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If the NCAA will allow college basketball players to go “One & Done,” meaning they can come to college for one season and then declare for the NBA Draft, why do they require a player to sit out a season when transferring between schools?
If You Ever Saw…
If you saw the Poinsettia Bowl this past week, Utah Sate defeating Northern Illinois, then you know why college football needs a playoff. The Poinsettia Bowl attracted an announced crowd of 23,000 in QualCom Stadium in San Diego that has a seating capacity of 71,000.
Quote of the Weekend
”To be in that moment at the end of the game and have that opportunity, it’s a blessing.”—Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb on scoring the game-winning touchdown in the Packers 33-28 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
Prep Football
The player to keep an eye on in 2014? Baldwin Park running back Malik Abston. Abston, who will only be a junior, introduced himself to the Arroyo defense this past season with several big plays.
Did You Know…?
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano, Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz…Were all fired on Monday.
Did You Know Part Two…?
Two NFL stadiums are closing its doors. Candlestick Park is still technically alive because the San Francisco 49ers are in the playoffs. The “Metrodome” in Minnesota ended its run on Sunday when the Vikings defeated the Detroit Lions. Both the Lions and Vikings are moving into new stadiums.
Boys Basketball Note
At 6-2 Edward Dominguez is leading El Monte in scoring, 11 points per game, and rebounding, 10 per game. The Lions are 9-5 on the season.
Girls Basketball Note
The Arcadia girls basketball team has won four consecutive games with victories over Schurr, Charter Oak, West Covina, and Azusa. The Lady Apaches are now 9-2 on the season.
Happy Birthday this week to:
1/1: Former Temple City Rams offensive tackle/APU Grad/Mid Valley Staffer Josh Ouellette turns 23.
1/6: Former San Gabriel linebacker Frankie Villalobos turns 22.
1/7: Ana Torosian, wife of Joe Torosian, turns 29 (again).

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.