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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1997
In the hope of luring a professional football team back to the city, county Supervisor Mike Antonovich said Monday that he hopes NFL owners will take note of the low crime statistics in the Coliseum area during USC's 1997 home games. Trying to distance the Coliseum from its rowdy reputation earned when the National Football League's Raiders played there, Antonovich said that during the recently completed season, only four crimes were recorded at Exposition Park when the Trojans were at home.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2012 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Undefeated" presents itself as a look at a single season in the life of a striving high school football team in impoverished North Memphis, Tenn., but really it's about so much more. Like all memorable sports documentaries — and this Oscar-nominated film is definitely one of those — "Undefeated" is really an examination not of how games are won and lost but how lives are lived, how young people faced with daunting challenges come to see, often in the most dramatic fashion, what is important going forward and what is not. "If you think football builds character, it does not," Bill Courtney, the volunteer coach central to the success of both the film and the Manassas High School team shrewdly observes.
SPORTS
January 4, 2001
OFFENSE *--* Pos. Name School Yr. Ht. Wt. QB Mike Jasper Camarillo Sr. 6-1 200 RB Brad Altman Agoura Sr. 5-10 185 RB Jon Contos Westlake Jr. 5-9 165 RB Marcus Crawford Newbury Park Sr. 6-2 215 RB Nick Kaiser Nordhoff Jr. 5-11 202 RB Leslie Lee Hueneme Sr. 5-10 187 RB Greg Morris Royal Jr. 5-9 160 WR L. Ray Hawkins Newbury Park Sr. 6-0 172 WR Garrett Oltz Buena Sr. 6-1 160 WR Justin Peterson Camarillo Sr. 6-0 180 WR John Wadkowski Santa Paula Jr. 6-3 205 L Justin Edbrooke Agoura Sr.
SPORTS
September 12, 1989 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
There is a song being played on local radio stations and it is growing in popularity. It is a heroic tale of a man coming down from the mountains to lead a people out of darkness. Or, in this case, a university. The song is "Sparky Rock" and the subject is Sparky Woods, new football coach at the University of South Carolina. "Down from the mountains in the Appalachian land, "Came a young coach with the future in his hand. " . . . To lead the fighting Gamecocks on to solid ground."
SPORTS
October 27, 1994 | STEVE ELLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Cal State Northridge first opened its doors in 1958, students held an election to select school colors and an athletic nickname. Wise guys served up hundreds of sarcastic nominations that ranged from obscure to absurd. Printable nominees included Aeolians, Minotaurs, Sundogs, Hustlers, Phaetons, Chmultapultapecs, Outcasts and Desert Rats. Hustlers. Outcasts. Hmm. Certain color schemes were just as unpalatable. Try flame and emerald, yellow and lavender, pink and black or plaid and white.
SPORTS
September 9, 1992 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The idea came to Los Alamitos High School football Coach John Barnes while he was watching Esperanza's 38-35 victory over Newhall Hart in the Southern Section Division III semifinals two seasons ago. "That year, I thought teams were overpowering us, and I was looking for a change," he said. "I watched Hart almost beat Esperanza with the run-and-shoot, and that was the year Esperanza was shutting everybody out. "I liked the way Hart spread the offense from sideline to sideline.
SPORTS
March 12, 1996 | BILL PLASCHKE and T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Seattle Seahawks' formal presentation of their proposed move to Southern California was met with a mixture of laughter and disbelief by the rest of the NFL here Monday. Club executives dismissed a one-hour argument by Ron Olson, lawyer for Seahawk owner Ken Behring, that the league is gambling with the safety of its players and fans by playing in a building that is not earthquake proof. The Seahawks are using that argument in an attempt to break their Kingdome lease with 10 years remaining.
NEWS
October 17, 1997 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just before halftime, with the score 41-0, the football players from Poly High in Sun Valley realized they were headed for another big loss. Linebackers during last Friday's game at Sylmar started arguing with defensive linemen. The quarterback hung his head. "That's when I get worried," cornerback David Valencia said. "I wonder if things will ever get better." Poly is smaller and slower than most of its opponents.
SPORTS
October 23, 1993 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before Wisconsin was undefeated, before ESPN and ABC began courting the Badgers, before the school's team was ranked 15th and mentioned in the same sentence with the Rose Bowl, there was an incident. It happened several years ago. Wisconsin Coach Barry Alvarez was the guest speaker at a local Lumberman's Assn. meeting when he overheard someone at a nearby table happily announce that he wasn't going to renew his Badger football season tickets. "I gave them up," said the lumberman.
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