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January 31, 1992 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The dusty roads of the Mesilla Valley are a world away from the streets that New Mexico State point guard Sam Crawford knew when he played at Westchester High in Los Angeles. Crawford, who leads the nation in assists, knew the sidewalks that wind through Westchester and Inglewood like the back of his hand. He spent many nights walking them. At 16, cast out on his own, home was the back seat of his car, a teammate's couch or an empty garage.
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March 14, 1993 | MIKE PENNER
Excuse Sam Crawford while he kisses the sky. That was the desperate request New Mexico State Coach Neil McCarthy made of his land-locked Aggies during the semifinals of the Big West Tournament Saturday night, appealing to any desire they might have of advancing beyond the semifinals. "They were killing us from the outside," McCarthy said of UC Santa Barbara's squadron of three-point bombardiers. "They were seven of nine for threes in the first half, which is just phenomenal.
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February 23, 1990 | BRENDAN HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a latter-day Knight of the Round Table--perhaps a Knight of the Roundball--Sam Crawford constantly strives to prove his worth, show his moxie, answer the critics, quiet the doubters and conquer his opponents, in life and in basketball. He is a little man (5-foot-8) in a large man's game; the perennial underdog who nonetheless angers opponents with his cockiness. He also has one other strike against him: failure to meet Proposition 48 academic requirements.
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December 20, 1992 | PETE HERRERA, ASSOCIATED PRESS
There are still times when his past catches up with Sam Crawford--fleeting moments when the hotdogging antics of his youth won't be denied. Take the championship game of the Great Alaska Shootout last month. With just over seven minutes left, Illinois had New Mexico State on the ropes with an 84-77 lead. But what most Aggie fans viewed as a crisis, was merely show time for the 5-foot-8 New Mexico State point guard.
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December 20, 1992 | PETE HERRERA, ASSOCIATED PRESS
There are still times when his past catches up with Sam Crawford--fleeting moments when the hotdogging antics of his youth won't be denied. Take the championship game of the Great Alaska Shootout last month. With just over seven minutes left, Illinois had New Mexico State on the ropes with an 84-77 lead. But what most Aggie fans viewed as a crisis, was merely show time for the 5-foot-8 New Mexico State point guard.
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March 22, 1992 | MIKE DOWNEY
About this business of Sam Crawford sleeping inside a car, sleeping outdoors, spending his nights feeling abandoned and alone, saying that if not for basketball he would have been suicidal . . . please, he says, let's get this story straight. "I never slept in a car. Never. I slept outside once-- once --but it was at my choice. My aunt forgot I was coming and locked me out. So my friend and I stayed out all night. But I wasn't by myself. I wasn't homeless.
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March 1, 1990 | STEVE HENSON
His shots weren't falling as frequently in a first-round Southern California regional game as they had in his previous outing, but Sam Crawford couldn't have been more pleased. His team was winning. Moorpark went on to defeat Orange Coast, 75-64, Saturday night and advance to the second round of the state playoffs. The 5-foot-8 freshman point guard is a flashy, explosive player who is toiling in junior college only because he couldn't qualify academically for a Division I scholarship.
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February 12, 1991
Sam Crawford, Moorpark College's standout sophomore point guard, said he missed last Saturday night's game against Ventura after being jailed because of a traffic violation that went to warrant. Crawford said he voluntarily turned himself in on Thursday to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department when he learned that a warrant had been issued for his arrest.
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February 18, 1990 | PAUL OLSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Ventura and Moorpark colleges tipped off Saturday, a share of the Northern Division title of the Western State Conference hung in the balance. Sam Crawford, Moorpark's 5-foot-9 freshman guard, proved equal to the challenge, scoring a school-record 49 points. Unfortunately that wasn't enough as Moorpark wound up on the short end of a 104-89 score.
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January 4, 1991 | BRENDAN HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During the late portion of Moorpark College's basketball game Thursday night, Sam Crawford turned his opponents into pawns and Glendale found itself checkmated. A relatively inexperienced Glendale team once again had difficulties down the stretch, and Crawford scored a game-high 25 points to lead Moorpark to an 89-78 victory in a Western State Conference interdivision game at Glendale.
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March 22, 1992 | MIKE DOWNEY
About this business of Sam Crawford sleeping inside a car, sleeping outdoors, spending his nights feeling abandoned and alone, saying that if not for basketball he would have been suicidal . . . please, he says, let's get this story straight. "I never slept in a car. Never. I slept outside once-- once --but it was at my choice. My aunt forgot I was coming and locked me out. So my friend and I stayed out all night. But I wasn't by myself. I wasn't homeless.
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January 31, 1992 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The dusty roads of the Mesilla Valley are a world away from the streets that New Mexico State point guard Sam Crawford knew when he played at Westchester High in Los Angeles. Crawford, who leads the nation in assists, knew the sidewalks that wind through Westchester and Inglewood like the back of his hand. He spent many nights walking them. At 16, cast out on his own, home was the back seat of his car, a teammate's couch or an empty garage.
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December 8, 1991 | THERESA MUNOZ
Former Moorpark College point guard Sam Crawford has made the transition from junior college basketball to the Division I level with one of the better teams in the nation, New Mexico State, an NCAA tournament participant the past two years. Crawford is averaging 10.8 points and 11.2 assists a game for the Aggies, who have won three of their first four games. "I'm doing pretty good so far," said Crawford, a junior. "I'm putting up the same kind of numbers that I did at Moorpark.
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February 12, 1991
Sam Crawford, Moorpark College's standout sophomore point guard, said he missed last Saturday night's game against Ventura after being jailed because of a traffic violation that went to warrant. Crawford said he voluntarily turned himself in on Thursday to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department when he learned that a warrant had been issued for his arrest.
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January 4, 1991 | BRENDAN HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During the late portion of Moorpark College's basketball game Thursday night, Sam Crawford turned his opponents into pawns and Glendale found itself checkmated. A relatively inexperienced Glendale team once again had difficulties down the stretch, and Crawford scored a game-high 25 points to lead Moorpark to an 89-78 victory in a Western State Conference interdivision game at Glendale.
NEWS
March 1, 1990 | STEVE HENSON
His shots weren't falling as frequently in a first-round Southern California regional game as they had in his previous outing, but Sam Crawford couldn't have been more pleased. His team was winning. Moorpark went on to defeat Orange Coast, 75-64, Saturday night and advance to the second round of the state playoffs. The 5-foot-8 freshman point guard is a flashy, explosive player who is toiling in junior college only because he couldn't qualify academically for a Division I scholarship.
SPORTS
March 14, 1993 | MIKE PENNER
Excuse Sam Crawford while he kisses the sky. That was the desperate request New Mexico State Coach Neil McCarthy made of his land-locked Aggies during the semifinals of the Big West Tournament Saturday night, appealing to any desire they might have of advancing beyond the semifinals. "They were killing us from the outside," McCarthy said of UC Santa Barbara's squadron of three-point bombardiers. "They were seven of nine for threes in the first half, which is just phenomenal.
SPORTS
December 8, 1991 | THERESA MUNOZ
Former Moorpark College point guard Sam Crawford has made the transition from junior college basketball to the Division I level with one of the better teams in the nation, New Mexico State, an NCAA tournament participant the past two years. Crawford is averaging 10.8 points and 11.2 assists a game for the Aggies, who have won three of their first four games. "I'm doing pretty good so far," said Crawford, a junior. "I'm putting up the same kind of numbers that I did at Moorpark.
SPORTS
February 23, 1990 | BRENDAN HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a latter-day Knight of the Round Table--perhaps a Knight of the Roundball--Sam Crawford constantly strives to prove his worth, show his moxie, answer the critics, quiet the doubters and conquer his opponents, in life and in basketball. He is a little man (5-foot-8) in a large man's game; the perennial underdog who nonetheless angers opponents with his cockiness. He also has one other strike against him: failure to meet Proposition 48 academic requirements.
SPORTS
February 18, 1990 | PAUL OLSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Ventura and Moorpark colleges tipped off Saturday, a share of the Northern Division title of the Western State Conference hung in the balance. Sam Crawford, Moorpark's 5-foot-9 freshman guard, proved equal to the challenge, scoring a school-record 49 points. Unfortunately that wasn't enough as Moorpark wound up on the short end of a 104-89 score.
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