November 1, 2012
Los Angeles Times college football writers Gary Klein, Chris Foster and Chris Dufresne preview the week's happenings in college football every Thursday. Check out the live discussion above for their take.
December 21, 2010
BEEF 'O' BRADY'S BOWL Southern Mississippi vs. Louisville When: Tuesday Where: St. Petersburg, Fla. Time: 5 p.m. PST TV: ESPN About Southern Miss (8-4, 5-3 C-USA Conference USA): The Golden Eagles were arguably one of the most balanced and talented teams in Conference USA this season, but a 50-49 double overtime loss at Alabama Birmingham cost Southern Miss the Western Division title and a chance to play for the league championship.
September 28, 2011 |
Alabama versus Louisiana State is like Romney and Perry: It's going to get settled. You say LSU has (Coach) Les, I say 'Bama has (A.D.) Moore. And it's OK to have OK at No. 3. Alabama and LSU are headed toward a Nov. 5 Southeastern Conference showdown in Tuscaloosa; broadcasters Lundquist and Danielson, right then and there, might claim a sixth straight national title for CBS/SEC. Florida notches up only one spot this week but lurks ominously with upcoming games against Alabama and LSU. Poll watchers ask: Where's Michigan?
October 25, 2012 |
Times UCLA writer Chris Foster, USC writer Gary Klein and national college football columnist Chris Dufresne gave an update on the season in a live Google+ Hangout today. Their chats are featured on the Sports Now blog each Thursday, usually at 11:30 a.m., if you want to catch them live. Among the topics covered: --The panel addresses, in a lively debate, the Trojans switching players' numbers during a game against Colorado to gain an advantage on special teams and possibly to try to confuse upcoming opponents.
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.