June 18, 2012
After 12 years as UC Irvine executive vice chancellor and provost, Michael R. Gottfredson is moving on to the University of Oregon. The much-lauded leader will take over as president there Aug. 1. Gottfredson is credited with helping to establish new schools in law and computer science as well as new programs in statistics and public policy and launching majors in public health and business. At UCI, Gottfredson was responsible for planning and budgeting including managing $90 million in state funding cuts since 2007-2008.
November 20, 2008
When: Tonight, 7:05 p.m. Where: UCI’s Bren Events Center Key Anteaters: Jr. G Darren Moore (14.5 points per game); Fr. F Eric Wise (11.5 ppg); Jr. C Zack Atkinson (5.5 ppg, 5.5 rebounds per game). Key Ducks: So. G LeKendric Longmire (16.5 ppg); Fr. C Michael Dunigan (14 ppg); Jr. G Tajuan Porter (11 ppg). Breakdown: The Anteaters (0-2) are looking for their first win against a Ducks contingent that has struggled in a 1-1 start ... Oregon won its season opener, 66-64, over Northern Colorado, before falling, 82-79, to Oakland of Michigan Monday in overtime ... Ducks Coach Ernie Kent, in his 12th season, is looking for career win No. 213 at Oregon, which would give him the school career record ... UCI is 10-29 all-time against Pac-10 foes, including a season-opening loss Saturday at USC ... UCI’s last win over a Pac-10 team was in 2005 at Stanford ... Wise had 19 points and six rebounds Wednesday.
November 14, 2006
EUGENE, Ore. — Junior guard Jessica Richter scored 30 points to lead the Vanguard University women's basketball team to a 64-60 exhibition victory over the Univeristy of Oregon Monday night in front of 2,651 at McArthur Court. Richter made 10 of 19 field-goal attempts, including three of six from three-point range, and was seven of 12 from the free-throw line to propel the top-ranked team in NAIA Division I to a surprising win over the Pac-10 squad. Vanguard senior Kelly Schmidt added 19 points, including seven of seven from the foul line, to help the Lions prevail.
August 23, 2007
UC Irvine baseball coach Dave Serrano said Wednesday he will not leave the school for a similar job at the University of Oregon. Serrano, named 2007 National Coach of the Year after leading UCI to the College World Series in his third season at the helm, said remaining loyal to UCI was the primary factor in his decision. “I’m staying at UC Irvine,” Serrano said from Las Vegas, where he is vacationing. Serrano said Friday he had agreed to visit the Oregon campus to discuss specifics of the job. But his trip, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, was postponed by Oregon officials after it was announced Monday that Nike founder Phil Knight was donating $100 million to the school’s athletic department.
May 23, 2012
Several Pacific 12 Conference football programs are looking at Corona del Mar High junior standout defensive end Tim Reinhardt, Reinhardt's father, Bill, said in an email on Wednesday. Bill said the schools interested in Reinhardt, a 6-foot-4, 235-pounder, who can also play tight end, are Arizona, Arizona State, Utah, Washington, Washington State, Colorado, USC and Oregon. Other schools following Reinhardt are San Diego State, University of San Diego, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada and UC Davis, Bill said.
November 21, 2008
IRVINE — UC Irvine still has not beaten Oregon in five men’s basketball meetings between the two programs, the latest an 84-77 nonconference Ducks’ triumph before 4,206 Friday at the Bren Events Center. But Anteater fans can no longer say they have yet to see what all the fuss was about when Kevin Bland was recruited after being named the state community college Co-Player of the Year out of Delta College in Stockton in 2006. Bland, a 6-foot-8 forward, averaged 5.8 points and fouled out 10 times in 34 games as a junior last season.
August 10, 2006
When you shoot seven-under-par 63 on the first day of a two-day amateur tournament, you're probably going to come out the next day pretty relaxed. When University of Oregon golfer Joey Benedetti performed the feat on Saturday to earn a two-stroke lead at the Costa Mesa Country Club, it made Sunday a lot easier. Benedetti, who will be a junior at Oregon this fall, played steady golf on Sunday on the par-72 Los Lagos course, carding a two-under 70 to post a two-day score of nine-under 133. It was good enough to win the championship flight of the Costa Mesa City Golf Championships.
February 28, 2011
Molly Muntzel Smith, age, 80, of Newport Beach, CA, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2011. Molly was a native of Portland, Oregon, where she graduated from Grant High School. She earned her Bachelor of Allied Arts in 1952 from University of Oregon, where she studied art. She was an enthusiastic member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and was crowned Queen of Homecoming at the University in 1951. After graduation, she moved to San Francisco, California, where she was introduced to her future husband, Walker Smith, Jr., of Pasadena, California.
July 31, 2012
South Coast Repertory has hired a new public relations director, the Costa Mesa-based theater company announced last week. Tania Thompson began her new post July 19, according to a news release. Thompson takes over for Soyia Ellison, who left to work for Habitat for Humanity in Georgia. Previously, Thompson was media relations director for the University of Idaho, according to the release. The Oregon native has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Oregon.