September 4, 1991 |
Tailback Mazio Royster, kept out of the second half of Monday's game against Memphis State because of a slightly sprained right knee, underwent tests Tuesday. The results will not be known until today, but initial indications are that Royster, who ran for 97 yards in 20 carries, will play against Penn State on Sept. 14. Reggie Perry threw nine of his 23 passes after USC had fallen behind by two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
August 29, 1996 |
Jerry Rice, the NFL's career leader in touchdowns, receptions and receiving yardage, has reached agreement on a seven-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers worth $32 million. The deal included a $4-million signing bonus as well as reporting and roster bonuses worth nearly $10 million. Base salaries over the life of the contract are worth about $18 million. Rice, who turns 34 in October, would be 41 in the final year.
August 27, 1996
Early Monday afternoon, Minnesota Viking Coach Dennis Green introduced Mike Saxon as his punter to about 700 people at a publicity luncheon. About an hour later, the Vikings released Saxon. After 11 seasons in the NFL, the last two in Minnesota, Saxon was let go in a surprising move the team said was needed to make room for special teams help.
October 22, 1991 |
Notre Dame Coach Lou Holtz, whose team will play USC Saturday at South Bend, Ind., said of the Trojans: "We've always had trouble moving the ball against them." Not recently, they haven't. In five games against USC under Holtz, all of them Notre Dame victories, the Irish averaged 236.8 yards rushing. In games played at South Bend, Notre Dame ran for 351 yards in 1987, 266 in 1989. He expected more?
November 22, 1991 |
Coach Larry Smith said tailback Estrus Crayton's performance in the Trojans' 31-14 loss to Arizona last Saturday shouldn't be minimized, even though the Wildcats rank among the worst defensive teams in the Pacific 10 Conference. "Sure, you factor in the defense, but still, you have to look at how he made some of those runs," Smith said of Crayton, who gained 185 yards in 27 carries. "He used speed and talent on some of those runs, too.
September 2, 1999
You could put together an all-star team of talent with Southern California ties. In fact, we did: *--* Pos. Player (Team) Connections QB Troy Aikman (Dallas) UCLA QB Warren Moon (Kansas City) West Los Angeles JC, Hamilton HS RB Karim Abdul-Jabbar (Miami) UCLA, Dorsey HS RB Jamal Anderson (Atlanta) Moorpark JC, El Camino Real HS WR Keyshawn Johnson (N.Y. Jets) USC, West L.