| Sep 21, 2013
| 10:27 PM
That seems to be the new theme of the USC football team, which beat Utah State by a field goal Saturday in a game that Coach Lane Kiffin accurately described as "mushy."
An hour before the game, in the usually teeming streets around the...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The Atlantic Coast Conference has been waiting so many years for this stand-alone moment it might collectively have to take a nervous pill and sit down.
The ACC has spent years failing to prove it was more than just a basketball conference. It wanted so...
| Oct 19, 2013
There's a difference between loving college football and knowing it. I love my country but couldn't be Secretary of State.
Oh please, let's stop this stuff about Condoleezza Rice not being qualified to sit on a panel to choose...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Tired of tracking the conference whereabouts of your favorite school?
Well, take a number and get in realignment line.
Even the people paid to cover the sport have trouble keeping up.
INTERACTIVE: Conference Realignment chart
The turning point for...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:05 PM
So much news broke this week it was easy to forget the reason we all get called together each fall: the games.
USC started it by calling a news conference to announce interim coach Ed Orgeron was out and Steve Sarkisian was in as head coach of the...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Playing quarterback is tough enough without having a sports hernia that causes your body to jackknife with every nose tickle.
Derek Carr suffered quietly, but his 2012 season was nothing to sneeze at. He led Fresno State to its first share of a...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Steve Fisher, San Diego State's basketball coach, peered down from the high heaven of an NCAA news conference platform last Saturday and remarked, "This is a funny business we're in."
Fisher's words came after Xavier Thames had scored 53 points in 48...
| 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...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:44 AM
After six weeks of high school football, the Internet recruiting experts are scrambling for quick makeovers. Some of their four-star recruits are playing like one stars. Others who seemingly didn't exist are suddenly on the rise.
Here's a look at some...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:09 PM
SPOKANE, Wash. — San Diego State had, by far, the scariest time slot in Spokane. The Aztecs played the last Thursday night game on what had to seem like the longest day of the year.
Boy was it ever.
Spokane Arena, by the time the Aztecs tipped...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 8:33 PM
The late-show time slot on Saturday night continues to provide enthralling bedtime stories.
Ah, but what do those games mean anyway?
This weekend, two heart-stoppers only affected the Bowl Championship Series title race plus the Rose and Fiesta bowls....