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King’s actions speak loudest

first_imgThen King walks in the door. “Hello,” she whispers. That’s right, whispers. There’s soft-spoken and then there’s LaJoyce King. We’re talking church-mouse quiet. And forget about the big and bad, too. “She’s probably a size-zero-minus, if there is such a thing,” CSUN coach Staci Schulz said. “As far as strength-to-weight ratio though, she’s off the charts.” The Matadors are leaving for the BigWest Conference Tournament in Anaheim later in the day, so King is dressed in travel sweats, but her hair is neatly pulled back, she’s wearing hoop earings and obviously found time to put a little make-up on this morning. This is LaJoyce King? This is LaJoyce King! On the court, the CSUN senior has got all the mean and snarling you envision for such a tenacious rebounder. She’s plays like she’ll die if she doesn’t get every single rebound or loose ball within five feet of her. Of the court, she’s a girly girl. A fashion design and merchandising double-major who reads Vogue and sews dresses. Her favorite show? “Project Runway” of course. “I don’t what I’d call myself. Maybe a `junk player,”‘ she joked. “That sounds bad, but that’s pretty much it. I just get the rebounds, play defense, go my hardest and hustle.” CSUN would be nowhere without her. The No. 4-seeded Matadors (13-15, 9-5) open the conference tournament against No. 5 seed Cal State Fulllerton this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center. King led the team in scoring (15.6 ppg) and rebounding (11.2rpg) during conference play. She ranks 10th in the nation for rebounding (10.7 rpg). “She’s been our most consistent player this year,” Schulz said. “I’m glad she’s finally getting recognition for that.” Earlier this week, King was honored as a first-team all-conference selection. She also won the conference’s Best Hustle Award. She deserves all of those awards, but players like King don’t often get individual honors. She’s the kind of player that gets under your skin. The kind of player who embarasses big, bulky post players by sliding around their box-outs and gives point guards nightmares by trapping them along the sidelines. She takes charges and fights for loose balls, she dives on the floor and jumps into the stands to save the ball. “A lot of people say I should wear knee pads or something, but that’s kind of the fun of it,” she said. “To see all my scars.” She’s always been this kind of player, mostly out of necessity. King played her high school ball at perennial power Lynwood High, alongside stars like Sade Wiley Gatewood (Tennessee/Maryland) and Sade Cunningham (UNLV). In order to get on the court, she had to be a role player. And the role Lynwood had an opening for was at the “Do All the Little Things” spot. “From the start, I just had to do the little things, the dirty work just to get on the court,” she said. “I just kept doing it I guess.” Ironic, huh? The girly girl who mastered the art of doing the dirty work. And yeah, she’s quiet. So quiet that sometimes you have to just nod your head and pretend you heard what she just said. Then again, what’s left to say? Her play has done plenty of talking. [email protected] (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! You expect a lot of things before you meet LaJoyce King. You expect her to be big and bad with a little snarl and bark. center_img The Cal State Northridge women’s basketball roster claims she’s 5-foot-10, but in women’s basketball they don’t list weights so you start picturing a 200-pounder with thick shoulders and flying elbows. After all, this is a player who pulled down 21 rebounds in a game this year and four times has grabbed more than 15. She averages a double-double. You don’t get to be that kind of rebounder without some mean and nasty to you. last_img

From John Madden to Jon Gruden, ‘Hard Knocks’ examines Raiders’ affection for blocking sled

first_imgThe final scene in the first installment of the HBO series “Hard Knocks” focused on an unlikely subject: The seven-man blocking sled.A snoozer of a segment, right?Not so fast.Listening to Raiders coach Jon Gruden and former Raiders coach John Madden (through the magic of archived video), makes you think that if the distinct black shield had never come along, the Raiders’ logo would have been a seven-man sled. “That’s the first thing we used to do,” Madden said in 2000. “We’d start …last_img read more

Rural school, global connections

first_img30 January 2008Children from a rural school in South Africa’s Limpopo province have been making friends and debating global issues with pupils from the Australian outback via an internet link-up organised by one of their teachers.This is not the first time the pupils of Rotterdam Secondary School, just outside Giyani, have used the internet to connect with other school children abroad.Last year, Rotterdam school connected with two schools in California and Hendry in the United States, allowing their geography students to participate in a discussion on urban migration.Rotterdam schoolteacher and project manager Victor Ngobeni said the children discovered they shared many cultural practices with Australia’s people.Ngobeni says that rural and disadvantaged schools do not have to wait for the government to supply them with computers before their learners could enjoy the benefits of the internet.“We know that a cellphone comes with camera, video, bluetooth and WAP services. This is enough for a learner from a village to make friends with a learner in New York. We cannot wait until schools have enough computers,” he says.While Ngobeni acknowledges the importance of computers in the classroom, he says they are not a precondition for success.“Teachers must be made to feel that they are doing an important job in the development of our country. They must be constantly empowered to access knowledge contained in textbooks, the internet and other sources.”Rotterdam Secondary School is one of more than 400 schools that are benefiting from South Africa’s Dinaledi Schools Project, which aims to increase access to mathematics, science and technology subjects in underprivileged schools.In 2002, the school received a donation of 20 computers and an internet server from Telkom. The school boasted an 89.9% matric pass rate in 2007.Ngobeni was nominated for a 2007 Microsoft Worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum Award as a result of his involvement in the project.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Cyclone Titli leaves behind a trail of misery in Odisha

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