Turk’s Take: Mid-Conference Report

The weekend games brought some separation as the conference teams press on during the last month of WCC play.  Nothing looks to change with St. Mary’s and Gonzaga leading the pack.  It is in the 3-6 spots where there is room to maneuver, and then we’ll see for whom the bottom drops out to earn a day one tournament game. Continue reading

LMU freshman CHELSEY GIPSON shoots some hoop with NBA great Steve Nash

LMU freshman guard Chelsey Gipson made a guest appearance on Steve Nash’s You Tube series “Give and Go” recently. Gipson was luckily enough to get some basketball tips from the Santa Clara and NBA star.

Charisma Osborne, 2019 LMU top target

The LMU women’s basketball coaching staff is already hard at work recruiting the 2019 class. One of the top targets of this class is Charisma Osborne, a guard 5-9 guard from Moreno Valley, CA.

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Elliott’s Contract Extended Through 2021

Charity Elliott LMU women’s basketball vs. UC Riverside Dec. 17, 2016

LMU women’s basketball Head Coach Charity Elliott has signed three year contract extension.  Continue reading


With the non-conference schedule behind us, it’s time to look at how the WCC will shake out.

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LMU Signee Dameane Douglas Erupts for 36 Points in Season Opener

Any concerns that moving from a small school in the Napa Valley to basketball powerhouse San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno would be a difficult transition for Dameane Douglas were quickly put to rest.  In the season opener for Douglas’ new team, the 6’6″ 185-pound guard-forward led all scorers with 36 points.
Lots of highlights to see in the video below.  Douglas is #2 in the dark jersey.

Naomi Yim officially a LMU LION!

Naomi Yim a 5’6” guard from Norco, CA has signed her Letter-of-Intent with LMU.

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Drew Viney playing well in the J-League

Former LMU star Drew  Viney is currently playing for the Toyama Grouses in Japan’s Jleague.  After a terrific game,  Viney has lead the Grouses into the title game. Story from Japan times can be read here. 

6’6” SF/SG Dameane Douglas Commits to LMU

Rising 2018 Senior Dameane Douglas has tweeted that he has committed to Loyola Marymount University and coach Mike Dunlap. Continue reading

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 belongs to none other than LMU alum Sam Lagana ‘85.  I caught up with Sam, who was in between NFL preseason games, just before the official start to the Rams’ 2017 season, its second in their return to Los Angeles after more than 20 years in St. Louis.



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