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December 2, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ebony Power list honors Central High School student Bobby Hill was selected as one of Ebony magazine's 2015 Power 100 honorees. The list spotlights "the heroes of the black community. " The 14-year-old breakout star, a soloist with the Keystone State Boychoir, rose to prominence during Pope Francis ' Philadelphia visit when he sang an a cappella version of "Pie Jesu. " Hill's once-in-a-lifetime performance was a last-minute decision, said Steve Fisher , founder and artistic director of the choir.
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April 3, 1989 | By Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
Some of them say, "No comment. " A few other Michigan players remind questioners that they are not Bo Schembechler. But a few other Wolverines yesterday put in a plug for interim coach Steve Fisher being hired as head coach after tonight's championship game against Seton Hall. "I think he's proven himself to us, to the fans, to the public. Maybe even to Mr. Schembechler," Sean Higgins said. "I never heard of an undefeated coach getting fired, did you?" asked Terry Mills.
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April 4, 1989 | By Jere Longman, Inquirer Staff Writer
In this, the Emerald City, Steve Fisher and Michigan have found the most improbable of national championships waiting at the end of the yellow brick road. "I am the happiest man alive," Fisher beamed after last night's 80-79 overtime victory over Seton Hall. "Right now we're national champions, and ain't nobody can say they're gonna be. " Three weeks ago, Fisher was a nameless, faceless Michigan assistant. Bill Frieder handled the X's and O's; Fisher handled the bed checks and the egos.
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October 14, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Steve Fisher said yesterday he was surprised he was fired as Michigan's basketball coach. He said he doesn't believe he did anything wrong, but didn't explain why he was fired. Speaking publicly for the first time since being fired on Friday, Fisher said he honestly answered questions from a Kansas law firm hired by the university to investigate alleged NCAA violations. He criticized the university for not letting him see the results of the study before they were made public on Thursday.
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March 27, 1989 | By Dick Weiss, Daily News Sports Writer
The first time Steve Fisher, Michigan's interim coach, ever cut down a net, there weren't many witnesses. The scene was Chrysler Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich., and the Wolverines' Glen Rice was working on that famous jump shot of his at the end of practice. "He popped one of the strings and I had to take down the old net and put up a new one," Fisher said. "It wasn't very dramatic. " Not when compared to the scene at Rupp Arena Saturday, after Michigan had buried Virginia, 102-65, to win the NCAA Southeast Regional and gain a spot in the Final Four against Ilinois.
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April 1, 1989 | By Jere Longman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three weeks ago, he was just another guy modeling a sports coat on the Michigan bench, one of a thousand of college basketball's clipboard jockeys. But what began with the shocking desertion of coach Bill Frieder two days before the NCAA tournament started has become a wildly joyous and wondrously improbable ride for his assistant and interim successor, Steve Fisher. In four games, Fisher has done what Frieder couldn't do in nine seasons - coax the supremely talented Wolverines into the Final Four.
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March 25, 1989 | By Diane Pucin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Steve Fisher was standing in a corner of Rupp Arena, illuminated by the lights of five television cameras and surrounded by reporters from twice that many newspapers. "Hey," one said, pointing toward Fisher. "Who's that guy over there?" Fisher was the answer. "Who's Fisher?" the reporter asked. Steve Fisher sounds like Mr. Rogers, dresses like an insurance salesman and is a perfect candidate for one of those American Express ads. You know the one - "You don't know me, but . . . " He also has the best winning percentage of any of the eight coaches left in the NCAA basketball tournament (1.000)
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April 3, 1989 | Daily News Wire Services
It still is his team, says Bill Frieder. Tonight still is his night. "You have to understand, I hired Michigan's entire staff," Frieder said yesterday at his Seattle hotel. "I recruited the entire team. " But Frieder will not be on the bench tonight when Michigan meets Seton Hall for the NCAA championship. He will be in the stands at the Kingdome, or maybe in his room at the Sheraton watching television. It was in that room that Frieder saw Terry Mills miss a jumper Saturday night and watched Sean Higgins put the ball back in the basket to beat Illinois, 83-81.
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April 10, 1989 | The Inquirer Staff
Michigan will name interim coach Steve Fisher its new head basketball coach at a news conference today, United Press International reported yesterday. Fisher, who took over the Wolverines a few days before the NCAA tournament when Bill Frieder resigned to take the Arizona State job, led Michigan to the national championship. Fisher, 44, had been an assistant for seven years at Michigan and three at Western Michigan. Michigan athletic director Bo Schembechler would neither confirm nor deny the report.
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October 11, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Questions about Steve Fisher's job as Michigan's coach lingered following a report linking him to a man suspected of giving cash and gifts to Fisher's players. In its bulky report released Thursday, a Kansas law firm hired by the school to investigate the Wolverines' basketball program called into question Fisher's role in arranging complimentary tickets for booster Eddie Martin. Fisher told investigators with the Bond, Schoeneck & King law firm he was responsible for only a few of the 32 complimentary tickets Martin received during a three-year period.
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December 2, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ebony Power list honors Central High School student Bobby Hill was selected as one of Ebony magazine's 2015 Power 100 honorees. The list spotlights "the heroes of the black community. " The 14-year-old breakout star, a soloist with the Keystone State Boychoir, rose to prominence during Pope Francis ' Philadelphia visit when he sang an a cappella version of "Pie Jesu. " Hill's once-in-a-lifetime performance was a last-minute decision, said Steve Fisher , founder and artistic director of the choir.
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October 12, 2015 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
BOBBY HILL, 14, the boy soprano who sang Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Pie Jesu" for Pope Francis on the parkway, is one of 600 children who find their voices in Commonwealth Youthchoirs, housed in the First Presbyterian Church in Germantown. Many of the boys and girls, grades pre-K through 12, come from underserved Philadelphia public schools, where music programs were early casualties of threadbare budgets. But in Commonwealth Youthchoirs' four programs, they learn to sing as joyfully as Bobby did when he charmed the pope and millions watching in person and on TV. Steve Fisher, choir director of the Keystone State Boychoir, where Bobby sings, said he almost panicked at the papal concert - not because of Bobby, who nailed his solo, but because of the rock Bobby gave the pope afterward.
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March 22, 2013 | BY ALEX LEE, For the Daily News
STEVE FISHER was angry. Early in the week, a national newspaper had pegged seventh-seeded San Diego State as a team without the staying power necessary to make a run this March. Paper in hand, Fisher then looked down a line. Right below his Aztecs were their Friday night opponents - 10th-seeded Oklahoma - who they face at the Wells Fargo Center late Friday night. It is only fitting. In a South Region that includes sidelines giants Bill Self, Roy Williams and Billy Donovan, it is easy to forget that Fisher and his Friday counterpart, Oklahoma's Lon Kruger, possess résumés that most coaches would kill for. They've combined for 903 wins and two Final Fours over seven Division I stops.
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March 11, 2013 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Staff Writer
LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK, N.J. - He surveys the steel traps set meticulously the day before, trudging through knee-deep mud and 12-foot-high grass on the marsh. Evidence in the land and the water suggests he should have been successful. But on this day, at this moment, the muskrats have outsmarted Steve Fisher. And that matters. Because Fisher, 39, doesn't work 12-hour days trapping and skinning simply for fun: During the winter, this is how he provides for his wife and three sons. "Two rats out of a dozen and a half [traps]
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November 9, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Former Michigan men's basketball coach Steve Fisher said he had no knowledge of financial transactions between his players and a former Michigan booster. The university on Thursday punished its men's basketball program after a federal investigation revealed that former booster Ed Martin had given a total of $616,000 to Chris Webber, Robert Traylor, Maurice Taylor and Louis Bullock. The four were never on the same team together, but the seasons in which they played have been forfeited: Webber (1991-93)
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October 21, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Charles Williams and Ruben Patterson, two mainstays on Cincinnati's basketball team, will remain ineligible to play while the NCAA investigates the embattled program. The university declared Williams, Patterson and backup John Carson ineligible yesterday as it released a report that found numerous violations of NCAA rules involving the players, one assistant coach and a team manager. The manager has been fired and assistant coach John Loyer will remain on paid suspension while the NCAA follows up on the 66-page report.
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October 21, 1997 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Steve Fisher, the former Michigan basketball coach, is the front-runner to fill the coaching vacancy at South Alabama. "The job is Fisher's to either accept or turn down," said Mike Nicholson, South Alabama's sports information director. Fisher was fired Oct. 11 after a seven-month investigation by a Kansas law firm concluded that a team booster provided Michigan players with improper benefits and money. Fisher said he had done nothing wrong. Fisher, who led the Wolverines to a national championship in 1989, was 184-82 in eight seasons at Michigan.
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October 14, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Steve Fisher said yesterday he was surprised he was fired as Michigan's basketball coach. He said he doesn't believe he did anything wrong, but didn't explain why he was fired. Speaking publicly for the first time since being fired on Friday, Fisher said he honestly answered questions from a Kansas law firm hired by the university to investigate alleged NCAA violations. He criticized the university for not letting him see the results of the study before they were made public on Thursday.
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October 14, 1997 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Steve Fisher, who was fired as Michigan basketball coach Friday, yesterday criticized the university for not letting him see an outside study of the program before it was made public. Fisher said he also had made the mistake of not being more assertive in defending himself to school officials after the study showed what officials termed minor violations of NCAA rules. Fisher yesterday told reporters that he had remained silent after a Kansas law firm issued the report because the school had asked him to not comment.
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October 13, 1997 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Switzerland's Martina Hingis defeated Wayne's Lisa Raymond, 6-4, 6-2, yesterday to win the Porsche Cup in Filderstadt, Germany, for the second straight year. Hingis, 17, the world's No. 1 player, was never tested during her 66-minute victory. Hingis was up by 5-4 in the first set when Raymond needed treatment for her ailing thigh. Hingis used the short break to hit shots with a ball boy. Raymond put up little fight after her return. This was the second final of the year for the 24-year-old.
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