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By Ray Frager | January 5, 2009
8:15 p.m. [chs. 45, 5] See Texas try to make its statement against the Bowl Championship Series in the Longhorns' game against Ohio State. Also see whether Fox can come up with another faux pas to match the one from the Orange Bowl, in which the graphic showing Cincinnati's offensive line had a photo of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow when we were supposed to see tackle Khalil El-Amin.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2013
The last home game for Ray Lewis Sunday did monster numbers locally, but wound up finishing third for the week nationally among all telecasts with an audience of 29.6 million. The Washington-Seattle game finished first, with Green Bay and Minnesota second. Here's the release: For the third consecutive season, the Wild Card playoffs averaged more than 30 million viewers per game. Sunday's Seattle Seahawks-Washington Redskins game on FOX drew 38.1 million viewers ranking as the most-watched non-Olympic telecast since the Academy Awards (39.3 million on ABC, Feb. 26, 2012)
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May 13, 2011
Logical decision Chris Dufresne Los Angeles Times You could argue the Fiesta Bowl, based on financial skullduggery and malfeasance, deserved to be dropped from the BCS rotation. Everything considered, letting it remain was the logical move. Revoking the Fiesta's lamp shade license would have had severe economic impact on the Phoenix area that had nothing to do with the actions of a few. The Fiesta impressed the BCS panel with other acts of contrition.
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November 21, 2011
Another week, another mess in the BCS. With four of the top 10 teams losing this weekend, the BCS standings look like a makeover gone bad with LSU and Alabama on a collision course to meet again, this time in the national championship game. SEC reigns supreme. Those who doubt the strength of the Southeastern Conference only have to look atop this week's standings with LSU, Alabama and Arkansas all in position to play for the BCS national championship. Fiesta could be where it's at. With a possible rematch of LSU and Alabama in the title game, the Fiesta Bowl could have the most attractive matchup of the BCS bowls with Oklahoma State and Stanford possibly meeting in Glendale, Ariz.
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By Boston Globe | November 13, 1990
After a weekend of frantic calls in search of teams, the Fiesta Bowl finally came up with a tentative matchup yesterday, locking in Louisville and either Tennessee, Alabama or Auburn.The deal was not complete until Louisville -- which reportedly backed out of a commitment to the All-American Bowl -- accepted the Fiesta's offer and the Southeastern Conference worked out a complicated procedure involving Mississippi, Alabama, Auburn and Tennessee.Fiesta Bowl officials met almost around the clock as they attempted to solve a crisis caused last week by the defeat of a statewide referendum to honor Martin Luther King with a holiday in Arizona.
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By Jaime Diaz and Jaime Diaz,New York Times News Service | January 2, 1991
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Sunkist Fiesta Bowl, caught up in the controversy over Arizona voters' rejection of a state holiday in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was played without incident yesterday after a local civil rights group staged a protest against the game.Sun Devil Stadium was a near sellout for the game between Louisville and Alabama. Attendance was helped by the decision of a Phoenix-based airline, America West, to buy 12,000 tickets that had been returned by both schools.
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November 22, 1990
Alabama's faculty senate, citing the failure of Arizona voters to approve a holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr., urged the school's football team not to play in the Sunkist Fiesta Bowl if asked. University President Roger Sayers said it would be premature for him to take a stand on the Fiesta Bowl controversy."We have other constituencies we have to consider, including the football team, the coaches and the Southeastern Conference," he said. "And besides, I'm an incurable optimist, and I still want to go to the Sugar Bowl."
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By Tim Cowlishaw and Tim Cowlishaw,Dallas Morning News | December 16, 1992
DALLAS -- He talked about the Atlanta Falcons, the problems they present and the division title that awaits the Dallas Cowboys if they win Monday night. But 40 hours later, the pain of Washington's 20-17 victory still dominated Jimmy Johnson's emotions.At his news conference yesterday, Johnson explained why he considers this his most difficult defeat since Miami's Fiesta Bowl loss to Penn State cost the Hurricanes a national title."I don't think any loss has ever pained me as much as losing the national championship in 1986.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | January 1, 1996
TEMPE, Ariz. -- A year ago, Brook Berringer nearly led the University of Nebraska to a national championship. A redshirt junior, Berringer started and won seven games when Tommie Frazier was sidelined because of blood clots in his leg.Even after being replaced by Frazier as the starter for Nebraska's game against Miami in the 1995 Orange Bowl, Berringer had a chance to be a hero again. But a third-quarter interception -- on a questionable call near the Miami goal line -- led to Berringer being benched again.
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By Ray Parrillo and Ray Parrillo,Knight-Ridder | January 2, 1992
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Valley of the Sun's numbing effect seemed to have a death grip on Penn State's glazed-looking Nittany Lions. Or perhaps it was too much Tennessee mash, as in the Volunteers' voracious defense and punishing offense.Certainly, Joe Paterno's guys looked as if they were about to pass out because of something.Then there was the kind of dramatic turnabout midway through the third quarter of yesterday's Fiesta Bowl that has seldom been seen in this crazy game. And Penn State waltzed off with an unlikely 42-17 victory over Tennessee before 71,133 fans at Sun Devil Stadium.
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Chris Dufresne | October 5, 2011
Utah attorney general Mark L. Shurtleff recently wrote a commentary for the Arizona Republic arguing the Bowl Championship Series needs to be abolished. He's certainly entitled to an opinion, one shared by many. But he's not entitled to make up his own facts. "Not only is the system unfair, it is also illegal," Shurtleff wrote. Shurtleff failed to mention Utah joined the "illegal" Pac-12 this year just in time to reap the benefits of the league's new $3 billion television contract.
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May 13, 2011
Logical decision Chris Dufresne Los Angeles Times You could argue the Fiesta Bowl, based on financial skullduggery and malfeasance, deserved to be dropped from the BCS rotation. Everything considered, letting it remain was the logical move. Revoking the Fiesta's lamp shade license would have had severe economic impact on the Phoenix area that had nothing to do with the actions of a few. The Fiesta impressed the BCS panel with other acts of contrition.
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January 11, 2011
They're more than OK Matt Murschel Orlando Sentinel It's no surprise that the early favorite comes from where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain — Oklahoma. The Sooners (12-2), who finished this past season ranked sixth in the nation after claiming the Big 12 championship and beating Connecticut in the Fiesta Bowl, should have enough talent to claim the top spot starting next season. Quarterback Landry Jones, who finished with 4,718 yards and 28 touchdowns, will be back for his junior season, along with his biggest weapon, Ryan Broyles.
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By Sports on TV | January 2, 2011
SUNDAY'S ON-AIR HIGHLIGHTS M. bask. Notre Dame@Syracuse (T) ESPNU11:30 a.m. Gonzaga@Wake Forest CSN1 Rutgers@Villanova ESPNU1 LSU@Virginia CN8, CSN5:30 Miami (Ohio)@Kansas ESPNU6 Charlotte@Georgia Tech MASN6 Miami@Duke CSN7:30 Kentucky@Louisville CBSCS9 Arizona@Oregon State CN810 W. bask Georgia State@George Mason CN8Noon Stanford@California CN83:30 NBA Houston@Portland NBA9 C. foot Fiesta Bowl: Conn.
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By Chris Dufresne | September 2, 2010
BOISE, Idaho — The cool-downs after Boise State practices this summer didn't require an ice tub. Defensive end Ryan Winterswyk and teammates simply ran out of Bronco Stadium and jumped in the Boise River. Boise State is preseason No.1? Yeah, we know — go jump in a river. Why the Broncos? And why now? The time has come to say fair's fair. This actually has been years in the making — born of the brow sweat of thousands who dared to dream. "There are people who came long before I got here to set this up," Winterswyk said.
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August 25, 2010
Boise too high, Pitt low Desmond Conner Hartford Courant Boise State at No. 3? Right now? No way. That's where BSU is ranked in the preseason AP poll, fifth in USA Today. I respect what they've done, particularly beating Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl and winning the game again last year, but ranking a team that high in the preseason when its rival games are Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii ... I don't know folks. Yes, the Broncos are opening with Virginia Tech this year and also host Oregon State in a non-conference game, but the WAC schedule is, well, weak.
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January 5, 2010
No. 6 Boise State uses a 30-yard pass on a fake punt from its 33-yard line to set up a tie-breaking fourth-quarter touchdown and lead the Broncos to a 17-10 victory over No. 3 Texas Christian in a battle of unbeaten teams that were denied a spot in the Bowl Championship Series title game. Article, PG 14
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