January 9, 1999 |
Andy Katzenmoyer's junior season was not as good as his sophomore one, but it was good enough to convince him he's ready for the NFL. The first freshman to start at linebacker for Ohio State will skip his senior season and be available for the NFL draft, the school said Friday. Defensive coordinator Fred Pagac said Katzenmoyer told him that he notified the NFL of his decision. Friday was the deadline for underclassmen to declare.
November 5, 1996 |
The fun is back for the Azusa Pacific football program. With a second-year coach and the maturation of some of his prized recruits, there was optimism at the start of the season. A second-game victory over NCAA Division III power La Verne really got the school's hopes up. Then, by beating Chico State two weeks ago, the Cougars assured themselves of their first winning season since 1990.
December 13, 1994 |
Three-time Olympic champion Alberto Tomba, off to his best start since the 1987-88 season, scored his second consecutive slalom victory Monday at Sestriere, Italy, in the first World Cup race run under lights. The Italian superstar clocked the fastest time in both runs, down the icy Kandahar course, for a winning combined time of 1 minute 53.61 seconds. Tomba defeated Thomas Fogdoe of Sweden by six-hundredths of a second.
November 26, 1999 |
Dreamers, like dreams, come in all sizes. Caleb Willis is the compact kind. At 5 feet 8 and 160 pounds, Willis aspired to play NCAA Division I football out of Valencia High. And there were at least two schools that were initially interested. "I was recruited by the University of San Diego and by San Jose State," Willis said. "But that fell through." Willis then visited Azusa Pacific, a Christian school with a solid NAIA football tradition, and was smitten.
September 10, 1997 |
It's hallowed ground under discussion at Azusa Pacific, which is not too surprising, since the school is a Christian university. But it's football they are talking about. Mention football at Azusa Pacific and you almost have to mention former running back Christian Okoye. But word this year is, Cougar tailback Elijah Raphael is going to break some of Okoye's records--his season rushing yardage mark in particular. Are people allowed to say such things? Apparently so, but only with due reverence.
December 15, 1994 |
Daylon McCutcheon, a running back and defensive back for Bishop Amat, received the Glenn Davis Award, presented annually by The Times to the top high school player in Southern California. McCutcheon, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound senior who gained 2,447 yards and scored 33 touchdowns, received the award at The Times' San Gabriel Valley awards brunch Sunday at the Pasadena Holiday Inn. The Times' brunch honored the area's top 23 players from more than 50 area schools.