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  • Arizona State's matchup against Notre Dame could hurt title chances

    The Pac-12 Conference still isn't very good at football scheduling. It encourages its schools to play tough nonconference games, even in November, at the risk of everything. It is already at a competitive disadvantage, its 12 teams each playing nine...
  • Rating college football's current biggest rivalries

    The key to a college football rivalry is not pageantry, or the vitriol, or the goofy bucket, bell, ax or milk can at stake. The important part is that both teams have to know they're in it. Can Baylor think it is in a rivalry with Oklahoma even if the...
  • Ex-UCLA coach Jim Harrick's basketball passion lives on

    This is Jim Harrick's time of the year. The blood flows a little faster. The adrenaline gets to work earlier in the day. It's about to be college basketball season. The squeak of gym shoes on hardwood floors is music to his ears, even though these...
  • UConn's Cavanaugh Will Face His Mentor As York Brings BC To XL

    UConn's Cavanaugh Will Face His Mentor As York Brings BC To XL
    Mike Cavanaugh taught bowling at Bowling Green to get to a night like this one. He taught billiards on Bowling Green's green velvet tables. He taught volleyball for the opportunity to coach under Jerry York, an opportunity that would grow into nearly...
  • It's never too late to make a playoff run in college football

    It's never too late to make a playoff run in college football
    Anyone suggesting this season is starting to form into something solid has never gambled on a river boat with Les Miles. You might think November is a too late to mount a from-the-back-of-the-pack championship charge, but it isn't. General rule of...
  • College Football Playoff: Somehow, Ole Miss wins for losing

    Until this week there was no question about the greatest defeat in the history of Mississippi football. It is etched in Rebels lore: Oct. 4, 1969. That was the night Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning was magnificent in a 33-32 loss to Alabama at...
  • Mississippi State leads the first College Football Playoff rankings

    College football's new four-team playoff was supposed to give other schools a chance to compete with the Southeastern Conference, which won seven of the last eight titles in the Bowl Championship Series. It didn't look that way Tuesday when the SEC West...
  • Virginia meets defenseless North Carolina in swing game

    CHARLOTTESVILLE — The highest-scoring game in Scott Stadium's 84-year history was Virginia's 63-47 victory over Tulane in 1968. Might that benchmark be threatened Saturday when the Cavaliers face North Carolina? Virginia's defensive excellence...
  • USC fans shouldn't blame Steve Sarkisian for latest losses

    USC fans shouldn't blame Steve Sarkisian for latest losses
    USC fans have the answer for everything wrong in the world today — "Blame Sark." The Trojans should change their horse's name from "Traveler" to Roy Rogers' lesser-known backup mount: "Hair-Trigger." No one weeps for Steve Sarkisian because he...
  • Fond, and not-so-fond, remembrances of college football's poll system

    A few days from now, eyes will be fixed on the first top-25 list released by the College Football Playoff selection committee. Those rankings, due for release Tuesday, will be the only ones that matter. So we thought this might be a good time to pay...
  • Mailbag: What if baseball were more like college football?

    Mailbag: What if baseball were more like college football?
    Each week during the college football season, national analyst Chris Dufresne will burn a timeout to answer questions and exchange opinions. You can email him at chris.dufresne@latimes.com and reach him on Twitter: @DufresneLATimes. Unbuckling the...