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November 2, 1991
Notre Dame beats USC nine years in a row, and linebacker Kurt Barber says the Trojans have had "better talent and better teams." No wonder the graduation rate for USC's athletes is so low. MAGGIE HARADA Santa Maria
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November 2, 1991
Notre Dame beats USC nine years in a row, and linebacker Kurt Barber says the Trojans have had "better talent and better teams." No wonder the graduation rate for USC's athletes is so low. MAGGIE HARADA Santa Maria
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August 22, 1991 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Finally a starter--or so he thought--after two seasons on special teams, USC linebacker Kurt Barber unexpectedly began last season on the sideline. Coach Larry Smith benched him at the start of the Trojans' opener against Syracuse at East Rutherford, N.J., after Barber had arrived late for the pregame meal. The demotion lasted only one series before Barber was sent out onto the field. He was never tardy again.
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August 22, 1991 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Finally a starter--or so he thought--after two seasons on special teams, USC linebacker Kurt Barber unexpectedly began last season on the sideline. Coach Larry Smith benched him at the start of the Trojans' opener against Syracuse at East Rutherford, N.J., after Barber had arrived late for the pregame meal. The demotion lasted only one series before Barber was sent out onto the field. He was never tardy again.
SPORTS
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.
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October 10, 1995 | Associated Press
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.
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September 8, 1992 | JERRY CROWE
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. . . .
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November 7, 1991 | JERRY CROWE
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.
SPORTS
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?
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September 11, 1990 | JERRY CROWE
USC's starting lineup in its 34-16 season-opening victory over Syracuse included four redshirt freshmen and a true freshman, outside linebacker Willie McGinest from Long Beach Poly High School. McGinest replaced junior Kurt Barber, who was held out of the starting lineup because he was late for a team meal. Barber replaced McGinest after the first series. The other freshman starters: center David Apolskis, defensive tackle Terry McDaniels, cornerback Marcel Brown and free safety Howard McCowan.
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October 25, 1991 | JERRY CROWE
Coach Larry Smith said he would wait until tonight to name his starting tailback for Saturday's game against Notre Dame at South Bend, Ind. But Mazio Royster, heretofore the Trojans' No. 1 tailback, said he had been told in a Monday meeting with Smith and assistant coach Wayne Nunnely that Deon Strother would start this week. Smith later denied that a decision had been reached.
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April 26, 1992
OFFENSE QUARTERBACKS Rank, Player: School 1. DAVID KLINGLER: Houston 2. Tommy Maddox: UCLA 3. Matt Blundin: Virginia 4. Craig Erickson: Miami 5. Chris Hakel: William & Mary RUNNINGBACKS Rank, Player: School 1. VAUGHN DUNBAR: Indiana 2. TOMMY VARDELL: Stanford 3. Tony Brooks: Notre Dame 4. Tony Smith: Southern Mississippi WIDE RECEIVERS Rank, Player: School 1. DESMOND HOWARD: Michigan 2. CARL PICKENS: Tennessee 3. Courtney Hawkins: Michigan State 4. Jimmy Smith: Jackson State 5.
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