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March 23, 2001 | ROBYN NORWOOD
At almost any Gonzaga home game, you can find season-ticket holder Jud Heathcote pulling for the Zags. "He's definitely a real supporter of our team, but I'm going to have to guess he's probably going to root for Michigan State," point guard Dan Dickau said. Heathcote, the coach at Michigan State from 1976-95, has retired to Spokane, Wash., where he once coached high school basketball, and is a regular around Gonzaga.
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March 23, 2001 | ROBYN NORWOOD
At almost any Gonzaga home game, you can find season-ticket holder Jud Heathcote pulling for the Zags. "He's definitely a real supporter of our team, but I'm going to have to guess he's probably going to root for Michigan State," point guard Dan Dickau said. Heathcote, the coach at Michigan State from 1976-95, has retired to Spokane, Wash., where he once coached high school basketball, and is a regular around Gonzaga.
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March 4, 1987
Bob Knight probably will feel slighted. When Newsday polled 25 college basketball officials on whom they considered the toughest coaches to work for, Knight finished fourth. The top 10: Wimp Sanderson of Alabama, Gary Williams of Ohio State, Billy Tubbs of Oklahoma, Knight of Indiana, Paul Evans of Pittsburgh, Norm Sloan of Florida, Jud Heathcote of Michigan State, Jim Brandenburg of Wyoming, Jim Boeheim of Syracuse and John Thompson of Georgetown.
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March 15, 1991 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Don't expect Coach Jud Heathcote of Michigan State and Jim Delany, chairman of the NCAA tournament selection committee, to exchange Christmas fruitcakes any time soon. Banished to the West Regional--and worse yet, the same bracket as No. 1-ranked Nevada Las Vegas--Heathcote calmly and sarcastically thanked Delany and the committee Thursday for their kind postseason consideration.
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March 23, 1986 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
Kansas will play North Carolina State today at Kemper Arena for the NCAA Midwest Regional title and a berth in the Final Four. But no one was talking about the impending game Saturday. The clock controversy is still ticking, although North Carolina State Coach Jim Valvano, for one, doesn't believe that a malfunctioning clock in the Kansas-Michigan State semifinal game Friday cheated the Spartans out of the win.
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March 15, 1991 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Don't expect Coach Jud Heathcote of Michigan State and Jim Delany, chairman of the NCAA tournament selection committee, to exchange Christmas fruitcakes any time soon. Banished to the West Regional--and worse yet, the same bracket as No. 1-ranked Nevada Las Vegas--Heathcote calmly and sarcastically thanked Delany and the committee Thursday for their kind postseason consideration.
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March 23, 1990 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jud Heathcote has another Michigan State team on the road to the Final Four and another point guard on the road to NBA millions, but wherever he travels, the conversation rewinds to 1979. Magic. On the eve of last week's second-round Southeast Regional encounter with UC Santa Barbara, Heathcote was whisked away again by a reporter's question. "Magic did not want to turn pro after his second year," Heathcote said. "That's what no one understands. It wasn't the money.
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January 17, 1987 | MIKE DOWNEY
Most of those adorable little matchups like Georgetown vs. St. Leo's of Florida, North Carolina vs. Stetson, Indiana vs. Morehead State and Nevada Las Vegas vs. Nevada School of Blackjack Dealers are behind us now, so the college basketball season is picking up steam faster than one of Dick Vitale's sentences.
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November 17, 2000
Real first names of former or current NCAA basketball head coaches 1. Tubby Smith: real first name "Orlando" 2. Lefty Driesell: real first name "Charles" 3. Phog Allen: real first name "Forrest" 4. Tony Hinkle: real first name "Paul" 5. Wimp Sanderson: real first name "Winfrey" 6. Tex Winter: real first name "Fred" 7. Digger Phelps: real first name "Richard" 8. Jud Heathcote: real first name "George" Source: World Features Syndicate
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March 18, 1995 | From Associated Press
Twenty-four years in college coaching didn't prepare Jud Heathcote for the premature end to his career. Although the 67-year-old Michigan State coach held his composure while his two star players wept during a postgame news conference, Heathcote clearly was frustrated after Friday night's 79-72 loss to Weber State in the opening round of the NCAA Southeast Regional. "Hey, we're devastated.
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March 23, 1990 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jud Heathcote has another Michigan State team on the road to the Final Four and another point guard on the road to NBA millions, but wherever he travels, the conversation rewinds to 1979. Magic. On the eve of last week's second-round Southeast Regional encounter with UC Santa Barbara, Heathcote was whisked away again by a reporter's question. "Magic did not want to turn pro after his second year," Heathcote said. "That's what no one understands. It wasn't the money.
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March 4, 1987
Bob Knight probably will feel slighted. When Newsday polled 25 college basketball officials on whom they considered the toughest coaches to work for, Knight finished fourth. The top 10: Wimp Sanderson of Alabama, Gary Williams of Ohio State, Billy Tubbs of Oklahoma, Knight of Indiana, Paul Evans of Pittsburgh, Norm Sloan of Florida, Jud Heathcote of Michigan State, Jim Brandenburg of Wyoming, Jim Boeheim of Syracuse and John Thompson of Georgetown.
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January 17, 1987 | MIKE DOWNEY
Most of those adorable little matchups like Georgetown vs. St. Leo's of Florida, North Carolina vs. Stetson, Indiana vs. Morehead State and Nevada Las Vegas vs. Nevada School of Blackjack Dealers are behind us now, so the college basketball season is picking up steam faster than one of Dick Vitale's sentences.
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March 23, 1986 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
Kansas will play North Carolina State today at Kemper Arena for the NCAA Midwest Regional title and a berth in the Final Four. But no one was talking about the impending game Saturday. The clock controversy is still ticking, although North Carolina State Coach Jim Valvano, for one, doesn't believe that a malfunctioning clock in the Kansas-Michigan State semifinal game Friday cheated the Spartans out of the win.
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January 4, 1991 | From Associated Press
Jamaal Brown and Jim Jackson each sank two free throws in the final 30 seconds Thursday night, and sixth-ranked Ohio State slipped past No. 22 Iowa, 63-59, in a Big Ten Conference opener at Columbus, Ohio. Chris Street of Iowa (11-2) scored with 1:16 left to tie the score, 59-59, but Brown made two free throws with 30 seconds left and Jackson added two more with four seconds remaining. Jackson scored 20 points for Ohio State (11-0), Treg Lee had 12 and Brown added 11.
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July 21, 1987
Scott Skiles says he's ready to overcome back problems and an image as, in his words, "a hothead, a junkie, a drunk," and play regularly for the Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Assn. The former Michigan State star played only 13 games with the Milwaukee Bucks last season and was traded to the Indianapolis Pacers for a second-round draft choice in 1989.
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