September 20, 1992 |
Houston sacked Illinois' Jason Verduzco eight times and quarterbacks Donald Douglas and Jimmy Klingler combined to ignite the Cougars' offense in a 31-13 victory Saturday at Houston. Walk-on Trace Craft kicked three field goals for the Cougars. Houston (1-1) sacked Verduzco once in last year's game, but dropped him for 97 yards in losses before 25,931 fans in the Astrodome, avenging a 51-10 loss in 1991.
February 14, 1990
Senior guard Earnest Killum scored 36 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead top-seeded Lynwood High over Arcadia, 104-73, in the first round of the Southern Section boys' 5-AA Division basketball playoffs Tuesday night at Lynwood. Lynwood (27-1), the San Gabriel Valley League champion, never trailed. The Wood advances to Friday's second-round game against Alhambra, which defeated El Rancho in its opening-round game. Junior Mike Parisi led Arcadia (11-13) with 37 points.
June 7, 1990
Cal Poly Pomona forward Niki Bracken, who helped the Broncos to a third-place finish at the NCAA Division II women's basketball tournament, has been named the 1989-90 California Collegiate Athletic Assn. female athlete of the year. The 6-foot-2 Bracken also was named CCAA player of the year and was selected to the Kodak Division II All-America team for the second season in a row.
December 12, 1991 |
It took three tries, but Nicole Hummel of San Marino High finally won what had become an elusive Southern Section tennis championship. Hummel, a senior playing in her third final, won the title by defeating Nicole Elliott of Dana Hills High, 6-0, 6-2, last week at Lindborg Racquet Club in Huntington Beach. "I'm physically stronger this year," said Hummel, a finalist last year and in 1988 as a freshman. "I had more power."
November 25, 2002 |
David Bell, who helped the San Francisco Giants reach the World Series, agreed to a $17-million, four-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Bell batted .261 with 20 homers and 73 runs batted in last season. The free agent will replace All-Star third baseman Scott Rolen, who was traded to St. Louis in July. Rolen and Manager Larry Bowa had opposite personalities and feuded often during their 1 1/2 seasons together.
September 5, 1993 |
Greg Hill, Texas A&M's leading rusher, was suspended for Saturday's nonconference game against Louisiana State, but the Aggies did not miss him. Rodney Thomas gained 201 yards in 25 carries and Leeland McElroy caught touchdown passes of 26 and 58 yards, helping No. 5 Texas A&M to a 24-0 victory at College Station, Tex. Hill was one of five players suspended for accepting pay for work on summer jobs they didn't perform.
October 3, 1993 |
Danny Wuerffel and Chris Doering again combined to lead Florida as the No. 5-ranked Gators defeated Mississippi State, 38-24, in a Southeastern Conference game Saturday at Gainesville, Fla. Wuerffel passed for a school-record 449 yards in his second college start, and Doering had 12 receptions for 199 yards and scored three touchdowns. Wuerffel completed 27 of 41 passes and broke the Florida single-game passing record of 408 yards set by Kerwin Bell against Georgia in 1985.
October 31, 1993 |
John Walsh passed for a school-record 619 yards, but Utah State beat Brigham Young, 58-56, on Saturday, the Aggies' first victory over the Cougars since 1982. Utah State's Anthony Calvillo passed for five touchdowns and ran for two. Calvillo was 31 of 57 for 472 yards without an interception as Utah State (3-5) dealt Brigham Young (4-4) its fourth consecutive loss. Walsh completed 27 of 44 passes, five for touchdowns. His 619 yards are the sixth most in NCAA history.
October 24, 1991 |
Those favoring defensive football are advised to avoid Mt. San Antonio College Saturday night when Mt. SAC will play host to Pasadena in a Foothill Conference game. Mt. SAC (4-2) is coming off a 43-42 victory over Riverside, a game in which quarterback Anthony Calvillo completed 37 of 60 passes for 486 yards and four touchdowns. Pasadena (5-1), which has lost only to Palomar, defeated Rancho Santiago, 51-17, last week.
April 30, 2013 |
With Tim Tebow now out of a job as an NFL quarterback, many people seem to think that the Canadian Football League would be an ideal place for the former Heisman Trophy winner to resurrect his football career. All three Tribune Co. writers who responded to the question "Where will Tim Tebow play next?" on Monday, the day Tebow was released by the New York Jets, said the CFL would be his best bet. Turns out that might not be much of an option either. The Montreal Alouettes own Tebow's exclusive CFL negotiating rights, and their general manager seems to be in no hurry to make room on his roster for the popular American quarterback.