November 7, 1988 |
Despite its cloudy season, Penn State still has a chance to land in the sun. That is, the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. John Folmer, chairman of the Sun Bowl team selection committee, yesterday confirmed that the Dec. 24 bowl was interested in extending an invitation to the 5-4 Nittany Lions. Folmer also said Penn State has indicated its interest in going. Of course, there is at least one catch: State must win Saturday's game against Pitt at Beaver Stadium, a win that would assure the Nittany Lions of a winning season.
January 2, 2013 |
Southern California was ranked No. 1 at the beginning of the season, and Matt Barkley was a strong contender for the Heisman Trophy. The year ended with Barkley on the sideline as the Trojans lost to Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to lead the Yellow Jackets (7-7) to a 21-7 victory on Monday in front of a crowd of 47,922 at Sun Bowl Stadium. Barkley, the first three-time captain in team history, injured his right shoulder in a loss to UCLA and was not cleared to play.
November 29, 2001 |
Georgia Tech, Washington State and Boston College were the latest Division I football teams to accept bowl bids yesterday. Georgia Tech (7-4) will play Stanford in the inaugural Seattle Bowl on Dec. 27. Washington State (9-2) accepted an invitation to play in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, on New Year's Eve, and Boston College (7-4) will play in the Music City Bowl in Nashville on Dec. 28. Georgia Tech, which will finish its regular season Saturday at Florida State, has defeated three bowl-eligible teams: Syracuse, North Carolina State and Wake Forest.
November 11, 1988 |
Sun Bowl officials, who have been hinting they would invite Pitt or Penn State to the Dec. 24 game, also are courting Army. John Folmer, the selection committee chairman, told the Pittsburgh Press that the El Paso, Texas-based bowl likes Army because the Army-Navy game attracts high TV ratings, and there are two major military installations in El Paso. The Sun Bowl is entering the option year of its contracts with CBS-TV and bowl sponsor John Hancock Life Insurance. It is likely that a Southeastern Conference team will face either Army, Pitt or Penn State.
December 14, 2009 |
Former Buffalo coach Turner Gill officially became the head coach at Kansas yesterday. Kansas will formally introduce Gill as successor to Mark Mangino today. Mangino, the most successful Kansas coach in 100 years, resigned under pressure on Dec. 3 after a 2-week investigation into alleged mistreatment of players. Just 2 years earlier, Mangino had been consensus national coach of the year following a 12-1 campaign and a victory in the Orange Bowl. Gill is no stranger to the Big 12, having been an option quarterback for Nebraska in the early 1980s.
April 26, 2012 |
OFFICIALS DEMANDED more details Wednesday about the security threat that prompted the University of Texas System to block a boxing match in El Paso. City leaders were stunned to learn a June 16 fight between WBC world middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., of Mexico, and Andy Lee , of Ireland, could not go on as planned at the 51,500-seat Sun Bowl stadium, which also hosts the UTEP Miners football team and the annual Sun Bowl game. The UT system said Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa made the decision on Tuesday based on a "higher than normal" risk assessment but released no details.
December 30, 2000 |
Humbled, injured, taunted and tired, Jamar Fletcher still got in the last word on UCLA star wide receiver Freddie Mitchell. "We got the win, so we all got the last laugh," Wisconsin's star cornerback said after his midfield interception with a minute left preserved the Badgers' 21-20 victory over the battered Bruins in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. Never mind, Fletcher said, that Mitchell walked away with the Most Valuable Player award after catching nine passes for a Sun Bowl-record 180 yards, including a 64-yard TD reception.
December 29, 1995 |
Four days ago, Terry Donahue coached his final game at UCLA. On Tuesday, Donahue will be the analyst on the biggest college football game of the year. Talk about abrupt career changes . . . Donahue, whose Bruins lost on Christmas to Kansas, 51-30, in the Aloha Bowl, is warming up for the Fiesta Bowl - No. 1 Nebraska vs. No. 2 Florida - by debuting on today's CBS telecast of the Sun Bowl: Washington vs. Iowa (Channel 3, 2:30 p.m.). The Fiesta is at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 3. Donahue's broadcasting partner, play-by-play man Jim Nantz, believes Donahue's swift transition is unprecedented.
December 24, 1987 |
If you're reading this expecting to get a bunch of ideas about games you can watch tonight, you're about to be disappointed. There aren't any. Tonight, you're supposed to sing Christmas carols and hang stockings. The Sixers aren't playing, the Flyers aren't playing, there are no NFL or college bowl games. There are no big college basketball games - OK, La Salle is playing out in Hawaii, but the game isn't even on the radio, so unless you want to hop on a plane, you're not going to be able to follow that.