January 10, 2013 |
Sitting at the top level of the gymnasium bleachers, Harvey Mason Jr. leaves no doubt about his joy as a father watching his son, Trey, play basketball for Los Angeles Loyola. Yes, he has been nominated for Grammy Awards, is recognized as one of the world's most accomplished music producers and songwriters, gets to hang out with the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Aretha Franklin and Justin Timberlake, and once averaged 28 points for his high school basketball team in the 1980s, but the elder Mason looks so content just playing the role of proud dad. "Sitting in the stands is definitely a great thing for me," Mason said.
April 5, 2012 |
UCLA got rid of one Neuheisel last November (see: Rick , former head football coach). But it gained another Neuheisel this spring (see: Jerry , walk-on freshman quarterback). For the junior Neuheisel, who shares his dad's friendly demeanor, aw-shucks smile, set of narrow blue eyes, and head of thin blond locks, it's obviously a bit strange. "As soon as I signed here, the dream was to win a Rose Bowl together," Neuheisel, who played at Los Angeles Loyola High School, said after the Bruins' spring practice Thursday.
November 21, 2013 |
Lane Kiffin is no longer USC's coach, but he has an opinion about who should be his permanent replacement. "That's easy. That's already done. It should be Ed Orgeron," Kiffin said Thursday during a radio interview on KSPN-AM (710). Orgeron has guided the Trojans to a 5-1 record since Athletic Director Pat Haden named him interim coach after firing Kiffin on Sept. 29. The No. 23 Trojans, who are 8-3 overall and 5-2 in the Pac-12 Conference, play at Colorado on Saturday.
February 24, 1995 |
When Greg Louganis hit his head on the diving board and spilled his blood into the pool at the 1988 Olympic Games, did he have an obligation to disclose to doctors who treated him and to other athletes using the pool that he was HIV-positive?
September 2, 2013 |
John Force has known triumph and tragedy on the track, but now the drag-racing legend is having to battle back from a financial 1-2 punch. Two of Force's biggest sponsors, Ford and Castrol motor oil, recently announced separately that they plan to pull their support after the 2014 season, a major setback for his four-car team based in Yorba Linda. Both companies, in so many words, said they were looking for better returns on their marketing spending than they could earn where Force competes, in the National Hot Rod Assn.'s premier Mello Yello Series.
October 17, 2013 |
Cassius Marsh carries about him a genteel nature in conversation. He speaks in a quiet tone, with a slight Cajun accent. He is reserved and easygoing. The private person doesn't seem to mesh with the wild-man public persona he has developed as a defensive end for UCLA's football team. Marsh accepts that, and works to suppress a side he can't entirely separate from his personality. "With passion, when you're upset, comes anger," Marsh said. "Sometimes, when you're young and dumb, you don't know how to control it the right way. " The passion is a Stanford problem this week.