| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:19 PM
UCLA is trying to redefine itself.
It used to be that keeping the USC drum major from sticking a toy sword in the Rose Bowl turf constituted a victory over the Trojans.
Leaning on the Pac-12 Conference to remove from its promotional video the clip...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:37 AM
Lane Kiffin, who has coached USC’s football team since 2010, has been relieved of his duties, Athletic Director Pat Haden announced early Sunday.
Kiffin was fired hours after the Trojans lost to Arizona State, 62-41, at Tempe, Ariz. The loss...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:55 PM
As the opening of NFL training camps creeps closer, so does confrontation with critical concerns on top teams. The outcome of these issues will have a major impact on the drama and results of the 2013 season.
Some of the teams expecting to contend for...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 9:51 PM
No more looking over his shoulder.
No more worrying about making mistakes.
Instead, Cody Kessler can embrace the start of his tenure as USC's starting quarterback.
A day after Coach Lane Kiffin announced Kessler had been chosen over Max Wittek,...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 6:10 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Chip Kelly's star receiver at the University of New Hampshire had a standard comeback when a defensive player talked trash.
Recalled record-breaking pass catcher David Ball: "Whenever they would chirp, the only thing I would say...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:47 PM
The AFC has the Lombardi Trophy.
The NFC has everything else.
That is, the NFC boasts last season's most valuable player, Minnesota's Adrian Peterson; offensive rookie of the year, Washington's Robert Griffin III; defensive rookie of the year,...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:12 PM
UCLA guard Xavier Su'a-Filo had yet to play his first football game the last time this happened. Linebacker Anthony Barr was just another elementary school kid. Some of the incoming freshmen on the Bruins' roster weren't too long out of diapers.
| Aug 4, 2013
| 5:59 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Matt Barkley hasn't even played in his first NFL exhibition game, and already the Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback has his ring.
It's made of black rubber, and he wears it on his left hand, a temporary wedding band Barkley...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 10:18 PM
Max Wittek took snaps from the first-team center during warmups, was first up when quarterbacks began throwing passes to receivers and again during seven-on-seven drills.
Cody Kessler took the first snap with the offense during a pre-workout drill and...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 4:22 PM
UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley could look across the city last season and see the perils of staying in school.
Former USC quarterback Matt Barkley, whom many thought to be a first-round pick after his junior season, came back for a senior year. The...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:12 PM
USC quarterback Max Wittek remains ready if needed.
In the days leading up to last season's game against Notre Dame, Wittek was preparing for his first career start.
Now he is Cody Kessler's backup.
"I just take every day like I'm needed," Wittek...