PASADENA, Calif. - The Stanford Cardinal chose to be concerned strictly about themselves on Saturday. That was all that was necessary, and it worked to perfection.
When his father started coaching at Oregon State in 1965, 12-year-old Mike Riley started caring, deeply, about the Civil War.
Arizona cornerback Jonathan McKnight has an interception in each of his last three games, including this one against Oklahoma State.
Intercepting a pass is an achievement brought on by an accident. Picks, like many of sports' greatest moments - home runs and slam dunks come to mind - require athletes to be both informed and opportunistic.