January 7, 2014 |
Former Encino Crespi guard London Perrantes has become a major contributor as a freshman at Virginia. He has made 10 starts in 14 games and leads the team with 44 assists. He's averaging 4.5 points and shooting 84% from the free-throw line. Virginia is 10-4 overall and 1-0 in the ACC. Eric.email@example.com
December 31, 2013 |
EL PASO - That, as the folks in the industry say, is a wrap. UCLA labored, even struggled at times, but in the end the Bruins had a glitzy Hollywood ending for the 2013 season. Quarterback Brett Hundley dipped and dodged on the field and off, leaving defenders in his wake along with the idea that he just might hop, skip and jump into the NFL draft. Linebacker Jordan Zumwalt appeared to be auditioning for the lead in the next Incredible Hulk movie. Zumwalt Smash? Linebacker Myles Jack scored another touchdown, this time while playing defense.
December 30, 2013 |
The holiday season has rarely been a joyful time for UCLA. The Bruins have won in only four of their last 14 bowl appearances heading into Tuesday's game against Virginia Tech in the Hyundai Sun Bowl. Staff writer Chris Foster examines the story lines: What's my line? It's far from a hot-topic item, and it's guaranteed not to trend on the Internet: UCLA's success on offense hinges on the play of its line. Will it be an Arizona State-like game, when quarterback Brett Hundley was sacked nine times?
December 30, 2013 |
EL PASO - The last day of 2013, the first step toward 2014. UCLA will play its final football game of the season Tuesday when the No. 17 Bruins meet Virginia Tech in the Hyundai Sun Bowl. But the game can be viewed as more of a beginning than an end for UCLA, which is seeking its first 10-win season since 2005. "We really look at the bowl game as the first game of next season," said Jake Brendel, UCLA's sophomore center. "Being able to go out there and perform well, that will spring us into 2014.
December 28, 2013 |
UCLA faces a Virginia Tech defense in the Hyundai Sun Bowl that is weakened by injuries. The Hokies will be without cornerback Kyle Fuller, who had surgery for a core muscle injury. Cornerback Antone Exum is doubtful because of an ankle injury. That leaves freshmen Kendall Fuller and Brandon Facyson as starters. They aren't the type you can pick on. Fuller has a team-high six interceptions. They benefit from what the Hokies have up front. “A lot of what they're able to do in the secondary is a product of their pass rush,” UCLA Coach Jim Mora said.
December 28, 2013 |
EL PASO - UCLA All-American linebacker Anthony Barr has a different idea of "fun. " This week that describes going up against Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas , a 6-foot-6, 260-pound senior in the Hyundai Sun Bowl on Tuesday. Asked whether he ever had to tackle someone so big, Barr said, "I don't think so, but it'll be fun. " The Bruins are hoping Barr has a rollicking good time. Thomas is the key to the Hokies' offense, UCLA defensive coordinator Lou Spanos said, much in the same way that quarterback Brett Hundley makes the Bruins' offense tick.
December 27, 2013 |
EL PASO - Usually, losing your leading tackler would cause some consternation. But UCLA linebackers coach Jeff Ulbrich has a carefree attitude these days. The Bruins will be without linebacker Eric Kendricks , who had right ankle surgery last week, when they play Virginia Tech in the Hyundai Sun Bowl on Tuesday. Few seek out ballcarriers better than Kendricks, who has led the team in tackles the last two seasons. Into that breach goes freshman Isaako Savaiinaea , who seems to have a calming effect on Ulbrich.
December 21, 2013 |
UCLA wrapped the first week of its preparation for the Hyundai Sun Bowl on Saturday, going through a mock game that Coach Jim Mora hoped would keep the Bruins focused. A year ago, UCLA came out flat against Baylor in the Holiday Bowl and was blown out, 49-26. Mora vowed to change the team's approach heading into the game against Virginia Tech on Dec. 31. The Bruins scrimmaged for about an hour, though it was not full contact. BOWL TIMELINE: Matchups, schedule and picks "I thought it was awesome," Mora said.
December 13, 2013 |
A day after opening talks to resolve hundreds of sudden-acceleration cases in federal and state court in California, Toyota Motor Corp. has settled a separate lawsuit, filed in West Virginia. On Friday, the Japanese automaker reached a confidential agreement with Opal Gay Vance, whose 2010 Camry accelerated and crashed into a trailer and injured her back and neck, her attorney said. The case had been scheduled to go to trial on Jan. 21, making it the next sudden-acceleration case Toyota was expected to face anywhere in the country.
December 5, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 1 - 7, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES The Carrie Diaries Weaver (Chris Wood) tries to help Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) overcome her writer's block in this new episode. 8 p.m. KTLA Nikita Amanda (Melinda Clarke) plants evidence that Nikita (Maggie Q) was hired by Pakistan to kill the president and Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca)