December 28, 2013 |
Stanford is back in the Rose Bowl for the second consecutive season, which is just fine with fifth-year senior linebacker Shayne Skov. Skov made eight tackles in last season's Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin. This season, he has made 100 tackles, including 10 for losses. Stanford is playing in its fourth consecutive Bowl Championship Series bowl game. The Cardinal's five-year bowl run began in the 2009 Sun Bowl, its first postseason game since 2001. “We're all incredibly happy,” he said of playing in the 100 th Rose Bowl game against Michigan State.
January 28, 2008 |
There was no argument about college football's greatest team in the year 1972 BBBCS (Back Before The Bowl Championship Series). USC began that season with some doubters, ranked No. 8 as it ventured to Little Rock for its opener against No. 4 Arkansas, but that condition was very temporary. The Trojans thrashed the Razorbacks, 31-10, proving themselves vastly underrated. Pollsters quickly noticed and corrected the situation. USC reigned No.
December 23, 2003 |
Though he trails Oklahoma's Bob Stoops and is thought to be in the neighborhood of Louisiana State's Nick Saban in annual salary, USC Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that he has not heard from administrators regarding a raise and does not expect to any time soon.
September 26, 1998 |
The hurricane and the Hurricanes started to drift off UCLA's radar screen Friday, when the Bruins watched film of Washington State, suddenly the next opponent, and were left to wonder about the implications of not playing today at Miami. "We probably would have found a silver lining to it," quarterback Cade McNown said of the cloud of adversity that would have come with the weather. "Even if it was over the Dominican Republic."
April 20, 2009 |
Antitrust and access will be part of the agenda this week when Bowl Championship Series commissioners gather in Pasadena. The annual spring meetings are being held here in conjunction with the Rose Bowl's staging this season's BCS title game, but are not expected to produce major headlines. Last spring, at meetings in Florida, BCS officials rejected a modified "plus-one" playoff proposal introduced by the Southeastern Conference.
September 28, 2003 |
USC went conservative on its final drive in the fourth quarter against California, and paid a steep price for settling for the tying field goal that sent the game to overtime. Considering that the Trojans showed they could make a play when it mattered by picking up a first down when faced with a fourth-and-nine situation on the drive, playing it safe -- running instead of continuing with the short passing game that got them into scoring position -- didn't make sense.
December 29, 2003 |
Hand him a whistle. Let him run the show. Give him one last crack at USC. It isn't going to happen, we know. Bo Schembechler is 74, not 44. He was lucky to have coached Michigan from 1969 through 1989 but, after surviving a heart attack and two bypass surgeries, he is even luckier to be alive. "I'm hanging in there for an old man, not bad," he said Sunday at Rose Bowl media day. Schembechler led more teams into this game, 10, than any coach in history. Sunday, he roamed the ancient grounds of Arroyo Seco like a soldier revisiting an old haunt.
December 4, 2000 |
There has to be a better way, it has to be said, after a weekend spent watching football studio analysts in between timeouts to close all the windows, turn up the thermostat, fire up the tea kettle, pull on an extra sweatshirt and periodically scream at the television, "YOU'RE STUDIO ANALYSTS! GET INSIDE THE STUDIO ALREADY!"
November 21, 1999 |
Travis Henry got a chance, Phillip Fulmer got a game ball and Tennessee got back on track. Filling in for Jamal Lewis, who sat out because of a shoulder injury, Henry ran for 179 yards and three touchdowns as the No. 7-ranked Volunteers routed Kentucky, 56-21, Saturday in a Southeastern Conference game at Lexington, Ky.