College football has lost its way because the media and couch potatoes want to turn it into a minor league NFL.
The sport has long been plagued by scandal. Cam Newton and Reggie Bush are only the latest in a long trail. Half a century ago it was written that Hugh McElhenny found his way to the University of Washington from Compton Junior College by following a trail of $20 bills.
But even with all that, college football had one big trump card over the pros: tradition. Read More
Last year, voters in Oregon voted to raise taxes on the highest income earners in the state, giving Oregon the highest tax rates of any state in the nation. It hasn't worked out too well for Oregonians, according to the Wall Street Journal: Read More
Along with all that flash and dash and those snazzy uniforms, No. 1 Oregon will bring a hefty dose of good old-fashioned grit to the BCS national title game.
Heisman Trophy contender LaMichael James, Kenjon Barner and the fast-paced Ducks negotiated the last speed bump on the way to Glendale, Ariz., grinding out a 37-20 victory against Oregon State in the Civil War on Saturday. Read More
San Francisco is on its way to being the greenest, most bike-friendly city in the nation – at least that’s what Mayor Gavin Newsom believes.
On Monday, the mayor joined the bike community and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority in rolling out the first stripe of a new bike lane on Townsend Street near Fourth Street. The project is the first of some 45 new bike lanes. Read More
The USF baseball team was predicted to finish third in the West Coast Conference preseason poll, while a pair of Dons were named to the preseason All-Conference team. Senior right-hander Doug Murray, who went 9-0 last season, and junior third baseman Stephen Yarrow, who hit .277 with 13 home runs, were both named to the All-Conference squad. USF, led by 12th-year coach Nino Giarratano, finished third in the conference last season. Read More
Kudos to all the major networks who paid tribute to our armed services this past week in a celebration of Veterans Day. Words don’t, and can’t, describe the bravery and pure resolve of our troops that have perished in meaningless war and risk their lives on a daily basis to protect us from the moronic evils that exist across the oceans. While watching TV or listening to the radio, tears came to my eyes more than once marveling at some of the heroics that have been achieved. Read More
Thanks to large influxes of new residents from out-of-state, Oregon has been tilting leftward politically over the last few decades, much to the chagrin of many long-term residents. Further, Portland has become the laboratory for every new and allegedly forward-thinking urban planning and environmental measure that social scientists can dream up. The problem is that the state's new-found love of progressive policies often comes with a hefty price tag. Read More
As Cal begins the defining three games of its schedule Saturday, there is a growing feeling that the Bears are the best team in the conference.
Now, they have to prove it.
Each game provides a special problem. Saturday’s game against Oregon in Eugene puts the Bears in Autzen Stadium, regarded as the most hostile environment for visiting teams. Read More
Cal athletic director Sandy Barbour was as giddy as a schoolgirl giving a national newspaper columnist a tour of Memorial Stadium and the new Athletic Performance Center under construction Tuesday afternoon.
Before he took part in his growing list of radio and TV interviews, Cal coach Jeff Tedford was corralled outside the football office by a Los Angeles sportswriter eager to get the inside word on Jahvid Best. Read More