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

  • College football TV viewers guide for this weekend

    College football TV viewers guide for this weekend

    Break out the chips and cold drinks but let Mike Hiserman handle the remote. The Times’ deputy sports editor handicaps what’s worth watching, and skipping, on the weekend’s menu of games. FRIDAY USC at Utah, 6 p.m., FS1 Will new starting quarterback Sam Darnold fare better than new USC Coach Clayton...

  • North Dakota State's 'upset' over Iowa is business as usual for the Bison

    North Dakota State's 'upset' over Iowa is business as usual for the Bison

    You can call North Dakota State’s 23-21 win over No. 13 Iowa on Saturday an upset. Bison fans might call it business as usual. North Dakota State, a Football Championship Subdivision (used to be Division I-AA) power, has won six consecutive games against top-level opponents since 2010. Oh, and...

  • Joe Paterno tribute ignites positive and negative passions

    Joe Paterno tribute ignites positive and negative passions

    Penn State marked the 50th anniversary of the late Joe Paterno’s first game as head football coach Saturday, introducing former players and displaying video tributes at the Nittany Lions’ game against Temple. When images of the coach were shown on the stadium scoreboard during one video, the crowd...

  • The game wasn't big but the stadium effort was

    The game wasn't big but the stadium effort was

    A college football attendance record was established Saturday, and it wasn’t even close. The draw: Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech. Not exactly Ohio State-Michigan, or Alabama-Louisiana State. But it’s safe to stay the football was only part of the attraction. The game was held at Bristol Motor Speedway...

  • Is Houston too good for its own good?

    Is Houston too good for its own good?

    Did Houston Coach Tom Herman really do himself any favors Saturday? Oh sure, the coach had to thoroughly enjoy his 15th-ranked team’s 33-23 upset over No. 3 Oklahoma. But the coach might have cost himself millions, or at least delayed the payment. Houston has openly campaigned to join the Big 12...

  • Texas A&M; defeats UCLA, 31-24, in overtime

    UCLA falls to Texas A&M in overtime, 31-24 Sept. 3, 2016, 8:11 p.m. UCLA fell to Texas A&M;, 31-24, in overtime after their attempt to tie the game and force a second OT slipped through the Bruins' hands at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.PHOTOS: Bruins vs. Aggies Sept. 3, 2016 4:50 p.m. Sept....

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