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January 3, 1988 | Mike Downey
Into each thick skull, a coach attempts to knock some sense. He teaches. He preaches. He advocates sportsmanship. And above all else, there are two goals he, or she, recommends emphatically to every athlete who walks into practice: Winning and trying.
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January 2, 2006 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
There are a lot of things that seem as if they don't quite belong at this Sugar Bowl, displaced from New Orleans because of Hurricane Katrina. There was the Mardi Gras-style parade down Peachtree Street on New Year's Eve, a small but earnest attempt to bring a little bit of the Big Easy to Atlanta. There is the game itself, tonight in the Georgia Dome instead of the damaged Louisiana Superdome.
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January 1, 1993 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is just as well that No. 1-ranked Miami and No. 2-rated Alabama at last meet for the national championship in tonight's Sugar Bowl game at the Superdome. After all, the human ear can listen to only so much pregame posturing. In no specific order: --Miami linebacker Rohan Marley, who doesn't even start, said, "We're going to kick (butt)." --Alabama running back Derrick Lassic chided Marley for his lack of manners and said, "I got something for him."
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December 27, 2005 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
In the terrible days after Hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana Superdome, home of the Sugar Bowl game since 1975, became a putrid symbol of national disgrace. When a few Sugar Bowl staffers were allowed inside after the evacuation of the cavernous building that was meant to be a refuge for storm victims, they found their offices looted and a stadium that could not possibly be fit for a game in January.
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December 30, 1993 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His career at West Virginia will be remembered for one drop and one catch, each with millions of dollars at stake. Ed Hill, a senior receiver, an amateur, had the whole world in his hands. Twice. Had he accepted a T-shirt or under-the-table money from a booster to fly home for Christmas, NCAA investigators might have swarmed his dormitory.
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January 3, 1989 | BOB OATES, Times Staff Writer
An athlete who says he's the best there is in college football should have to back it up in a bowl game. And Monday night, Deion Sanders, who calls himself Prime Time, finally did. In the last 5 seconds of the 55th Sugar Bowl, the Auburn Tigers were on the move to what would have been the winning touchdown when they were interrupted in the end zone by Sanders, Florida State's All-American cornerback.
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July 11, 1991 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Schultz, executive director of the NCAA, predicted early this year that college football will soon have a playoff system that determines a true national champion. "It's coming before you know it," he said. In the meantime, officials of four bowls, five conferences and Notre Dame announced Wednesday that they have agreed to form an alliance to make a national championship game more likely each year, starting with the 1992 season.
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January 1, 1989 | BOB OATES, Times Staff Writer
Cornerback Deion Sanders, the uninhibited orator of Florida State, is often identified as the best athlete in college sports. And he couldn't agree more. He is as good as he is flamboyant, his teammates and adversaries all say, and Sanders' opinion makes it unanimous. Deion, as in neon, is generally called by his first name, although at Clemson this season he was called some other things as well.
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January 4, 2000 | By CHRIS DUFRESNE
We heard all week about the lack of respect accorded No. 2 Virginia Tech in its quest to upend No. 1 Florida State for the national title in tonight's Sugar Bowl at the Superdome. It prompted a flashback: Call it deja voodoo. On Jan. 1, 1994, a Big East team from the "Virginias" marched into the Big Easy to take on a floor wiper from the "Floridas."
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January 4, 2005 | J.A. Adande
Thank you, Auburn. You did your part. Sorry that you won't have anything but a homemade banner to honor your accomplishment, but your sacrifice will be remembered one day when this BCS system comes toppling down like Sauron's tower at the end of "The Lord of the Rings."
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January 4, 2005 | J.A. Adande
Thank you, Auburn. You did your part. Sorry that you won't have anything but a homemade banner to honor your accomplishment, but your sacrifice will be remembered one day when this BCS system comes toppling down like Sauron's tower at the end of "The Lord of the Rings."
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January 4, 2005 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
The Auburn Tigers are undefeated and unsatisfied. The "We're No. 1" chant from fans rang a bit hollow when it started almost perfunctorily in the minutes after the Tigers' somewhat muted celebration of a 13-0 season. Their 16-13 Sugar Bowl defeat of No.
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January 5, 2004 | Mike DiGiovanna and Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writers
Bringing an end to the college football season but not to the controversy that engulfed it, Louisiana State defeated Oklahoma, 21-14, on Sunday night to win the Sugar Bowl and the Bowl Championship Series national title. LSU will share title honors with Rose Bowl winner USC, which was named Associated Press national champion later Sunday night. The BCS was created in 1998 specifically to head off a shared championship, and had done so each season until this one.
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January 4, 2004 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
It has been almost a month since Oklahoma lost its only game of the season, a 35-7 thrashing at the hands of Kansas State in the Big 12 Conference championship game on Dec. 6, but the defeat remains fresh in the minds of the Sooners and continues to motivate them going into tonight's Sugar Bowl game against Louisiana State. "That was a real eye opener," defensive end Dan Cody said. "The problem was we got on a cloud three-quarters of the way through the season.
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January 4, 2004
OKLAHOMA RUN OFFENSE VS. LSU RUN DEFENSE * Since rolling up 342 yards rushing in a 77-0 win over Texas A&M on Nov. 8, the Sooners have struggled to find a consistent running game, gaining only 56 yards in a 41-3 victory over Baylor on Nov. 15, 78 yards in a 56-25 win over Texas Tech on Nov. 22 and 83 yards in a 35-7 loss to Kansas State on Dec. 6. Kejuan Jones (899 yards, 11 touchdowns) and Renaldo Works (750 yards, eight touchdowns) are Oklahoma's top rushers.
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January 3, 2004 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
With all the rhetoric flying around college football about the bowl championship series system failing to produce a true national champion, it was left to a soft-spoken cornerback from Louisiana State to provide perhaps the most sage perspective on the controversy that has dominated headlines for the last month.
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January 2, 2006 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
There are a lot of things that seem as if they don't quite belong at this Sugar Bowl, displaced from New Orleans because of Hurricane Katrina. There was the Mardi Gras-style parade down Peachtree Street on New Year's Eve, a small but earnest attempt to bring a little bit of the Big Easy to Atlanta. There is the game itself, tonight in the Georgia Dome instead of the damaged Louisiana Superdome.
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January 3, 2000 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Shane Beamer, Virginia Tech's long snapper on punts, can't take much of the on-field credit for the Hokies' 11-0 season, but he has played an important role as liaison between the players and coach. Beamer, a senior, is the son of Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer. "Obviously, I know what's going on with the team and sometimes I have said things," Shane said Sunday.
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January 2, 2004 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
As USC sealed its 28-14 Rose Bowl victory over Michigan Thursday, and a split national championship went from possible to inevitable, the realization began to set in among players from Oklahoma and Louisiana State. The Sooners and Tigers will meet in the Superdome Sunday night in a Sugar Bowl billed as the bowl championship series title game -- which was designed to determine an undisputed national champion. But USC, ranked No.
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January 2, 2004 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
If you're a big fan of the blitz, you'll enjoy watching Louisiana State's defense go after Oklahoma quarterback Jason White in Sunday's Sugar Bowl. "I think LSU will blitz Jason in warmups," Sooner offensive line coach Kevin Wilson said Thursday. "They keep coming, and that's nothing new. We have to make sure we're balanced, mix the run with the pass and keep sticking it to them."
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