August 31, 2003 |
Nebraska summoned more than 800 former players and coaches to attend the Cornhuskers' opener against Oklahoma State. What made it different from a cheap motivational ploy for fans and current players is the simple fact that Nebraska could actually get more than 800 former players and coaches together in Lincoln on Labor Day weekend. Talk about dedication to the cause. Former coach Tom Osborne was there to see the Cornhuskers' 17-7 victory over the Cowboys.
December 10, 2004
Winners of the Walter Camp player of the year award: *--* 2004--Matt Leinart, USC 2003--Larry Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh 2002--Larry Johnson, Penn State 2001--Eric Crouch, Nebraska 2000--Josh Heupel, Oklahoma 1999--Ron Dayne, Wisconsin 1998--Ricky Williams, Texas 1997--Charles Woodson, Michigan 1996--Danny Wuerffel, Florida 1995--Eddie George, Ohio State 1994--Rashaan Salaam, Colorado 1993--Charlie Ward, Florida State 1992--Gino Torretta, Miami 1991--Desmond Howard, Michigan 1990--Raghib Ismail,
January 29, 1987
Former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers was convicted in San Diego Wednesday of assault with a deadly weapon and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm. Rodgers was sent to county jail immediately by San Diego Superior Court Judge Jack Levitt, who set sentencing for Feb. 25. Deputy district attorney Stephen Anear said Rodgers could receive a maximum sentence of four years and eight months in state prison.
October 1, 2000 |
Eric Crouch needed a little help this time. Crouch passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, but No. 1 Nebraska needed scoring returns by Bobby Newcombe and Jamie Burrow to hold off Missouri, 42-24, Saturday night. Newcombe had a school-record 95-yard punt return late in the second quarter and Burrow, a linebacker, returned a fumble recovery 28 yards for a score in the third quarter.
January 13, 1985
UC Irvine defeated the University of Pacific, 69-64, Saturday night in a Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. game at Irvine that included 43 fouls, including one technical, 34 turnovers and a near bench-clearing brawl. "Overall, this may have been the most physical game I've ever been in," said Anteater forward Tod Murphy, sporting a bump on the side of his face. "There's only one way to describe a game like this physical . . . and sloppy."
December 20, 1985 |
Two former college athletes are creating an organization to "look after the rights of major college football and basketball players." Johnny Rodgers and Dick DeVenzio announced the formation of Revenue Producing Major College Players Assn. at a news conference Thursday. They said their objective is to force NCAA universities to use money generated by football and basketball players to enhance the education and careers of those players.
January 4, 1986 |
Gary Wellman has a busy schedule in the weeks ahead. The Westlake High senior, who scored 23 touchdowns as an all-purpose back for the Warriors' football team this season, is going through the college football recruiting process. Wellman has already visited the University of Colorado and will soon be leaving for Stanford, Arizona, California and USC on recruiting trips. Between junkets he'll be running down to the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Jan.
October 26, 2008 |
No. 4 Oklahoma 58, at Kansas State 35: DeMarco Murray racked up 167 total yards and four touchdowns, and the Sooners (7-1, 4-1) withstood a 21-point rally by the Wildcats (4-4, 1-3) in the highest-scoring first half in school history to win at Manhattan. Oklahoma led, 55-28, at halftime to match its total from a 76-0 win in 1942. No. 8 Texas Tech 63, at No.
September 5, 2012 |
James McAlister had two great runs on a dream-like night 40 years ago. One was a 30-yard gain on UCLA's first play from scrimmage. The other was a sprint across the Coliseum floor to the locker room following the Bruins' 20-17 upset of Nebraska, which had come into the game as the top-ranked team in college football. "I normally walked off the field," said McAlister, now 61 and the track and field coach at Charter Oak High. "We sat around the locker room thinking, 'We just beat the No. 1 team in the nation.' " The Cornhuskers, who were two-time defending national champions, came west toting a 32-game unbeaten streak.
September 12, 1999 |
Nebraska backup quarterback Eric Crouch managed to do something in a little more than two quarters Saturday that no Cornhusker had done in nearly 26 years. Crouch became the first Nebraska player since Johnny Rodgers in 1973 to run, throw and catch a pass for a touchdown as the No. 5 Cornhuskers beat California, 45-0, at Lincoln, Neb.