| Sep 27, 2012
Monday night's NFL outrage with the officials reminds me of the time in 2010 that "replacement Rankman" put Boise State at No. 1 and kept the Broncos there until the Friday night after Thanksgiving. This week's standings offer their own controversial...
| Sep 29, 2012
The only thing more endangered than being Arkansas' head coach is being undefeated.
Stanford found out Thursday night what others will discover Saturday.
The Cardinal sin of losing at Washington leaves 26 unbeatens as the season winds toward an Agatha...
| Apr 16, 2012
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.
| Dec 12, 2012
| 6:41 PM
ESPN's "Octomom" family of networks hopes you enjoy this year's cavalcade of commercials and center snaps as it furiously tries to secure the two games it doesn't broadcast.
Conspicuously missing from the lineup is Ohio State (12-0) vs. Louisiana Tech...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Rankman has rarely been this excited about two recently "dropped out" teams playing on a Thursday night in Piscataway, N.J. The showdown between Rutgers and Louisville now features two teams representing three different conferences. Rutgers is joining the...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 8:20 PM
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...
| 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...
| Oct 8, 2012
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...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 4:34 PM
As Matt Barnes sat by his locker before the Lakers' game Monday against the Orlando Magic, Shannon Brown peered over his shoulder. He appeared eager to hear what Barnes' prediction entailed for Thursday's first-round matchup featuring UCLA and Michigan...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:14 PM
The moment that nearly flipped Braxton Miller's season on its head came in the third quarter at Northwestern.
With Ohio State down 10 points, Miller fumbled inside the Wildcats' 5-yard line — his third turnover of the game.
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:25 PM
Northwestern coach Chris Collins has called Sanjay Lumpkin his "glue guy."
James Montgomery III might be Collins' cup of joe.
Montgomery is the NU forward whose rise from walk-on to scholarship player was documented in a video (https://www.youtube....