December 10, 2010 |
When the Rose Parade winds down and the football game begins at the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day, no Pac-10 team will be on the field. But don't cry for Pasadena, the host city of the historic game. Pasadena and all of Southern California are certain to reap big economic benefits again, experts said, as two teams from Middle America draw an army of free-spending fans to the region. "With such events, the farther they travel the better," said Michael Harker, a senior partner with Enigma Research Corp.
August 24, 2009 |
The Times' Chris Dufresne unveils his preseason college football top 25, one day (and team) at a time. No. 11 Texas Christian Texas Christian is a fine team, with a fine defense, and a fine coach. The Horned Frogs should have a fine year -- so there you have it. And that's not nearly enough type to fill this capsule. To be frog frank, not nearly enough attention has been paid to TCU. Maybe it has to do with the school's vagabond conference wanderings or the fact Rankman has never stepped foot on its Fort Worth campus.
November 13, 2003 |
Welcome to this week's edition of "Inside Political Football," hosted by weak-side linebacker Rolf Blitzer. Two weeks after Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) called college football "un-American" and "a rigged game," the bowl championship series system some have deemed a monopoly may have found a get-out-of-jail-free card. Texas Christian, only days ago Exhibit A evidence that a non-BCS school could never break through the BCS glass ceiling, is 9-0 and No. 6 in the BCS standings.
October 22, 2000
When Texas Christian stunned USC, 28-19, in the 1998 Sun Bowl, it seemed to signify a turning point for both programs, most strikingly the demise of Tailback U. The rise of the Horned Frogs and the fall of the Trojans is commonly attributed to the coaching of Dennis Franchione and Paul Hackett, respectively. USC UNDER HACKETT Record Since Sun Bowl: 9-10 Last 11 games: USC is 6-5 Bowls: No Bowl Appearance in '99 Conference: Currently in last place in Pac-10.
November 21, 1999 |
LaDainian Tomlinson of Texas Christian broke the NCAA Division I-A rushing record, gaining 406 yards and scoring six touchdowns in 43 carries as the Horned Frogs defeated Texas El Paso, 52-24, Saturday in a Western Athletic Conference game. Tomlinson broke the record held by Tony Sands of Kansas, who rushed for 396 yards in 58 carries against Missouri on Nov. 23, 1991. The junior first-year starter also set a single-season rushing record for TCU, 6-4 overall and 4-2 in the WAC.
January 1, 1999 |
The best move Chris Claiborne made was when he said, earnestly and often, that he would let his coach, Paul Hackett, determine whether Claiborne will skip his senior year at USC and turn pro. The best moments of the telecast of the Sun Bowl game between USC and Texas Christian were the clever commercials that Bob Newhart did for Norwest, the conglomerate that sponsored the Sun Bowl.