Category: Features

Catching Up with LMU alum Sam Lagana ’85, LA Rams public address announcer

Instantly, the voice you hear resonates throughout the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on a perfect Sunday afternoon.  The deep, booming, and confident voice projects a variety of feelings – excitement, enthusiasm, passion – in perfect clarity that culminates in the deafening roar of the crowd and an instant surge of adrenaline and emotions.   That roar …

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FORMER LMU STAR EVAN PAYNE TURNS PRO

Former LMU Star Evan Payne, who just graduated from Long Beach State has turned pro. Payne has been playing in the The Worldwide Invitational in Las Vegas.

Zafir Williams Adds All-Star MVP to Honors

Eric Sondheimer of the Los Angeles Times is reporting that incoming freshman Zafir Williams was named the MVP of the 2017 Collision All-Star game.  The prestigious All-Star game routinely features some of the best players of the LA City Section against some of the best of the Southern Section.  Former Collision All-Star players include NBA players Russell Westbrook, Jordan …

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Zafir Williams named boys basketball Press-Telegram Dream Team Player of the Year

Incoming Freshman Zafir Williams has been named boys basketball player of the year. Story here: 

Documentary on Anthony Ireland Skills Academy

Here is a great documentary on a Skills Academy LMU great Anthony Ireland has set up in his home town of Waterbury, Connecticut.              

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Six Future Lions Nominated as All-Americans

This may be a first in the history of LMU basketball.  All six incoming Lions men’s and women’s recruits  has been nominated as McDonald All-American nominees.   With five graduating men’s  seniors, there will be plenty of opportunity for such a talented class to push for immediate playing time and an immediate impact on the …

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Turk’s Take WCC preview.

Once again, Gonzaga, St. Mary’s and BYU should finish at the top of the West Coast Conference standings.  After that trio of teams, it could be anybody who fills spots 4-8.  In fact, I changed the order of finish about six times.  The first part of the schedule is favorable to a couple of those …

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Catching Up with Tower Pizza’s Tony Seruto and Muralist Jonas Never

By Andy Hui In the 1980’s, the highly successful television sitcom, Cheers, opened its show with an immediately recognizable theme song about the neighborhood bar, “where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came.  You want to be where you can see, the troubles are all the same, you wanna be where everybody …

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Erik Johansson joins the Lions

  Erik Johansson a 6-5 shooting guard from Sodertalje, Sweden has signed with LMU. Bio here

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Kelvin Amayo is transferring to Loyola Marymount

Kelvin Amayo will transfer to LMU for sixth year of eligibility. Amayo is know has a strong and athletic defensive stopper who will bring toughness and senior leadership to the Lions. Here  is a impressive dunk Amayo had during his time at Iona.