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December 25, 1993 | From Associated Press
No championship was on the line in Friday's John Hancock Bowl. That didn't matter to Oklahoma, which felt as though it won one anyway. The No. 19 Sooners (9-3) rolled to a 41-10 victory over Texas Tech (6-6) to record their fourth convincing victory over a Southwest Conference opponent this season. Oklahoma, of the Big Eight, is 2-0 in the Hancock Bowl; Texas Tech is 1-8.
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September 20, 2003
Somewhere in this edition, Times writers will evaluate the day's college football games. Readers would be well-served to dismiss all predictions. After all, last week you described the previous time UCLA and Illinois met: A 6-3 Bruin victory in the 1991 John Hancock Bowl. To which you prognosticated: "Maybe one of the schools will score a touchdown this time." Wrong. Then you described the first Michigan-Notre Dame meeting, in 1887, when the Wolverines shut out the Irish. You boldly predict of this year's game "probably, Notre Dame will kick a field goal."
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December 27, 1990 | JERRY CROWE
Tailback Ricky Ervins, the most valuable player in USC's 17-10 victory over Michigan last Jan. 1 in the Rose Bowl, didn't even make the trip with the Trojans Wednesday as they flew to El Paso for Monday's John Hancock Bowl against Michigan State. Ervins sprained his left ankle while gaining a season-high 199 yards against Ohio State three months ago at Columbus, Ohio.
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December 25, 1993 | From Associated Press
No championship was on the line in Friday's John Hancock Bowl. That didn't matter to Oklahoma, which felt as though it won one anyway. The No. 19 Sooners (9-3) rolled to a 41-10 victory over Texas Tech (6-6) to record their fourth convincing victory over a Southwest Conference opponent this season. Oklahoma, of the Big Eight, is 2-0 in the Hancock Bowl; Texas Tech is 1-8.
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January 5, 1991
After watching USC in the John Hancock Bowl, this trivia question: What do Marv Marinovich and Dr. Frankenstein have in common? They both created monsters. JOHN PAUL WHITE, Moreno Valley
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November 14, 1991 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A representative of the John Hancock Bowl said Wednesday that a bid will be extended to UCLA Sunday to play Illinois in the game at El Paso on Dec. 31. Jimmy Rogers said UCLA will be offered an invitation whether it wins or loses against Oregon Saturday at the Rose Bowl. NCAA rules prohibit extension of bowl bids until Sunday, but most bowl pairings have already been made.
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January 19, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A set of Internal Revenue Service guidelines has included a ruling that contributions by the Mobil Corp. to the Mobil Cotton Bowl and by the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co., to the John Hancock Bowl are taxable.
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September 7, 1991
USC football teams used to beat Notre Dame, win most of their bowl games and destroy patsies such as Memphis State. USC now loses games in the second half. Well-coached teams win games in the second half. The Memphis State game is not an isolated case. Last year's loss to Michigan State in the John Hancock Bowl is another example. As an alumnus, it is disturbing to witness a rich football heritage sink deeper into the sunset with only memories remaining. JIM OLIVER Anaheim
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January 11, 1992
UCLA played the John Hancock Bowl as though they were coached by Pat Buchanan, with Rush Limbaugh as offensive coordinator. Why was Terry Donahue smiling so broadly at the end of the game? Because the ugly victory was his eighth straight bowl win? He should have walked off the field with a sack over his head. Northwestern would have beaten both of those teams. Is this the bright 1992 future Donahue and UCLA promised their fans? W.G. WILLISON Chino Hills
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September 20, 2003
Somewhere in this edition, Times writers will evaluate the day's college football games. Readers would be well-served to dismiss all predictions. After all, last week you described the previous time UCLA and Illinois met: A 6-3 Bruin victory in the 1991 John Hancock Bowl. To which you prognosticated: "Maybe one of the schools will score a touchdown this time." Wrong. Then you described the first Michigan-Notre Dame meeting, in 1887, when the Wolverines shut out the Irish. You boldly predict of this year's game "probably, Notre Dame will kick a field goal."
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January 19, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A set of Internal Revenue Service guidelines has included a ruling that contributions by the Mobil Corp. to the Mobil Cotton Bowl and by the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co., to the John Hancock Bowl are taxable.
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January 11, 1992
UCLA played the John Hancock Bowl as though they were coached by Pat Buchanan, with Rush Limbaugh as offensive coordinator. Why was Terry Donahue smiling so broadly at the end of the game? Because the ugly victory was his eighth straight bowl win? He should have walked off the field with a sack over his head. Northwestern would have beaten both of those teams. Is this the bright 1992 future Donahue and UCLA promised their fans? W.G. WILLISON Chino Hills
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January 1, 1992 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After being voted most valuable player of the John Hancock Bowl, UCLA linebacker Arnold Ale cradled the bronze trophy like a doctor holding a newborn baby. Ale intercepted one pass and batted down two others as the Bruins defeated Illinois, 6-3, Tuesday before 42,281 fans at the Sun Bowl. Quarterback Jason Verduzco led the Illini from their 20 to the Bruin seven on their second series of the game and faced a third-and-goal situation.
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January 1, 1992 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a contest that was a throwback to leather helmets and the tug of wars of the 1930s, UCLA won the John Hancock Bowl game Tuesday without scoring a touchdown. The Bruins beat Illinois, 6-3, on two field goals by Louis Perez in a game that could be called an epic defensive struggle, or just plain dull. To put the afternoon in perspective, it was the first time since 1940 that no touchdowns were scored in this event, formerly called the Sun Bowl.
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December 28, 1991 | MAL FLORENCE
UCLA will be virtually at full strength physically for its John Hancock Bowl game Tuesday against Illinois at El Paso. Coach Terry Donahue said that tailback Shawn Wills, who sat out four of the last five regular-season games because of a sprained knee, will be available. Wills started four games before his injury. However, Kevin Williams, who gained 1,089 yards for a 6.5-yard average that led the Pacific 10 Conference, will probably be the starting tailback.
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December 7, 1991
I am a member of the UCLA marching band. As is known, our football team is going to the John Hancock Bowl. However, our athletic department has decided to take only 100 of the 230-piece marching band. Meanwhile, Illinois will be bringing their entire 330-piece marching band. Hancock Bowl officials told our band that we will be given a total of 13 minutes on the field, but due to lack of members at the game, we will not be able to perform the field show. Although the Hancock Bowl may not be the most prestigious bowl game, as a representative from the Southland, I feel that the presence of the UCLA band is very important.
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December 28, 1991 | MAL FLORENCE
UCLA will be virtually at full strength physically for its John Hancock Bowl game Tuesday against Illinois at El Paso. Coach Terry Donahue said that tailback Shawn Wills, who sat out four of the last five regular-season games because of a sprained knee, will be available. Wills started four games before his injury. However, Kevin Williams, who gained 1,089 yards for a 6.5-yard average that led the Pacific 10 Conference, will probably be the starting tailback.
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November 6, 1990 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
USC has reached an oral agreement with officials of the John Hancock Bowl and will play in the New Year's Eve game at El Paso, the chairman of the game's selection committee said Monday night. Bowl invitations cannot be officially extended until Nov. 24, but John Folmer of the Hancock Bowl committee said of the Trojans: "They say they want to come, and we say we want them." USC's probable opponent, Folmer said, will be Michigan State, which is 4-3-1 overall and 3-2 in the Big Ten Conference.
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November 14, 1991 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A representative of the John Hancock Bowl said Wednesday that a bid will be extended to UCLA Sunday to play Illinois in the game at El Paso on Dec. 31. Jimmy Rogers said UCLA will be offered an invitation whether it wins or loses against Oregon Saturday at the Rose Bowl. NCAA rules prohibit extension of bowl bids until Sunday, but most bowl pairings have already been made.
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September 7, 1991
USC football teams used to beat Notre Dame, win most of their bowl games and destroy patsies such as Memphis State. USC now loses games in the second half. Well-coached teams win games in the second half. The Memphis State game is not an isolated case. Last year's loss to Michigan State in the John Hancock Bowl is another example. As an alumnus, it is disturbing to witness a rich football heritage sink deeper into the sunset with only memories remaining. JIM OLIVER Anaheim
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