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August 26, 2001
Rankings by Chris Dufresne (2000 record in parentheses): 1. OREGON (10-2)--Bellotti: "Some people say we were nuts to turn down USC, Dennis." 2. OREGON STATE (11-1)--"Not now, Mike, the witch doctor just arrived to stomp on that SI cover." 3. TEXAS (9-3)--Rankman's No. 1 last season returns with hook 'em horns a plenty. 4. OKLAHOMA (13-0)--What if we said last season was actually a rebuilding year? 5.
February 6, 2014 | By Robert Abele
Paz de la Huerta nude. If that's all the information you need to see "Nurse 3D," in which the coltish, pouty libertine born of art world exhibitionism and "Boardwalk Empire" notoriety plays a homicidal lesbian caretaker with an aversion to clothing, maybe your exploitation dreams have been met. Otherwise, co-writer and director David Aarniokoski's clunky, crude blotch of prurience and bloodletting is too self-satisfied with its wink-wink naughtiness to...
September 6, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Florida State Coach Bobby Bowden didn't care for the first half, and quarterback Danny McManus thought the second half was bad. But neither had much to complain about as the eighth-ranked Seminoles defeated Texas Tech, 40-16, Saturday night at Tallahassee, Fla. "I was very disappointed with the start of the game," Bowden said. "We were not hitting good, not locking up on our tackles, just not playing fundamentals.
January 5, 2014 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
In December 2006, Bobby Bowden blew off an interview with a Los Angeles reporter who was in Tallahassee, Fla., to preview Florida State's upcoming Emerald Bowl game with UCLA. The reporter was me. Bowden had no time to explain as he rushed out of Doak Campbell Stadium on his way to a waiting plane. He said he'd give me all the time I wanted if I could stay an extra day (and he graciously did), but this was a pressing issue concerning the future of the program. Neither of us could have imagined that trip would lead to Florida State playing Auburn on Monday night in the last Bowl Championship Series title game.
December 4, 1986
Suella Bowden of La Jolla defeated Joan Duckering of Portland, 6-0, 6-0, in the second round of the women's 40 and over division of the USTA National Hardcourt Tennis Championships Wednesday at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. Bowden is the tournament's third-seeded player. Third-round action is today and the tournament continues through Sunday.
October 27, 1998 | Associated Press
Former Auburn coach Terry Bowden says Athletic Director David Housel told him there was "virtually no way" he could save his job as coach, prompting his resignation. Bowden, in a story Monday in The Birmingham News, said he had no choice but to quit, even though Housel urged him to stay on through the end of the season. "I was going to wait as long as I could to see if maybe my athletic director or president could work something out," Bowden said.
December 16, 2001 | Times Wire Services
Georgia Tech has contacted former Auburn coach and current ABC studio analyst Terry Bowden regarding its coaching opening, according to a report. ESPN reported that Bowden was expected to meet Saturday with Georgia Tech Athletic Director Dave Braine. Bowden's father, Bobby, is the coach at Florida State and brother Tommy is the coach at Clemson. If Bowden, 45, is named the Yellow Jacket coach, there would be three Bowdens coaching in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
October 4, 2004 | From Associated Press
Florida State Coach Bobby Bowden was hoping for a big play. He wound up with a big problem. When Bowden called a bootleg on freshman quarterback Drew Weatherford's first college play, the plan went awry: Weatherford sprained his ankle, leaving the Seminoles with only one healthy quarterback. It was one of the few tough spots for the No. 8-ranked Seminoles (3-1) in a 38-16 victory over North Carolina on Saturday.
December 28, 1996 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
If anyone should be happy about arriving at a bowl game, shouldn't it be Bobby Bowden? The 66-year-old Florida State coach is riding one of the great streaks in sports. He has won 11 consecutive bowl games, is 13-0-1 in bowls dating to 1982, and has not lost a bowl game since an 18-17 defeat against Oklahoma in the 1980 Orange Bowl. Yet, as his No. 1 Florida State team arrived in New Orleans on Friday for Thursday's Sugar Bowl, Bowden repeated his disdain for having to play No.
September 17, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
Former Auburn coach Terry Bowden said on tape two years ago that boosters were funneling thousands of dollars to players when he became coach in 1993, a time when the Tigers already were on NCAA probation. "They were paying players cash, $12,000, $15,000 to sign," Bowden said on a recording reviewed by Associated Press. "All I was told to do was shake hands and say, 'Thank you. I appreciate how much you love Auburn.'
December 26, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Harrowing details are emerging Thursday afternoon in a single-car crash that killed the grandson of former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden. A second man died and a third had to wait several hours to be rescued from a car mostly submerged in a water-filled ditch along a highway in central Florida, according to a Polk County Sheriff's Office report. Taylor Jeffrey Bowden, 23, and Rafael Fernandes De Aguiar Valim, 25, who was driving the vehicle, were both killed in the accident.
October 25, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden were legends and friends and headed for train-wreck finishes. There was no easy way to extricate themselves from the Penn State and Florida State kingdoms they ruled, so both men decided to hold on until fate intervened. It did, and it was ugly. Bowden was 80 in 2009 when he got fired. He wanted one more year after another 7-6 season, but was forced out by school President T. K Wetherell, who had been coached by Bowden at Florida State. Paterno was a month shy of 85 in 2011 when he got fired under unimaginable circumstances.
August 14, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
There will be plenty of fresh faces at Florida State games this season and one very old one. After years of irreconcilable differences, former coach Bobby Bowden has agreed to be honored at the football kingdom he built from scratch in the 1970s. Bowden, after 33 years, was pushed out after the 2009 season and hasn't attended a game since. He said he wanted to stay behind the scenes to let Jimbo Fisher develop the program, but there was no denying a lingering bitterness. That ends this year when Bowden returns for "Bobby Bowden Day" on Oct. 26 against North Carolina State and then again Nov. 17 versus Syracuse as part of the 20-year anniversary tribute to the 1993 national title team.
July 13, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Legendary former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden says Penn State should remove the statue of Joe Paterno because the statue will be a constant reminder of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Bowden made the comments in a radio interview with Cory Giger in State College, Pa. "Should his statue be removed? In my opinion, yes," Bowden said. "Now the reason is, Penn State's job now is to try to forget this thing. But every time somebody walks by and sees that statue, they're not going to remember the 80 good years, they're going to remember this thing with Sandusky.
August 26, 2011 | Chris Dufresne
Jimbo Fisher has a chance to answer a tantalizing and long-standing question about Florida State football. Is it a program the way Alabama is a program, or a one-man miracle mirage? From the mid-1970s until last year, Florida State's football identity had been inextricably linked to Bobby Bowden. Florida State was a former women's college with little football pedigree … and on the brink of collapse. The school was 4-29 and had considered dropping football when Bowden was hired in 1976.
January 6, 2010 | By Gary Klein
Bobby Bowden never led any of his Florida State teams to the Rose Bowl. But the recently retired Bowden, whose coaching career spanned nearly six decades, will have an emotional stake in Thursday night's Bowl Championship Series title game between No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Texas in Pasadena. Texas Coach Mack Brown is a friend and Florida State alum . . . but that's not it. No, Bowden said, "I would have to go with 'Bama." There's no choice, really. Bowden's love affair with Alabama football dates to his youth.
May 9, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Jim Bowden, general manager of the Washington Nationals, pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol after allegedly running a stop sign in Miami Beach. Bowden entered the written plea before a hearing Monday, according to court records. Neither Bowden nor his attorney appeared at the hearing. Bowden, 44, was charged with DUI after failing a field sobriety test in the early hours of April 17, according to a police report. Bowden refused to take a breath-alcohol test.
September 28, 2004 | From Associated Press
Sophomore Wyatt Sexton will make his first start at quarterback for Florida State, replacing injured Chris Rix for Saturday's home game against North Carolina. Rix sprained his right ankle Saturday, and Coach Bobby Bowden said Monday he would be out at least two weeks. * Redshirt freshman Carl Bonnell will start at quarterback when Washington visits Stanford this weekend, Coach Keith Gilbertson said. Casey Paus, a junior, started the first three games....
December 1, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
Bobby Bowden said Monday evening at his home that he has not made a decision about his coaching future at Florida State and plans to meet with university officials again today. Bowden told the Associated Press that he is still sifting through "options presented to him." Bowden met with Florida State President T.K. Wetherell and Athletic Director Randy Spetman for an hour Monday morning. The Tallahassee Democrat and are reporting Bowden is expected to announce his retirement.
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