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July 1, 2006 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
Randy Walker, the Northwestern University football coach whose training methods were scrutinized after the practice-field death of defensive back Rashidi Wheeler nearly five years ago, has died. He was 52. The cause was an apparent heart attack. Walker experienced chest pains before dying Thursday night at his suburban Chicago home, a university spokesman said. Walker's death stunned a program that under his leadership shed its pre-1995 reputation as a college football laughingstock.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2006 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
Randy Walker, the Northwestern University football coach whose training methods were scrutinized after the practice-field death of defensive back Rashidi Wheeler nearly five years ago, has died. He was 52. The cause was an apparent heart attack. Walker experienced chest pains before dying Thursday night at his suburban Chicago home, a university spokesman said. Walker's death stunned a program that under his leadership shed its pre-1995 reputation as a college football laughingstock.
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SPORTS
December 2, 2000 | Times Wire Services
Northwestern Coach Randy Walker agreed to a contract extension through the 2007 season. Terms of the agreement were not released. He guided the Wildcats to a share of the Big Ten title after finishing last in the conference last year. . . . The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Georgia Tech Coach George O'Leary has reached agreement on a new contract that will pay him $1 million a year. . . .
SPORTS
August 7, 2003 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
What tennis fan hasn't dreamed of being on the court in the shoes of a top-seeded player? For one player at the Pan American Games on Wednesday, however, the reverse was true. The dream became a potential nightmare. He found himself on the court in someone else's shoes. The fact that second-seeded Alex Bogomolov of the U.S.
SPORTS
January 21, 1999 | From Associated Press
Wearing a Northwestern-purple tie and a wide grin, Randy Walker called himself the luckiest guy in the world. The coach at Miami of Ohio the last nine seasons was introduced as the Wildcats' new coach Wednesday afternoon. He replaces Gary Barnett, who was hired as Colorado's coach earlier in the day. "I just keep having good things happen to me," Walker said.
SPORTS
August 5, 2001 | JAY CHRISTENSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Northwestern's football teams traditionally have been short on talent, but big on heart and character. Randy Walker added another intangible when he became the Wildcat coach after the 1998 season: a conditioning drill that Walker did when he was a fullback at Miami of Ohio. Players are required to complete 10 sprints of 100 yards, then eight of 80 yards, six of 60 yards and four of 40 yards, covering each distance in a specific time.
SPORTS
August 7, 2003 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
What tennis fan hasn't dreamed of being on the court in the shoes of a top-seeded player? For one player at the Pan American Games on Wednesday, however, the reverse was true. The dream became a potential nightmare. He found himself on the court in someone else's shoes. The fact that second-seeded Alex Bogomolov of the U.S.
SPORTS
August 9, 2001 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Northwestern Coach Randy Walker on Wednesday fought back tears as he apologized for the death of football player Rashidi Wheeler, saying: "I am beyond sorry." Struggling to maintain his composure during an exclusive interview with The Times in his office behind Ryan Field, Walker paused repeatedly to collect himself as he talked about the player who died last Friday after a rigorous preseason drill. "Sorrow and grief doesn't begin to express it." Regret? "No question."
SPORTS
January 6, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY
People who complain about Herschel Walker's performance on the football field this season overlook the fact that, out of loyalty to the Minnesota Vikings, he gave up a guaranteed berth on the U.S. Olympic bobsled team. Granted, his seven-figure contract to play football probably played a role in his decision. Nevertheless, it is a fact Walker was the third-fastest brakeman in the U.S.
NATIONAL
June 30, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Northwestern University football coach Randy Walker, 52, died of an apparent heart attack. No other details of his death were immediately available. Two months ago, Northwestern gave Walker a four-year extension through the 2011 season. Walker was coach in 2001 when player Rashidi Wheeler, a graduate of La Verne Damien High, collapsed and died during practice of what was ruled exercise-induced bronchial asthma.
SPORTS
August 9, 2001 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Northwestern Coach Randy Walker on Wednesday fought back tears as he apologized for the death of football player Rashidi Wheeler, saying: "I am beyond sorry." Struggling to maintain his composure during an exclusive interview with The Times in his office behind Ryan Field, Walker paused repeatedly to collect himself as he talked about the player who died last Friday after a rigorous preseason drill. "Sorrow and grief doesn't begin to express it." Regret? "No question."
SPORTS
August 5, 2001 | JAY CHRISTENSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Northwestern's football teams traditionally have been short on talent, but big on heart and character. Randy Walker added another intangible when he became the Wildcat coach after the 1998 season: a conditioning drill that Walker did when he was a fullback at Miami of Ohio. Players are required to complete 10 sprints of 100 yards, then eight of 80 yards, six of 60 yards and four of 40 yards, covering each distance in a specific time.
SPORTS
December 2, 2000 | Times Wire Services
Northwestern Coach Randy Walker agreed to a contract extension through the 2007 season. Terms of the agreement were not released. He guided the Wildcats to a share of the Big Ten title after finishing last in the conference last year. . . . The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Georgia Tech Coach George O'Leary has reached agreement on a new contract that will pay him $1 million a year. . . .
SPORTS
January 21, 1999 | From Associated Press
Wearing a Northwestern-purple tie and a wide grin, Randy Walker called himself the luckiest guy in the world. The coach at Miami of Ohio the last nine seasons was introduced as the Wildcats' new coach Wednesday afternoon. He replaces Gary Barnett, who was hired as Colorado's coach earlier in the day. "I just keep having good things happen to me," Walker said.
SPORTS
January 6, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY
People who complain about Herschel Walker's performance on the football field this season overlook the fact that, out of loyalty to the Minnesota Vikings, he gave up a guaranteed berth on the U.S. Olympic bobsled team. Granted, his seven-figure contract to play football probably played a role in his decision. Nevertheless, it is a fact Walker was the third-fastest brakeman in the U.S.
TRAVEL
January 2, 2000 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
For the sixth consecutive month, McCarran International Airport registered a double-digit increase in its passenger count. Figures released last week show 2.85 million arriving and departing passengers in November, an 11.5% increase from the same month a year ago. "It's a lot more than we anticipated," said Randy Walker, director of the Clark County Department of Aviation. Airlines have increased the number of flights after the city's hotel room inventory increased by 10,000 rooms in 1999.
SPORTS
October 27, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The No. 2 U.S. local-telephone provider has agreed to pay $1.06 million for the naming rights to the Ohio State-Michigan game for two years. SBC Communication Inc. said when the teams meet for the 101st time on Nov. 20 in Columbus, Ohio, the matchup will be called the SBC Michigan-Ohio State Classic. The order of the team names will switch for the 2005 game at Ann Arbor, Mich.
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