October 27, 2012 |
TEMPE, Ariz. -- I don't think it was too much to ask. If one has only so many days in a lifetime, and some of them must be spent watching UCLA football, then how about making them more entertaining? I brought it up following the Bruins' last game, helpful as I often am with our local coaches, reminding Jim Mora folks still weren't going to the Rose Bowl because UCLA football hasn't been much fun. Well, I had no idea he would take advice so well, as Mora made even the coin toss entertaining on what would be just a humdinger of an afternoon.
February 12, 2012 |
In a season that has featured long stretches of losses, USC on Sunday wasted a chance to actually extend a winning streak. The Trojans had defeated Stanford six consecutive times at home. Unfortunately for USC, that streak ended in a fashion characteristic of so many defeats this season. USC stayed close for the first half and then fell victim to its own dismal shooting as Stanford built a 20-point lead and cruised to a 59-47 victory at the Galen Center. "We had a ton of good shots, which equals a ton of good misses," said Coach Kevin O'Neill, whose team made only 31% of its field-goal attempts.
January 18, 2012 |
When: 5:30 p.m. Where: Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene. On the air: Radio: 830. Records: USC 5-13, 0-5 in Pac-12, Oregon 13-5, 4-2. Update: USC has lost four straight games to Oregon and is the only Pac-12 team without a conference win. The last time the Trojans lost more games to start conference play was during the 1988-89 season, when it began 0-12. The Ducks are led in scoring by senior guard Devoe Joseph (14.9 points a game). Oregon is coming off a road sweep of the Arizona schools, its first such sweep since the 2006-07 season.
January 6, 2012 |
Tucson's Mexican American studies program remains in violation of state law, Arizona's public schools chief ruled Friday, ordering that millions in state funding be withheld from the school district until the program is dismantled or brought into compliance. John Huppenthal, the state superintendent of public instruction, said the Tucson Unified School District program was in violation of a new state law prohibiting ethnic studies classes that are deemed to be divisive. Among other things, the law bans classes primarily designed for a particular ethnic group or which "promote resentment toward a race or class of people.
November 10, 2011 |
Daniel Hernandez Jr. achieved a strange sort of celebrity when, a few days into his internship with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' office, the congresswoman was shot outside a Tucson supermarket. Hernandez propped up a gravely wounded Giffords (D-Ariz.) and applied pressure to her bloodied head. His actions were credited with helping save her life. Since then, Hernandez has attended the State of the Union address, thrown the first pitch at Major League Baseball's All-Star game and recounted the events of Jan. 8 to groups around the country.
April 5, 2011 |
The Supreme Court's conservative majority opened the door for new state support for religious schools, ruling that special tax credits that pay for children to go to church schools cannot be challenged on constitutional grounds. The 5-4 decision Monday is a major win for those who support the "school choice" movement and aid to parochial schools, and a potentially far-reaching loss for defenders of strict separation of church and state. The ruling effectively upholds Arizona's dollar-for-dollar tax credit, up to $500 per person or $1,000 for a couple, for those who donate to organizations that in turn pay tuition for students attending private and parochial schools.