California

arena
February 13, 2024

USC upgrades basketball arena as part of athletic facility ‘grand vision’

The University of Southern California (USC) has upgraded its men's and women's basketball arena, the Galen Center, as part of the athletic department's vision for a renewed athletic campus. As part of USC President Carol Folt’s strategic vision ...


superintendent
February 5, 2024

CA superintendent placed on leave after allegations of harassment towards softball team

A California superintendent was placed on leave last week—nearly a year after she allegedly bullied members of a girls' high school softball team for not applauding loud enough for her daughter during a ceremony. The Poway Unified School Distric...


ohsaa
December 18, 2023

Steve Young coaches during California’s flag football craze

Following the California Interscholastic Federation’s (CIF) announcement that it would sanction girls flag football for the 2023- 24 school year, they received some large star power to help coach. Hall of Fame, Super Bowl-winning quarterback Ste...


boycott
November 15, 2023

California high school soccer refs boycott for higher pay

For months, high school officials in Southern California have been threatening to boycott their assignments if they did not get a fee increase from the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section. On November 13, the officials sta...


official
October 31, 2023

High school ref arrested after punching basketball coach

A referee was arrested after punching a high school boys' basketball coach during a game in California last weekend. Referee Brandon Knapper and Oak Hills head coach Rob Alexander were involved in the scuffle after Alexander was upset with the way...


police chief
October 5, 2022

California High School Football Team’s Season Canceled Following ‘Slave Auction’ Prank

A high school football team's season in northern California has been canceled in the light of the team taking part in a racist and offensive prank. The River Valley High School football team in Yuba City, CA, shared a video on social media where t...


cif
September 21, 2022

CIF On Verge of Adding Girls Flag Football

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) is on the verge of adding girls flag football to its list of in-state athletic offerings. A recent column from the LA Time's Eric Sondheimer outlined how the CIF's 10 section commissioners are growin...


adult
July 28, 2022

Adult Soccer Player Dies After On-Field Brawl

A California male has succumbed to his injuries resulting from a disagreement with a referee during an adult recreational soccer match that devolved into an on-field brawl involving both teams and spectators. Misael, Sanchez, 29, was knocked uncon...