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January 2, 1995
No. 5 FLORIDA (10-1-1)vs. No. 7 FLORIDA STATE (9-1-1)Site: New OrleansTime: 8:30 p.m. tonightTV: Chs. 2, 7Outlook: Like a professional wrestling match that ends in a controversial draw, Florida and Florida State collide again. Florida State, on the verge of its worst home loss in 12 years, erased a 31-3 deficit in the final period to tie Florida, 31-31, on Nov. 26. The Seminoles scored on four consecutive possessions, capped by Rock Preston's 4-yard touchdown run with 1:45 to play. Seminoles coach Bobby Bowden elected to kick the extra point instead of going for the two-point conversion, giving Florida State the tie. Had Bowden gone for two points, the Sugar Bowl would not have granted a rematch between the schools.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS - Standing behind the blocking drills during last month's Senior Bowl, Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith watched Notre Dame offensive tackle Zack Martin closely as he manhandled pass rushers. Whether it was because Martin was the only lineman to consistently handle Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald or because he stonewalled Stanford defensive end Trent Murphy and Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, Martin forged a lasting impression. "I think Zack Martin did an outstanding job," Smith said Thursday at the NFL scouting combine.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2014
When Oklahoma offered Charles Tapper a football scholarship in 2011, the City star had played just one season of organized football. On Thursday night, Tapper helped his Sooner teammates beat No. 3 Alabama, 45-31, in the Sugar Bowl. The sophomore made two tackles in No. 11 Oklahoma's win. Tapper, who starred on the basketball court for the Knights and Nike Baltimore Elite before exploding on the gridiron as a tight end and defensive end for George Petrides, was lured to Norman, Okla., by defensive assistant coach Bobby Wright.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2014
When Oklahoma offered Charles Tapper a football scholarship in 2011, the City star had played just one season of organized football. On Thursday night, Tapper helped his Sooner teammates beat No. 3 Alabama, 45-31, in the Sugar Bowl. The sophomore made two tackles in No. 11 Oklahoma's win. Tapper, who starred on the basketball court for the Knights and Nike Baltimore Elite before exploding on the gridiron as a tight end and defensive end for George Petrides, was lured to Norman, Okla., by defensive assistant coach Bobby Wright.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | January 5, 2004
NEW ORLEANS - Perhaps the newest debate to emerge from the Bowl Championship Series format since the final rankings were announced last month is the fact that the coaches must vote for the winner of the designated national championship game as the No. 1 team in the country. That means the 37 coaches who vote in the ESPN/USA Today poll were obligated to pick either No. 2 LSU or No. 3 Oklahoma after last night's Nokia Sugar Bowl, even if they believed that No. 1 Southern California was the best team.
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By D. Orlando Ledbetter and D. Orlando Ledbetter,THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION | January 3, 2005
NEW ORLEANS - Auburn is holding out hope against hope. Deep down, the Tigers faithful - having been denied a berth in the Bowl Championship Series title game - still believe that a spectacular showing against Virginia Tech at 8 tonight in the Sugar Bowl would somehow lead to a share of the national championship. "There are two national championship games," Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville said yesterday. "There's one here at the Sugar Bowl, and there's another one at the Orange Bowl." The Orange Bowl will pit two unbeatens - Oklahoma against Southern California - for the BCS national championship.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | January 2, 2004
The last time a college football national championship game was played at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, the winning quarterback was both overage and overlooked compared with his counterpart on the opposing team. Four seasons ago, it was Chris Weinke, then 27, doing more than enough to lead Florida State past Virginia Tech and Michael Vick to win the Sugar Bowl. Will history repeat itself for Louisiana State's Matt Mauck this year? At 24, Mauck is only one year older than Oklahoma's Jason White.
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By From Sun news services | January 3, 2009
Utah is the best of the BCS busters. Brian Johnson threw for 336 yards and three touchdowns, and the No. 7 Utes upset fourth-ranked Alabama, 31-17, in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans last night to finish 13-0. With the victory, Utah became the first team from a non-Bowl Championship Series conference to win two BCS bowls. The Utes beat Pittsburgh in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl. Johnson's pinpoint passing led Utah to a 21-0 first-quarter lead, and the Utes refused to wilt when Alabama pulled to 21-17 early in the second half.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | January 4, 2004
NEW ORLEANS - They were supposed to be the newest addition to the list of college football's all-time greatest teams, joining a couple from previous generations that also wore the crimson and cream of the Oklahoma Sooners. Not yet a dynasty, simply dominant. Ranked No. 1 from the pre-season through their last regular-season game, this season's Sooners were simply waiting to be anointed. Instead, what Oklahoma did over the first three months was annulled by what happened in the Big 12 championship game.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | December 31, 1992
NEW ORLEANS -- Alabama defensive end John Copeland walked back to his dormitory room one day after spring practice in 1991 and thought about quitting.He hated Alabama. He hated his coach. He hated practice. He wanted to go home.Fortunately, his roommate was Eric Curry, who had experienced similar feelings when he was a freshman."I was a Prop 48 student, and there's a certain stigma attached to that title," said Curry. "I didn't play football my freshman year, and I felt real bad. John had a similar problem in his senior year in high school, so I told him it was just another barrier to break down."
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
Big Mo moves a little slow these days. But then, he's almost 85. "I've got a hip problem, so I'm walking with a cane," Ed Modzelewski said. "That's OK, because I'm still above ground. " Once, the ground shook when Modzelewski thundered by, football in hand. The star fullback on Maryland's undefeated 1951 team, Big Mo led the No. 3 Terps to an upset of top-ranked Tennessee in the Sugar Bowl, where he was named the game's outstanding player. Four years later, Modzelewski helped the Cleveland Browns win their second straight NFL championship over the Los Angeles Rams.
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By Chris Dufresne, Tribune Newspapers | December 8, 2011
It's fitting only 0.0086 ended up separating No. 3 Oklahoma State from No. 2 Alabama in the final Bowl Championship Series standings. This is the year everything got 0.0086'd. It was never accurate to say before Sunday that LSU and Alabama were "clearly" the two best teams in the country. You had to wait until the final BCS standings to determine that Alabama against Oklahoma State ended up a statistical draw. Had one BCS computer flipped and a few more voters considered Oklahoma State's case, we'd be getting an entirely more festive bowl season.
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November 21, 2011
The Unity Thunder recreational league cheerleading squad will be traveling south for the bowl season for the second year in a row, this time to New Orleans for the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Beth Perrine, Unity's director of cheerleading and poms, said the team has been invited to perform at halftime of the Sugar Bowl in the Superdome on Jan. 3. She said the team was invited by the Bowl Games of America group, which organizes the halftime entertainment for bowl games. "They invited us down last year for the Gator Bowl and were impressed with our performance, so they invited us again," she said.
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December 30, 2010
Sugar Bowl CEO Paul Hoolahan admitted to lobbying Ohio State officials to keep their players eligible for Tuesday's bowl game against Arkansas. The NCAA suspended five Buckeyes, including quarterback Terrelle Pryor , last week for receiving improper benefits in 2009. The players were penalized for selling awards, gifts and university apparel. But the group remained eligible for the Sugar Bowl and will miss the Buckeyes' first five games in 2011. Meanwhile, the NCAA defended its recent rulings in violations cases involving Ohio State and Auburn, saying it does not play favorites or make decisions based on financial considerations.
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December 29, 2010
Quarterback Terrelle Pryor and four Ohio State teammates suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season apologized Tuesday for selling championship rings and memorabilia and taking discounts from a local tattoo parlor. The NCAA will permit all five to play in the Sugar Bowl against Arkansas on Jan. 4. Pryor, backup defensive lineman Solomon Thomas and starting tailback Dan Herron , wide receiver DeVier Posey and offensive tackle Mike Adams said they regretted their actions, which go back as far as two years.
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By Chris Dufresne, Tribune Newspapers | December 9, 2010
This is it — the final regular-season poll. Half the preseason top 10 survived: Oregon (9), TCU (5), Boise State (1), Ohio State (2) and Virginia Tech (7). Auburn opened the season 18th, Stanford 19th, Wisconsin 13th and Arkansas 17th. Nevada, like a pistol shot, rose all the way from unranked. Alabama (4) disappointed slightly and Texas (8) disappointed greatly, while Florida (6) flopped by its standards. Every team in the poll has a bowl game left to impress a one-man judge and jury.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | December 30, 1992
John Mark Stallings, the only son of University of Alabama football coach Gene Stallings, has Down's syndrome, a congenital disorder characterized by moderate to severe mental retardation and slow physical development. Doctors said John Mark wouldn't live to be 4.Then they said he wouldn't make it to 11.John Mark will be 31 on June 11.So don't worry if you didn't send Gene Stallings a Christmas present last week -- he's already received the perfect gift."Children with Down's syndrome are living longer than they used to," said Stallings.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | January 3, 1997
NEW ORLEANS -- Round 2 in the Bayou was a knockout for Florida, which likely secured its first national championship and some sweet revenge on Florida State with a 52-20 pounding of the Seminoles in the Sugar Bowl last night.Danny Wuerffel, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback who was pushed around by the Seminoles during a regular-season loss, threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as coach Steve Spurrier's team, which entered ranked No. 3, picked apart the No. 1 Seminoles and bettered the Sugar Bowl scoring record the Gators set three years ago.Florida's unheralded defense, meanwhile, put the clamps on Warrick Dunn and company, as Florida State couldn't solve the Gators on either side of the ball before 78,344, the largest crowd to watch a football game at the Superdome.
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July 20, 2010
Florida and the NCAA are investigating an allegation that former Gators offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey received $100,000 from a representative of a sports agent before last season ended, ESPN.com reported Monday. The allegation stated Pouncey received the money between Florida's loss to Alabama in the Southeastern Conference title game and its Sugar Bowl win over Cincinnati, according to the report. The alleged representative was not named. "We were made aware of some information in early June that we reported to law enforcement and we then shared with the NCAA and the SEC," Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said in a statement.
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January 2, 2010
SUGAR BOWL: No. 5 Florida 51, No. 4 Cincinnati 24 CAPITAL ONE BOWL: No. 11 Penn St. 19, No. 13 LSU 17 PG 4 GATOR BOWL: Florida State 33, No. 18 West Virginia 21 PG 4 OUTBACK BOWL: Auburn 38, Northwestern 35, OT PG 4
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