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January 5, 1999 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
We missed it, the Rose Bowl statisticians missed it, but the answer to a non-scholarship senior's dream actually occurred Friday in UCLA's loss to Wisconsin. Larry Clements played. He participated on a second-quarter kickoff after the Bruins had scored to a take a 21-14 lead. Then he played cornerback on the final two plays of the game, when Wisconsin was running out the clock on its 38-31 victory.
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November 26, 2004 | Bill Plaschke, Bill Plaschke can be reached at bill.plaschke@latimes.com. For previous columns by Plaschke, go to latimes.com/plaschke.
This being USC-Notre Dame week, and the Trojans being favored by a pew's worth of points, and the Irish in need of some tear-streaked inspiration, there's only one person to call. "Hey there, ya doin' good?" the man asks, smothering your hand in the lobby of a Newport Beach hotel this week, graying and pudgy yet still refusing to take "no" for an answer. Nearby, a bellman is wearing a pin symbolic of employee overachievement. It's called a "Rudy Award."
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November 26, 2004 | Bill Plaschke, Bill Plaschke can be reached at bill.plaschke@latimes.com. For previous columns by Plaschke, go to latimes.com/plaschke.
This being USC-Notre Dame week, and the Trojans being favored by a pew's worth of points, and the Irish in need of some tear-streaked inspiration, there's only one person to call. "Hey there, ya doin' good?" the man asks, smothering your hand in the lobby of a Newport Beach hotel this week, graying and pudgy yet still refusing to take "no" for an answer. Nearby, a bellman is wearing a pin symbolic of employee overachievement. It's called a "Rudy Award."
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January 5, 1999 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
We missed it, the Rose Bowl statisticians missed it, but the answer to a non-scholarship senior's dream actually occurred Friday in UCLA's loss to Wisconsin. Larry Clements played. He participated on a second-quarter kickoff after the Bruins had scored to a take a 21-14 lead. Then he played cornerback on the final two plays of the game, when Wisconsin was running out the clock on its 38-31 victory.
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January 1, 1999 | BILL PLASCHKE
Welcome to the colorless, odorless Rose Bowl. Just don't get run over by the kid who has been holding his helmet five years for one sniff. Welcome to the overpriced, overvalued Rose Bowl. Just don't say anything to the kid who has paid about $70,000 to get in. So you think UCLA doesn't want to play in today's game against Big Ten also-ran Wisconsin? Meet Larry Clements, who, precisely as you read this, is praying that he will. "Just one play," he says. "Just one." So are his parents.
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November 7, 1993 | KIRBY LEE FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ..BD: SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
El Camino College Coach John Featherstone had the perfect remedy to get the Warriors prepared for Saturday night's game against Mt. San Antonio. Featherstone took the team to watch the film "Rudy," a movie about an undersized running back who makes the Notre Dame football team. Stopping Mt. San Antonio running back Leonard Green and the state's most productive offense, however, was another thing.
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January 1, 1995 | TED ROHRLICH
Kim Wardlaw's surprise of a Valentine's Day getaway to the wine country in 1991 started out as a strictly personal affair. But it became--if not exactly the stuff of history, at least grist for a footnote--the trip that led to a new era at Los Angeles City Hall.
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October 13, 1993 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Calling the plot of "Rudy" (citywide) durable is like saying that Michael Jordan knows a thing or two about jumping. Sweet-natured and unsurprising, about as hard to resist (and as intellectually demanding) as an affectionate puppy, this is one of those Never Say Die, I Gotta Be Me, Somebody Up There Likes Me sports movies that no amount of cynicism can make much of a dent in. A few things, however, set "Rudy" a bit apart.
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January 1, 1999 | BILL PLASCHKE
Welcome to the colorless, odorless Rose Bowl. Just don't get run over by the kid who has been holding his helmet five years for one sniff. Welcome to the overpriced, overvalued Rose Bowl. Just don't say anything to the kid who has paid about $70,000 to get in. So you think UCLA doesn't want to play in today's game against Big Ten also-ran Wisconsin? Meet Larry Clements, who, precisely as you read this, is praying that he will. "Just one play," he says. "Just one." So are his parents.
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