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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....

Joe Paterno dies at 85; transformed Penn State into football power

latimes.com — During a six-decade career, Joe Paterno transformed sleepy Penn State University into a national football power, creating a legacy that no one thought could be beaten - or tarnished.

Dufresne: No winners as NCAA restores football wins to Penn State - Roanoke Times: Colleges

roanoke.com — Lassie (Cindy) Loveline Montgomery, 55, of Floyd, formerly of Indian Valley, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Alverta Montgomery; brothers, Kenny, Junior and Roosevelt Montgomery; sisters, Virginia Albert, Annie Phillips, Darlene Sue Montgomery and Zula Montgomery.

No winners as NCAA restores football victories to Penn State

latimes.com — A lot of big words and numbers got tossed around on Friday. It was said in some quarters that Penn State scored a "great" and "complete" victory after the NCAA, an organizing body in full retreat, announced it was restoring 112 victories to the football program under former coach Joe Paterno.

Quarterback Cardale Jones announces he will return to Ohio State

latimes.com — So, he wasn't a three and out after all. Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones announced on national television Thursday that he would return to school next season instead of declaring for the upcoming NFL draft.

Bob Boyd dies at 84; coached USC basketball team during Wooden era

latimes.com — The only USC basketball team Bob Boyd led to the NCAA tournament, in 1979, was eliminated by DePaul in a West Regional game played at Pauley Pavilion. It was also Boyd's last game as the Trojans' coach after he had previously announced his intention to resign at the end of the season.

Bob Boyd dies at 84; coached USC basketball team during Wooden era

baltimoresun.com — The only USC basketball team Bob Boyd led to the NCAA tournament, in 1979, was eliminated by DePaul in a West Regional game played at Pauley Pavilion. It was also Boyd's last game as the Trojans' coach after he had previously announced his intention to resign at the end of the season.

Bob Boyd dies at 84; coached USC basketball team during Wooden era

latimes.com — The only USC basketball team Bob Boyd led to the NCAA tournament, in 1979, was eliminated by DePaul in a West Regional game played at Pauley Pavilion. It was also Boyd's last game as the Trojans' coach after he had previously announced his intention to resign at the end of the season.

College Football Playoff's success in first season may be luck or skill

baltimoresun.com — The first season of the College Football Playoff was so good we can't wait to see what happens next. Maybe it was beginner's luck, like Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones winning a national title in his third career start. Or maybe, like Jones, it was beginner's skill?

Chris Dufresne: First-year playoff's success gets the ball rolling

Chris Dufresne: First-year playoff's success gets the ball rolling

kansas.com — DALLAS - The first season of the College Football Playoff was so good we can't wait to see what happens next.
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Jan 29, 2015

RT @DrewDufresne11: @DufresneLATimes actually I dunked it in the water at 15:( and played the par 5s 3 over...ohh wat coulda been

Jan 29, 2015

Difference between your 73 at TPC @DrewDufresne11 and Tiger's: you were ecstatic and his game, according to Golf Channel, is in ruins!

Jan 29, 2015

It was a very good year. RT @DanBarreiroKFAN When writing was writing. Gay Talese on the Chairman of the Board.

Jan 29, 2015

I interviewed Randy Moss at Marshall once @TonyReali and he claimed in presser he was mis-quoted. Lucky I had on tape and reprinted it!

Jan 29, 2015

Here's the deal about Tiger and golf. If he's playing, I'm watching. Doesn't matter how many clubs in his bag or teeth in his mouth.

Jan 29, 2015

Nothing you learn in school will be better @DrewDufresne11 @TonyReali i'll read when I get break from rigorous Rose Hill curriculum

Jan 29, 2015

Frank Sinatra Has a Cold so good @DrewDufresne11 I read it on iphone and killed battery esquire.com/features/ESQ10…

Jan 29, 2015

As a "journalist," @TonyReali re- reading Gay Talese on Sinatra reminds of older son saying hearing Hendrix makes him want to quit guitar.

Jan 29, 2015

Thank you Fordham Tony. Epic journalism. Must read 4 Fordham @DrewDufresne11 RT @TonyReali Sinatra once had a cold. esquire.com/_mobile/featur…



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