| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:19 PM
UCLA is trying to redefine itself.
It used to be that keeping the USC drum major from sticking a toy sword in the Rose Bowl turf constituted a victory over the Trojans.
Leaning on the Pac-12 Conference to remove from its promotional video the clip...
| 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...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 11:29 PM
If the Bruins are coming, as the billboards scattered about town suggest, then they are not coming alone.
In the UCLA football opener Saturday night at the sweltering Rose Bowl, this town’s most precocious college football team proved that its...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 4:51 PM
The Rose Bowl celebrates its 100th game this season and it only seems as if Wisconsin has been in all of them.
The Badgers have actually appeared in only eight but have infiltrated the last three, all defeats.
It would be unkind to suggest folks are...
| 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.
| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Brad Otton knows what it feels like to alternate at quarterback for USC.
Nearly two decades ago, Otton and Kyle Wachholtz went through much of the 1995 season rotating every quarter.
Neither quarterback was particularly happy with the arrangement, but...
| 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...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:00 PM
Off we go into the last season of the Bowl Championship Series, an era that has seen Rankman pluck No. 1 names like Leland Stanford out of the Oklahoma State Cowboy's hat. Longshot choices have been made dating to the pre-BCS year of 1997, when Gerber-fed...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:35 PM
UCLA opens against Nevada at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night. The Bruins hope their season ends there too — perhaps in the Rose Bowl game. Staff writer Chris Foster examines the story lines:
Under the gun
The Bruins will see some version of...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:53 PM
If you don't like Mike Riley you don't like ice cream or dogs. The man who could have been USC's coach at least once has comfortably settled into Corvallis, Ore.
He is 60 now and the Pac-12's longest tenured coach entering his 13th year.
| 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....