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December 24, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Jordan Wynn threw for a career-high 338 yards and three touchdowns to rally No. 23 Utah (10-3) from an early two-touchdown deficit to a 37-27 victory over California (8-5) in the Poinsettia Bowl last night in San Diego. The Utes scored 27 straight points to win their ninth straight bowl game, the longest current streak in the country. Wynn completed 26 of 36 passes and improved to 3-2 as the starter for Utah (10-3). Utah's defense sacked Cal's Kevin Riley five times and intercepted him twice.
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August 15, 2013
Penn State will play San Diego State in football for the first time ever in 2015, the third nonconference opponent that has been scheduled for that season by the Nittany Lions. The game is set for Sept. 26 at Beaver Stadium. Penn State still has one more nonconference game left to be scheduled for 2015. It also will play Temple and Buffalo. San Diego State finished 9-4 last season and earned a share of the Mountain West Conference title with a 7-1 mark. The Aztecs lost to Brigham Young in the Poinsettia Bowl, their third consecutive postseason berth.
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December 23, 2012 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Monaca (Pa.) Central Valley wide receiver Robert Foster chose defending national champion Alabama over Pitt on Friday, giving the Crimson Tide a verbal commitment. Foster, who caught 45 passes for 756 yards and eight touchdowns this season at the Class AAA school, is the 20th recruit on Alabama's verbal commitment list and only the second wide receiver, joining Raheem Falkins of New Orleans. Foster and Falkins are ranked as four-star prospects by Rivals.com. Along with Pitt and Alabama, Foster had scholarship offers from Florida, Illinois, Louisiana State, Tennessee, West Virginia, Rutgers, Penn State, Southern California, Ohio State, Oregon, Michigan, and Notre Dame.
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April 13, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Last season, the NCAA wanted to speed up football games. Next season, it wants more plays. Yesterday, the rules oversight panel approved two major timing changes that would revert the rules to what they were in 2005 - stopping the clock on possession changes and not starting it on kickoffs until the receiving team touches the ball. Some coaches complained the 2006 changes, which resulted in about 14 fewer plays per game in Division I-A, had altered the game too much. Others said it prevented teams from rallying late in games.
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August 30, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Cities around the country hoping to attract and retain annual college bowl games should expect to spend money on state-of-the-art facilities, commissioners of three of the country's most powerful football conferences said yesterday. The remarks from the heads of the Southeastern Conference, Big Ten and Atlantic Coast Conference came as sports promoters pitched Orlando, Fla., officials on plans to renovate the decades-old Citrus Bowl. Cities like Orlando, which hosts the Capital One and Champs Sports bowls, stand to lose the annual draws if they don't invest in stadiums at a time colleges across the country are upgrading their own, the commissioners said.
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December 8, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
New Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson is accustomed to winning the big rivalry games, something the Yellow Jackets haven't done in a while. The former Navy coach, unbeaten in six games against Army, was hired yesterday to replace Chan Gailey, who had six consecutive winning seasons at Georgia Tech, but was 0-6 against Georgia. Johnson, a former Georgia Southern coach, said he will not coach Navy in its Dec. 20 Poinsettia Bowl against Utah in San Diego. He informed his Navy players of his decision yesterday morning.
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December 20, 2006 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Garrett Wolfe had nowhere to run. The national rushing leader was held to 28 yards - 130 below his average - as the No. 25 TCU Horned Frogs won a Poinsettia Bowl mismatch against Northern Illinois, 37-7, last night. It was the season's first bowl game. TCU finished 11-2, Northern Illinois 7-6. While Wolfe was repeatedly stuffed by one of the nation's best defenses, led by end Tommy Blake, Horned Frogs quarterback Jeff Ballard ran for three touchdowns and threw for one. Ballard looked more like a running back as he scored on runs of 10, 1 and 6 yards.
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November 13, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Kent Briggs was fired as head football coach at Western Carolina yesterday, 2 days after his team gave up 79 points to archrival Appalachian State. Athletic director Chip Smith said the search for a replacement for Briggs would begin immediately. Smith said in a prepared statement that Briggs, who will coach the season finale against Furman on Saturday, would be reassigned to a position within the university. Briggs has a career-mark of 22-42, with a Southern Conference mark of 12-31.
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April 21, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Vijay Singh, the reigning golfer of the year, will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in November, PGA commissioner Tim Finchem said yesterday. Singh, a 42-year-old Fijian, has 25 victories on the tour and has won 22 more events internationally. He has won three major tournaments: the 2000 Masters, and the 1998 and 2004 PGA Championships. Colleges Holiday Bowl officials got the go-ahead from the NCAA to stage a second bowl game in San Diego. The game, expected to be called the Poinsettia Bowl, will be played Dec. 22 at Qualcomm Stadium.
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December 25, 2005 | By Tom Hoffarth LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS
Bowls, glorious bowls. There's no need to dissect the broadcast of the Insight Bowl to gain any insight as to why it's worth having a Fort Worth Bowl or what the point is of playing a Poinsettia Bowl. These games, which have fast become the equivalent of an elementary school Christmas pageant, provide money and a bundle of programming for ESPN and ESPN2, which last Tuesday ramped up a run of 20 games and about 75 hours of air time that will fill the void through Jan. 2. Debates have gone on now for years as to whether this gluttony of nonsensical, nonessential bowl games chock full of Zips, Gamecocks, Cyclones and Scarlet Something-or-others has jumped the proverbial shark as a TV entity.
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August 15, 2013
Penn State will play San Diego State in football for the first time ever in 2015, the third nonconference opponent that has been scheduled for that season by the Nittany Lions. The game is set for Sept. 26 at Beaver Stadium. Penn State still has one more nonconference game left to be scheduled for 2015. It also will play Temple and Buffalo. San Diego State finished 9-4 last season and earned a share of the Mountain West Conference title with a 7-1 mark. The Aztecs lost to Brigham Young in the Poinsettia Bowl, their third consecutive postseason berth.
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December 23, 2012 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Monaca (Pa.) Central Valley wide receiver Robert Foster chose defending national champion Alabama over Pitt on Friday, giving the Crimson Tide a verbal commitment. Foster, who caught 45 passes for 756 yards and eight touchdowns this season at the Class AAA school, is the 20th recruit on Alabama's verbal commitment list and only the second wide receiver, joining Raheem Falkins of New Orleans. Foster and Falkins are ranked as four-star prospects by Rivals.com. Along with Pitt and Alabama, Foster had scholarship offers from Florida, Illinois, Louisiana State, Tennessee, West Virginia, Rutgers, Penn State, Southern California, Ohio State, Oregon, Michigan, and Notre Dame.
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December 21, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
PENN STATE coach Bill O'Brien has turned to a junior college prospect to help replenish depth at quarterback. Tyler Ferguson signed a letter of intent Thursday to play for the Nittany Lions. Ferguson, who played this year at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, Calif., will be eligible next season and plans to enroll in January. The sooner he arrives, the better for Penn State's depth chart, which is woefully thin at quarterback with record-setting starter Matt McGloin and third-stringer Shane McGregor both seniors and out of eligibility.
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December 11, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stephen Anderson owns a sense of satisfaction in that Army football turned around during his final season, particularly after he came back from two torn knee ligaments to play a pivotal role on defense. Though the Black Knights are headed to a bowl game for the first time since 1996, there remains one task for Anderson and his fellow seniors - go out with a victory over Navy on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field to break an eight-game losing streak that seems like 50 games to Anderson.
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December 11, 2010 | By KYLE GAUSS, gaussk@phillynews.com
COMING OUT of St. Joseph's Prep in 2007, Jeff Battipaglia wasn't sure whether the U.S. Naval Academy was for him. Those initial doubts lingered into the beginning of his time at Annapolis, Md. "First coming [to the Naval Academy], I had a lot of doubts and I was worried," Battipaglia said. "I missed home and all that. " Eventually, he adjusted to Annapolis, but failed to get on the field during his freshman season. At the end of that year, Paul Johnson left Navy to become the coach at Georgia Tech.
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December 2, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Army obviously set out on its 2010 football season to end three negative streaks, and wiped out the first one last month by becoming bowl-eligible for the first time in 14 years. Now that they've officially received an invitation to the Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 30 in Dallas against an opponent to be named, the Black Knights (6-5) would like to gain their first postseason win since defeating Illinois in the 1985 Peach Bowl. But it's that third streak that not only presents the most immediacy but also carries the most ardent wishes of active and retired military men alike - breaking an eight-game run of losing to Navy.
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September 9, 2010 | by Mike Kern
The story line has been set, even if there's still 13 weekends until Selection Sunday. Unless Boise State loses at home to Oregon State on Sept. 25, the Broncos are going to finish 12-0. Sorry, Fresno State. Or is that Nevada? Doesn't matter. I know college football can be all about upsets, but in this scenario it's not going to happen. So, if you aren't into controversy, pull for the Beavers to win on the blue turf, something no visitor has done in the regular season since Washington State in 2001.
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December 24, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Jordan Wynn threw for a career-high 338 yards and three touchdowns to rally No. 23 Utah (10-3) from an early two-touchdown deficit to a 37-27 victory over California (8-5) in the Poinsettia Bowl last night in San Diego. The Utes scored 27 straight points to win their ninth straight bowl game, the longest current streak in the country. Wynn completed 26 of 36 passes and improved to 3-2 as the starter for Utah (10-3). Utah's defense sacked Cal's Kevin Riley five times and intercepted him twice.
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December 9, 2007 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Milwaukee Brewers reached a preliminary agreement last night on a $10 million, one-year contract with free-agent reliever Eric Gagne, giving the team another option at closer after losing Francisco Cordero to free agency. Gagne's deal is subject to his passing a physical, the Associate Press said. The agreement was first reported by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on its Web site. Japanese free agent Kosuke Fukudome has decided to sign with a major-league team instead, the Nikkansports newspaper in Nagoya, Japan, reported today.
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December 8, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
New Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson is accustomed to winning the big rivalry games, something the Yellow Jackets haven't done in a while. The former Navy coach, unbeaten in six games against Army, was hired yesterday to replace Chan Gailey, who had six consecutive winning seasons at Georgia Tech, but was 0-6 against Georgia. Johnson, a former Georgia Southern coach, said he will not coach Navy in its Dec. 20 Poinsettia Bowl against Utah in San Diego. He informed his Navy players of his decision yesterday morning.
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