December 1, 1997 |
The Atlanta Falcons made sure Sunday that they and the Seattle Seahawks kept moving in different directions. Rookie Byron Hanspard ran back a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown as the Falcons improved their winning streak to three with a 24-17 victory over the Seahawks. The Falcons (5-8) handed the Seahawks (6-7) their third consecutive defeat and virtually eliminated them from the playoffs despite being held to no first downs and 29 yards in the second half.
April 30, 1989 |
While he was making the grade on the football field last fall, Washington State's Rich Swinton was posting unsatisfactory grades in the classroom. But after a semester on academic probation, the former National Merit Scholar from Montclair Prep said that the crisis is over. "I got caught up in the college life--partying--and I lost sight of my goals," he said. "It took this big kick in the rear to wake me up. I'm awake now." Last fall, Swinton became only the sixth ballcarrier in Washington State history to rush for more than 1,000 yards, running for 1,018 yards and 12 touchdowns as the Cougars posted a 9-3 record and earned an Aloha Bowl bid. But WSU's best performance on the field since 1930 did not carry over into the classroom, where the team's grade-point average dropped to 1.94.
July 20, 2012 |
The trickle down from the Pac-12Conference's new television deal is already being felt at UCLA, which has invested heavily in its football staff. Head Coach Jim Mora received a five-year, $11.235-million deal when he was hired in December. Former coach Rick Neuheisel received a five-year, $6.25-million contract in 2008. Athletic department officials expect UCLA to take in $17.6 million this year from television contracts, multimedia rights and apparel sales. The Pac-12 has a $3-billion television deal with Fox and ESPN.
March 9, 1994 |
Denver is prepared to make Raider wide receiver Tim Brown an offer that could go as high as $11 million over four years, according to a Bronco official. Should the offer be that big, it would be worth $2.7 million per season, which would make Brown the highest-paid receiver in the league. Brown, coming off his best season, is a transition player, meaning the Raiders can retain him by matching any offer. Brown arrived in Denver on Tuesday night to meet with Bronco officials.
November 18, 1991 |
Quarterback Chris Miller of the Atlanta Falcons told his offensive linemen he would buy them dinner if they took care of him during Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Hungry for a victory after being embarrassed in the Falcons' previous game, the linemen responded by giving Miller enough protection to throw three scoring passes to Andre Rison during a club-record 33-point second quarter that carried the Falcons to a 43-7 victory.
September 17, 1990 |
The Atlanta Falcons were aggressive and rough again Sunday, but this time it worked against them. The Falcons held Detroit to just 51 second-half yards, but key penalties hurt, and the Lions hung on for a 21-14 victory. "It's our style of play," said Falcon Coach Jerry Glanville, who brought his smash-mouth brand of football to Atlanta this season. "That's the way we play. We're an aggressive team and we play hard."
October 15, 1989 |
Washington intercepted four of Bill Musgrave's passes and recovered three fumbles in defeating Oregon, 20-14, in a sloppily played Pacific 10 Conference game Saturday at Seattle. The Huskies took the lead for good in the third quarter on a one-yard touchdown run by quarterback Cary Conklin. The Huskies, 3-3 overall and 1-2 in the conference, avoided losing their fourth consecutive game, which would have been most losses in a row in Coach Don James' 15 seasons in Seattle.
December 22, 1992 |
Troy Aikman threw for three touchdowns and Emmitt Smith ran for 174 yards and scored twice as the Dallas Cowboys clinched the NFC East title with a 41-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night. It was the 14th division title in team history but the first since 1985.
November 29, 1987 |
Robbie Keen's 31-yard field goal with 1:13 left today gave the California Golden Bears a 17-17 Pacific 10 Conference tie with Washington State before a crowd of about 45,000. Until the closing moments, it appeared as if Kevin Adams' 44-yard field goal early in the third quarter would stand up for a Cougar victory. The tie left California with a final 3-6-2 record overall and 2-3-2 in the Pac-10. Washington State finished at 3-7-1 and 1-5-1.
October 8, 1989 |
It was just another one of those crazy Washington State-Oregon football games. In a series known for its high scores, another memorable chapter was written Saturday. The 21st-ranked Cougars beat the No. 23 Ducks, 51-38, in a Pacific 10 game that featured 905 yards total offense, a blocked punt for a touchdown, an 89-yard kickoff return and a line-drive kickoff that bounced off a stunned Washington State defensive lineman and was recovered by Oregon.