| Oct 15, 2012
| 10:54 PM
I just don't get some sportswriters.
What do they want?
I pick up Sunday morning's newspaper expecting to read about our guys' hard-fought victory, only to find a disappointing tale about what the winners didn't accomplish.
Where's the gushing? Where's...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 10:00 PM
SEATTLE -- In one wide-eyed moment, cutting through this hostile waterside swatch of football field like a fog horn, Matt Barkley was leading USC to another resounding victory.
The next minute, as if swallowed up by the gray chill, he was gone....
| Oct 13, 2012
| 6:43 AM
Conner Manning is enjoying what looks to be another record-breaking season at Lake Forest El Toro. The Utah-bound quarterback is not only filling the stat sheets with mind-boggling numbers, he also has the Chargers in contention for a South Coast......
| Oct 5, 2012
| 12:20 AM
SALT LAKE CITY — His Heisman Trophy gone, his team's national title hopes faded, Matt Barkley probably wondered what else could get snatched from him.
How about the football? By some runny-nosed Utah sophomore? On USC's second play of the game? How...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 7:27 PM
We had most of it right. This year's early Heisman Trophy favorite was correctly identified as the quarterback with "unfinished business."
He returned for his senior year to lead a high-octane offense, featuring the nation's best receiver tandem, on a...
| Sep 27, 2012
It must be a slow week if ESPN's "GameDay" is headed to the Big Ten Conference, which doesn't have a title-eligible school ranked among the top 19 of the Associated Press media poll.
Close-as-it-gets No. 20 Michigan State is locking down for its...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 9:52 PM
This column will be devoted almost entirely to the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The ACC earned the clear-out space in advance of Saturday night's enticing matchup of No. 10 Clemson at No. 4 Florida State. ABC trotted its "A" team to Tallahassee and ESPN...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 9:45 PM
The storm may have passed, but the rumblings persist.
You could feel them in the frustrated waving of Matt Barkley's arms. You could see them in the balls dropping from Curtis McNeal's and Robert Woods' fingers. You could hear them in whistles for helmet...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 3:52 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: Do you get paid for writing (##$%$) like that? Did the USC coach say something to you and hurt your feelings? Your article screams of self-pity. Why don't you just go to Fox News and throw your 2-year-old tantrum on TV?...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 10:42 PM
USC kicked off its season in style Saturday afternoon at the L.A. Coliseum, routing Hawaii 49-10 and, not surprisingly, Southland players were all over the stat sheet. Quarterback Matt Barkley led the charge, as the senior Heisman Trophy frontrunner out.....
| Aug 29, 2012
| 12:32 PM
National park service officials and public health authorities are considering notifying other countries about a recent outbreak of hantavirus at Yosemite National Park that has killed two people and sickened at least one other....