| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:52 PM
This USC coaching hire is reminiscent of the Bowl Championship Series standings in November — what a difference a play, and a day, makes.
Like Auburn beating Georgia two weeks ago on a last-second Hail Mary, the sport's volatility never ceases...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:21 PM
When: 7 p.m. PST.
Where: Jon M. Huntsman Center, Salt Lake City.
On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 710.
Records: USC 9-7, 0-3 in Pac-12 play; Utah 12-4, 1-3.
Update: The Trojans are still looking for their first Pac-12 Conference win as they...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Some holiday-season stocking stuffers:
—The Wes Welker situation is now officially serious. The Denver Broncos wide receiver suffered a concussion Nov. 17 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He played the next Sunday.
Last Sunday against the...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Omar Oraby is 7 feet 2 and stands up straight as a light pole. Sometimes kids who are extremely tall try to look less tall. They hunch their shoulders. They nonchalantly bend their knees.
But Oraby is proud of who he is.
He's proud of his height. He...
| 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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. The Times’ national college football writer handicaps what’s worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday’s menu of games:
No. 3 Ohio State (9-0) at...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:42 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games:
No. 13 Michigan State (9-1) at...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 8:44 PM
Ka'Deem Carey ran for 206 yards and four touchdowns while becoming Arizona's all-time leading rusher, and the Wildcats took advantage of numerous Oregon miscues to shock the fifth-ranked Ducks, 42-16. on Saturday.
Coming off a disappointing home loss to...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 8:27 PM
This is the latest offering in an occasional series: "Things that should keep Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott up at night."
If you started a playoff next month using the top four division champions based on Jeff Sagarin's ratings Sunday in USA Today,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:30 PM
There were barely four minutes left in a draining Thursday night when Pauley Pavilion was suddenly flush with something so strange, so foreign, players stared into the stands as if watching a miracle of nature.
It was noise. It was booming,...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 4:08 PM
USC opens its 2014 season Aug. 30 against Fresno State, one of six home games in a 12-game regular-season schedule, the school announced Wednesday.
The Trojans, under new Coach Steve Sarkisian, play at the Coliseum against Fresno State, Oregon State,...