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Sweet Sixteen is UCLA’s calling card

March 21 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-Well, that was easy. Now comes the hard part for the UCLA women’s basketball team: UConn. The Bruins turned the first and second round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament into a walkthrough clinic of defense, opportune scoring and just overall dominance.  After dispatching No. 13 Boise State in the first […]

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Bruins’ NCAA win is Canada’s takeover

March 19 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-Size. Speed. Strength. Strategy. Those kind of things kind of matter in the college basketball postseason. The UCLA have plenty of those attributes and it was too much for Boise State to handle. The first round game of the NCAA Women’s Tournament turned out to be an easy one for the […]

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UC Davis dances on UC Irvine’s missteps

March 13 Dennis J. Freeman 0

ANAHEIM, CA-Not too many people gave UC Davis men’s basketball team an ounce of a chance to bring down UC Irvine in the Big West Tournament. When you looked up at the crowd attending the Big West Tournament final between the two men’s basketball teams at the Anaheim Honda Center, […]

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Time for 49ers to go dancing

March 13 Dennis J. Freeman 0

ANAHEIM, CA-Long Beach State women’s basketball coach Jody Wynn was besides herself after seeing her team pull off a 56-55 nail-biting win against UC Santa Barbara in the Big West Tournament final to advance to the NCAA Tournament. Yes, Wynn and the 49ers are going dancing.  It was a draining […]

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Heat turned up in Big West tourney

March 10 Dennis J. Freeman 0

ANAHEIM, CA-The action was fast. The tempo was somewhat furious as the first action of Big West Tournament men’s basketball saw the top four seeds stave off the competition for the right to battle for a chance to play in the championship round and a berth into the NCAA Tournament. […]

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Uncertainty turns into clarity for USC

LOS ANGELES-No, not a whole lot of people saw this coming. USC men’s basketball coach Andy Enfeld said as much during a postgame press conference following the Trojans’ regular season wrap up against Washington at Galen Center. Last year, when the Pac-12 Conference released its preseason media poll back in October, […]

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North Carolina A & T sees double in MEAC

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LANDOVER, Md. – Sometimes good things come in pairs. That worked out pretty well for North Carolina A & T’s track and field team at the 2017 MEAC Indoor Championship. Both the Aggies’ men and women track and field squads came into the MEAC Conference Indoor Championship in bit of a […]

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No. 5 Ducks turn the heat up on Trojans

February 17 Astrud Reed 0

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Trojans’ three-point party dooms Bruins

January 26 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-USC. UCLA. The Unchosen Ones did the unexpected. The Chosen Ones did the unexplained. Whenever the Trojans and Bruins hookup, achievable benchmarks get tossed right out of the window. Records become obsolete. National reputation becomes nothing more than a punchline for the school coming out on the short end of the competitive stick. […]

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Players’ choice at NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

January 23 Dennis J. Freeman 0

CARSON, CA-Decision time about the future for senior football players hoping to impress NFL scouts come quickly. Once the time tick down to triple zero on the scoreboard of their last football game, the time to make a career choice is almost imminent. That decision can be put off by these […]

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Clemson’s national title backed in Orange

January 10 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Roll, Orange, roll. Sorry, Alabama fans. There will no national championship this year. The Clemson Tigers avenged last year’s title game loss to the Crimson Tide with a thrilling, come-from-behind 35-31 win to be crowned national champions. Of course, quarterback Deshaun Watson, who just declared for the NFL Draft following his […]

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Clemson’s Deshaun Watson shows he’s lit

January 6 Dennis J. Freeman 0

GLENDALE, AZ-Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson will soon leave his collegiate career behind without winning the trophy as the best college football player in the land. But he just might take a national championship with him on his way out the door. Racking up a run of two straight appearances in […]

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USC won Rose Bowl with receiver plan

January 5 Dennis J. Freeman 0

PASADENA, CA-Quarterbacks usually get all the glory when their team wins. For the USC Trojans, when things went bad early in the 2016 college football season, a good portion of the blame, fair or unfair, was put squarely on the shoulders of Max Browne. When coach Clay Helton inserted Sam […]

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USC-Penn State: A game to remember

January 4 Dennis J. Freeman 0

PASADENA, CA-Well, that was a lot of fun. Thank goodness for the USC Trojans and the Penn State Nittany Lions. USC and Penn State didn’t just play a game inside the 103rd running of the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. Outside of the national championship showdown between Alabama and […]

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Clemson is the new Orange Crush

January 1 Dennis J. Freeman 0

GLENDALE, AZ-Quarterback Deshaun Watson put the Clemson Tigers in position to play top-ranked Alabama in the national championship game for the second year in a row. Watson ran for two touchdowns and passed for another score in Clemson’s dominating 31-0 win against Ohio State in a College Football Playoff semifinal […]