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December 6, 1991 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Cal State Fullerton let a five-point, second-half lead slip away for the second consecutive game and lost to Eastern Illinois, 58-57, Thursday night before 3,198 in Lantz Gym. It wasn't a complete collapse for Fullerton, which saw Butler turn a five-point deficit with seven minutes left into a 100-83 victory Tuesday night.
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March 6, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
A Stanford distance runner became the first active Division I-A athlete to sue the NCAA over concussions Wednesday. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Jessica Tonn accused the NCAA of inadequately educating coaches and athletes about concussions and not implementing return-to-play guidelines or procedures to detect head injuries. Tonn is a three-time All-American who competes for Stanford's track and field team and finished 16th at the NCAA cross country championships in 2013.
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December 22, 1992 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is Cal State Fullerton's 4-1 start indicative of a true turnaround under rookie Coach Brad Holland, or the result of a soft nonconference schedule? The answer won't come this week. Fullerton, which beat a weak Eastern Illinois team, 86-60, before 1,007 in Titan Gym on Monday night, will play Division II--soon to be Division III--Chapman on Wednesday night at home. Then there will be road games at UCLA (Dec. 30), Nevada Las Vegas (Jan. 2) and New Mexico State (Jan. 4).
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December 19, 2013 | Wire reports
While the New York Yankees set another salary record, the Houston Astros had the lowest average in the major leagues in 14 years. The overall big league average rose 5.4% this season to a record $3.39 million, according to the annual report released Wednesday by the Major League Baseball Players Assn. The increase was the steepest since 2006. In the economy at large, civilian compensation is increasing at an annual rate of 1.9%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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March 4, 2001 | From Associated Press
Eastern Illinois Coach Rick Samuels is certain the goaltending call that gave his team its first Ohio Valley Conference championship was correct. And if it wasn't, he thinks his team deserved to win anyway. "I have no doubt. No doubt whatsoever. You get breaks and you don't get breaks," he said. "Frankly, if it wasn't [goaltending] and it was a break, we deserve it. We worked hard. We put it in position to give ourselves a chance to win."
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December 6, 1991 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These five-point, second-half leads don't seem to sit too well with the Cal State Fullerton basketball team. The Titans let another one slip away Thursday night in a 58-57 loss to Eastern Illinois. It wasn't a complete collapse for Fullerton, which saw Butler turn a five-point deficit with seven minutes left into a 100-83 victory Tuesday night. But it was frustrating just the same. "We wanted a split on the road and were in position to win both games," Titan Coach John Sneed said.
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September 6, 1987 | Associated Press
Quarterback Mike Perez threw for two touchdowns, and running back Kenny Jackson scored another as San Jose State extended its winning streak to 10 games with a 24-3 victory over Division 1-AA opponent Eastern Illinois. The Spartans' defense held Eastern Illinois to just three yards rushing. Perez, who last year led the NCAA in total offense, completed 27 of 45 passes for 291 yards. His touchdown passes both cames on plays of 27 yards, one to Johnny Johnson and the other to Guy Liggins.
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December 22, 1992 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For those Cal State Fullerton fans wondering just how good these Titans are, whether their 4-1 start is indicative of a true turnaround under rookie Coach Brad Holland or a truly soft nonconference schedule, hang in there--you'll know soon enough. Not this week.
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March 17, 2001 | From Associated Press
Loren Woods was a self-described "nervous wreck." The long-armed Arizona center didn't want the Wildcats to join the list of favored teams to make an early exit from the NCAA tournament. "The guys were trying to calm me down. The other guys were relaxed from the beginning. Once I got into the flow of the game, I was fine," Woods said. And so was No. 2-seeded Arizona in the first round of the Midwest Regional at Kemper Arena.
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November 20, 2001 | From Associated Press
Ezra Williams scored 20 points and Georgia overcame the height advantage of No. 16 Georgetown for a 73-59 victory Monday night in the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic at Springfield, Mass. The Hoyas (1-1) started last season with 16 consecutive victories and reached the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament. Georgia (2-0) won only 16 games last season and was eliminated in the first round.
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September 4, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
Rankman has always had an East bias in his rankings but acknowledges a superb opening weekend with victories by Eastern Washington, Eastern Illinois, Eastern Michigan and East Carolina. Of course, they're still not ranked. Elsewhere, note the market correction as Texas A&M moves up seven spots with that gravy win served over Rice. We promised to put the Aggies in their proper place if Johnny Manziel was eligible, and watch how much line cutting they do if they beat Alabama on Sept. 14. And, while it hurts to dunk-tank Rankman-favorites Oregon State and Boise State this early, here's hoping they meet in the Las Vegas Bowl.
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August 23, 2010 | Chris Dufresne
The Times' Chris Dufresne unveils his preseason college football top 25, one day (and team) at a time. No. 10 Iowa There are two games — one at the start, one near the end — that should scare the corn kernels off Iowa as the Hawkeyes plot a run for the Big Ten title and national championship. One involves a directional school and the other involves the defending Rose Bowl champion. Survive these obstacles and the Hawkeyes could be parading on Colorado Boulevard, or at the Glendale not near Pasadena — the one in Arizona, which is hosting this season's national title game on Jan. 10. The first possible season-wrecker is Iowa's home opener on Sept.
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July 18, 2010 | SAM FARMER
They were 10 miles apart this week, Jon Gruden in a Culver City studio shooting his "Monday Night Football" intros, and Sean Payton staying in a Hollywood hotel, in Los Angeles for both the ESPYs and to promote his new book. In many ways, though, Gruden and Payton are even closer than that. They're good friends and the only coaches ever to lead NFC South teams to Super Bowl victories. They're also separated in age by just four months, both were small-college quarterbacks (Gruden at Dayton; Payton at Eastern Illinois)
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October 11, 2009 | Associated Press
at No. 9 Ohio State 31, Wisconsin 13 -- Kurt Coleman and Jermale Hines returned interceptions for touchdowns and Ray Small brought a kickoff back 96 yards to lead the Buckeyes (5-1 overall, 3-0 in Big Ten Conference play). The Badgers fell to 5-1, 2-1. at No. 12 Iowa 30, Michigan 28 -- Ricky Stanzi threw for 284 yards and two touchdowns for the Hawkeyes (6-0, 2-0), who are off to their best start since 1985. The Wolverines (4-2, 0-2) had a season-worst five turnovers.
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October 11, 2009 | Austin Knoblauch
Oklahoma State passed its character test Saturday. Battling through the fallout surrounding the suspension of their top receiver and injuries to key players, the Cowboys defeated Texas A&M, 36-31. Quarterback Zac Robinson played a vital role, passing for 279 yards and two touchdowns in a win Coach Mike Gundy said was "comparable" to his team's season-opening victory over Georgia. Dez Bryant was ruled ineligible by the school last week for lying to the NCAA about contact he had made with a former NFL player.
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October 8, 2009 | Chris Dufresne
Stanford is back on Rankman's big board, at No. 16, thanks to the tireless efforts of new campus recruiting coordinator Condoleezza Rice, who has moved seamlessly from secretary of State to selling The Farm to prospective athlete-students -- she's already closed on one high school player from Georgia (true!). Notre Dame is back in poll play, though not as high as Charlie Weis would like. After all, the 4-1 Irish could easily be 5-0 or 1-4. Houston performed this week's Acapulco cliff dive, falling from No. 7 to out of sight and latching on to No. 20 California on its way into the water.
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December 9, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Western Michigan, which lost to Westmont by 26 points last Friday night, upset Michigan, 62-59, Monday night on forward Steve Amundson's three-point basket with three seconds left at Ann Arbor, Mich. Amundson's basket halted a Wolverine comeback from a 16-point deficit to a 57-53 lead with 4:24 to play. The win was Western Michigan's first of the season after three losses. The loss snapped Michigan's three-game winning streak.
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March 30, 2001 | STEVE HENSON
* How they got there: Defeated Eastern Illinois, 101-76, and Butler, 73-52, in the first two rounds of the Midwest Regional at Kansas City, Mo.; defeated Mississippi, 66-56, in the regional semifinals and Illinois, 87-81, in the regional final at San Antonio. * Leading tournament scorers: Arenas, 16.3, Woods 15.8, Gardner 11.8; Wright 11.3; Jefferson 11.3. * Leading tournament rebounder: Woods 6.8. * Season in review: Arizona, No. 1 in preseason polls, struggled to an 8-5 start.
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August 4, 2009 | Mike Penner
Regis Philbin learned a little bit about baseball and gained a lot of respect for those who make a craft of pitching when he recently threw out the first pitch at a Florida Marlins game. Recounting the experience on David Letterman's show, Philbin said it was intimidating because "you're all alone out there and there he is -- what is it, 66 feet away? -- and I got it down there. But I wanted to throw a bullet because that's the kind of guy I am."
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September 7, 2008 | From the Associated Press
at Michigan 16, Miami of Ohio 6: Rich Rodriguez walked off the field as a winner for the first time at Michigan as Brandon Minor's 15-yard touchdown run with 8:12 to go finally put away the RedHawks in Ann Arbor. at No. 11 Wisconsin 51, Marshall 14: Unable to run early and down by two touchdowns, the Badgers turned to quarterback Allan Evridge, who completed 17 of 26 passes for 308 yards and a touchdown at Madison, extending Wisconsin's home winning streak to 16. at Illinois 47, Eastern Illinois 21: Juice Williams ran for a school-record 174 yards and two touchdowns at Champaign.
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