September 5, 2013 |
Famed Dodgers play-by-play broadcaster Vin Scully will be the grand marshal of the 2014 Rose Parade in Pasadena, officials announced Thursday. Appearing in front of the Tournament of Roses House, Scully - who recently announced plans to call games for the Dodgers for a record 65th season - said he was honored to be chosen. "All my life I've been enamored with the roar of the crowd," he said. Scully, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame broadcasters' wing in 1982, will be leading the 125th Rose Parade through Pasadena on Jan. 1 in front of a worldwide audience of millions.
July 23, 2013 |
Bob Cantu, who coached the USC men's basketball team on an interim basis last winter after Kevin O'Neill was fired midseason, was left unemployed after the Trojans hired Andy Enfield for the job. Tuesday Cantu sent out a tweet about his newest venture, the Cantu Enrichment Program. In the words, we presume, of Cantu on the front page of his new website, cantuenrichmentprogram.com : "It is every parents dream to know that their child has completed their homework, done some type of physical activity and learned more about leadership goals, and current technology from 3 pm-6 pm. My new program will allow that dream to become a reality and for optimal convenience it will take place on their school campus.
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May 2, 2013 |
At Harvard-Westlake, a private high school in the shadows of the Hollywood Hills, players from the basketball team heaped praise on the alumnus who this week became the first active NBA player to announce that he is gay. "We have a lot of pride in him," Michael Sheng, 17, said of Jason Collins. "He's a hero, an icon for what he has done. " Support from basketball players was more tentative at Susan Miller Dorsey High, a school in the heart of Los Angeles' black community that has long been an athletic powerhouse, producing numerous NFL and NBA players.
April 12, 2013 |
Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is coming home. The Los Angeles Locke High alum who played on two NCAA championship teams at USC and competed in the WNBA was hired as USC's women's basketball coach, the school announced Thursday. Cooper-Dyke, who coached last season at Texas Southern, replaces Michael Cooper, whose USC team finished 11-20 last season. "If you were to ask me what my dream job was at any point in my coaching career, I would always have said my dream is to come back and lead the USC women's basketball team," Cooper-Dyke said in a statement.
April 6, 2013
ALL-AREA TEAM BOYS Roschon Prince, Long Beach Poly, 6-6, Sr. The Gatorade state player of the year averaged 20.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists in leading the Jackrabbits to a 28-4 record. He signed with USC. London Perrantes, Crespi, 6-1, Sr. The Virginia-bound Perrantes was the top senior point guard in Southern California, averaging 19.7 points and 5.8 assists. He was the Mission League and Division IV player of the year. Stanley Johnson, Mater Dei, 6-7, Jr. Stopping Johnson was every opponent's task, and it was difficult.
April 4, 2013 |
Police in Spokane, Wash., completed their investigation of a fight that occurred last month and have requested that two USC basketball players be charged with two counts each of second-degree assault, a police spokeswoman said. Neither police nor USC has named the players involved in the March 10 incident. USC suspended center James Blasczyk and forward Dewayne Dedmon indefinitely the day after the incident for violating team rules. The Spokane County prosecutor's office will make the final decision about whether to file charges, police spokeswoman Monique Cotton said in an email.
March 22, 2013 |
UCLA apparel sponsor Adidas, a Los Angeles basketball trainer, a New York financial advisor and a 34-year-old financial planner all contributed funds to basketball standout Shabazz Muhammad and his summer league team as the talented player wound his way across the country, records show. Muhammad is preparing to lead his UCLA Bruins in their first game of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night in front of a national television audience. On Friday, The Times reported that Muhammad's father, Ron Holmes, worked hard to position his son for such success.
March 22, 2013
"One and done," the growing trend of young basketball players to spend only the obligatory year in college before moving on to the NBA, is a manifestation of a much broader societal phenomenon. Loyalty to teams, cities, employers and constituencies has become passe, a corny vestige of a time when individuals did not think and act as if they were one-person franchises. Today, amateurs and professionals of every stripe are presumptively transient, bags never unpacked, offers entertained before names have been sewn to uniforms or name plates attached to doors.