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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....

This Final Four will be where elite meet-only blue bloods need apply

orlandosentinel.com — It turned out this wasn't the year for something different, fresh, shiny or new. The world wasn't ready for Notre Dame advancing to its first Final Four since 1978, or Gonzaga marching on to the backdrop of Bing Crosby's "Swinging on a Star."

This Final Four will be where elite meet-only blue bloods need apply

latimes.com — It turned out this wasn't the year for something different, fresh, shiny or new. The world wasn't ready for Notre Dame advancing to its first Final Four since 1978, or Gonzaga marching on to the backdrop of Bing Crosby's "Swinging on a Star."

Chris Dufresne: This Final Four will be where elite meet � only blue bloods need apply

Wisconsin goes distance to beat Arizona in West Regional final, 85-78

baltimoresun.com — Wisconsin defeated Arizona for the 2014 West Regional title at the Honda Center in a hotly contested thriller that ended in controversy and overtime. A lengthy replay review was required to decide possession for the final shot. What was different about 2015: everything.

Wisconsin goes distance to beat Arizona in West Regional final, 85-78

orlandosentinel.com — Wisconsin defeated Arizona for the 2014 West Regional title at the Honda Center in a hotly contested thriller that ended in controversy and overtime. A lengthy replay review was required to decide possession for the final shot. What was different about 2015: everything.

Wisconsin goes distance to beat Arizona in West Regional final, 85-78

latimes.com — Wisconsin defeated Arizona for the 2014 West Regional title at the Honda Center in a hotly contested thriller that ended in controversy and overtime. A lengthy replay review was required to decide possession for the final shot. What was different about 2015: everything.

Kentucky vs. Notre Dame: How they match up in Midwest Regional final

baltimoresun.com — WHO: No. 1 Kentucky (37-0) vs. No. 3 Notre Dame (32-5) WHAT: NCAA Midwest Regional final, Saturday (5:45 p.m.) WHERE: Cleveland. TV: TBS UPDATE: Both teams reach the regional finals coming off, perhaps, their finest games of the season. Kentucky continued its march toward perfection by dismantling West Virginia by 39 points Thursday in the regional semifinal.

Kentucky vs. Notre Dame: How they match up in Midwest Regional final

latimes.com — WHO: No. 1 Kentucky (37-0) vs. No. 3 Notre Dame (32-5) WHAT: NCAA Midwest Regional final, Saturday (5:45 p.m.) WHERE: Cleveland. TV: TBS UPDATE: Both teams reach the regional finals coming off, perhaps, their finest games of the season. Kentucky continued its march toward perfection by dismantling West Virginia by 39 points Thursday in the regional semifinal.

Archie Manning taking leave from College Football Playoff committee

latimes.com — And then there were 12. College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock announced Monday that Archie Manning will take a leave of absence from the 13-person selection committee to deal with a health issue. He is expected to return later this year.

Arizona finishes strong to beat Xavier, set up rematch with Wisconsin

orlandosentinel.com — Wisconsin Coach Bo Ryan, on Wednesday, ran into Arizona Coach Sean Miller in the catacombs of Staples Center. "Wait a minute," Ryan said, "weren't we just doing this a year ago?" Yes, it was just a different arena off a different freeway offramp.
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Mar 29, 2015

Not enough protest space this year in Indy RT @SethBurn @DufresneLATimes now would be a great time for a player's strike.

Mar 29, 2015

Players get neat NCAA key chain RT @GenoEspn @DufresneLATimes Whattya suppose is the total 2015 salaries for K, Cal, Izzo and Bo?

Mar 29, 2015

CBS should open with photo of Mt. Rushmore. I wonder if any players will get air time next week. Four Shining Paychecks.

Mar 29, 2015

I haven't been less excited about a Final Four since last year's....

Mar 29, 2015

Stop it. It's all about the kids RT @ByBerkowitz Izzo gets $100,000 bonus from MSU, $25,000 from Nike for Spartans making FF #MSUvsLOU

Mar 29, 2015

Post-game notes update: Louisville HAD won 94 straight when leading by six or more at the half. #MichiganState

Mar 29, 2015

RT @timkawakami: Free mini-timeout after a foul out = worst thing in college basketball.

Mar 29, 2015

I still haven't seen Star Wars RT @LATimesfarmer Way late to the party here, but Boyhood was really ingenious in its format.

Mar 29, 2015

RT @freepsports: Louisville has won 94 consecutive games when leading by 6 or more points at the half. #Spartans



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