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November 9, 1992 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If the bowl coalition puts together a gift list for the holidays, Arizona will be at the top. Thanks to Arizona's 16-3 upset of Washington, which dropped the Huskies out of the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press poll, the complicated coalition arrangement fell neatly into place with the season in the homestretch. Barring any more surprises, the coalition will produce exactly what it was designed to: a matchup between No. 1 and No. 2. On a weekend when they were idle, the Miami Hurricanes regained the No. 1 spot yesterday in the AP poll.
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November 24, 1993 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
So confusing is the postseason picture in college football that it even has the bowl coalition stumped. The proof comes from none other than Donn Bernstein, information director for the 2-year-old coalition, a man who, until yesterday, was thoroughly confident that his well-intentioned organization had every conceivable postseason possibility covered. And yesterday? Oh, that. Yesterday, a caller to the coalition's New York offices posed a scenario - a perfectly realistic scenario, it should be noted - that left even Bernstein stumped.
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October 26, 1994 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Polls? What polls? And what's all this talk about finishing No. 1? Members of news organizations that conduct the college football polls wanted to know yesterday what Penn State coach Joe Paterno thought of the possibility that the winner of Saturday's Nebraska-Colorado game might jump over his top-ranked Nittany Lions next week. They wanted to know if he thought Penn State had to whip Ohio State convincingly on Saturday to keep its No. 1 ranking. And they wanted to know what effect playing in the Big Ten, which is not involved in the bowl-game coalition, would have on State's chance to win the national championship.
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November 8, 1993 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The top-ranked Florida State Seminoles have plenty on their minds. They have their second Game of the Century this season Saturday in South Bend, Ind., against No. 2 Notre Dame. And if the Seminoles win that one, Florida and its scary offense await them on Nov. 27 on the Gators' home turf. So why compound Florida State's task by bringing up dreaded Miami? After all, didn't the Seminoles at long last shed their Hurricane jinx last month with a 28-10 pounding? Yes. But once may not be enough.
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June 15, 1994 | By Chuck Newman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
She came to Philadelphia directly from discussions on the football Bowl Coalition in Newport, R.I., which will be the last time she will have to address that subject for a while. Linda Bruno, former Big East Conference associate commissioner, was introduced yesterday as the new commissioner of the Atlantic Ten Conference, a conference that is known nationally more for basketball than football. Bruno, 39, named to the job last Thursday, succeeds Ron Bertovich, who resigned April 15 to become general manager of Empire Sports Network, not long after the Big East announced it was taking in Rutgers and West Virginia, two staples of the A-10, as all-sports participants.
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December 31, 1993 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
The method for determining a national college football champion still isn't perfect, but you won't hear Dick Enberg or Bob Trumpy complaining. NBC Sports' top pro football announcing team has drawn tomorrow's Orange Bowl game matching Florida State and Nebraska for the national championship (Channel 3, 8 p.m.) At least two other teams, West Virginia and Notre Dame, believe they are candidates for the national title. Unbeaten West Virginia is playing Florida tomorrow in the Sugar Bowl (Channel 6, 8 p.m.)
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December 6, 1993 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Amid signs of strain in college football's two-year-old bowl coalition, matchups for the Orange, Sugar, Cotton and Fiesta Bowls became official yesterday. As expected, the Orange Bowl will be the marquee game, with top-ranked Nebraska playing No. 2 Florida State. Undefeated West Virginia, No. 3 in the final coalition poll released yesterday, snubbed the Cotton Bowl for the more lucrative Sugar Bowl and will meet No. 8 Florida in New Orleans. The Mountaineers' snub certainly didn't disappoint the Cotton Bowl, which selected No. 4 Notre Dame to face seventh-ranked Southwest Conference champion Texas A&M in a rematch of last year's game.
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October 28, 1993 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
A day after U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.), a graduate of the University of Louisville, threatened to investigate whether the new college football bowl coalition violated antitrust laws, Louisville was invited to play in this year's Liberty Bowl. The Cardinals accepted. "They have a fine football program and on any given day they can beat anybody in the country, and we're proud to have them committed to the Liberty Bowl," A.F. "Bud" Dudley, executive director and founder of the Memphis, Tenn.
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June 14, 1995 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Big Ten and the Pacific Ten, which have resisted recent changes in the college bowl landscape, will, after the 2000 football season, consider ending their half-century pact to meet in the Rose Bowl. The conferences, under contract with ABC-TV to play in the Rose Bowl for the next six seasons, have chosen to stay out of the bowl coalition and the newly formed bowl alliance, which begins next season. But Pac-10 commissioner Thomas Hansen said yesterday that because television contracts with all major bowl games expire after the 2000 season, his conference and the Big Ten would consider ending their relationship.
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November 6, 1998 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
Howie Long thinks Ray Rhodes is a good football coach. However, as Long watches the painful decline of the Eagles and Rhodes's uncharacteristic mellowing, he reaches this conclusion: "The best thing that could happen to Ray Rhodes is to move on," the Fox NFL analyst said yesterday from his Charlottesville, Va., home. The former All-Pro defensive lineman from Villanova speculates that if Mike Holmgren leaves Green Bay, Rhodes could move there as head coach. Rhodes is a former defensive coordinator with the Packers.
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June 28, 2012 | Mike Kern
DING DONG, THE wicked witch is at long last expired.   So let's have a moment of silence for the BCS, which for the past 14 years (and the next 2) has decided, for better or whatever, which two teams would play for college football's national championship. To listen to the detractors — and there were a few — it's been mostly for the bad. It must have had something to do with Oregon getting left out in 2001. Or maybe that was Miami in 2000? Did I hear Auburn 2004? Of course, it's only fair to point out that the powers that be did occasionally get it right, too. More than once or twice, as a matter of fact.
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November 6, 1998 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
Howie Long thinks Ray Rhodes is a good football coach. However, as Long watches the painful decline of the Eagles and Rhodes's uncharacteristic mellowing, he reaches this conclusion: "The best thing that could happen to Ray Rhodes is to move on," the Fox NFL analyst said yesterday from his Charlottesville, Va., home. The former All-Pro defensive lineman from Villanova speculates that if Mike Holmgren leaves Green Bay, Rhodes could move there as head coach. Rhodes is a former defensive coordinator with the Packers.
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August 28, 1998 | By Lynn Zinser, Daily News Sports Writer
Arguing about the national champion is an annual tradition in college football, as much a part of the landscape as tailgating and fat guys who paint themselves to get on TV. Some have even grown to appreciate the beauty of it. The arguing that is, not the fat guys. But the other annual tradition in college football is revamping the bowl system that produces that theoretical national champion. The main goal of this tradition is to wipe out the above tradition. It always fails.
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November 9, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
The Pacific 10 and Big Ten football champions could be assured a place in the national-championship structure as soon as next year, a Pac-10 official told the Seattle Times. "A lot of parties would have to sign off," Jim Muldoon, an assistant commissioner of the Pac-10, said Tuesday, "but next year is not out of the question. " Pressure to alter the status quo - the Pac-10 and Big Ten champions play in the Rose Bowl regardless of their status in national polls - began a year ago. Penn State, the Big Ten champion, went unbeaten but was excluded from the national-championship scheme because the Rose Bowl was not part of the bowl coalition.
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June 14, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
The Big Ten and the Pac-10, which have resisted recent changes in the college bowl landscape, will consider ending their half-century pact to meet in the Rose Bowl following the 2000 season. The conferences, which have a contract with ABC-TV to meet in the Rose Bowl for the next six seasons, have chosen to stay out of the bowl coalition and the newly formed bowl alliance, which begins next season. But Pac-10 commissioner Thomas Hansen said yesterday that because television contracts with all major bowl games expire following the 2000 season, his conference and the Big Ten will consider ending their relationship.
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June 14, 1995 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Big Ten and the Pacific Ten, which have resisted recent changes in the college bowl landscape, will, after the 2000 football season, consider ending their half-century pact to meet in the Rose Bowl. The conferences, under contract with ABC-TV to play in the Rose Bowl for the next six seasons, have chosen to stay out of the bowl coalition and the newly formed bowl alliance, which begins next season. But Pac-10 commissioner Thomas Hansen said yesterday that because television contracts with all major bowl games expire after the 2000 season, his conference and the Big Ten would consider ending their relationship.
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January 3, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
It was the first-ever visit to the Cotton Bowl for the University of Southern California. It produced a Texas-sized victory for the Trojans. In the Cotton Bowl's second-largest rout, No. 21 Southern Cal rolled up a 48-0 lead yesterday and went on to a 55-14 victory over Texas Tech. It could have been worse. "I commend USC, a class man is coaching that team," Texas Tech coach Spike Dykes said, referring to USC coach John Robinson. "The score could have been a lot worse. I apologize to our fans.
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December 30, 1994 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
The Oregon Ducks have a funny nickname. But ABC-TV's Keith Jackson thinks the Pacific-10 champions will be a formidable opponent for unbeaten No. 2- ranked Penn State in Monday's Rose Bowl (Channel 6, 4:30 p.m.). Formidable but, in Jackson's opinion, these ducks aren't too mighty. "Oregon has as much foot speed on both sides of the ball as anyone the Lions have played," Jackson said. "I look for them to score points. They're a resourceful bunch of plucky kids. "But Penn State's manpower is as good as anybody's.
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November 29, 1994 | By Mike Bruton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This article contains information from the Associated Press
The Sugar and Fiesta Bowls raised a few eyebrows yesterday as the matchups for the major bowl games continued to fall into place. The Fiesta Bowl drew attention - and perhaps created a little heat for the bowl coalition - when it matched unranked Notre Dame (6-4-1) against fifth- ranked Colorado (10-1). The Sugar Bowl invited seventh-ranked Florida State to play the winner of the Southeastern Conference championship game. The choice was interesting because it could yield a rematch of Florida State (9-1-1)
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