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November 18, 1998
The Jim Murray Trophy, commemorating The Times' late sports columnist, who died Aug. 16, will be presented to the winner of Saturday's USC-UCLA game. Times Publisher Mark Willes will make the presentation to the winning coach on the field immediately after the game. In addition to the traveling trophy, a special grant of $1,000 from The Times will go to the winning school's eye institute, either the Jules Stein at UCLA or the Doheny Institute at USC.
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November 18, 1998
The Jim Murray Trophy, commemorating The Times' late sports columnist, who died Aug. 16, will be presented to the winner of Saturday's USC-UCLA game. Times Publisher Mark Willes will make the presentation to the winning coach on the field immediately after the game. In addition to the traveling trophy, a special grant of $1,000 from The Times will go to the winning school's eye institute, either the Jules Stein at UCLA or the Doheny Institute at USC.
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SPORTS
January 3, 1999
Two quick thoughts on the NFL. 1. It's not the officials; it's the rules. So simplify the game. No more of this "ground can't cause a fumble" business. If the ball comes loose before the whistle blows, it's a fumble--period. Get rid of "breaking the plane of the goal line" too. To score a touchdown, you must get the ball into the end zone, fully across the line. And who cares if the receiver is juggling the ball in bounds, so long as he comes down with it securely in his arms? Simplify!
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November 21, 1998 | MAL FLORENCE
In the new film "The Waterboy," actor Henry Winkler plays a football coach. He was quizzed by Comedy Central's Craig Kilborn to name three football players who became actors. "Howie Long," Winkler said. "Joe . . . uh, Namath." Unable to think of a third, he added: "John Elway." Kilborn: "John Elway's not an actor." Winkler: "No, but I have high hopes for him." Among those he could have named: Jim Brown, Alex Karras, Rosey Grier, Fred Williamson, Fred Dryer, Dick Butkus, Bubba Smith, O.J.
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November 16, 2000 | VALERIE GUTIERREZ and HOUSTON MITCHELL
A 58-year tradition will continue Saturday when the winner of the UCLA-USC game is awarded the Victory Bell. The bell was originally given to UCLA students by Bruin alumni in 1939, but USC students took the bell and hid it. Since 1942, the first year UCLA beat USC, the students agreed that the trophy would be given to the city champion. The Jim Murray Trophy, commemorating the late Times sports columnist who died in 1998, will also be presented to the winner of the game.
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November 22, 1998 | RANDY HARVEY
UCLA freshman tailback DeShaun Foster runs 65 yards for one touchdown, scores three others and fumbles at the USC one just to remind everyone among the crowd of 88,080 at the Rose Bowl that he's a freshman. Wide receiver/volleyball player Danny Farmer catches three passes for 91 yards, including a 42-yarder on which he sets the ball perfectly for himself and then outjumps Daylon McCutcheon to grab it.
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November 20, 1998 | RANDY HARVEY
And the winner of the Jim Murray Trophy is: UCLA because of Cade McNown. This shouldn't require much explanation. He's making his 42nd start as the Bruins' quarterback and his fourth in this rivalry. "I love to win this game," says McNown, who could become the first quarterback to do so four times. McNown loves to win any game. The Bruins have won a school-record 19 consecutive games, at least five because of his will.
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November 17, 1999 | RANDY HARVEY
When two local teams play in the same league, one is usually accusing the newspaper of bias toward the other. The L.A. Raiders, for instance, would count column inches to see whether they were getting more or less space than the Anaheim Rams. Although I don't believe anyone at USC or UCLA is that particular, a similar paranoia undoubtedly exists on both campuses.
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August 11, 1999 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The months that brought a life and a death, a crash and an implosion, a wedding and a divorce of sorts, a house being torn up and a foundation being threatened are about to give way, finally, to a new college football season. But even as Bob Toledo settles on a couch in his UCLA office, he finds no sanctuary.
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