| Aug 25, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Acknowledging that college football's new four-team playoff could someday inch toward a larger basketball-style tournament, we finish our 'Super 16' countdown, with No. 1 Oregon:
The race for championships, trophies and recruits will continue unabated,...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Steamy conditions prompted the University of Virginia to issue heat advisories to fans prior to the Cavaliers' first two football games this season. And if spectators were at risk, well, you can just imagine the challenges that confronted players...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Each week during the college football season, national analyst Chris Dufresne will burn a timeout to answer questions and exchange opinions. You can email him at email@example.com and reach him on Twitter: @DufresneLATimes.
It seemed to...
| 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-...
| Sep 5, 2013
Fashionistas can rate Oregon's myriad uniforms. Architectural Digest can critique the Ducks' opulent and excessive — take a bow, Nike — football support complex. Analysts can dissect the program's warp-speed, no-huddle offense.
| Sep 5, 2013
| 9:19 AM
Boo Williams has never strolled the Basketball Hall of Fame, never re-lived and absorbed the history of a game —Naismith’s peach baskets, Kareem’s sky hooks, Jordan’s aerial shows — that’s defined his life since...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, led a big rise in philanthropy among the wealthy in 2013 as the number of gifts of at least $1 million climbed 57%, according to a report by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Update: Story is updated below with Under Armour comment.
Is it patriotism or poor taste?
That's the Internet debate after Northwestern University showed off new, flag-themed football uniforms designed to honor veterans and raise money and...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Nike is not in the altruism business.
It is in the product selling business.
So the sporting goods giant’s decision to extend its partnership with USA Track & Field until the end of time – actually 2040 – may not solve issues for...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 11:33 PM
The signing of NBA player Jason Collins has the possibility of pushing the taboo against gay players in sports further into the trash can of past barriers.
The Brooklyn Nets signed the openly gay player to a 10-day contract. A 10-day contract doesn't...
| Apr 10, 2014
What happened to the late Joe Paterno "is just one more case of an innocent man convicted by the media for a crime in which he had no part," according to a summary of Jay Paterno's new book. "Paterno Legacy,"......