February 26, 2004
The UC Irvine men's basketball team, just two games out of fourth place in the Big West Conference, hopes to make a final push in the standings, beginning tonight at 7:05 p.m. against visiting Idaho. The Anteaters (10-14, 5-9 in the Big West) enter this week's action tied for sixth place with Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside. Cal State Northridge (7-8 in conference), and UC Santa Barbara (7-7) are still within reach Idaho (12-13, 8-7), has won six of its last seven conference games to rise to third place, behind co-leaders Utah State and University of the Pacific, both 14-1 against conference foes.
December 9, 2001
Amara Aguilar Some people say losing is just plain losing, no matter what the circumstances. But when a game is close, being defeated is just a little bit harder to take. There are what ifs flying through players' and coaches' minds. There is only one thing to do after losing a heartbreaker. Figure out what went wrong and fix it. That should be the aim of the UC Irvine women's basketball team. The Anteaters (1-5) suffered their third overtime loss of the season on Saturday at the Bren Events Center.
April 5, 2002
West honors UC Irvine Tennis Center - UC Irvine junior Sean O'Connor and senior Jonni Seymour have been named Big West Conference Players of the Week in men's and women's tennis, respectively. O'Connor earned a 2-1 record at No. 1 singles and a 2-1 record at No. 2 doubles in the 23rd Annual UCI Anteater Classic last week. Both his singles and doubles wins came against Southern Mississippi and Southwest Missouri State. O'Connor is one of only two Big West athletes to earn the men's tennis Player of the Week honor twice this year and now owns an 11-6 overall singles record and is 4-1 at the top of the lineup since being moved up March 14. The Anteater men have garnered the award a Big West-high four times this year, including the last three weeks in a row. Seymour tallied a 3-0 singles and doubles record at the top of the lineup to win championships in last week's Fifth Annual UCI Spring Invitational.
July 7, 2003
Steve Virgen Eddie Johnson's quest to break into the NFL as a punter will begin July 25. He could be signed as a Minnesota Viking or become a free agent. That will be determined during training camp. The make-or-break situation is not uncharted territory for Johnson, a former standout punter at Newport Harbor High and Orange Coast College. Seemingly, he is battle-tested to overcome challenges. There were obstacles he had to surpass to reach levels as the best punter in OCC history, a two-time All-American at Idaho State University and the sixth-round selection by the Vikings in the 2003 NFL Draft.
January 28, 2003
Barry Faulkner Costa Mesa High senior Keola Asuega, who firmly imprinted his name into the Newport-Mesa football record book, said Monday he has verbally committed to continue his career at Idaho State University. Now 6-foot, 210-pounds, Asuega set a Newport-Mesa record with 49 career touchdowns and his 3,932 rushing yards rank No. 2 in Newport-Mesa annals. But, he said, he will likely shift to safety with the Division I-AA Bengals, who won the recruiting battle with Montana State.
February 6, 2001
COSTA MESA - Orange Coast College sophomore Eddie Johnson, an All-Mission Conference punter, said Monday he has verbally committed to continue his football and academic career at Idaho State. Johnson, an All-CIF standout and three-time All-Newport-Mesa District selection at Newport Harbor High, may sign a national letter of intent Wednesday, the first day of the signing period. He visited Pocatello last weekend, after making previous recruiting visits to Portland and Arkansas State.
August 13, 2009
BY BARRY FAULKNER The UC Irvine men’s basketball program has added 35 years of coaching experience to its bench in the person of newly hired assistant Doug Oliver. Oliver, 57, the lead assistant at Stanford for two seasons under former Cardinal head man Trent Johnson, is also a former head coach at Idaho State. Oliver replaces Tod Murphy, UCI’s No. 2 all-time scorer who left after six seasons on Coach Pat Douglass’ staff to become head coach at Gordon College, a Division III school in Massachusetts.
November 21, 2002
Eddie Johnson, a former Newport Harbor High and Orange Coast College standout, broke an NCAA Division I-AA record by averaging 61.5 yards per punt to help Idaho State record a 24-14 victory over Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Saturday. Johnson averaged 61.5 yards per kick on punts of 80, 51, 49, 52, 67, and 70 yards (6 for 369) and broke the record for punting average in a game formerly shared by Harold Alexander of Appalachian St. (1992) and Jody Farmer of Montana (1988)
March 27, 2002
UCI TENNIS STADIUM - UC Irvine Senior Jonni Seymour and freshman teammate Hui Leow each won in singles and doubles Sunday to key a 6-1 nonconference women's tennis victory over visiting Idaho State. The Anteaters (11-6), ranked No. 79 in the nation, entertained Idaho State while enjoying a bye in their fifth annual Spring Invitational, which began Sunday. Seymour defeated Irene Kakulia, 6-1, 6-4, in singles, while Leow was a 6-3, 6-2 singles winner over Kristina Arutjunova.
July 27, 2004
Two former Cal State Fullerton Titans are the final two additions to the UC Irvine baseball coaching staff, announced by Anteaters' head coach Dave Serrano on Monday. Sergio Brown and Chad Baum reunite with Serrano, who was hired by UCI earlier this month to replace former head man John Savage, who took the head coaching position at UCLA. Serrano served as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Cal State Fullerton the past eight years. Brown, who will work with the infielders and be in charge of recruiting, joins UCI after serving as Fullerton's director of baseball operations for two years (2001-'03)