers and sword swallowers.
My favorite act was "The Bearded Bevo."
It was fun in a nonthreatening, do-or-die way. Who besides Nick Saban didn't like West Virginia and...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 9:10 PM
Top-ranked Alabama's stunning-if-you-say-so home defeat Saturday narrowed the national-scope scenarios but also raised the gun barrels of anxiety — especially in South Bend.
The idea that Notre Dame could ever be left out of anything seems...
| Nov 8, 2012
November is "Nervous Wreck Month" on the College Channel as highly stressed coaches contemplate the trap doors and trip wires that can turn a sensational season sour.
The difference between college football and the pros is that the New York Giants can be...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 8:50 PM
Things have taken a bombshell Baylor turn since we last convened, but don't worry, this is nothing the eight-team playoff in 2014 won't solve.
What … it's only a four-team playoff?
In that case, the selection committee replacing the BCS...
| Nov 18, 2012
Saturday is the reason they play the regular season all the way to the end.
Just when you think you know everything, you know nothing.
Kansas State was No. 1 in the Bowl Championship Series standings but now it's not.
Oregon was No. 2 but now it's...
| Nov 17, 2012
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: If UCLA beats USC, will The Times let them be in the Sunday sports page headline?
Answer: That's a tough call but we can probably make a one-time exception to get UCLA out on the cover, especially if the...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 8:10 PM
If you were paying attention this college football season, you saw that Notre Dame acquired a fifth horseman.
It wasn't the 1924 Army game. Nor was Grantland Rice around to write it; or Harry Stuhldreher, Jim Crowley, Don Miller or Elmer Layden alive to...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 8:54 PM
No one seriously believes Notre Dame can get to the national title game with eek-out victories over Purdue and Brigham Young parlayed with replay-reviewed goal-line stands against Stanford.
Only the Southeastern Conference scores near-pointless points...