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Sports Reporter — LA Times
Covers:  snail races, ping pong, horse racing, mlb, golf, basketball, nfl, college football, nba, marbles, frog jumping, table tennis, four-square, tether ball, olympic skiing, cake-walks
Doesn't Cover: yak racing

Thirty-33 year vet of LA Times but not as old as that sounds!

What was your first job as a journalist?

Technically Sports Editor Cal State Fullerton Daily Titan. Received $300 stipend. Then Fullerton Daily News Tribune

Have you ever used a typewriter?

You bet. I started on typewriter at the LA Times back in 1981 shortly before move to computers. Remember glue pots?

How is social media changing news?

By the second....

In college football politics, only selection committee's vote matters

baltimoresun.com — The midterm, low-turnout, national elections of early November have given way to a season in which the political froth can't be contained in its own moonshine jug. We are two Sundays removed from a vote that will ultimately decide who will become champion of the United College Football States of America.

In college football politics, only selection committee's vote matters

latimes.com — The midterm, low-turnout, national elections of early November have given way to a season in which the political froth can't be contained in its own moonshine jug. We are two Sundays removed from a vote that will ultimately decide who will become champion of the United College Football States of America.

College football: Play it forward

latimes.com — Five things to watch this week in college football: 1. Spoiler Alert. Playoff-hopeful Texas Christian plays at Texas on Thanksgiving in the Longhorn opponent spot formerly occupied by Texas A&M. Texas can't win the Big 12 but has won three straight games since a 23-0 loss to Kansas State and can do the selection committee a favor by clarifying the league race.

FSU: Still unbeaten and uncanny

sacbee.com — It is not a question of "if" anymore in Tallahassee, it's a question of "how."

FSU: Still unbeaten and uncanny

miamiherald.com — It is not a question of "if" anymore in Tallahassee, it's a question of "how."

SPOTLIGHT: Florida State still living on the edge

latimes.com — It is not a question of "if" anymore in Tallahassee, it's a question of "how." As in, "How in the world are they doing this?" The Florida State Seminoles pulled out another squeaker Saturday, needing Roberto Aguayo's 26-yard field goal to eke out a 20-17 home victory against Boston College.

An eight-team College Football Playoff would level playing fields

baltimoresun.com — The College Football Playoff is a 12-year arrangement still three weeks from naming its first four-team field, and people are already calling for change. Four, it seems, might not be enough. And no, that sentiment does not come from the caffeine-addled, hyperactive types who can't wait for the next Apple product.

An eight-team College Football Playoff would level playing fields

latimes.com — The College Football Playoff is a 12-year arrangement still three weeks from naming its first four-team field, and people are already calling for change. Four, it seems, might not be enough. And no, that sentiment does not come from the caffeine-addled, hyperactive types who can't wait for the next Apple product.

Readers share some pretty 'INTENSE' feelings about college rivalries

latimes.com — Each week during the college football season, national analyst Chris Dufresne will burn a timeout to answer questions and exchange opinions. You can email him at chris.dufresne@latimes.com and reach him on Twitter: @DufresneLATimes. Unbuckling the mailbag: You are out of your mind. Ohio State vs.

A viewer's guide: What college football games to watch this weekend

latimes.com — Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote on Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping: MORNING Indiana (3-7) at No. 6 Ohio State (9-1) 9 a.m., Big Ten Network (BTN) Indiana is 0-6 against Big Ten Conference competition but 1-0 against teams from the Southeastern Conference East Division with its inexplicable win at Missouri.
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Nov 23, 2014

Gonna guess league champ gets bid RT @StumpTheRob @ralphDrussoAP @DufresneLATimes Why? Ducks stronger 11-2 team w road win at UCLA.

Nov 23, 2014

Bad news standing in UCLA path. Bruins have lost six straight to Stanford AND Oregon.

Nov 23, 2014

Compared to coaches, CFP panel bunch of tofu-eating, left-coast leaning, Stanford tree hugging radicals. Chairman should be John Muir

Nov 23, 2014

UCLA hasn't defeated Oregon since 2007, and that was the week after QB Dennis Dixon went down with ACL at Arizona.

Nov 23, 2014

Big IF: UCLA bad match for Oregon @ralphDrussoAP @DufresneLATimes UCLA beats Oregon in Pac-12 title, it should be in CFP.

Nov 23, 2014

Remember, just two weeks ago, Pac-12 teams were ranked 17 TOTAL rank positions worse in coaches' poll than CFP rankings.

Nov 23, 2014

Nate Silver did not note, as I did recently, the committee is FAR more on board with Pac-12 power than the polls he is analyzing

Nov 23, 2014

UCLA is going to end up playing nation's No.1 sked, with an avenged victory over Oregon...in no.1 or no.2 league. last second loss Utah.

Nov 23, 2014

Nate Silver for one wonders if two-loss UCLA would beat out one-loss FSU for a playoff spot. That's a no brainer...



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