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May 21, 1988 | LONNIE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
Matt Stevens may not be the best-known athlete in Southern California, but he is more famous than the team he plays for. Stevens, the former UCLA quarterback, is playing these days for the Cobras, Los Angeles' newest pro team, in the Arena Football League. The Cobras are 0-3, and tonight they return home, after a pair of road games, to play the Pittsburgh Gladiators at the Sports Arena.
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February 6, 2014
Join Times staff writer Matt Stevens at 9 a.m. Thursday for a discussion about boat owners in Marina del Rey who are resisting plans for the first extensive pollution cleanup in the area's history. On Thursday, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board is scheduled to consider changes that would force boaters to strip copper paint from the bottom of their vessels and replace it with a less toxic alternative. Almost all of the marina's more than 4,500 boats have bottoms covered in copper paint . Officials estimate that paint stripping will cost $6,000 for a 40-foot boat, and that isn't sitting well with the marina's boaters.
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April 28, 1985 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
Matt Stevens does not seem to be rattled by the daily ups and downs of scrambling through spring football practice in competition for a job as starting quarterback, even though, he says, there is more pressure on the UCLA practice field than on any game field. In fact, he has an easy attitude and a smile for everyone. He's walking as tall as a guy just a smidgen under 6 feet can walk and he's enjoying the hunt.
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January 17, 2004
What's up in Westwood? The No. 2 quarterback and tailback transfer while other schools are four and five deep. Couldn't the coaching staff convince Matt Moore and Tyler Ebell that they were one instant injury away from starting? To cheer up this depressed Bruin fan, I watched the tape of UCLA's 45-28 1986 Rose Bowl victory over Iowa. We won that game with the No. 2 QB (Matt Stevens) and the No. 2 tailback (MVP Eric Ball). Surely that tape exists somewhere in the Morgan Center. The starting wide receiver was Karl Dorrell!
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February 20, 1992 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They gather around him nearly every night, like a pack of streetwise cubs, listening to the same old story. Not the one about playing in front of 30,000 screaming fans--though he could tell it. Not the one where he threw for seven touchdowns and ran for another--though he could tell that one, too. No, the topic of the evening, every evening, that Matt Stevens chooses to share with his 9- and 10-year-old neighborhood buddies is the story of life. Not his, but theirs.
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November 22, 1986
Try as I might, I fail to see any good reason for The Times wasting paper and ink on the whining excuses of UCLA's crybaby quarterback, Matt Stevens. In the few games I have seen, Stevens' ineptitude has been readily apparent. So now, as the rest of the team pouts about Arizona State winning a big game and preventing the Bruins' backing into the Rose Bowl once again, Stevens points to his big games, against such perennial powerhouses as San Diego State, Cal State Long Beach and Oregon State.
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November 22, 1997
Thank you for Larry Stewart's moving story on Matt Stevens. As a Bruin alumnus and fan, I always admired Matt's fiery disposition on the field. A few years ago, we became friends. Matt and my son Nick had something in common. Nick also had testicular cancer--at age 1. Although he is now fully in remission, chemotherapy resulted in complications that left Nick handicapped. Still, he is a happy, bright, special boy of 14. One night last fall, before UCLA's first game, I came home and discovered a pouch at my front door, addressed to my son. There was a note in which Matt spoke of the joy he felt the day he received his first uniform as a young boy. In the pouch was Matt Stevens' jersey from the 1986 Rose Bowl victory over Iowa.
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January 17, 2004
What's up in Westwood? The No. 2 quarterback and tailback transfer while other schools are four and five deep. Couldn't the coaching staff convince Matt Moore and Tyler Ebell that they were one instant injury away from starting? To cheer up this depressed Bruin fan, I watched the tape of UCLA's 45-28 1986 Rose Bowl victory over Iowa. We won that game with the No. 2 QB (Matt Stevens) and the No. 2 tailback (MVP Eric Ball). Surely that tape exists somewhere in the Morgan Center. The starting wide receiver was Karl Dorrell!
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June 7, 1988 | Associated Press
Matt Stevens threw four touchdown passes, two of them to Gary Mullen, to lead the Los Angeles Cobras to a 36-22 victory over the New York Knights in Arena Football Monday night. Stevens completed 16 of 29 passes for 205 yards for the Cobras (3-3), who have won three straight games. The loss was the fifth in a row for the Knights after a season-opening victory. Stevens, a former UCLA quarterback, threw a 7-yard scoring pass to Mullen six seconds into the final period to break a 22-22 tie.
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June 26, 1988
Matt Stevens passed for six touchdowns and brought the Los Angeles Cobras from a two-touchdown deficit to a 49-34 Arena Football League victory over the New England Steamrollers Saturday night at Providence, R.I. The Cobras (4-5) moved two games ahead of the Steamrollers (2-7) in their bid for the league's final playoff spot. New England had a 14-0 lead after one quarter, before Stevens, who completed 19 of 29 passes for 249 yards, went to work.
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November 22, 1997
Thank you for Larry Stewart's moving story on Matt Stevens. As a Bruin alumnus and fan, I always admired Matt's fiery disposition on the field. A few years ago, we became friends. Matt and my son Nick had something in common. Nick also had testicular cancer--at age 1. Although he is now fully in remission, chemotherapy resulted in complications that left Nick handicapped. Still, he is a happy, bright, special boy of 14. One night last fall, before UCLA's first game, I came home and discovered a pouch at my front door, addressed to my son. There was a note in which Matt spoke of the joy he felt the day he received his first uniform as a young boy. In the pouch was Matt Stevens' jersey from the 1986 Rose Bowl victory over Iowa.
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November 20, 1997 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Matt Stevens remembers well that Friday night in April 1994. He had invited a group of friends over to his apartment in Venice to watch the first Evander Holyfield-Michael Moorer fight on pay-per-view. But it was the phone call that made the night memorable. On the previous Wednesday, Stevens had undergone one of his monthly blood tests, as he'd been doing for 10 months after surgery for testicular cancer. Only this time, he was asked to return for another test on Thursday.
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February 20, 1992 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They gather around him nearly every night, like a pack of streetwise cubs, listening to the same old story. Not the one about playing in front of 30,000 screaming fans--though he could tell it. Not the one where he threw for seven touchdowns and ran for another--though he could tell that one, too. No, the topic of the evening, every evening, that Matt Stevens chooses to share with his 9- and 10-year-old neighborhood buddies is the story of life. Not his, but theirs.
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June 26, 1988
Matt Stevens passed for six touchdowns and brought the Los Angeles Cobras from a two-touchdown deficit to a 49-34 Arena Football League victory over the New England Steamrollers Saturday night at Providence, R.I. The Cobras (4-5) moved two games ahead of the Steamrollers (2-7) in their bid for the league's final playoff spot. New England had a 14-0 lead after one quarter, before Stevens, who completed 19 of 29 passes for 249 yards, went to work.
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June 7, 1988 | Associated Press
Matt Stevens threw four touchdown passes, two of them to Gary Mullen, to lead the Los Angeles Cobras to a 36-22 victory over the New York Knights in Arena Football Monday night. Stevens completed 16 of 29 passes for 205 yards for the Cobras (3-3), who have won three straight games. The loss was the fifth in a row for the Knights after a season-opening victory. Stevens, a former UCLA quarterback, threw a 7-yard scoring pass to Mullen six seconds into the final period to break a 22-22 tie.
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May 27, 1988 | LONNIE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
Despite suffering a mild concussion and missing more than a quarter of play, Matt Stevens led the Cobras to a 27-20 victory over the New England Steamrollers Thursday night at the Sports Arena before a crowd of 5,278--the smallest in the two seasons of the Arena Football League. But those in attendance (including Clipper-to-be Danny Manning, who received a loud ovation before the game) witnessed an arena football defensive battle.
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April 6, 1988 | LONNIE WHITE
Cliff Branch, former Raider wide receiver, and Matt Stevens, former UCLA quarterback, head a list of 12 players named Tuesday as territorial and at-large free agent picks by the Los Angeles Cobras. The Cobras open their first Arena Football League season April 30 against the New York Knights at the Sports Arena.
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May 15, 1988 | LONNIE WHITE
The Cobras are still seeking their first Arena Football League victory after losing, 61-43, to the Pittsburgh Gladiators Saturday night before 10,137 fans at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena. The Gladiators were led by backup quarterback Brendan Folmar, who threw for 4 touchdowns while completing 14 of 23 passes for 159 yards. Folmar entered the game early in the second quarter after Mike Hohensee, a former Rowland High School star, went down with a bruised shoulder.
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May 21, 1988 | LONNIE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
Matt Stevens may not be the best-known athlete in Southern California, but he is more famous than the team he plays for. Stevens, the former UCLA quarterback, is playing these days for the Cobras, Los Angeles' newest pro team, in the Arena Football League. The Cobras are 0-3, and tonight they return home, after a pair of road games, to play the Pittsburgh Gladiators at the Sports Arena.
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May 15, 1988 | LONNIE WHITE
The Cobras are still seeking their first Arena Football League victory after losing, 61-43, to the Pittsburgh Gladiators Saturday night before 10,137 fans at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena. The Gladiators were led by backup quarterback Brendan Folmar, who threw for 4 touchdowns while completing 14 of 23 passes for 159 yards. Folmar entered the game early in the second quarter after Mike Hohensee, a former Rowland High School star, went down with a bruised shoulder.
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