| Nov 9, 2013
| 3:45 PM
All the usual good-game indicators went out the window for California at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
The Golden Bears ran nearly 100 plays without a turnover, had 483 total yards, and held a time-of-possession edge over USC of more than 11 minutes....
| Nov 28, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Of all the college basketball games Todd Bozeman has coached in over the past 20 years, two have given him the most recognition.
The first came in St. Louis during the 1993 NCAA tournament, when a Jason Kidd-led California team coached by a 29-year-...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:05 AM
With the rich girls' high school volleyball tradition at our local schools, it is always exciting to follow these players as they continue to play through their college years. Since the late 1970s through today, the number of local college players has...
| Nov 14, 2013
One reason Penn State has played so many freshmen this season (read more about that here) has been the dwindling numbers in the team's upper classes. As to why that's happened, let's revisit the 2010 recruiting class. Zach Zwinak (photo......
| Sep 13, 2011
| 2:09 PM
College football "super conferences" would be a disservice to fans, problematic to govern and risky financial ventures.
That's not the view of an aging keyboard jockey clinging to his vinyl copy of "Exile on Main St." That's the opinion of a former...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 12:59 PM
Danny Hultzen called Virginia's 2009 march to the College World Series trip "a joyride." Brian O'Connor dubbed it "a perfect storm."
Such is life for a first-time CWS program and a coach who grew up a ground-rule double from the event's venerable home in...
| Oct 9, 2011
Al Davis, the tough-minded owner of the Oakland Raiders who transformed a failing team into a three-time Super Bowl champion and one of the most successful franchises in professional football only to preside over its dramatic decline in recent years, died...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Glad to see so many of my fellow Associated Press poll voters elevated LSU to No. 1 this week.
For the second time in three weeks, the 25 teams on my ballot mirror the poll results.
Virginia Tech faithful likely will take issue with my voting the No. 11...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 12:19 PM
For much of this season, I’ve annoyed Virginia Tech partisans by voting the Hokies lower than most on my weekly Associated Press top-25 ballot. After Saturday’s anemic 23-3 loss to Clemson, I’m guessing most will forgive me for having...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 9:05 AM
The ACC was one snap away from its preseason division favorites vanishing from the top 25 Saturday. But Logan Thomas’ last-minute, fourth-and-1 touchdown from 19 yards out gave Virginia Tech a 38-35 victory over Miami and kept the Hokies in the...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 4:18 PM
Fresh back from seeing Huntington Beach's own Avenged Sevenfold and Brandon Saller play in the area last week, I was more than ready to dedicate a column to more local music news. Yes, this place is called Surf City, but let us not forget that this is...