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November 19, 2012 | By Chris Dufresne
John Gagliardi, who became the winningest football coach in NCAA history at Division III St. John's (Minn.) using an off-beat approach that included no practicing if there were too many gnats, announced Monday he was retiring after 60 seasons. Gagliardi, 86, leaves with a career coaching record of 489-138-11. He eclipsed Grambling Coach Eddie Robinson's all-divisions victories record of 408 in 2003 with a win over Bethel. Gagliardi won four national championships with an unconventional approach that was incorporated by Minnesota Vikings' Coach Bud Grant.
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November 19, 2012 | By Chris Dufresne
John Gagliardi, who became the winningest football coach in NCAA history at Division III St. John's (Minn.) using an off-beat approach that included no practicing if there were too many gnats, announced Monday he was retiring after 60 seasons. Gagliardi, 86, leaves with a career coaching record of 489-138-11. He eclipsed Grambling Coach Eddie Robinson's all-divisions victories record of 408 in 2003 with a win over Bethel. Gagliardi won four national championships with an unconventional approach that was incorporated by Minnesota Vikings' Coach Bud Grant.
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November 9, 2003 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
It wasn't easy, it wasn't pretty and it definitely wasn't warm, but college football history was made here Saturday by a 77-year-old nonconformist coach, on a field carved out of the clay by the Benedictine monks. Rocky Top Tennessee this was not. With members of the national media packed into Division III writing quarters and press box phones ringing off the hook with news services seeking minute-by-minute updates, St.
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November 9, 2003 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
It wasn't easy, it wasn't pretty and it definitely wasn't warm, but college football history was made here Saturday by a 77-year-old nonconformist coach, on a field carved out of the clay by the Benedictine monks. Rocky Top Tennessee this was not. With members of the national media packed into Division III writing quarters and press box phones ringing off the hook with news services seeking minute-by-minute updates, St.
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November 7, 1998
You'd think Chris Dufresne would know better. Newspaper columnists have lost their jobs fabricating characters and stories. I mean, he has conjured up a football coach whose seditious behavior is a threat to corporate America ["Mr. No-It-All," Nov. 4]. Where would all the metaphors come from if all coaches behaved the way John Gagliardi does? And football players graduating from college? Football players motivating self? Come on, Mr. Dufresne, say it isn't so! LEE BARTKOWSKI Long Beach
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November 4, 1998 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A cold autumn rain pounds the ground outside Coach John Gagliardi's office--a definite threat to wash out Monday's football practice. What's this? There is never a Monday practice? OK then, you figure the coach might huddle with his coordinators, go over the playbook, grade film from the big weekend win at Augsburg. Nice thought, except there are no coordinators, no playbook, no film-grading. How about a quick check of the bulletin board for the latest football statistics?
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December 23, 2002 | Chris Dufresne
John Gagliardi picked up his office phone not long after his 114th career defeat and sounded, well, defeated. "I don't like to take those losses," he said. "You've got to be careful you don't analyze yourself into a depression." With stadium gates closed on his 50th season at St. John's (Minn.), the old coach was going to need a little down time to recover from the Johnnies' recent semifinal-round defeat in the Division III playoffs.
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November 20, 2004
"My wife, Peggy, asked me this week if I wanted to go to lunch with her. I said I guess so; I don't have much to do." John Gagliardi, football coach of Division III St. John's of Minnesota and the NCAA career leader in victories, on his season ending last weekend without a playoff berth.
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November 20, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
The newest Times NFL power rankings were released Tuesday, and while the top two teams remain the same, the former No. 3 team, the Chicago Bears, plummeted after they were routed by the San Francisco 49ers. The Bears tumbled all the way to ninth, the biggest fall of the week. Jason Campbell, the Bears backup quarterback who started in the place of Jay Cutler, threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall in the third quarter but was sacked five times and threw two interceptions in his first start since October 2011 for Oakland.
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November 21, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Olympic figure-skating gold medalist Oksana Baiul is suing the William Morris Agency, saying it cheated her of earnings by taking advantage of her when she was a minor and did not understand English.      The talent agency signed Baiul, who was born and raised in Ukraine, when she was 16, but she said in her suit Tuesday that when she signed the contract she could not read or speak English. Baiul won the Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating in 1994. Baiul, 35, claimed that William Morris failed to account for $150,000 from a line of jewelry, a $100,000 advance and royalties for greeting cards and stationery, and earnings from TV specials, books, an infomercial, and other film and television contracts.
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December 23, 2002 | Chris Dufresne
John Gagliardi picked up his office phone not long after his 114th career defeat and sounded, well, defeated. "I don't like to take those losses," he said. "You've got to be careful you don't analyze yourself into a depression." With stadium gates closed on his 50th season at St. John's (Minn.), the old coach was going to need a little down time to recover from the Johnnies' recent semifinal-round defeat in the Division III playoffs.
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November 7, 1998
You'd think Chris Dufresne would know better. Newspaper columnists have lost their jobs fabricating characters and stories. I mean, he has conjured up a football coach whose seditious behavior is a threat to corporate America ["Mr. No-It-All," Nov. 4]. Where would all the metaphors come from if all coaches behaved the way John Gagliardi does? And football players graduating from college? Football players motivating self? Come on, Mr. Dufresne, say it isn't so! LEE BARTKOWSKI Long Beach
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November 4, 1998 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A cold autumn rain pounds the ground outside Coach John Gagliardi's office--a definite threat to wash out Monday's football practice. What's this? There is never a Monday practice? OK then, you figure the coach might huddle with his coordinators, go over the playbook, grade film from the big weekend win at Augsburg. Nice thought, except there are no coordinators, no playbook, no film-grading. How about a quick check of the bulletin board for the latest football statistics?
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December 14, 2003 | From Associated Press
Randell Knapp and Nick Sirianni each caught three touchdown passes as Mount Union broke its NCAA record by winning its 55th consecutive game Saturday, defeating Bridgewater, 66-0, in the Division III semifinals at Alliance, Ohio. The Purple Raiders (13-0), who have outscored opponents, 654-84, broke the 54-game streak they set from 1996 to '99. Three-time defending national champion Mount Union will play St. John's, Minn., which defeated RPI, 38-10, in the other semifinal at Collegeville, Minn.
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December 12, 1995
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