| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Wow! My inbox has become a shoulder to cry on.
No shortage of emails and tweets this week, so my apologies to those I did not respond to — though the sampling here is representative of the comments and questions that filled my inbox.
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:50 PM
GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 72nd year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the fourth meeting of the year.
The St. Francis High football team, ranked...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 1:51 PM
Welcome back to the USC Now mailbag, where you're still asking about USC's 37-31 defeat by Boston College and are already worried about the 2016 game against Alabama.
Let's get to it.
Farzad asks: When is [USC Coach Steve Sarkisian] going to...
| 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...
| 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?
| Jun 8, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Tony Orlando may have had the best line on impending prison release: "I'm coming home, I've done my time."
USC returns home Tuesday, and it's a new dawn. Tie a yellow ribbon around the old Felix Chevrolet sign.
USC won't forget what the NCAA so...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 9:38 PM
USC's new no-huddle offense moved up and down the field with speed and efficiency, veterans and talented freshmen adding spectacular accents.
The Trojans' new defense was mostly stout and created opportunities.
On Saturday at the Coliseum, the No....
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:21 PM
USC, as of Tuesday, is officially free.
Its NCAA probation period, the final vestige of penalties that were among the most severe in college sports history, will be complete.
“It's been a long four years,” Athletic Director Pat Haden said....
| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:52 PM
A look at USC’s football records in Pete Carroll’s last four seasons as coach, and the four years since he left:
YEAR W-L CONF. POSTSEASON (BEFORE SANCTIONS)
2006: 11-2, 7-2; defeated Michigan, 32-18, in Rose Bowl
2007: 11-2, 7-2;...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Getting a line on opening weekend was not easy.
Selection committee members, as you read this, are rearranging all the postseason Post-it notes on their refrigerators.
Texas A&M moved up near the freezer compartment, replacing down-by-carrots-now...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:09 PM
This was supposed to be a back-to-the-business-of-football season for USC.
NCAA penalties were in the past. Unpredictable Lane Kiffin was out as coach.
Steve Sarkisian was ready to make his debut at the controls of a new-look, nationally ranked team....