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  • Is this progress? Trojans inspire more yawns than boos

    Is this progress? Trojans inspire more yawns than boos
    Mush on? 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...
  • Atlantic Coast Conference gets its turn in the spotlight

    Atlantic Coast Conference gets its turn in the spotlight
    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...
  • Condoleezza Rice has what it takes to be on football committee

     Condoleezza Rice has what it takes to be on football committee
    There's a difference between loving college football and knowing it. I love my country but couldn't be Secretary of State. Twitter: @tcliftonsports Oh please, let's stop this stuff about Condoleezza Rice not being qualified to sit on a panel to choose...
  • East is West and up is down in college conference realignments

    East is West and up is down in college conference realignments
    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...
  • Chris Petersen decision has USC fans piling on Pat Haden

    Chris Petersen decision has USC fans piling on Pat Haden
    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...
  • No. 23: Fresno State looks strong with healthy Derek Carr back

    No. 23: Fresno State looks strong with healthy Derek Carr back
    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...
  • Point guard Xavier Thames makes San Diego State a serious contender

    Point guard Xavier Thames makes San Diego State a serious contender
    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...
  • Some questions about college football have no answers

    Some questions about college football have no answers
    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...
  • These high school football standouts take a lot of people by surprise

    These high school football standouts take a lot of people by surprise
    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...
  • San Diego State avoids upset by New Mexico State, but it's a stretch

    San Diego State avoids upset by New Mexico State, but it's a stretch
    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...
  • College football: In BCS race, the West is the late-night place to be

    College football: In BCS race, the West is the late-night place to be
    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....