| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:54 AM
This morning, as I’m sitting at my desk, sipping a Starbucks Pumpkin Latte and trying to write the intro to this column, there’s one thing that keeps going through my mind: Hype.
My coffee has a giant cardboard sleeve announcing the 10th...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:22 PM
American Athletic Date Time Game Network (Talent) Thurs., Oct. 10 7:30 p.m. Rutgers at (8) Louisville ESPN (Rece Davis, David Pollack, Jesse Palmer, Samantha Ponder) Fri., Oct. 11 8:30 p.m. Temple at Cincinnati ESPN (Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell2,...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:22 PM
The Bowl Championship Series has been ripped, ridiculed ravaged and pilloried — and that's by the people who like it.
The people who don't have treated it like a demon child.
No one has ever called the BCS boring.
The 16th and last season of...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:52 PM
BOSTON -- Mariano Rivera was given the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award before Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night at Fenway Park.
Rivera, the legendary New York Yankees closer who retired after the regular season, was honored on the...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:57 AM
After two weeks of living Pac-12 life on the edge, UCLA went back to work on the practice field Tuesday.
The Bruins, who had successive losses to No. 2 Oregon and No. 6 Stanford, will play a Colorado team that has beaten only one Football Bowl...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:10 AM
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Taylor Kelly threw five touchdown passes and ran for two more scores as No. 25 Arizona State beat Washington State, 55-21, on Thursday night.
Kelly threw for 275 yards and rushed for 66 yards to help the Sun Devils (6-2, 4-1 Pac-12)...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Five things to watch this week in college football:
1. You don't need Nielsen to know Oregon at Stanford will be the highest-rated television show in Tallahassee on Thursday night. Florida State is rooting hard for Stanford to put a first loss on...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 6:53 PM
For two weeks my Harris college football poll ballot reflected the national consensus: Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State. Not Sunday.
After the Seminoles’ 41-14 thumping of previously undefeated Miami on Saturday, I nudged them ahead...
| 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 12, 2013
| 12:09 PM
We are three weeks into the college football season and things are going as planned—sort of.
Johnny Football continues to play the role of the ultimate high-flying heel, Lane Kiffin's hot seat at USC is scorching thanks to an inept offense and...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Thursday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games:
No. 5 Stanford (1-0) at Army...