December 19, 1990 |
Dennis Parker, whose high school is playing Saturday for the Texas state football championship, was named today as head football coach of the University of North Texas. Parker replaces Corky Nelson, who was fired on Nov. 17 after nine seasons as the Eagles' coach. Parker is head football coach and athletic director of Marshall High School, which plays Converse Judson in the Astrodome for the Class 5A big school state championship. Marshall is 13-2 this season.
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January 11, 2005 |
Frank E. Vandiver, 79, a military historian and former finalist for the National Book Award, died of heart and lung problems Friday at his home in College Station, Texas. Vandiver was a history teacher and administrator at Texas A&M University, the University of North Texas and Rice University, and also taught at Washington University in St. Louis, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Oxford, among others.
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April 9, 2002
A.C. Greene, 78, Texas historian and columnist whose books include "Taking Heart" about receiving the transplanted heart of a 31-year-old woman in 1988, died Friday at his home in Salado, Texas, of unspecified causes. Born Alvin Carl Greene Jr. in Abilene, he adopted his first two initials for what became a familiar byline in the Dallas Morning News. He wrote its column Texas Sketches for 19 years.
June 20, 1991 |
Lisa Love, women's volleyball coach at USC the past two years, has been named an associate athletic director at the university. Love also will retain her coaching post, Athletic Director Mike McGee said Wednesday. The associate's job opened last month when Barbara Hedges left to become athletic director at Washington. Love, 36, came to USC after seven seasons as coach at Texas Arlington.
November 24, 1990 |
The Cal State Long Beach basketball team, 23-9 last season, opens its season under new Coach Seth Greenberg tonight at 5:30 PST against the University of North Texas. The 49ers are led by sophomore guard Lucious Harris, who was the Big West Conference's freshman of the year last season, averaging 14 points a game. At point guard is Bobby Sears. Expected to start up front are Frankie Edwards, Troy Joseph and either Mike Masucci or Kevin Cutler.
September 30, 2006 |
Few spots in sports are as lonely as the batter's box. Even for an all-star such as Dodgers first baseman Nomar Garciaparra. So to elevate his comfort level, he approaches the 4-foot-by-6-foot patch of dirt with one of the oddest sets of pre-batting behaviors the national pastime has ever seen. A Garciaparra snapshot looks like this: Adjust red arm band on right arm. Tap home plate with bat. Then, quickly touch helmet bill, end of bat, then back to helmet bill.