October 9, 2001 |
Middle Tennessee State defeated Idaho, 70-58, Saturday night. A routine basketball game, you say? No, it was football. The 128 points set an NCAA Division I-A record. Middle Tennessee's Wes Counts threw for 459 yards and six touchdowns, completing 23 of 28 passes. Incredibly, his stats were second best. Idaho's Brian Lindgren completed 49 of 71 passes for 637 yards with five touchdowns. Idaho Coach Tom Cable gets the award for understatement of the year.
November 25, 1988 |
After opening on the road during his first two seasons at USC, Coach George Raveling scheduled four home basketball games at the start of the 1988-89 season, beginning with today's season-opener against the Delaware Blue Hens at 2 p.m. at the Sports Arena. Raveling admits, however, that the Trojans probably should have started this season on the road because most USC fans are focused upon the Trojan football team's quest for the national championship.
January 18, 1989 |
The San Jose State basketball team, riding a 5-game losing streak, ended a 45-minute meeting with Coach Bill Berry Tuesday by refusing to practice. A group of players then sought a meeting with Athletic Director Randy Hoffman, who said he plans to meet with the team today. San Jose State is scheduled to play at Cal State Fullerton Thursday night. Responding to the rumored possibility of a player boycott of that game, Hoffman said there is "nothing to indicate it won't be played."
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August 6, 1996 |
Not all of the champions returning to California from the South this week are Olympians--at least not yet. On Saturday 11 young men from Southern California, including two from the San Fernando Valley, captured the Youth Basketball of America Championship for 9- and 10-year-olds in Orlando, Fla.
March 21, 1995
Woodbridge So. - 6-9 - C UCLA, Duke and Syracuse recruiters already have made appearances. A big kid who can shoot three-pointers; what's not to like? Averaged 21.9 points and 11.4 rebounds, tops in the county. Shot 35% on three-pointers. Led Woodbridge to section Division II-AA semifinals.
December 4, 1994 |
The Jefferson High girls' and boys' basketball teams have dedicated their season to Demorrio Wright, a boys' assistant coach who died Nov. 11 after a 2 1/2-year battle with leukemia. Jefferson teachers, administrators and students were among the 600 mourners who crowded into Neighborhood Community Church Nov. 16 to remember the 32-year-old alumnus who played football and basketball at Jefferson. Wright, survived by a wife and two children, was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery.
November 19, 1992 |
The Cal Poly Pomona men's and women's basketball teams will begin their seasons Friday by playing host to four-team tournaments. The Pomona men, under Coach Kevin Patterson, will play Dominican College at 7:30 p.m., in a tournament that also includes Biola and California Christian. The Pomona women, under Coach Darlene May, open against Southern Colorado at 5:30 p.m. in a tournament that also includes Biola and Cal State Hayward.
December 7, 1995 |
Concordia and Chapman, the two strongest small college men's basketball teams in Orange County the last few seasons, have developed a decent rivalry. It was most recently renewed Saturday, when Concordia beat the Panthers, 68-58, for the championship of the Redlands tournament. "Any time we play an Orange County team we just assume there's going to be more interest in the game," Concordia Coach Greg Marshall said. "I think I try to pay extra attention to the game."