December 30, 2011
— The day before his team took the field for its Champs Sports Bowl matchup with Notre Dame, Florida State Coach Jimbo Fisher acknowledged that he had higher hopes for his team than how they ended up in 2011. Loaded with talent and expectations in the preseason, the No. 25 Seminoles squandered early-season opportunities against ranked foes and fizzled again late in the year to end any path back to the Bowl Championship Series. Thursday night's 18-14 win over Notre Dame in front of a sellout crowd at Florida's Citrus Bowl might not have been the national stage Florida State expected to be on this season, but how it won the game could be proof it is finally making progress.
August 20, 2010 |
The Times' Chris Dufresne unveils his preseason college football top 25, one day (and team) at a time. No. 13 Wisconsin Wisconsin could be charged, but probably not convicted, with fraud last year after finishing 10-3 without a regular-season victory to brag about — unless 37-0 over Purdue counts. The Badgers mostly won the games they were supposed to win — surviving in double overtime at home against Fresno State — and somewhat understandably took it on the double chins versus Ohio State, Iowa and Northwestern.
December 30, 2010
ARMED FORCES BOWL Southern Methodist vs. Army When: Thursday, 9 a.m. PST. Where: Dallas. On the air: ESPN. About Southern Methodist (7-6 ): The Mustangs have completed a remarkable turnaround under Coach June Jones. The SMU program went 25 years without earning a bowl bid and suffered some of the most severe sanctions in NCAA history. Jones, who is in his third season at SMU, is leading the program to its second consecutive bowl. The Mustangs are coming off a 17-7 loss to Central Florida in the Conference USA championship game.
December 25, 2007 |
Defensive standouts Jonal Saint-Dic and SirDarean Adams are among five Michigan State players who will sit out the Champs Sports Bowl on Friday against No. 14 Boston College because of academic or other violations. The Spartans said Monday that Saint-Dic, a senior defensive end, and three other players are academically ineligible for the bowl game. Adams, a senior linebacker, violated unspecified team rules.
November 22, 2006 |
Five Big Ten teams accepted postseason bids Tuesday, led by No. 10 Wisconsin's return to the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla., on Jan. 1. Penn State is in the Outback Bowl, making consecutive bowl games for the first time since the 1998 and '99 seasons. Purdue is going to the Champs Sports Bowl. Minnesota's appearance in the Insight Bowl will be its fifth consecutive bowl game. Iowa is headed for the Dec. 30 Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.
December 5, 2005 |
Kansas State has hired Virginia offensive coordinator Ron Prince to replace Bill Snyder as head coach, Athletic Director Tim Weiser said Sunday. Weiser said the school would formally announce the hiring today. The 36-year-old Prince, raised about 20 miles from Manhattan, Kan., in Junction City, will become only the fourth black head football coach in Division I-A, joining UCLA's Karl Dorrell, Washington's Tyrone Willingham and Mississippi State's Sylvester Croom.