January 25, 2013 |
TEMPE, Ariz. - Tune in Saturday afternoon to see UCLA Coach Ben Howland's juggling act. The Bruins learned Friday that they will be without forward Travis Wear, who suffered a concussion in their 84-73 victory over Arizona on Thursday. UCLA has only eight players on scholarship and now has one less. It will leave Howland trying to find respites for players as he did against Arizona. "We got to play smart," Howland said. The Bruins were proving that eight was enough. Now they need their seven to be magnificent.
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December 12, 2012 |
More than 30 incoming medical school students will get a full ride to UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine thanks to a $100-million gift from the school's benefactor. The donation by Geffen, a philanthropist and entertainment executive, will create a scholarship fund to cover the recipients' entire cost of medical school, including tuition, room and board, books and other expenses. "It is a fantastic vote of confidence for higher education," said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block.
November 15, 2012 |
Dominique Hatfield won't forget the moment last month that his football coach at Crenshaw High, Robert Garrett, told him a letter had just come in via school fax machine. It was a scholarship offer from the University of Utah. "It almost brought me to tears," Hatfield said. "I started jumping and hugged Coach Garrett. " He sent a text to his mother, Meka. She called 15 minutes later. "She was screaming," Hatfield said. The same joy was felt by Hatfield's teammate, Mossi Johnson, when UCLA offered him a scholarship last month.
November 14, 2012 |
Annie Lydens is accustomed to juggling a demanding academic schedule at Pomona College and her running career for Pomona-Pitzer with equally exceptional results. Lydens, a senior, has a 3.99 grade-point average while studying philosophy, politics and economics. She was chosen for internships the last two summers at NATO headquarters in Belgium and with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the State Department. As an athlete, she finished third at the NCAA Division 3 cross-country championships last year.
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September 18, 2012 |
The California Science Center received final approval Monday to chop down 265 trees to make room for the space shuttle Endeavour as it rolls through the streets of Los Angeles. To garner residents' support, the center sweetened the deal at the last minute and agreed to replant four times as many trees, repair additional sidewalks, and offer scholarships and job training. "While we sincerely regret the loss of many majestic trees which have aided this community for decades, what we accomplished through this agreement is a greener South L.A. for the health of our community, as well as educational opportunities at the Science Center for generations to come," said a statement released through the Neighborhood Council groups' attorney, Gideon Kracov.
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August 23, 2012 |
SACRAMENTO - State lawmakers on Wednesday moved to protect college athletes and child actors and to outlaw the use of dogs for hunting bears and bobcats. The hunting bill drew the most heated debate, dividing lawmakers along urban and rural lines as much as party lines. Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield (D-Woodland Hills) called for an end to the "inhumane and savage" practice in which dogs are set loose to chase bears and bobcats until the prey are cornered in trees where a hunter can shoot them.
August 15, 2012
USC's scholarship tailbacks Curtis McNeal, 5-7, 190, Sr.* Returning starter motivated to erase durability questions. Silas Redd, 5-10, 200, Jr. Says he's OK sharing carries after getting 244 at Penn State. D.J. Morgan, 5-10, 190, Soph* Appears to have recaptured breakaway speed. Javorious Allen, 6-1, 210, Fr.* Can contribute if injuries are behind him. *used redshirt year
August 6, 2012 |
Before an attentive crowd, Magic Johnson performed something that Lakers fans have become accustomed to seeing. Johnson dished. He flashed his signature Magic smile. Johnson brought a championship mind-set. This time, the setting didn't take place in the Fabulous Forum. Johnson wasn't making a beautiful no-look pass. He wasn't smiling over a clutch shot, such as his junior hook in Game 4 of the 1987 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics. No confetti dropped from the ceiling commemorating the Lakers winning yet another title.
August 5, 2012 |
The pursuit featured a private-plane trip to the East Coast by much of the coaching staff, an at-home computer presentation to the targeted player and a campus visit to Los Angeles that ultimately sealed the deal. All completed in a little more than a week. USC's wooing and landing of Penn State running back Silas Redd put a national spotlight on the Trojans' recruiting prowess. But it was only the latest high-profile example of the program improbably prospering on the recruiting trail despite severe NCAA penalties handed down two years ago. A two-year bowl ban, the loss of 30 scholarships over three years and a roster cap of 75 players -- 10 fewer than the standard annual limit --- was supposed to handicap USC's ability to procure an abundance of top talent.
August 4, 2012 |
Jeffrey Deitch has seen the future of American museum audiences. And, he says, they will look a lot different from the old guard at Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art. "They're not the people who make a living as artists, art critics or professional art collectors, which is the traditional MOCA audience," says Deitch, the museum's colorful and controversial director. "These are people who hear about a great new film they want to go to. They hear that there's a terrific new fashion store that's very cool - they want to go there.