March 11, 2003 |
Was it worth it? That's the question that Jim Harrick, like so many other people around college basketball, must be wondering after another messy day for the sport. Does anyone still buy the notion that the difference between the NBA and the NCAA is that the college kids play for the name on the front of the jersey, not the back? College athletes have less to do with the campus than the school's custodial staff. At least the janitors set foot in the classrooms.
September 19, 1992 |
An already difficult task for Cal State Fullerton--playing at 19th-ranked Georgia today--became even tougher when Tennessee managed a last-minute victory on the Bulldogs' home turf last week. The Volunteers scored a touchdown with 50 seconds remaining to take a 34-31 lead. Georgia's comeback bid failed when Andre Hastings, after a 38-yard reception, fumbled away the ball at the Tennessee 34-yard line with 14 seconds to play.
January 27, 1990
Rodney Hampton, Georgia's third-leading career rusher, said he will skip his final season of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.
December 30, 1991 |
Freshman quarterback Eric Zeier had a surprisingly easy time in guiding Georgia to early control of the 16th Independence Bowl. Zeier completed his first seven passes Sunday, including two for first-quarter touchdowns, as No. 25 Georgia defeated Arkansas, 24-15. "The receivers did a great job of catching the ball and the line gave a lot of protection," Zeier said. "All of that makes it real easy for an offense to run smoothly. And coming out quickly on all cylinders made it easy."
September 28, 1991 |
There are the obvious differences between Cal State Fullerton and Georgia. A capacity crowd in the Titans' new on-campus stadium wouldn't fill the end zone in Georgia's 85,434-seat Sanford Stadium. The Bulldogs award 95 full scholarships a year; Fullerton allots the equivalent of 47. Georgia has appeared in 29 bowl games, most of them major; the Titans played in the California Bowl in 1983 and something called the Mercy Bowl in 1971. Then, there are the not-so-obvious differences.
October 1, 1991 |
Titan football coaches were second-guessed for their play-calling in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game against Georgia. Now this is progress. The fact that any fourth-quarter play even had a bearing on the game shows how far the Titans have come.
March 31, 1996 |
Surely, it is Georgia's time, at long last, in this Southeastern Conference/NCAA women's championship game tonight. Surely Georgia (28-4) is the country's best women's program never to have won a national title, and surely this is the team to put Coach Andy Landers on top after 17 seasons, this band of fast, hard-driving athletes who detonated Stanford on Friday. Yet just as surely, who in their right mind could go against Tennessee (31-4) after its last two games in the tournament?