Mike Hiserman

Writer

Mike Hiserman is a deputy Sports editor for the Los Angeles Times, coordinating the coverage of Major League Baseball, college and high school sports, and directing enterprise writing efforts. He wrote for the Long Beach Press Telegram and Orange County Register before joining The Times, and won an Associated Press Sports Editors award for investigative reporting on betting scams. He has been Sports editor of The Times’ San Fernando Valley and Orange County editions.

Recent Articles

  • Chargers explained: Is Los Angeles getting a quality NFL team?

    Chargers explained: Is Los Angeles getting a quality NFL team?

    Jilted fans from San Diego and St. Louis have taken to social media in recent days to congratulate Los Angeles on its accumulation of yet another losing NFL team. Sour grapes, truth, or both? The Chargers were 5-11 this season and 4-12 last, so there is more than a hint of truth. But the depiction...

  • Chargers are on a fast track to irrelevance

    Chargers are on a fast track to irrelevance

    Live updates: Will anyone care about the Chargers in L.A.? Jan. 12, 2017, 6:17 p.m. And then there were two ... NFL teams in Los Angeles. The Chargers are moving north , the team announced today, and will eventually share a stadium with the Rams in Inglewood. Until that venue opens, probably in...

  • Kocian, Ross set to make history as UCLA opens gymnastics season Saturday

    Kocian, Ross set to make history as UCLA opens gymnastics season Saturday

    Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross are expected to become the first Olympic gold medalists to participate in a college gymnastics meet when No. 4 UCLA opens its gymnastics season against No. 17 Arkansas on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Pauley Pavilion. Kocian, a freshman from Dallas, helped the United States...

  • Records fall as USC wins Rose Bowl thriller over Penn State, 52-49

    Records fall as USC wins Rose Bowl thriller over Penn State, 52-49

    It’s time to rewrite much of the Rose Bowl record book after USC and Penn State combined for 101 points in the Trojans’ thrilling 52-49 win Monday. Here’s a look at some of the records that fell and other top-10 performances: Individual: USC quarterback Sam Darnold’s five touchdown passes are a...

  • Monday's college football bowl previews and predictions

    Monday's college football bowl previews and predictions

    Monday’s bowl games Outback:  Iowa (8-4) vs. No. 17 Florida (8-4), at Tampa, 10 a.m., Channel 7 — If this were a boxing match, it would be between a couple of worn, overweight middleweights fighting as light heavyweights. Statistically, the Hawkeyes and Gators have two of the worst offenses in...

  • 103rd Rose Bowl game: USC vs. Penn State

    103rd Rose Bowl game: USC vs. Penn State

    Source: Pro Football Focus Photos: Luis Sinco (Los Angeles Times), Associated Press, AFP - Getty Follow @latimesgraphics for the latest infographics from the Los Angeles Times.

  • Saturday's college football bowl game previews and picks

    Saturday's college football bowl game previews and picks

    Saturday’s bowl games Citrus: No. 13 Louisville (9-3) vs. No. 20 Louisiana State (7-4), at Orlando, 8 a.m., Channel 7 — Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, meet the best defense you have faced all season, the one that shut out top-ranked Alabama for three quarters and held the Crimson Tide to...

  • Pick with (or against) the college football experts for this week's bowl games

    Pick with (or against) the college football experts for this week's bowl games

    During the bowl season, the Los Angeles Times’ college football experts — it’s how they refer to themselves — will make choices on the upcoming week of games. Warning: If they could accurately predict results, they wouldn’t be reporters or editors. Their picks for Week 3: :: Ben Bolch Louisville...

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