January 28, 1997 |
Josh Moats, Caltech guard, was preparing to throw the ball inbounds against California Lutheran when someone in the stands stood and screamed something last heard at a college basketball game in 1947. "Shouldn't you be home doing your homework?" Moats held the ball a second, then later told teammates why. "I was thinking, 'You know, that guy was right.' " Meet the smartest NCAA basketball team in the country. Smart enough not to despair that it is also, arguably, the worst.
October 21, 1995 |
To play college football, he had to start as a non-scholarship player at Michigan State. To coach football, he had to start as an assistant at Central Michigan. To be a head coach, he had to start as the successor to a genius, Bill Walsh. Good luck, Tyrone Willingham. As it turns out, Willingham, against these odds, has fared quite well.
June 5, 1994 |
Jaime Martinez closed out his high school career Saturday with one of his best personal performances in the 3,200 meters at the State track and field championships. Although his time of 9 minutes 6.94 seconds was impressive for the Orange senior, it earned him only a fifth-place finish. "It was tough. I had a couple of fast laps," Martinez said, "but that is all I had for today." Martinez began the race with the pack, but broke into the lead at the end of the second lap.
May 2, 1994 |
Neither of his teams was crowned champion and none of his athletes won individual titles, but Cal State Northridge Coach Don Strametz received plenty of congratulations at the conclusion of the inaugural California-Nevada collegiate track and field championships at UCLA's Drake Stadium on Sunday.
October 11, 1992 |
UCLA held San Diego State's Marshall Faulk to 118 yards rushing in a victory over the Aztecs Sept. 26 in the Rose Bowl. The Bruins are the only team to keep the Heisman Trophy favorite to under 200 yards this season. Saturday night at the Rose Bowl, UCLA got a long look at another Heisman wanna-be, Stanford's Glyn Milburn, but caught too many glimpses from behind as the tailback struck the Bruins from all directions in the Cardinal's 19-7 victory.
December 7, 1991 |
Talk about sudden impact. Two games into his freshman season, Tyus Edney is already a favorite at Pauley Pavilion. "I usually think it's my family," the littlest Bruin said of the fans who call out his name, urging UCLA Coach Jim Harrick to bring the 5-foot-10 guard off the bench. "But it seems like I've heard different voices." One of Edney's admirers is former Bruin coach John Wooden.