April 29, 1989
On a day that was supposed to be Troy Aikman's, the coverage given to Rodney Peete and Erik Affholter (both middle picks) far outweighed that given to the nation's No. 1 pick and highest-paid rookie. HARPER LELAND CLAUDE O'BRIEN Westwood
December 15, 1988
Quarterback Troy Aikman and cornerback Darryl Henley of UCLA, and safety Mark Carrier of USC were named to first-team berths on the United Press International All-American football team. Split end Erik Affholter of USC was named to the second team.
November 17, 1987 |
When you consider what he did Saturday and has done all year, you would consider that quality quarterback Troy Aikman cost the UCLA Bruins a bundle in terms of man-hours needed to recruit him, plane trips to his home in Oklahoma, expensive dinners, a lot of heavy begging from Coach Terry Donahue, maybe a few sweet somethings whispered in his ear by devoted alumni, a protracted expensive courtship. All Terry Donahue had to do was answer the phone.
September 17, 1988
I'm sick to death of all the biased comments aimed against the UCLA football program. The reason UCLA schedules San Diego State and Cal State Long Beach is that there is a lot of regional interest in such contests, which in addition, provide a nice monetary purse, as well as much-needed exposure to two programs that are on the way up. In the next three years, the Bruins are scheduled to play such teams as Michigan, Tennessee, Brigham Young...
November 19, 1988
What about Barry Sanders for the Heisman? The race is more than Troy Aikman and Rodney Peete. Sanders, a junior at Oklahoma State, is leading the nation in rushing with 2,003 yards and will challenge Marcus Allen's NCAA season record of 2,342. This season, Sanders ranks in the top 35 in team rushing by himself. GARY CAMPBELL Visalia