For college sports junkies

LASportsBeat is a new website that aims to advance every college game, match and tournament in the area, "with a focus on the non- major sports and with no special emphasis given to USC or UCLA." There's also news of coaching changes and other story turns. Founder, publisher and editor Steve Grace, who started running video of prep games on LA 36 when the channel's general manager, explains:

It's my goal to feature the lesser known schools and athletic teams equally with the larger schools. The aim of the blog is to profile all schools and sports along with the athletes in competition.

I love watching college sports and soon after moving to Los Angeles realized that there were numerous athletic events taking place weekly in Southern California, but with no publicity. Enter the world of LASportsBeat. I can get as excited watching a Division III lacrosse game, as I am at the USC/UCLA football game. But with nowhere to turn for listings of those games I decided to create my own site to help publicize these events for local college sports fans.

I've also found over the years that attending a basketball game in Redlands, or a soccer game at Northridge, connects me with the region that I live in. Yes, there can be lots of driving involved, but I am forever amazed at the passion on each and every campus for their teams not to mention the high quality of area athletes.

Grace admits that he also likes to eat and will slip in some restaurant reviews.

August 24, 2006 10:19 AM • Native Intelligence • Email the editor
 

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