| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Football coach Jason Negro didn't need to tune in the news reports. His Bellflower St. John Bosco High players were keeping him informed via text message as word spread that USC had hired Steve Sarkisian as coach.
"The kids are excited," Negro said....
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The NFL might be a quarterback league, but that wasn't reflected in last year's draft. Only one quarterback was selected in the first round — EJ Manuel, picked 16th by Buffalo — and one each in the next two rounds.
This year should be a...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:34 PM
This just in: The man who gets paid to know is suddenly a know-nothing.
Blame it on the sinister Bowl Championship Series master plot to faucet-drip the suspense until the last Harris pollster is tracked down at a bar singing his college fight song on a...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:23 PM
This is the week we say "whew" for the day in August that Rankman looked at his preseason top 25 and noticed only one FSU was penciled on his working list. It was Fresno State at No. 23. The countdown in the paper was already down to No. 15 when the...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:16 PM
The full story involving Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston might not be known for months. It might not ever fully be known.
A report released Thursday by the Tallahassee Police Department was graphic, disturbing and contradictory. It was...
| Jan 15, 2014
RENTON, Wash. — For Seattle fullback Derrick Coleman, the Seahawks' home field is the loudest stadium he's never heard.
Coleman is legally deaf, and has been since he was 3, so he won't have need for earplugs Sunday when the Seahawks play host...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Are you happy? Steve Sarkisian, the loser from the U DUB, the new head coach for USC? When the first loss comes, next year, the boos will ring darkly across the Coliseum.
"Ring darkly across the Coliseum." Did you steal that from a...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:05 PM
So much news broke this week it was easy to forget the reason we all get called together each fall: the games.
USC started it by calling a news conference to announce interim coach Ed Orgeron was out and Steve Sarkisian was in as head coach of the...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:36 PM
The Denver Broncos have been stacking up victories all season. Sunday, they served Kansas City a special order:
A quadruple Decker.
Eric Decker caught four touchdown passes from Peyton Manning to lift the Broncos to a 35-28 victory over the Chiefs...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 10:22 PM
Those who suggested Texas A&M Coach Kevin Sumlin was USC's top coaching choice may have been right — but Sumlin is not coming to USC.
A telling sign someone is making a run at a coach is if the targeted coach suddenly signs a multiyear contract...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 10:45 PM
Once again, UCLA felt ready for the roses.
Once again, the Bruins clumsily bloodied their hands grabbing at them.
In only two seasons, Jim Mora has changed the UCLA football culture and brought it to the brink of New Year's Day. But on the cold and...