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October 23, 1989 | From Times wire services
Designated hitter-first baseman Joey Meyer was released by the Milwaukee Brewers so he could sign with a Japanese team, Brewer General Manager Harry Dalton announced today. The Brewers said Meyer, 27, had signed with the Taiyo Whales of Yokohama, Japan. Meyer batted .224 with seven home runs and 29 runs batted in 53 games with Brewers during 1989. In 1988, he hit .263 with 11 home runs and 45 runs batted in 103 games with the Brewers.
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March 9, 2011 | David Wharton
When the news broke earlier this week that Texas Tech had fired its basketball coach, Joey Meyer felt a special kind of sympathy. It wasn't just that Meyer is a coach, too, and knows what it feels like to get the ax. In this case, he and the man who got dismissed, Pat Knight, have something else in common ? both followed in the footsteps of legendary fathers. Meyer replaced his dad, Ray, at DePaul in the mid-1980s. Knight took over the Red Raiders program from the famous and occasionally infamous Bob Knight.
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February 10, 1985 | Associated Press
Joey Meyer expected the pressure, but he was looking forward to some fun as well. Halfway into his first season as successor to his own father as basketball coach of DePaul, he is turning out to be half right. "If I had to pick a theme so far, that would be it--it just hasn't been fun yet," Meyer said. "There's never been a time in the locker room or practice when I've been able to say to the kids, 'OK, let's go,' and leave it at that.
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December 19, 1999 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Your attention please in the terminal. The return of DePaul as a national power has been delayed until further notice. Please check with a gate agent for more information. Excuses, excuses. Who likes excuses? Former DePaul coach Ray Meyer turned 86 on Saturday, and his beloved university celebrated by getting 86ed by UCLA in one of the worst basketball performances at Pauley Pavilion in, well, a week. UCLA's 76-58 victory over DePaul was impressive, emphatic and much needed.
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April 29, 1997 | From Associated Press
Joey Meyer resigned under fire Monday as basketball coach at DePaul, ending a 55-year run during which the Blue Demons have been coached by a Meyer. Meyer, 48, spent 30 years at the school as a player, assistant coach and then head coach. He was a player and assistant under his father, Ray, who became the seventh DePaul coach in 1942. Joey Meyer replaced his father when Ray retired in 1984.
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March 22, 1987 | JOHN FEINSTEIN, The Washington Post
Joey Meyer stood on the balcony, his chin cupped in his hand, his face blank. The Horizon, DePaul University's home, was packed. But it was quiet, most of the fans waiting for the Temple-Louisiana State game to end so the game they had come to see, DePaul-St. John's, could start. Just then, the crowd erupted. The fans had spotted the DePaul players walking through the runway that runs directly beneath where Meyer stood. Most of them were standing.
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January 19, 1992 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The father worries about the son. He always has. He worries about the dark circles under his boy's eyes. Worries about the sleeping pills. The lost weight. The Di-Gel lunches. The 15-hour days. The silence. He worries because he knows. Forty years ago at Chicago Stadium, Ray Meyer was the DePaul coach. His son, Joey, was 2.
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March 9, 2011 | David Wharton
When the news broke earlier this week that Texas Tech had fired its basketball coach, Joey Meyer felt a special kind of sympathy. It wasn't just that Meyer is a coach, too, and knows what it feels like to get the ax. In this case, he and the man who got dismissed, Pat Knight, have something else in common ? both followed in the footsteps of legendary fathers. Meyer replaced his dad, Ray, at DePaul in the mid-1980s. Knight took over the Red Raiders program from the famous and occasionally infamous Bob Knight.
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March 10, 1985 | HELENE ELLIOTT, Newsday
His office is dark and warm, a welcome refuge from the slushy snow that mounts in ugly gray piles on the narrow streets of the Near North side. But there is no escape for Joey Meyer, no effective way to relieve the tension that drives him to rearrange a line of perfectly aligned pens as he leans on a table, no release for the pressure that burdens him more heavily than he ever imagined.
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March 21, 1986 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Welcome to the East Regional, also known as Duke and the Three Dwarfs, except that instead of Happy, Grumpy and Sneezy, it's Joey, Mackey and Navy. The No. 1-ranked and seeded Blue Devils will meet Joey Meyer and 12th-seeded DePaul in tonight's second game. This encounter is supposed to knock the Blue Demons out of the tournament, where some think they should have been all the time, before the NCAA decided their 16-12 record merited an invitation.
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April 29, 1997 | From Associated Press
Joey Meyer resigned under fire Monday as basketball coach at DePaul, ending a 55-year run during which the Blue Demons have been coached by a Meyer. Meyer, 48, spent 30 years at the school as a player, assistant coach and then head coach. He was a player and assistant under his father, Ray, who became the seventh DePaul coach in 1942. Joey Meyer replaced his father when Ray retired in 1984.
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January 19, 1992 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The father worries about the son. He always has. He worries about the dark circles under his boy's eyes. Worries about the sleeping pills. The lost weight. The Di-Gel lunches. The 15-hour days. The silence. He worries because he knows. Forty years ago at Chicago Stadium, Ray Meyer was the DePaul coach. His son, Joey, was 2.
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October 23, 1989 | From Times wire services
Designated hitter-first baseman Joey Meyer was released by the Milwaukee Brewers so he could sign with a Japanese team, Brewer General Manager Harry Dalton announced today. The Brewers said Meyer, 27, had signed with the Taiyo Whales of Yokohama, Japan. Meyer batted .224 with seven home runs and 29 runs batted in 53 games with Brewers during 1989. In 1988, he hit .263 with 11 home runs and 45 runs batted in 103 games with the Brewers.
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November 29, 1987 | United Press International
DePaul Coach Joey Meyer and pressure are well acquainted with one another. Four years ago, Meyer faced the pressure of succeeding his father, Ray Meyer, who had become a legend during 42 years at the Chicago school. The elder Meyer had built the program into a college basketball powerhouse and Joey had to face a fishbowl existence trying to maintain the standards.
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March 22, 1987 | JOHN FEINSTEIN, The Washington Post
Joey Meyer stood on the balcony, his chin cupped in his hand, his face blank. The Horizon, DePaul University's home, was packed. But it was quiet, most of the fans waiting for the Temple-Louisiana State game to end so the game they had come to see, DePaul-St. John's, could start. Just then, the crowd erupted. The fans had spotted the DePaul players walking through the runway that runs directly beneath where Meyer stood. Most of them were standing.
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March 21, 1986 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Welcome to the East Regional, also known as Duke and the Three Dwarfs, except that instead of Happy, Grumpy and Sneezy, it's Joey, Mackey and Navy. The No. 1-ranked and seeded Blue Devils will meet Joey Meyer and 12th-seeded DePaul in tonight's second game. This encounter is supposed to knock the Blue Demons out of the tournament, where some think they should have been all the time, before the NCAA decided their 16-12 record merited an invitation.
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December 19, 1999 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Your attention please in the terminal. The return of DePaul as a national power has been delayed until further notice. Please check with a gate agent for more information. Excuses, excuses. Who likes excuses? Former DePaul coach Ray Meyer turned 86 on Saturday, and his beloved university celebrated by getting 86ed by UCLA in one of the worst basketball performances at Pauley Pavilion in, well, a week. UCLA's 76-58 victory over DePaul was impressive, emphatic and much needed.
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November 29, 1987 | United Press International
DePaul Coach Joey Meyer and pressure are well acquainted with one another. Four years ago, Meyer faced the pressure of succeeding his father, Ray Meyer, who had become a legend during 42 years at the Chicago school. The elder Meyer had built the program into a college basketball powerhouse and Joey had to face a fishbowl existence trying to maintain the standards.
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March 10, 1985 | HELENE ELLIOTT, Newsday
His office is dark and warm, a welcome refuge from the slushy snow that mounts in ugly gray piles on the narrow streets of the Near North side. But there is no escape for Joey Meyer, no effective way to relieve the tension that drives him to rearrange a line of perfectly aligned pens as he leans on a table, no release for the pressure that burdens him more heavily than he ever imagined.
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February 10, 1985 | Associated Press
Joey Meyer expected the pressure, but he was looking forward to some fun as well. Halfway into his first season as successor to his own father as basketball coach of DePaul, he is turning out to be half right. "If I had to pick a theme so far, that would be it--it just hasn't been fun yet," Meyer said. "There's never been a time in the locker room or practice when I've been able to say to the kids, 'OK, let's go,' and leave it at that.
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