Paul Oberjuerge header image 4

Entries Tagged as 'The Sun'

Speaking with Star of Oregon’s 1939 NCAA Champions

March 30th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Basketball, The Sun

On March 27, 1939, the University of Oregon won the first NCAA basketball championship — actually, the first NCAA team championship of any sort — 46-33 over Ohio State. That has been mentioned a time or two this week as the Ducks prepare for their Final Four game Saturday with North Carolina — 1939 being […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Recalling Other Casualties in the Demise of Newspapers

August 25th, 2016 · No Comments · Journalism, Newspapers, The Sun

When looking back over the rise and fall of print journalism recently, I gave short shrift to one important aspect of the impact technological breakthroughs had on a significant set of newspaper workers. Not the editors and reporters. We coasted right through this particular shake-out, in the 1970s and early 1980s. But lots of others […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Villanova’s Second Title Not Best in NCAA History; Villanova’s First Was

April 4th, 2016 · No Comments · Basketball, Sports Journalism, The Sun

Oh, we of little memory. Villanova hit a three-point shot as time expired to defeat North Carolina 77-74 in the championship game of the NCAA Tournament, and some are calling it the greatest final played. Hang on a minute. This one wasn’t even the greatest final involving Villanova.

[Read more →]

Tags:

Sun Baseball League, Season 34

March 30th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Baseball, Sports Journalism, The Sun

The Sun Baseball League is made up of 12 owners who have two things in common: They 1) once worked in the San Bernardino Sun sports department and they 2) love baseball. The first season was played in 1983 and the draft for the 34th season was held over five hours on Wednesday night (or, […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Newspaper Sports Departments and Hoaxes Silly … and More Serious

January 15th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Journalism, Newspapers, Sports Journalism, Tennis, The Sun

The New York Times has an interesting piece about three smart-alecks who cooperated on a newspaper hoax in 1941, convincing several newspapers (including The Times) to run the weekly scores of a make-believe college football team and its make-believe opponents. What the hoaxers did was simple: They called in the made-up score to the sports […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Another Lethal Event Hits Home

December 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments · Paris, Seasons in The Sun, The Sun

On November 13, it was Paris. Today it was San Bernardino, California. The past few years, I have spent more time in Paris — where 129 were killed in terror attacks on November 13 — than in California. And we had stayed, the week before, in Paris, on the very street where people were killed […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

San Bernardino: Broken City?

June 14th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Long Beach, The Sun

I was not born in San Bernardino. I didn’t go to school there. I lived inside the city limits only a few years. Pretty sure I won’t die there. But I worked there as a journalist for more than three decades, and during that stretch of time I felt like I knew the city pretty […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Famous San Bernardino Sun Sports Alumni

April 19th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Baseball, Sports Journalism, The Sun

Stan Hochman died a few weeks ago. He had been a reporter and columnist with the Philadelphia Daily News since 1959, and for the past few decades probably was the city’s most prominent sports journalist. Before Philadelphia? He had worked as a sports writer at the San Bernardino Sun, my old paper. Actually, he went […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

A State Title for a High School I Once Knew

December 20th, 2014 · No Comments · Football, Sports Journalism, The Sun

I remember when Redlands East Valley High School opened, in the fall of 1997. My son was part of the first freshman class. REV was the second high school in the Redlands Unified School District, and opened about a century later than the first — Redlands High School. In most areas of endeavor, it didn’t […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

My Apologies to 1991 Ryder Cup Captain Dave Stockton

September 27th, 2014 · No Comments · Football, Sports Journalism, The Sun

In a previous life, I often compiled a list of the “10 biggest local sports events of the year” and prepared it to run on the morning of December 31. That typically is a slow day in the sports world, and readers often like to have a year recapped for them. And journalists who have […]

[Read more →]

Tags: