UCLA Earns Spot in Pac-12 Championship

AP Photo

You know, the USC monopoly on college football in L.A. just might be over.


And Lane Kiffin’s seat as USC’s football coach just got a lot warmer.


UCLA defeated USC, 38-28, to snap a five-game losing streak against the Trojans and, more importantly, give the Bruins a spot in the Pac-12 Conference championship game for the second consecutive year.


Last year, UCLA played Oregon in the game because USC, the South Division winner, had been banned by the NCAA from postseason play.


This season, Coach Jim Mora’s first, the Bruins earned it.


UCLA improved its record to 9-2 overall, 6-2 in Pac-12 play. USC fell to 7-4, 5-4.

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Averting the Point of Sword Stabbing

Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times - November 15, 2012

In the last 15 years, I've covered nearly every USC road game where the Trojans marching band performs on the field, and there's always a moment in those games that makes me cringe. It's the moment before the pregame show in... more »

Ashes of Former USC Star Found at Car Wash

Debbi Baker, UT-San Diego - November 13, 2012

No one has figured out who left the ashes of Henry Renaud Lefebvre in a stall at the OB Suds do-it-yourself carwash earlier this year.   But we now know Henry was a star football player at USC in the 1920s who went on to... more »

Point Finger at Kiffin for USC's Trouble

Pete Thamel, Sports Illustrated - November 7, 2012

A USC team manager backed up Lane Kiffin's black Mercedes S550 and parked it about 10 feet from the door to the USC locker room late Saturday night. The sleek sedan, with tinted windows, was perfectly positioned to be Kiffin's... more »

Early Riser Has UCLA Rising

Mark Whicker, Orange County Register - November 17, 2012

On Saturday morning, his dad Brett Sr. will start the tailgate ritual at the Rose Bowl, in Lot H. "I'll get there about 5:30," he said the other day, as he sat in his home health-care office. He will see the sunrise. Brett Jr.,... more »

NCAA Holds UCLA's Muhammad Hostage

Andrew Sharp, SB Nation - November 16, 2012

The facts: Shabazz Muhammad was the no. 1 or no. 2 basketball recruit in America last year (depending on where you look), and last spring he chose UCLA over Duke and Kentucky. Then last weekend the NCAA declared him ineligible... more »