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February 1, 1994 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Running back Tyrone Crenshaw, Sylmar High's two-time City Section 4-A Division player of the year, has orally committed to play football for Michigan State. Crenshaw, who averaged 8.3 yards a carry in three seasons at Sylmar and led the Spartans to a 4-A championship title in 1992, said he will sign a letter of intent Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period. "I guess I'll be a Spartan for life--or at least another four or five years," Crenshaw joked.
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January 21, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Contra Costa County authorities allege an 84-year-old man concocted a scheme that cost St. Mary's College a $112-million pledge and bilked millions from individuals. John Banker faces eight counts of grand theft. Authorities issued an arrest warrant for him Wednesday, but believe he fled to Mexico in September. Prosecutors said the scam began in 1997.
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January 21, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Contra Costa County authorities allege an 84-year-old man concocted a scheme that cost St. Mary's College a $112-million pledge and bilked millions from individuals. John Banker faces eight counts of grand theft. Authorities issued an arrest warrant for him Wednesday, but believe he fled to Mexico in September. Prosecutors said the scam began in 1997.
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September 23, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The president of Saint Mary's College announced his resignation Tuesday in the wake of the disclosure that a $112-million pledge fell through. Brother Craig Franz said his decision to step down Jan. 1 was in the school's best interest. Saint Mary's officials built a $26-million science center on the Moraga campus based on a 1997 pledge from Conrad Colbrandt, who now says the money won't be given because he was the victim of a real estate scam.
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April 24, 1996
Volunteers and administrators were polishing and cleaning antiques Tuesday at the Doheny campus of Mount St. Mary's College. The college in Brentwood is preparing for an auction next month that kicks off a four-year $40-million fund-raising campaign designed to help carry the school beyond the turn of the century. Many of the items on the auction list include original furniture and art from the Doheny mansion, once the home of Edward Doheny and his wife, Carrie Estelle.
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October 3, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bob Valvano, brother of former North Carolina State coach Jim Valvano, was hired as coach at St. Mary's College of Maryland.
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March 15, 1991 | Associated Press
Stanford assistant Ernie Kent has been named coach of St. Mary's basketball team, athletic director Rick Mazzuto announced Thursday. Kent was chosen over 66 other candidates, including interim coach Dave Fehte, who took over at midseason when Paul Landreaux vacated the post. Landreaux was asked to leave after his announcement that he wouldn't be returning next season. Kent, 36, said he will ask Fehte to remain as an assistant.
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April 21, 1989
UCLA assistant Paul Landreaux, formerly one of the most successful basketball coaches in California junior college history, was named head coach at St. Mary's College in Moraga Thursday. Landreaux, 45, replaces Lynn Nance, who left after the 1988-89 season to become head coach at Washington. In Nance's final season, St. Mary's had a 24-5 record, best in the school's history. The Gaels also earned the school's first berth in the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. tournament in 30 years and were ranked in the top 20. During Landreaux's nine years at El Camino, he guided his teams to three state junior college titles, seven conference titles and nine straight 20-win seasons.
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September 23, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The president of Saint Mary's College announced his resignation Tuesday in the wake of the disclosure that a $112-million pledge fell through. Brother Craig Franz said his decision to step down Jan. 1 was in the school's best interest. Saint Mary's officials built a $26-million science center on the Moraga campus based on a 1997 pledge from Conrad Colbrandt, who now says the money won't be given because he was the victim of a real estate scam.
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December 1, 1990
Paul Landreaux, coach at St. Mary's, announced that he will retire at the end of the season. Landreaux, who is in the second year of a three-year contract, won three state community college titles at El Camino and spent a season as Jim Harrick's assistant at UCLA before becoming the Gaels' coach last season. He continues to make his home in Los Angeles.
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December 3, 1999 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
St. Mary's Coach Dave Bollwinkel isn't certain his 7-foot-3, 345-pound center, Brad Millard, is college basketball's biggest player. "All I know is that there's nobody as big as Brad who is as good," Bollwinkel said. Take one look at Millard and the "big" is never in doubt. Shake his hand, and he seems to have half of his left over. When he stands next to 7-foot teammate Chris Walls in practice, he makes even Walls look small.
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October 2, 1997 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
St. Mary's College appears as if by revelation. Beyond the freeway that leads east from Oakland, along a winding road through the hills, the school comes suddenly into view. A chapel rises from the center of campus with classrooms and dormitories radiating outward in neat lines of white stucco and red tile roofs. The afternoon calm--a warm autumn breeze, students chatting outside the bookstore--is broken only by church bells tolling the hour.
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April 24, 1996
Volunteers and administrators were polishing and cleaning antiques Tuesday at the Doheny campus of Mount St. Mary's College. The college in Brentwood is preparing for an auction next month that kicks off a four-year $40-million fund-raising campaign designed to help carry the school beyond the turn of the century. Many of the items on the auction list include original furniture and art from the Doheny mansion, once the home of Edward Doheny and his wife, Carrie Estelle.
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February 1, 1994 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Running back Tyrone Crenshaw, Sylmar High's two-time City Section 4-A Division player of the year, has orally committed to play football for Michigan State. Crenshaw, who averaged 8.3 yards a carry in three seasons at Sylmar and led the Spartans to a 4-A championship title in 1992, said he will sign a letter of intent Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period. "I guess I'll be a Spartan for life--or at least another four or five years," Crenshaw joked.
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October 13, 1992 | TOM HAMILTON
Tom Gorrell, an assistant at Tustin the past four seasons, has been named boys' varsity basketball coach at Cypress High, Athletic Director John Selbe announced. Gorrell replaces Kevin Loftus, who resigned to become an assistant under Jim Perry at La Quinta. Gorrell will serve as a walk-on coach while finishing work on his teaching credential.
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October 3, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bob Valvano, brother of former North Carolina State coach Jim Valvano, was hired as coach at St. Mary's College of Maryland.
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January 6, 1991
Paul Landreaux, who quit Thursday as basketball coach St. Mary's College after several players complained about him, has accused the school's president of putting the players up to it. Landreaux said a school source he wouldn't identify told him Brother Mel Anderson had center Eric Bamberger poll the players and that "if the players told him they were dissatisfied, just to come back and let him know, and they would go from there." Anderson denied talking with Bamberger or any other player.
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June 7, 1991 | From Associated Press
The first woman to play college baseball left her team, citing sexism among her teammates, coach and athletic director. Her college said she was reacting to isolated incidents. Julie Croteau, who has just finished her junior year, said she has taken a leave of absence from St. Mary's (Md.) College for at least a semester and might transfer.
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March 15, 1991 | Associated Press
Stanford assistant Ernie Kent has been named coach of St. Mary's basketball team, athletic director Rick Mazzuto announced Thursday. Kent was chosen over 66 other candidates, including interim coach Dave Fehte, who took over at midseason when Paul Landreaux vacated the post. Landreaux was asked to leave after his announcement that he wouldn't be returning next season. Kent, 36, said he will ask Fehte to remain as an assistant.
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