February 5, 2014 |
Austin Roberts, a wide receiver from Carmel (Ind.) High, became the first high school player to sign a letter of intent with UCLA, with the announcement coming at 4 a.m. Roberts was one of the most pursued receivers in the nation. The list of schools after him reads like a top-10 poll, including Alabama, Ohio State, Florida, Florida State and USC . He is ranked 177 thon the ESPN top 300 high school players list. Roberts will give UCLA quarterbacks a big target to throw at. He is 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds.
January 8, 2014 |
Three years after surviving a plane crash as a 16-year-old and vowing to one day return to the basketball court, Austin Hatch did just that on Wednesday night, making a three-pointer on his first shot in the fourth quarter that caused his Loyola High coach and teammates to charge onto the court and pick up a technical foul. "It was the best technical foul I've ever been a part of," Loyola Coach Jamal Adams said. Loyola won the Mission League opener over host Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, 87-59, but the game will be forever remembered for the emotional moment that took place with Hatch.
January 8, 2014 |
How much does iHeartRadio love country music? Enough to sprout a new festival dedicated to the genre. The inaugural iHeartRadio Country Festival has been set for March 29 in Austin, Texas, and will feature Luke Bryan , Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean , Eric Church , Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Jake Owen and other acts still to be announced. "The response to our country performers at the last three iHeartRadio Music Festivals was so incredible we decided to create an entire show just for them," John Sykes, president of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises, said in a statement.
January 5, 2014 |
The gig: Wanda M. Austin, 59, is the president and chief executive of Aerospace Corp., an El Segundo brain trust for the Pentagon's space program. Although not well known outside defense circles, it is regarded as one of the nation's most important assets. Classified space: For decades, Aerospace, which receives federal funds, has provided oversight for development of highly secretive spy satellites, ballistic missiles and launch vehicles. Aerospace scientists and engineers oversee the technical side of contracts awarded to defense firms to ensure the work is being done properly.
January 1, 2014 |
The Philadelphia Eagles will play host to the New Orleans Saints on Saturday night in the first round of the NFL playoffs. The game will feature a quarterback duel between No. 9 from Westlake High in Austin, Texas, and … No. 9 from Westlake High in Austin, Texas. Not only do they share the same number, but Drew Brees of the Saints and Nick Foles of the Eagles share the same high school alma mater. It's the Halley's Comet of NFL coincidences, with the last such occurrence being in 1974, when Pittsburgh played Buffalo in a first-round game showcasing the Steelers' Terry Bradshaw and the quarterback who succeeded him at Woodlawn High in Shreveport, La., Joe Ferguson of the Bills.
December 30, 2013 |
Austin Pritchard, a junior pitcher-first baseman at Riverside North, has committed to UNLV. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org