| Oct 25, 2012
Mike Riley is an obvious coach-of-the-year choice given the double-double (with fries) charge he injected into an Oregon State team that finished 3-9 last year.
The Beavers are 6-0 for the first time since 1907 and deserving of top-10 accolades.
| 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...
| Oct 22, 2012
Five things to watch this week in college football.
1: Off to its best start since 2002, Notre Dame (7-0) heads to Oklahoma in search of a signature victory that can keep the Fighting Irish in national title contention. Notre Dame has dominated...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:31 PM
It is a matchup dripping in tradition, pitting a team from the industrial Midwest against a wind-swept prairie powerhouse.
One is the most most-victorious program in college history, instantly identifiable by its helmets. The other is rooted in redness...
| Apr 3, 2013
Longtime NBA referee worked more than 1,600 games
Greg Willard, 54, a longtime NBA referee who worked more than 1,600 games before he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, died Monday at his home in Huntington Beach, according to NBA...
| Nov 8, 2012
Darrell Royal, the legendary Texas coach who led the Longhorns to three national college football titles and 11 Southwest Conference titles in a 20-year tenure that ended in 1976, died Wednesday in Austin after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, the...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 9:38 PM
Oklahoma has offered a scholarship to Encino Crespi safety Tyler Foreman. Dorsey cornerback Daquan Brown has been offered by UCLA. -- Eric Sondheimer...
| Oct 13, 2012
There is one problem in trying to project Sunday's first release of the Bowl Championships Series standings:
That problem is Saturday. The games could substantially alter all pre-standings prognostications.
There would be no huge controversies if the...
| Oct 18, 2012
USC would break offensive air-speed records, Matt Barkley was a lock for the Heisman Trophy and Oregon State Coach Mike Riley needed thicker pants for the hot seat he was sitting on.
Arkansas was the team to beat in the SEC West — it seems so silly...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 10:08 PM
It was a rotten day to be undefeated, or USC, or the BCS standings, which suddenly got indigestion.
It was great to be Kansas State, Kent State, Ohio State, Florida State, Michigan State, Boise State, McNeese State — but not New Mexico State or...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 9:52 PM
This column will be devoted almost entirely to the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The ACC earned the clear-out space in advance of Saturday night's enticing matchup of No. 10 Clemson at No. 4 Florida State. ABC trotted its "A" team to Tallahassee and ESPN...