| 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 20, 2014
| 7:01 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE Willie Lyles, a central figure in the NCAA's two-year-long investigation of Oregon football over suspected recruiting violations, is back in college football — with the NCAA's blessing.
Lyles opened Texas-based Quest Scouting...
| 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."...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Aug. 30: Fresno State, 4:30 p.m.
Steve Sarkisian watched from the press box last December as the Lane Kiffin-Ed Orgeron-Clay Helton era ended with a victory over Fresno State in the Las Vegas Bowl. Now, Sarkisian debuts as USC's coach...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:43 PM
USC men's basketball Coach Andy Enfield acknowledged this week that his players were starting to get frustrated after their poor start in Pac-12 Conference play this season.
The Trojans won their first Pac-12 game of the season...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 5:04 PM
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Galen Center.
On the air: TV: ESPNU; Radio: 710.
Records: USC 9-9, 0-5 Pac-12; California 14-4, 5-0.
Update: As they try to win their first Pac-12 Conference game of the season, the Trojans have...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:13 PM
USC led California, 41-32, on Wednesday night as the Trojans sought their first Pac-12 Conference victory this season.
Forward Byron Wesley and center Omar Oraby led USC with nine points each at the Galen Center.
Cal was led by freshman guard Jordan...