| Mar 5, 2015
| 10:45 PM
Olivia Lucero made one of two free throws with 11 seconds remaining and a final three-point attempt by Pepperdine's Tessa Emerson rimmed out as the Loyola Marymount women hung on for a 68-67 victory in the opening game of the West Coast Conference...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 4:33 PM
The playground in Pac-12 Conference women's basketball has long belonged to Stanford.
But not this season.
For the first time, the Cardinal isn't entering the conference tournament as regular-season champion.
Stanford had won or shared every...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 5:20 AM
On the day before its 1990 West Coast Conference tournament semifinal with host Loyola Marymount, Portland practiced in the Lions' Gersten Pavilion.
"There are windows on one end of their gym," Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, then Portland's sophomore...
| May 14, 2014
| 7:06 PM
UCLA hasn't had the toughest nonconference men's basketball schedule in recent years, but that is changing.
The Bruins announced Wednesday they added a sixth brand name to their early 2014-15 schedule — perennial West Coast Conference power...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 4:41 PM
The NCAA and its member institutions often refer to "student-athletes," but the front side of the term isn't often highlighted in a sports section. We asked officials from the Southland's Division I universities to point us toward their best and brightest...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:39 PM
The rallying cry in West Coast Conference basketball?
Same as usual: Break up Gonzaga.
Gonzaga men's and women's teams swept the conference regular-season championships and are heavy favorites to repeat in the WCC postseason tournament as it begins...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:58 PM
The NCAA women's basketball tournament begins Saturday with 16 games at eight sub-regional sites, including UCLA.
Nebraska (25-6), the No. 4-seeded team in the Lincoln Regional, plays No. 13-seeded Fresno State (22-10) at 1 p.m. at Pauley Pavilion....
| Mar 6, 2014
| 11:07 PM
LAS VEGAS — Evan Payne scored 19 points as 10th-seeded Loyola Marymount edged past No. 7 seed Portland, 67-64, on Thursday night and advanced to the quarterfinals in the West Coast Conference tournament.
The game stayed within a two-point margin...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 3:20 PM
Doing what I could to avoid snowflakes and relentless wind chills, I locked myself in a cozy office over the weekend and attacked a protesting Asus computer to research the impact Gary athletes have had on college ad NBA hoops.
| Feb 12, 2015
| 5:15 PM
UCLA pitcher James Kaprielian has taken note, as have his teammates.
The Bruins open the college baseball season Friday as the highest-ranked team west of the Pecos. UCLA is rated No. 10 by Collegiate Baseball and No. 11 by Baseball America.
| May 9, 2013
| 8:48 PM
Somebody is going to get killed out there.
I've said it a hundred times, thought it a thousand.
The only question was, what ballplayer would have to die on the mound before something was done to protect pitchers?
The issue, in the news again after...