| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Of the top two teams in the final regular-season ranking, one almost got left out of the preseason rating and the other didn't win a Southeastern Conference game last season. Who said picking champions was easy? Rankman's preseason top two, Stanford and...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Halfway through your story today I got a sick feeling and tossed the sports section into the couch. What exactly would a "big name" coach do for SC that Ed Orgeron can't do, recruit?
Hope you're feeling better and thanks, really, for...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 6:30 PM
LAS VEGAS — They played under or met four USC head coaches in less than three months.
They shed tears of elation in a frenzied victory celebration after beating Stanford at the Coliseum, tears of sorrow on the steps of the McKay Center as a...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:05 PM
The last coach to lead UCLA to victory in the Rose Bowl game — or any significant bowl contest, for that matter — still refers to the Bruins as “we” out of habit and affection. Terry Donahue’s heart is still with UCLA, and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:57 PM
Ed Orgeron tried to be Pete Carroll.
When he left USC to become Mississippi's head coach in 2005, Orgeron said he attempted "to do everything we did here with Coach Carroll."
It did not go as planned.
"Some of them worked and some of them did not,"...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Ask Ohio State linebacker and South Florida native Ryan Shazier to summarize his college career, and you'll be met with a laugh.
Coming out of Plantation High, Shazier planned on one day playing for coach Urban Meyer in a BCS game. He's excited for that...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:29 PM
UCLA plays Colorado at the Rose Bowl on Saturday. Get out the abacus. The Buffaloes have given up 50 or more points in six of 13 Pac-12 games the last two seasons. Staff writer Chris Foster examines the story lines:
Heal thy self
UCLA is coming off...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:34 PM
The NCAA has made it clear it isn't giving football scholarships back to USC, or presenting Matt Barkley with an honorary Rose Bowl participation plaque.
Being the NCAA means never having to say you're sorry. The governing body of college athletics...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:37 AM
It appears sportsbooks have little respect for UCF.
Many casinos and offshore sportsbooks haven’t yet announced betting lines for bowl games, but at least one has established UCF as a 17.5-point underdog against Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl....
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:50 PM
The first Bowl Championship Series standings, announced Sunday, could have been a big moment for UCLA players — except for that 24-10 loss to Stanford on Saturday.
UCLA was 12th in the BCS standings. Stanford was sixth. That might have been...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:52 PM
This was something new for UCLA, a receiver racing down field and a long pass going to him.
Devin Fuller, who hauled in a 76-yard touchdown pass against Colorado, could feel a difference on the sideline. Fans who booed after the Bruins failed to get a...