March 5, 1986 |
Until the afternoon of Jan. 29, the thought of George McQuarn retiring from coaching was like Tommy Lasorda saying he didn't want to manage the Dodgers . . . or was too full for another egg roll. McQuarn, 44, is in his sixth season as Cal State Fullerton basketball coach, and in every season it has been obvious that he was a coach because he was destined to be. He was drill sergeant, father figure and supreme motivator. He exuded an air of intensity, discipline and dedication.
March 26, 1987
Boyd Grant, former Fresno State coach, confirmed that he will become the new head basketball coach at his alma mater, Colorado State.
January 10, 1986 |
It isn't easy for visitors to win basketball games at Selland Arena. This is the place the locals call Grant's Tomb . . . where opponents come to get buried. It happened again Thursday night. Fresno State beat UC Irvine, 53-48, before 10,132 mostly red-clad spectators. Marvin Carter and Leo Walker hit four free throws in the final 34 seconds, enabling the Bulldogs to hold a lead that, once so secure, had turned precarious. Fresno State is 2-1 in Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. play and 9-5 overall.
December 19, 1989 |
This was not Boyd Grant basketball as you remember it. Boyd Grant basketball in his days at Fresno State was deliberate basketball. It was a matchup zone defense and an almost tediously patient offense. It was a score in the 50s and--often enough--a Fresno State victory. Cal State Fullerton took its undefeated team into Colorado State's Moby Arena Monday and ran into a different breed of team.
December 18, 1989
NONCONFERENCE NORTH TEXAS (0-8) at CAL STATE LONG BEACH (5-1), 7:30. TV--None. Radio--KORG (1190). This will be the last nonconference game for Long Beach before the 49ers open their Big West Conference schedule Dec. 26 at Nevada Las Vegas. Off to their best start in 11 years, the 49ers are coming off an 89-87 victory at Texas Wednesday night. Forward Kevin Cutler is the 49ers' leading scorer with an average of 13.7 points. Guard Tyrone Mitchell is averaging 11.
January 5, 1987 |
Momentum won't be an issue tonight when UC Irvine and Fresno State, devastated in their Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. openers, meet at Selland Arena for a 7:30 game. Irvine is coming off the second worst defeat in its history, a 114-72 embarrassment at Nevada Las Vegas Saturday night. Fresno is coming off its worst home conference defeat since 1973, a 65-47 loss to Cal State Fullerton Saturday.