Chris Dufresne


Chris Dufresne was the Los Angeles Times' national college football/basketball columnist from 1995 to 2015. He also covered skiing at the Winter Olympics and wrote extensively on most sports. He is a multiple national award winner and was named 2011 California Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Assn. A Los Angeles native, he started at The Times in 1976 as a truck loader and literally worked his way up (two floors to be exact).

Recent Articles

  • Pat Summitt remembered as trailblazer, intense competitor

    Pat Summitt remembered as trailblazer, intense competitor

    On Jan. 26, 2012, the Tennessee women's basketball team came to Tuscaloosa, Ala., one more Southeastern Conference stop on what Briana Hutchen called Pat Summitt's "farewell tour." It's an apt description of the longtime Lady Vols coach's final season on the sideline, if a bittersweet one, because...

  • W. Virginia QB Smith building a hefty Heisman resume

    We had most of it right. This year's early Heisman Trophy favorite was identified correctly as the quarterback with "unfinished business." He returned for his senior year to lead a high-octane offense, featuring the nation's best receiver tandem, on a national title quest. We just had a messed-up...