| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Steve Sarkisian became USC's coach in December and he did not complete his staff until two weeks ago.
But Sarkisian is confident that on Wednesday, the first day that high school football players can sign national letters of intent, the Trojans staff...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:38 PM
UCLA is certainly Jim Mora's team.
His third — and arguably least successful — recruiting day came and went. The players he recruited now outnumber the ones he inherited — although quarterback Brett Hundley is a handy guy to still have...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:34 PM
Letterman jackets are considered so retro that some high school athletes are hesitant to be seen wearing one. But don't tell that to L.A. Cathedral soccer standout Axel Mendez, who proudly walks around campus wearing his jacket filled with patches...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Mentioned in a profile on the Chatsworth Sierra Canyon basketball team this month was a note that the star freshman player, 6-foot-8 Cody Riley, is 16 years old. That provoked outrage from several readers.
"I find it laughable and unfortunately...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:07 PM
When an all-girls Christian private school in Northern California this week announced over the public address system that a lunch menu in honor of Black History Month would include watermelon and fried chicken, classrooms erupted in nervous laughter...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:23 PM
From many corners of the United States -- Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Mississippi -- recent years have brought heartening news about the relentless rise in obesity among American children: Several years into a campaign to get kids to eat better and...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Cloying and smug when it's not being unfunny and crass, the high school reunion comedy "Back in the Day" hits lows with a frequency that suggests a world-class sharp shooter or free-throw king.
With every thudding gross-out gag or mistimed bit of...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In her Beatlemania schoolgirl outfit — gray miniskirt, knee-highs and electric-blue suede shoes — Tavi Gevinson looks like any other fashion-obsessed teen as she wanders the crowded aisles of Los Angeles' American Rag Cie.
"I can't afford,...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:19 PM
CHICAGO — Kobe Bryant was on a roll Monday, chiding the NBA for evolving into a soft game and also for banning high-school players from entering the draft.
He didn't enter the NBA until 1996, but you could sense Bryant yearning for a return to the...
| Jan 17, 2014
More than 100 colleges and universities, including several in California, promised Thursday to try to attract more low-income students by strengthening relationships with high schools and community colleges, increasing access to advisors and offering more...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 8:44 PM
Give a quality high school football coach five years to execute a plan, and the results can be memorable. That's what came to fruition for Ed Croson and West Hills Chaminade on Saturday night at StubHub Center in Carson.
Five years after leaving Lake...