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November 18, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
When: 8. Where: Galen Center. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 710. Records: USC 2-1, Cal State Fullerton 2-1 Update: USC's freshmen are getting plenty of playing time. Guards Julian Jacobs and Kahlil Dukes and forwards Nikola Jovanovic and Roschon Prince combined to score 50 points in wins over Cal State Northridge and Northern Arizona. Jacobs leads the Trojans with 13 assists and is third with 17 rebounds. Coach Andy Enfield lists as his starters Jacobs, Jovanovic, guard Pe'Shon Howard, center Omar Oraby and guard Byron Wesley, who had a career-high 31 points against Northern Arizona.
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October 23, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Ron Freeman, a 6-foot-5 senior guard at Gardena Serra, has committed to Cal State Fullerton.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
September 4, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
Former Westlake Village Oaks Christian pitcher Phil Bickford, the 10th pick overall in this summer's amateur baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, has begun classes at Cal State Fullerton. He decided not sign before last July's deadline and won't be eligible for the draft again until 2016. Bickford hasn't discussed his decision, but Fullerton Coach Rick Vanderhook said he played catch with Bickford on Tuesday and everyone has moved on. Bickford was the only one of 33 first-round draft picks not to sign.
OPINION
August 25, 2013 | Peggy Ochoa
Sandberg tells women, "Lean in," But her message is seemingly thin To women who've tried, And whose stories collide With Filner's political spin. The author is a lecturer in English at Cal State Fullerton. Read more: Opinion poetry by Times readers  
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July 13, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
Pitcher Phil Bickford from Westlake Village Oaks Christian High, who was chosen No. 10 overall in the Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, failed to reach agreement before Friday's signing deadline and will enroll at Cal State Fullerton. Asked whether he were ready to do a cartwheel, Fullerton Coach Rick Vanderhook said, "I would if I could, except I'm driving. " Bickford, who was throwing 96 mph this spring, will join a rotation that could rival the best in college baseball.
SPORTS
July 12, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
When the summer is over, pitcher Matt Campbell of Simi Valley has a chance to be one of the success stories. He was an all-league player for the Pioneers as a junior, going 6-3 with an 1.86 ERA. But during the summer, he has helped his college recruiting chances immensely. He was his team's MVP in the North-South Series and he's trying to make the Area Code Games roster for the Brewers. He's a 6-foot-5 right-hander still learning to throw strikes but getting better. UC Santa Barbara and Santa Clara have been recruiting him hardest, but Long Beach State, Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine, UCLA and Cal Poly SLO are starting to pay attention.
SPORTS
July 12, 2013 | By Bill Dwyre
The recent heated discussion over the merits of Steve Alford's salary to coach basketball at UCLA included a little analysis from reader Scott Ninegar. John Wooden was paid $6,000 to coach the Bruins in 1948, his first season at UCLA. In today's dollars, Ninegar calculated, Wooden's $6,000 would be $57,994 when adjusted for inflation. Wooden's final salary in the 1975 season, when he won his 10th NCAA title, was $40,500. Ninegar calculated that would now be $175,358. Alford's salary is $2.6 million a year for seven years.  Ninegar has that at 14.8 times what Wooden's $175,358 would have been after adjusting for inflation.
SPORTS
June 26, 2013 | By Mike Hiserman
UCLA believes it is a worthy national champion, the best college baseball team in the nation. But Coach John Savage wasn't thinking that way a couple of weeks ago, when the Bruins were preparing to meet Cal State Fullerton in a best-of-three-games NCAA Super Regional at Fullerton's Goodwin Field. He thought Fullerton might be better. In fact, he thought the Big West Conference champion Titans just might have been the best team in the country. “It was a tough road,” Savage said Tuesday night at a post-game news conference after UCLA finished a five-game College World Series sweep with an 8-0 rout of Mississippi State.
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