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Charlie Strong named Texas head football coach

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Former Louisville head football Coach Charlie Strong has been hired to replace Mack Brown at the University of Texas, the school announced Sunday.

Texas Coach Mack Brown to step down after Alamo Bowl

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Mack Brown will resign as the University of Texas' head football coach following the Longhorns' upcoming bowl game, the school announced Saturday.

Reports that Texas coach Mack Brown stepping down swirl around Austin

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Texas football Coach Mack Brown is on the verge of stepping down as early as the end of the week, the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman reported Tuesday.

Marsh conditions help nab Illinois suspect

PALATINE, Ill., March 11 (UPI) -- Authorities in Cook County, Ill., said they were able to catch a suspect early Thursday morning after the man became mired in a local marsh.

Emmett Till casket moved from Burr Oak

CHICAGO, July 14 (UPI) -- The casket of slain civil rights icon Emmett Till has been moved from Burr Oak Cemetery to a police building in Chicago for safe keeping, authorities said.

Jail inmates shackled during childbirth

CHICAGO, June 16 (UPI) -- Five former inmates are suing the Cook County, Ill., sheriff's department for allegedly shackling them during childbirth, their lawyers said.

Jail worker accused of pocketing $370,000

CHICAGO, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- An Illinois jail employee is facing criminal charges for allegedly pocketing at least $370,000 she took from prisoners' commissary accounts, officials said.

Scruggs bribery trial postponed

OXFORD, Miss., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Oxford, Miss., has postponed a high-profile judicial bribery trial to give the defense more time to file motions.

NBA: Portland 127, Charlotte 90

PORTLAND, Ore., March 2 (UPI) -- LaMarcus Aldridge finished off a hectic Thursday by scoring 30 points and helping the Portland Trail Blazers overwhelm Charlotte, 127-90.

Trail Blazers' president quits

PORTLAND, Ore., March 1 (UPI) -- Portland Trail Blazers President and General Manager Steve Patterson Thursday resigned from the NBA team's management effective immediately. Tod Leiweke, chief executive officer of the Seattle Seahawks, will take over management oversight of the Trail Bla

Trailblazers can John Nash

PORTLAND, Ore., May 31 (UPI) -- John Nash will not be back next season as the general manager of the NBA's Portland Trailblazers.

Utah and Portland complete trade

NEW YORK, June 28 (UPI) -- The Utah Jazz obtained the third overall selection for the 2005 NBA Draft on Tuesday when they completed a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Sabrina squirrel gets to stay in Canada

TORONTO, April 1 (UPI) -- Sabrina the U.S.-born squirrel apparently will not be booted out of Canada, after all.

Canada feverish over flying squirrel

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A northern flying squirrel from Indiana has Canadian bureaucrats rewriting their own regulations on the fly in a bid to deport her, the Toronto Star said.

Qyntel Woods suspension protested

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Portland Trail Blazers players are protesting the suspension of teammate Qyntel Woods because of allegations involving dogfighting.
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Steven J. Patterson (June 24, 1948 – July 28, 2004), of Santa Maria, California, was an American professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association for five seasons. A 6'9"/2.06 m center from UCLA, Patterson spent his first year of athletic eligibility (1968-69, the third of the Bruins' unprecedented string of seven consecutive national titles) as the backup to Lew Alcindor, later Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He then was the starting center for the Bruins' 1970 and 1971 championship teams.

Patterson was the UCLA center between Lew Alcindor and Bill Walton, and so was part of a string of seven straight NCAA championships the college won. Sidney Wicks and Curtis Rowe were the forwards on the star-studded team, and Patterson had his biggest game, 29 points, against Villanova in the 1971 NCAA Final.

Passing up a chance to play for the Phoenix Suns, who drafted him early in 1970, Patterson re-entered the draft. Patterson was the second rookie, after Austin Carr, selected by the expansion Cleveland Cavaliers. He was also drafted by the Texas Chaparrals of the American Basketball Association in the 1970 ABA Draft.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Steve Patterson."
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