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June 2, 2001 | Larry Stewart
J.K. McKay, former general manager of the Los Angeles Xtreme of the now-defunct XFL, is a finalist to replace Mark Hatley as vice president of player personnel for the Chicago Bears. Other finalists include Tom Modrak, former general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles; Jerry Angelo, pro personnel director for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; and Phil Savage, director of scouting for the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. McKay declined comment.
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October 18, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Even if they didn't have any other reason, USC and Notre Dame should play football every year just so we can tell John McKay stories. He coached the Trojans from 1960-75 and you don't need a record book to know he was successful. Just wander onto the USC campus. There you will find a $70-millon state-of-the-art athletic facility named the John McKay Center. At the south entrance is a statue of a man, his hand on his chin as if pondering his next one-liner. Legends get statues.
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July 13, 2000 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
J.K. McKay, who spent the last two years trying to convince the NFL to return to the Southland, was introduced Wednesday as president and general manager of the fledgling Xtreme Football League's Los Angeles franchise that will play at the Coliseum. His appointment gives an air of legitimacy to the league, which promises a brand of smash-mouth football and is the brainchild of pro wrestling magnate Vince McMahon.
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August 20, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
J.K. McKay says he is not George Orwell, this is not 1984, and he is not Big Brother watching over Lane Kiffin. "That's not how I see it," McKay says, "and not how Lane sees it, either. " Then McKay smiles, something happening a lot these days at USC's Heritage Hall. "Yes, Lane has been something of a lightning rod," McKay says. "My job is to keep him off 'SportsCenter.' We'll look up at the TV screen at that little scrawl across the bottom and I'll say, 'See, you're not there.
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August 20, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
J.K. McKay says he is not George Orwell, this is not 1984, and he is not Big Brother watching over Lane Kiffin. "That's not how I see it," McKay says, "and not how Lane sees it, either. " Then McKay smiles, something happening a lot these days at USC's Heritage Hall. "Yes, Lane has been something of a lightning rod," McKay says. "My job is to keep him off 'SportsCenter.' We'll look up at the TV screen at that little scrawl across the bottom and I'll say, 'See, you're not there.
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January 1, 1999 | RANDY HARVEY
J.K. McKay pointed Thursday to the corner of the north end zone of the Rose Bowl where he caught the 38-yard pass that enabled USC to upset Ohio State 24 years ago today, recalling he had told his dad that the play had no chance of succeeding. "I said, 'I can't get open in the corner,' " J.K. said. "It won't work," his quarterback, Pat Haden, agreed. "Shut up," John McKay told them. The play worked.
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October 18, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Even if they didn't have any other reason, USC and Notre Dame should play football every year just so we can tell John McKay stories. He coached the Trojans from 1960-75 and you don't need a record book to know he was successful. Just wander onto the USC campus. There you will find a $70-millon state-of-the-art athletic facility named the John McKay Center. At the south entrance is a statue of a man, his hand on his chin as if pondering his next one-liner. Legends get statues.
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May 20, 1992 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hey, it was only a coin toss. That little pregame ceremony that precedes every football game. Nothing to get stressed about. But, hey, this was the Angelus League. Greg Willig, St. Paul High School's quarterback, had only one thought at that moment in 1987: heads or tails. He was being introduced to the Bishop Amat captains when . . . WHAM-O . "This little guy from Bishop Amat hit me," said Willig, who will be a senior this fall at Rice. "There were no words, he just threw a punch.
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October 13, 1993
Leodes Van Buren SCHOOL: Newbury Park SPORT: Football YEAR: Senior SEASON AT A GLANCE: Van Buren is the area's leading receiver. He has 43 receptions for 690 yards and 11 touchdowns for the top-ranked Panthers. WEEK AT A GLANCE: Van Buren caught nine passes for 111 yards and three touchdowns during the Panthers' 36-0 rout of Channel Islands. He has 211 catches and 3,472 yards in his career, breaking the Southern Section records of 207 and 3,389 set by former Bishop Amat and USC standout J.K.
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March 17, 2001
If the XFL fails, as appears to be happening, it will not be because of the caliber of play or its colorful new additions to the game, but rather because of the biased reporting and jokes that the "big time" sportswriters and journalists have made about it. Let's consider the analogy with sportswriters. Should we read only those who write for the big-city newspapers and make fun of those who write for lesser journals? MARTIN LASSAR Oceanside J.K. McKay, general manager of the Xtreme, says he can't understand the criticism leveled against the XFL. He asks, "What have we done to deserve it?"
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June 2, 2001 | Larry Stewart
J.K. McKay, former general manager of the Los Angeles Xtreme of the now-defunct XFL, is a finalist to replace Mark Hatley as vice president of player personnel for the Chicago Bears. Other finalists include Tom Modrak, former general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles; Jerry Angelo, pro personnel director for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; and Phil Savage, director of scouting for the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. McKay declined comment.
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July 13, 2000 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
J.K. McKay, who spent the last two years trying to convince the NFL to return to the Southland, was introduced Wednesday as president and general manager of the fledgling Xtreme Football League's Los Angeles franchise that will play at the Coliseum. His appointment gives an air of legitimacy to the league, which promises a brand of smash-mouth football and is the brainchild of pro wrestling magnate Vince McMahon.
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January 1, 1999 | RANDY HARVEY
J.K. McKay pointed Thursday to the corner of the north end zone of the Rose Bowl where he caught the 38-yard pass that enabled USC to upset Ohio State 24 years ago today, recalling he had told his dad that the play had no chance of succeeding. "I said, 'I can't get open in the corner,' " J.K. said. "It won't work," his quarterback, Pat Haden, agreed. "Shut up," John McKay told them. The play worked.
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July 22, 2000
Pro football (non-Arena variety) has returned to Los Angeles, but why would anyone pay to watch the XFL when they can see mediocre football by attending a Bruin or Trojan game? The league will become the Ex-FL within two years unless Vince McMahon draws on his wrestling background and adds some extra fillips to make the game more interesting. As McMahon knows, there's a large contingent of sports fans who are especially turned on by blood and guts. To attract this group, he can add some wrestling techniques to the standard NFL rule book.
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October 16, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Ed Orgeron, USC's interim coach, never said he intended to implement a star-studded guest speaker series in the Trojans' program. But it appears to be happening. A week after Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Allen addressed the Trojans, former NFL linebacker Ray Lewis on Tuesday spoke to the team in the McKay Center before practice. β€œI've never seen so many guys that quiet and that focused on one man,” quarterback Cody Kessler said. β€œHe can make you believe you can go fly and jump over a building,” tailback Javorius Allen said.
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