CULVER CITY - Question after question was fired at USC head coach Lane Kiffin at Pac-12 football media day on Friday at Sony Pictures Studios.
CULVER CITY – The Pac-12 took its turn on the big stage. More specifically, it was soundstage 8 at Sony Pictures Studios that served as the main stage to the annual Pac-12 football media day. It was the last of the media sessions for the major football conferences in the country. Head coaches and two prominent players from each Pac-12 team gathered for another cliche-filled gauntlet of radio, TV and newspaper interviews and photo ...
From a competition standpoint, high school sports seasons only last a few months. But great teams and athletes are built when no one is looking. The sweat and anguish exerted during the summer can often make a big difference when players suit up for their school teams. It's not as if there's a one-size-fits-all approach, though. Each sport varies in the amount of individual versus team practicing throughout a given year. Cross country is one ...
Sisters Delaney and Lindsey Knudsen both finished near the top of their respective age groups in last weekend's USA Volleyball Beach High Performance Championships.
The words were like music to her ears. "Are you ready to be a Zag?" asked an assistant Gonzaga University volleyball coach. West Ranch's Alexis Clewis had just been offered a spot on the team starting in 2014. "What? No way," she remembers thinking. "And I was really excited and I did the whole thing where my eyes got wide and I was like, 'Oh man, this is happening." Clewis, who will be a senior ...
Jonathan Jerozal is confident the wait was worth it. For somebody who loves football as much as he does, it couldn't have been easy for the former Canyon High quarterback to go a full year without playing a single down. Then again, Jerozal knew what he was getting into from the start when he decided to join the upstart college football program at Stetson University in Florida. "It wasn't that bad because I knew that ...
The Master's College is getting an indoor women's track and field team after all. It's just coming a year later than expected.
The Santa Clarita Valley has nationwide reach in athletics. A list compiled by The Signal in a collaborative effort with the athletic directors and coaches at local high schools shows that 125 students from the most recent graduating class will be competing with four-year college teams. The list of colleges varies greatly in location, type and prestige, and it shows a wide distribution of student-athletes across the country. Naturally, the majority of the college-bound athletes ...
Only four American girls went to Portugal for the Federation of International Volleyball Under-19 World Beach Championships. One of them was Valencia graduate Delaney Knudsen. After making it through a rigorous and lengthy tryout process through USA Volleyball, Knudsen was named as a member of one of two girls teams sent overseas in an all-expenses-paid trip to compete against some of the top under-19 beach players in the world. Knudsen, 17, and her playing ...
Consider this Max Homa's final farewell to amateur golf. Coming off a trailblazing, record-breaking senior season playing for the University of California, Berkeley, the 22-year-old Valencia High graduate decided against turning professional right away. Homa wanted to remain an amateur golfer for one reason, and on Wednesday, his wish was granted. He was one of the first five players named to the 2013 USA Walker Cup team, which means he'll get to play in the ...
Week after week, month after month, Brandon Jauregui kept falling well short of his expectations.
As we head into the halfway point of the Major League Baseball season, it comes time to take inventory of the Santa Clarita Valley products in the professional ranks. Those already in the Majors continue to hold their own, while a few at the highest levels of the minor leagues seem to be knocking on the door. Injuries have gotten in the way of the advancement of local prospects like Chris Valaika, Danny Worth ...
The story of Alex Bishop's surprise breakout season continues to play out in the form of major awards.
The issue of cancer research hits home for Foothill League tennis players Sydney Schwartz and Lauren Dam.
The more you dig into the details of the 2012 Saugus girls cross country team, the more remarkable the story becomes.
An undefeated season and a Foothill League championship earned Hart girls tennis the No. 4 seed in the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoff bracket, which was released Monday.
Budget cuts and limited resources aside, College of the Canyons is still figuring out how to be successful across the board in athletics.
For so many years, Hart football was the unstoppable force in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Chalk up another major college commitment for the Valencia High baseball team.
Hart girls volleyball was getting tired of coming close.
It doesn't seem to matter the situation or the opponent.
Moral victories aren't going to help The Master's College women's soccer team get into the NAIA National Tournament.
Only one deal was made on a very quiet NFL trade deadline on Tuesday.
Hart senior Matt Johnson has been the top boys swimmer in the Santa Clarita Valley for the past two years.
As soon as Cassidy Fitzpatrick came to College of the Canyons to try out for the volleyball team, head coach Lisa Hooper knew she brought some intangibles to the table.
For the most part, the headliners of the Santa Clarita Valley did as expected at the Mt. San Antonio College Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.
At the end of three busy weeks of golf, Valencia graduate Max Homa was ready for a rest.
Max Homa appears to be a shoe-in to advance to the second stage of PGA Qualifying School.
A lot of the same cross country athletes who shined at Santa Clarita Valley high schools are doing the same thing with College of the Canyons.
It's been a rough start to the Foothill League season for Saugus Centurions girls volleyball.