December 26, 2002 |
Lynaris Elpheage returned one punt for a touchdown and set up the go-ahead score to lead Tulane (8-5) to a 36-28 victory over Hawaii (10-4) in the inaugural Hawaii Bowl in Honolulu last night. Trailing, 14-6, in the third quarter, Elpheage scored Tulane's first TD with a 60-yard return. Elpheage ran back Hawaii's next punt 56 yards, giving Tulane the ball at the Hawaii 17. That set up the go-ahead touchdown, a 1-yard run by J.P. Losman. Elpheage was voted the game's outstanding player.
December 26, 2006 |
After breaking the NCAA single-season record for touchdown passes, Colt Brennan isn't sure he's ready to take a shot at the NFL. Brennan said he'll return to the University of Hawaii for his senior year, unless an NFL team indicates it will select him with a high draft pick. "Right now, I'm planning on coming back next year," he said after he set the record for touchdown passes with 58 after throwing for five in Hawaii's 41-24 victory over Arizona State in the Hawaii Bowl on Sunday night.
November 29, 2006 |
Bobby Bowden and Florida State are headed to San Francisco for the first time, to take on UCLA in the Emerald Bowl. The Seminoles (6-6) will play UCLA (6-5) for the first time on Dec. 27 at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. In other bowl news: Northern Illinois (7-5) and TCU (9-2) will kick off the bowl season in the Dec. 19 Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego. No. 21 California (8-3) accepted an invitation to play in the Dec. 28 Holiday Bowl, also in San Diego.
April 11, 2009 |
A prominent thoroughbred breeder who once owned a Kentucky Derby favorite was charged yesterday with cruelty to animals, 2 days after authorities seized 177 malnourished horses at his Hudson Valley, N.Y., farm. Ernie Paragallo was charged with 22 counts of violating New York's Agriculture and Markets law that prohibits torturing or injuring an animal or failing to provide sustenance, state police said. After his arrest, New York State Racing and Wagering Board chairman John Sabini released a statement saying the board had "immediately terminated his privilege to be involved with thoroughbred racing in New York.
July 31, 2009 |
Hawaii football coach Greg McMackin apologized for using a homosexual slur against Notre Dame yesterday at the Western Athletic Conference media day in Salt Lake City. Referring to a banquet before the Warriors met the Fighting Irish in the 2008 Hawaii Bowl, McMackin said each team came together for a cheer, and the Fighting Irish did a "little f----- dance" for Hawaii. McMackin asked the media not to report on the slur, and made an initial apology. He later returned to "officially, officially apologize . . . Please don't write that statement I said as far as Notre Dame . . . I don't want to come out and have every homosexual ticked off at me. You know what I mean.
December 27, 2003 |
Hawaii and Houston officials are reviewing the fight between their football players in the Hawaii Bowl to determine whether any disciplinary action is needed. "We are going to take our time and review all the angles and video we have access to," Hawaii athletic director Herman Frazier said yesterday. A nasty brawl broke out on the field just seconds after the Warriors (9-5) sealed a wild 54-48 triple-overtime victory over the Cougars (7-6) on Thursday night. For several minutes, players swung helmets, wrestled with each other, threw punches and kicks before the fight was broken up by coaches, security personnel and police.
December 27, 2012
Virginia Tech is honoring the school shooting victims in Newtown, Conn., with decals on players' helmets as it prepares for its bowl game, ESPN.com reported. The Hokies will play Rutgers on Friday in the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando. The Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which 20 children and six faculty members died, was the second-deadliest school shooting in the country. The deadliest was April 16, 2007, on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, where a gunman killed 32 people and wounded 17 others.
August 1, 2009 |
Forward Hakim Warrick agreed yesterday to a one-year contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. The former Syracuse and Friends' Central star played the last four seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies, averaging 11.6 points and 5.0 rebounds in 82 games last season. Terms were not released because the deal has not been completed, but its value is expected to exceed $3 million. The Denver Nuggets acquired Malik Allen, who played for Shawnee High and Villanova, from the Milwaukee Bucks for Walter Sharpe and Sonny Weems.
May 3, 2002 |
Tight end Jermaine Wiggins, an East Boston native who caught the pass that set up Adam Vinatieri's Super Bowl-winning field goal, was waived yesterday by the New England Patriots. Wiggins, 27, caught just 14 passes in the regular season last year, but had 10 in the snow-covered playoff game against Oakland to help the Patriots advance to the AFC title game. In the Super Bowl, he had two more catches, including a 6-yard reception one play before Tom Brady spiked the ball to stop the clock with 7 seconds left.
December 26, 2003 |
Michael Brewster's 8-yard touchdown run in the third overtime sent Hawaii to a 54-48 victory over Houston in a Hawaii Bowl game in Honolulu that ended with an ugly fight at midfield last night. Shortly after Hawaii stopped the Cougars on fourth down in the third overtime, several scuffles broke out with some players swinging helmets at each other and throwing punches. Coaches and police broke up the brawl after several minutes, and both teams finally headed to their locker rooms.