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December 3, 1989 | ROBERT KOEHLER
"I don't think this play is a great play as a play ," Richard Dreyfuss said when he starred in the 1985 Los Angeles premiere of "The Normal Heart," Larry Kramer's angry depiction of the early days of the AIDS crisis. "I think it is great as a fire. It's supposed to kindle something in you." Dreyfuss was referring to the play's call for greater public attention and education on the AIDS epidemic. But on Nov. 15 in the small Ozark city of Springfield, Mo.
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March 30, 2001 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Arch madness. That's how it is, across Missouri this week. And here comes Jackie Stiles, dribbling up the 44 Freeway from Springfield, Mo., on her way at last to the NCAA Final Four. It's fun to say she's carrying her team on her back, but it upsets her (and her coach), so let's let that go for a moment.
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October 19, 2000 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Austin Moherman always envisioned a day like this--sitting back in the pocket, surveying the field and completing his first 20 passes. In the dream, there were always 90,000 Ohio State Buckeye fans in "The Horseshoe" chanting his name. Moherman never imagined such a game would take place before 2,000 fans in Terre Haute, Ind., while he was wearing the maroon and white of Southwest Missouri State, a Division I-AA school.
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October 19, 2000 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Austin Moherman always envisioned a day like this--sitting back in the pocket, surveying the field and completing his first 20 passes. In the dream, there were always 90,000 Ohio State Buckeye fans in "The Horseshoe" chanting his name. Moherman never imagined such a game would take place before 2,000 fans in Terre Haute, Ind., while he was wearing the maroon and white of Southwest Missouri State, a Division I-AA school.
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March 19, 1999 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Steve Alford's departure from Southwest Missouri State for Iowa looks like only a matter of time, and his players seem resigned to losing him. "I wouldn't blame him," guard Kevin Ault said. "It's his decision what he wants to do with his future plans. I'm sure he'll come to us and explain it to us before he does anything." Point guard William Fontleroy agreed. "I wouldn't blame him. He recruited us, but sometimes you have to go on to bigger and better things."
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April 25, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Mark Bernsen, 42, an assistant at Southwest Missouri State since 1989, has succeeded Charlie Spoonhour as the Bears' basketball coach. Spoonhour became coach at St. Louis University after nine seasons at Southwest Missouri State.
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April 5, 1992 | SY BEUBIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was a sea of placards being waved by the more than 1,000 fans in the Southwest Missouri State cheering section, and most of the signs read "RESPECT." That's what the folks from Springfield, Mo., wanted from a Sports Arena crowd and a national television audience for their school. That, too, was the goal of Coach Cheryl Burnett. "Sure we thought we could win it all," Burnett said after an 84-72 loss to Western Kentucky in the opening game of the semifinal round of the Women's Final Four.
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March 18, 1999 | ROBYN NORWOOD
David not only knows Goliath, he used to call him "Coach." Steve Alford played on Mike Krzyzewski's 1983 U.S. Olympic Festival team, back when Alford was about to become a freshman at Indiana and Krzyzewski was preparing for his third season at Duke without so much as an NCAA tournament appearance to his name, much less a Final Four. "I can remember counseling Steve in my room, trying to get him to shoot," Krzyzewski said, a teasing smirk playing across his face.
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March 28, 1992 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southwest Missouri State fever has gripped this town. The success of the Bears is attracting hundreds--possibly thousands--of fans for tonight's Midwest Regional basketball final against Mississippi. Vans and buses with painted slogans of support can be seen rolling through the streets. Springfield (Mo.) radio stations are reportedly offering affordable airline package tours for those not wanting to make the 13-hour drive.
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March 19, 1999 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Steve Alford's departure from Southwest Missouri State for Iowa looks like only a matter of time, and his players seem resigned to losing him. "I wouldn't blame him," guard Kevin Ault said. "It's his decision what he wants to do with his future plans. I'm sure he'll come to us and explain it to us before he does anything." Point guard William Fontleroy agreed. "I wouldn't blame him. He recruited us, but sometimes you have to go on to bigger and better things."
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March 18, 1999 | ROBYN NORWOOD
David not only knows Goliath, he used to call him "Coach." Steve Alford played on Mike Krzyzewski's 1983 U.S. Olympic Festival team, back when Alford was about to become a freshman at Indiana and Krzyzewski was preparing for his third season at Duke without so much as an NCAA tournament appearance to his name, much less a Final Four. "I can remember counseling Steve in my room, trying to get him to shoot," Krzyzewski said, a teasing smirk playing across his face.
SPORTS
April 25, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Mark Bernsen, 42, an assistant at Southwest Missouri State since 1989, has succeeded Charlie Spoonhour as the Bears' basketball coach. Spoonhour became coach at St. Louis University after nine seasons at Southwest Missouri State.
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April 5, 1992 | SY BEUBIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was a sea of placards being waved by the more than 1,000 fans in the Southwest Missouri State cheering section, and most of the signs read "RESPECT." That's what the folks from Springfield, Mo., wanted from a Sports Arena crowd and a national television audience for their school. That, too, was the goal of Coach Cheryl Burnett. "Sure we thought we could win it all," Burnett said after an 84-72 loss to Western Kentucky in the opening game of the semifinal round of the Women's Final Four.
SPORTS
April 5, 1992 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Women's college basketball was being showcased in Los Angeles on Saturday, and if you happened to be watching the Final Four semifinal between Western Kentucky and Southwest Missouri State, you know what you saw. If you didn't tune in, either at the Sports Arena or on television, you missed plenty.
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March 30, 2001 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Arch madness. That's how it is, across Missouri this week. And here comes Jackie Stiles, dribbling up the 44 Freeway from Springfield, Mo., on her way at last to the NCAA Final Four. It's fun to say she's carrying her team on her back, but it upsets her (and her coach), so let's let that go for a moment.
SPORTS
March 29, 1992 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soon to be arriving in Los Angeles, the Southwest Missouri State women's basketball team, and a good chunk of the population of Springfield, Mo. The Bears, hailing from the unheralded Gateway Conference, wore out another opponent Saturday, routing Mississippi, 94-71, to advance to next weekend's Final Four at the Sports Arena. Look for Bear-crazed Midwesterners arriving in vans carrying placards and slogans of support for their team.
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April 2, 1992 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not to suggest that the Southwest Missouri State women's basketball team is happy to be out of Springfield, Mo., but it might find Los Angeles a little less distracting. The Bears, to the surprise of many, are here for their first Final Four. They will play Western Kentucky in a semifinal game Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Sports Arena. And Ozark eyes will be watching carefully. The small-town folks of Springfield, a city of about 150,000, are big on basketball. And their "Lady Bears" are huge.
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March 29, 1992 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soon to be arriving in Los Angeles, the Southwest Missouri State women's basketball team, and a good chunk of the population of Springfield, Mo. The Bears, hailing from the unheralded Gateway Conference, wore out another opponent Saturday, routing Mississippi, 94-71, to advance to next weekend's Final Four at the Sports Arena. Look for Bear-crazed Midwesterners arriving in vans carrying placards and slogans of support for their team.
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