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  • Fighting on over Pete Carroll

    Fighting on over Pete Carroll
    The Southland's Super Bowl debate began a week early, at a church casino night in Baldwin Park, around a blackjack table with worthless chips and priceless banter. On one side of the green felt, an esteemed member of St. John the Baptist Church was...
  • NFL's Mark Sanchez compares Seahawks' Pete Carroll, Eagles' Chip Kelly

    NFL's Mark Sanchez compares Seahawks' Pete Carroll, Eagles' Chip Kelly
    The most intriguing NFL matchup of Week 14 will start with headsets and end with a handshake. It's Seattle's Pete Carroll versus Philadelphia's Chip Kelly, former college coaching rivals now among the league's most innovative defensive and offensive...
  • Pete Carroll blows it for Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX

    Pete Carroll blows it for Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX
    The ring was being fitted for his finger. The plaudits were being written for his resume. The skeptical football world had finally opened its arms and was prepared to embrace. Then Pete Carroll was grabbed by ghosts. The coach of the Seattle...
  • Hail Mary passes remain most exciting plays in football

    Hail Mary passes remain most exciting plays in football
    It's the most exciting play in football, and it rarely works. It's the "Hail Mary" pass, a term coined 39 years ago Sunday, when Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach heaved a 50-yard, desperation pass for Drew Pearson with 24 seconds left in an NFL...
  • UCLA gets back in business at USC

    UCLA gets back in business at USC
    For USC basketball it was the usual chaos, selfies on the Galen Center scoreboard, pizza deliveries in the stands, parachutes floating down from the rafters. For UCLA, for once, it was not. In their first basketball meeting with the Trojans this...
  • Bob Boyd dies at 84; coached USC basketball team during Wooden era

    Bob Boyd dies at 84; coached USC basketball team during Wooden era
    The only USC basketball team Bob Boyd led to the NCAA tournament, in 1979, was eliminated by DePaul in a West Regional game played at Pauley Pavilion. It was also Boyd's last game as the Trojans' coach after he had previously announced his intention to...
  • Oregon's trail of recent success has run through Southern California

    Oregon's trail of recent success has run through Southern California
    It was more than a photo; it was a greenly veiled threat that is continually directed from the calm of the Pacific Northwest to the chaos of Southern California. In the winter of 2011, just days before he was scheduled to sign with USC, a photo appeared...
  • Bowl season is right up their alley

    Bowl season is right up their alley
    Bowl season blew by faster than Oregon by Florida State during the Rose Bowl and Jim Mora by Bill Snyder after the Alamo. Oregon snapped one play every 16 seconds against the Seminoles, roughly the same rate referees tossed penalty flags at UCLA against...
  • USC gets Holiday Bowl win that's too close for comfort

    USC gets Holiday Bowl win that's too close for comfort
    It was a chilly night that mirrored a shiver of a season. In a Holiday Bowl game that should have felt more like a holiday, the USC football team was at once frantic and foolish, skilled and silly, endearing and enraging. There were horrendous...
  • Rose Bowl will still be a highlight of college football bowl season

    Rose Bowl will still be a highlight of college football bowl season
    Rumors of the death of the Rose Bowl game are, once again, greatly exaggerated. The old girl hasn't lost a step. That's true, even though college football will play for the big title elsewhere to end this season. And probably elsewhere for seasons to...
  • Ranking the college football bowl games from No. 38 to No. 1

    Ranking the college football bowl games from No. 38 to No. 1
    The postseason is one "Kokomo Bowl" from becoming the next verse in a Beach Boys song: "Miami, Bahamas, come on pretty mamma, Camellia, and Boca, this is not a joke-a." Four new bowl games plus the extra championship game means the process of picking...