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By Andy Knobel and Andy Knobel,SUN STAFF | December 3, 2000
Notre Dame Stadium usher Victor Couch, 86, gives new meaning to the term "longtime employee." Couch was first hired by Knute Rockne at the age of 12 to be an usher at football games in 1926 at Cartier Field. Yes, Knute Rockne. When Notre Dame Stadium was built in 1930, the powers-that-be determined that Couch was not old enough. He was put on the wait list. For 11 years. Finally, in 1941, Couch was hired as a stadium usher. He has been on staff since then and has more than made up for lost time.
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By Ira Berkow and Ira Berkow,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 3, 2002
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - In the most famous college administration building in the world, under that shimmering golden dome, may be found the president with the nation's most famous college football program. In Room 400, behind a modest desk and surrounded by books, sits the white-haired, 60-year-old Rev. Edward A. Malloy. In this room is also where the buck now stops in regard to all academic and extracurricular matters, including the Notre Dame staple, football. It wasn't always this way, but it is Malloy who will ultimately bear responsibility for the newest, headlined hire, Tyrone Willingham.
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November 26, 1990
Curley Hallman of the University of Southern Mississippi will be named head football coach at LSU, possibly tomorrow, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported yesterday.Hallman and LSU athletic director Joe Dean apparently agreed to terms over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to the Times-Picayune.After LSU's season-ending victory Saturday over Tulane, Dean refused to discuss his search for Mike Archer's replacement. Archer resigned Nov. 15 after four years at LSU.But later Saturday night, Hallman said that an offer from LSU "would be hard to turn down.
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By Andy Knobel and Andy Knobel,SUN STAFF | December 3, 2000
Notre Dame Stadium usher Victor Couch, 86, gives new meaning to "longtime employee." Couch was first hired by Knute Rockne at the age of 12 to be an usher at football games in 1926 at Cartier Field. Yes, Knute Rockne. When Notre Dame Stadium was built in 1930, the powers-that-be determined that Couch was not old enough. He was put on the wait list. For 11 years. Finally, in 1941, Couch was hired as a stadium usher. He has been on staff since then and has more than made up for lost time.
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By Ira Berkow and Ira Berkow,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 3, 2002
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - In the most famous college administration building in the world, under that shimmering golden dome, may be found the president with the nation's most famous college football program. In Room 400, behind a modest desk and surrounded by books, sits the white-haired, 60-year-old Rev. Edward A. Malloy. In this room is also where the buck now stops in regard to all academic and extracurricular matters, including the Notre Dame staple, football. It wasn't always this way, but it is Malloy who will ultimately bear responsibility for the newest, headlined hire, Tyrone Willingham.
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By SUN STAFF | September 22, 2002
Many might guess Amos Alonzo Stagg, Knute Rockne or Pop Warner. But they were famous coaches. The American game's originator, and there's no argument over the point, was Walter Camp. * Camp, an early rugby player at Yale University, is credited with Americanizing the English game in 1879 while still in college. He later helped found the National College Athletic Association and was on every football rules committee through 1911. He died in 1925. * Rules he persuaded others to use included starting plays from a stationary scrimmage line, snapping the ball from a center, having four downs to advance the ball or yield it, having set plays, and limiting teams to 11 players on the field.
SPORTS
January 8, 1990
According to the New York Daily News, Jim Valvano, who exited N.C. State under fire, and now does double-duty with ABC and ESPN, is already getting antsy and will leave TV if he connects with a college or NBA gig.Valvano admits he already misses running his own team. "The high of broadcasting a good game is not the same as winning when you are coaching," Valvano said. "I miss the locker room. I do the same preparation [for TV] as I did as a coach but now it's not my team."I miss giving the Knute Rockne pep talk, I miss getting those pre-game nerves and I really miss the one-on-one; you know, my team against your team.
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April 8, 1996
William T. Dawson,69, a real estate developer and former banker and teen actor, died of cancer April 1 in Los Angeles. Mr. Dawson founded the Dawson Development Co. of Seal Beach in 1969 and launched a $100 million development of condominiums, a shopping center and docks at Long Beach Marina. In the 1940s, he had roles in "Knute Rockne -- All American," "Remember the Day," "A Dispatch from Reuters," "The Major and the Minor" and "Lady in the Dark."William G. Schofield,86, founder of the Freedom Trail and a retired newspaper editor, died April 1 in Boston.
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February 1, 2008
ROBERT M. BALL, 93 Social security commissioner Robert M. Ball, a former Social Security commissioner considered by many as its chief defender and the father of Medicare, has died. Mr. Ball's death Tuesday was announced by the National Academy of Social Insurance in Washington, which he founded in 1986. No cause was given. Mr. Ball first worked as a Social Security field assistant in New Jersey in 1939. Appointed commissioner of Social Security by President John F. Kennedy in 1962, he stayed on as commissioner until his retirement in 1973.
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October 2, 1991
E.E. "Rip" Miller, the last surviving member of the University of Notre Dame's famed Seven Mules and Four Horsemen of the 1924 championship team, died early yesterday at Ginger Cove in Annapolis, where he had lived for the past five years. He was 90.Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Naval Academy Chapel.Miller, a native of Canton, Ohio, was a leader in Naval Academy athletics for nearly five decades, as an assistant football coach, head football coach and then assistant director of athletics for 26 years.
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November 26, 1990
Curley Hallman of the University of Southern Mississippi will be named head football coach at LSU, possibly tomorrow, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported yesterday.Hallman and LSU athletic director Joe Dean apparently agreed to terms over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to the Times-Picayune.After LSU's season-ending victory Saturday over Tulane, Dean refused to discuss his search for Mike Archer's replacement. Archer resigned Nov. 15 after four years at LSU.But later Saturday night, Hallman said that an offer from LSU "would be hard to turn down.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | January 6, 2001
It's been said that John Steadman, the legendary Baltimore sports columnist who died this week, was one of the rubber chicken circuit's most devoted and beloved participants whose appearances before various groups probably equaled that of Brooks Robinson. It was a point of pride that if a veterans or church group, nursing home seniors, sports fans or students requested an appearance, Steadman showed up. There was never any talk of a speaker's fee, either. It's also been said that he's probably seen more church basements, auditoriums, nursing homes, retirement communities and schools than an insurance inspector.
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