| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Reader Patrick Gallagher of Long Beach demands more notes columns. Statistics say we'd better respond.
In a recent scientifically inconclusive Los Angeles Times readership poll of 200 nuns, 47 ex-felons and 622 out-of-work lawyers, my regular readership...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:05 AM
— An angry Philadelphia Eagles team turned their critics, not to mention their opponents, into believers Sunday night.
Coming through with their most complete effort of the season, they punished the visiting New York Giants 27-0 to remain tied...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 3:00 PM
USC fans certainly haven't lacked material to email me about this season.
Josh Shaw's false heroic narrative, Anthony Brown's claims, Pat Haden's trip to the sideline, and now a game-winning Hail Mary against the Trojans.
Should I mention that...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 8:42 PM
— Somebody saw something at the last second, just before the St. Louis Rams snapped the ball to punter Johnny Hekker standing inside his 10-yard line less than a minute into Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
A couple of Eagles players...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Chris Dufresne takes time out each Friday during the season to answer questions on college football. Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: Helfrich is a fraud. The guy doesn't even know what to fix
Answer: Oh, you must have stayed up for...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Photos of Cody Kessler did not dominate the cover of preseason college football magazines or website home pages.
USC's quarterback was absent from projected All-American and All-Pac-12 Conference lists.
While Oregon's Marcus Mariota and UCLA's Brett...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 11:10 PM
USC had not given up a touchdown pass coming into Saturday night’s game against Oregon State and Beavers quarterback Sean Mannion, who will probably end this season as the Pac-12 Conference’s career passing leader.
Oregon State hadn’...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 3:10 PM
— Two special teams touchdowns and safety Malcolm Jenkins' third interception of the season have lifted the Philadelphia Eagles to a stunning 21-13 lead over the host San Francisco 49ers today at Levi's Stadium.
Trey Burton blocked a punt on the...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 4:28 PM
After an open date last week, USC attempts to bounce back from an upset loss at Boston College and improve to 2-0 in the Pac-12 Conference against unbeaten Oregon State. Staff writer Gary Klein examines the story lines and matchups for the game:
| Sep 21, 2014
| 7:00 AM
USC next week will face an Oregon State quarterback coming off a record-setting performance.
Sean Mannion became Oregon State’s all-time passing yards leader in the Beavers’ 28-7 victory over San Diego State on Saturday night at Corvallis,...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 10:09 PM
It's been a while since USC lost to Oregon State at the Coliseum.
More than half a century.
In 1960, the Trojans lost, 14-0. They have since won 22 consecutive home games against the Beavers.
So USC, which is coming off an open date, has an...