Eric Stephen

Managing Editor

Eric Stephen has been a fan of Los Angeles sports teams his entire life. Growing up in Palm Springs, his sports viewing options were the Dodgers, Angels, Lakers, Clippers, Raiders, Rams, USC, and UCLA, and he quickly gravitated toward the Dodgers, Lakers, Raiders, and USC. He graduated from UCSD with a degree in Economics, so naturally he decided to write about sports. He has co-managed the Dodger blog True Blue LA since 2008, and can be seen in the press box at Dodger Stadium whenever he has the time. He has also written for USA Today, The Hardball Times, and the 2010 Dodgers Annual for Maple Street Press. He was at Game 2 of the 1988 World Series, but not the Kirk Gibson game the night before because of a surprise birthday party for his sister. But don't worry, he's not bitter about it.


Jim Mora stresses sportsmanship to UCLA fans

UCLA head coach Jim Mora on Thursday addressed Bruins fans headed to the Rose Bowl on Saturday for their game against the crosstown rival Trojans.

How UCLA could still host Pac-12 Championship Game

The Bruins and Trojans will play Saturday for the right to represent the South Division in the Pac-12 Championship Game. But only UCLA has a scenario in which it could play host to the conference...

UCLA holds rare rankings, wins advantage over USC

UCLA has lost 12 of their last 13 games against USC, but the Bruins enter Saturday's contest with more wins and a higher ranking than the Trojans in their matchup for the first time since 2001.

Bomani & Jones: Who the Lakers should have hired

Bomani Jones of SB Nation offers his opinion as to whom should have been hired as head coach of the Lakers.

Cal State Fullerton opens hoops season at Stanford

The Cal State Fullerton Titans open their 2012-2013 college basketball season Monday night at Stanford. Interim head coach Andy Newman will miss Friday's game as well as Nov. 16 at Nevada, after...

D'Antoni press conference likely Tues. or Wed.

The Lakers have confirmed the hire of Mike D'Antoni as their next head coach, and are expected to hold a press conference Tuesday or Wednesday.

Mike D'Antoni could be delayed a day or so

New Lakers' head coach Mike D'Antoni needs clearance from his doctor to travel as he is still recovering from knee surgery.

Report: Mike D'Antoni signs 4-year deal w/ Lakers

After a weekend pursuit of Phil Jackson, the Lakers' have reportedly signed the former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks head coach to a four-year contract, per Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times.

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