December 30, 2013 |
New Washington football Coach Chris Petersen announced his coaching staff Monday and Tosh Lupoi wasn't on it. Lupoi, Washington's defensive line coach under Steve Sarkisian the last two seasons, "has been reassigned to other duties within the athletic department," the school said in a news release The NCAA is investigating allegations, first reported by the Los Angeles Times, that Lupoi paid for tutoring and online classes for Andrew Basham, a...
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December 27, 2013 |
The Webb Schools, a private high school in Claremont, is a magnet for college recruiters from around the country and the world. This fall, 113 Ivy League and other schools sent representatives to the campus - more than the 106 students in the senior class. At Jefferson High School, a low-income public school with 280 seniors in South Los Angeles, eight recruiters from local universities showed up. Recruiters' visits often are an important first contact for students to discover campuses far beyond their hometowns and for the colleges to discover talented applicants.
December 19, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - New USC Coach Steve Sarkisian could face penalties, including suspension, if allegations that an assistant on his Washington staff paid for private tutoring and online classes for a recruit are found to be true. The allegations, first reported in The Times, surround the recruitment of Andrew Basham, a former defensive lineman at Lynnwood High in Washington, who signed a letter of intent with the Huskies in February but did not qualify academically to enroll. Compliance officials from USC and Washington and possibly the NCAA are scheduled to meet Friday in Seattle with Mike Davis, who alleged that Tosh Lupoi, Washington's defensive line coach, gave him $3,000 to cover private tutoring for Basham through a test preparation company.
December 10, 2013 |
They coach the same game, with the same-sized fields and same oblong ball. They both wear whistles, headsets and sunglasses that hide sleep-starved eyes closer to Xs than O's. But the difference between being a head football coach in college and the NFL is like the difference between Wal-Mart and Wall Street. "When you're in the NFL, and you're going to do something that's going to help you win, no one ever says, 'What does it cost?'" said Jerry Glanville, who coached at Portland State more than a decade after coaching the Houston Oilers and Atlanta Falcons.
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December 3, 2013 |
Less than a year after reaching its long-sought goal of 10,000 officers, the Los Angeles Police Department is now seeing a steady decline in its ranks as the city struggles to find enough qualified candidates. Fewer people are applying to join the LAPD and, of those who do, a significantly higher number of them are being disqualified from consideration. Officials say budget cuts have slashed the advertising used to draw recruits while other departments are luring top talent with higher salaries than the LAPD offers.
December 1, 2013 |
Ed Orgeron spoke with USC Athletic Director Pat Haden after the Trojans' loss to UCLA, but the interim coach said Sunday the subject was the game - not his future. Orgeron, who would like to become the Trojans' permanent coach, said no meeting with Haden had been scheduled. "We just talked about going ahead and recruiting, going ahead and doing what I need to do," Orgeron said during a teleconference with reporters. "He'll talk to me when he's ready, I'm sure. " With Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin agreeing to a contract extension, USC could pursue coaches such as Vanderbilt's James Franklin , Boise State's Chris Petersen and, perhaps, Washington's Steve Sarkisian . Jack Del Rio , the Denver Broncos' defensive coordinator and interim head coach, was interviewed by Haden in November.
November 27, 2013 |
USC men's basketball Coach Andy Enfield and Texas El Paso coach and former USC coach Tim Floyd reportedly got into a heated exchange Wednesday night during a dinner for the schools playing in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas. Sports Illustrated reported that Enfield went up to Floyd to try to make amends over a dispute they had over recruit Isaac Hamilton, a Los Angeles player who had signed a letter of intent with Texas El Paso in 2012 but ended up at UCLA, where he is sitting out this season.
November 26, 2013 |
UCLA receiver Devin Lucien is never one to take the bland route when answering questions. With UCLA playing USC this week, Lucien was asked how much the result of the game would affect recruiting. "I wouldn't know," Lucien said. "I'm not the person to ask. Maybe you can ask [Shaquelle Evans], because he got recruited by both schools. UCLA was my only option in Los Angeles. " That response led to a question about whether getting ignored by USC would be on his mind going into Saturday's game at the Coliseum.
November 19, 2013 |
Thomas Welsh, a rapidly improving 7-foot center at Los Angeles Loyola, has committed to UCLA. Welsh also considered Stanford and California. His decision is an important recruiting victory for UCLA Coach Steve Alford in landing a top player from Southern California. Welsh averaged 12.6 points and 10.9 rebounds as a junior. His development over the summer resulted in an intense recruiting campaign from Pac-12 schools. Eric.email@example.com
November 18, 2013 |
The raucous scene at a University of Miami tailgate party on a recent weekend might have seemed an unlikely spot for a debate over Obamacare. But with six dozen pizzas in hand, the youthful staffers from Generation Opportunity rolled up in Hummers and Ford F-150s to claim their spot. With "DJ Joey" spinning electronic dance beats, the group lured Miami's revelers to their tent with beer pong tables and plenty of swag, including bottle openers and beer cozies bearing the group's logo on a black-and-white pill capsule: "Opt Out. " They were seeking to keep out of President Obama's healthcare plan a group that, more than any other, must be in the program for it to succeed.