December 18, 2012 |
This shouldn't be anything to sweat for UCLA. Sure, the Bruins play a Baylor team with a blur of an offense. It's nothing the they haven't seen before. The Bruins have generally handled spread offenses well. They routed Houston, beat Arizona State, destroyed Arizona and survived Washington State. TIMELINE: College football 2012-13 bowl schedule So seeing the Bears go full tilt in the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl Dec. 27 won't be an eye-opener. "West Coast, Pac-12, we've seen a lot of teams who run up-tempo offenses," linebacker Eric Kendricks said.
August 26, 1988 |
Ihave never been to Israel, but my friend Robin has, and she is convinced that the food at Tempo in Encino is as close to authentic Israeli cuisine as one can expect to find in the San Fernando Valley. "Taste the smoky flavor in the pita bread?" she says. "Heated over charcoal." She scoops up some eggplant tahini dip and nods vigorously. "The eggplant has it too, that wonderful grilled taste. This is what eating in Israel tastes like."
February 6, 2012 |
Where: Wells Fargo Center. When: 4 p.m. On the air: TV: Channel 9; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 14-10, 76ers 17-7. Update: The Lakers will reach the midpoint of their season-long six-game trip after playing Philadelphia, one of the league's biggest surprises. The young, up-tempo 76ers present a striking contrast to the older, plodding Lakers. "It's going to be a matter of whose style of play is dominant enough to win," Lakers guard Kobe Bryant said.
December 31, 2012 |
When: 6 PST. Where: Pepsi Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 25-6, Nuggets 17-15. Record vs. Nuggets: 1-0. Update: The Clippers have a seven-game winning streak on the road and are 10-3 in road games this season. But they will face a big challenge in the Nuggets, who are 9-1 at home. The Nuggets are an up-tempo team that averages 101.8 points per game, eighth-best in the NBA, and they shoot 46.6% from the field, fifth-best in the league.
November 21, 2011
When: 6:30. Where: Lahaina Civic Center, Lahaina, Hawaii. On the air: TV: ESPNU. Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 0-2, Chaminade 2-0. Update: Chaminade is seeking its seventh victory in the 27-year history of the Maui Invitational after beating Oklahoma last season. The Division II Silverswords are trying to incorporate an up-tempo offense under Eric Bovaird, a first-year coach whose team at West Liberty (W.Va.) averaged 111 points per game last season.
November 10, 2012 |
Everyone wondered what a team like Oregon would do if it met Alabama on a field that could also serve as a laboratory beaker. Would Oregon's up-tempo offense fizzle when mixed with Alabama's bone-crushing defense, or explode like Mentos combined with Diet Coke? It turns out we didn't have to wait for this year's Bowl Championship Series title game to find out. We found out Saturday. Texas A&M's offense, seemingly not quite as lethal or fast as Oregon's, answered the question two months early with Saturday's 29-24 victory over top-ranked Alabama in Tuscaloosa.