FOUR & MORE: Best Inland Area JUCO Teams

JUCO FOOTBALL 2016 BEST INLAND AREA TEAMS 1. Riverside City College — The Tigers’ 2016 roster is a sight to behold. A deep mix of out-of-state and international players mixed with some of the best local players of recent history. Nationally-recruited QBs continue to flock to Wheelock Stadium to get some Tom Craft tutelage, and … Continue reading

FOUR & MORE: Best Inland Area JUCOs

BASEBALL 2012 1. Riverside — The four-time state champions (2000, ’01, ’02 and ’07) have just seven sophomores on a roster loaded with talent. Among the many freshmen expected to make an impact is Ryan Garvey (Palm Desert HS), a five-tool outfielder. Garvey, the son of former Los Angeles Dodgers great Steve Garvey, is a transfer from USC. The … Continue reading

FOUR & MORE: Best Inland Area NCAA’ers

MARCH MADNESS 2011 1. Kawli Leonard, San Diego State Aztecs — The 6-foot-7 sophomore forward has been a dominant force in the middle for coach Steve Fischer, and will be counted on to score points and grab rebounds when SDSU plays Northern Colorado on Thursday. A native of Riverside, Leonard won a CIF-Southern Section title his … Continue reading

JUCO Journal for 10/25/09

I had forgotten how much I enjoy standing on the visiting sidelines at a San Bernardino Valley College football game. I think it may be because SBVC’s football stadium has such a unique look. The home half of the stadium, at least the portions that sit the fans and house the press box, was built … Continue reading

JUCO Journal: MSJC Baseball

Mt. San Jacinto College baseball coach Steve Alonzo is different from any other baseball coach I’ve ever interviewed. College baseball coaches are mostly reserved and strict, unable to laugh at anything but their own jokes. Not Alonzo. Happy to get some attention, he opened up to me like I was Barbara Walters. He invited me … Continue reading