A half empty office with a host of motivational coaching books on the shelves, loud speaker, scattered sheets of paper, photos of former players, and several paintings from his kids with one saying, “Daddy we’re your #1 fans!” awaits Robert Tucker. It’s what you expect from a coach who was hired June 16 for the impending season that may or may not kick off because of the pandemic.
On Mar. 13, 2020, Breonna Taylor was shot and killed in Louisville, Kentucky, when police officers enacted a no-knock warrant on her apartment. Her death was only brought to light with the murder of George Floyd, and while the officers involved in Floyd’s death were arrested, no officers have been arrested for shooting and killing Taylor. Both deaths have sparked a worldwide Black Lives Matter movement, with many calling for the arrests of the officers involved in Taylor’s shooting, Brett Hankinson, Jonathan Mattingly and Myles …
Lancers will join the American Mountain League in fall and coaches say this league will make for an interesting season.
On Saturday, the Lancers and the San Bernardino Valley Wolverines, ranked top 20 in the state, played in an instant classic where it came down to the last play of the game. After stringing together a successful drive, quarterback Kade Wentz and the Lancers marched down to the red zone with a chance to score a touchdown and win the game.
The Lancers, led by a strong defense that forced three fumbles, defeated L.A Harbor this past weekend to break their six game losing streak, and get the team’s first win in over a month.
PCC Football has been a bit of a circus in recent years. The cycle of bringing in a new coach every year with hype and player support only to have the team go under .500 and lose said coach for various suspicious reasons has plagued Pasadena City. When most recent hire Thomas Maher was put on administrative leave only weeks before the 2017 season, the cycle was looking like it was about to repeat itself.
Sporting a number 18 jersey, and standing six feet tall, his eyes dart toward the brown, prolate spheroid-shaped object that quickly dashes through the diamond-shaped grassy area. Playing as a safety and linebreaker, he fends off his opponents who are rapidly dashing toward him. Having an alert mind and strength are two key abilities in this type of scenario, especially where bulky, strong men are charging towards one another.
Leaving home for the first time is hard when moving across the state or even just across town, but when relocating cross country for the dream and leaving family behind, it pays to have your friends along for the ride.
PCC football continued their dominant stretch of wins on Saturday, easily handling rivals Glendale Community College by a score of 38-7.
After playing two games and one start as Lancers’ quarterback, sophomore transfer Ian Brian has quit the team and left Pasadena.