November 18, 1989
The Cal State Northridge women's basketball team advanced to the championship game of the Bronco Classic at Cal Poly Pomona with a 77-56 victory over Cal State Chico on Friday. Redshirt freshman center Sandi Olson scored 23 points and had eight rebounds as Northridge won its opener. Northridge will play Cal Poly Pomona for the championship at 5:30 p.m. today.
February 24, 1994
Lian Kang Lu, Cal State Northridge's new women's volleyball coach, completed his staff on Wednesday, announcing the hiring of assistants Carolyn Hueth and Maria Reyes-Sanchez. Hueth, 23, Lu's top assistant, was an assistant coach at Mira Costa High the past two seasons. She was a four-year starter at Pepperdine, a three-time team captain and the West Coast Conference player of the year in 1991.
February 26, 1993 |
The chants of defense, defense, began with nine minutes to play in Thursday night's Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference basketball game between Occidental and host Cal Lutheran, but the Kingsmen had received the message loud and clear about two minutes earlier. The result was a 66-55 Cal Lutheran victory that gave the Kingsmen (20-5, 12-2 in conference play) a share of their second consecutive SCIAC title and set up a playoff game against co-champion La Verne.
February 17, 1991 |
Occidental College and Cal Lutheran University brought out the brick and mortar and tried to add a new room to the Occidental gymnasium Saturday night. Cal Lutheran shot a miserable 28% from the field in the first half, and Occidental countered with 35% in the second half as the two teams looked like they were doing their best to rebuild the Berlin Wall. The Kingsmen finally found the range in the second half and pulled away from Occidental in the late going for a 93-76 nonconference victory.
April 2, 2009 |
John Calipari cautioned the Kentucky faithful that he was not the "grand poobah" or "emperor" -- even if his eight-year, $31.65-million contract as the Wildcats' new coach pays him like one. Before his introductory news conference Wednesday, Kentucky's athletics board approved the contract that will make Calipari the highest-paid coach in the nation.
April 1, 2002 |
Larry Reynolds, who in five years turned Cal State San Bernardino into a Division II power, will be named coach at Long Beach State today. Steve Janisch, Long Beach media relations director, said a news conference is scheduled for today at the Pyramid. Janisch did not disclose the details of the news conference but it is expected that Reynolds, 48, will be introduced as the 15th coach in 49er history. Reynolds was unavailable for comment Sunday night.
October 24, 2008 |
Two days after saying he was energized to continue as Arizona's iconic basketball coach, 74-year-old Lute Olson abruptly quit Thursday, 20 wins shy of 800 career victories. "This was not a decision that was made lightly," Olson said in a released statement. "I've had a wonderful run at the University of Arizona. I leave with a great sense of pride in what we have accomplished." Olson did not say why he was resigning.
January 18, 1995 |
At first, only a handful of kids trickled out of the packed Ventura College bleachers. Then, when others realized what the first group was after, the avalanche was on. Their target was standing against a wall near the Pirate bench. That's what happens when you are Laker forward Cedric Ceballos on a visit to your former stomping grounds.
February 3, 1994 |
For Cal Lutheran's Rupert Sapwell, Wednesday night's Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference basketball game against La Verne was a chance for the Kingsmen to get some redemption. To Cal Lutheran Coach Mike Dunlap, it was simply one of 14 SCIAC games the Kingsmen will play this season. Either way, Cal Lutheran won, 87-73, to stay tied for first place in the SCIAC with Pomona-Pitzer, a 94-90 winner over Redlands. "It's always great to beat La Verne," Sapwell said.
December 31, 1993 |
The Cal Lutheran men's basketball team took a step into uncharted territory Thursday night with a 88-70 victory over Concordia in the championship game of its own tournament. Led by the second-half shooting of Damon Ridley (32 points) and Jason Smith (15), Cal Lutheran improved to 9-0, eclipsing its previous best start, an eight-game winning streak in 1983-84. The nine consecutive victories are also a school record.