March 12, 2007 |
David Patten faced some obstacles on his way to the NCAA tournament. The Placentia El Dorado High graduate started out at Pepperdine, where he played basketball and volleyball, then transferred to Santa Ana College, where he redshirted, then headed off to Ogden, Utah, and Weber State -- only to lose his mother, who passed away three days before the basketball team started practice in October 2004. For two years, he played for a mostly struggling program, but those days surely seem long ago now.
December 15, 2002 |
Tuesday vs. Northern Arizona (4-2), 7:30 p.m. -- The Lumberjacks, members of the Big Sky Conference, have won three in a row. Coach Mike Adras, in his fourth season since taking over from Ben Howland, posted his 50th victory when Northern Arizona beat St. Peter's on Nov. 23. The Lumberjacks lost to Arizona, 101-66, on Nov. 27. -- Steve Henson
November 16, 2002 |
The Big Sky Conference didn't exactly stick it to four Sacramento State defensive linemen who greased their jerseys for a game. Brad Osterhout, Bilal Watkins, Ben Fox and Eric Broden were reprimanded Friday, but can play against Weber State today. "The Big Sky was very concerned that coaches may have been involved," conference Commissioner Doug Fullerton said. "Had the coaches been involved, we would have considered this a more serious ethical problem.
November 15, 2002 |
Players from Sacramento State greased their jerseys with nonstick cooking spray on the sidelines during their loss at top-ranked Montana last weekend, the Big Sky Conference said Thursday at Helena, Mont. The league and Sacramento State are trying to figure out how many players applied PAM -- a cooking spray -- to their uniforms and if the coaches knew about it.
March 10, 2002 |
Tournament MVP Stacey Dales scored 25 points to help fourth-ranked Oklahoma defeat No. 7 Baylor, 84-69, Saturday in the Big 12 Conference tournament final at Kansas City, Mo., giving the Sooners their first conference tournament title. The win all but seals a No. 1 seeding in the NCAA tournament for the Sooners, who won by an average of 22 points in three Big 12 tournament games. "There's no way we're not a No. 1 now," Oklahoma Coach Sherri Coale said. "This is pretty special what we just did.
October 19, 2001
Katie Maxwell, a Ventura Buena High graduate and senior goalkeeper at Northern Arizona University, was selected Big Sky Conference soccer player of the week for Oct. 8. Maxwell recorded her third shutout of the season and 10th of her career in a 1-0 upset of Arizona State.