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January 1, 2006 |
On New Year's Day 1990, the young men of the USC football team won the biggest game of their lives. Led by first-year quarterback Todd Marinovich, the Trojans fought their way past the University of Michigan Wolverines in the Rose Bowl. The score had been tied until the final two minutes, when Ricky Ervins, the diminutive tailback from Pasadena, ran in the final touchdown for a 17-10 victory and was named the Rose Bowl's most valuable player in his hometown.
November 27, 1991
California quarterback Mike Pawlawski, a senior from Troy High in Fullerton, was named co-offensive player of the year in the Pacific 10 Conference Tuesday, sharing the honor with Washington wide receiver Mario Bailey. Junior tackle Steve Emtman of Washington was named defensive player of the year. Three UCLA players made the first team--wide receiver Sean LaChapelle, offensive tackle Vaughn Parker and safety Matt Darby.
October 10, 1995 |
New York Jet quarterback Boomer Esiason is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game at Carolina because of a concussion and backup Bubby Brister has a contused right thumb that is swollen. Brister, however, is expected to start. The Jets will definitely be without defensive end Donald Evans, who will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle and be out at least four weeks. Free safeties Gary Jones and Ron Carpenter, cornerback Otis Smith and defensive end Kurt Barber will also sit out.
September 8, 1992 |
Forgettable Quotes Dept.: After USC beat Penn State last season, former Trojan linebacker Kurt Barber told the Daily Trojan: "This is not UCLA. We don't play Long Beach State and San Diego State. We have a tough schedule." USC tied San Diego State, 31-31, on Saturday. UCLA is 12-0 against the Aztecs since 1924. USC is 2-3-1 in season-opening games under Coach Larry Smith, 1-4 in season-ending games and 35-13-2 in between. . . .
November 7, 1991 |
USC Coach Larry Smith wasn't the only one upset by the comments made by California players before and after the Trojans' 52-30 loss to Cal Saturday in Berkeley. Washington quarterback Billy Joe Hobert, who will lead the No.
August 31, 1991
Jerry Crowe's profile of USC linebacker Kurt Barber (Aug. 22) chronicled Barber's development from a heavily recruited player at his Kentucky high school to USC's leading tackler and 1991 All-American candidate. But I think your readers would also be interested to know that Barber is on line to graduate with a degree in communications. USC's Aug. 19, 1991, press release quotes Barber: "My No. 1 goal at USC has always been to get a college degree." How can player profiles include "in-depth" coverage of the personal aspects of players' lives, and not talk about the players' development as college students?