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December 29, 2009
MIAMI (9-3) VS. WISCONSIN (9-3) Kickoff: Tonight, 5 PST, Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Fla. TV: ESPN. About Miami: This was a breakout year for sophomore quarterback Jacory Harris, who threw for 3,164 yards and 23 touchdowns, but was intercepted 17 times. With a victory, the Hurricanes will lock up their first 10-win season since 2003. About Wisconsin: The Badgers won four of their last five games but suffered a humbling two-point loss at Northwestern on Nov. 21 that stood out more.
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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.
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December 27, 2010
TUESDAY'S BOWL GAMES Champs Sports Bowl When: 3:30 p.m. PST. Where: Orlando, Fla. On the air: ESPN. About North Carolina State (8-4): The Wolfpack could have won the Atlantic Coast Conference's Atlantic Division with a victory at Maryland in the final week of the regular season, but having eight regular-season victories ? the program's most since 2002 ? is still noteworthy. About West Virginia (9-3): The Mountaineers closed out the regular season on a four-game Big East Conference winning streak, but it wasn't enough to earn the conference's BCS bid. A 19-14 loss to Syracuse and a 16-13 overtime loss at Connecticut cost West Virginia a BCS bowl slot.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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August 20, 2010 | Chris Dufresne
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.
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December 25, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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November 22, 2006 | From the Associated Press
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.
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December 5, 2005 | From the Associated Press
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.
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December 27, 2010
TUESDAY'S BOWL GAMES Champs Sports Bowl When: 3:30 p.m. PST. Where: Orlando, Fla. On the air: ESPN. About North Carolina State (8-4): The Wolfpack could have won the Atlantic Coast Conference's Atlantic Division with a victory at Maryland in the final week of the regular season, but having eight regular-season victories ? the program's most since 2002 ? is still noteworthy. About West Virginia (9-3): The Mountaineers closed out the regular season on a four-game Big East Conference winning streak, but it wasn't enough to earn the conference's BCS bid. A 19-14 loss to Syracuse and a 16-13 overtime loss at Connecticut cost West Virginia a BCS bowl slot.
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August 20, 2010 | Chris Dufresne
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.
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December 29, 2009
MIAMI (9-3) VS. WISCONSIN (9-3) Kickoff: Tonight, 5 PST, Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Fla. TV: ESPN. About Miami: This was a breakout year for sophomore quarterback Jacory Harris, who threw for 3,164 yards and 23 touchdowns, but was intercepted 17 times. With a victory, the Hurricanes will lock up their first 10-win season since 2003. About Wisconsin: The Badgers won four of their last five games but suffered a humbling two-point loss at Northwestern on Nov. 21 that stood out more.
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December 30, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Syracuse Athletic Director Daryl Gross, who has been on the job less than two weeks, fired Paul Pasqualoni as coach Wednesday, leading to speculation that USC offensive coordinator Norm Chow might become coach of the Orange. Gross, who left USC to replace the retiring Jake Crouthamel, cited several factors for his decision, including declining attendance and the team's inconsistent play. "Obviously, there has been some success here, but as of late it hasn't been on a consistent basis," Gross said.
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October 22, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Rasheed Marshall set a Big East Conference career rushing mark for quarterbacks and threw three touchdown passes Thursday night to lead No. 15 West Virginia over Syracuse, 27-6, at Morgantown, W.Va. Jason Colson had 113 yards as the Mountaineers (6-1, 2-0 Big East) took sole possession of first place in the conference. Syracuse (3-4, 1-1) must win three of its final four games to become bowl eligible. Each loss has been to a ranked team.
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