February 5, 2014 |
USC was seeking depth at tight end, especially after Xavier Grimble announced he would forgo his final season of eligibility. The Trojans bolstered their tight end corps Wednesday by signing Bryce Dixon of Ventura St. Bonaventure High to a national letter of intent. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Dixon joins senior Randall Telfer and junior Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick as scholarship tight ends. Trojans Coach Steve Sarkisian was impressed by Dixon's athleticism. "I saw him play basketball and he had four dunks in one game," Sarkisian told the school's website . "He'll be a great fit our system that really features the tight end. " Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who played tight end at Washington under Sarkisan, won the John Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end in December.
November 19, 2013 |
No. 3-seeded Long Beach Poly travels to Ventura College on Friday night to take on St. Bonaventure in a Pac-5 Division quarterfinal playoff game, and the Jackrabbits had better be ready to take on the best tight end in Southern California, Bryce Dixon. Dixon has been living up to his reputation. He had two touchdown receptions in a first-round win over Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. He's big, physical and fast. Poly has plenty of defensive backs capable of covering him, but Dixon is an intriguing target for Alabama-bound junior quarterback Ricky Town.
October 20, 2013 |
As a youngster racing in his native New Zealand, Scott Dixon would drive with a pillow strapped to his behind because he was too short to see above the cockpit. Now the reserved Dixon, known as the "Iceman" because he prefers to let his racing do the talking, stands above all his peers after winning his third IndyCar series championship. As Team Penske driver Will Power was winning the MAVTV 500 on Saturday night at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Dixon finished fifth to capture the title by 27 points over Helio Castroneves.
October 19, 2013 |
Scott Dixon won his third IndyCar championship Saturday night in a race that came down to mere survival. As Team Penske's Will Power won the race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Dixon finished fifth to win the title by 27 points over Power teammate Helio Castroneves. Dixon needed only to finish fifth or better in the MAVTV 500 to clinch the Izod IndyCar series championship. Castroneves finished sixth, one lap down to the leaders. But at least those two drivers saw the checkered flag.
October 18, 2013 |
The IndyCar title fight is down to two drivers but, given the series' record this year, the season finale at Fontana should be a much more wide-open affair. Ten drivers have won this year in the Izod IndyCar Series, including four first-time winners, ahead of Saturday night's MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. Either Scott Dixon or Helio Castroneves will be crowned series champion after the race. Dixon, who already has two IndyCar titles, holds a 25-point lead over Castroneves, who is seeking his first championship.
October 17, 2013 |
This year's IndyCar championship was Helio Castroneves' to lose, and he's nearly done just that. The Brazilian driver had a 49-point lead in the title standings with three races left in the season, only to have a disastrous double-header in Houston two weeks ago because of mechanical woes. So now Castroneves is 25 points behind Scott Dixon as the Izod IndyCar Series comes to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana for the season finale Saturday night. If Dixon finishes fifth or better in the MAVTV 500, the New Zealander will capture his third series title, regardless of how Castroneves finishes.