| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:28 AM
Virginia and Texas Christian dueled for nearly five hours and deep into the Nebraska night. They endured nine consecutive scoreless innings and extended their superb closers far beyond the norm.
But, oh, the rewards for the Cavaliers:
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Nathan Thornhill and John Curtiss pitched Texas' second straight shutout at the College World Series in Omaha, and the Longhorns forced a second bracket final against Vanderbilt with a 4-0 victory Friday.
The Longhorns (46-20) and Commodores (48-20)...
| Jun 23, 2014
Tyler Beede is a two-time, first-round draft choice. Walker Buehler has won 12 games this season, one shy of the national lead. But for all of the pitching at Vanderbilt's disposal Monday, Virginia is positioned even better entering the College World...
| 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,...