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Carolina Panthers' Josh Norman wears a mask as he answers a question during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game on Monday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Memo to Super Bowl Week: Wake Up!

Three days before Super Bowl 50, it’s almost time to panic. The…

 

USC head coach Clay Helton has quickly turned the Trojans’ season around after the abrupt departure of coach Steve Sarkisian, (David Zalubowski/AP)

Stanford wary of USC bounceback with Helton

Bobby Bowden experienced just about everything during a Hall of Fame coaching…

 

Stanford kicker Conrad Ukropina is lifted by fans and teammates after kicking a 45-yard field goal as time expired to give the Cardinal a 38-36 win over Notre Dame on Saturday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Stanford needs help to play CFP leapfrog

Stanford coach David Shaw refers to the Pac-12 Championship Game at Levi’s…

 

Former Giants slugger Barry Bonds is rumored to be the next hitting coach for the Miami Marlins. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Bonds to impart ‘lessons’ in Miami

It was just a matter of time before ex-Giants slugger Barry Bonds…

Former Giants slugger Barry Bonds is rumored to be the next hitting coach for the Miami Marlins. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
California quarterback Jared Goff, right, throws the ball under pressure from Southern California defensive end Greg Townsend Jr. during the  game on Saturday in Berkeley. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Goff, Cal tumbling again

The sight of Jared Goff yelling on the sideline, having to be…

California quarterback Jared Goff, right, throws the ball under pressure from Southern California defensive end Greg Townsend Jr. during the  game on Saturday in Berkeley. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey (5) runs after getting a hand off from quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) during an NCAA college football game against University of Washington on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Stanford, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez?AP)

Big tests for Cal, Stanford

The Pac-12 South race tightened up with No. 13 Utah’s loss to…

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey (5) runs after getting a hand off from quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) during an NCAA college football game against University of Washington on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Stanford, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez?AP)
Former USC football coach Steve Sarkisian speaks to media on Aug. 25, 2015, apologizing for his drunken appearance at a team rally the weekend prior. (Nick Ut/AP)

Ex-49er warned USC about Sarkisian

LOS ANGELES — Two days after USC hired Steve Sarkisian as head…

Former USC football coach Steve Sarkisian speaks to media on Aug. 25, 2015, apologizing for his drunken appearance at a team rally the weekend prior. (Nick Ut/AP)
As college football programs across the country are losing their coaches, David Shaw is calmly leading Stanford to contend for the Pac-12 Championship. (Timothy J. Gonzalez/AP)

In sea of Sarks, Shaw a rock

College football, I’m disgusted to say, is more professional these days than…

As college football programs across the country are losing their coaches, David Shaw is calmly leading Stanford to contend for the Pac-12 Championship. (Timothy J. Gonzalez/AP)
Steve Sarkisian was terminated  by USC on Monday. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

At last, Sarkisian in better place

It took some time, too much time, but USC finally got it…

Steve Sarkisian was terminated  by USC on Monday. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
Southern California head football coach Steve Sarkisian was fired by the university on Monday. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

USC fires troubled Sarkisian

LOS ANGELES — Southern California fired Steve Sarkisian on Monday, one day…

Southern California head football coach Steve Sarkisian was fired by the university on Monday. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian yells at an official late in the fourth quarter against Washington during an NCAA college football game Thursday. Washington won 17-12. (Paul Rodriguez/The Orange County Register via AP)

USC coach Steve Sarkisian taking indefinite leave of absence

LOS ANGELES — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian is taking an indefinite…

Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian yells at an official late in the fourth quarter against Washington during an NCAA college football game Thursday. Washington won 17-12. (Paul Rodriguez/The Orange County Register via AP)
Christian McCaffrey celebrates with teammates after Stanford’s convincing victory over USC in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Hogan’s Heroes: Stanford stuns USC

LOS ANGELES — The questions were answered, shockingly and emphatically, as David…

Christian McCaffrey celebrates with teammates after Stanford’s convincing victory over USC in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Southern California NCAA college football coach Steve Sarkisian speaks to media before football practice in Los Angeles on Tuesday. (Nick Ut/AP)

USC makes crisis worse

Don’t stop at institutional arrogance. Slog downward toward insufferable hypocrisy, the enabling…

Southern California NCAA college football coach Steve Sarkisian speaks to media before football practice in Los Angeles on Tuesday. (Nick Ut/AP)
Doug McSchooler/AP PhotoSeattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll will receive an honorary degree from USC at the May 15 graduation ceremony in Los Angeles.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll to get honorary degree from USC

LOS ANGELES — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is going back to…

Doug McSchooler/AP PhotoSeattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll will receive an honorary degree from USC at the May 15 graduation ceremony in Los Angeles.

Cal women knocked off by USC

BERKELEY— Kaneisha Horn and Alexyz Vaioletama scored 17 points apiece and USC…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APStanford's Chasson Randle

Stanford rallies in second half to beat USC

STANFORD — Chasson Randle called Marcus Allen a sparkplug for the team…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APStanford's Chasson Randle
Ben Margot/APCalifornia's Jabari Bird celebrates on the back of David Kravish after the Bears last-second win over USC.

Wallace, California beat USC on buzzer beater 70-69

BERKELEY — Tyrone Wallace made a deep 3-pointer at the buzzer to…

Ben Margot/APCalifornia's Jabari Bird celebrates on the back of David Kravish after the Bears last-second win over USC.

Thompson, No. 11 Stanford women beat USC

LOS ANGELES -- Lili Thompson scored 21 points and No. 11 Stanford…

Stephan Savoia/AP PhotoUSC receiver George Farmer has decided to skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft.

USC receiver George Farmer enters NFL draft early

LOS ANGELES — Southern California receiver George Farmer has decided to skip…

Stephan Savoia/AP PhotoUSC receiver George Farmer has decided to skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
Chris Carlson/APCal's Jordan Mathews

Poor second half leads to Cal losing to USC

LOS ANGELES -- Nikola Jovanovic scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds…

Chris Carlson/APCal's Jordan Mathews