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Cougars’ D-Line Takes Another Hit

Washington State backup quarterback Steve Birnbaum looks for someplace to run - or hide - as defensive tackle Raonall Smith gives chase. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review


All Isu’s Retooled Football Program Needs Is Players

As the Idaho State University football team prepares for the start of spring practice, everything is different. Head coach Tom Walsh is new. His staff is new. His pro-style offense …


Bowl Revision Sought

The Las Vegas Bowl would drop its current conference alignments and increase payouts to $800,000 a team, under a proposal to revamp a game that never caught on with local …


A.D. Tries To Find Cougars Home Away From Home

So Paul Allen doesn’t want his football team playing in the Kingdome. Fine. Rick Dickson does. Perhaps as soon as Aug. 30. Perhaps not until 1998. But sooner or later, …


Irish, Davie Sued

A former Notre Dame assistant football coach filed a federal lawsuit, accusing coach Bob Davie and the university of age discrimination and defamation. Joe Moore, 65, claims that on Dec. …


Texas Tech Sued

Texas Tech lineman Stephen Gaines, who played for the Red Raiders in the 1990, 1992 and 1993 seasons, sued the school, two coaches and a former counselor Tuesday on numerous …


U Of Idaho Seeks Grid Rules Change

The University of Idaho’s request to have its football games count toward the six-win bowl requirement has been referred to the NCAA Council, Big West assistant commissioner Dennis Bickmeier said. …


WSU Set To Unveil 15 New Recruits

Washington State University has received commitments from at least 15 football recruits and is expected to announce the signings today, sources confirmed Tuesday. The Cougars had only 17 scholarships to …


Vandals Stock Up On Quarterbacks

The big question following Idaho’s 1996 football season: Who was going to succeed Ryan Fien at quarterback? That question remains, but the number of possible answers has increased. Senior-to-be Brian …


Injury Timing Disputed

Baylor linebacker Dean Jackson says he played with a broken neck for eight games last season after the team’s medical staff failed to diagnose the injury. Jackson told The Dallas …


Bwc Bets On Vegas Bowl

The future of the Las Vegas Bowl and the Big West’s involvement is in the hands of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the bowl’s sponsor. Big West commissioner …


East’s Dominating Defense Helps End West’s Win Streak

Defensive end Matt Finkes returned an interception 17 yards for a touchdown and led a defensive effort that stymied three of the best quarterbacks in the nation as the East …


Wv’s Gregorak Chooses Colorado Buffs Beat Out 10 Other Major-College Programs

Ty Gregorak could inherit prime spot in Colorado’s defense. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Big-Year Potential Convinces Chorak To Remain A Husky

All-American strongside linebacker Jason Chorak says he’ll be back for his senior year with Washington next fall, partly because of the Huskies’ loss to Colorado in the Holiday Bowl. “I’ve …


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 …


He May Not Be An Nfl Qb, But Wuerffel Definitely A Winner

Weurffel didn’t need help from above. Photo by Associated Press


Revenge Sweet For Gators Rout Puts Florida In Line For Title

1. Florida 52, Florida State 20. Quarterback Danny Wuerffel stands tall after withstanding Florida State’s pressure in the Sugar Bowl and leading Florida to a probable national championship. Photo by …


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

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


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

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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


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


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 …


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


Arizona State Talks Business In Land Of Fun

Quarterback Jake Plummer says his mind is on the game. 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 …


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