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Walsh, Bears Sink Vikings

Chicago defensive end Trace Armstrong gets a leg up on Minnesota quarterback Warren Moon for a first-quarter sack. Photo by Associated Press


Lack Of Marquee Matchup Has Left The Cotton Forgotten

Southern California and Texas Tech meet today in what they’re calling the “Forgotten Bowl” because of the lack of national attention. But the 59th Cotton Bowl certainly means something to …


Irish Won’t Give Buffs Any Tips

Kordell Stewart has Buffaloes on the rise. Photo by Associated Press


Rose Bowl’s Big Cheese: Lineberger He’s Undisputed Authority On Granddaddy Of ‘Em All

If the Rose Bowl is indeed the “Granddaddy” of all bowl games, then Jim Lineberger of Long Beach certainly must be the “Granddaddy” among its spectators. When Lineberger, 75, heads …


Oregon Sub Keeps Ducks Quacking

Formerly a star tailback at Thomas Jefferson High in Federal Way, Wash., Dan Meade is filling a different role for the Oregon Ducks these days. Rather than carry the ball …


Color Orange Bowl Cornhusker Red Elusive Title Seems Likely For Osborne

1. Miami’s Frank Costa sees more than he wants of Nebraska linebacker Dwayne Harris, who sacks the quarterback for a second-half safety. Photo by Associated Press 2. Miami All-American Warren …


Penn State In A Rout? Some Have No Doubt Oregon, Used To Lack Of Respect, Hopes To Convert The Skeptics

1. Oregon’s Danny O’Neil wants to wipe his hands clean of any insults. Photo by Associated Press 2. Penn State quarterback Kerry Collins, the leading passer in Division I, has …


First Time’s A Charm: Testaverde Wins Big Browns Qb Puts Past Behind In Stopping Bledsoe, Patriots

Vinny Testaverde buried all the bad memories Sunday. File away that miserable Fiesta Bowl. Forget those losing years in Tampa Bay. In the first do-or-die game of his NFL career, …


Illinois Intercepts Poor Habit

Illinois looked into Marcus Crandell’s eyes and saw a way to turn around its postseason luck. The Fighting Illini defense, noticing that East Carolina’s quarterback tipped his hand by staring …


Dolphins Dismiss Popular Legends

Of all the stunning ends, of all the least likely scenarios anyone could have dreamed up for the dream matchup on Saturday, this might have been it: Joe Montana is …


Green Bay Buries Barry, Lions

1. Barry Sanders couldn’t find a hole in the Packer defense, which stopped cold the NFL’s leading rusher. Photo by Associated Press 2. Herman Moore hauls in this Dave Krieg …


Winning This Battle Fit WSU To A ‘D’

1. Kevin Hicks, right, scored WSU’s only TD. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review 2. Albert Kenney of WSU interferes with Baylor’s George McCullough (27). Photo by Associated Press


Cougars Hold On Jensen’s Late Interception Preserves Alamo Bowl Victory

1. DeWayne Patterson (right) may have been pulling Kalief Muhammad’s leg, but the Bears didn’t find any humor in this 8-yard loss. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review 2. Davis (12) …


Illini Ring East Carolina’s Bell

1. Robert Crumpton (18) celebrates zone interception with Illini teammates John Holecek (52) and Kevin Hardy (51). Illinois picked off East Carolina’s Marcus Crandell four times in 30-0 win. Photo …


Sharpe Makes Points On Packers Sideline Injured All-Pro Receiver Encourages Teammates In Victory Over Lions

Sharpe gives Packers a hand. Photo by Associated Press


Bears Keep Falling Into Trap Green’s Record Perfect In Six Games Against Chicago

Dennis Green owns the Chicago Bears. Six games, six wins. Blowouts or overtime. Night or day. Inside or outside. Winter or fall.


Coach Leaves His Mark Browns, Patriots Employ Styles That Are Parcells For The Course

Drew Bledsoe threw 25 touchdowns for coach Bill Parcells and the Patriots. Photo by Associated Press


Attendance Hits New Heights

The NFL happily announced last week that it set a season attendance record for the second straight year by drawing 14,034,977 fans - or 62,656 per game. You could say …


Montana Hints He May Play Next Year

Montana says football remains fun, despite tough loss Saturday. Photo by Associated Press


Scoring Summary

WSU Player of the Game. Chad Davis. The sophomore quarterback completed 27 or 35 passes for an Alamo Bowl-record 286 yards.


Without A Title Game, Orange Is Juicy Pick

Nebraska coach Tom Osborne shares his wisdom with Brook Berringer, now the backup QB. Photo by Associated Press


Save Spot On Couch For Lions

If asked to name their favorite college football teams, it is doubtful the Miami Hurricanes would be ranked near the top of the Penn State Nittany Lions’ lists. “But I …