Much has been made about the Pac-10's transformation off the field, but that pales in comparison to the progress the conference has made on the field in 2010.
While spring practice might not produce stars or answers, it does generate plenty of optimism across the country.
Normally, USC coach Pete Carroll makes his adjustments at halftime. Carroll didn't wait around for the Rose Bowl halftime show, dropping the hammer on Penn State in the second quarter, writes Ivan Maisel.
It's a battle of old school (Joe Paterno) and new school (Pete Carroll) when Penn State and USC meet in the Rose Bowl, writes Ivan Maisel.
The recipe for the 2007 season features a generous sprinkling of Southeastern Conference powers, a dash of Southern California and a pinch of the southernmost team in the country.
USC's mix of enthusiasm, perspective and competitive spirit has Reggie Bush and the Trojans on the cusp of a threepeat, writes Ivan Maisel.
Once again, the BCS formula designed to end all debate about the top two teams has done exactly the opposite.
We can talk all night, but that ain't getting us nowhere. So, let's break down why USC, OU and Auburn deserve to be in -- or out -- of the Orange Bowl.
From questions about the best backfields to ramblings about the polls to who will play in the BCS bowls.