December 6, 1996
On Dec. 14, the Downtown Athletic Club of New York will present the award we now know as the Heisman Trophy for the 62nd time. The following is a list of Heisman "lasts." The last winner from the Ivy League: Dick Kazmaier, Princeton (1952). The last player from Army to win: Pete Dawkins (1958). The last player from Navy to win: Roger Staubach (1963). The last player from Notre Dame to win: Tim Brown (1987).
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.
November 14, 2013 |
Michael Phelps has rejoined the U.S. drug testing program, the strongest signal yet that he's planning a comeback for the Rio Olympics. Phelps told the Associated Press on Thursday that "nothing is set in stone" though clearly he has enjoyed getting back into shape - he's down about 15 pounds - and working out with his former team at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. "If I decide to keep going and swim again, then I'll compete," Phelps told the AP in an exclusive telephone interview from Minneapolis, where he is attending an Arena Grand Prix meet this weekend.
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.
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.