September 14, 1990 |
Mark Tucker might be the most dominant lineman in college football, but he never could have played for the University of Miami. He doesn't brag enough. He won't gloat about how good he is. Instead, the USC guard speaks of things some 270-pound, All-American football players would be too insecure to discuss--like his insecurities. Take his fear of lightning. "Back when I was living in Texas, when I was--what?
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June 1, 1990 |
Mark Tucker was determined to conquer Mt. Everest, and if it meant serving as a cook to do it, then so be it. "I'd take whatever position was available, just to get on the team," he said. So when the Chinese government whittled back the number of Mt. Everest permits it would issue Tucker's climbing team, he volunteered for kitchen duty--a minor inconvenience, he said, for a chance to scale the 29,028-foot mountain in windy, subfreezing weather.
December 12, 1985 |
There are no Refrigerators, trash compactors or other appliances on The Times 1985 All-South Bay High School Football team, just 46 solid football players highlighted by legions of standout linebackers and running backs--so many good ones, in fact, that they can be found all over the team at various positions. In all, 15 schools are represented on the 23-man first team and 19 schools on the first and second teams. First team members, their parents and coaches will be guests of The Times at a Sunday awards brunch at the Anaheim Hilton, where the program's featured speakers will be Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott, superintendent of the Air Force Academy, and Bruce Johnson, the academy's defensive coordinator.
November 15, 1990 |
Six USC seniors will play in postseason all-star games. Flanker Gary Wellman and offensive guard Mark Tucker will play in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 19 at Mobile, Ala. The same day, linebacker Scott Ross and offensive tackle Pat Harlow will play in the Hula Bowl at Honolulu. Ross and tailback Ricky Ervins will play in the East-West Shrine Game Jan. 26 at Stanford. Harlow and defensive guard Don Gibson will play in the Japan Bowl Jan. 13 at Tokyo.
December 19, 1993 |
Compact discs are generally the gift of choice for the jazz enthusiast, but books and videos on jazz can be provocative and informative alternatives. Here are some of the year's top books and videos, as selected by members of The Times' jazz staff: "The Duke Ellington Reader," edited by Mark Tucker, Oxford University Press ($30).
December 28, 1990 |
Six USC seniors will play in postseason all-star games: --Linebacker Scott Ross, offensive tackle Pat Harlow and offensive guard Mark Tucker will play in the Hula Bowl Jan. 19. --On the same day, flanker Gary Wellman will play in the Senior Bowl at Mobile, Ala. --Harlow, tailback Ricky Ervins and defensive guard Don Gibson will play in the Japan Bowl Jan. 13 at Tokyo. --Gibson and Ross will play in the East-West Shrine game Jan. 26 at Stanford.