Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsUsiu
IN THE NEWS

Usiu

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
January 29, 1988
The U.S. International University women's basketball team took a 10-0 lead and went on to easily defeat the University of San Diego, 79-70, in a nonconference women's basketball game Thursday night. USIU (10-6) led by scores of 15-4 and 19-6. USD (7-11) closed the gap to 19-14 but never came closer. USIU eventually built its lead to 20, at 66-46, with 7:13 to play. USIU made 48.4% (30 of 62) of its shots; the Toreras shot 32.9% (26-79). USIU also made 19 of 31 free throws.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1992
The new president of United States International University has announced $900,000 in savings by eliminating five vice president positions and by cutting back academic programs. The San Diego-based university is being reorganized into two colleges: arts and sciences, and business administration. Four degree programs will be eliminated: the bachelor's of fine arts, civil, and electronics engineering; and the master's of fine arts.
Advertisement
SPORTS
January 11, 1986
The USIU hockey team outshot Merrimack College, 38-18, Friday en route to a 4-1 win at the Mira Mesa House of Ice. Despite the Gulls' domination on offense, the game was tied, 1-1, after two periods. Tom Gemz's goal at 11:33 of the third period proved to be the game winner. Jeff Dobeck and Doug Hannesson added goals to put the game out of reach. Gordie Stewart scored the game's first goal for USIU (11-10).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1992 | Associated Press
The president of financially strapped United States International University said the school will postpone paying its largest creditors for 3 1/2 months. USIU President Gary Hays said Wednesday, the due date for the school to pay, that USIU will use an automatic 3 1/2-month extension on the deadline to pay its largest creditors. The extension, part of an agreement worked out earlier with creditors, gives the school until Nov. 1 to repay creditors with no legal or financial consequences.
SPORTS
December 3, 1989 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Demetrius Laffitte scored 14 points and Kevin Bradshaw added 13, but U.S. International University lost to Mercer, 55-53, before 1,136 in the Baylor Tournament. Mercer's Oscar Moore led all scorers with 20 points, and teammate Scott Bailey added 12. Laffitte and Mike Sterner each had eight rebounds for USIU. USIU trailed at halftime, 28-27, after shooting 45% from the field. But the Gulls cooled off in the second half, hitting just 40% of their shots (12 for 30).
SPORTS
February 6, 1985 | RAY RIPTON, Times Staff Writer
The clock broke down in the second half of the non-conference game between Pepperdine and U.S. International Tuesday night. It figured. Neither team worked very well, either. But Pepperdine Tuesday's Game came away with a 75-56 win before 1,013 fans at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu. Pepperdine, 5-1 in the West Coast Athletic Conference, raised its overall record to 17-7. USIU fell to 1-21. Dwayne Polee scored 22 points and Eric White added 16 for the Waves, who shot 45.
SPORTS
April 10, 1986
Mark Moses, a 6-foot 3-inch guard from Rancho Santiago Junior College in Santa Ana, and Kelley Andrews, a 6-6 forward from Cerritos College, have committed to play basketball at United States International University, the school announced Wednesday. Moses averaged 22 points for Rancho Santiago last season after transferring from Fullerton Community College. He was named to the All-South Coast Conference first team.
SPORTS
December 13, 1990 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not more than 15 minutes after U.S. International's 21-point loss Monday to Fairleigh Dickinson, Coach Gary Zarecky wore the look of a crop farmer who had spotted a tornado on the horizon. Calmly, he said, "Losing can become a habit, a real deadly mental set." Wednesday, the twister hit.
SPORTS
February 23, 1987
Pepperdine pounded out 17 hits and defeated United States International University, 15-11, Sunday at USIU. Pepperdine (9-3-1) took a 15-5 lead after six innings, but USIU (5-10) countered with a run in the seventh inning, four in the eighth and one in the ninth to make it close. USIU left the bases loaded in the eighth and ninth innings.
SPORTS
April 11, 1987
Becky Wolfe had both game-winning RBIs as United States International University swept a West Coast Athletic Conference softball doubleheader from Santa Clara, 4-0 and 2-1, Friday at USIU. In the first game, Karen Winkler (2-0, 5-3) pitched a three-hit shutout. In the second game, Wolfe's triple scored Missy Silacci in the third to give USIU (4-0, 12-7-1) a 2-0 lead. Terry Esquivel (1-0, 4-3) scattered four hits for the victory. Santa Clara falls to 0-4 and 10-15.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1992 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Garry D. Hays, a former chancellor of the Minnesota State University system, was named president of United States International University on Monday. Trustees of the beleaguered private university with headquarters in Scripps Ranch unanimously selected Hays, 56, who is now vice-chairman of HELP Management Corp of St. Paul.
SPORTS
March 19, 1992 | JIM LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Never look a gift workhorse in the mouth. Jim Brock didn't, and the policy has been paying dividends all season for his 14th-ranked Arizona State baseball team. The Sun Devils outlasted the University of San Diego, 12-5, on Wednesday at Cunningham Stadium to improve to 16-8. The winning pitcher--in his fifth complete game of the season--was Jeff Matranga, who improved to 6-2 and lowered his team-leading earned run average to 3.20.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 1991 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Dream. Fantasy. Love. How's that sound?" Like a telegram from someone gone off the deep end. And maybe he has, but Laguna Playhouse director Andrew Barnicle, who headed the theater department at United States International University in San Diego before coming here, looked quite sane recently watching his choreographer and two lead actors run through a second-act pas de deux from "On the Town."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1991 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Afederal bankruptcy court judge Friday approved United States International University's bailout plan to pay its creditors all of what they are owed. The university's reorganization plan, which it had filed with the court in May, includes the sale of its prestigious London campus as well as 57 acres in Scripps Ranch in an attempt to pay off a debt estimated by its creditors to be as high as $30 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1991 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The academic status of beleaguered United States International University has been upgraded to "probation" by the federally sanctioned accrediting body for California institutions. The Accrediting Commission for four-year institutions of the Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges moved the university from its previous, more serious category of "show-cause."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1991 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beleaguered United States International University has proposed a two-year reorganization plan with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to pay back creditors by selling its prestigious London campus as well as undeveloped property in Scripps Ranch. The university filed the plan Wednesday in the second stage of its bankruptcy proceedings, designed to put the private institution back on its feet.
SPORTS
September 10, 1987
Claudia Johnson had 21 kills and Renan Komurcuoglu had 50 assists to lead the United States International University volleyball team to an 8-15, 15-8, 15-11, 15-13 victory over the University of Tennessee Wednesday at the Jewish Community Center in La Jolla. USIU improves to 6-1, and Tennessee falls to 2-2.
SPORTS
November 24, 1989
U.S. International University and Drake will match experienced lineups in tonight's 7:30 season opener at Golden Hall. USIU (11-17 last season) has five returners and Drake (12-17) has four. But both teams will be relying on a talented newcomer. Drake will be counting on 6-foot-7 forward Kevin Sams, who transferred from Southeastern (La.) Junior College.
SPORTS
May 22, 1991 | DANA HADDAD
Jeff Matranga pitched for U.S. International's baseball team this spring. There were not a lot of rewards in that. USIU finished 16-44, and Matranga characterized the Gulls as some sort of traveling tryout squad. He said the players were more concerned with showcasing themselves, hoping to get picked up on scholarship for next year. Who can blame them? USIU's is a condemned program--a victim of budget cuts--and the 1991 season was more of a barnstorming tour than anything else.
SPORTS
May 9, 1991 | MARTIN HENDERSON
Here's why they play the game: San Diego State on Wednesday entered the NCAA women's tennis championships at Stanford ranked 18th in the nation. Its opponent was No. 14 Tennessee. SDSU ended up beating the higher-ranked Volunteers. In fact, the match didn't even get so far as the doubles court. SDSU won it in singles, 5-1. But the match was closer than the final team score indicates. Four of the singles matches went three sets and tie-breakers were needed in four sets. SDSU's winners were: No.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|