March 27, 2013 |
All Ella wants is to play a little football, an American birthright if you're a boy but still a bit of a privilege if you're not. She just turned 13, a good age for almost anything, but especially for running around in the fresh air of fall, trying to snatch the flag off an opposing player's hip. Given their druthers, how many kids today would just as soon spend all afternoon with a video game, as their waists grow prematurely thick? Not Ella Wood. Ella would rather play a cover 2 than a PlayStation 3. This past fall, she played for the Sequoyah School in Pasadena, a private, progressive little place that's been around for more than 50 years.
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January 12, 2013 |
A Pasadena councilman is facing a recall campaign for backing an ordinance that cleared the way for negotiations to bring professional football to the Rose Bowl. Recall proponents on Thursday filed a notice of intent to circulate a petition to recall Councilman Steve Madison, said City Clerk Mark Jomsky. Under state election code, Madison has until Thursday to file a statement on why he should not be recalled for inclusion on the recall petitions. City Council members voted Nov. 19 to increase the number of large events that can be held annually at the Rose Bowl, which already is used for UCLA home football games and the annual Rose Bowl game.
December 21, 2012 |
Tired of tracking the conference whereabouts of your favorite school? Well, take a number and get in realignment line. Even the people paid to cover the sport have trouble keeping up. INTERACTIVE: Conference Realignment chart The turning point for "yours discombobulated truly" was the announcement that Temple would be joining San Diego State in the West Division of the Big East. Temple is in Philadelphia. "OK, Mr. BCS bus driver, this is where I get off. " Take last Saturday … please.
November 16, 2012 |
The Southeastern Conference is, for now, a helpless Bowl Championship Series bystander as it monitors three undefeated outliers competing for this season's title. Winners of six straight BCS crowns, the SEC needs any two among these three teams - Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame - to take a loss in order to get a team back in the BCS race. The conference could even advance two schools to the end game if all three undefeated teams lose once. The SEC title winner seems a sure bet, but what if No. 6 Florida also finishes 11-1 with a last win over Florida State?
November 14, 2012 |
The Southeastern Conference, taken out of the national title hunt for as long as three non-SEC teams keep winning, mostly takes the week off as it openly cheers for upsets of Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame. SEC schools bully up to play seven 1-AA schools this week, which is seven more than Notre Dame, USC and UCLA have ever scheduled. The SEC is believed to be the first league to stage an exhibition season inside a regular season, but the scary part is Alabama A&M might beat Auburn.
November 4, 2012 |
Only the presidential candidates had to make their closing arguments over the weekend. For the four undefeated college football teams vying for this year's national title, winning for now was good enough. It won't be like this in two or three weeks, when more microscopic analysis may be required to separate this year's winners and losers. The Bowl Championship Series standings Sunday gurgled out the same Fab Four, with Oregon jumping into the No. 3 spot ahead of Notre Dame.