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August 15, 2001
Steve Virgen COSTA MESA - Martin Janzon, a former Orange Coast College standout linebacker, received hope in his quest to be reinstated by the NCAA when he joined the USC football team for practice Monday. He was cleared to practice, but not officially reinstated to play for the Trojans this season. Published reports Monday indicated Janzon was cleared by the NCAA to play this season. But USC Sports Information Director Tim Tessalone confirmed Janzon was cleared to practice while the NCAA continues to review his eligibility.
NEWS
June 16, 2001
Steve Virgen COSTA MESA - Martin Janzon, a star linebacker for the Orange Coast College football team last fall, will not play at USC as he intended, because he does not meet NCAA Division I eligibility requirements. NCAA rules state that club/team sports played for a season after an athlete's 21st birthday are considered one Division I playing year, USC Sports Information Director Tim Tessalone said. Janzon, 25, who earned JC All-American status and was a first-team all-conference player last season, began his "eligibility clock" when he played club football in Sweden.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rebecca Lightfoot | January 2, 2014
Newport Beach Public Library welcomes football fans from Florida State and Auburn who are in town for Monday's Bowl Championship Series game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Whether you are going to the game or gathering around a flat screen, the library invites you to brush up on your knowledge of college football before breaking out the chips and dip with some of the great resources we have in our collection. "Fields of Honor: The Golden Age of College Football and the Men Who Created It" by Sally Pont is a great place to start.
FEATURES
May 21, 2007
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is scheduled to welcome college football legend Lou Holtz to its 20th annual Circle 1000 Founders' Brunch Monday at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel and Spa. The former Notre Dame football coach, who now works as an ESPN college football analyst, is scheduled to speak about his wife's battle with squamous cell throat cancer. She is a 10-year survivor. The Circle 1000 Founders' Brunch hosts its one event per year as a way for people to donate directly to the Hoag Cancer Center without having to belong to committees or attend meetings.
SPORTS
May 22, 2006
COACHES WILL VOTE ON RONNIE LOTT TROPHY The Master Football Coaches organization has signed a contract with Newport Beach's Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation to be the exclusive voters for the Ronnie Lott Trophy. The trophy is given annually to the top defensive player in college football, rewarding integrity, maturity, performance, academics, community and tenacity. The Master Football Coaches is a group of 17 current and former college coaches. The distinguished list includes John Cooper, Terry Donahue, Vince Dooley, Pat Dye, LaVell Edwards, Hayden Fry, Don James, Frank Kush, Dick MacPherson, Bill Mallory, Don Nehlen, John Ralston, John Robinson, Bo Schembechler, R.C. Slocum, Gene Stallings and George Welsh.
NEWS
July 19, 2004
Steve Virgen The pageantry, the pomp and the purity, that is why Erik Escher loves to watch college football, especially the UCLA Bruins. However, there is an underlying reason why Escher enjoys college football and the Bruins so much. He used to play for the blue and gold. "I love college football, and especially UCLA football," said Escher, a former Newport Harbor High standout. "I'll watch any college football game. " Escher can identify with the college game.
NEWS
June 15, 2000
Richard Dunn Along with being the silver anniversary Mr. Irrelevant honoree, Northwestern State (La.) free safety Michael Green will become the 22nd player to receive the coveted Lowsman Trophy, an award at the opposite end of the college football spectrum from its more famous counterpart. Highlighting the zany, weeklong celebration of the last man picked in the NFL draft, a.k.a. Irrelevant Week, is the All-Star Sports Banquet and Lowsman Trophy presentation to Mr. Irrelevant XXV on June 21 at the Newport Beach Marriott.
SPORTS
By By Barry Faulkner | November 3, 2005
OCC football's hawaiian connection featureHawaiians, in increasing numbers, are drawn to OCC to pursue their football dreams.For a significant portion of the Orange Coast College football team, paradise wasn't good enough. With no community college football and an often inadequate recruiting pipeline to four-year schools, high school football players in Hawaii are often faced with a stark reality about their future in the sport. "At home, it's pretty much the University of Hawaii or nothing," said Hoku Van Den Handle, one of 10 Hawaiian imports competing for the Pirates.
NEWS
June 23, 2001
Richard Dunn NEWPORT BEACH - College football was never a consideration for Mr. Irrelevant XXVI, Tevita Ofahengaue. Now, the former BYU tight end has something on Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick, the overall No. 1 selection in this year's NFL draft. "I feel bad for Michael Vick. He got a lot of money (a six-year, $62 million contract), but he can't buy this," Ofahengaue said, referring to Irrelevant Week, which concluded Friday with the Survivor Challenge at the Palace Park in Irvine.
NEWS
January 9, 2010
Alabama defeated Texas, 37-21, in Thursday night’s Bowl Championship Series title game at the Rose Bowl. As we see it, the nation’s No. 1- and No. 2-ranked college football teams both came out champions for choosing Newport-Mesa as their gateway to Southern California. By the hundreds, if not thousands, the two teams and their legions of support staff, alumni and fans descended on the area in the first week of 2010, splashing Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and UC Irvine in hues of crimson and burnt orange and giving the area’s economy a welcome boost to open the new year.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Rebecca Lightfoot | January 2, 2014
Newport Beach Public Library welcomes football fans from Florida State and Auburn who are in town for Monday's Bowl Championship Series game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Whether you are going to the game or gathering around a flat screen, the library invites you to brush up on your knowledge of college football before breaking out the chips and dip with some of the great resources we have in our collection. "Fields of Honor: The Golden Age of College Football and the Men Who Created It" by Sally Pont is a great place to start.
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SPORTS
By David Carrillo PeƱaloza | December 18, 2013
Costa Mesa High senior standout Oronde Crenshaw said on Wednesday that he has verbally committed to play football at Arizona State University, but he is also weighing other options. "[I'm] still wanting more offers to come so I can decide on what's best for me and my family," said Crenshaw, adding that he has drawn serious interest from Missouri, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Colorado State, Army and Azusa Pacific. "But ASU is big for my family, especially my mom [Lilia] because she loves the Arizona atmosphere and how nice everyone is out there.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | June 27, 2013
Janice Maran graduated from Stockton's Amos Alonzo Stagg High in 1969. At the time, she had no way of knowing that she would, in another sport, eclipse many of the achievements earned by one of college football's most influential coaches, despite coaching 23 fewer seasons than Stagg. Stagg coached 59 seasons at the University of Chicago, Pacific and Springfield, and was in on many of the game's innovations, including being a notable contributor to the development of the forward pass.
SPORTS
By Joe Haakenson, Special to the Daily Pilot | July 14, 2012
Kevin Brown, a University High football player, recently was selected to be a part of the NFL's mentoring program, an opportunity exclusive to just four high school football players in the nation this year. Brown initially was nominated for the program by his coach, Mark Cunningham, and he was later selected after each player submitted an essay. "I wrote about how a Hall of Famer could change my future, how he could help me become a better leader and support my team," said Brown, who is getting ready for his senior season at Uni. "And, how we could help me out in all areas of my life.
SPORTS
By Leigh Steinberg | November 12, 2011
Watching the Penn State students tear up their campus in support of football coach Joe Paterno was a shocking sight this week. College is supposed to be an incubator of ethics and values. The students evinced no concern for the fact their campus facilities were used for the raping of young boys by Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant coach who kept an office on the campus and hung around the football team. They could have cared less that their university and athletic administration covered up the crimes.
SPORTS
November 4, 2011
Orange Coast (3-5, 1-2) vs. Golden West (4-4, 2-1) When/where: Saturday, 6 p.m., at Orange Coast Key Pirates: Fr. RB Domenic Betts (1,351 yards, 16 TDs rushing); So. C Alec Davis; Fr. OLB Aaron Jones (65 tackles); So. S Derrick Romo (40 tackles, three INTs). Key Rustlers: So. QB Raymond Huizar (1,727 yards, 16 TDs passing); So. LB Chris Fiscus (45 tackles, three INTs); So. WR Andrew Williams (30 catches, 442 yards, two TDs); So. WR Jared Cohen (29 catches, 350 yards, eight TDs)
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen, steve.virgen@latimes.com | December 14, 2010
Who is Damon Dunn? Have you ever heard of him? At the Pacific Club in Newport Beach, he could be described as unassuming. In a room full of doctors, lawyers, retired millionaires and former professional football players, Dunn didn't really seem to stick out. Back when he was a kid on his farm in Fort Worth, Texas, he never thought he would be in this room. He was the keynote speaker Sunday night for the Ronnie Lott IMPACT Trophy annual event. John Hamilton, the Pacific Club president and a Newport Beach resident, was thrilled to land Dunn as the speaker.
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