| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Bryce Alford has had better birthday weekends.
It started in Colorado on Thursday. The normally dead-eye UCLA freshman guard missed all seven of his shots. Two days later, he missed all four shots against Utah.
"That was very unlike me," Alford said....
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:00 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — There are advantages to having a 6-foot-9 point guard such as Kyle Anderson.
That was evident not so much in Anderson's play for UCLA on Thursday as it was in the performance of teammate guard Norman Powell.
Powell, a 6-4...
| Dec 11, 2013
The most strident critics craved anarchy, a farewell overdose of controversy for the Bowl Championship Series. Come Sunday, however, after 15 weeks of unimaginable insanity, the most-deserving teams for the national title game were indisputable: Florida...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 9:44 PM
There were eight undefeated teams on Oct. 27 and six left on Nov. 17 and it appeared the last year of the Bowl Championship Series might get the fist in the face it deserved.
Then Auburn's moon jumped to the seventh house, Jupiter aligned with...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:05 PM
So much news broke this week it was easy to forget the reason we all get called together each fall: the games.
USC started it by calling a news conference to announce interim coach Ed Orgeron was out and Steve Sarkisian was in as head coach of the...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Friday and Saturday's menu of games:
9 a.m.: Iowa...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Halfway through your story today I got a sick feeling and tossed the sports section into the couch. What exactly would a "big name" coach do for SC that Ed Orgeron can't do, recruit?
Hope you're feeling better and thanks, really, for...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:49 PM
Leave it to Alabama senior quarterback AJ McCarron to put everything in perspective.
"Football is just a game," he said after Saturday's last-play loss to Auburn. "It's not life."
Leave it to senior Auburn administrator Jay Jacobs to boil the...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Courtesy of the National Football Foundation: American Athletic Date Time Game Network (Talent) Thurs., Dec. 5 7:30 p.m. (19) Louisville at Cincinnati ESPN (Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Kaylee Hartung) Sat., Dec. 7 12 p.m. (16) UCF at SMU ESPN...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors announced Monday they have extended commissioner Larry Scott's contract through the academic year 2017-18.
Scott became the league's sixth commissioner in 2009 and has presided over major growth and...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Winning the Pac 12 South, or this week's game at Utah, suddenly didn't seem so important.
Last Friday, Arizona State Coach Todd Graham and son Bo thought they might die in a plane crash.
A night after defeating Washington State, Graham and his son...