| Nov 24, 2013
| 8:27 PM
This is the latest offering in an occasional series: "Things that should keep Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott up at night."
If you started a playoff next month using the top four division champions based on Jeff Sagarin's ratings Sunday in USA Today,...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:49 PM
Leave it to Alabama senior quarterback AJ McCarron to put everything in perspective.
"Football is just a game," he said after Saturday's last-play loss to Auburn. "It's not life."
Leave it to senior Auburn administrator Jay Jacobs to boil the...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 8:59 PM
Time to round up the usual Pac-12 Conference suspects as well as those who may be suspect.
Arizona enters conference play ranked No. 1 in the nation, taking its familiar role as Pac-12 behemoth.
UCLA has old-school tradition and was the 2013 regular-...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 1:29 PM
It’s back to Salt Lake City for UCLA Coach Steve Alford, as his Bruins play Utah on Saturday afternoon.
This was the scene of a red-faced moment for Alford … or, a Crimson-faced one. His last game as New Mexico’s coach was seeing...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 9:25 PM
The last time USC's basketball team defeated the top-ranked team in the country was 44 years ago, and that span is still growing.
No. 1-ranked Arizona, aided by a rash of Trojans turnovers in the second half, rolled to a 73-53 win over USC on Sunday...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 4:08 PM
USC opens its 2014 season Aug. 30 against Fresno State, one of six home games in a 12-game regular-season schedule, the school announced Wednesday.
The Trojans, under new Coach Steve Sarkisian, play at the Coliseum against Fresno State, Oregon State,...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Friday and Saturday's menu of games:
9 a.m.: Iowa...
| 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 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...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:23 PM
USC's passing game might be upgraded against Oregon State.
Receiver Marqise Lee and tight end Xavier Grimble completed most drills Wednesday, and interim Coach Ed Orgeron said the juniors were probable for Friday night's Pac-12 Conference game at...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Question: Who would get the fourth berth in the playoff?
That's the question I'd love to see you tackle.
Answer: I tackled this question so hard in Monday's column I almost got called for "targeting."
And that ejection would have...