September 29, 1993 |
The agent for Green Bay Packer linebacker Tony Bennett said that two days of meetings with team officials brought no compromise in the 75-day stalemate, and that Bennett might sit out the season. "I don't anticipate anything happening for quite some time," agent Pat Dye Jr. told the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Dye said he proposed an offer that would have paid Bennett an average of $1.5 million per season over two years. Reports said Bennett had earlier been seeking a three-year deal averaging $2.
October 16, 2013 |
The world in 1959 was introduced to the famed Mercury 7 astronauts, who led America's epic race to the moon. They were "The Right Stuff. " The world on Wednesday was introduced to an inaugural 13 members of the College Football Playoff selection committee, charged to lead America's epic race out of BCS orbit. If they don't get it "right," they may get "stuffed. " This group should in no way be confused with our space heroes of yesteryear even though the committee does include Mike Gould, a lieutenant general from the Air Force.
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 |
Despite a freaky month in the markets, the dollar is holding its own against foreign currencies as some investors have returned to the buck for (relative) safety. It's up against the Euro, British pound and Japanese yen . . . . 34 wineries will be open for tours during Temecula Valley's 2nd Annual Wine & Culinary Showcase Sept. 10 . . . . Enjoy a free evening of art, culture, and music (30 stops in all) at downtown Santa Barbara's 1 st Thursday event , Sept.
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.