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Cotton Bowl Bores Texans

Without a team from Texas in the Cotton Bowl, the matchup between No. 12 Oregon and No. 7 Colorado has not drawn much fan interest in the 60th annual classic …


Elway’s Still A Mile High In Denver Marino And Kelly Still Going Strong In Miami And Buffalo

John Elway can’t drive anywhere around Denver without seeing his name or staring at a likeness of himself on billboards. He operates seven automobile dealerships, which ironically matches the number …


Great Qbs Of ‘83 Have Had Glory, But Nothing Else

Time and circumstance bind together Dan Marino, John Elway and Jim Kelly. Each was drafted as part of that terrific 1983 quarterback class. Each is headed for the Hall of …


Tampa Bay Bucs Owners Silent

While the NFL and Cleveland mayor Michael White scoffed at reports of a Buccaneers’ move to Cleveland, Tampa Bay owner Malcolm Glazer and his family remained silent. Despite repeated opportunities, …


‘Backer Picked As Best In Div.Ii

North Alabama linebacker Ronald McKinnon became the first defensive player ever to win the Harlon Hill Trophy as Division II’s player of the year. McKinnon leads North Alabama’s “Purple Swarm” …


Howard Fined In Ex-Cougar Collision

Marvin Washington pretty much knew it was coming. Erik Howard got a $12,000 shock. Both New York Jets defensive linemen were fined $12,000 Thursday by the NFL for illegal hits …


Scandal Revisits Hurricanes

Three starters for the Miami Hurricanes took a limousine ride the night before the NCAA announced sanctions against the school, and police are investigating a sports agent’s role in the …


Sanders About To Become Offensive

Deion Sanders is making more than $250,000 per quarter playing for the Dallas Cowboys this season, but owner Jerry Jones has yet to see a dramatic return for his dollar. …


Seahawks Exercise Mirer Option

The Seahawks told quarterback Rick Mirer on Wednesday that they will exercise a two-year, $8 million contract extension that will keep him with the team through the ‘97 season. The …


Orange You Glad You Didn’t Cry Wolf?

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Wooden: Rock Solid Hawks’ Linebacker Unsung, But Not Among Peers

Five times this year, Terry Wooden (90) has had double-figure tackle games. Photo by Associated Press


Givins Given Walking Papers By Jacksonville

Ernest Givins, the leading receiver in Houston Oilers history, was released Tuesday by the Jaguars, the team he signed with as a free agent on June 2. Also cut was …


Rypien Ready To Start Against Buffalo

After taking a beating Sunday against the Jets, St. Louis quarterback Chris Miller may sit out next week’s game. Photo by Associated Press


Lions Still Can Think Of Playoffs Detroit Drops Slumping Bears 27-7 As Club Rallies To Save Fontes’ Job

They have the best offense in the NFL and are playing with great confidence. And with a soft schedule ahead, the Detroit Lions can almost start thinking about the playoffs. …


Home Field On Cowboys’ Fingertips The Way Things Are Going, Dallas May Need Help To Grasp Playoff Edge

The Dallas Cowboys have spent the season talking about how important it is to be at home in the playoffs rather than in San Francisco. But now, with three weeks …


Don Shula Deserves To Fare Better

If the Chicago Bears were the Miami Dolphins, and maybe they are, the fate of the head coach is a local story. Even if Jimmy Johnson is sitting in the …


With Friends Like These …

Raiders quarterback Billy Joe Hobert considers Vince Evans a friend, confidant and mentor. For the moment, he can call Evans an understudy. Hobert replaced Evans during the fourth quarter of …


Chiefs Win Afc West Old Pro Marcus Allen Foils Ex-Team Again

For the second time this season, Emmitt Smith and the Cowboys can’t handle the Redskins. Photo by Associated Press


Seahawks Give Eagles 26-14 Loss It’s Perfect Day For Seattle To Pull An Upset

Consider this a “given” Sunday. The folks in the NFL talk about them all the time, about how on any given Sunday even the most downtrodden underdog can pull off …


Alliance Meets Its Goal: No. 1 Vs. No. 2 For Title

The much-maligned bowl alliance worked perfectly in its rookie season. The system was supposed to produce a national championship game, and that’s what it did. Top-ranked Nebraska (11-0) and No. …


Seahawks Show They Can Fly

Brian Blades defies Mark McMillian to get out of bounds, enabling Seattle to kick late first-half field goal. Photo by Associated Press


Kitna’s Late-Game Heroics Send Cwu To Playoff Win

Small colleges Quarterback John Kitna broke open a close game by leading three fourth-quarter touchdown drives as Central Washington beat HardinSimmons 40-20 in an NAIA Division II quarterfinal on Saturday. …


Houston’s Wild Win Shuts Door On Swc

The once-glorious Southwest Conference went out in style. Chuck Clements threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes, capping the second with a 2-point conversion toss with 1:19 to play, and Rice missed …


Nothing Rivals Chiefs-Raiders Feud That Began In 1960 Remains Most Intense Game Throughout Entire Nfl

With Len Dawson in mind, Kansas City quarterback Steve Bono would like to avoid any possible cheap shots by the Raiders. Photo by Associated Press


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Conroy Delivers Army Past Navy

For three straight seasons, John Conroy watched from the stands as Army beat Navy. The senior fullback was on the field Saturday, scoring twice to lead the Cadets to a …


Florida Rolls Into Fiesta Bowl Wuerfful, Gators Whip Arkansas; Nebraska Awaits With Title At Stake

Ho hum, Florida won another Southeastern Conference championship Saturday night. Now comes the real test for the second-ranked Gators. Danny Wuerffel, making one last bid for the Heisman, threw for …


Florida Rolls As Nebraska Showdown Looms

Steve Spurrier still wants a playoff system, but this will do just fine. Second-ranked Florida secured a Fiesta Bowl showdown with No. 1 Nebraska by disposing of Arkansas 34-3 in …


O’Dea Stops Prosser For Second Straight Title

O’Dea trailed for the first time this season. It didn’t matter. The Fighting Irish completed back-to-back unbeaten seasons by defeating Prosser 35-14 Saturday at the WIAA/U.S. Bank Gridiron Classic for …


Pateros Rolls Past Touchet For B-8 Crown

Pat Hunter passed for seven touchdowns and the Pateros Billygoats finally won the big one. A loser in the finals in three of the previous four seasons, Pateros captured the …