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May 1, 1986 | Associated Press
It was midnight when Joe Dudek finally gave up and went to bed. Flowers, balloons and high hopes had filled his parents' home in suburban Quincy. Relatives and friends had come for a celebration. In the end, they were there for consolation. "I had the champagne waiting and never got a chance to open it up," Dudek said. "It hurt." Only two players in college football history--Tony Dorsett and Charles White--have run for more than Dudek's 5,570 yards.
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January 30, 1988 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Somewhere in this happy land, the sun is shining bright. As a matter of fact, it's right here but a lot of good that does Joe Dudek, who did so much one wild night to get his former Bronco teammates here and who now sits at home in icy Boston, an afterthought, or a non-thought. He's been waived again. He didn't feel right about asking for tickets. Where would the Broncos have been without him?
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October 24, 1985 | Associated Press
National recognition doesn't come easy playing for Plymouth State College, unless you do what Joe Dudek is about to do. With 65 touchdowns, Dudek is just one shy of matching Walter Payton's NCAA record. He will go for it Saturday when the Panthers play Bridgewater (Mass.) State. With three games left, he also has a shot at Wilbert Montgomery's overall collegiate record of 70, set at an NAIA school (Abilene Christian). "I can't say I'm not excited about it," Dudek says.
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August 26, 1986
Free-agent rookie Joe Dudek, the NCAA's leading scorer and third all-time leading rusher at Division III Plymouth State in New Hampshire, was placed on injured reserve by the Denver Broncos.
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August 26, 1986
Free-agent rookie Joe Dudek, the NCAA's leading scorer and third all-time leading rusher at Division III Plymouth State in New Hampshire, was placed on injured reserve by the Denver Broncos.
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October 27, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Joe Dudek ran 58 yards for a touchdown Saturday to break Walter Payton's NCAA record for rushing touchdowns and scored four other times to lead Plymouth State to a 35-15 win over Bridgewater. Dudek, who rushed for 274 yards, also tied Wilbert Montgomery's overall collegiate record of 70 touchdowns, set at Abilene Christian, which plays in the NAIA. Montgomery now plays for the Detroit Lions. Dudek scored a career-high five touchdowns on runs of 16, 58, 10, 35 and 32 yards.
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January 30, 1988 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Somewhere in this happy land, the sun is shining bright. As a matter of fact, it's right here but a lot of good that does Joe Dudek, who did so much one wild night to get his former Bronco teammates here and who now sits at home in icy Boston, an afterthought, or a non-thought. He's been waived again. He didn't feel right about asking for tickets. Where would the Broncos have been without him?
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July 23, 1986
Former big league outfielder Harry (Peanuts) Lowrey, who died earlier this month, played bit parts in a number of films while he was growing up in Culver City and while he was playing for the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League. One of the movies was "The Winning Team," starring Ronald Reagan as Grover Cleveland Alexander.
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October 15, 1987
Minnesota made its only other World Series appearance in 1965, losing to the Dodgers in seven games after winning the first two. Sandy Koufax normally would have pitched the first game for the Dodgers, but he scratched himself because it fell on Yom Kippur. Don Drysdale got the assignment and lasted only 2 innings as the Twins won, 8-2. Said Manager Walter Alston as he removed Drysdale from the game: "Why couldn't you be Jewish, too?"
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July 24, 1986
Utah Jazz Coach Frank Layden, the Henny Youngman of the NBA, received an honorary degree from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Addressing the students, he said, "Your president, Dr. Dick, told me they considered giving an honorary degree to Rodney Dangerfield, but Dangerfield was going to charge a fee. " 'Don't worry about it,' I told him. 'You'll still get his material.'
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May 1, 1986 | Associated Press
It was midnight when Joe Dudek finally gave up and went to bed. Flowers, balloons and high hopes had filled his parents' home in suburban Quincy. Relatives and friends had come for a celebration. In the end, they were there for consolation. "I had the champagne waiting and never got a chance to open it up," Dudek said. "It hurt." Only two players in college football history--Tony Dorsett and Charles White--have run for more than Dudek's 5,570 yards.
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October 27, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Joe Dudek ran 58 yards for a touchdown Saturday to break Walter Payton's NCAA record for rushing touchdowns and scored four other times to lead Plymouth State to a 35-15 win over Bridgewater. Dudek, who rushed for 274 yards, also tied Wilbert Montgomery's overall collegiate record of 70 touchdowns, set at Abilene Christian, which plays in the NAIA. Montgomery now plays for the Detroit Lions. Dudek scored a career-high five touchdowns on runs of 16, 58, 10, 35 and 32 yards.
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October 24, 1985 | Associated Press
National recognition doesn't come easy playing for Plymouth State College, unless you do what Joe Dudek is about to do. With 65 touchdowns, Dudek is just one shy of matching Walter Payton's NCAA record. He will go for it Saturday when the Panthers play Bridgewater (Mass.) State. With three games left, he also has a shot at Wilbert Montgomery's overall collegiate record of 70, set at an NAIA school (Abilene Christian). "I can't say I'm not excited about it," Dudek says.
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