| Sep 28, 2014
| 7:20 PM
It was difficult penning this weekend wrap-up column without sneaking a glance toward next weekend.
After a tip jar stuffed with payday games like Louisiana State versus New Mexico State, LSU vs. Sam Houston State and LSU vs. Louisiana Monroe, college...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:15 PM
What big-time teams crave, even more than stiff competition, is minimal competition.
Quiet, black-out periods between important seasonal markers produce weekends like this one, in which the strong can't wait to make appetizers out of the weak.
| Sep 21, 2014
| 5:54 PM
You can't fault the University of California's official team store for wanting to get out ahead of the team's stupendous road upset over Arizona on Saturday night.
The store seized on "victory" to offer fans a 25% discount on hats.
Cal went 0-9 in the...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:26 PM
Hiring a staff and schmoozing with boosters was not the toughest thing Mike Bellotti had to do after he was hired as head coach at Oregon in 1995.
The toughest part was replacing the offensive coordinator, Mike Bellotti.
It meant giving up the thing...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Collin Ellis scored two touchdowns last year at California — not exactly a common occurrence for a linebacker — but his favorite memory came after the game.
"Seeing my mom (in the stands) was awesome," he said. "I broke down in tears."...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:03 AM
Speculation about Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro’s future practically began before the swelling in his left ankle subsided.
Castro likely will miss the rest of the season after suffering a high ankle sprain Tuesday...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Pat Fitzgerald's coaching mentor, Randy Walker, had a lot of sayings. One pertains to defensive tackle Greg Kuhar, a redshirt sophomore who will make his first career start against Cal on Saturday at Ryan Field.
"'Walk' used to say: 'It's usually...
| Jun 27, 2012
Kutztown University women's basketball coach Janet Malouf has hired former All-American Kayla Smith to the staff. “We are thrilled to announce the hiring of Kayla Smith as our new assistant women's basketball coach,” Malouf said. “Having...
| Jul 21, 2010
Chris Martin transfers from Cal, headed to Florida Chris Martin, one of the top-rated outside linebacker recruit in the country, is leaving Cal and it appears he is headed to Florida....
| Nov 10, 2010
Washington Prep phenom Reshanda Gray, who was debating whether to head to USC or Cal, signed a letter of intent with Cal on Wednesday. It's a proud moment for a girl who grew up in a neighborhood filled with violence......
| Feb 28, 2011
It’s tournament time for Kutztown men and women, Muhlenberg women, DeSales men and women. First, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference tournaments. Tuesday is the quarterfinal round for the men and women. On the women’s side, East...