| 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 8, 2013
| 6:04 PM
USC will play Fresno State in the Las Vegas Bowl, the Pac-12 Conference announced Sunday.
The Trojans, 9-4 overall, will play the 11-1 Bulldogs on Dec. 21 at Sam Boyd Stadium. Kickoff is at 12:30 p.m.
USC also is scheduled to play Fresno State in...
| 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...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Texas is an increasingly likely destination for UCLA this bowl season — as long as the Bruins take care of USC on Saturday.
Officials from the Valero Alamo Bowl and Hyundai Sun Bowl have been at recent UCLA games and have expressed interest in the...
| 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 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...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 1:25 PM
USC safety Dion Bailey announced Monday that he would forgo his final season of eligibility and make himself available for the NFL draft.
Bailey, a fourth-year junior, intercepted five passes this season, 11 in his career. He started the previous two...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 4:08 PM
USC opens its 2014 season Aug. 30 against Fresno State, one of six home games in a 12-game regular-season schedule, the school announced Wednesday.
The Trojans, under new Coach Steve Sarkisian, play at the Coliseum against Fresno State, Oregon State,...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:56 PM
USC tight end Xavier Grimble will forgo his final season of eligibility and make himself available for the NFL draft.
“I’ve been at 'SC for four years and have had a pretty productive career,” Grimble told The Times in a phone...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Turn out the lights, the parity's over. The Bowl Championship Series era of equal access and catering to college football's "little guys" ended Monday night at the Rose Bowl when Florida State ended the Southeastern Conference's winning streak. The new...