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December 30, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
South Carolina and Houston put on a record-setting offensive show for the first 30 minutes of the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn. The Gamecocks provided the defense when it mattered most. Defensive end Jordin Lindsey came up with two turnovers for a defense that slowed down Houston in the second half, and South Carolina beat the Cougars, 44-36, yesterday for its first bowl victory under coach Steve Spurrier. "I still believe our defense can play a lot better," Spurrier said.
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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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July 27, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The newly formed American Athletic Conference, in which Temple plays, hoped to send its football champion to the Liberty Bowl starting in 2014. But, according to ESPN, the bowl game is striking a deal that will leave the conference out. The Southeastern Conference and Big 12 Conference are reportedly nearing a deal that would affiliate them with the Memphis, Tenn., bowl game. It is one of six postseason games currently aligned with the American. To be played on New Year's Eve, this year's game is the last of a three-year agreement that pits the first-place team from Conference USA and the eighth-place team from the SEC. The fifth-place team from the American is the alternate.
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June 18, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Former Villanova athletic director Bud Dudley, who founded the Liberty Bowl football game that debuted in Philadelphia in 1959, died yesterday. He was 88. Dudley, who oversaw the Liberty Bowl for decades, died at a nursing home in Memphis, Tenn., after a long illness. "Bud was one of the giants of the college football world," current Liberty Bowl director Steve Erhart said in a statement. "There wasn't a finer gentleman in the bowl business than Bud. " Dudley was athletic director at Villanova between 1953 and 1957 and showed his skills as a promoter with Villanova hosting five "grocery bowls" that helped attract 460,000 fans to Municipal Stadium, where the Wachovia Center now stands.
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November 17, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
The galloping Gallimores made it a twin killing for Colorado State. Justin Gallimore returned an interception 63 yards for a touchdown, and twin brother Jason returned a fumble 52 yards for another score as Colorado State defeated Wyoming last night in Fort Collins, Colo., 37-13. "I knew he scored, so I couldn't let him outdo me," Justin said. "I was thinking about that at halftime. I just had to find a way to get one because I'd have to hear about that until the Liberty Bowl.
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December 28, 1989 | By Tom Mahon, Daily News Sports Writer
It's time once again for the annual college football bowl game feast. The main course won't be served until New Year's Day, but there are two appetizers to munch on tonight, in the way of the All-American Bowl and Liberty Bowl. The All-American contest pits Duke against Texas Tech and will be played in Birmingham, Ala. The Liberty, which will be played in Memphis, Tenn., has Air Force going against Mississippi. The Duke Blue Devils are, of course, better known for their performance on the basketball court than the gridiron.
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February 25, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Ricky Watters wowed Arizona Cardinals coaches and officials with his modesty during his visit to Tempe yesterday. He was such a hit, one Cardinals official asked him in private, "Are you the real Ricky Watters?" Watters, the Eagles' leading rusher the past three seasons, said he is enjoying being a free agent and getting a chance to clear up misconceptions. "I like to run the ball," he said. "But I never once said I want to be The Man. " One of Watters's former Eagles teammates, guard Lester Holmes, also was visiting Arizona.
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December 29, 1986 | By David Bianculli, Inquirer TV Critic
Ronald Reagan is on TV tonight and ABC has him exclusively. But it is not the President and the show is not worth watching. EVENING HIGHLIGHTS WHATTA YEAR . . . 1986 (8 p.m., Ch. 6) - This is not to be confused with Whatta Failure: 1986, which is NBC's about-to-expire news magazine. This is more like a year-end poll with the increasingly common, and tedious, viewer call-in gimmick. There will be guests and features, but if this retrospective is remembered in a later retrospective, its only distinguishing feature will be the presence of Ron Reagan, who is co-host with Justine Bateman of NBC's Family Ties.
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October 19, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
The NCAA will not consider setting aside bowl requirements to allow Division I-AA Alcorn State to play in the Dec. 31 Liberty Bowl, selection committee chairman Reggie Barnes said. After the seven-member Liberty Bowl selection panel met Sunday, Barnes said he would check with the NCAA to see if the bowl would be allowed to invite Alcorn State if other Division 1-A options were not attractive. But Barnes said yesterday that NCAA officials informed him that the governing body for college sports will not consider making any changes or exceptions to the rules in its current manual until a future NCAA convention, which would not happen in time for this year's game.
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February 5, 1986 | By KEVIN HANEY, Daily News Staff Writer
Alex Bell, Villanova University's football coach from 1960 to 1966, died Monday. He was 70 and lived in Broomall, Delaware County. Bell, a 1938 Villanova graduate, compiled a 35-30 record as coach, taking teams to the school's last bowl games, the 1961 Sun Bowl and the 1962 Liberty Bowl. He retired as a professional football scout in 1980. A native of New Kensington, Pa., he was born Alexander Frank Belli. He played end for the Villanova teams that recorded 22 consecutive victories in 1937 and 1938, and he traveled with the team to the 1938 Bacardi Bowl against Auburn University in Havana.
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December 15, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Constance E. Williams, 79, president of the Fitler Square Improvement Association in the 1980s and 1990s and a longtime resident of that Philadelphia neighborhood, died of a ruptured organ Saturday, Dec. 6, at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md. For the last two years, the South Jersey native had lived at the Watermark at Logan Square retirement community before recently moving to Annapolis. "She was very significant" to Fitler Square, Lenore Millhollen, who has been a board member of the association since the 1960s, said in a phone interview.
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July 27, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The newly formed American Athletic Conference, in which Temple plays, hoped to send its football champion to the Liberty Bowl starting in 2014. But, according to ESPN, the bowl game is striking a deal that will leave the conference out. The Southeastern Conference and Big 12 Conference are reportedly nearing a deal that would affiliate them with the Memphis, Tenn., bowl game. It is one of six postseason games currently aligned with the American. To be played on New Year's Eve, this year's game is the last of a three-year agreement that pits the first-place team from Conference USA and the eighth-place team from the SEC. The fifth-place team from the American is the alternate.
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January 1, 2012 | Associated Press
John White plowed into the end zone from 8 yards out to give Utah a 30-27 overtime victory against Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday. Justin Moore kicked a 34-yard field goal in Georgia Tech's overtime possession for a three-point lead, but White finished a 115-yard rushing day with the game-winning score on his 26th carry. The Utes (8-5) tied it in regulation when Jon Hays hit DeVonte Christopher with a 28-yard touchdown pass on fourth and 14 with 1 minute, 32 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
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December 23, 2011 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Once the quarterback at Neshaminy High School, James Franklin now is one of the hot younger college football coaches in America. He called from the road, from the heart of SEC country, responding to an interview request. The first-year head coach at Vanderbilt was in Alabama visiting the family of a recruit who had committed to him. It's been an interesting ride since Franklin's days as quarterback at Neshaminy and then at East Stroudsburg. "I didn't know I was going to be a football coach even when I was in college," Franklin said.
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December 22, 2011 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, barkowe@phillynews.com
THE BIGGEST crime of the bowl season is at hand as Boise State, one of the top teams all year with a sterling 11-1 record, gets a yawner tonight against 6-6 Arizona State in the MAACO. Only the BCS could take the fun out of a Vegas trip. Elsewhere in Round 2 of our bowl previews, Purdue has an intriguing offensive lineman, N.C. State has an interception machine and Cal finally gets a chance to scratch a 7-year itch of revenge. Here's a look at the next group of bowl games: MAACO LAS VEGAS Boise St. (11-1)
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April 26, 2010 | by Daily News Staff
Here is a capsule look at the Eagles' weekend haul. BRANDON GRAHAM Round, overall: 1, 13 Position: Defensive end College: Michigan Height, weight: 6-1, 268 Hometown: Detroit Numbers and more: Second-team All-American as a senior after recording career-high 64 tackles and team-high 10.5 sacks ... Finished his career second in school history with 29.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles and 56 tackles for loss ... First defensive...
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January 3, 2010 | The Inquirer Staff
Andre Dixon rushed for 126 yards and a touchdown as resilient Connecticut ended a trying season with a 20-7 win yesterday over South Carolina in the Papajohns.com Bowl in Birmingham, Ala. Bouncing back from the Oct. 18 stabbing death of cornerback Jasper Howard, the Huskies (8-5) won their final three regular-season games to reach a bowl. "Before the game, I told the guys, 'I challenge you to put everything together and do it for Jazz.' I think that's definitely what happened," said Dixon, who carried the football 33 times and was named the game's MVP. UConn had a pristine performance, with zero penalties, and the nation's 95th-rated pass defense throttled South Carolina (7-6)
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December 7, 2008 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
For a few precious minutes, UCLA had visions of a second straight shocking upset over Southern California at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Then reality set in. Mark Sanchez passed for 269 yards and two touchdowns, USC's hard-hitting defense stuffed UCLA at every turn, and the fifth-ranked Trojans won, 28-7, yesterday to give them nine victories in the last 10 games between the crosstown rivals. The win assured Southern Cal (11-1, 8-1 Pac-10) of an unprecedented seventh consecutive BCS bid, seven straight 11-win seasons and seven conference championships in a row. It will also make a fourth straight appearance in the Rose Bowl game, where they will meet No. 6 Penn State on New Year's Day. UCLA stunned USC, 13-9, as a 13 1/2-point underdog two years ago at the Rose Bowl, bouncing the Trojans out of the BCS title game.
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June 18, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Former Villanova athletic director Bud Dudley, who founded the Liberty Bowl football game that debuted in Philadelphia in 1959, died yesterday. He was 88. Dudley, who oversaw the Liberty Bowl for decades, died at a nursing home in Memphis, Tenn., after a long illness. "Bud was one of the giants of the college football world," current Liberty Bowl director Steve Erhart said in a statement. "There wasn't a finer gentleman in the bowl business than Bud. " Dudley was athletic director at Villanova between 1953 and 1957 and showed his skills as a promoter with Villanova hosting five "grocery bowls" that helped attract 460,000 fans to Municipal Stadium, where the Wachovia Center now stands.
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December 22, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Florida State's president attributed an academic cheating scandal to a lack of oversight by athletic department officials, an inattentive faculty member and a rogue tutor. T.K. Wetherell yesterday described the course in question, a 3-hour music history class, as "contaminated," and said changes have been made. Although Wetherell has said in the past that the recent resignation of athletic director David Hart Jr. was not related to the incident, his statement suggested otherwise.
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