| Jan 12, 2015
| 9:18 PM
The talk heading into the inaugural College Football Playoff national championship game was about offense.
Oregon played at the speed of light, with Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Marcus Mariota leading the way. Ohio State was at full speed with...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 6:21 PM
College football writer Chris Dufresne compares Oregon and Ohio State ahead of the College Football Playoff championship game on Monday in Arlington, Texas:
Oregon run game vs. Ohio State run defense
Oregon became a three-headed rushing monster...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 9:46 AM
Oregon was forced to bench two players because of failed drug tests days before the team competes in the first College Football Playoff title game, the latest hit to a roster already depleted by injuries.
Wide receiver Darren Carrington and running...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 4:57 PM
So what are we going to call this new team? The LAX Rams? The Near L.A. Rams? The Almost in L.A. Rams? The 10 Miles from L.A. Rams. I guess it doesn't matter. New Jersey has two teams named New York.
While I hope...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 9:32 PM
The postseason is one "Kokomo Bowl" from becoming the next verse in a Beach Boys song: "Miami, Bahamas, come on pretty mamma, Camellia, and Boca, this is not a joke-a." Four new bowl games plus the extra championship game means the process of picking...
| Jan 8, 2015
Before Wednesday, USC had looked as if it were headed for another miserable year in the Pac-12. In their first two conference games, against Colorado and Utah, the Trojans had lost by a combined 45 points. The team's leading scorer, freshman point guard...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 4:25 PM
The postseason is one "Kokomo Bowl" from becoming the next verse in a Beach Boys song: "Miami, Bahamas, come on pretty mama, Camellia, and Boca, this is not a joke-a." Four new bowl games plus the extra championship game means the process of picking...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:23 PM
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Nevada (7-5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4)
11 a.m, New Orleans, ESPN
The Buzz: The Ragin' Cajuns might as well book permanent reservations for the New Orleans Bowl. Louisiana-Lafayette is making its fourth consecutive trip...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 8:00 PM
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Nevada (7-5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4)
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: New Orleans
The buzz: The Ragin' Cajuns may as well book permanent reservations for the New Orleans Bowl. Louisiana-Lafayette is making its...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:50 PM
USC has a record of 33-17 in bowl games but is playing in the Holiday Bowl for the first time. Nebraska is 1-2 in the Holiday Bowl and 25-25 overall. The Cornhuskers lost to a Steve Sarkisian-coached Washington team, 19-7, in the 2010 Holiday Bowl....
| Dec 30, 2014
| 8:16 PM
Last season's national championship game was a clash of opposite forces in the world of college men's basketball. It was the old — Connecticut, led by senior Shabazz Napier — versus young — Kentucky's surging cache of first- and second-...