November 28, 1992 |
Kansas will play Brigham Young in the Aloha Bowl on Christmas Day. Bowl officials made the announcement after Nebraska beat Oklahoma, 33-9, Friday. Oklahoma needed a victory to get the Big Eight Conference berth in the bowl game. Kansas (7-4) finished its regular season last Saturday with a 22-17 loss to Missouri. BYU (8-4), co-champion of the Western Athletic Conference, defeated Utah, 31-22, last week. It will be Kansas' first bowl appearance since 1981.
October 29, 1987
Quarterback Jeff Burger of Auburn, the leading passer in the Southeastern Conference, and his teammate, offensive tackle Jim Thompson, were declared ineligible Wednesday after the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. said they broke a rule by taking a free flight to go hunting with a family friend of Thompson's. Their eligibility could be restored by the NCAA on appeal--even in time for Auburn's SEC showdown with Florida Saturday night--but it was uncertain when, or how, the NCAA might respond.
October 30, 1987
The National Collegiate Athletic Assn. restored the eligibility of Auburn quarterback Jeff Burger and offensive tackle Jim Thompson Thursday. Burger, however, faces other penalties for failing to cooperate in the school's investigation into a hunting trip the players took with a booster. Both players were told they must reimburse the booster for the cost of the trip. Auburn officials said Burger may play Saturday night against Florida but will not start.
August 12, 1987
Senior quarterback Jeff Burger, whose career is already in jeopardy for alleged plagiarism, was declared ineligible by Auburn University because a coach bailed him out of jail after a fight, according to athletic department officials. Former Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan, the coach who signed a $700 property bond to get Burger out of jail July 14, was reprimanded by the university and Coach Pat Dye for violating National Collegiate Athletic Assn.
August 23, 2011 |
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December 17, 1992 |
Auburn students and supporters screamed "Go to hell!" and booed as former football player Eric Ramsey received his diploma on Wednesday, only three weeks after his claims of cheating led to Coach Pat Dye's resignation. Eaves Memorial Coliseum erupted in taunts and jeers as Ramsey's name was announced. Another chorus of boos went up when his wife, Twilitta, was awarded her degree. The couple hugged on stage, and Ramsey waved. "Go to hell, Ramsey, go to hell!" some chanted. "Get him out of here!"
January 24, 1988 |
It's boxes of sour grapes for boxes of ugly ties. Workers at a Montgomery radio station were eager to get rid of the grapes, collected to send to Syracuse football Coach Dick MacPherson in response to 2,000 ties sent to Auburn Coach Pat Dye by Syracuse fans upset that he decided to go for a tie in the Sugar Bowl. "It's getting pretty ripe in here," said Larry Stevens, general manager of WHHY, where the boxes of sour grapes were stacked for shipping today.
January 12, 1988
President Reagan visited Cleveland Monday and was presented with a football used Saturday in the Browns' playoff victory over the Indianapolis Colts. It turned out that the ball, signed by Brown quarterback Bernie Kosar, was too hot to handle. While boarding Air Force One for the flight back to Washington, Reagan tossed the ball to CBS reporter Bill Plante, who dropped it. Plante picked up the ball and tried to throw it back toward Reagan, but it hit the side of the steps leading to the plane.
October 4, 2002 |
Tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. and fullback Kyle Cobia of No. 1 Miami may not start Saturday against Connecticut because of unspecified violations of team policy, Coach Larry Coker said Thursday. In other news: A report in the Memphis Commercial Appeal said Tennessee Coach Phillip Fulmer is upset that the NCAA, which has tracked graduation rates since 1984, reported that only 8% of his 1995 recruiting class had graduated.