| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:15 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Devon Kennard is on the verge of earning a master's degree. His NFL draft stock is rising. And he leads a stingy USC defense that ranks among the best in college football.
He is not sure how much of that would have been possible had...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 8:27 PM
It was supposed to be the easy part of the schedule.
A trip to Hawaii and three consecutive homes games at the Coliseum against seemingly lesser opponents to get USC running smoothly heading into its first Pac-12 Conference road game.
It didn't play...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:18 PM
The announcement that ESPN would be taking its rollicking GameDay show to North Dakota State this week should have been a tip-off to make weekend getaway plans.
The network packages these excursions as wholesome, public service peeks into the...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:26 PM
Hiring a staff and schmoozing with boosters was not the toughest thing Mike Bellotti had to do after he was hired as head coach at Oregon in 1995.
The toughest part was replacing the offensive coordinator, Mike Bellotti.
It meant giving up the thing...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:43 PM
USC Coach Lane Kiffin could sense Cody Kessler's confidence building.
In his first game as USC's designated starting quarterback, Kessler completed 15 of 17 passes for 237 yards and two touchdowns in the Trojans' 35-7 victory over Boston College.
| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:23 PM
Mike Bellotti, former head coach at Oregon, can pick out the defensive coordinator on any Pac-12 Conference football staff.
"They have a very high stress rate and a lot of gray hairs," Bellotti said.
The reason is clear: In 2004, there were 29...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 4:13 PM
USC is hoping that its 35-7 victory over Boston College translates into a larger crowd for Saturday's game against Utah State.
A week after fans at the Coliseum booed Lane Kiffin during a 10-7 loss to Washington State, USC drew an announced crowd of 62,...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:10 PM
Jim Leyland announced Monday he is stepping down as manager of the Detroit Tigers after eight seasons that included three division titles and two trips to the World Series.
Leyland announced his departure two days after the Tigers were eliminated from...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:22 PM
The Bowl Championship Series has been ripped, ridiculed ravaged and pilloried — and that's by the people who like it.
The people who don't have treated it like a demon child.
No one has ever called the BCS boring.
The 16th and last season of...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:14 PM
Although the Washington State loss is bitterly disappointing for the USC faithful, in the long run, it may be a positive step in the right direction because it revealed, in unequivocal fashion before a large home crowd, the epic failures of Lane Kiffin....
| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:53 PM
It usually happens like this: An emotional coach goes off on a post-game rant, it goes viral and the coach later apologizes.
And so it was with Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti, who has apologized for calling Washington State Coach Mike Leach...