November 27, 2011 |
Five things to watch this week in college football: 1: The Pac-12 Conference's nightmare scenario comes true as 6-6 UCLA, coming off a 50-0 loss to USC, plays Oregon on Friday in the league's inaugural championship game. The only good news: Oregon is hosting, which assures a packed house at Autzen Stadium. 2: The Big 12 has scrapped its divisional, title-game format but gets essentially the same thing Saturday when Oklahoma visits Oklahoma State with the conference title at stake.
October 23, 2011 |
Bear Bryant's sport took on Yogi Berra's sport and knocked one out of the national park. It was about time. Commissioner Bud Selig bloviated a few weeks back that only baseball could produce the kind of drama displayed on one wild night in the wild-card race. It was an absurd statement given that college football did this sort of stuff all the time. Remember the Friday after last Thanksgiving, when Auburn rallied from 24-0 down to beat Alabama on the same day/night Boise State lost a shocker at Nevada?
November 17, 2010 |
Let's be honest: This weekend is just killing time until next weekend, when a season's field could get flipped at Tuscaloosa's Iron Bowl and Reno's "Biggest Little Football Game in the World," Boise State at Nevada. Now is time to muse, reflect, relax, and take in a ballgame at Wrigley Field. As Ernie Banks said about ballparks hosting college football games ? "Let's play two. " America's pass time Illinois and Northwestern are exchanging lineup cards Saturday at Wrigley Field.
October 3, 2013 |
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games: MORNING Air Force (1-4) at Navy (2-1) 8:30 a.m., Channel 2 It is one thing to shut down the government and national monuments but quite another to impede on the Saturday ritual of watching college football. We can't say it took an act of Congress to get the Air Force-Navy game played because Congress isn't acting on much of anything these days.
September 12, 2010 |
Lane Kiffin posted evidence on the walls of Heritage Hall for his penalty-prone players to see. He talked about correcting the problem daily in team meetings and also before, during and after the Trojans' 17-14 victory over Virginia. But two games into the season, the Trojans have accrued more penalty yardage than any team in college football. So, USC's coach said Sunday that he would adopt what amounts to the silent treatment when it comes to penalties, which cost the Trojans at least one sure touchdown against Virginia and possibly more.
January 6, 2011 |
The first Pacific 12 Conference football championship game will be on Fox in 2011, the network and the conference announced Thursday. The game will be played Dec. 3 at the home of the qualifying team with the better record. With the addition of Utah and Colorado to the Pac-10 in July, the expanded conference will feature North and South divisions, and the winner of each will play in the championship game. According to sources with knowledge of financial package who are not authorized to speak publicly, the one-year package is valued at $25 million, with $14.5 million for the title game and $10.5 million for the extra games that are a product of the conference's expansion.