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November 12, 1997 | JIM HODGES
It was a big mystery when coaches locked the UCLA starters and primary backups in their meeting rooms while the scout team dressed in preparation for Tuesday's practice. And it was still a mystery when the players went onto Spaulding Field and stretched, for the scouts were nowhere to be seen. And then the mystery was cleared up when Washington streamed onto the practice field. Or was that Northwestern?
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March 12, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
Before the Mount St. Mary's University men's basketball team faced Brigham Young University earlier this season, Jamion Christian didn't have any problem picking his role on the scout team offense. The coach wanted to be BYU scoring machine Tyler Haws. “So I could get a lot of shots up,” the 31-year-old Christian said in a telephone interview. Playing on the scout team is one of the advantages of being the fifth-youngest Division I-A coach. The hands-on approach in Christian's second season leading the Emmitsburg, Md., school resulted in an NCAA tournament berth Tuesday night after winning the Northeast Conference tournament.
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August 18, 1989
Manny Alvarado has replaced Bob Lofrano as coach of the Chicago Cubs scout team, but the Kennedy High baseball coach said that he has no plans to follow Lofrano at Chatsworth High. Lofrano resigned his position at Chatsworth this month to become an assistant coach and physical education teacher at Pierce College. Alvarado, who led Kennedy to the City Section 4-A Division championship in his first year, has no teaching assignment at the Granada Hills campus.
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December 26, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Jon Kitna became a high school math teacher once his 15-year NFL career ended. Here's an equation he will soon laying on Lincoln High in Tacoma, Wash.: Take whatever amount you have in your treasury and add about $55,000 or so. Kitna , who has also served as the Abes ' head football coach for the past two seasons, re-signed with the Dallas Cowboys this week to serve as an emergency backup quarterback since starter Tony ...
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December 23, 1997 | GREG SANDOVAL
Washington State looked good in practice against Michigan, or that's what anyone might have thought after seeing the Cougars at the Coliseum on Monday. Washington State's scout team masqueraded as the Wolverines, dressed in navy blue jerseys, gold numbers and striped helmets. Where did Washington State find such elaborate costumes? Before every season, equipment manager Wendell Neal orders jerseys that resemble each of the Cougars' opponents.
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November 29, 1996 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a Sunday in November, yet the optimism of spring rings across the Cal State Northridge baseball diamond. The field is crawling with top high school players. A game is in progress, there is a waiting line at the batting cage, and both bullpens resound with the crack of balls hitting catcher's gloves. Coaches yell instructions, major league scouts point radar guns and college recruiters scribble in notepads.
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November 5, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
In practices leading to Saturday night's game against Arizona at the Rose Bowl, UCLA's offensive scout team ran at a pace that its first-team defense thought was impossible. "It was a speed I've never seen," said defensive end Cassius Marsh. "The pace was unreal," said defensive back Sheldon Price. "Chaotic," said linebacker Eric Kendricks. The scout team performed so fast, in fact, that when UCLA faced Arizona and its high-powered, up-tempo offense, the Wildcats . . . started . . . to . . . look . . . slow.
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April 26, 2012 | By Chris Foster
UCLA was working on goal-line plays during practice Thursday when, suddenly, the wrong guy was in the backfield. Nose tackle Brandon Willis shed a block, then wrapped up running back Johnathan Franklin as he got the handoff. "He's an anvil, he's a piece of metal in there," defensive line coach Angus McClure said. "He's hard to move. " Willis is done moving. He crisscrossed the nation three times the last two years, from North Carolina to UCLA and UCLA to North Carolina.
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November 15, 2012 | By Chris Foster
Jerry Barkley walked onto UCLA's practice field Wednesday and went to work. Facing the Bruins defense, Barkley threw those quick slants he's famous for, plus a few out patterns, and even lofted a couple of deep passes. When practice was over, Barkley walked off the field and was Jerry Neuheisel again. Someday, Neuheisel may get to show UCLA fans what kind of quarterback he is. For now, the freshman plays like someone else each week as a member of the Bruins scout team. This week, that person is USC's Matt Barkley.
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December 10, 1993 | BARRY BAUM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Another Friday night and Omarr Morgan was sitting in the stands watching the Hawthorne High football team defeat an opponent he had helped prepare the Cougars for. This was the scene for much of last season. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound Morgan was, according to Cougar Coach Dan Robbins, one of the best players the Hawthorne starters faced each week.
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December 18, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA waited years to have some stability at quarterback. Brett Hundley has provided that. The Bruins had seven quarterbacks make at least one start from 2007 to 2011. Hundley, a sophomore, will play in his 27th consecutive game in the Hyundai Sun Bowl. Start No. 28 is up in the air. BOWL TIMELINE: Matchups, schedule and picks Hundley will decide after the first of the year if he's returning for his junior season or declare for the NFL draft. Should Hundley go?
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October 21, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Jim Leyland announced Monday he is stepping down as manager of the Detroit Tigers after eight seasons that included three division titles and two trips to the World Series. Leyland announced his departure two days after the Tigers were eliminated from the AL Championship Series by Boston in six games. "I'm going to be 69 years old," he said at a news conference. "I'm not ashamed of that. I'm proud of it. The fuel's getting a little low. " Leyland has been working under one-year contracts the last couple of years, saying he was content to wait until after the season to address his status.
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October 21, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
Nick Aliotti's apology might have been heartfelt but it wasn't good enough. The Pac-12 Conference announced Monday it had reprimanded and fined Oregon's defensive coordinator $5,000 for criticizing officials and also for post-game comments directed at Washington State Coach Mike Leach. Aliotti had criticized the league's officiating program leading up to Saturday's Washington State game. After the game, he called Leach "low class" for passing on Oregon's scout team late in a 62-38 Oregon win. Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday set a major-college record with 89 passing attempts.
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September 9, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores and Chris Foster
The autopsy for a popular walk-on receiver at UCLA who was killed as he walked in a residential area of San Clemente over the weekend is scheduled to be completed Monday. Nick Pasquale, 20, was struck and killed by a motorist early Sunday . The cause of death could be announced as early as Monday afternoon, said Lt. Jeff Hallock, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Pasquale had played in his first game for UCLA 's football team last week and was in his hometown this past weekend, when UCLA did not have a scheduled game.
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September 9, 2013 | From a Los Angeles Times staff writer
A popular UCLA walk-on wide receiver died of multiple blunt-force injuries sustained after he was struck by a vehicle in San Clemente, according to a coroner's report released Monday. Nick Pasquale, 20, was struck and killed by the motorist  early Sunday . Pasquale had played in his first game for  UCLA 's football team last week and was in his hometown over the weekend, when UCLA did not have a scheduled game. Authorities said he was walking when two cars approached him. One car avoided him but the other could not, authorities said.
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September 8, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Nick Pasquale, who had recently played in his first game for UCLA's football team, was fatally struck by a vehicle as he walked in a residential area of San Clemente early Sunday morning. Pasquale was a walk-on receiver, who was playing second season with the Bruins. He made the first appearance of his career in a 58-20 victory over Nevada on Aug. 31. Pasquale, 20, was walking in San Clemente when two cars approached. One car avoided him, but the other could not. "The driver called in the accident and waited at the scene," said Lt. Gary Strachan, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
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August 27, 2006 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
After 24 consecutive days of practices, meetings or school -- including nearly a week of all three -- USC players finally earned a day off. A mock game on Saturday was a final chance to iron out mistakes before the Trojans begin game-week preparations for their opener at Arkansas. "Now I feel like we've officially finished camp," Coach Pete Carroll said.
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March 12, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
Before the Mount St. Mary's University men's basketball team faced Brigham Young University earlier this season, Jamion Christian didn't have any problem picking his role on the scout team offense. The coach wanted to be BYU scoring machine Tyler Haws. “So I could get a lot of shots up,” the 31-year-old Christian said in a telephone interview. Playing on the scout team is one of the advantages of being the fifth-youngest Division I-A coach. The hands-on approach in Christian's second season leading the Emmitsburg, Md., school resulted in an NCAA tournament berth Tuesday night after winning the Northeast Conference tournament.
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August 21, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Cody Kessler passed for two touchdowns and threw two passes for interceptions, and Max Wittek passed for a touchdown and led three drives that resulted in field goals Wednesday in USC's mock game at the Coliseum. Whether one or the other did enough for Coach Lane Kiffin to announce who will start at quarterback against Hawaii in a week remains to be seen. Wittek and Kessler alternated series against a scout-team defense in a 121-play game that, by design, did not include tackling.
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November 15, 2012 | By Chris Foster
Jerry Barkley walked onto UCLA's practice field Wednesday and went to work. Facing the Bruins defense, Barkley threw those quick slants he's famous for, plus a few out patterns, and even lofted a couple of deep passes. When practice was over, Barkley walked off the field and was Jerry Neuheisel again. Someday, Neuheisel may get to show UCLA fans what kind of quarterback he is. For now, the freshman plays like someone else each week as a member of the Bruins scout team. This week, that person is USC's Matt Barkley.
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