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Sports Reporter — LA Times
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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....

College football: What to watch Saturday on TV

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 Duke (6-1) at Pittsburgh (4-4) 9 a.m., ESPNU Duke is already bowl eligible in football and this week cracked the inaugural College Football Playoff rankings at No.

College football: Somehow, Ole Miss wins for losing

baltimoresun.com — Until this week there was no question about the greatest defeat in the history of Mississippi football. It is etched in Rebels lore: Oct. 4, 1969. That was the night Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning was magnificent in a 33-32 loss to Alabama at Birmingham's Legion Field.

College football: Somehow, Ole Miss wins for losing

latimes.com — Until this week there was no question about the greatest defeat in the history of Mississippi football. It is etched in Rebels lore: Oct. 4, 1969. That was the night Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning was magnificent in a 33-32 loss to Alabama at Birmingham's Legion Field.

Mississippi State leads the first College Football Playoff rankings

mcall.com — College football's new four-team playoff was supposed to give other schools a chance to compete with the Southeastern Conference, which won seven of the last eight titles in the Bowl Championship Series. It didn't look that way Tuesday when the SEC West division placed three teams in the top four of the inaugural College Football Playoff rankings.

Mississippi State at top of first College Football Playoff rankings

baltimoresun.com — The drama is finally over, but only for now. The first College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday produced three teams (surprise) from the Southeastern Conference's West Division. Mississippi State led the first poll, followed by Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi. The top four teams in the final release on Dec.

Mississippi State leads the first College Football Playoff rankings

latimes.com — College football's new four-team playoff was supposed to give other schools a chance to compete with the Southeastern Conference, which won seven of the last eight titles in the Bowl Championship Series. It didn't look that way Tuesday when the SEC West division placed three teams in the top four of the inaugural College Football Playoff rankings.

USC fans shouldn't blame Steve Sarkisian for latest losses

latimes.com — USC fans have the answer for everything wrong in the world today - "Blame Sark." The Trojans should change their horse's name from "Traveler" to Roy Rogers' lesser-known backup mount: "Hair-Trigger." No one weeps for Steve Sarkisian because he makes a fortune, yet the first-year coach does have the misfortune of presiding over a whiny, entitled franchise in the shameless era of dingbat social media.

College football ahead: Texas Christian is on a scoring frenzy

latimes.com — Five things to watch this week in college football: 1: How peaceful it was this weekend not having to discuss the trials-- and future trials--of Florida State, which enjoyed a bye weekend that probably included some great BB-gun fights. The undefeated Seminoles return to work Thursday with a key ACC-game at Louisville.

Alabama's Lane Kiffin taunted in return to Tennessee

latimes.com — Welcome back? Well, not exactly. Four police officers escorted Lane Kiffin, the first-year offensive coordinator for Alabama, from a dark car into Neyland Stadium before Saturday's game at Tennessee. It marked Kiffin's first return to Knoxville since walking out on the school, after one 7-6 season, to become USC's coach in 2010.

Fond, and not-so-fond, remembrances of college football's poll system

latimes.com — A few days from now, eyes will be fixed on the first top-25 list released by the College Football Playoff selection committee. Those rankings, due for release Tuesday, will be the only ones that matter. So we thought this might be a good time to pay final-weekend hommage to the venerable, diminished poll system.
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Oct 30, 2014

RT @blauds: Nice non-answer by ESPN Mack Brown on interest in SMU job. guess here is that he's going ajerseyguy.com

Oct 29, 2014

RT @GaryParrishCBS: Roy was passionate. Boeheim was difficult. John Swofford bragged about the ACC’s academics. What a weird day. Column: goo.gl/QoXJOU

Oct 27, 2014

RT @Jake_Trotter: I think people sometimes forget just how good Colt was in college

Oct 27, 2014

Thank you DirecTV for not allowing me see UCLA at Colorado on P12 Net. Filter working great!

Oct 27, 2014

NCAA: Unsealing Todd McNair documents would hurt future investigations fw.to/0o3nB3O

Oct 27, 2014

One of those three, yes RT @nolesq @DufresneLATimes you seem like a real, serious reporter.

Oct 27, 2014

Ah shoot, it's basketball RT @AP_Top25 Florida St looks to guard Aaron Thomas for leadership apne.ws/12TDdvF #ACC



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