October 30, 2013 |
UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone has been the focal point of fan frustration the last two weeks, as the Bruins seem to have misplaced their big-play ability. "I have two friends right now, my mom and my dog," Mazzone said. "And my mom is 50-50. " The Bruins averaged 45 points the first five games but turtled up in losses to Stanford, 24-10, and Oregon, 42-14. The fact that the Ducks are ranked second nationally and the Cardinal sixth certainly was a contributing factor.
October 19, 2013 |
Seven teams in The Times' top 25 went down to defeat on Friday night, and one of them was Chino Hills. Charter Oak's Donavin Washington, a senior receiver with lots of speed, caught 14 passes for 213 yards in his team's 24-17 victory over the No. 15-ranked Huskies in a Sierra League game. Quarterback Kory Brown was 20 of 31 for 287 yards and one touchdown. Also losing were No. 7 Chaminade, No. 8 Orange Lutheran, No. 11 Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, No. 16 JSerra, No. 21 Glendora and No. 25 Santa Margarita.
October 11, 2013 |
The apple doesn't run far from the tree. Running back Paul Perkins and quarterback Brett Hundley, UCLA's All-Chandler (Ariz.) High backfield, disagree about one thing: Who's faster. They met as children, not far removed from midday naps, while running for the Arizona Cheetahs Track Club. "I was faster," Hundley says. Says Perkins: "What? He's lying. He's definitely lying. " And now … "I can still put up a race," Hundley says. Says Perkins: "He's fast. He's not that fast.
October 4, 2013 |
Count this as a huge Saturday for three ranked schools looking to update their status from nice story to national story. It doesn't get bigger, ready or not, for Washington, Northwestern and Maryland: •No. 15 Washington is at No. 5 Stanford in the most important game involving the Puget Sound players since the 2000 Rose Bowl season led by Rick Neuheisel. There is a buzz in Seattle that hearkens to the days of Don James and Warren Moon, the sweet smell of a national title chase and, yes, even probation.
September 30, 2013 |
It's pretty clear that South East (5-0), Roosevelt (4-0) and Garfield (2-3) are the teams to beat in the Eastern League, and their games coming up will help determine the league champion. South East, under first-year Coach Greg Dixon, continues to rely on the versatile Daniel Belton, a running back-middle linebacker. He's averaging more than 10 tackles a game. He also has rushing performances of 180 yards against Taft and 113 yards against Lawndale. Roosevelt is relying on quarterback David Arriaga's running and passing.
September 28, 2013 |
TEMPE, Ariz. - Like many others before them, the USC Trojans traveled to the desert Saturday night in hopes of discovering themselves. They are still hopelessly, haplessly lost. It was their first game in a truly hostile environment, their first game against a credible spread offense, their first chance to objectively measure their progress after four games of controversy and crisis. PHOTOS: Sun Devils best Trojans in the desert They are still going steadily, stunningly backward.