USC playing unfamiliar role in BCS title hunt

It’s safe to say that, at this point in the season No. 18 USC was expected to be a major player in the Bowl Championship Series national championship race. And guess what? They are, still. Not in the way people expected the Trojans to be, though. Not an undefeated team on a collision course with […]

Marquee signings mean little for 2012

For a lot of college football fans, Wednesday was the beginning of a new season. Yes, signing day often signifies the start of greatness or the start of a downward trend for teams, whether they play in the SEC, the Big-10 or the Pac-12. Signing day has become a nationwide phenomenon. ESPNU started its coverage […]

Led by Trojans, Pac-12 is resurging

Over the past six seasons, one idea has been ingrained in many college football fans’ minds: the South Eastern Conference is far and away the best national conference. To be honest, if one were to take a cursory glance, it would not seem like much of a stretch. The past six national champions have all […]

Breaking the SEC color barrier

History lessons have a way of awakening the details that get lost in the depths of sports fans’ memories. For instance, if you watched Alabama’s 21-0 drubbing of rival LSU in last week’s BCS National Championship Game, you should have felt a connection to the cardinal and gold. No, junior quarterback Matt Barkley wasn’t slinging […]

NCAA Digest

SEC has no plans to add 14th team to conference   After officially welcoming Texas A&M as the 13th member of the Southeastern Conference last week, commissioner Mike Slive is attempting to quell speculation about the possibility of a 14th conference member. Texas A&M will officially join the SEC next July for the 2012-2013 season, […]