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February 17, 1988 | Associated Press
The father of San Diego State basketball Coach Jim Brandenburg has died of natural causes at age 77. Charles Brandenburg died Sunday at his home, according to Mortimore Funeral Home officials. Services are scheduled for today at Lakeview Cemetery in Cheyenne. Brandenburg is survived by his son Jim, 51, who coached the Wyoming Cowboys from 1978-1987 before taking over at SDSU this season. Born in Missouri, Charles Brandenburg came to Wyoming in the 1940s to work for the Union Pacific Railroad.
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December 28, 2003 | Christopher Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
Jim BRANDENBURG is the photographer who took that widely seen shot of the lone wolf, hopping from one chunk of ice to another, somewhere up in the Arctic Circle. He's also the one who, feeling burned out on the business after years of high-powered global assignments, retreated to his home in Minnesota's north woods.
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July 14, 1987
Jim Brandenburg will get his first test as San Diego State basketball coach Nov. 10 at the San Diego Sports Arena against the Soviet national team, a team he called "one of the best amateur basketball teams in the world." The Aztecs will play their first regular-season game Nov. 27 against Kansas State in the Sun-Met Classic in Fresno. Northern Arizona and host Fresno State also are in the tournament. SDSU also will play in the Kactus Klassic in Tempe, Ariz., Dec.
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March 22, 1992
San Diego State University, which recently discharged its basketball coach, Jim Brandenburg, now needs a savior. Yet members of San Diego's sports intelligentsia huff and puff at Tarkanian's connections and ridicule his chances for coaching at San Diego State. They ignore that he has great ability in winning basketball games and that the unwashed masses respect and cherish him. He's one rebel I'd love to see run San Diego State's abandoned Aztecs. JIM SKEESE San Diego
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March 3, 1988 | CURT HOLBREICH, Times Staff Writer
The stat sheet was making its familiar post-practice round among the San Diego State basketball players. Bryan Williams, the Aztecs' junior point guard, grabbed it for an instant, then passed it to the next player in disgust. He did not acknowledge the figure that showed him leading the Aztecs in average minutes played. He looked past the column that had him first on the team in assists. He did not mention the one that said he led the team in steals.
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March 24, 1991 | Charles Solomon
An award-winning photographer for National Geographic, Jim Brandenburg repeatedly visited a desolate island near the northern coast of Greenland to capture its wildlife on film. Ellesmere Island is so remote, the wolves and other animals that live there have rarely seen humans and exhibit little fear of them, which allowed Brandenburg to take some exceptionally striking pictures.
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January 5, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Tony Clark, disenchanted by a lack of playing time at the University of Arizona, is enrolling at San Diego State. The 6-8 forward, who also was the second choice overall in baseball's amateur draft last June, will enroll for the spring semester, Aztec Coach Jim Brandenburg said.
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March 22, 1992
San Diego State University, which recently discharged its basketball coach, Jim Brandenburg, now needs a savior. Yet members of San Diego's sports intelligentsia huff and puff at Tarkanian's connections and ridicule his chances for coaching at San Diego State. They ignore that he has great ability in winning basketball games and that the unwashed masses respect and cherish him. He's one rebel I'd love to see run San Diego State's abandoned Aztecs. JIM SKEESE San Diego
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October 16, 1990 | SCOTT MILLER
Coach Jim Brandenburg ran the San Diego State men's basketball team through a 2 1/2-hour workout Monday on the opening day of practice. A total of 16 players practiced, including three walk-ons. "We have obviously got a lot of things to work on, but I thought it was an encouraging first day," Brandenburg said. "I really think eight to 10 guys have a chance to work their way in there." Center Marty Dow is the only true starter returning from last year's 13-18 team.
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February 26, 1992 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yale Coach Dick Kuchen, Pepperdine Coach Tom Asbury, two Arizona assistant coaches and a UCLA assistant are on San Diego State's expanding list of candidates to succeed Jim Brandenburg, several people familiar with the hiring process said Tuesday. And while Nevada Las Vegas Coach Jerry Tarkanian reiterated his interest in the Aztec job Tuesday, SDSU sources said that university President Tom Day and his advisers continue to be skeptical regarding Tarkanian.
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February 12, 1992 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Brandenburg, who watched an already creaky San Diego State basketball program come crumbling down this winter, was fired Tuesday as Aztec coach in the midst of one of the worst seasons in school history. Fred Miller, SDSU athletic director, made the announcement late Tuesday afternoon in a crowded news conference in Peterson Gym. In front of several players and members of the SDSU athletic department as well as the media, Miller named Jim Harrick Jr.
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February 12, 1992 | ALAN DROOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Brandenburg's players were a lot kinder to him after his dismissal than they were on the court, but they clearly were relieved Tuesday when the San Diego State coach was replaced by assistant Jim Harrick Jr. The SDSU basketball players described themselves as "stunned" and "shocked" when they met with Brandenburg Tuesday afternoon and were told he was being relieved of coaching duties with seven regular-season games left. But by the time Harrick was introduced at a 5 p.m.
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February 12, 1992 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Brandenburg, who watched an already cracking San Diego State basketball program crumble this winter, was fired Tuesday as Aztec coach. Fred Miller, San Diego State athletic director, made the announcement late Tuesday afternoon at a crowded news conference in Peterson Gym before several players and members of the Aztec athletic department. Miller named Jim Harrick Jr., who had been a part-time assistant coach under Brandenburg, as the interim coach.
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February 8, 1992
I like Jim Brandenburg. I don't like his style of basketball, but it has worked. To play it you need a big, strong center in the middle and some guards who can shoot from the perimeter. What we have here at San Diego State is neither. With the exception of Joe McNaull and Tony Clark, who are outstanding athletes playing out of position, and Nelson Stewart, who is certified blue-collar worker on the boards, most of these kids are run-and-gun athletes who really don't fit this system.
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January 29, 1992 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than winning, more than learning, more than competing, San Diego State basketball has been about unhappiness, conflicts and, eventually in many cases, departure during Jim Brandenburg's five-year tenure as Aztec coach. A total of 18 of 37 players Brandenburg landed as recruits through this fall have not played out their full four seasons of eligibility. Four didn't qualify academically to enroll at SDSU. Three more left for academic reasons.
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February 12, 1992 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Brandenburg, who watched an already cracking San Diego State basketball program crumble this winter, was fired Tuesday as Aztec coach. Fred Miller, San Diego State athletic director, made the announcement late Tuesday afternoon at a crowded news conference in Peterson Gym before several players and members of the Aztec athletic department. Miller named Jim Harrick Jr., who had been a part-time assistant coach under Brandenburg, as the interim coach.
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November 25, 1991 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Too many runs. Not enough spurts. Or something like that. It has happened before to the San Diego State men's basketball team, and it happened again Sunday night against a well-run Richmond team during a 78-68 loss in front of 1,782 in the San Diego Sports Arena. Trailing 41-29 at the half, SDSU (0-2) opened the second half with seven consecutive points to inch back into the game. Richmond (1-1) didn't even score until Jim Springer made two free throws 5 1/2 minutes into the second half.
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November 15, 1991 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Apparently, it is great to be young and an Aztec. A handful of freshman are grabbing attention on the football field. Marshall Faulk has gotten more attention as an SDSU newcomer since Raquel Welch's first days on campus. The youth trend continues in basketball. Look at the 1991-92 Aztec men's basketball team and you will find 10 players who either are freshmen, redshirt freshmen or sophomores. There are only three seniors.
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