August 4, 2001 |
The Aloha Bowl could surface at Edison Field this Christmas, returning a bowl game to Anaheim for the first time since the demise of the Freedom Bowl. The game, long plagued by poor attendance because of the high cost for fans to follow their team to Hawaii, originally was moved from Honolulu to San Francisco and scheduled for Dec. 30. But the Christmas Day game traditionally delivered solid ratings for ABC, and the network declined to approve the date change.
December 25, 2000 |
Your TV guide to Bowl Week-And-Half 2000-2001 . . . MONDAY, DEC. 25 Ch. 7 Aloha Bowl--Game Show 12:30 p.m. Arizona State Sun Devils, having defeated UCLA in the finals of last month's "Who Wants To Spend The Holidays Anywhere But El Paso?," enjoy their grand prize: Christmas in Hawaii. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 27 ESPN Motor City Bowl--Suspense 1 p.m. As Marshall plays Cincinnati in a football game in Pontiac, Mich., the manhunt continues to search for someone who cares. ESPN Galleryfurniture.
November 21, 2000 |
Two days after issuing a stinging critique of his team's defense after a 38-35 loss to USC, Coach Bob Toledo declined to say whether embattled defensive coordinator Bob Field would return next season. Toledo said the assistant coaches, including Field, would be evaluated after the Bruins' bowl game. "You take a deep breath, you get rid of all the emotions, and you analyze and make the right decision," Toledo said. "The worst decisions people make are when they're emotional.
December 26, 1999 |
It's a good thing Wake Forest Coach Jim Caldwell didn't give in to Ben Sankey's frequent requests for a position change. During his four-year career at Wake Forest, Sankey, a backup quarterback until this season, asked for a switch so he could get more playing time. Caldwell told Sankey to sit tight and good things would happen. It did in the Aloha Bowl on Saturday, when Sankey ended his collegiate career by guiding the Demon Deacons (7-5) to a 23-3 victory over Arizona State (6-6).
December 25, 1999
ARIZONA STATE (6-5) vs. WAKE FOREST (6-5) * When: 12:30 p.m. * Television: Channel 7 * Update: The Sun Devils will start Griff Goodman at quarterback and also will use John Leonard against the Demon Deacons. The Sun Devils are without starter Ryan Kealy, sidelined because of an injured right knee. Goodman, who did not play quarterback in high school because he was a teammate of former Ohio State quarterback Joe Germaine, replaced Kealy against UCLA.
December 27, 1998 |
The Pacific 10 Conference didn't fare well on Christmas, and at USC's first team meeting after arriving in El Paso on Saturday, Coach Paul Hackett made a couple of points--Colorado 51, Oregon 43 in the Aloha Bowl, and Air Force 45, Washington 25 in the Oahu Classic, to be precise. "Coach addressed that very strongly," linebacker Chris Claiborne said. "The Pac-10 was 5-0 last year. That's two losses right there, and that just shows what can happen if you underestimate your opponent."