October 31, 2011 |
The last time USC lost in triple-overtime, the Trojans came back the next week and began a 34-game winning streak. Heading into Friday night's game at Colorado, Coach Lane Kiffin has more modest goals coming off a triple-overtime defeat against Stanford. "We're just trying to get one in a row," he said Monday. "We're not worried about 34 right now. " This is the Trojans' first trip to Boulder, Colo., since 2002, when quarterback Carson Palmer led USC to a 40-3 victory in the second game of the season.
August 27, 2012
Join us at 8:15 a.m. today for a live Google+ Hangout chat with sportswriter David Wharton, who is in China with the UCLA basketball team, and Times sports editor Mike James. [ Update at 8 a.m. : The chat has been canceled because of technical difficulties. Our apologies for the cancellation.] The trip to China represents a trial run, the start of what could be an annual exchange between the Pac-12 and the Federation of University Sports of China. Pac-12 officials are eager to foster relationships with a country where they might someday broadcast games and sell merchandise to a basketball-crazed populace.
September 4, 2012
Join us at noon today for a live Google+ Hangout chat with sportswriter David Wharton and deputy sports editor John Cherwa. Wharton was in China with the UCLA men's basketball on their recent historic trip. The trip to China was a trial run, the start of what could be an annual exchange between the Pac-12 and the Federation of University Sports of China. Pac-12 officials are eager to foster relationships with a country where they might someday broadcast games and sell merchandise to a basketball-crazed populace.
November 1, 2011 |
Oregon Coach Chip Kelly called him "one of the best backs in the country," and he wasn't talking about his own LaMichael James or Kenjon Barner , who certainly fit that description. Instead, he was aiming his praise north up Interstate 5 to Washington's Chris Polk , whose 127-yards-per-game rushing average leads the Pacific 12 Conference and is fifth nationally. Kelly's No. 6-ranked Ducks will try to slow Polk on Saturday at Husky Stadium. But Polk's own coach, Steve Sarkisian , topped Kelly's praise when he compared the back to a pair of notable ballcarriers who were at USC when Sarkisian was an assistant coach for the Trojans.
October 21, 2011 |
The Pacific 12 Conference on Friday handed down suspensions to six UCLA football players and four Arizona players for their participation in a fight during Thursday night's game. UCLA defensive tackle Cassius Marsh will serve a two-game suspension, and wide receivers Taylor Embree, Randall Carroll, Ricky Marvray and Shaquelle Evans were suspended for one game. Guard Albert Cid will serve a half-game suspension. All four of Arizona's suspended players are defensive backs. Shaquille Richardson and Jourdon Grandon will sit out one game; Mark Watley and Lyle Brown received half-game suspensions.
September 10, 2011 |
San Jose State running back Ben Thompson , the son of former UCLA running back Daniel Thompson , knows all about Westwood. "Diddy Riese [Cookies], Pauley Pavilion, I have been around all of that," Ben said. A redshirt freshman from Temecula Valley High, Ben made his college debut on special teams against Stanford last week and is working his way up the depth chart. Daniel Thompson, the Orange County player of the year at Huntington Beach High as a senior, played at UCLA from 1985-88.
October 24, 2011 |
Highly touted freshman quarterback Brett Hundley was not ready to play had UCLA needed to replace Kevin Prince against Arizona last week, Coach Rick Neuheisel said Monday. "I'm not afraid to play Brett Hundley," Neuheisel said. "My concern is Brett being ready to play. " Neuheisel said he "thought briefly" about using Hundley, but it was junior Nick Crissman who warmed up late in the game. Crissman didn't play because the Wildcats ran out the clock in a 48-12 victory.
August 9, 2011 |
UCLA isn't accustomed to getting players during training camp. Watching them limp off to the training room is the usual drill. But Tuesday the Bruins received a boost at two positions where depth is a question, picking up cornerback Jamie Graham and guard Albert Cid . Graham, who played three seasons at Vanderbilt, was accepted into UCLA's graduate school. Cid, a transfer from Citrus College, was admitted into the school as an undergraduate. Both are immediately eligible.
September 6, 2011 |
Utah and Colorado officially joined the Pacific 12 Conference in July, but Kyle Whittingham , Utah's football coach, predicts more schools will soon follow. "It's inevitable that there are going to be four super-conferences in Division I football with 16, maybe even 18 teams in each conference," he said Tuesday during the weekly Pac-12 football coaches' conference call. "I'm not saying I'm in favor or against. I just think that's where it's headed, and I don't see any way around that.
September 19, 2011 |
Andrew Luck threw for 325 yards and had both of his touchdown passes in the second half, helping Stanford pull away for a 37-10 victory over host Arizona in a game that ended late Saturday night. Stanford, 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the Pacific 12 Conference, struggled to find the end zone in the first half, then wore Arizona down in the second. Luck picked the Wildcats apart on 20-for-31 passing, throwing touchdown passes to Zach Ertz in the third quarter and Levine Toilolo in the fourth.