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November 14, 2012
UCLA vs. James Madison When: 8 p.m. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 2-0, James Madison 0-0. Update: Freshman guard Kyle Anderson is a game-time decision after suffering a bone contusion during UCLA's 80-79 overtime win against UC Irvine on Tuesday. This is the Bruins' second game in the Los Angeles Regional of the 2012 Progressive Legends Classic. James Madison was 12-20 last season. - Baxter Holmes
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October 16, 2013
Re "Scalia the 'originalist' holds court on his views," Oct. 13 Oh, wow: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is even more scary than I realized. He implied that a reporter who was apparently surprised that Scalia believes in the devil is "out of touch with most of America" yet admits to getting his news largely from conservative talk radio. He said he ignores mainstream print media. I do wish, though, that courts would actually follow his "originalist" philosophy when it comes to gun laws.
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SPORTS
November 28, 1999 | From Associated Press
Al Lucas rushed for two touchdowns to lead Troy State to a 27-7 victory over James Madison of Virginia Saturday at Troy, Ala., in the first round of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. Troy State (11-1) held James Madison tailback Curtis Keaton to 40 yards, far below his average of 158 a game. James Madison (8-4) lost quarterback Chris Paquette to a separated shoulder in the second quarter. The Dukes had already lost three quarterbacks this season.
OPINION
September 17, 2013 | By Jesse Rifkin
Gregory Watson's college essay received a C - and changed America. The next time someone goes on about how one citizen can't make a difference in this country or how the political system cannot be changed, tell them the story of Watson and the 27th Amendment. On Constitution Day, Sept. 17, the power of the individual citizen in America is not dead. In 1982, a University of Texas political science professor assigned an essay about the governmental process. Watson, then a student, came across a long-forgotten constitutional amendment proposed in 1789 and chose that topic for his paper.
SPORTS
December 17, 1991 | Associated Press
Freshman Jackie Freeman scored 20 points and handed out five assists, both career highs, and combined with Krissy Heinbaugh for 13 stretch-run points to lead the James Madison women's basketball team to a 78-72 victory over UCLA Monday. The Bruins (3-2) led, 59-58, with 7:10 to play and 65-63 at 2:07 when James Madison (4-1) went on its final run. Madison outscored UCLA, 15-7, the rest of the way. Rehema Stephens and DeDe Mosman led the Bruins with 16 points each.
SPORTS
April 7, 1988
Charles (Lefty) Driesell, who built a national basketball power at Maryland before resigning in the wake of Len Bias' cocaine-induced death, was hired Wednesday as coach at James Madison University. Driesell succeeds John Thurston, who resigned in midseason. Officials at James Madison, a small college in Harrisonburg, Va., cited nationally for its academic quality, praised Driesell for his commitment to education.
SPORTS
April 15, 1985
Lou Campanelli, head basketball coach at James Madison University the past 13 years, was named head basketball coach at the University of California. Dick Kuchen resigned last month after Cal finished 13-15. He had a seven-year record of 80-112. Campanelli, 46, complied a 238-118 record at James Madison. The Virginia school qualified for post-season play five times and went to the NCAA tournament three straight years, from 1981 to 1983.
SPORTS
December 4, 1988 | SALLY JENKINS, Washington Post
Fools, fools, all those who thought Lefty Driesell would come back gently to this game. He has all the elements he needs here, a well-lit gym called the Electric Zoo and a shriek-prone student body to fill it up for his basketball team. He has bleachers that rock and a band that swings, and a big mouth that is liable to say anything.
SPORTS
April 4, 1988 | JOHN FEINSTEIN, Washington Post
Former Maryland basketball coach Lefty Driesell is close to an agreement with James Madison University that would make him its new head coach, according to sources. Driesell, 56, is likely to sign a five-year contract with the school this week, barring a last-minute snag in negotiations.
SPORTS
April 10, 1988 | United Press International
Charles (Lefty) Driesell has ended his involuntary exile from coaching college basketball by taking the head coaching job at James Madison University--and taking a few swipes at his detractors. Since his forced resignation as the University of Maryland head coach following the June 1986 cocaine death of Len Bias, Driesell has been an outsider in college basketball while holding down a desk job in Maryland's athletic department as a fund-raiser.
OPINION
September 8, 2013 | By Joseph J. Ellis
There is an opinion abroad in the land that the right to bear arms is unlimited, an absolute right, like the right to vote or the right to a fair trial. This heartfelt conviction has surfaced lately in state legislation that attempts to nullify federal gun regulations. For the nullifiers, and many others, the broadest possible right to bear arms is purportedly enshrined in the 2nd Amendment and recognized in the Supreme Court case Heller vs. District of Columbia. And yet, no matter how prevalent or fervently held, the opinion that the Bill of Rights supports and the high court acknowledges an absolute right to gun ownership is just plain wrong.
SPORTS
November 16, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
One of UCLA's biggest wins or losses this season could be determined during a hearing expected Friday. If the NCAA appeals committee sides with UCLA in the hearing concerning Shabazz Muhammad, the currently ineligible freshman basketball player would probably be available to play for the Bruins immediately.  But if the committee denies UCLA's appeal, Muhammad, a highly rated 6-foot-6 swingman from Las Vegas, would have to go through a reinstatement...
SPORTS
November 16, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
He should have saved this for "talk like a pirate" day, but Greg Monroe of the Detroit Pistons looked like a pirate as he was shooting a free throw Wednesday night. While driving to the hoop, Monroe was poked in the eye by Philadelphia's Spencer Hawes, drawing a foul. Unfortunately for Monroe, the poke knocked out one of his contact lenses, without which he has the eyesight of Mr. Magoo. Monroe couldn't find the lens, so he had to shoot his first free throw while basically being blind in one eye. Solution: Close the eye. He made the free throw.
SPORTS
November 16, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
Jordan Adams explained his approach at the free-throw line, a simple but effective mental mindset. "I just stay focused on the rim and use the same technique I always use," the UCLA freshman said, "and hopefully it will keep going in. " So far, his free throws have done nothing but go in, except for one.  Through three games, Adams has made all but one of his 29 free-throw tries, and he's made 26 in a row.  The all-time UCLA record...
SPORTS
November 15, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
The UCLA team that escaped UC Irvine couldn't be found. The Bruins basketball squad that couldn't play up-tempo went AWOL. In their place, a new unit made its season debut Thursday against James Madison. It poured in points with a pace Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni would adore, and it lighted up Pauley Pavilion's new LED video boards with highlights their fans have craved. No. 13 UCLA decked the less-than-heralded Dukes, 100-70, to improve to 3-0. The blowout calmed concerns after a one-point win against Irvine two days before.
SPORTS
November 14, 2012
UCLA vs. James Madison When: 8 p.m. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 2-0, James Madison 0-0. Update: Freshman guard Kyle Anderson is a game-time decision after suffering a bone contusion during UCLA's 80-79 overtime win against UC Irvine on Tuesday. This is the Bruins' second game in the Los Angeles Regional of the 2012 Progressive Legends Classic. James Madison was 12-20 last season. - Baxter Holmes
SPORTS
December 12, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Rick Calloway scored 10 of his 16 points in the first nine minutes, and No. 6 Indiana defeated James Madison, 84-52, Friday night in the opening game of the 14th Indiana tournament at Bloomington, Ind. In tonight's title game, Indiana (4-1) will play Washington State, a 73-61 winner over Indiana State. The only other Hoosiers in double figures were Jeff Oliphant and Todd Jadlow. Oliphant, who made a pair of three-point shots, had 12 points and Jadlow 11.
SPORTS
December 22, 1989 | THOMAS BONK
He is 57 years old, mostly bald, sometimes cranky, but Lefty Driesell is alive and well and wants you to know he is not somewhere out in the sticks. The former coach at Davidson and Maryland, where he left under a cloud after the death of Len Bias and criticism over the graduation rate of his players, Driesell says James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., is a mighty fine place to be. "I didn't have to make any adjustments," Driesell said. "I love it here.
SPORTS
September 9, 2012 | Chris Dufresne
Five things to watch this week in college football: 1. Alabama at Arkansas was so supposed to be the Southeastern Conference game of the week on CBS that the SEC home network was still billing it as No.1 vs. No. 8 hours after No. 8 suffered a humiliating overtime loss to Louisiana Monroe and fell out of the top 25. It's still an important game for Alabama. 2. Florida at Tennessee used to be must-see TV in the days when Steve Spurrier (raised in Tennessee) used to poke fun at Knoxville and Volunteers coach Phil Fulmer.
NATIONAL
February 12, 2011 | By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times
For more than half a century, biographers have treated Franklin Delano Roosevelt with Rushmore-like reverence, celebrating the nation's 32nd president as a colossus who eased the agony of the Great Depression and saved democracy from Nazi Germany. Which never sat right with historian Burton Folsom Jr. Growing up in Nebraska, Folsom remembers, his dad, a savings and loan executive, griped about high taxes and Roosevelt's voracious ambition. FDR was dead, but his legacy ? deficit spending, an activist federal government, an expansive social safety net ?
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