September 14, 2012 |
MORNING Arkansas State (1-1) at Nebraska (1-1) 9 a.m., ESPN2 Arkansas State gets to cash a $1 million check for making the trip to Lincoln. Nebraska needs a team to clobber after last week's tough loss at UCLA. Oregon led Arkansas State, 50-3, with seven minutes left in the first half. Everybody wins. California (1-1) at No.12 Ohio State (2-0) 9 a.m., Channel 7 The Pac 12 Network hopes to use Cal at USC on Sept. 22 as leverage against distributors (DirectTV)
September 20, 2012
The Times' UCLA reporter Chris Foster, USC reporter Gary Klein and national columnist Chris Dufresne chatted this afternoon about a variety of topics. Moderator John Cherwa, Times deputy sports editor, pointed out that Dufresne correctly predicted that when USC and California play this weekend they would both be coming off losses. Although Dufresne said the Pac-12 Conference is much stronger this season than it has been in recent years, he ranks the Big 12 as the nation's No. 1 conference with the SEC at No. 2 and Pac-12 at No. 3. He also said that Stanford, coming off a 21-14 victory over the Trojans, could be the team to watch in the Pac-12.
October 11, 2012
Join us today at 11:30 a.m. when Times UCLA writer Chris Foster, USC writer Gary Klein and national college football columnist Chris Dufresne give an update on the season in a live Google+ Hangout. Among the topics expected to be covered: UCLA got some bad news when it learned receiver Darius Bell is expected to out two to four weeks because of a broken rib he suffered during the Bruins' game against California. As Foster wrote Wednesday , UCLA has good depth at receiver, but Bell's loss does hurt the team's psyche.
November 23, 2011 |
To formulate this week's standings, we put the teams in a blender and punched "puree. " Only Louisiana State, South Carolina, Wisconsin and Penn State retained their positions. The Southeastern Conference West jumped the retaining wall and is holding the Bowl Championship Series czar under house arrest. News that the Pac-12 Conference has three teams in this week's top 10 was greeted with yawns at Dreamland Bar-B-Que in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Don't bother memorizing rankings because they're probably going to get tossed like a holiday salad.
November 24, 2010 |
GAMES TO WATCH No. 2 Auburn (11-0) at No. 9 Alabama (9-2) Friday, 11:30 a.m. PST, Channel 2 Alabama can't win the national title this year but it can do the next best thing: knock Auburn out. The "Iron Bowl" is a rivalry that divides a state with no major "professional" teams unless pay-for-play allegations about Cam Newton prove to be true. The pick: Alabama. No. 20 Arizona (7-3) at No. 1 Oregon (10-0) Friday, 4 p.m., ESPN Oregon, with a win, clinches its second consecutive Pacific 10 Conference title and moves one week closer to playing for the national championship.