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  • 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...
  • Arizona, Utah have shifted the balance of power in the Pac-12

    Arizona, Utah have shifted the balance of power in the Pac-12
    Utah lost at home to lowly Washington State earlier this season and Arizona needed 36 fourth-quarter points to defeat California, a team that went 1-11 last year, on a Hail Mary pass. So you might ask: When did the Utah and Arizona coaches get fired?...
  • Notre Dame can muster motivation from controversial loss

    Notre Dame can muster motivation from controversial loss
    You have to sell it. To avoid getting an offensive pass-interference penalty called on a pick play every college football team has used since the days of the wishbone offense, the wide receiver must make everyone believe he's going out for a pass. He...
  • Speaking of Sports open thread: Notre Dame was robbed (by the voters in the polls)!

    Speaking of  Sports open thread: Notre Dame was robbed (by the voters in the polls)!
    I'm no fan of Notre Dame football. In fact my two main pleasures during the college season are rooting for Michigan -- my childhood team as well as my alma mater -- and rooting against Notre Dame. But that said, given how closely they played No. 2...