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Noted Nfl Coach Dies

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San Diego Looks To Stan As The Man Against Miami

Chargers feel quarterback Stan Humphries gives them the punch to get past Miami in playoffs. Photo by Associated Press


Sports People

Former pitcher Harry Gumbert, who played for four National League teams in a 15-year big-league career, died in Wimberley, Texas, at age 85… . Ex-Chicago Cubs reliever Don …


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Young Caps Big Year With 2nd Mvp Award

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Vermeil Hasn’t Decided Whether To Take Eagles Job

Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeff Lurie returns from a Florida vacation Thursday hoping to learn whether Dick Vermeil has agreed to run his team. Vermeil, who coached the Eagles to their …


Dolphins Must Stop Means

The last time the Miami Dolphins saw Natrone Means, the San Diego running back was striding into their end zone. Repeatedly. That was just over a year ago, when Means, …


Um’s Dickenson To Stay

The Montana Grizzlies record-smashing quarterback isn’t quite ready to give up the pigskin for medical school. Nor is Dave Dickenson considering a run at the prestigious Rhodes scholarship, which also …


Seahawks Get Ok To Talk To Erickson Hurricanes Coach, Tillman Only Interviews Scheduled By Seattle

A great interview could produce the next coach of the Seattle Seahawks. Rusty Tillman and Dennis Erickson will have the first chances to wow Seahawks ownership into a quick contract. …


Polls Proclaim Huskers No. 1; WSU 19th, 21st

Tom Osborne is a cover boy. Photo by Associated Press


Nfl Hits Panthers Hard

The NFL fined the Carolina Panthers $150,000 and stripped them of two draft choices for talking to Pittsburgh defensive coordinator Dom Capers about their head coaching job. The Steelers were …


Ap Top 25

1. Nebraska 2. Penn St. 3. Colorado 4. Florida St. 5. Alabama 6. Miami 7. Florida 8. Texas A&M; 9. Auburn 10. Utah 11. Oregon 12. Michigan 13. Southern Cal …


Tillman Sells Self As Coaching’s Blue-Light Special Fired As Hawks’ Defensive Coordinator, He’s Experienced, Economic Alternative

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Smith Says Utah State Best Move Coach Was Frustrated At Idaho; New Job Will ‘Recharge Batteries’

John L. Smith said it was the best thing for Idaho and Utah State that he accepted the Aggies’ football coaching job. Smith’s appointment at Utah State was announced at …


Bears Carry Upstart Tag Into Quarters

It’s usually the NFL’s most entertaining weekend - the quarterfinals on the road to the Super Bowl. Twelve hours of quality football. The Chicago Bears pulled off the only upset …


Johnson & Johnson Put The Hurt On Red Raiders

Cotton Bowl Southern Cal’s first visit to the Cotton Bowl produced a Texas-sized victory for the Trojans. In the Cotton Bowl’s second-largest rout, No. 21 Southern Cal rolled up a …


Capers Reportedly Agrees To Coach Carolina Panthers

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dom Capers has agreed to become head coach of the expansion Carolina Panthers of the NFL, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Monday. The move will not become …


Fletcher’s Big Man For Badgers

Hall of Fame Bowl One of Wisconsin’s smallest players saved his biggest game for last. “That little guy is something,” Badgers coach Barry Alvarez said after Terrell Fletcher carried 39 …


Gamecocks Finally Strike In Bowl Game

Carquest Bowl South Carolina waited six decades for a victory like this. Gamecocks coach Brad Scott delivered it in less than a year. South Carolina, 0-8 in previous postseason appearances, …


Bowden’s Seminoles Smother High-Powered Gators In 23-17 ‘Overtime’ In A Rematch With All The Ingredients For An Offensive Shootout, Florida State Rides Its Defense Past Florida

“Overtime II” was a smash hit for Florida State, which made sure the sequel to its memorable regular-season tie with Florida didn’t begin or end like the original. The Seminoles …


Sherman Marches Through Bucke

Citrus Bowl Sherman Williams could have sunk to the level of those around him, with all their fumbles, interceptions, blocked kicks, penalties and shanked field goals. Instead, he turned in …


Oregon Sub Keeps Ducks Quacking

Formerly a star tailback at Thomas Jefferson High in Federal Way, Wash., Dan Meade is filling a different role for the Oregon Ducks these days. Rather than carry the ball …


First Time’s A Charm: Testaverde Wins Big Browns Qb Puts Past Behind In Stopping Bledsoe, Patriots

Vinny Testaverde buried all the bad memories Sunday. File away that miserable Fiesta Bowl. Forget those losing years in Tampa Bay. In the first do-or-die game of his NFL career, …


Penn State In A Rout? Some Have No Doubt Oregon, Used To Lack Of Respect, Hopes To Convert The Skeptics

1. Oregon’s Danny O’Neil wants to wipe his hands clean of any insults. Photo by Associated Press 2. Penn State quarterback Kerry Collins, the leading passer in Division I, has …


Osborne, Miami Get What Each Deserves

1. Frazier 2. At long last, Nebraska’s Tom Osborne can talk title. Photo by Associated Press


Color Orange Bowl Cornhusker Red Elusive Title Seems Likely For Osborne

1. Miami’s Frank Costa sees more than he wants of Nebraska linebacker Dwayne Harris, who sacks the quarterback for a second-half safety. Photo by Associated Press 2. Miami All-American Warren …


Rose Bowl’s Big Cheese: Lineberger He’s Undisputed Authority On Granddaddy Of ‘Em All

If the Rose Bowl is indeed the “Granddaddy” of all bowl games, then Jim Lineberger of Long Beach certainly must be the “Granddaddy” among its spectators. When Lineberger, 75, heads …


Irish Won’t Give Buffs Any Tips

Kordell Stewart has Buffaloes on the rise. Photo by Associated Press


Lack Of Marquee Matchup Has Left The Cotton Forgotten

Southern California and Texas Tech meet today in what they’re calling the “Forgotten Bowl” because of the lack of national attention. But the 59th Cotton Bowl certainly means something to …


Montana Is Hardly Finished, So There’s No Reason To Retire Yet

Joe Montana was counted out eight years ago when he underwent delicate back surgery. He missed just nine games. Since then, he’s been driven out of stadiums in ambulances, limped …