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November 17, 1989 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Pringle and Obie Graves first crossed paths long before 1989 and the quest to become the most-traveled Cal State Fullerton running back in history. It was the spring of 1988 and Pringle, preparing to suit up as a Titan for the first time, went on a numbers search, trying to find the proper jersey designation for a runner of his stature. He wound up getting a history lesson instead. "He was looking at all the running back numbers--24, 26, 27, 28," Graves remembers. "But he wanted 25.
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November 17, 1989 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Pringle and Obie Graves first crossed paths long before 1989 and the quest to become the most-traveled Cal State Fullerton running back in history. It was the spring of 1988 and Pringle, preparing to suit up as a Titan for the first time, went on a numbers search, trying to find the proper jersey designation for a runner of his stature. He wound up getting a history lesson instead. "He was looking at all the running back numbers--24, 26, 27, 28," Graves remembers. "But he wanted 25.
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November 18, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD
A winning record and a share of second place in the Big West Conference will be at stake when Cal State Fullerton finishes its season today against San Jose State. Fullerton, 5-4-1 overall and 4-2 in the conference, has not finished better than .500 since 1985. San Jose State (5-4, 4-1) is alone in second place with two games remaining. Utah State and Nevada Las Vegas also have two losses.
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November 5, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Those in the crowd who knew yelled at Gene Murphy, uncertain if he knew. Finally, some jeered at him. They chanted Mike Pringle's name. They wanted him back in the game. He had 352 yards rushing, five yards short of the NCAA single-game record, and he was on the sidelines. He stayed there. Cal State Fullerton Coach Murphy was well aware of how far away Pringle was from the record.
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November 18, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A winning record and a share of second place in the Big West Conference are at stake for Cal State Fullerton today when the Titans finish their season against San Jose State. The Titans, 5-4-1 overall and 4-2 in the Big West, have not finished above .500 since 1985. San Jose State (5-4, 4-1) is alone in second place, with one more game after today. The Spartans' only conference loss was a 31-30 defeat to champion Fresno State on a failed extra-point attempt.
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November 12, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Fullerton's Dan Speltz became the school's career passing leader Saturday, but the one record he says he wants--a winning one--is still a victory away. After a 31-13 Big West Conference victory over Cal State Long Beach in front of 5,000 at Santa Ana Stadium, Fullerton is 5-4-1 with only a game at San Jose State next week remaining.
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October 19, 1986 | JIM McCURDIE, Times Staff Writer
Any amateur psychologist will tell you that it isn't healthy to keep life's frustrations and aggravations locked inside. And Cal State Fullerton has had plenty of both built up over the past several weeks. The Titans had what could be considered 60 minutes of therapy Saturday night in a 33-0 victory over Utah State in a Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. game before 4,007 at Santa Ana Stadium.
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October 9, 1986 | JIM McCURDIE, Times Staff Writer
Cal State Fullerton was two weeks away from its season opener when players gathered beneath a hot August sun for an intra-squad scrimmage. With a rare August game to prepare for, there was much work to be done. Afterward, Coach Gene Murphy deemed the scrimmage a success. The hitting was crisp, and there were few of the mental mistakes usually commonplace at this stage. But there was something missing. Make that someone .
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November 9, 1991 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's a chance San Jose State quarterback Matt Veatch, who missed last week's game because of a knee injury, will sit out tonight's Big West Conference game against Cal State Fullerton. A glimmer of hope for Titan coaches, perhaps? Hardly. Even with sophomore reserve Jeff Garcia, who has made only one major college start at quarterback, the defending conference-champion Spartans would still be heavily favored against the Titans.
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November 19, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Fullerton's football season was a tangle of numbers and records. It was enough to frazzle statisticians and stir controversy in the midst of some remarkable successes. And while some of the fans and most of the reporters counted yards Saturday, the Titans closed the books by celebrating one of the simplest of statistics--a winning record. With a 28-14 victory over San Jose State in front of 6,746 in Spartan Stadium, Fullerton finished with a record of 6-4-1, its first season over .
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November 12, 1989 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The luckiest man in college football crapped out Saturday afternoon, which again proves one of two things: 1. The breaks even out in the end. 2. Gene Murphy should've kept Mike Pringle in the New Mexico State game. Pringle, the only Cal State Fullerton running back to win the lottery this year, also had been the second running back to rush for 357 yards in a single Division I-A game.
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