| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Brady Hoke says this Ohio State-Michigan game is no different from previous ones.
"There's a buzz," "he said, "because of the great rivalry and the great respect we have for Ohio."
Not enough respect to say the word "State," but that's a different...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 5:22 PM
I need to find a new conference. This whole Big Ten thing is simply not working for me. (Shhh … please don't tell the producers at the Big Ten Network.)
I'm 5-1 in non-B1G games and 26-38 in the conference I'm supposed to know best. Guess...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:39 PM
A loss in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament and the likely loss of its No. 1 ranking did not keep the Notre Dame men's soccer team from a high seed and first-round bye in the 48-team NCAA tournament.
And a late-season slump,...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Some have dubbed the Heisman Trophy the Davey O'Briesman award.
The Davey O'Brien Award goes to the nation's best college quarterback. Considering signal-callers have won 11 of the last 13 Heismans and the top eight players on ESPN.com's 2013 Heisman...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 6:01 PM
I initiated this column with a gargantuan, unrealistic goal — to achieve coin-flip status.
Thanks to the fine folks (Gophers) at Minnesota, I’m almost there. After a nice three-week run (13-6, but who’s counting?), I am happy to be...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Neutral, huh? Don't believe for a second that Big Ten coordinator of officials Bill Carollo watches conference games without a rooting interest.
He pulls for the guys in stripes. He also hopes to see college football's player-safety rules, namely...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Alejandria Godinez returned to her home in suburban Denver after her freshman year at DePaul and began working out with her father, Willy, as she had done for years. The goalkeeper had a big goal for her sophomore season with the Blue Demons soccer team....
| Nov 9, 2013
Hindsight is 20/20. Stanford "could" beat Oregon. Really went out on a limb. Shower yourself in Gatorade podcast.
I was asked in my weekly Monday podcast on latimes.com whether I would be shocked if Stanford beat Oregon. I said "no."...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:51 PM
It's a stat that would appear to defy logic: minus-48 rushing yards.
Isn't the idea to go forward?
Of course in college football, sacks count against the rushing total. And Michigan State's ferocious defense dropped Michigan's Devin Gardner seven...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:20 PM
As John Giannini stared into an empty Sprint Center on Sunday night in Kansas City, Mo., he never felt more fulfilled as head coach at La Salle.
One hour earlier, Giannini's Explorers somehow discovered in the final seconds how to beat Mississippi for...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 5:38 PM
We combed the hills and scoured the wires for this batch of weekend tidbits:
• Boston College has knocked undefeated Notre Dame out of the national title race in each of the last two decades: 1993 and 2002. Notre Dame (9-0) plays at Boston College...