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Shotgun Start Key To Victory Against Fsu

The shotgun was the solution. Famed for his fancy, new formations, Florida coach Steve Spurrier turned to an old favorite Thursday night: He put quarterback Danny Wuerffel in immediate position …


Brown Steps Down At Lsu Calling College Athletics A Greedy Mess, Coach Says He’ll Retire At Season’s End

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Wait Finally Ends For Spurrier: A Crown For His Bloated Head

Bowden left, passes the torch to Spurrier. Photo by Associated Press


Howard Wins Heritage Bowl With Strong Second-Half Showing

Jason Decuir kicked the tie-breaking field goal and Curtis Jones made a game-saving interception at the goal line with 42 seconds remaining Tuesday to give Howard a 27-24 Heritage Bowl …


Stallings Shows No Regrets Over Leaving Alabama

Gene Stallings says he’s happy with his contributions at Alabama, as well as his decision to retire. Photo by Associated Press


Cardinal Hot Streak Continues Msu Becomes Stanford’s Fifth Consecutive Victim, 38-0

Tyrone Willingham is the center of attention at Stanford. Photo by Associated Press


Army’s Late March Goes Awry Auburn Wins 32-29 Despite Allowing 22 Fourth-Quarter Points

Auburn tailback Rusty Williams takes a direct hit from Army defender Mike Coerper and Jerrold Tyquiengco. Photo by Associated Press


Shaw Romps For 113 Yards As Iowa Beats Texas Tech

Alamo Bowl Sedrick Shaw rushed for 113 yards and upstaged Texas Tech’s Byron Hanspard as No. 21 Iowa shut out the Red Raiders 27-0 Sunday night in the Alamo Bowl. …


Blue And Gray Set Points Record Blue Wins One For The Scouts

The Blue’s Nathaniel Jacquet (33) of San Diego State hauls down a record 70-yard touchdown pass during the first half of their win over the Gray. Photo by Associated Press


Navy Reserve Holds Back Cal Backup Qb Scores Two Tds In Aloha

Navy’s LeRoy Dennis was in the holiday mood after Wednesday’s 42-38 Aloha Bowl win over California. Photo by Associated Press


When Money Talks, Bowls Pay Attention

At Florida State, coach Bobby Bowden feels like a man forced to settle for a date with his cousin. Brigham Young is praying for divine intervention among the college football …


Arizona State Talks Business In Land Of Fun

Quarterback Jake Plummer says his mind is on the game. Photo by Associated Press


Players Relive History

As Midshipmen, they’ve studied military theory and tactics, but to visit an actual battle site presented a different sensation for the future officers. The Navy team visited Pearl Harbor, where …


Irish Players Blue Over Notre Dame’s Season With No Alliance Bowl Offers, Will Show Off Skills At Blue-Gray

Jeremy Akers and Robert Farmer of Notre Dame figured they’d be headed to a major bowl game about now. Spending Christmas Day at the Blue-Gray game in Alabama never even …


Oil Up The Scoreboard Cal’s Passing, Navy’s Rushing Make For Entertaining Aloha

Navy fullback Greg Kirwan shows his Christmas spirit Tuesday during practice at Aloha Stadium. Photo by Associated Press


Some Bowls Almost As Sweet As Sugar Even Before Games Begin, Winners And Losers Abound

The Bowl Alliance met its goal of matching the two highest-ranked teams available. Unfortunately, No. 2 Arizona State wasn’t one of them. And because of that, a bit more intrigue …


Navy Coach Wants To Stay Put

Navy coach Charlie Weatherbie will meet with Naval Academy officials soon to work out a long-term contract. On the eve of Navy’s Aloha Bowl game against California, Weatherbie said Tuesday …


Blue-Gray Practices Pull In Scouts Players From Teams Not In Bowls Have A Good Chance To Impress

While 50 or so players went through drills in a drafty aircraft hangar, double that number of scouts hovered around the edges. It was the beginning of Blue-Gray week, a …


Marshall, Montana Mix It Up Grizzlies Seek Share Of Record In I-Aa Championship Rematch

Marshall today becomes the first team to play in six NCAA Division I-AA title games. If the Thundering Herd lose to Montana, Marshall would leave a legacy of I-AA championship-game …


Sioux Falls, Wwu Take Battle For Naia Championship To Tennessee

Life on the road is something Sioux Falls has adjusted to this season. Heading south to Tennessee only adds a new wrinkle for the Cougars. “We are flying for the …


Ccs Men Tumble 76-72 In Overtime

Community Colleges of Spokane struggled at the free-throw line Friday night and the result was a 76-72 overtime loss to Tacoma at an NWAACC Crossover Tournament in Wenatchee. The Sasquatch …


The Huskies Have Landed

Holiday Bowl officials greet members of the University of Washington football team Friday at San Diego’s Lindbergh Field. The Huskies play Colorado on Dec. 30 in the bowl game. Photo …


Humble Gator Wins Heisman Trophy Wuerffel Edges Iowa State’s Davis, Shares Award With His Teammates

Even while he was becoming the most accurate passer in NCAA history, Florida’s Danny Wuerffel never sought the spotlight. On Saturday night, it found him when he was awarded the …


A Crushing Victory

Montana rolls: Randy Riley and the Grizzlies bury quarterback Stan Davis and Troy State 70-7 in an NCAA Division I-AA semifinal game on Saturday. Story, C7


Heisman Trophy New York

Voting for the 1996 Heisman Trophy, with first-, second- and third-place votes and total points (voting on 3-2-1 basis): Player 1st 2nd 3rd Total Danny Wuerffel, Florida 300 158 147 …


Testy Huskies Just Look For A Little Respect

What an opportunity, these Washington Huskies have, getting to play the eighth-ranked Colorado Buffaloes in a bowl game. Compare that to the last three years, when they played nobody, then …


When His Time Came, Holtz Made Fast Exit Coach Puts Notre Dame Experience Behind Him

The “We Love Lou” sign that hung for years over the doorway at Bridget McGuire’s Filling Station, a bar popular with Notre Dame students, is gone. So is Lou Holtz. …


Western Washington In Title Game

Small colleges Darren Erath threw for three touchdowns to lead Western Washington past Findlay 28-21 Saturday in the NAIA Division II football semifinals in Findlay, Ohio. Ryan Wiggins’ 2-yard run …


Convince Wyoming This Was A Fair Deal Bowl Alliance Appears Mercenary With Lack Of Respect For The Wac

Somebody should start a campaign to save college football from the do-gooders who thought it needed fixing and wound up doing some serious damage instead. For a hundred years or …


Grizzlies Maul Troy St., 70-7; Rematch Next Ah Yat Recovers Nicely From Early Interception

Josh Brannen stays inbounds for Montana touchdown. Photo by Associated Press