November 16, 1989 |
Its chance for a major bowl berth doused by Saturday's tie with Maryland, Penn State will play in the Holiday Bowl against the Western Athletic Conference champion, probably Brigham Young, a source from the Holiday Bowl selection committee said yesterday. "It's a done deal," the source said. Asked whether Penn State would play in the Holiday Bowl if the Nittany Lions beat top-ranked Notre Dame this week, the source said, "The information we have is that Penn State will not be going to a Jan. 1 bowl, even if they beat Notre Dame.
December 6, 2008 |
Even if it is less than enthused about playing in another Rose Bowl and against another supposedly subpar Big Ten opponent, Southern California has two reasons to avoid losing today to UCLA, a heavy underdog. The Trojans' minuscule national-championship hopes would be doused. And, in the far more likely scenario, they would drop into the Holiday Bowl, and Oregon State would win the Pacific Ten tiebreaker and head to the Rose Bowl to face Penn State. As much as the Trojans and their followers are lamenting another trip to nearby Pasadena - for the fourth straight season and fifth time in the last six years - the Holiday Bowl doesn't inspire them, either.
December 1, 2004 |
Boston College missed out on a Bowl Championship Series game thanks to a lopsided loss to Syracuse, so it must settle for the Continental Tire Bowl instead. The Eagles (8-3) were invited to the Dec. 30 bowl in Charlotte, N.C., yesterday, 3 days after falling to the Orangemen, 43-17, and losing out on their first outright Big East title. The Eagles will face future ACC rival North Carolina (6-5) in the bowl. There was plenty of other bowl action yesterday, including Georgia accepting a bid to play Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day in Tampa, Fla.; and Florida State formally accepting its bid to play in the Gator Bowl on Jan. 1 against West Virginia.
November 13, 1989 |
It's not too soon for college football addicts to get fresh sets of batteries for their television remote-control units so they can wander from network to network uninterrupted on New Year's Day. And there should be plenty of wandering, because several of the major bowl matchups promise to be intriguing. It's likely that two will have national- championship implications. In each of the last three years, the mythical national title has come down to the result of a single bowl game.
December 4, 2001 |
Texas wanted to wind up in a bowl game in Southern California, and it did. Only the Longhorns will spend the holidays in San Diego instead of Pasadena. After losing an opportunity to reach the Rose Bowl and the national championship game, the No. 10 Longhorns accepted a bid yesterday to play No. 20 Washington in the Holiday Bowl. Several other teams also firmed up their bowl trips yesterday: Kansas State will play Syracuse in the Insight.Com Bowl on Dec. 29 in Phoenix. Texas Tech will face Iowa in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29 in San Antonio.
December 31, 1994 |
Thanks to some excellent field position, the Michigan Wolverines were in great shape to put things away. And they did. Michigan had to drive only 17 yards for each of its final two touchdowns, a 16-yard pass from Todd Collins to Mercury Hayes and a 3-yard run by Tyrone Wheatley, as the No. 20 Wolverines toppled No. 10 Colorado State, 24-14, in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego. The Wolverines (8-4), playing in a bowl game for a 20th straight year, extended their postseason winning streak to three and evened their all-time bowl record at 13-13.
November 24, 1993 |
On Sept. 24, 1966, Joe Paterno found himself in East Lansing, Mich., coaching his second game as head man at Penn State. Across the field was one of the greatest college football teams ever assembled. It was Bubba Smith and George Webster and Michigan State. The Spartans won, 42-8. "I've tried to forget every single thing about that," Paterno said yesterday. "Michigan State was a very dominant football team, one of the great college football teams I've ever seen . . . We didn't have much of a chance.
January 2, 2013 |
DALLAS - So much for the idea that Oklahoma State didn't care about playing in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. Clint Chelf threw three of his team's five touchdown passes and the Cowboys shook off a tough Big 12 finish by rolling up 524 yards and forcing five Purdue turnovers in a dominating 58-14 victory on Tuesday. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy didn't hide the disappointment of sliding down the bowl priority list with an overtime loss to Oklahoma when the rival Sooners scored in the final seconds of regulation, followed by another narrow defeat at Baylor to finish the regular season.
June 24, 2013 |
SOUTH AFRICA'S Olympic committee suspended the troubled national track federation yesterday and said athletes like Caster Semenya would not be able to compete at the Olympics or Commonwealth Games until the problems were resolved. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee said it had now "cut ties" with Athletics South Africa, which had been put under administration this year but defied that order Saturday by reinstating its own board. The battle between SASCOC and ASA is also complicated by the apparent support for the track federation from international athletics body IAAF, which still considers ASA to be in charge of South African track and field.
October 26, 1994 |
The Cotton and Holiday bowls yesterday announced a six-year partnership that gives them access to teams from the Big 12, Pac-10 and Western Athletic conferences, as well as options on Notre Dame. The agreement improves the postseason options for the Holiday Bowl while preserving tradition for the Cotton Bowl, which earlier this year lost a bid to keep a top New Year's Day television slot during a realignment of bowls by conference commissioners. The Cotton Bowl historically has featured the champion of the soon-to-be- dissolved Southwest Conference.