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April 12, 2011 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
Ten people have been named as part of an attempted conspiracy to bribe players to fix basketball games at the University of San Diego and UC Riverside, according to a grand jury indictment unsealed Monday in San Diego. Among the 10 are former University of San Diego assistant coach Thaddeus Brown, 32, and former players Brandon Dowdy, 22, and Brandon Johnson, 24. Johnson is the school's all-time leading scorer and assist maker. He played briefly for the Dakota Wizards in an NBA instructional league.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A former assistant basketball coach at the University of San Diego was sentenced Thursday to a year in federal prison for his role in a sports bribery conspiracy. Thaddeus Brown pleaded guilty to being the middleman between gamblers and a star player. Prosecutors said he received $10,000 a game for three or four games during the 2009-10 season. Brown allegedly induced former star Brandon Johnson, the school's all-time leading scorer, to take bribes so that gamblers could win bets in Las Vegas.
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SPORTS
November 3, 1994 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As musical selections go, it was extremely apropos. Cal State Northridge had just come from behind to defeat the University of San Diego in the second game of Wednesday's nonconference women's volleyball match at Northridge Gymnasium, and blaring over the public address system was the song "All Right Now." Things were all right and about to get better for Northridge as the Matadors surged to a nine-point lead in Game 3 before sweeping San Diego, 15-11, 19-17, 15-11.
SPORTS
September 8, 2011 | By Ben Bolch
Reporting from San Diego — Like any good military man, JP Bolwahnn has it all mapped out. Shortly after he crosses the goal line for the first time, the ball cradled in his arm, the University of San Diego running back will turn toward the American flag and salute. The gesture will be for Petty Officer Danny Dietz, killed six years ago in a firefight with Taliban guerrillas. It will be for Lt. Cmdr. Jonas Kelsall and Chief Petty Officer Robert James Reeves, who died last month when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan.
NEWS
February 23, 1992 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They walked on water Saturday at the University of San Diego. Not that students and faculty did anything sacrilegious at the independent Catholic institution. Rather, their attempts to traverse the 25-meter width of an Olympic-size pool were all in good, applied scientific fun, part of a practical engineering problem posed for students: Design human-powered buoyancy shoes and propel yourself across the pool.
SPORTS
February 26, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The University of San Diego will join the new Pioneer League in 1993, ending 30 years as a football independent.
SPORTS
May 25, 1990
David Bealls, a midfielder from St. Francis High, has signed a letter of intent to play soccer for the University of San Diego, the university announced. The most valuable player in the Del Rey League last season, Bealls was twice an All-Southern Section soccer selection in the 3-A Division.
SPORTS
May 5, 1989
Kristi Harris, senior setter for El Toro High School's volleyball team, has signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of San Diego in the fall. Harris, who has a 3.0 grade-point average, will major in business at USD. She also visited the University of San Francisco.
SPORTS
January 9, 1996
Heather Swanson, a senior defender for the Irvine girls' soccer team, has orally committed to attend the University of San Diego this fall.
SPORTS
September 16, 1988
Jody Connors had 11 kills and 19 digs as the University of San Diego (3-5) defeated visiting Cal State Fullerton 15-13, 15-3, 0-15, 15-11.
SPORTS
May 28, 2011 | Chris Dufresne
Imagine the paper boy growing up to become publisher, or the next-door nerd starting a social network empire from his basement. If it weren't so serious, you know, and the free world weren't at stake, the hiring of Mike Brown as Lakers coach might be more lovingly embraced, if only for the sheer preposterousness of the premise. Born March 5, 1970, in Columbus Ohio … Son of a military man … attended high school in Germany … played junior college in Mesa, Ariz. … transferred to University of San Diego … averaged 7.6 points per game as a senior….
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2011 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
Ten people have been named as part of an attempted conspiracy to bribe players to fix basketball games at the University of San Diego and UC Riverside, according to a grand jury indictment unsealed Monday in San Diego. Among the 10 are former University of San Diego assistant coach Thaddeus Brown, 32, and former players Brandon Dowdy, 22, and Brandon Johnson, 24. Johnson is the school's all-time leading scorer and assist maker. He played briefly for the Dakota Wizards in an NBA instructional league.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2007 | Larry Gordon, Times Staff Writer
SAN DIEGO -- How much world peace will $50 million buy? That is not exactly the question facing Father William Headley in his first weeks as the founding dean of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego. But Headley is in the enviable position of leading an institution with that amount to train generations of diplomats, relief workers and experts in conflict resolution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2005 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
A decision by the Roman Catholic bishop to deny a Catholic funeral to the owner of gay nightclubs linked to pornography has caused a rift between the church and the gay community. Bishop Robert Brom has since apologized to the parents of nightclub owner John McCusker Jr. and offered to say a Mass for him. But the apology has aggravated some people who supported Brom's initial decision and has not satisfied some gay activists.
SPORTS
September 16, 2004 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
The stadium, lovely as it is, seats only 7,000. The coaches' offices are in trailers, strikingly out of place amid the University of San Diego's Spanish renaissance buildings. Jim Harbaugh played his college football in front of more than 100,000 fans at Michigan and spent 15 seasons as an NFL quarterback. As an assistant with the Oakland Raiders for two seasons, he was on a track to perhaps one day become an NFL head coach.
SPORTS
February 22, 2004 | Bernie Wilson, Associated Press
Sitting in his cramped, cluttered office tucked away on an otherwise spectacular campus, Jim Harbaugh practically gushes about his new job. He even gets a twinkle in his eye while talking about leading his team through conditioning drills at 6 a.m. "This is where I want to be.
NEWS
September 29, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
The University of San Diego agreed Monday to give President Bush and Bill Clinton one more day to come to terms for a debate Sunday. At the urging of the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates, the university agreed to give the candidates until 2 p.m. today to agree to participate.
SPORTS
September 23, 1991
University of San Diego got goals from Chugger Adair and David Beall en route to a 2-1 victory over Cleveland State in the USD Met Life Classic. North Carolina Charlotte won the championship with a 1-0 victory over California. Adair was named the tournament's offensive MVP as the Toreros improved to 3-3.
OPINION
January 29, 2004
So here we are reading the newspaper to educate ourselves, to cheer our favorite politician, boo the other guys and postpone desk duty with holiday bills and income tax directions resembling English. You know the monthly routine, divvy the pay among the obligations -- the mortgage, electricity, exterminator, priceless Visa card, the math tutor, auto and house insurance, plus repairs on the car, the roof, your teeth, and maybe, if there's money left, some food.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Mary Lyons has taken the helm of the University of San Diego, becoming its third president since the Catholic college merged its men's and women's programs in 1972. During a ceremony to mark the start of her term Sunday, Lyons called on the university's students, faculty and staff to put greater emphasis on public service. "This university can be a mediating influence on behalf of many of its own neighbors who are poor, sick or culturally or linguistically isolated," she said.
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