| Nov 9, 2013
| 6:53 PM
With Ohio State and Baylor right behind in the Bowl Championship Series standings, Florida State needed a big win over Wake Forest on Saturday, and got it, 59-3.
It could have been bigger, too, and unseemly, if not for some class shown by Seminoles...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:25 PM
As an eloquent and colorful All-Pro tight end for the Los Angeles Raiders, Todd Christensen seemed to have a playbook in one hand and a dictionary in the other.
"All you'd have to say was, `Todd, will you just shut up? Give me a $2 word instead of a $10...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Imagine if San Fernando and Granada Hills win out and meet in the City Section Division II championship football game. The alumni would be excited.
The two schools have played some memorable games through the years, none more so than the 1970 City...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Another day with a Jack attack.
Freshman linebacker Myles Jack resided under the media glare Tuesday. A Sports Illustrated writer dropped by to chat. He did a lengthy interview with Fox Sports to be used prior the Arizona State game Saturday.
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:50 PM
Derrick Rose's comeback turned out to be a cameo, and the Chicago Bulls' worst nightmare became a reality again.
The Bulls' hopes about contending for a championship this season took a serious hit. Their long-term plans appear to be up in the air too....
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:59 PM
LAS VEGAS -- Disgraced athlete O.J. Simpson on Tuesday was denied a new trial on his 2008 convictions for robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas, which sent him to prison for up to 33 years.
Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell ruled that for now,...
| 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...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 2:22 PM
USC has not confirmed its choice of Steve Sarkisian as football coach, but Trojans players present and past have already weighed in on the choice via Twitter.
"It's business," wrote defensive tackle George Uko, who later added, "Felt like I just lost my...
| Nov 16, 2013
Adding to the mysteries in your column is Rankman slotting in USC as No. 25. If a 7-3 Notre Dame team that beat No. 14 Michigan State and No. 22 Arizona State doesn't deserve to be ranked (and they don't), then how can a 7-3 USC team that lost to Notre...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Tim Tebow needs a job. He really wants to be a quarterback in the NFL. The Jacksonville Jaguars are 0-2 and appear to be going nowhere.
Tebow is still extremely popular in Florida, where he won two national championships and a Heisman Trophy. And the...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:58 PM
Just as he did so many times when he played for USC, Marcus Allen ran determinedly out of the Coliseum tunnel and onto the field.
Tre Madden was not far behind.
Allen, the 1981 Heisman Trophy winner, had donned his retired No. 33 jersey to serve as...