May 1, 1992 |
Seeking to bolster its sagging football fortunes, Big West Conference athletic directors Thursday endorsed the addition of four independent schools as associate members. The schools--Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Northern Illinois and Southwestern Louisiana--will compete in football only, beginning in 1993 if the move is approved. Big West athletic directors voted, 6-0, in favor of the move, which will be acted on formally at the conference's annual meetings May 11-15 at Las Vegas.
January 29, 1993 |
John Bobo, who worked on Ray Perkins' staff for seven years, was named to succeed Perkins as head football coach at Arkansas State. Perkins resigned Monday after slightly more than a year on the job to become offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots' new coach, Bill Parcells. Bobo, 34, who coached the offensive line at Arkansas State last season and has never been a head coach, was given an 18-month contract at $70,000 per year. Perkins had a three-year contract.
December 29, 1991 |
Ray Perkins, former coach of the New York Giants, Alabama, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, agreed Saturday to become head coach at Arkansas State. Perkins, 50, replaces Al Kincaid, who was fired after a 1-10 season and a 4-17-1 two-year record. Arkansas State will be moving from Division I-AA to Division I-A next season. Arkansas State President Eugene Smith said Perkins accepted a three-year contract at $65,000 per year, plus fringe benefits.
August 17, 2007 |
Google Inc. said Thursday that it had added five universities to its roster of customers for Google Apps, a collection of Web-based programs that compete with Microsoft Corp.'s products. The University of North Carolina in Greensboro and the University of Texas in San Antonio are among the institutions that will start using the product, Mountain View, Calif.-based Google said. Google Apps includes e-mail, word processing and spreadsheet programs.
July 11, 2012 |
It is not clear how big an honor it is, but Jamaican reggae guitarist and singer Bob Marley has had his name attached to a blood-sucking parasite that infests fish living on coral reefs in Jamaica. The naming is not meant to be a sign of disrespect, said marine biologist Paul Sikkel of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, who coined the name Gnathia marleyi to honor Marley. "I named this species, which is truly a natural wonder, after Marley because of my respect and admiration for Marley's music," Sikkel said.
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June 10, 1988 |
The 55-year-old superintendent of the Fullerton Joint Union High School District has unexpectedly announced that he is taking early retirement, effective June 30. Robert C. Martin of Yorba Linda has held the district's top administrative post for the past five years.