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January 28, 2014 |
There are no suspects and no arrests have been made in the shooting death of an 18-year-old Santa Ana man who was found dead early Friday on a residential street, police said. Police at first couldn't identify the victim, whose body was found about 1 a.m. in the 1400 block of South Standard Street, Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. They later used fingerprints to determine he was Jeffrey Enriquez of Santa Ana, he said. Enriquez played football at Godinez Fundamental High School during his sophomore and junior years but had not been enrolled at the school since October, said Deidra Powell, a spokeswoman for Santa Ana Unified School District.
January 28, 2014 |
The news Tuesday that college athletes are seeking representation by a labor union brought a knowing smile to academics who operate far from the field house. The move by Northwestern football players to join the United Steelworkers union is unprecedented by college athletes, but old news among University of California system graduate student instructors. "We've been there, done that, and it works," UC Berkeley professor Harley Shaiken said. Shaiken teaches an undergraduate labor relations course called "The Southern Border," a class that contains 400 students and eight graduate student instructors.
January 18, 2014 |
The NFL mock drafts have begun to come out, and it's looking good for former players from Gardena Serra and Loyola. Linebacker Anthony Barr, from Loyola and UCLA, is tabbed as the No. 3 pick in a mock draft from NFL.com . Two players from Serra, receivers Marqise Lee and Paul Richardson, are picked at No. 16 and No. 23. Lee played at USC and Richardson at Colorado. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
January 13, 2014 |
Super Bowl XLVIII is getting close, and lots of Southern California products are still alive for this weekend's conference championship games, causing excitement at their old high schools. At Birmingham High, football Coach Jim Rose has been following Malik Jackson of the Denver Broncos . Jackson, who was a standout defensive linemen with his twin brother, Marquis, had a sack on Sunday against the Chargers. "He's still Malik to me," Rose said of Jackson, who played on the Patriots' 13-1 team in 2007.
December 24, 2013 |
Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was named the Associated Press national college football player of the year on Monday. Winston received 49 out of 56 votes cast by AP Top 25 college football poll voters. Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch finished second with three votes. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron got two votes. Boston College running back Andre Williams and Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard each received one vote. Winston is the first Florida State player to win the award, which has been handed out since 1998, and the first from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
December 14, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- From the first snap, the season has belonged to Jameis Winston. Now the 2013 Heisman Trophy does as well. Winston, Florida State's redshirt freshman quarterback, has proven to be college football's most consistent and dynamic signal caller this season. From his efficient debut against Pittsburgh to his elite performance on the road against Clemson, Winston never crumbled under pressure. Thanks to his poise, leadership and superior skills, Winston became the third Seminoles player and second redshirt freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.