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February 21, 1989 | From Associated Press
Appalachian State coach Sparky Woods was named the new head football coach at South Carolina today, ending a search that began just over two weeks ago after the sudden death of Joe Morrison. "If your goal is to be the best and reach the top, then I think it's here," Woods said after being introduced as the school's new head coach at a news conference today.
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December 22, 1989
Exactly 10 months after being hired, South Carolina football coach Sparky Woods signed a five-year contract that will pay him $95,000 annually and includes graduation and drug-testing provisions.
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SPORTS
February 22, 1989
South Carolina named Appalachian State's Sparky Woods as its football coach, ending a search that began two weeks ago, after the sudden death of Joe Morrison.
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September 12, 1989 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
There is a song being played on local radio stations and it is growing in popularity. It is a heroic tale of a man coming down from the mountains to lead a people out of darkness. Or, in this case, a university. The song is "Sparky Rock" and the subject is Sparky Woods, new football coach at the University of South Carolina. "Down from the mountains in the Appalachian land, "Came a young coach with the future in his hand. " . . . To lead the fighting Gamecocks on to solid ground."
SPORTS
February 21, 1989
Appalachian State Coach Sparky Woods, who guided the Mountaineers to back-to-back Southern Conference titles in 1986 and 1987, will be named the new football coach at South Carolina at a news conference today, sources said. Woods held a team meeting Monday night to tell his players of his decision to leave the Boone, N.C., university for South Carolina.
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September 12, 1989 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
There is a song being played on local radio stations and it is growing in popularity. It is a heroic tale of a man coming down from the mountains to lead a people out of darkness. Or, in this case, a university. The song is "Sparky Rock" and the subject is Sparky Woods, new football coach at the University of South Carolina. "Down from the mountains in the Appalachian land, "Came a young coach with the future in his hand. " . . . To lead the fighting Gamecocks on to solid ground."
SPORTS
October 13, 1992 | Associated Press
Coach Don James of top-ranked Washington moved Mark Brunell ahead of Billy Joe Hobert at quarterback Monday. Brunell, a senior, will start in place of Hobert, a junior, on Saturday when the 5-0 Huskies play at 3-3 Oregon. Washington has a 19-game winning streak, including 17-0 with Hobert as its starting quarterback. James said Brunell outplayed Hobert during Washington's 35-16 victory over California on Saturday.
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September 26, 1998 | Associated Press
Former South Carolina offensive lineman Anton Gunn said Friday that while he was with the Gamecocks, players copied homework from tutors and looked at sample tests. "I won't say it was expressly a push from anybody's football staff," Gunn told The Associated Press by phone from Washington. "It's really a bigger problem with all of college football." Gunn's comments first showed up in The Wall Street Journal.
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January 21, 1987 | Associated Press
Bill Dooley, who resigned as head coach at Virginia Tech after the 1986 season, is expected to be named the head football coach at Wake Forest today, The News and Observer of Raleigh reported in today's editions. The school has called a news conference for this morning in Winston-Salem.
SPORTS
December 29, 1993 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI
If forced to pick between his Heisman Trophy or a national championship ring, Florida State quarterback Charlie Ward said the choice would be a no-brainer. "The second one is more meaningful than the first one," said Ward, who has collected 23 postseason awards, including the Heisman. "I'm not saying I don't enjoy (the Heisman) . . . it's something good to have, but I'd rather have a national championship." He isn't the only one.
SPORTS
February 21, 1989
Appalachian State Coach Sparky Woods, who guided the Mountaineers to back-to-back Southern Conference titles in 1986 and 1987, will be named the new football coach at South Carolina at a news conference today, sources said. Woods held a team meeting Monday night to tell his players of his decision to leave the Boone, N.C., university for South Carolina.
SPORTS
February 21, 1989 | From Associated Press
Appalachian State coach Sparky Woods was named the new head football coach at South Carolina today, ending a search that began just over two weeks ago after the sudden death of Joe Morrison. "If your goal is to be the best and reach the top, then I think it's here," Woods said after being introduced as the school's new head coach at a news conference today.
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