1. UCLA Bruins Basketball: What Is REALLY Wrong with This Team?

    UCLA's marquee sports program—its men's basketball team—are winners of 11 national championships. But, once the coaching domain of the greatest man to ever wear a whistle, John Wooden, isn't doing so hot right now...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 2 years ago 1,113 reads 1 comments

  2. UCLA Football: Thoughts and Opinions on the Firing of Rick Neuheisel

    Deep down, I knew this was going to happen. Especially after USC battered and humiliated the UCLA Bruins at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, giving them their worst conference loss ever...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about almost 3 years ago 567 reads 0 comments

  3. UCLA Basketball 2011-12 Preview: The Bruins' Road Show

    Normally, concern arises when two key players on a college basketball team—who averaged almost 26 points combined—leave school early to go pro, and that team has to play all of its home games away from its on-campus arena due to renovations...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about almost 3 years ago 1,017 reads 0 comments

  4. UCLA Football 2011 Midseason Review: Which Way Will the Bruins Go?

    Last year at this time, UCLA's football team had a record of three wins and three losses. Hopes of a seven or eight win season were high, but the Bruins proceeded to tank, winning ...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about almost 3 years ago 869 reads 11 comments

  5. UCLA Football: Why Rick Neuheisel Deserves a Break

    Before I go on with this article, I would like to emphasize something: I like UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel . Very much...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about almost 3 years ago 1,649 reads 10 comments

  6. The Little League World Series: Southern California in the Late Summer Classic

    This is an article that I've been wanting to write for a while, for one important reason: Little League Baseball is an entity in which, unlike all the other sports that are covered ...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about 3 years ago 504 reads 0 comments

  7. UCLA Bruin Football 2011 Preview and Predictions: A Sense of Urgency

    After going 4-8 two out of the past three years, including last year, I think everyone agrees that UCLA's football team, beginning their 93rd season, has been mediocre at best and downright lousy at worst...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about 3 years ago 1,290 reads 9 comments

  8. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: The All-Time Angels Team

    In the midst of this baseball season, it occurred to me that I've never seen an article of an all-time Angels team anywhere on line. Being that's the case, I thought I'd remedy that by listing my choices for an all-time Angels team...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about 3 years ago 1,634 reads 2 comments

  9. Los Angeles Dodgers: Why Has That Baseball Team Played so Badly?

    As I sit here writing this, the Los Angeles Dodgers , one of the iconic franchises not only in Major League Baseball, but in all of sports, have played 73 games in this 2011 season, and have lost 41 of them...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about 3 years ago 390 reads 0 comments

  10. America's Top Sports Rivalries: The Best in Baseball, Football and Basketball

    Perhaps the most fun and exciting part of being a sports fan is the rivalry one's team has with another team. Though it can go too far, it fuels passion and pride with everyone involved, and I don't think anyone can picture sports without them...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 3 years ago 829 reads 0 comments

  11. Los Angeles Lakers' Title Run Ends: Here's What They Should Do Now

    What a way for a title run to end. Not to mention for one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time, Phil Jackson, to go out...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 3 years ago 601 reads 5 comments

  12. All-Time Greats: The Best Athletes Ever (by Sport)

    Having been a sports fan for virtually my entire life, I have often pondered this question: If I had to choose the one greatest athlete in each major team sport, who would they ...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 3 years ago 1,924 reads 3 comments

  13. The Golden Voices of Sports Announcing: The 6 Greatest Broadcasters of All Time

    Countless sports fans have grown up listening to these men who were/are considered cherished friends, even though the average fan has likely never met them...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 3 years ago 807 reads 0 comments

  14. Major League Baseball: One Fan's Predictions for the 2011 Season

    This is an exciting time of year for me personally, because for all intents and purposes, baseball season has arrived...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 3 years ago 265 reads 0 comments

  15. UCLA Men's Basketball 2010-2011 Season Review: Improvement in Westwood

    Watching the performance and progression of the UCLA men's basketball team during the 2010-11 season, I was reminded of the time when I was in my high school's marching band and ...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 3 years ago 1,356 reads 0 comments

  16. NFL: Was This Year's Super Bowl The Last Game For a While?

    Despite the icy weather in Dallas, the NFL put on a great championship game. Luckily for the fans, the game was held indoors so no one felt the effects of the cold--even those 400 fans denied seats because of unsafe conditions...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 3 years ago 74 reads 0 comments

  17. College Sports: An Open Letter to All Athletes Considering the Pro Ranks

    To All Juniors Playing Football and Basketball Players: This is the time of year when you all have a major decision to make: Whether to pass up your remaining eligibility to go pro or to stay in school and get your degree...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 3 years ago 226 reads 0 comments

  18. UCLA Football: A Review Of the 2010 Season and Their Shortcomings

    I'm not going to sugarcoat this; it is a reality and it must be faced: UCLA Football is not well. At all. As a program, the Bruins are not exactly dying—yet—but they are certainly very sick...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about over 3 years ago 293 reads 0 comments

  19. The UCLA & USC Crosstown Rivalry: Explaining the Trojans' Historical Advantage

    This is the time of year when America's second largest city becomes a house divided. On one side is the University of Southern California, a private school located in a gritty ...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about almost 4 years ago 1,405 reads 28 comments

  20. The UCLA-USC Crosstown Rivalry: Comparing the Programs' Most Famous Athletes

    For over 80 years, UCLA and the University of Southern California have enjoyed a rivalry that's one of the greatest in college sports. It's certainly the greatest rivalry in which the schools involved are located in the same city...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about almost 4 years ago 724 reads 3 comments

  21. College Football's 6 Most Intriguing Rivalry Games for 2010

    This is the reason that college football is my favorite spectator sport: the rivalry games. For the next few weeks, schools that harbor a pronounced animosity toward each other ...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about almost 4 years ago 1,218 reads 15 comments

  22. UCLA Basketball 2010-2011 Preview: Can the Bruins Redeem Themselves?

    After a season in which the UCLA Bruins basketball program played like the Washington Generals—the clownish patsies of the Harlem Globetrotters—at times, one thought ...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about almost 4 years ago 1,307 reads 3 comments

  23. Is It Worth It: Concussions and Other Crippling Injuries on The Gridiron

    I recently read in the Los Angeles Times' sports section about a local high school football player who's in a life skills program geared toward people with special needs because he suffered a near fatal head injury on the field...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about almost 4 years ago 253 reads 0 comments

  24. UCLA Football 2010: A Midseason Review

    OK, as of this writing the UCLA Bruins are officially at the halfway point of their football season. Their record stands at three wins and three losses, with a 1-2 mark in the Pacific-10 Conference...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about almost 4 years ago 875 reads 3 comments

  25. Los Angeles Dodgers: What the Team Needs To Do To Win

    As I watched the last inning of the Dodgers' last game of the season on TV, three things came to mind: 1. That it was nice to see them end the year with a win. 2...

    Derek Hart Written by Derek Hart about almost 4 years ago 610 reads 2 comments