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March 18, 1992 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When it was all over, after he had stolen the final Manhattan pass, dashed upcourt like Barry Sanders, and hurled the ball to the Knickerbocker Arena rafters, Randy Woods did something unusual. He smiled. To see the La Salle guard smile on a basketball court is as rare as seeing him pass up an open jumper. During a game, he is a stone-faced, super-serious, trash-talking package of intensity. But this smile was much more than a celebration of the Explorers' Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship last week and the automatic NCAA berth that went with it. It was for those who doubted whether he would last one year at La Salle, never mind make it through three seasons to become an NBA prospect.
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January 30, 1991 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
Randy Woods stands at the foul line, stonefaced. There are 36 seconds until La Salle's victory over Niagara becomes official. A few loud souls in the tiny crowd at the Niagara Falls Convention Center are riding Woods, firmly but without malice. They had endured nearly 40 minutes of Randy Woods and their frustration was evident. They had watched Woods talk loudly to himself, his teammates, his opponents, sometimes to the referees. They saw him turn easy shots into hard ones and convert others that had seemed impossible.
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October 24, 1992 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Randy Woods had no idea he'd be making his first pro start last night. Not until Los Angeles Clippers coach Larry Brown went over the matchups in the pregame meeting. Not until Brown said, 'Randy, you've got (Jeff) Hornacek.' "My heart dropped," said Woods, the Clippers' first-round draft choice from La Salle University and Ben Franklin High. "I had been preparing so hard, but I didn't know this was coming. "(Teammate) Danny Manning grabbed me before we went out on the floor and said, 'After the first turnover, you'll settle down,' " Woods said after the Clippers turned back the 76ers last night, 121-100.
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April 25, 1988 | By TED SILARY, Daily News Sports Writer
If Randy Woods had played any better during the basketball postseason, people would be discussing his chances of surfacing as an NBA lottery pick rather than his shot at receiving a Division I scholarship. Sure, that's an exaggeration. But if someone tells you that Woods, a 5-11 guard (lead or wing, whatever you need) from Ben Franklin, has burned white- hot on the all-star circuit, the person's nose won't grow. Saturday at Temple's McGonigle Hall, Randy Woods did the - ho, hum - commonplace and collected MVP honors as his City team edged the Suburbs, 125-124, in the first Pepsi-Sonny Hill Schoolboy Classic.
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March 19, 2013
NEW YORK - We caught up with CBS broadcaster Bill Raftery, a La Salle grad, at the Big East Tournament last week: On the possibility of the Explorers getting in: "Well, you know, the 'L Train' [Lionel Simmons] was the last time [1990]. " When told no, that it was 1992, he picked right up. "OK, Randy Woods. There's been so many good players, so many good years, you know. Unfortunately, there's a separation of success. So it would mean a lot. The job John's [Giannini] done over the years, what he's put into that community, we're all so proud of him. I've been watching them.
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March 22, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
SPEEDY MORRIS picked up the phone on Sunday after learning La Salle had made the NCAA Tournament and left a message for Explorers head coach John Giannini. "I called John to wish him well," Morris said Thursday evening. "I told him he didn't have to call me back because I knew he'd be a little busy. " Morris can speak from experience. He was La Salle's coach the last time the Explorers made NCAA Tournament. That was in March of 1992, when La Salle was a No. 13 seed. Morris' Explorers, led by Randy Woods, lost to Seton Hall, 78-76, in the first round.
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May 29, 1992 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
How valuable, really, is Randy Woods? The La Salle University guard is just beginning to find out. Woods, who has hired agent Keith Glass, is believed to have been visiting with the Minnesota Timberwolves yesterday, and has been invited to visit with the Los Angeles Clippers and the Portland Trail Blazers. A source in Minneapolis said Woods was among four collegians visiting, joining Oklahoma guard Brent Price, Texas Christian center Reggie Smith and Houston forward Craig Upchurch.
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July 17, 1992 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
In a way, the constraints of the NBA's salary cap helped ease the way for Randy Woods to obtain his first professional contract. The former La Salle University star guard yesterday agreed to the terms of a package that guarantees him $4 million over five seasons and includes a sixth season with some sort of buyout clause. The Clippers selected the 5-11 Woods at No. 16 in the first round of last month's draft. He left Philadelphia yesterday to join the Clippers in Salt Lake City, where they are holding their summer camp for rookies, free agents and selected veterans.
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June 21, 1992 | By Mike Bruton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This hard-driving, 6-foot, 185-pound point guard crushed opponents at a rate of 27.3 points per game during his recently completed senior year. Yet there are many who say that there isn't enough Grey Poupon in the world to cover the animated scoring machine - this hot dog - from La Salle University. He led the Explorers to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title and a berth in the 1992 NCAA tournament this past season, graduated from La Salle with his class this spring, and has been interviewed by four NBA teams that may have a uniform in his size.
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January 19, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
A quarter of a century after one of the most successful seasons in La Salle basketball history, Lionel Simmons can't rid his mind of the few blemishes. La Salle's 1989-90 team was honored during the Explorers' 60-49 win over Fordham on Saturday at Tom Gola Arena. This is the 25th anniversary of the team that went 30-2 and beat Southern Mississippi in a first-round NCAA tournament game before losing to Clemson. It was the third consecutive year that La Salle qualified for the NCAA tournament and one in which Simmons earned several national player of the year awards.
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March 11, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
NEW YORK - La Salle has been playing in the Atlantic 10 since 1995-96. During that time, the Explorers have won more than one game in the conference tournament exactly once. That was in 2002, the first of coach Billy Hahn's three seasons, when they beat Fordham and Temple at the Spectrum before getting sent home by Richmond in the semifinals. Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, in the last of the four second-round matchups, the Explorers had an opportunity to do it again, three years after they'd won three NCAA games in five days.
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January 19, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
A quarter of a century after one of the most successful seasons in La Salle basketball history, Lionel Simmons can't rid his mind of the few blemishes. La Salle's 1989-90 team was honored during the Explorers' 60-49 win over Fordham on Saturday at Tom Gola Arena. This is the 25th anniversary of the team that went 30-2 and beat Southern Mississippi in a first-round NCAA tournament game before losing to Clemson. It was the third consecutive year that La Salle qualified for the NCAA tournament and one in which Simmons earned several national player of the year awards.
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January 15, 2015 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
NOT EXACTLY sure where the time went, but Saturday at Gola Arena, La Salle will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the team that won more games than any in school history. The top four scorers from the 1989-90 team combined to score 8,516 career points and are ranked first, 10th, 12th and 16th in school history. The top scorer, Lionel Simmons, scored 3,217 points. Only two players in college basketball history have scored more. I caught a ride on the L-Train late in Lionel's freshman year and never got off. I was just learning about Philadelphia basketball and what a classroom that was - with head coach Speedy Morris, assistants Joe Mihalich, Fran Dunphy for a while, Randy Monroe, Rich Prendergast, Sam Rines, players Simmons, Doug Overton, Randy Woods, Jack Hurd, Bobby Johnson, Bron Holland, Keith Morris, Tim Legler, Craig Conlin and Rich Tarr, head managers Mike Watkins and then Michael "Gus" Carr.
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March 22, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
SPEEDY MORRIS picked up the phone on Sunday after learning La Salle had made the NCAA Tournament and left a message for Explorers head coach John Giannini. "I called John to wish him well," Morris said Thursday evening. "I told him he didn't have to call me back because I knew he'd be a little busy. " Morris can speak from experience. He was La Salle's coach the last time the Explorers made NCAA Tournament. That was in March of 1992, when La Salle was a No. 13 seed. Morris' Explorers, led by Randy Woods, lost to Seton Hall, 78-76, in the first round.
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March 19, 2013
NEW YORK - We caught up with CBS broadcaster Bill Raftery, a La Salle grad, at the Big East Tournament last week: On the possibility of the Explorers getting in: "Well, you know, the 'L Train' [Lionel Simmons] was the last time [1990]. " When told no, that it was 1992, he picked right up. "OK, Randy Woods. There's been so many good players, so many good years, you know. Unfortunately, there's a separation of success. So it would mean a lot. The job John's [Giannini] done over the years, what he's put into that community, we're all so proud of him. I've been watching them.
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March 18, 2013 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
WHEN John Giannini was coaching at Maine, he watched Saint Joseph's, circa 2002-04, smash bigger opponents with its three- and sometimes four-guard lineup. When he got to La Salle in the summer of 2004, he got an up-close look at Villanova's four-guard lineup from 2004-06 that routinely trashed teams. "We built the program three times," Giannini said. "The first time with the players that we were fortunate to inherit. Then, we went with a big, long interchangeable team and it worked.
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April 17, 2011
Randy Wood, 94, the founder of Dot Records who helped introduce black rhythm-and-blues to white audiences in the early rock era, died April 9 at his La Jolla, Calif., home from injuries he suffered in a fall down stairs. Dot grew out of a record shop that Mr. Wood owned in Tennessee. In the 1950s, Mr. Wood made white covers of songs by Fats Domino and other musicians whose so-called race records were hits in the black community but largely unknown to whites. Pat Boone said that Mr. Wood picked out all of his early hits.
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April 15, 2011 | Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - The founder of Dot Records, who helped introduce black rhythm-and-blues to white audiences in the early rock era, has died in California. Randy Wood was 94. His son, John, told the Los Angeles Times that Wood died on Saturday at his La Jolla home from injuries he suffered in a fall. Dot Records grew out of a record shop that Wood owned in Tennessee. In the 1950s, when black music couldn't get radio play, Wood made white covers of songs by Fats Domino and other musicians whose "race records" were hits in the black community but largely unknown to whites.
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July 2, 1999 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Rodney Rogers has vaulted to the top of the 76ers' list of prospective major free agent additions. That became obvious yesterday when the 6-7 Rogers, who has spent the last four seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers, visited with coach Larry Brown, general manager Billy King and members of the Sixers' staff. "They're interested enough to bring him in at their first opportunity," said Bill Strickland, the agent for Rogers. "Whether their interest is any more or any less than 10 other teams is hard to say. I'm sure he will visit some of those teams.
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October 4, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
Controversial Dennis Rodman, who was traded by the San Antonio Spurs to the Bulls for backup center Will Perdue Monday, said if he decides to play in Chicago, it has nothing to do with wanting to play with certain star players. And another thing. He wants to wear jersey No. 91. "Chicago is cold as hell. " said Rodman in a radio interview. "If I decide to go there, it's not because of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen or anything like that. That don't mean nothing. I don't bow down to any man, whoever they are or what stature they have.
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