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October 21, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Hasson Sanders, a sophomore guard for the Wyoming basketball team, will sit out the season because of ligament damage to his right knee.
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March 10, 1999 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chris McMillian was just small enough to slip through the cracks. That's how a 5-foot-10 point guard from Southern California ended up playing basketball on distant, snow-covered plains. "I liked USC but they wouldn't even give me a look," McMillian said. "I had to go to a school that wanted me." So the former Brea Olinda High standout packed his bags and traveled east to Wyoming.
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March 5, 1997 | Associated Press
Paul Westhead, who failed to deliver the exciting, high-scoring game he promised, was fired as basketball coach at George Mason on Tuesday. The Patriots finished their fourth season under Westhead at 10-17, including losses in nine of their last 10 games. "I did the best I could to raise the level of basketball at George Mason University," Westhead said in a written statement. "Our coaching staff worked very hard at turning a down program into a winner.
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August 12, 1994 | STEVE ELLING
Dave Taylor, a Rio Mesa High graduate and a former baseball coach at Oxnard College, was named coach at University of Wyoming on Thursday. Taylor, an assistant at Wyoming last spring, replaces Jim Gattis, another coach with area ties. Gattis, 41, played at North Hollywood High. He was named Western Athletic Conference East Division coach of the year last spring, leading the team to a 32-23 record. Taylor, 30, most recently coached in the area as an assistant at Simi Valley High in 1993.
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July 21, 1987
The University of Wyoming began offering the nation's first program that allows parents to beat inflation by paying for their children's college education 10 years in advance. Michigan has approved a prepaid tuition program and at least 28 other states are considering such programs but Wyoming's plan is unique in that it includes room and board in addition to tuition, UW President Terry Roark said. The prepayments are made in a lump sum at least 10 years before the student is due to enroll.
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November 25, 1987 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
When Fennis Dembo was a freshman at the University of Wyoming, he showed up on the first day of basketball practice with an arrow shaved into his hairline at the part, pointing toward the top of his head. The meaning of the arrow on the head of his prize recruit was unknown to Jim Brandenburg, who was then the coach. Whatever could it be? Was it supposed to remind him which way was up? Maybe Fennis was really an Indian.
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September 12, 1987 | JERRY CROWE, Times Staff Writer
On an "Erickson's Air Express" poster hanging in the sports information office at the University of Wyoming, somebody has drawn a bar over the eyes of Dennis Erickson, former Wyoming football coach. That says a lot concerning this state's feelings about Erickson, who left Wyoming last January, ditching a five-year contract after only 13 months to become coach at Washington State.
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December 31, 1988 | CURT HOLBREICH, Times Staff Writer
All through a Heisman Trophy season in which he broke or tied 24 National Collegiate Athletic Assn. records, Barry Sanders was never accused of being greedy. So when Oklahoma State Coach Pat Jones approached him at the start of the fourth quarter and asked him if he wanted back in on a 62-14 rout of Wyoming in the Holiday Bowl at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium Friday night, it only seemed right that the humble Sanders declined. "Coach Jones asked me if I wanted some more," Sanders said.
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December 9, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Wyoming forward Shaun Jackson, a key member of Mater Dei's state Division I championship team last season, was suspended indefinitely Friday by Coach Joby Wright for violation of an unspecified team code. Athletic department officials said the suspension might end soon. It was unclear whether Jackson, a Times all-county selection, would practice with the team.
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August 12, 1994 | STEVE ELLING
Dave Taylor, a Rio Mesa High graduate and a former baseball coach at Oxnard College, was named coach at University of Wyoming on Thursday. Taylor, an assistant at Wyoming last spring, replaces Jim Gattis, another coach with area ties. Gattis, 41, played at North Hollywood High. He was named Western Athletic Conference East Division coach of the year last spring, leading the team to a 32-23 record. Taylor, 30, most recently coached in the area as an assistant at Simi Valley High in 1993.
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December 8, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Services
Jim Gattis, a former assistant coach at Pepperdine who managed for eight seasons in the minor leagues, was named baseball coach at Wyoming.
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December 4, 1992 | From Associated Press
Bo Haley, an outfielder from Saddleback College has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Wyoming. Haley will begin playing as a junior at Wyoming when he enrolls next fall. Haley started his career at USC, but transferred to Saddleback after the 1992 season. He saw limited action as an outfielder last season at USC and was a redshirt in 1991. "Bo is a great athlete," said Todd Inglehart, assistant Wyoming coach. "He can hit for power and he can run.
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September 17, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Wyoming defensive tackle Thomas Williams, who was suspended all of last season after pleading guilty to aggravated assault, was suspended indefinitely for "inappropriate practice conduct." Coach Joe Tiller would not elaborate on what prompted the suspension.
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January 1, 1991 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In going for its first bowl success in 53 years, California had hoped to rekindle a tradition of punishing, winning football. However, while squeaking out a 17-15 victory over Wyoming Monday in the second annual Copper Bowl, the Golden Bears did more to reinforce the image of this season's "Cardiac Kids"--a team that allowed opponents to make remarkable comebacks--than to raise the ghost of, say, the Cal team that dominated Alabama to win the 1938 Rose Bowl.
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March 5, 1997 | Associated Press
Paul Westhead, who failed to deliver the exciting, high-scoring game he promised, was fired as basketball coach at George Mason on Tuesday. The Patriots finished their fourth season under Westhead at 10-17, including losses in nine of their last 10 games. "I did the best I could to raise the level of basketball at George Mason University," Westhead said in a written statement. "Our coaching staff worked very hard at turning a down program into a winner.
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December 20, 1990 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Paul Roach said Wednesday that Washington State offensive coordinator Joe Tiller will succeed him as Wyoming's football coach. The Copper Bowl game against California in Tucson on Dec. 31 will be the final game for Roach, who has indicated that the strain of being coach and athletic director has been wearing on him. Roach, 63, said he would remain as athletic director. Tiller, 47, was Wyoming's offensive coordinator in 1987 and '88.
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