| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:48 PM
Jim Mora and Steve Sarkisian will warmly greet each other during warmups, scheme for more than three hours from opposite sidelines and then shake hands after Saturday's game between USC and UCLA at the Rose Bowl.
The pregame and postgame exchanges...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 6:14 PM
After a bye last Saturday, USC faces a high-scoring California team that ended a three-game losing streak with a victory over Oregon State last week. Staff writer Gary Klein examines the storylines and matchups:
USC quarterback Cody...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:47 PM
A wise man wrote last July, "The BCS was a torture chamber to the Pac-12 and the league should rejoice its death."
Wait, that was me!
The first playoff season is off to a beautiful-mess start, with the 12-person selection committee trying to white-...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 10:21 PM
This time, Jim Mora didn't need to shout it.
This time, his swaggering UCLA football team roared it, USC's swollen ears are ringing from it, and the San Gabriel Mountains are probably still echoing it.
This time, there can be no arguing, ignoring or...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Time flies, and six years after an ill-advised advertising campaign by UCLA’s marketing department, the Bruins can say that they have ended the college football monopoly in Los Angeles.
And they have begun another: Theirs.
By the time the Bruins...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 6:37 PM
All is right in the world of unfiltered Chesterfield cigarettes and Golden Flake potato chips as UA-BB (University of Alabama-Bear Bryant) returns to the top of the Super 16. As they say of the fixings at Dreamland Ribs on Jug Factory Road in Tuscaloosa,...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote on Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
Indiana (3-7) at No. 6 Ohio State (9-1)
9 a.m., Big Ten Network (BTN)
| Nov 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week:
+ Arizona State shook up college hockey last week by announcing it will upgrade its men's club hockey program to full NCAA Division I status over the next three...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Separation Saturday helped bring the College Football Playoff picture into sharper focus.
Alabama, Oregon, TCU, Arizona State and Ohio State made big statements with crucial wins, while Auburn, Kansas State, Michigan State and Notre Dame suffered...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Rankman has no idea what's going on with that other ranking committee. Maybe Condi Rice is not listening to the Grantland Rice in the room, you know, the only former sportswriter on the selection board. Moving Texas Christian to No. 3 by dropping...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:26 PM
With half the regular season behind them and all preseason, Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton already have played in as many games as they would during a college season.
It's what the rookie defensive tackles do in the second half of the season that will...