| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:18 PM
To honor, or dishonor, the 16th and final season of the Bowl Championship Series, here are 16 questions and answers as college football opens 2013:
1. How soon does USC Coach Lane Kiffin need to decide on a quarterback?
Answer: Sept. 21. Penn & Teller...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Looking for this summer's antithesis to Johnny Football? Try Teddy Ballgame.
Teddy Bridgewater is a Heisman-worthy quarterback who signs many autographs. If they somehow get on EBay, well, it wasn't by design. There are no reported stories of five-...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Thursday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games:
No. 5 Stanford (1-0) at Army...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:53 PM
EUGENE, Ore. — Marcus Mariota threw for a career-high 456 yards and four touchdowns and No. 2 Oregon handed Tennessee its first loss of the season, 59-14 on Saturday.
Freshman Johnny Mundt, who replaced ailing tight end Colt Lyerla, had five...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Alabama at Texas A&M was everything a great college game is supposed to be with this notable exception: That sure didn't look like the Southeastern Conference that CBS loves to promote.
Not once during the broadcast did Verne (Lundquist) or Gary...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 8:32 PM
Kentucky is the top-seeded team entering this year's NCAA tournament that tips off Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio, and ends on a Monday in Atlanta.
Check that: A team from Kentucky, coached by a former Kentucky coach, is top-seeded entering the NCAA...
| 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 16, 2012
| 4:00 PM
The Southeastern Conference is, for now, a helpless Bowl Championship Series bystander as it monitors three undefeated outliers competing for this season's title.
Winners of six straight BCS crowns, the SEC needs any two among these three teams —...
| Nov 7, 2012
RUSTON, La. — The triggerman for the highest-scoring college offense this side of Oregon can't be found anywhere in this week's NCAA passing statistics.
Stephen Warner is built like a cinder block at 6 feet and nearly 300 pounds, and not one day in...
| Nov 10, 2012
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: How many more of these little annoyances will USC Athletic Director Pat Haden put up with?
Answer: The thing about little annoyances is they eventually add up to one big annoyance.
One parking ticket...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 7:50 PM
The Milan Puskar Stadium scoreboard has been condemned until electricians can repair all the short circuits, while three volunteers working Saturday's press box have already filed for stat-man's compensation.
West Virginia's 70-63 victory over Baylor...