| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:42 PM
As we head into 2014, sports remains our guiding light.
On these pages, we read daily about the good, the bad and the ugly, and we haven't even gotten to Dennis Rodman yet.
None of what we digest on the Web, or each morning in the paper, is...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 3:36 PM
This ranking may be more intuitive hunch than it is rooted in statistical study.
The way I see it, Halley's comet comes around every 75 or 76 years and Texas football comes around every four.
Texas has appeared in the Bowl Championship Series title...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Turn out the lights, the parity's over. The Bowl Championship Series era of equal access and catering to college football's "little guys" ended Monday night at the Rose Bowl when Florida State ended the Southeastern Conference's winning streak. The new...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 10:23 PM
As Brett Hundley sprinted the length of the Rose Bowl field to colorfully catapult into the chest of leaping teammate Devin Fuller above the cool autumn shadows, one could only wonder.
Was the kid quarterback running to something, or from something?...
| Dec 27, 2012
This is being called a "traditional" Rose Bowl because the football champions of the Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences just hit town, went to Disneyland, plan to eat wheelbarrows of prime rib and then play in the sacred Jan.1 post-parade time slot....
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:35 PM
So you think you did a pretty good job decorating the yard last weekend, right?
Check out Geoff Thran's holiday display, his field of dreams, with markings that mimic the real Rose Bowl so well that you have to look at the adjacent yards and sidewalk to...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Rivalry week should be cutthroat, not complicated. "Yeah, buts" have no place in this basic tenet of mutual disdain.
One does not hesitate when a frat brother says, "We're going to paint their cow blue and green. You in?"
You are always in. There is...
| 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...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 5:12 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: Imagine how USC fans are going to feel after a 6-7 Georgia Tech team wins the game.
Answer: How could USC fans feel any worse? The Trojans were picked to win the national title, lost five times and have...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Chip Kelly's about-face decision to accept the Philadelphia Eagles job immediately makes the National Football League more interesting and college football less interesting.
This is different from Nick Saban leaving Alabama for the pros, where he...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:25 PM
It's nice that retired NFL players will finally get some compensation for years of head-banging in games and debilitating health in the years after.
Something is always better than nothing, and $765 million is certainly better than nothing.