March 29, 1986
It's called the Freak Defense, and Dale Brown said he first employed it at Bishop Ryan High School in Minot., S.D., to confuse opponents who were physically superior. As LSU prepared for today's game against physically superior Louisville, Brown explained the defense to Mickey Spagnola of the Dallas Times Herald: "We change on different clues and for different reasons. Say, if No. 10 brings the ball across halfcourt and he goes to the right side, we play man (to man on defense).
March 12, 1985
When UCLA and Montana meet in the first round of the NIT Thursday, it will be their first meeting since the Grizzlies almost spoiled John Wooden's farewell season 10 years ago in the 1974-75 NCAA regionals at Portland. The Bruins, featuring a front line of Marques Johnson, Richard Washington and Dave Meyers, with 7-1 Ralph Drollinger in reserve, were odds-on favorites to beat the Big Sky champions whose biggest name was their coach, Jud Heathcote.
April 3, 2001
IN THE TOURNAMENT * East Regional, first round Duke 95, Monmouth 52 21 points, 10 rebounds Battier--a 6-foot-8, 220-pound senior from Birmingham, Mich.--had five of the Blue Devils' school-record 18 three-point baskets. He had two three-point baskets and a layup in a 57-second span in Duke's 62-point first half.
March 26, 1987
The morning after Nevada Las Vegas opened the season with a victory over Arizona, Jerry Tarkanian was awakened by an early phone call. According to John Feinstein of the Washington Post, the caller yelled, "To hell with Lute Olson!" Olson is the Arizona coach. Tarkanian was confused. "What?" he said. "To hell with Lute Olson!" the caller yelled again before dissolving in laughter. "Tark, I stayed up late just to hear that score. I'm so damn glad you won that game I can't tell you."
January 15, 1993 |
Ed Stokes had 18 points and 12 rebounds and No. 12 Arizona defeated Washington, 93-76, Thursday night at Tucson. Arizona (8-2, 3-0 in Pacific-10) used its pressure defense to key a 12-2 run midway through the second half to break open a three-point game. Reserve Joe McLean keyed Arizona's burst with a three-pointer and he finished with 14 points. He grabbed an offensive rebound and made a jump shot with one second to play to give the Wildcats a 50-40 lead at halftime.
September 17, 1999 |
The board of the National Assn. of Evangelicals has voted to move the organization's headquarters from Carol Stream, Ill., to Azusa. "We had 50 board members vote and 75% voted for giving the new president the authority to move ahead with a move," said the Rev. Richard Cizik, Washington director of the organization. President Kevin Mannoia intends to rent a facility in Azusa until a decision can be made about a permanent location in the Los Angeles area, Cizik said.
October 18, 1992 |
Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds. -- Henry Adams * An election is a moral horror, as bad as battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned. -- George Bernard Shaw * Politics, n. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. -- Ambrose Bierce * Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1998
Off in a corner, obscured from view by the European excitement over a single currency and transparent borders, stands a hard little nut, the divided island of Cyprus. Not even Richard Holbrooke, Washington's No. 1 steamroller, has been able to crack it. A head-on approach never will. The salvation of Cyprus, populated by a Greek Cypriot majority and a Turkish minority, lies in the mother capitals, Athens and Ankara. That's where pressure should be applied.
July 25, 2013
Re "America's broadband blues," July 23 Harold Feld fails to deliver much analytic value. Instead of attacking my New York Times opinion piece as Pollyanna advocacy because he doesn't approve of the facts, Feld should digest the impact that changing circumstances have on Internet policy. Independent research finds that broadband is now available to more than 99% of U.S. homes, and the speed of U.S. broadband networks is improving rapidly: While they were 22nd worldwide in 2009, they're now 8th and rising.