December 28, 1987 |
If anything happens to Lorenzo White in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day, Michigan State has a sort of secret weapon--Blake Ezor--to throw at USC. And if Ezor were to come through the way Eric Ball did for UCLA and the injured Gaston Green two years ago against Iowa, Michigan State fans can thank Art Rooney, the owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The saga of Blake Ezor becoming a Spartan began in the '70s when the Steelers won four Super Bowls.
October 24, 1990 |
Denver Broncos rookie Blake Ezor is scheduled to appear in a Michigan court next week to answer to charges of retail fraud for trying to buy a compact disc player with the wrong price tag. Ezor, who in his NFL debut Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts ran for 82 yards, has a court date Monday in Ingham County, Mich. Retail fraud is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail and a $100 fine.
November 5, 1989 |
Indiana's Anthony Thompson set an NCAA career record with his 60th touchdown, but otherwise it was all Michigan State and Blake Ezor in the Spartans' 51-20 Big-Ten victory Saturday. Thompson, with a one-yard leap in the second quarter, scored his 60th touchdown to break the former career record of 59 he shared with Glenn Davis of Army and Tony Dorsett of Pittsburgh. Thompson also moved into third place in NCAA career scoring with 364 points.
September 20, 1987 |
Speedy flanker Tim Brown harbored high ambitions against Michigan State and did even better than he hoped. "We didn't expect to get two punt returns; we were only looking to get one," said Brown, who returned two punts for touchdowns for No. 9-ranked Notre Dame in a 31-8 victory over No. 17 Michigan State Saturday night. Brown's first-quarter returns and 275 all-purpose yards overwhelmed Spartan defenders.
January 2, 1988 |
Lorenzo White, twice an All-American and the greatest running back in Michigan State history, wasn't even on the field when the game was tied and the Rose Bowl was on the line. After carrying the ball 35 times in the first 3 1/2 quarters, White was on the sideline watching as Blake Ezor carried the ball 6 straight times to set up Michigan State's winning field goal in its 20-17 win Friday over USC.
May 19, 1991 |
The legend grows. During the recent Golf Digest Collegiate Invitational on the Tournament Players Course at the Woodlands, just north of Houston, Arizona State's Phil Mickelson, who has been likened to the young Jack Nicklaus, asked for a free drop when his drive landed in what he considered casual water. Archrival Manny Zerman of Arizona, his playing partner that day, refused to grant the request.