| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:15 PM
The NCAA has made it clear it isn't giving football scholarships back to USC, or presenting Matt Barkley with an honorary Rose Bowl participation plaque.
Being the NCAA means never having to say you're sorry. The governing body of college athletics...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The flatbed trucks have backed onto the worn grass fields that ring Bulldog Stadium, which can mean only one thing: college football.
It's four days before Fresno State's next game, but preparations have begun. The trucks are packing aluminum frames and...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:31 PM
Arizona State not only owns Los Angeles, it is going to the Pac-12 Conference championship game.
The Sun Devils held on -- barely -- in the fourth quarter Saturday night at the Rose Bowl, defeating UCLA, 38-33.
Arizona State improved to 9-2 overall,...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 11:31 AM
There's something missing at the top of this week's college football polls: Alabama.
Auburn's stunning, last-play victory over the two-time defending national champion has reshaped the last week of the season.
Florida State and Ohio State, the last...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Q: Someone has to call it. Bruins 5-6 last 11 games. Not that good. No real progress.
A: An interesting point except UCLA also hasn't exactly been playing Louisville's schedule.
Let's examine UCLA losses: Once to Oregon, currently No....
| Nov 3, 2013
| 8:10 PM
November has always been "argument month" so what are we waiting for?
Alabama's best non-league win came against an unranked Virginia Tech team coming off losses to unranked Duke and Boston College. The Crimson Tide also scheduled Colorado State,...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Todd Graham enters his second year in Tempe and the most exciting news is that he's still there.
OK, that was last year's joke after Graham abruptly left Pittsburgh after one season to take the Arizona State job.
Graham got to town with a shaky...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Headline writers can cease and desist. Reporters should dial it down a notch. Cliche-leaning bloggers need to give this a rest.
Barr none, Barr code, raising the Barr ...
UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr has heard them all. Pun is fun, folks, but move on....
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:54 PM
College football is upon us. Think of it as four months of tailgate parties and ESPN making bank deposits.
It will end in January at the Rose Bowl with Alabama playing somebody for the national title.
Pat Haden sits at his temporary desk in his...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 5:51 PM
Lane Kiffin was never the long-term solution for USC football.
He was an eleventh-hour poker play in 2010 by former athletic director Mike Garrett, a desperate short-term move to save a program from the NCAA sanctions that were about to be handed down...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Thirty years ago (1983) Stanford and Northwestern put their brainy football heads together to go a combined 3-19.
And no one blinked, cared, or was the least bit surprised, because mediocrity then was considered the price to be paid for academic...