CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1996 |
In the fourth suspected race-related attack in the Antelope Valley in eight days, a 15-year-old white youth was kicked in the back in a Lancaster supermarket by a black teenager who shouted "You skinheads!" at him and two companions, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday. The attack occurred at the Max Foods store on Avenue I at 6:54 p.m. Monday, Sheriff's Sgt. Steve Nelson said. The boy suffered minor bruises but did not require medical treatment.
October 6, 1985 |
The only consolation for Oregon State's Rich Gonzales is that things can't possibly ever be as bad again as they were on Saturday afternoon. Never again will he be a freshman quarterback making his first collegiate start in front of more than 50,000 mostly unfriendly fans and a USC team intent on erasing the humiliation of consecutive defeats.
November 28, 1987
Lou Holtz of Notre Dame and Jackie Sherrill of Texas A&M, the opposing coaches in the Cotton Bowl, are hardly strangers. When Holtz was coaching at Arkansas and Sherrill at Pitt, Holtz said he had a standing offer from Sherrill to visit him at his Pennsylvania home. "I was in the area recruiting one time and decided to take him up on his invitation," Holtz said. "Unfortunately, I got lost and I didn't get to his house until 3 in the morning.
September 21, 1986 |
It was a strange ending to a very strange game. In a flash rainstorm, with the wind blowing and thunder bellowing, USC's Don Shafer kicked a 32-yard field goal on the last play to defeat Baylor, 17-14, Saturday. That USC beat Baylor at all was slightly incredible. For 3 1/2 quarters, the Bears, especially their defense, had mauled the Trojans but couldn't put them away. USC was somehow clinging to a 7-7 tie when Baylor scored for what appeared to be a secure 14-7 lead with 7:24 left in the game.
October 11, 1987 |
Billy the Kid gunned down the USC Trojans here Saturday, 34-27. Bill Musgrave, a redshirt freshman quarterback who has played in just five college football games, made it look easy as the Oregon Ducks stunned the Trojans before 39,587 fans at Autzen Stadium.
November 24, 1985 |
In the moments after UCLA lost to USC at the Coliseum Saturday afternoon, nothing else mattered to the Bruins. It was a very quiet locker room. They had self-destructed. Fumbled away three sure scores. What's to say? They had blown the chance to make history by being the first UCLA team ever to beat USC four straight, and they had blown the chance to earn their own way into the Rose Bowl game.
January 30, 1987 |
USC coach George Raveling revealed ruefully Thursday night that his team will open against North Carolina next season. So that prompted the tongue-in-cheek question, "did your Trojans sound a warning to the Tar Heels tonight?" That was the the way the questioning went in the loose USC dressing room. And why not? USC had just blown out Washington State, 66-37, at the Sports Arena. The Trojans are unaccustomed to such comfortable winning margins and they relished it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1996 |
A 22-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of a racially motivated attack on two black teenagers in Lancaster, one of whom was slashed with a weapon like a machete, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said Tuesday. Another 15-year-old boy was detained for questioning in the attack, in which the two teenagers were assaulted Monday night by three "skinhead types" shouting "white power," deputies said.
September 27, 1987 |
USC strong safety Cleveland Colter had a chokehold on the game ball as he walked off the field Saturday after the Trojans' 31-14 win over Cal at Memorial Stadium. Colter, who earned the ball with a 94-yard touchdown interception return in the third period, didn't want to lose his trophy. "I'm going to give this to my mom," Colter said, pointing to the ball. "This is the first time I've ever returned an interception for a touchdown."