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November 5, 2013
Lambert Bartak Organist for Omaha baseball stadium Lambert Bartak, 94, the organist who entertained baseball fans at Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium for more than half a century during the College World Series, died Sunday at an assisted living facility in San Diego after a brief illness, according to his son, Jim. Starting in 1955, Bartak played such standards as "Hello Dolly," "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Take Me Out to the Ball...
November 5, 2013 |
HOUSTON - Forget Monticello or the Chrysler building: There may be no piece of architecture more quintessentially American than the Astrodome. Widely copied after it opened in 1965, it perfectly embodies postwar U.S. culture in its brash combination of Space Age glamour, broad-shouldered scale and total climate control. It also offers a key case study in how modern architecture treated the natural world - and how radically the balance of power in that relationship has shifted over the last half-century.
November 2, 2013 |
For most of the years since 1933, UCLA baseball players have peered into the stands at their home field and smiled at their usual assortment of fans. Moms, dads and girlfriends for sure. But many times, they also nod to disheveled retired Marines, ex-Navy officers with oak-leaf "scrambled eggs" on their caps and proud veterans still wearing camouflage. "When I was there in the '60s, watching us was an outlet for veterans," former Bruins first baseman Rick Ganulin recalled.
November 1, 2013 |
There will be an “Orange Out” tonight by Oregon State fans at Reser Stadium, but USC will still have a presence. In the stadium elevator. Rick Switzer, a supervisor for guest services at Oregon State, said he has operated the elevator on game days for seven years and he wallpapers his workspace with photos and covers of old game programs. Among them is the 1967 Oregon State-USC program. The Beavers upset the top-ranked Trojans, 3-0, at what was then Parker Stadium. There also is the 1957 Oregon State-USC program (seen in picture above)
November 1, 2013 |
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- USC tailback Javorius Allen ran off the practice field last week holding a football. Allen had dropped the ball on one of his two carries against Utah, losing opportunities to show the progress he has made as a third-year sophomore. He told himself he would not waste another chance. On Friday night at Reser Stadium, Allen seized the moment, rushing for three touchdowns in the Trojans' 31-14 victory over Oregon State. Allen scored on runs of nine, 18 and 52 yards as the Trojans won at Reser Stadium for the first time since 2004.
October 31, 2013 |
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Pete Carroll did not want to acknowledge it. Nor did Lane Kiffin. During their coaching tenures at USC, whenever they were asked why it was so difficult for the Trojans to defeat the Beavers on the road, they routinely praised Oregon State Coach Mike Riley. But they usually avoided mention of another factor for fear of distracting their players. Ed Orgeron, USC's interim coach, praised Riley this week - "When the Trojans get up there, he seems to always have his team ready," he said - but he also cited an environment at Reser Stadium that will make it tough once again when the Trojans play Oregon State on Friday night.