| Mar 16, 2013
| 11:27 PM
LAS VEGAS — Despite the sudden loss of one of its best young players, the UCLA basketball team showed up here Saturday night determined not to throw in the towel.
The coach's suit coat was a different matter.
Angered by a charging call on...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Bill O'Brien remembers the moment clearly.
It was July 23, 2012 — five months after he was hired — and the 43-year-old O'Brien was sitting in his office watching the television. There on the screen was NCAA president Mark Emmert, somber...
| Feb 26, 2013
Come to find out, the creators of the dreaded "lack of institutional control" have been throwing stones from inside their own glass house.
The NCAA, short for the National Collegiate Athletic Assn., is now in the kind of damage-control mode that it so...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Fans, here’s a page from the Magic’s Silver Linings Playbook:
They’re back in the lottery race!
Suffering Magic faithful need some good news after the club has lost 17 of its last 19 games.
By going backwards, Orlando (14-30) is...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 11:15 PM
All the right stuff seemed to be there Wednesday night at Pauley Pavilion, when the Bruins took on the rival USC Trojans in men's basketball.
The recent $138-million upgrade to Pauley left it still shiny and new. The place was overwhelmed with the soft...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Although it's not yet mathematically official, it is emphatically apparent.
Brace yourself, Orlando Magic fans, because your team is now the worst in the NBA.
You may have the Bobcats and Wizards by a couple of games in the win column, but that won't...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 1:49 PM
The Magic are in the midst of one of their all-time losing ruts, and they've again lost Glen Davis. They need to shut down Big Baby for the season and develop their young'uns, turning to 2013-14.
Wish I had some brighter news, but it likely will get...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 5:30 PM
HENDERSON, Nev. — Kendall Pollard hung on the rim with one hand and with the other awkwardly corralled a missed dunk back into the basket. Laughter from the bleachers followed as if on cue.
Simeon had an audience at practice Friday afternoon,...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 2:57 PM
These are dark times for the NCAA.
As an organization in charge of monitoring all things college athletics, the NCAA has prided itself with creating a certain brand of integrity. That integrity, however, has taken a big hit as of late.
From the way it...
| Jan 26, 2013
This isn't about the good guys and the bad guys anymore. There always will be good guys and bad guys.
This is about common sense, the kind of sense that is sometimes hard to find among the most educated and entitled.
The NCAA has lost the faith of the...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 10:18 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shabazz Muhammad hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:01 left in overtime to help UCLA upset No. 7 Missouri 97-94 on Friday night and extend the Bruins' winning streak to five games.
Travis Wear, who finished with a career-high 22 points,...