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Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012


UCLA vs USC: Why Brett Hundley Will Dominate Matt Barkley

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Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Matt Barkley is a golden god of the gridiron, one of the most venerated quarterbacks in USC's long and storied history of venerated quarterbacks. He's a first-class gentleman who helps little old ladies across the street, says grace before dinner and is the kind of crew-cut, blond-haired guy every parent would be thrilled to have dating their daughter.

But he's not a better pro prospect than Brett Hundley, the UCLA freshman poised to show the world his wares Saturday afternoon in the annual cross-town clash at the Rose Bowl.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

SoCal native Chris Kluwe is a punter for the Vikings -- and an outspoken advocate of marriage equality for gays. - TONY NELSON
  • Tony Nelson
  • SoCal native Chris Kluwe is a punter for the Vikings -- and an outspoken advocate of marriage equality for gays.
Walking across the Macalester College campus, Chris Kluwe passes unnoticed. As usual, the 30-year-old Vikings punter is dressed down: a pair of brown flip-flops, black basketball shorts and a baggy zip-up sweatshirt. A backward World of Warcraft hat pins back his shaggy brown surfer haircut, a giveaway to the Southern California boy's roots on this cool autumn afternoon in Minnesota.

Kluwe climbs a staircase to the second floor of a glass building, where an LGBT group called "No H8" -- an offshoot of the campaign against California's Proposition 8 -- holds a promotional photo shoot. No one is expecting him.

"Are you here to have your picture taken?" a woman asks as Kluwe approaches the check-in.

He nods modestly. "I'm Chris Kluwe, by the way."

"Oh, Chris Warcraft!" she swoons, calling him by his well-followed Twitter handle. "I could fall over!"

Kluwe demurs bashfully, somewhere between cool and uncomfortable.

Two young photographers whisk him away to a white backdrop and toss him a plain V-neck. Kluwe peels off his sweatshirt and an anime T-shirt, exposing his muscular torso, the product of a workout he calls "Operation Adrian Abs" after the Vikings' running back. The photographers stamp his cheek with a "No H8" logo, slap a strip of duct tape over his mouth and begin posing him: Cross your arms. Now hold them out like this.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Paul Richardson, Shaquille Richardson and Josh Shirley were arrested last week for allegedly stealing a student's purse near a UCLA dining hall.

They're all tossed from the summer classes they were taking and kicked off the team. The status of the student-athletes for winter quarter is up in the air, according to coach Rick Neuheisel. Doubling our pride, all three are from southern California.

After the jump, Neuheisel's rich history of troubled athletes and his coddling of them.

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