| Nov 24, 2013
| 6:10 PM
The last title chase in Bowl Championship Series history has been narrowed to three undefeated teams and a few one-loss teams still clinging to hope.
Previously undefeated Baylor and one-loss Oregon stepped aside this weekend with humiliating road...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The USC fans had charged the field. The cheerleaders were at the 50-yard line giving the victory salute. A player was conducting the marching band. Students were hugging players. Players were hugging their interim coach. On television Brent Musburger...
| Nov 23, 2013
These were the perceptions:
UCLA was a weak crosstown underling to USC. Arizona State was undisciplined and would fade like a cheap paint job in the Tempe, Ariz., sun.
These were things you could set your Rose Bowl watch by.
Recognizing change can...
| 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 20, 2013
| 11:16 AM
The Jameis Winston story took a potentially significant turn Wednesday when the Tampa Bay Times reported that a Tallahassee police detective allegedly warned an alleged sexual abuse victim that her life could "be made miserable" if she pursued charges...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Maybe the last season of the Bowl Championship Series was supposed to end this way.
There are four undefeated contenders left, three weekends to play and only two spots for the Jan. 6 title game at the Rose Bowl.
One-loss Stanford, which muddled up...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:52 PM
This was something new for UCLA, a receiver racing down field and a long pass going to him.
Devin Fuller, who hauled in a 76-yard touchdown pass against Colorado, could feel a difference on the sideline. Fans who booed after the Bruins failed to get a...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 6:51 PM
UCLA's road back to the Pac-12 championship game is clogged.
The Bruins finish the regular season against Arizona, Washington, Arizona State and USC.
For those thinking optimistically, that makes things simple.
"If we take care of business, focus on...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:44 PM
UCLA is where it belongs in the Pac-12, for now.
A two-game audition, losing to No. 2 Oregon and No. 6 Stanford, showed the Bruins were not quite ready to strut across the big stage. It's what they do moving forward that will decide whether they...