December 28, 2013 |
UCLA started the new decade in the 2000 Sun Bowl by carrying on a '90s tradition -- losing to Wisconsin in a bowl game. The Badgers beat the Bruins twice in the Rose Bowl, in the 1993 and 1998 seasons. In the 2000 Sun Bowl in El Paso, UCLA blew a 20-7 second-half lead and lost, 21-20. The Bruins lost quarterback Cory Paus, who broke a collarbone during the game. They also failed on a fake field-goal attempt in the fourth quarter, setting up the Badgers' game-winning touchdown.
May 4, 1993 |
Tommy Prothro, a former head football coach of Oregon State, UCLA, the Rams and San Diego Chargers, is seriously ill with cancer, he revealed Monday. Prothro, 72, said his condition was diagnosed as prostrate cancer in 1985. When it worsened in January, spreading throughout his body, he flew to Los Angeles from his home in Memphis, Tenn., and spent the last three months undergoing experimental treatments at the UCLA Medical Center.
May 15, 1995 |
Tommy Prothro, a former football coach with UCLA, the Rams, the San Diego Chargers and Oregon State, died Sunday at his home in Memphis after a long bout with cancer. He was 74. Prothro was first diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1985, but after it worsened in January of 1993, spreading throughout his body, he flew to Los Angeles to undergo experimental treatments at the UCLA Medical Center. "I have cancer and nobody knows how it's going to go from there," Prothro said at the time.
September 24, 1987 |
When the late J.D. Morgan chose Terry Donahue to be the football coach at UCLA in the spring of 1976, it was a close call. He narrowed the field to a handful of candidates, and then he went with his instincts. Among the final candidates was Dick Tomey, who was then on the Bruin staff. Tomey stayed at UCLA one more year, serving as Donahue's defensive coordinator, then became the coach at the University of Hawaii.
October 23, 1985 |
Mel Farr, No. 22, will be one of the starting running backs for UCLA in the Rose Bowl on Saturday. Yes, this is 1985. No, Pasadena has not been caught in a time warp. It's already a new generation. This is Mel Farr, Jr. His father, Mel Farr, No. 22, was one of the starting running backs for UCLA in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day, 1966, when the Bruins upset Michigan State, 14-12. UCLA Coach Terry Donahue remembers it well.
December 26, 2002
-- UCLA Coaching Records COACH YEARS W L T PCT Fred W. Cozens 1919 2 6 0 250 Harry Trotter 1920-1922 2 13 1 156 James Cline 1923-1924 2 10 3 233 William H. Spaulding 1925-1938 72 51 8 580 Edwin C. "Babe" Horrell 1939-1944 24 31 6 443 Bert LaBrucherie 1945-1948 23 16 0 590 Henry R. "Red" Sanders 1949-1957 66 19 1 773 George W. Dickerson 1958 1 2 0 333 William F. "Bill" Barnes 1958-1964 31 34 3 478 Tommy Prothro 1965-1970 41 18 3 685 Pepper Rodgers...