April 9, 2000 |
He's the best-kept secret in Southern California. As next weekend's NFL draft approaches, few except the true aficionados of college football have even heard of Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila. But NFL scouts know him. They've been calling his coach at San Diego State, Ted Tollner. They have been trying Gbaja-Biamila out, clocking the defensive end, measuring his vertical leap. They have been listening to stories of his strong character and determination.
September 11, 1998 |
* Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. at the Coliseum, Fox Sports West 2. * Story line: Ted Tollner, USC's coach from 1983 through '86, returns to face the Trojans a dozen years later, in his fifth season at San Diego State. Paul Hackett, the latest coach to try to take the USC program back to sustained greatness, has an opportunity for a 2-0 start. * USC update: Young quarterbacks Mike Van Raaphorst and Carson Palmer will both play, with Van Raaphorst starting.
September 12, 1998
* Time: 7:30 p.m. * Site: Coliseum * Television: Fox Sports West 2 * Radio: AM 690, 1540, 1170 The Offenses * Youth is the story, with both teams expected to play two quarterbacks and none of the four more experienced than a sophomore. USC sputtered early against Purdue, but freshman quarterback Carson Palmer sparked a comeback with a 42-yard completion. Starter Mike Van Raaphorst looked especially sharp in practice Thursday, and both may have easier jobs today, with star receiver R.
August 30, 2008 |
The NFL suspended Minnesota left tackle Bryant McKinnie for four games without pay Friday for violating the league's personal conduct policy, a blow to the protection of Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson's blind side. McKinnie has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a street brawl outside a Miami nightclub in February. He will be eligible to return to the Vikings' active roster following the team's Sept. 28 game against Tennessee. McKinnie will also sit out games against Green Bay, Indianapolis and Carolina.
September 10, 2001 |
You know Brett Favre's feeling like his old self when he puts a textbook block on Alonzo Spellman with the game already in hand. "I told Alonzo after I cut him that I thought he was Terry Fair," Favre said after the Green Bay Packers' 28-6 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Favre blocked Spellman--six inches taller and 100 pounds heavier than Fair--after a shovel pass to William Henderson on a play that would go 26 yards in the closing minutes.
September 25, 2005 |
5 RUNNING BACKS WHO COULD STRUGGLE TODAY Stephen Davis, Carolina * He has had four one-yard touchdown runs in two games but should cool against a tough Miami defense. Willis McGahee, Buffalo * Can't be tentative at the line of scrimmage against Atlanta's Keith Brooking and Co. Curtis Martin, N.Y. Jets * He has been held under 100 yards in each of his four games against Jacksonville. Ahman Green, Green Bay * One touchdown in his last nine games, and he hasn't reached 100 yards in his last eight.