Safety of football players looms large

The question seems to make its way through the media airwaves every few weeks. It’s short and to the point, often posed to those in the public eye: Would you let your child play football? “I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you — if I had a son, I’d have to […]

College athletes deserve a fair share

In some ways, senior quarterback Matt Barkley gets a raw deal. It’s not just the astronomical expectations he shoulders with aplomb -— expectations so high that many question why his completion percentage wasn’t higher in last week’s game against Hawai’i in which he threw for 372 yards and four touchdowns — or the reality that, […]

Is Sunday football in the Pac-12’s future?

Sunday football is as American as apple pie, reality TV and outdoor music festivals all put together. For football fans, it’s a weekly holiday that makes hugging bartenders and high-fiving strangers acceptable — even if only for a few hours. But an NFL lockout would put the kibosh on more than just bar lines and […]