| May 29, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Andrew Morales and UC Irvine were on their way to an NCAA playoff bid that seemed a foregone conclusion.
Morales was 40-1 as a college pitcher, including 9-0 this season, when Irvine began a series against Cal State Fullerton two weeks ago.
| May 14, 2014
| 7:06 PM
UCLA hasn't had the toughest nonconference men's basketball schedule in recent years, but that is changing.
The Bruins announced Wednesday they added a sixth brand name to their early 2014-15 schedule — perennial West Coast Conference power...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Mike Tranghese, then commissioner of the Big East, is the first NCAA selection chairman I recall touting non-conference strength of schedule. The year was 2001, and Tranghese’s panel had not only included 16-14 Georgia in the bracket but also seeded...
| Mar 18, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Middle Tennessee State has one top-100 victory. Virginia boasts eight. The Blue Raiders defeated two teams that made the NCAA tournament. The Cavaliers bested four.
Yet when the NCAA unveiled its 68-team bracket Sunday, Middle...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:16 AM
As anyone who even remotely follows college basketball understands, no one knows anything about what will happen in this year’s NCAA tournament. Total crapshoot even for a tournament that’s intended to be a crapshoot.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Virginia endured a 26-point beating from Florida in the teams’ opening NCAA basketball tournament game in 2012. Had the new bracketing guidelines that the NCAA unveiled Thursday been in place then, the Cavaliers and Gators would not have met.
| Sep 7, 2013
| 11:50 PM
It would be more dramatic to think of a tennis racquet gathering dust in Natalie Raney's home. But in reality there are no tennis racquets. There isn't even tennis apparel or tennis merchandise there.
To put it simply, when it comes to tennis for Raney:...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Beginning in 2011, about three dozen people in Tokyo have been meeting every Sunday morning at 6 a.m. on a mission to scrub down, one by one, the city's grungiest public rest rooms. “By 7:30,” according to an Associated Press reporter who...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 9:52 PM
In college baseball Friday, Ben Verlander and Gloucester High graduate Joey Burney belted home runs to help Old Dominion win 7-4 at James Madison in a series opener in Harrisonburg.
Verlander, batting .398 this season, is showing he's much more than just...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:28 PM
LOS ANGELES — UC Irvine senior Camille Buckley may have helped the Anteaters secure their 63-60 women's basketball win at Loyola Marymount on Friday afternoon. But it wasn't until a few moments after she buried two free throws with 14 seconds left...
| May 12, 2013
| 6:15 PM
IRVINE — Six days after undergoing unexpected root canal surgery, UC Irvine junior pitcher Andrew Morales made the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo hitters experience roughly the equivalent of a trip to the dentist.
Morales, recorded 10 of his first 12...