| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
No. 4 Baylor (6-0) at West Virginia (4-2)
9 a.m., Fox Sports 1
The over-under is...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 8:52 AM
UCLA takes on Cal this week in a game that might be closer than what we all initially expected. To help analyze the matchup, we brought in Mike Vernon, who covers Cal athletics for the San Francisco Chronicle. His work appears here, and you can follow him...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Unsurprisingly, Coach Jim Mora isn't revealing who will be starting on UCLA’s offensive line against Cal on Saturday.
“I guess that’s one reason to tune in at 12:41 p.m. Pacific time, to see who is out there,” Mora said after...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Jared Goff is one of the Pac-12 Conference's prolific gunslingers.
California's quarterback threw 531 passes last season, though they resulted in only one victory, over Portland State.
Goff and the Bears still have that sling-it attitude, but it has...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 2:59 PM
More bad news for long-suffering Illinois football fans: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he wanted to play for the Illini, but never was given the chance.
Rodgers told "The Dan Patrick Show" on Tuesday that he wanted to play for then-...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 1:20 PM
The worst part about losing to a team like Utah is that it doesn’t allow for any mulligans. A loss to Oregon wasn’t expected, but it makes more sense than losing to the Utes.
With those two losses, UCLA is already out of the national...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 6:47 PM
The only thing more stunning than an incredible weekend of games, perhaps, was the stunning overreaction to them.
We warned you that wild times were coming and that the polls were about to get poached and scrambled.
It happened, just as predicted, yet...
| 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.
| Jul 22, 2014
| 11:58 AM
Northwestern had trouble closing games last season. Based on the debacles at Nebraska and against Michigan, that’s putting it mildly.
So maybe this means something.
Coach Pat Fitzgerald sank a 7-foot birdie putt on the final hole Monday at...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 10:58 PM
Though a virulent fungus has taken over much of the UC Irvine soccer field, the Anteaters' men's program's 2014 season appeared to have taken root in impressive fashion on Monday night.
The No. 16-ranked hosts handled No. 7-ranked Cal in a season-opening...