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October 3, 1989 | DAVE McKIBBEN
Sal Aunese left here three years ago for the University of Colorado to play quarterback and get an education. Aunese performed the first task brilliantly, leading the Colorado Buffaloes to an 8-4 season and a Freedom Bowl appearance in his second year as the starter. Aunese did not have the opportunity to complete the second task. He died of stomach cancer Sept. 23 at age 21.
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August 12, 1990 | JIM MURRAY
Football coaches are often very big on prayer in the locker room before a big game. An Orange Bowl is worth praying for. So is a national championship. But cynics say you don't always find them on their knees the day after the game. They put God on hold until they need him again.
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October 27, 1988 | CURT HOLBREICH, Times Staff Writer
Under a high blue sky on a perfect fall day last week, with the front range of the Rocky Mountains at his back and the bustle of noontime in front of the University of Colorado's Norlin Library passing before his eyes, Sal Aunese sat on a concrete bench and talked about freedom. Not the freedom politicians talk of on the campaign trail. Not an abstract notion that sprung from the head of philosophers. His was a concept of freedom in its rawest form.
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December 15, 1989 | CURT HOLBREICH
San Diego State has resolved a scheduling conflict with the Padres at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium by moving its home football game with Texas El Paso next season to Nov. 24. The game had been scheduled to be played Sept. 22, but the Padres took that Saturday night date for the second of a three-game series with the Cincinnati Reds.
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October 15, 1989 | SALLY JENKINS, WASHINGTON POST
Colorado acknowledges Sal Aunese as if he is still present. "Sal says" and "Sal is," the Buffaloes say. They nominate him for MVP awards, wear his name on their jersey sleeves, and point to the places he should and used to be. There is more than just a season going on at Colorado. A team that a year ago was blighted by arrests plays with greater cause and emotion than anyone in the country after burying its 21-year-old quarterback. That the Buffaloes are undefeated at 5-0 and ranked No.
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September 24, 1989
Cancer-stricken Colorado quarterback Sal Aunese remained hospitalized with breathing problems and his condition was changed from stable to serious at University Hospital in Boulder, Colo. He is a very sick young man,"said Bobbi Barrow, a hospital spokeswoman. "He remains on oxygen but is not today undergoing any chemotherapy or radiation (treatments)."
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September 25, 1989 | Associated Press
A memorial service is scheduled on campus today for former University of Colorado and Vista quarterback Sal Aunese, who died Saturday following a six-month battle with inoperable stomach cancer. Aunese, 21, the honorary Colorado football captain whose struggle with cancer helped inspire his teammates to three consecutive victories this season, was admitted to University Hospital in Denver a week ago with breathing problems.
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September 24, 1989 | Associated Press
Former University of Colorado quarterback Sal Aunese died of cancer Saturday night, a week after being admitted to University Hospital. He was 21. Aunese died shortly before 9 p.m., MDT, hospital spokesman Brad Bawmann said. Wayne Gersoff, the attending physician, told a news conference called less than two hours after Aunese's death: "He was a tremendous warrior and put up one of the greatest fights anyone could imagine. Unfortunately, the fight had to come to an end."
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March 31, 1989 | CURT HOLBREICH, Times Staff Writer
Sal Aunese, the University of Colorado's starting quarterback, has inoperable stomach cancer, according to a doctor's diagnosis. The diagnosis was confirmed after a biopsy this week revealed that the cancer has spread to his lungs and the lymph nodes near the lungs, team physician Dr. Wayne Gersoff said Thursday. "It is a bad tumor to have," Gersoff said by telephone from his Denver office.
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October 29, 1989 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Linebacker Junior Seau of USC wears a towel with the name 'Sal' printed in large letters. Sal refers to Sal Aunese, the Colorado quarterback who died last month after a six-month battle with stomach cancer. Seau and Aunese were cousins who grew up together in San Diego. "We were very close," Seau said. "He lived down the street from me and we went to church together." Seau has dedicated his season to Aunese. "I talk to him every day," Seau said. "I say, 'Sal here we go again.'
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October 15, 1989 | SALLY JENKINS, WASHINGTON POST
Colorado acknowledges Sal Aunese as if he is still present. "Sal says" and "Sal is," the Buffaloes say. They nominate him for MVP awards, wear his name on their jersey sleeves, and point to the places he should and used to be. There is more than just a season going on at Colorado. A team that a year ago was blighted by arrests plays with greater cause and emotion than anyone in the country after burying its 21-year-old quarterback. That the Buffaloes are undefeated at 5-0 and ranked No.
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October 3, 1989 | SAM McMANIS, Times Staff Writer
A swell of crowd noise, loud enough to blot out thought and envelop the senses, was periodically piped into the football stadium at the University of Colorado on an otherwise quiet afternoon last week. Strangely, however, this intrusion into the Buffaloes' practice did not have the desired effect. Although sound reverberated off empty seats and could be heard a block away, students on foot or bikes seemed not to notice. No one running plays on the field seemed too bothered, either.
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October 3, 1989 | DAVE McKIBBEN
Sal Aunese left here three years ago for the University of Colorado to play quarterback and get an education. Aunese performed the first task brilliantly, leading the Colorado Buffaloes to an 8-4 season and a Freedom Bowl appearance in his second year as the starter. Aunese did not have the opportunity to complete the second task. He died of stomach cancer Sept. 23 at age 21.
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September 25, 1989 | Associated Press
A memorial service is scheduled on campus today for former University of Colorado and Vista quarterback Sal Aunese, who died Saturday following a six-month battle with inoperable stomach cancer. Aunese, 21, the honorary Colorado football captain whose struggle with cancer helped inspire his teammates to three consecutive victories this season, was admitted to University Hospital in Denver a week ago with breathing problems.
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August 12, 1990 | JIM MURRAY
Football coaches are often very big on prayer in the locker room before a big game. An Orange Bowl is worth praying for. So is a national championship. But cynics say you don't always find them on their knees the day after the game. They put God on hold until they need him again.
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August 20, 1989 | TAD BARTIMUS, Associated Press
He's only 21, on the cusp of manhood, but to many Sal Aunese has become a teacher, an inspiration, a role model. Until last March, Aunese was a successful quarterback with one more year left at the University of Colorado. He had gained the most total offense--1,401 yards--of any Colorado player in a decade.
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September 24, 1989
Cancer-stricken Colorado quarterback Sal Aunese remained hospitalized with breathing problems and his condition was changed from stable to serious at University Hospital in Boulder, Colo. He is a very sick young man,"said Bobbi Barrow, a hospital spokeswoman. "He remains on oxygen but is not today undergoing any chemotherapy or radiation (treatments)."
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September 24, 1989 | Associated Press
Former University of Colorado quarterback Sal Aunese died of cancer Saturday night, a week after being admitted to University Hospital. He was 21. Aunese died shortly before 9 p.m., MDT, hospital spokesman Brad Bawmann said. Wayne Gersoff, the attending physician, told a news conference called less than two hours after Aunese's death: "He was a tremendous warrior and put up one of the greatest fights anyone could imagine. Unfortunately, the fight had to come to an end."
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