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.
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 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.
September 23, 1985 |
Ignoring Satchel Paige's advice, Bobb McKittrick looked back Sunday. Gaining on him was the Raiders' 270-pound defensive end, Howie Long. Instead of proceeding with haste toward the dressing room after the 49ers' 34-10 victory at the Coliseum, McKittrick, San Francisco's offensive line coach, slowed down so that Long could catch him. McKittrick said later that he wanted to tell Long how much respect he has for him as a defensive lineman.