| Oct 3, 2014
| 4:35 PM
For now, No. 8 UCLA can ascend to the top of the Pac-12, at least in perception, after No. 2 Oregon lost to Arizona on Thursday. But first the Bruins have to beat Utah on Saturday night. The Times' Chris Foster looks at the matchups and story lines.
| Oct 2, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Sports, College Football, Sports Television Industry, Texas A&M, Stanford
Break out the chips and cold drinks but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 7:20 PM
It was difficult penning this weekend wrap-up column without sneaking a glance toward next weekend.
After a tip jar stuffed with payday games like Louisiana State versus New Mexico State, LSU vs. Sam Houston State and LSU vs. Louisiana Monroe, college...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 5:07 PM
1. Arizona (4-0) at No. 2 Oregon (4-0) on Thursday is a battle of undefeated Pac-12 Conference schools only because the Wildcats and Ducks survived recent harrowing encounters. Arizona scored 36 fourth-quarter points and still needed a Hail Mary pass to...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:15 PM
What big-time teams crave, even more than stiff competition, is minimal competition.
Quiet, black-out periods between important seasonal markers produce weekends like this one, in which the strong can't wait to make appetizers out of the weak.
| Sep 21, 2014
| 5:54 PM
You can't fault the University of California's official team store for wanting to get out ahead of the team's stupendous road upset over Arizona on Saturday night.
The store seized on "victory" to offer fans a 25% discount on hats.
Cal went 0-9 in the...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:07 PM
For the second week in a row, Florida State took the top spot in the NFF/FWAA Super 16 poll released Monday, but the Seminoles hold on the top spot is weakening. FSU (3-0) earned 22 of the possible 41 first-place votes this week after hanging on to...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:08 PM
College football training camps open this week and, frankly, it’s about time somebody hit something besides the lunch buffet.
No other sport in the world (that I can think of) launches its campaign three weeks before it lifts a finger.
| Aug 23, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Pac-12 football has relentlessly tracked the Southeastern Conference for years — almost like Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner.
The pursuit produced its share of botched ACME dynamite explosions, but could the SEC finally be cornered?
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:35 PM
The talk this summer was that Pac-12 Conference football was as strong as anyone with a memory could remember it.
"Those are statements usually made prior to the season, where everyone kind of has that overall, positive look," Oregon State Coach Mike...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 7:52 AM
Welcome to The Drive. The Orlando Sentinel’s quick look at some of the teams, players and storylines we’re keeping an eye on this week in college football. Here we go:
Florida State’s win over the Citadel Saturday...