| Oct 10, 2012
The world's oldest living cheerleader knows he can not only inspire, but irritate. He knows his corny chants can grate on every man, woman and child. He knows there are folks who wish he would just sit down and shut up.
But until recently, he never quite...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 7:25 PM
I'm playing hooky. It's Thursday around noon, and a column is due, but it's 1970 and I'm playing hooky.
I'm watching baseball. Gloriously sunny, rapturously dramatic, midweek playoff baseball. I'm sitting in my living room in the middle of the day...
| Oct 18, 2012
USC would break offensive air-speed records, Matt Barkley was a lock for the Heisman Trophy and Oregon State Coach Mike Riley needed thicker pants for the hot seat he was sitting on.
Arkansas was the team to beat in the SEC West — it seems so silly...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 10:08 PM
It was a rotten day to be undefeated, or USC, or the BCS standings, which suddenly got indigestion.
It was great to be Kansas State, Kent State, Ohio State, Florida State, Michigan State, Boise State, McNeese State — but not New Mexico State or...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 11:35 PM
In a statement game one week before the Pac-5 Division playoffs begin, Bellflower St. John Bosco won its first Trinity League title with a 42-15 victory over Santa Margarita on Friday night at St. John Bosco. Running back Darren Walker scored three times....
| Nov 8, 2012
| 6:40 PM
Boxing keeps turning up the volume on the hype. Apparently, if you sell it loudly, fewer will notice if it is lousy.
Oscar De La Hoya, never lousy in the ring, was presenting a card of boxers at a media gathering the other day for a Saturday night show...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 5:14 PM
USC can get back in the national hunt only if it adopts our 10-step self-help program.
The plan does not involve blending wheat grass with beets and carrot juice or walking over hot coals. It does require some post-Andrew luck, the boys catching a few...
| 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...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Jack Beasley died.
You might say “Who?” and I wouldn't disagree.
I knew him like I do so many people: To say hello, chat a little, laugh a little, so I really didn't know him at all.
But you probably saw him, a regular part of your life...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 6:00 PM
There will be big doings for USC athletics Saturday at the Coliseum. And no, Matt Barkley did not get another year of eligibility.
This has to do with lacrosse, which brings to mind one of two things for most of us: a medium-sized city in Wisconsin or a...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 4:30 PM
In its never-ending quest for more money and more TV exposure, the Pac-12 Conference is taking dead aim at something that used to be considered unfathomable — playing college football on Friday nights.
The commissioner, Larry Scott, gave ample...