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November 3, 1988 | John Weyler
Rod Palmer will be the guy on the trigger of UC Irvine's run-and-shoot offense this season, but the junior point guard admits he might be a little slow on the draw in the early going. After all, he hasn't played much in the past couple of years. Nice choice for a starting point guard in a system that often resembles semi-organized chaos, huh? Isn't this sort of like going to the starting line of the Indy 500 with a car you haven't tried to start for a few months?
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February 14, 1990 | MIKE PENNER
The philosophical question has vexed mankind through the ages, or at least since the adoption of the intercollegiate transfer rule. Is it nobler for one to sit on the bench and win . . . or play 35 minutes a night and lose? Rod Palmer, psychology major at UC Irvine, has his answer. "I'm sure anybody who has a competitive spirit would rather play and not win than sit and watch other guys win," Palmer has concluded after extensive research. "Sure, there are the accolades you get as a team.
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December 20, 1989 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UC Irvine's 81-71 loss to Pepperdine Tuesday was another adventure in frustration. In addition, Irvine Coach Bill Mulligan promised a long night of film-watching for the Anteaters. Call it Late Night with UC Irvine. After a lackluster practice Monday, Mulligan issued an ultimatum: shape up or watch game films until 3 a.m. Well, the Anteaters left Pepperdine's Firestone Fieldhouse Tuesday night headed straight for the film room at Crawford Hall at Irvine.
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December 20, 1989 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UC Irvine's 81-71 loss to Pepperdine Tuesday was another adventure in frustration. In addition, Irvine Coach Bill Mulligan promised a long night of film-watching for the Anteaters. Call it Late Night with UC Irvine. After a lackluster practice Monday, Mulligan issued an ultimatum: shape up or watch game films until 3 a.m. Well, the Anteaters left Pepperdine's Firestone Fieldhouse Tuesday night headed straight for the film room at Crawford Hall at Irvine.
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March 2, 1985 | GERALD SCOTT, Times Staff Writer
The fourth quarter of a Southern Section quarterfinal playoff game is hardly the time to start missing free throws, but Newport Harbor High School did just that and it ultimately cost the Sailors a trip to the L.A. Sports Arena. Friday at Orange Coast College, Dominguez beat Newport Harbor, 49-43, in a 4-A division quarterfinal game that the Sailors threatened to win right down to the last minute.
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February 14, 1990 | MIKE PENNER
The philosophical question has vexed mankind through the ages, or at least since the adoption of the intercollegiate transfer rule. Is it nobler for one to sit on the bench and win . . . or play 35 minutes a night and lose? Rod Palmer, psychology major at UC Irvine, has his answer. "I'm sure anybody who has a competitive spirit would rather play and not win than sit and watch other guys win," Palmer has concluded after extensive research. "Sure, there are the accolades you get as a team.
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November 8, 1988
UC Irvine's basketball team makes its 1988-89 season debut at 7:30 tonight in an exhibition game against Athletes in Action in the Bren Center. The Anteaters (16-14 overall last season) are led by senior Kevin Floyd and transfer Rod Palmer. AIA is paced by former UCLA star Rod Foster and former Loyola Marymount standout Forrest McKenzie.
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November 25, 1989
UC Irvine will open its basketball season against the University of San Francisco tonight at 7:30 at Memorial Gym in San Francisco. Irvine has three starters returning: center Ricky Butler, who averaged nearly 18 points in the last 12 games of last season; forward Jeff Herdman, who shot almost 50% from three-point range, and guard Rod Palmer, who averaged 15 points. The Anteaters are coming off a 12-17 season. San Francisco has three starters from last season's 16-12 team.
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November 8, 1989
UC Irvine opens its 1989-90 basketball season with an exhibition game against High Five America at 7:30 tonight in the Bren Center. Rod Palmer is the leading scorer back from last season's team. Palmer, a senior point guard, averaged 15.1 points for the Anteaters in 1988. High Five America has a 5-2 record, including victories over Villanova and Wichita State. The losses were to Nevada Las Vegas, 114-79 on Sunday and to California, 102-90, on Monday.
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December 13, 1988 | JOHN WEYLER
Coach Bill Mulligan of UC Irvine has decided to return to the run-and-press game that the Anteaters practiced for 6 weeks before the basketball season. And Irvine (1-4) should be able to make it work tonight when the Anteaters play host to Eastern Washington (2-3) in the Bren Center at 7:30. The Eagles, 6-21 last season, have beaten only Whitworth and Whitman colleges this season. They lost an exhibition game to Brewster Packing.
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November 3, 1988 | John Weyler
Rod Palmer will be the guy on the trigger of UC Irvine's run-and-shoot offense this season, but the junior point guard admits he might be a little slow on the draw in the early going. After all, he hasn't played much in the past couple of years. Nice choice for a starting point guard in a system that often resembles semi-organized chaos, huh? Isn't this sort of like going to the starting line of the Indy 500 with a car you haven't tried to start for a few months?
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March 2, 1985 | GERALD SCOTT, Times Staff Writer
The fourth quarter of a Southern Section quarterfinal playoff game is hardly the time to start missing free throws, but Newport Harbor High School did just that and it ultimately cost the Sailors a trip to the L.A. Sports Arena. Friday at Orange Coast College, Dominguez beat Newport Harbor, 49-43, in a 4-A division quarterfinal game that the Sailors threatened to win right down to the last minute.
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March 2, 1989 | JOHN WEYLER
Last season, UC Irvine finished 9-9 and in fifth place in the Big West Conference. This year, the Anteaters could go 10-8, end up in a five-way tie for third and, because of complicated tiebreaker rules, be the seventh-seeded team in the conference tournament. Irvine (11-14 overall, 8-8 in the Big West) got more bad news Wednesday when guard Rod Palmer, who has the flu, went home to Compton to recuperate.
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January 21, 1989 | JOHN WEYLER
UC Irvine will be shooting for its first 2-game winning streak of the season when it plays host to University of the Pacific tonight at the Bren Center. Irvine is 5-9 overall and 2-3 in the Big West Conference. The Tigers are 5-9 and 1-5. The Anteaters shot just 40% from the floor Thursday night in beating Fresno State, 64-61, at Irvine. UOP lost to UC Santa Barbara, 70-64, in overtime at Santa Barbara Thursday. But an overtime loss to the 13-1 Gauchos is a victory of sorts for the Tigers.
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