September 9, 2013
USC Coach Lane Kiffin would seem to be on the proverbial hot seat following the Trojans' 10-7 loss to Washington State on Saturday. Times college football beat writer Chris Dufresne discusses that notion and more in the video above. "He was on the hot seat going into the year, everyone knew that," Dufresne said. "The performance the other night was disastrous, but you've got to put it in context. [USC Athletic Director] Pat Haden just went out on a limb only a few weeks ago and put out a video in 100% support of Kiffin.
August 28, 2013 |
To honor, or dishonor, the 16th and final season of the Bowl Championship Series, here are 16 questions and answers as college football opens 2013: 1. How soon does USC Coach Lane Kiffin need to decide on a quarterback? Answer: Sept. 21. Penn & Teller could rotate for the first three games - against Hawaii, Washington State and Boston College - but USC needs to nail down Max Wittek or Cody Kessler by the time it hosts Utah State. That's the nightmare scenario USC fans might not see coming - a reincarnation of the long-ago Freedom Bowl loss to Fresno State.
August 14, 2013 |
USC's Sept. 14 game against Boston College at the L.A. Coliseum will kick off at noon and and will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks, USC announced Wednesday. Nearly half of the kickoff times for the Trojans' 13 games have now been set. Other kickoff times and television broadcast information (all times PDT): --Aug. 29 at Hawaii, 8 p.m., CBS Sports Network --Sept. 7 vs. Washington State, 7:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1 --Oct. 10 vs. Arizona, 7:30 p.m. Fox Sports 1 --Oct. 19 at Notre Dame, 4:30 p.m., NBC --Nov.
July 10, 2013 |
The Clippers' newest backcourt tandem sat next to each other Wednesday afternoon and talked about how well they complement each other, how excited they are to be on the same team. Their relationship hasn't always been so affectionate. “In college, you would never have seen us sit next to each other,” re-signed point guard Chris Paul said of his new running mate, shooting guard J.J. Redick. The two were conference rivals in college; Redick played for Duke from 2002-06 and Paul was at Wake Forest from 2003-05.
April 21, 2013 |
After cameras zoomed in on the Boston flag, Celtic punk band the Dropkick Murphys launched into “For Boston,” the band's rowdy, over-before-you-know-it cover of the Boston College fight song. Playing this show at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, said founder Ken Casey, is part of the healing process, The bassist/singer had earlier confessed that the Boston-bred band had considered canceling its Coachella performance after the Boston Marathon bombings left three dead and scores more injured.
April 20, 2013 |
Awakened by gunfire the night before, then ordered to stay indoors throughout the day, residents of Watertown, Mass., erupted in loud applause and cheers Friday night as authorities announced that they had captured Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Cooped up indoors for almost 24 hours, residents flooded area streets to cheer the many federal, state and local law enforcement officers as they drove the suspect away in an ambulance. Bystanders waved and applauded each vehicle as a seemingly endless caravan of police cruisers and utility vehicles rolled through a neighborhood that was ground zero for an unprecedented area manhunt.
April 19, 2013 |
Residents of Boston and its nearby suburbs woke to find themselves in a virtual lockdown Friday as mass transit came to a halt, college campuses were closed and officials urged people to shutter their businesses and stay inside. “It is important that people remain indoors and not open the door,” Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said at a news conference in Watertown. The suburb was the scene of a violent police confrontation Friday morning that left one of the suspected marathon bombers, 26-year-old Tarmerlan Tsarnaev, dead.
April 19, 2013 |
WATERTOWN, Mass. -- The manhunt for the remaining Boston Marathon bombings suspect left much of the city shut down on Friday, hours after the other suspect was killed in a shootout with police. President Obama was briefed on the situation, officials said. Police directly linked the two suspects to Monday's marathon bombings, which left three dead and more than 170 wounded. As police went door to door in Watertown, where the suspects were tracked after a Thursday night carjacking near MIT, residents were told to stay inside and not to open the door except for a police officer.
April 19, 2013 |
WATERTOWN, Mass. -- With the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing still at large early Friday morning, Gov. Deval Patrick ordered everyone in the city to stay home. "There is a massive manhunt underway," he said at a morning press conference, calling it a "rapidly developing situation. " Police Col. Timothy P. Alben added, "It may take hours. " Earlier, the governor ordered a shutdown of the city's public transportation system and officials urged people in some suburbs to stay home from work and school.
February 6, 2013 |
What fun, this national signing day, colleges' version of the NFL draft. Story I'm following most closely is of the Florida mom who reportedly ran off with her kid's signing papers so he wouldn't leave home. As Dave Barry used to say, I'm not making this stuff up. So much to mock on this overblown, overripe event, with 12 hours of breathless election-caliber coverage of the day when high school players officially sign with their colleges. Or in the case of the missing Florida mom, do not. GRAPHIC: UCLA recruits Also, so much to love.