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February 25, 1993 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He's not wild, he's not crazy and, no, he's not from Czechoslovakia. Sometimes, way out West in Westwood, the subtleties are lost. When the Czech and Slovak republics became two countries on Jan. 1, few of Richard Petruska's American friends made note of the change. The other day in the UCLA athletic department, a Bruin official wandered around the office saying to no one in particular, "Where's the big Czech?"
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February 25, 1993 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He's not wild, he's not crazy and, no, he's not from Czechoslovakia. Sometimes, way out West in Westwood, the subtleties are lost. When the Czech and Slovak republics became two countries on Jan. 1, few of Richard Petruska's American friends made note of the change. The other day in the UCLA athletic department, a Bruin official wandered around the office saying to no one in particular, "Where's the big Czech?"
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February 24, 1991 | ALAN DROOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Petruska folded his 6-foot-10 frame into an office chair built for regular-sized people. It was a sunny, warm day. He wore shorts, sandals and a T-shirt with a California scene proclaiming "Life's a Beach." With his blond features, he could have been mistaken for an oversized beach boy. And without his Czech accent, you would never know this was the West Coast Conference's top import.
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February 19, 1993 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Petruska had two points and one rebound after one half against Stanford on Thursday night in Maples Pavilion. To say he was absent would be an understatement. But the 6-foot-10 senior center re-emerged in the second half to lead the Bruins to a 72-64 Pacific 10 Conference victory over the Cardinal. Petruska finished with 14 points, mostly when the Bruins made a big run early in the second half as UCLA won its third in a row.
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November 7, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Transfer Richard Petruska from Loyola Marymount will make his only appearance of the season with the UCLA basketball team tonight in the Bruins' annual intrasquad scrimmage at Pauley Pavilion. Under NCAA rules, Petruska must sit out this season. Three of UCLA's five returning starters--forward Tracy Murray and guards Darrick Martin and Gerald Madkins--will play for the White squad tonight. The other two--forwards Don MacLean and Mitchell Butler--will play for the Blue.
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March 26, 1992 | JERRY CROWE
Richard Petruska, expected to be UCLA's starting center next basketball season, underwent surgery Tuesday to have part of a disk removed from his back, according to Dr. Rick Delamarter, who performed the procedure. "Everything went super in surgery," Delamarter said. "He'll be out of the hospital (today), and we'll start him training in about four weeks. He'll be back in action here in a couple of months."
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August 30, 1990 | ALAN DROOZ
The Loyola Marymount basketball team has apparently filled its biggest need, getting a 6-foot-10 center. Richard Petruska, 21-year-old center for the Czechoslovakian national team, attended the first day of classes at the school Wednesday. Petruska, who has spent much of the summer in the Southland, was apparently interested in attending a California college and shifted his attention to Loyola when Ed O'Bannon, star high school player from Artesia, recently chose UCLA.
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August 23, 1991 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Petruska, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound center who was Loyola Marymount's leading rebounder and No. 2 scorer last season, announced Thursday that he will transfer to UCLA. "I am very excited," Petruska said in a statement released by UCLA. "I want to play in the NCAA tournament, and I think I will reach that goal at UCLA."
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August 9, 1991 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Petruska, a 6-foot-10 center who was the leading rebounder and No. 2 scorer for the Loyola Marymount basketball team last season, has been granted a release from his scholarship and is thought to be interested in transferring to UCLA. Believed to be the first Czechoslovakian citizen to play basketball at a Division I college, Petruska was the only sophomore named to the All-West Coast Conference team last winter after averaging 16.4 points and 7.5 rebounds a game and making 58.
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January 29, 1993 | MIKE DOWNEY
Out here in the land of Schwarzenegger and Van Damme, our action heroes come armed with brick biceps and thick accents. Even the largest of the Lakers is one of those Eastern European imports, Vlade Divac, that lovable lug who endears himself to us with descriptions of attempts to "bloke Chozz Bockley's shoats" (block Charles Barkley's shots). Vladey's was our first basketball star who came with subtitles. And now UCLA, too, has gone globe-trotting.
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March 26, 1992 | JERRY CROWE
Richard Petruska, expected to be UCLA's starting center next basketball season, underwent surgery Tuesday to have part of a disk removed from his back, according to Dr. Rick Delamarter, who performed the procedure. "Everything went super in surgery," Delamarter said. "He'll be out of the hospital (today), and we'll start him training in about four weeks. He'll be back in action here in a couple of months."
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November 7, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Transfer Richard Petruska from Loyola Marymount will make his only appearance of the season with the UCLA basketball team tonight in the Bruins' annual intrasquad scrimmage at Pauley Pavilion. Under NCAA rules, Petruska must sit out this season. Three of UCLA's five returning starters--forward Tracy Murray and guards Darrick Martin and Gerald Madkins--will play for the White squad tonight. The other two--forwards Don MacLean and Mitchell Butler--will play for the Blue.
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August 23, 1991 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Petruska, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound center who was Loyola Marymount's leading rebounder and No. 2 scorer last season, announced Thursday that he will transfer to UCLA. "I am very excited," Petruska said in a statement released by UCLA. "I want to play in the NCAA tournament, and I think I will reach that goal at UCLA."
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August 9, 1991 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Petruska, a 6-foot-10 center who was the leading rebounder and No. 2 scorer for the Loyola Marymount basketball team last season, has been granted a release from his scholarship and is thought to be interested in transferring to UCLA. Believed to be the first Czechoslovakian citizen to play basketball at a Division I college, Petruska was the only sophomore named to the All-West Coast Conference team last winter after averaging 16.4 points and 7.5 rebounds a game and making 58.
SPORTS
February 19, 1993 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Petruska had two points and one rebound after one half against Stanford on Thursday night in Maples Pavilion. To say he was absent would be an understatement. But the 6-foot-10 senior center re-emerged in the second half to lead the Bruins to a 72-64 Pacific 10 Conference victory over the Cardinal. Petruska finished with 14 points, mostly when the Bruins made a big run early in the second half as UCLA won its third in a row.
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January 29, 1993 | MIKE DOWNEY
Out here in the land of Schwarzenegger and Van Damme, our action heroes come armed with brick biceps and thick accents. Even the largest of the Lakers is one of those Eastern European imports, Vlade Divac, that lovable lug who endears himself to us with descriptions of attempts to "bloke Chozz Bockley's shoats" (block Charles Barkley's shots). Vladey's was our first basketball star who came with subtitles. And now UCLA, too, has gone globe-trotting.
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February 24, 1991 | ALAN DROOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Petruska folded his 6-foot-10 frame into an office chair built for regular-sized people. It was a sunny, warm day. He wore shorts, sandals and a T-shirt with a California scene proclaiming "Life's a Beach." With his blond features, he could have been mistaken for an oversized beach boy. And without his Czech accent, you would never know this was the West Coast Conference's top import.
SPORTS
August 30, 1990 | ALAN DROOZ
The Loyola Marymount basketball team has apparently filled its biggest need, getting a 6-foot-10 center. Richard Petruska, 21-year-old center for the Czechoslovakian national team, attended the first day of classes at the school Wednesday. Petruska, who has spent much of the summer in the Southland, was apparently interested in attending a California college and shifted his attention to Loyola when Ed O'Bannon, star high school player from Artesia, recently chose UCLA.
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