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November 14, 1985 | United Press International
Former Texas basketball Coach Abe Lemons has filed a defamation suit against the university's athletic director, DeLoss Dodds, for allegedly saying Lemons was fired in 1982 because of "NCAA problems." The complaint was filed Tuesday in Travis County District Court on behalf of Lemons, who now coaches at Oklahoma City University. The suit says Dodds made "defamatory statements" about Lemons while addressing a meeting of the UT Ex-Students Assn. in Fort Worth on July 31.
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September 3, 2002 | ROBYN NORWOOD and JIM BARRERO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Abe Lemons, the Oklahoma-bred college basketball coach who became as famous for his homespun wit as his 599 victories, died Monday after a long illness. He was 79. Lemons, who suffered from Parkinson's disease, died at home in Oklahoma City. His declining health was accelerated after he broke his hip in July.
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September 3, 2002 | ROBYN NORWOOD and JIM BARRERO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Abe Lemons, the Oklahoma-bred college basketball coach who became as famous for his homespun wit as his 599 victories, died Monday after a long illness. He was 79. Lemons, who suffered from Parkinson's disease, died at home in Oklahoma City. His declining health was accelerated after he broke his hip in July.
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January 26, 1990 | THOMAS BONK
When Texas A & M fired Shelby Metcalf this week, it signaled the end of the reign of one of the most enduring coaching figures in college basketball. Metcalf was in his 27th year at A & M, which has fallen upon hard times recently. But indications are that isn't the only reason Metcalf lost his job. Metcalf, 59, had been at odds with Athletic Director John David Crow since Crow replaced Jackie Sherrill in December, 1988.
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March 5, 1988
When Abe Lemons was fired as University of Texas basketball coach in 1982 by Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds, he claimed that he wasn't bitter, but he said, "The next car I get is going to have a window in the bottom." Asked why, he said, "So I can see the expression on DeLoss Dodds' face when I run him over." Was he kidding? Maybe not.
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March 3, 1985
Oklahoma City basketball Coach Abe Lemons said he's tired of hearing people criticize players for dropping out of school to pursue a career in the NBA. "What's an education?" Lemons said. "It's good for the average guy, but if somebody hands a poor kid $2 million to go around half-naked, bouncing a ball, then he'd better take it. "Then, if he wants a diploma, he can always buy a college and put his name on it. Like Oral Roberts did."
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January 26, 1990 | THOMAS BONK
When Texas A & M fired Shelby Metcalf this week, it signaled the end of the reign of one of the most enduring coaching figures in college basketball. Metcalf was in his 27th year at A & M, which has fallen upon hard times recently. But indications are that isn't the only reason Metcalf lost his job. Metcalf, 59, had been at odds with Athletic Director John David Crow since Crow replaced Jackie Sherrill in December, 1988.
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January 27, 2001 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Al McGuire couldn't believe the score when it was flashed: Cal State Fullerton 90, New Mexico 85. The Titans' first-round upset of the fourth-ranked Lobos in the 1978 NCAA basketball tournament was shocking, so much so that McGuire, then a color commentator for NBC, blurted out, "Cal State Who?" It became a rallying cry for Fullerton's team and its followers. Titan fans jeered McGuire before Fullerton's next game against 11th-ranked San Francisco.
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March 5, 1988
When Abe Lemons was fired as University of Texas basketball coach in 1982 by Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds, he claimed that he wasn't bitter, but he said, "The next car I get is going to have a window in the bottom." Asked why, he said, "So I can see the expression on DeLoss Dodds' face when I run him over." Was he kidding? Maybe not.
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November 14, 1985 | United Press International
Former Texas basketball Coach Abe Lemons has filed a defamation suit against the university's athletic director, DeLoss Dodds, for allegedly saying Lemons was fired in 1982 because of "NCAA problems." The complaint was filed Tuesday in Travis County District Court on behalf of Lemons, who now coaches at Oklahoma City University. The suit says Dodds made "defamatory statements" about Lemons while addressing a meeting of the UT Ex-Students Assn. in Fort Worth on July 31.
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March 3, 1985
Oklahoma City basketball Coach Abe Lemons said he's tired of hearing people criticize players for dropping out of school to pursue a career in the NBA. "What's an education?" Lemons said. "It's good for the average guy, but if somebody hands a poor kid $2 million to go around half-naked, bouncing a ball, then he'd better take it. "Then, if he wants a diploma, he can always buy a college and put his name on it. Like Oral Roberts did."
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March 18, 2000 | GRAHAME L. JONES
San Francisco Giant fans might be gloating over the team's new home, Pac Bell Park, but it doesn't mean the players will be entirely pleased with it. Three-time Gold Glove winner J.T. Snow, for one, will find his range more limited, according to Ray Ratto of the San Francisco Examiner.
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April 1, 1995 | MAL FLORENCE
Joe Louis Reliford of Douglas, Ga., is in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Never heard of him? Well, his place in history is secure. As a 12-year-old, 68-pound batboy on July 19, 1952, he pinch-hit for the Class-D Fitzgerald (Ga.) Pioneers to become the youngest person to play in a professional baseball game. And he almost got a hit, on a sharp line drive. He was barely thrown out at first base.
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