| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:44 PM
You can try this cold turkey, but picking bowl-game winners is my job. While you're at work solving world problems, I'm doing full time what you do in your spare time. Some years are better than others. The general rule is to look for motivation in each...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 1:50 PM
USC tight end Randall Telfer announced Wednesday that he would return for a final season with the Trojans.
Telfer, a junior, is among several juniors and third-year sophomores who have until mid-January to decide whether they will make themselves...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 8:15 AM
John Baxter, USC’s special teams coach the last four seasons, said he was told by new Coach Steve Sarkisian that he would not be part of his Trojans staff.
Baxter said he met with Sarkisian earlier this week and was told there was not a scenario...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 3:56 PM
UCLA started the new decade in the 2000 Sun Bowl by carrying on a '90s tradition -- losing to Wisconsin in a bowl game.
The Badgers beat the Bruins twice in the Rose Bowl, in the 1993 and 1998 seasons. In the 2000 Sun Bowl in El Paso, UCLA blew a 20-7...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Some holiday-season stocking stuffers:
—The Wes Welker situation is now officially serious. The Denver Broncos wide receiver suffered a concussion Nov. 17 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He played the next Sunday.
Last Sunday against the...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Of the top two teams in the final regular-season ranking, one almost got left out of the preseason rating and the other didn't win a Southeastern Conference game last season. Who said picking champions was easy? Rankman's preseason top two, Stanford and...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:54 PM
USC quarterback Cody Kessler and Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr both grew up and played high school football in Bakersfield.
So the city located about two hours north of Los Angeles, and two hours south of Fresno, could be split when USC plays...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:02 PM
It’s the college football bowl season, and that means one thing.
A chance to end the season with a big victory? OK, sure.
It also the annual swag competition. No player, coach or staff member in a football program walks away empty-handed -- or...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:30 PM
Javorius Allen, who emerged as USC's top tailback midway through the season, was announced as the Trojans' most valuable player at the annual football awards banquet Friday night.
Allen, a third-year sophomore, rushed for 699 yards and scored 13...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 9:38 PM
Marqise Lee will probably decide whether to make himself available for the NFL draft or return to USC about a week after the Trojans play in the Las Vegas Bowl, the junior receiver said Sunday.
USC plays Fresno State on Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium....
| Dec 21, 2013
| 4:10 PM
USC finished off a topsy-turvy season on a high note Saturday with a dominating performance in the Las Vegas Bowl by defeating Fresno State, 45-20.
Game MVP Cody Kessler passed for 344 yards and a bowl record four touchdowns to lead USC (10-4) to the...