| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:29 AM
In the wee hours after a game in which it had been finally and completely transformed into something else, something small and embarrassing and even irrelevant, the USC football program has finally been slapped with some sense.
Pat Haden has fired...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 5:47 PM
They coach the same game, with the same-sized fields and same oblong ball. They both wear whistles, headsets and sunglasses that hide sleep-starved eyes closer to Xs than O's.
But the difference between being a head football coach in college and the NFL...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:02 PM
Lane Kiffin finally made the call.
Throughout the off-season and spring practice, USC's football coach evaluated whether he should keep or relinquish play-calling responsibilities for the 2013 season.
With training camp set to open Aug. 3, Kiffin...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
This could be the start of something big.
Or it could just cause for football fans to wonder why so many players are suddenly such big supporters of the Kwik-E-Mart clerk on "The Simpsons."
Some players from Georgia, Georgia Tech and Northwestern...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 11:48 PM
Two games into the 2013 season, there are two words that perfectly describe the state of the USC football program.
They are two words that echoed through the bowels of the Coliseum late Saturday night, two words chanted by thousands of voices, two words...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:17 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: I hope you and the media start a campaign to stop the NCAA scheduling these massacre football games. It is a scam, a sham and a shame. . . . Urban Meyer has the guts leading, 55-0, to go for it on fourth and six? He...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:50 PM
Calling the NCAA "a dictatorship," former Northwestern football player Kain Colter joined national labor leaders in Chicago to announce that the newly formed College Athletes Players Association had petitioned the regional office of the National Labor...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:37 AM
Lane Kiffin, who has coached USC’s football team since 2010, has been relieved of his duties, Athletic Director Pat Haden announced early Sunday.
Kiffin was fired hours after the Trojans lost to Arizona State, 62-41, at Tempe, Ariz. The loss...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Despite the uncertainty still lingering over Miami’s program because of a lengthy NCAA investigation, the Miami Hurricanes are off to their best start since 2004.
As Miami prepares to face North Carolina in a Thursday night matchup of ACC...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Paced by Virginia Tech, Duke, Clemson and Georgia Tech in prominent sports, ACC teams fare well in the NCAA’s latest Academic Progress Rate report. But one current and two future major programs in the conference are dangerously close to postseason...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Even when upbeat, after a big win or lively practice, Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer often strikes a sober tone, urging players to avoid any situation that could breed trouble.
One misstep, Beamer cautions, can ruin a career and/or lives....