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.
The All-American wide receiver Lee will suit up for the Trojans, unhindered by a knee injury suffered in practice over the weekend.
The USC Trojans and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are making their third trip each to the Sun Bowl, and facing each other for the first time since 1973.
The point guard scored a season-high 29 points in 38 minutes on Friday, leading the Clippers to their 16th consecutive victory, the longest winning streak in franchise history.
The first of eight bowl games involving Pac-12 teams gets underway Saturday at 10 a.m., with Arizona and Nevada facing off in the New Mexico Bowl.
The Trojans are 5-0 all time against UCR, including a 56-35 win last season.
Shabazz Muhammad, Jordan Adams, and UCLA look for their third straight victory on Saturday night as they host Prairie View at Pauley Pavilion, the first of six straight home games for the Bruins.
Wisconsin has made it to the Rose Bowl for three straight seasons, something done 11 times in the 99 years of the event. The only school to do it more than once is USC, who has had five such streaks, including two of four straight.
Three division leaders battle also-rans on Sunday, and the night game features the two worst teams in a terrible division. Enjoy your Week 13 NFL schedule, Los Angeles!
The Badgers and Cardinal will meet on Jan. 1 in Pasadena in a rematch of the Rose Bowl matchup 13 years ago. Wisconsin is the third Big Ten team to make it to three consecutive Rose Bowls.