| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:20 PM
The scene was part Bolshoi Ballet, part Marx Brothers.
Four UCLA running backs lined up yards apart, forming a square. On a signal, they burst forward, dodging each other at the last second. Then another group stepped up and repeated the bit.
| May 6, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Anthony Barr has joined the jet-set crowd.
The former UCLA linebacker has been on a whirlwind tour of teams leading up to this week's NFL draft.
So it goes when you are an All-American projected to be a first-round — maybe even a top-10 —...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Don't look for the union label around USC's or UCLA's football practice facilities any time soon.
Football players at both schools are aware that Northwestern players might unionize. But when asked about the issue recently during spring practice,...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:26 PM
The NCAA and its member institutions often refer to "student-athletes," but the front side of the term isn't often highlighted in a sports section. We asked officials from the Southland's Division I universities to point us toward their best and brightest...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 9:28 PM
For at least a few fans, USC's spring-ending scrimmage at the Coliseum was an overwhelming success.
One youngster from the crowd passed for a touchdown on a promotional play with the Trojans and an adult caught a pass and sprinted to the end zone on...
| May 12, 2014
| 11:35 AM
This wasn't the kind of shutout University of Texas football fans had in mind.
For the first time since 1937, the school failed to produce a single pick in the NFL draft.
That's right, Texas is in another depression.
In fact, it wasn't a great...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:11 PM
In 2013, USC quarterback Cody Kessler endured a spring, summer and early fall of uncertainty, never knowing exactly where he stood on the Trojans' depth chart.
That won't be a problem moving forward.
First-year Coach Steve Sarkisian announced...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:30 PM
Toa Lobendahn has practiced only 14 times at USC, but the freshman's performance during spring workouts has put him on track for a possible starting role on the offensive line in the fall.
With senior Aundrey Walker and third-year sophomore Jordan...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Numerous USC linebackers coaches helped Hayes Pullard on his way to becoming a projected four-year starter for the Trojans.
Joe Barry coached him as a freshman, Scottie Hazelton as a sophomore and Mike Ekeler as a junior. Now, Peter Sirmon is...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:13 PM
Before some of his high school football games, Riley Gaddis has watched video clips of Ronnie Lott, one of his NFL favorite players, deliver monster hits.
Gaddis says he got the idea from a coach, Kirk Norton, during freshman football, when the...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:07 PM
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Harvard Coach Tommy Amaker had to deal with the speculation in last year’s NCAA tournament.
It came up in the Salt Lake City sub-regional when the UCLA and USC jobs were open.
Amaker was reportedly very interested in USC but...