| Jun 3, 2014
| 9:09 PM
Only incurable seamheads and/or incorrigible gamblers organize NCAA baseball tournament pools, but even if you filled out a bracket purely for entertainment, chances are it's more charred than a burger on the barbie.
Five of the eight national seeds met...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 11:02 PM
At 50, Bob Ctvrtlik, a Newport Beach resident, passes on advice, not volleyballs anymore.
Ctvrtlik, one of the most decorated U.S. volleyball players, was the guest speaker at the 53rd annual Athletic Awards banquet at the Radisson Hotel in Newport Beach...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Sleep hasn't come easily for UCF left-hander Eric Skoglund.
That is about to change now that he was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the third round of the baseball draft Friday.
"It has been stressful the past couple of days," said Skoglund, the...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Hold the cupcakes. The second week of the college football season will feature some marquee matchups.
Here are our top five games to watch this week:
No. 14 USC at No. 13 Stanford
3:30 p.m., Saturday, ABC
The Buzz: This showdown could be a preview...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
Florida Atlantic (0-1) at No. 2 Alabama (1-0)
9 a.m., SEC Network
This is a...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Getting a line on opening weekend was not easy.
Selection committee members, as you read this, are rearranging all the postseason Post-it notes on their refrigerators.
Texas A&M moved up near the freezer compartment, replacing down-by-carrots-now...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 7:55 PM
A year ago, the UConn football team opened the season with a loss to FCS opponent Towson.
On Saturday, the Huskies host another FCS program when Stony Brook visits Rentschler Field. For the players who were part of last season's opener, the Towson loss...
| Aug 27, 2014
Old Dominion played five Football Bowl Subdivision teams last season, losing four by an average of 30.5 points, exposing epic defensive futility and defeating only hapless Idaho. This year, their first in Conference USA, the Monarchs face 11 FBS programs,...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:43 PM
The time has come to stop talking and start playing. Let the sweet sound of a referee's whistle mercifully replace the pound of a judge's gavel.
It's time for wish lists and check lists:
Out-of-the-box Thursday features a not-too-shabby lineup of...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 11:30 PM
Former Orlando Boone kicker Austin Jones, who was named the starting kicker as a true freshman at Temple this past week, had quite a successful debut in the Owls 37-7 victory at Vanderbilt in Nashville on Thursday night.
Jones, who was named one of...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Something to ponder over a holiday travel weekend as college football's four-team playoff prepares for takeoff: the flight is overbooked.
Do the math: Five power conferences are essentially battling for four spots, meaning at least one highly...