| Nov 7, 2013
| 11:20 PM
They took different routes and preach different basketball styles, but UCLA Coach Steve Alford and USC Coach Andy Enfield, hired two days apart last April, will be linked when they make their debuts in new roles Friday.
Alford, accustomed to scrutiny...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:31 PM
The money would have been nice. Nate Guertler won't lie. After four years of paying for the privilege of playing football at USC, an actual scholarship would have made things easier.
Teammates wouldn't have to sneak him food from the athletic dining...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 8:50 PM
Things have taken a bombshell Baylor turn since we last convened, but don't worry, this is nothing the eight-team playoff in 2014 won't solve.
What … it's only a four-team playoff?
In that case, the selection committee replacing the BCS...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 7:50 PM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — On a golf cart long ago after Notre Dame football practice, when Lou Holtz could be at his philosophical best, the coach wistfully recalled the time adversity reinforced what Holtz considered his career destiny.
| Nov 17, 2012
| 7:40 PM
Outside, amid the swaying and chanting of thousands of fans in soggy blue ponchos, shock pelted the Rose Bowl like the cold rain.
Inside, in an equally stunning turn of events, Lane Kiffin was safe and warm.
In answering a question about his job...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 5:38 PM
We combed the hills and scoured the wires for this batch of weekend tidbits:
• Boston College has knocked undefeated Notre Dame out of the national title race in each of the last two decades: 1993 and 2002. Notre Dame (9-0) plays at Boston College...
| 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...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 9:10 PM
Top-ranked Alabama's stunning-if-you-say-so home defeat Saturday narrowed the national-scope scenarios but also raised the gun barrels of anxiety — especially in South Bend.
The idea that Notre Dame could ever be left out of anything seems...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 8:35 PM
Three months ago, the USC Trojans had proudly survived NCAA probation to become the top-ranked team in college football.
On Thursday, after a litany of missteps and misdeeds had turned their season of rebirth into a spiral of regret, the program stumbled...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 7:17 PM
Deflate the balls until they are prunes, switch the jerseys until Lane Kiffin is wearing one, and it still won't detract from one undeniable USC truth.
Marqise Lee is the best college football player in the country.
Talk about firing the coach, rip...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 8:08 PM
BOULDER, Colo. -- Proving it was no fluke when Sacramento State, Colorado State and Fresno State somehow found a way to beat Colorado, UCLA did the same Saturday.
The gutty little Bruins, while not winning by 55 like mighty Fresno State, did a...