Logan Thomas threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third, leading No. 9 Virginia Tech to a 24-21 victory over North Carolina on Thursday night and another 10-win season. Read More
With the surprising success of the 49ers this season, there’s been a lot of talk about the Harbaugh brothers, the roughneck Ryan twins and other siblings that roam the sidelines.
Yet San Francisco has its own prized coaching families, part of a brood so small and tight that they share the same lineage and background, a tree with roots that date back to the glory days of city sports. Read More
In the junior college ranks, the NorCal Conference has repeatedly proven itself as the cream of the crop in California, with the champion having played in the past eight state championship games.
The winner of Saturday’s tilt between visiting City College of San Francisco and host College of San Mateo will be in prime position to represent the NorCal Conference this postseason. Read More
The way Larry Scott is remolding the Pac-10 — err Pac-12, um, Pac-16 — is no surprise to those here in New York at the U.S. Open. They saw the way he reworked what once was called the Women’s Tennis Association but now goes only by the initials WTA.
Scott was the demon of change when he served for six years as the chairman and CEO of the tour. Read More
A 26-year-old man was beaten unconscious during a fight in the Candlestick Park parking lot Saturday shortly after the kickoff of the Cal-Fresno State Battle By The Bay college football game, according to police.Officers were called at about 4 p.m. and found the victim on the ground, unconscious and bleeding, police said. Several people pointed to the suspect, another 26-year-old man, nearby and police arrested him. Read More
City College of San Francisco coach George Rush considers the 2011 freshman football class to be his best in the past 10 years. “We put a lot more energy in the recruiting process this year, and it paid off,” Rush said, while tempering the optimism with his common refrain. “But everybody looks good in August.” Read More
Cal football coach Jeff Tedford has been making sweeping changes in his coaching staff, trying to rebound from his first losing season with the Bears.
Not all of the departures have been announced as firings, but you can be certain that those who have left voluntarily did so because they were encouraged to do so by Tedford.
The most significant moves are probably the departure of offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig and offensive line coach Steve Marshall. Read More
For the sixth time in the past seven seasons, an undefeated college football team, TCU (13-0), failed to win a national championship — or even get a chance to play for one. Read More
I’ve awoken in 2011 to a New Year’s celebration that will never end.
That wall-to-wall day of college football that used to await us all on the first day of the year feels like its lasting 240 hours this year. Read More
God bless Texas Christian University senior wide receiver Jeremy Kerley for his attitude.
“Anybody would like a shot at the national championship,” Kerley said after TCU’s 21-19 Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin. “But you got to take what they give you. This is a great way to go out. Couldn’t ask for more.”
We’re sorry, Jeremy, but we can, and will, ask for more. Read More