Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Capital One Orange Bowl: Yellow Jackets Too Much For MSU Bulldogs

At Miami:

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (11-3) defeated the Mississippi State Bulldgs (10-3) 49-34 in Wednesday's Capital One Orange Bowl.  Jackets quarterback Justin Thomas, named the game's Most Valuable Player, threw for 125 yards and a touchdown and ran for 121 yards and three additional scores.  Running back Synjyn Days ran for 171 yards and three more TDs (including a 69-yarder).

Vizio Fiesta Bowl: Broncos Buck Wildcats

At Glendale, Arizona:

Jay Ajayi carried the ball 22 times for 134 yards and three touchdowns (on runs of 56, 16, and one yards) as the Boise State Broncos (12-2) held off the Arizona Wildcats (10-4) 38-30 in Wednesday's Vizio Fiesta Bowl.  Donte Deayon ran back an intercepted pass 16 yards for a Broncos touchdown and Kamalei Correa sacked Wildcats quarterback Anu Solomon on the game's final play after Arizona had reached the BSU 10-yard line.

For Those Who Are Cranky, Irregular......

Here's a 1952 television commercial for Kellogg's All Bran cereal.

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: Horned Frogs Spank Ole Miss

At Atlanta:

Quarterback Trevone Boykin threw for three touchdowns (two of them to Josh Doctson, one to Aaron Green, who also ran for a score) as the Texas Christian Horned Frogs (12-1), stinging from their failing for qualify for the College Football Playoff, ran roughshod over the Ole Miss Rebels (9-4) 42-3 in Wednesday's Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, the opening game of the New Year's Six, more or less the successor to the late, lamented Bowl Championship Series.

Balanced Attack Helps Beavers Overcome 16-Point First Half Deficit And Overtake Gauchos

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Jamal Reid scored 16 points while Gary Payton II and Olaf Schaftenaar each added 14 as the Oregon State Beavers (9-3), with six players scoring in double-figures, overcame a 16-point first half deficit and defeated the visiting UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos (5-7) 76-64 on Tuesday night.

The Beavers will travel to Eugene for a Civil War clash against the Oregon Ducks on Saturday in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both schools.

Foster Farms Bowl: Cardinal Roll Over Terps In Santa Clara

At Santa Clara, California:

Quarterback Kevin Hogan threw for 189 yards and two touchdowns while running back Remound Wright ran for three more scores as the Stanford Cardinal (8-5) made turtle soup out of the Maryland Terrapins (7-6) 45-21 in Tuesday's Foster Farms Bowl.

Belk Bowl: Nick Chubb Way Too Much For Cadinals As Dawgs Cruise

At Charlotte, North Carolina:

Running back Nick Chubb ran for a career-high 266 yards and two touchdowns as the Georgia Bulldogs (10-3) cruised to a 37-14 victory over the Louisville Cardinals (9-4) in Tuesday's Belk Bowl.

Music City Bowl: Last-Second Field Goal Lifts Fighting Irish Past Bayou Bengals

At Nashville:

Kyle Brindza kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired on Tuesday as Norte Dame (8-5) defeated the LSU Tigers (8-5) 31-28 in the Franklin National Mortgage Music City Bowl. 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Luise Rainer, Winner Of History-Making Back-To-Back Oscars For Best Actress, R.I.P.

Luise Rainer, who was the first star to win back-to-back Academy Awards (Best Actress for her roles in "The Great Ziegfeld" and "The Good Earth" in 1936 and '37 respectively) and who had been the oldest living Oscar winner, passed away on Tuesday at her London home from Pneumonia at age 104.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Ducks Nip Anteaters In OT Thriller In Eugene

At Eugene, Oregon:

Dwayne Benjamin scored 18 points and Joseph Young hit an insurance three-point bucket late in the overtime period on Monday as the Oregon Ducks (10-3) held off the visiting UC-Irvine Anteaters (6-6) 69-67.  It was the Ducks' final game before their Pac-12 Conference opener, at home on Saturday against arch-rival Oregon State.

Cougars Hold Off Visiting Pilots In Provo

At Provo, Utah:

Tyler Haws (24 points) , Kyle Collinsworth (22) , and Anson Winder (21) combined top score 67 points on Monday night as the BYU Cougars (1-1 in WCC play, 11-4 overall) held off the visiting Portland Pilots (1-1, 10-4) 97-88, despite 30 points from the Pilots' Alec Wintering, one of five Portland players to score in double-figures.

Texas Bowl: Hogs Rout 'Horns

At Houston:

In a meeting of two former Southwest Conference rivals, quarterback Brandon Allen threw for 160 yards and two touchdowns on Monday as the Arkansas Razorbacks (7-6) clinched their first winning season since 2011 with a 31-7 thumping of the Texas Longhorns (6-7) in the Texas Bowl.

Russell Athletic Bowl: Tigers Scratch Sooners' Eyes Out

At Orlando, Florida:

Cole Stoudt threw for three touchdowns and ran for another on Monday as the Clemson Tigers (10-3) mauled the Oklahoma Sooners (8-5) 40-6 in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

Liberty Bowl: Aggies Win Wild One Over Mountaineers

At Memphis, Tennessee:

Kyle Allen threw for four touchdowns and ran for another on Monday as the Texas A&M Aggies (8-5) held off the West Virginia Mountaineers (7-6) 45-37 in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.  This was the 50th edition to be played in Memphis, the series actually started in Philadelphia in 1959, then moved to Atlantic City in 1964 before moving to its' current home in 1965.

Jets, Bears Ax Head Coaches, General Managers; Falcons Give Mike Smith The Boot

Here's a rundown on what happened on Black Monday.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

NFL Playoff Schedule Set

The National Football League's playoff schedule is set.

All times are Pacific.


This coming Saturday:

Arizona @ Carolina, 1:35 PM (ESPN)

Next Sunday:

Detroit @ Dallas, 1:40 PM (FOX)

Saturday, January 10:

Arizona, Detroit, or Carolina @ Seattle, 5:15 PM (FOX)

Sunday, January 11:

Arizona, Dallas, or Carolina @ Green Bay, 10:05 AM (FOX)


This coming Saturday:

Baltimore @ Pittsburgh, 5:15 PM (NBC)

Next Sunday:

Cincinnati @ Indianapolis, 10:05 AM (CBS)

Saturday, January 10:

Baltimore, Cincinnati, or Indianapolis @ New England, 1:35 PM (NBC)

Sunday, January 11:

Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, or Cincinnati @ Denver, 1:40 PM (CBS)

The NFC Championship Game will start at 12:05 PM on Sunday, January 18 (FOX), followed by the AFC title game at 3:40 PM (CBS).

The conference champions will square off in Super Bowl XLIX, to be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday, February 1 at 3:00 PM on NBC.

Niners Top Cardinals In Jim Harbaugh's Final Game As Head Coach

At Santa Clara, California:

Colin Kaepernick completed 15 of 26 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns (76 yards to Anquan Boldin; three yards to Bruce Miller) while Frank Gore ran for 144 yards on 25 yards as the San Francisco 49ers (8-8), in what proved to be Jim Harbaugh's final game as head coach (he [rumored to become the next head football coach at his alma mater, namely the University of Michigan] and the club have now parted ways), defeated the visiting Arizona Cardinals (11-5) 20-17 in the regular-season finale for both teams as the Cardinals' defeat helped lock up the NFC West Division title for the Seattle Seahawks.

Dick Dale, Singer/Saxophonist With Lawrence Welk, R.I.P.

Dick Dale (not to be confused with the legendary same-named guitarist who's still with us), a longtime singer and saxophonist with Lawrence Welk's Champagne Music Makers who was featured on Mr. Welk's long-running television show, passed away on Friday at Algona, Iowa (the city of his birth) at age 88.

Formerly with Harold Loeffelmacher's Six Fat Dutchmen, Mr. Dale was the last surviving original member of the Welk cast who was a regular on Lawrence's show throughout its' entire 31-year run (KTLA, Los Angeles [1951-55], ABC [1955-71], and first-run syndication [1971-82].  He also hosted a number of reruns that aired on public television.

Not only was Dick a talented reed player (he played the saxophone and clarinet), he also was known for his baritone voice and romantic or novelty vocals.  He did numerous vocal duets with 1954-59 Champagne Lady Alice Lon and also sang with one or more of the Lennon Sisters.  By the 1970s, he did a number of duets with singer/pianist Gail Farrell as the twosome performed as "Gail and Dale".

Here are Dick and Gail singing "One Toke Over The Line" in this excerpt from a 1971 Lawrence Welk Show telecast.

Thanks for the memories, Dick, and Rest In Peace.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Pilots Pull Out Last-Second Road Win Over Toreros In Conference Opener

At San Diego:

In the West Coast Conference opener for both schools, Alec Wintering converted a three-point shot with 0.3 seconds left in regulation as the Portland Pilots (1-0 in WCC play, 10-3 overall) scored the last nine points of their 61-58 road win over the San Diego Toreros (0-1, 7-6).

Holiday Bowl: Trojans Edge 'Huskers In Slugfest

At San Diego:

Quarterback Cody Kessler completed 23 of 39 passes for 321 yards and three touchdowns (including a 71-yarder to Adoree' Jackson, who also ran back a kickoff 98 yards for another score) on Saturday as the Southern California Trojans (9-4) blew an 18-point lead but still held off the Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-4) 45-42 in the National University Holiday Bowl.  It was the first post-season meeting between the two schools.

Pinstripe Bowl: Nittany Lions Win OT Thriller Over BC In The Bronx

At The Bronx, New York City:

After Christian Hackenberg threw a 10-yard touchdown pass in overtime to Kyle Carter, Sam Ficken added the game-winning extra point to carry the Penn State Nittany Lions (7-6), playing in their first bowl game in three years after their postseason ban was lifted earlier this season, edged the Boston College Eagles (7-6) in Saturday's Pinstripe Bowl.

Independence Bowl: Gamecocks Top Hurricanes In Shreveport

At Shreveport, Louisiana:

Dylan Thompson threw for 294 yards and two touchdowns while Pharoh Cooper caught nine passes for 170 yards and a score on Saturday as the South Carolina Gamecocks (7-6) won their school-record fourth straight bowl with a 24-21 Duck Commander Independence Bowl victory over the Miami Hurricanes (6-7).

Hyundai Sun Bowl: Sun Devils Pull Off Late Victory Over Duke

At El Paso, Texas:

After Kalen Ballage ran back a kickoff 96 yards, Taylor Kelly threw a shovel pass to Demario Richard for what proved to be the winning touchdown in the fourth quarter as the Arizona Sun Devils (10-3) overcame the Duke Blue Devils (9-4) 36-31 in Saturday's Hyundai Sun Bowl.

Military Bowl: Hokies Top Bearcats To Cap 22nd Straight Winning Season

At Annapolis, Maryland:

Running Back J.C. Coleman ran for 157 yards and a touchdown while Joey Slye kicked four field goals as the Virginia Tech Hokies (7-6) locked up their 22nd straight winning season on Saturday with a 33-17 Military Bowl victory over the Cincinnati Bearcats (9-4).  It was the 22nd consecutive season in which the Hokies appeared in a bowl game.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl: NC Wolfpack Hold Off UCF Knights

At St. Petersburg, Florida:

Jacoby Brissett threw for 262 and a touchdown (37 yards to Johnathan Alston) while Matt Dayes scored on runs of 24 and 15 yards on Friday night as the North Carolina State Wolfpack (8-5) held off the Central Florida Knights (9-4) 34-27 in the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl.

Quick Lane Bowl: Scarlet Knights Overpower Tar Heels

At Detroit:

Freshman running back Josh Hicks ran for 202 and a touchdown while fellow freshman running back Robert Martin ran for 100 and two more scores and senior quarterback Gary Nova threw for 184 yards and a pair of TDs as the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (8-5) capped off their inaugural season as a member of the Big Ten Conference with a 40-21 beatdown of the North Carolina Tar Heels (6-7) in Friday's inaugural Quick Lane Bowl.

Zaxby's Heart Of Dallas Bowl: Bulldogs Too Much For Sluggish Illini

At Dallas:

Houston Bates registered 4 1/2 sacks against his former school while Kenneth Dixon caught an 80-yard pass for a touchdown and Xavier Woods ran back an interception 69 yards for still another score on Friday as the Louisiana State Bulldogs (9-5) dominated the sluggish Fighting Illini of Illinois (6-7) in the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl.

Devils Can Coach

And unless things turn around rather quickly, a third straight playoffless season appears to be in the offing.

Thursday, December 25, 2014


A very Merry Christmas from all of us at Bob's House!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Hawaii Bowl: Owls Too Much For Bulldogs

At Honolulu:

Quarterback Driphus Jackson completed 15 of 24 passes for 318 yards and three touchdowns on Wednesday as the Rice Owls (8-5) dominated the Fresno State Bulldogs (6-8) 30-6 in the Hawaii Bowl.

Bahamas Bowl: Hilltoppers Withstand Furious Chippewas Comeback Try In Nassau

At Nassau, Bahamas:

Quarterback Brandon Doughty completed 31 of 42 passes for 486 yards and five touchdowns on Wednesday as the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (8-5) held on to defeat the Central Michigan Chippewas (7-6) in the inaugural edition of the Bahamas Bowl, the first major-college bowl game to be played outside the United States and Canada since New Year's Day, 1937.  Chippewas quarterback Cooper Rush completed 28 of 45 passes for 482 yards and a college bowl-game record seven touchdowns (four of them to Titus Davis) as CMU battled back from a 35-point deficit at the end of the third quarter and made it a one-point game on the final play of regulation (a wild play in which six Chips handled the football), only to see his two-point conversion pass attempt fall incomplete.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Poinsettia Bowl: Late FG Carries Midshipmen Past SDSU

At San Diego:

Austin Grebe kick the game-winning 24-yard field goal with 87 second remaining on Tuesday night as Navy (8-5) defeated the San Diego State Aztecs (7-6) 17-16 in the San Diego Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.  The Aztecs still had a chance to pull out the victory in the waning seconds, but Donny Hageman, who had made his first three field-goal attempts, saw his 34-yard try sail wide right.

Boca Raton Bowl: Rakeem Cato Helps Thundering Herd Stampede Past Huskies

At Boca Raton, Florida:

Rakeem Cato capped off a sensational collegiate career by throwing for three touchdown passes (equaling an NCAA all-division record for most consecutive games with at least one TD pass----46; he also ran for two scores) on Tuesday night as the Marshall Thundering Herd (13-1) dominated the Northern Illinois Huskies (11-3) 52-23 in the inaugural edition of the Boca Raton Bowl, attended by but less than 15,000 fans at Florida Atlantic's 30,000-seat in-campus stadium.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Ducks Win Tough OT Battle With Gauchos

At Eugene, Oregon:

Joseph Young scored 25 points while Jalil Abdul-Bassit added 20 (scoring the game's final seven points) as the Oregon Ducks (9-3) held off the visiting UC-Santa Babara Gauchos (5-6) 82-78 in overtime on Monday.  Alan Williams led the Gauchos with 26 points (and grabbed 12 rebounds as he registered his 40th career double-double) while Michael Bryson added 21. 

Pilots Too Much For L&C

At Portland, Oregon:

Thomas van der Mars scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Portland Pilots (9-3) dominated visiting Lewis and Clark (NCAA D3; 4-4 overall) 71-49 on Monday, easily offsetting the 17-point performance from the Pioneers' Serg Ovchinnikov.

Vikings Wallop Walla Walla At Home

At Portland, Oregon:

DaShaun Wiggins scored 23 points on eight-of-fifteen shooting from the field on Monday as the Portland State Vikings (6-4) demolished the visiting Walla Walla Wolves (WA, NAIA) 94-52.  The Vikings shot 58% from the field.  Jordan Spady paced the Wolves with 22 points.

Miami Beach Bowl: Tigers Grab Double-Overtime Victory Over BYU In Inaugural Edition

At Miami:

Quarterback Paxton Lynch threw four touchdown passes (including an 11-yarder to Roderick Proctor in the second overtime period) and ran for three more scores on Monday as the Memphis Tigers (10-3) capped off their first ten-win season since 1938 with a 55-48 double-overtime victory over the BYU Cougars (8-5) in the inaugural edition of the Miami Beach Bowl despite blowing two double-digit leads.  After the game, numerous players on both teams were involved in a brawl in which punches were thrown.

Joe Cocker, Gritty-Voiced British Soul And Blues Singer Best Known For Cover Version Of Beatles Songs, R.I.P.

Joe Cocker, the British gritty-voiced soul and blues singer, best remembered for his covers of popular hits, especially Beatles song such as "With A Little Bit of Help From My Friends," passed away from lung cancer at Crawford, Colorado at age 70.

Mr. Cocker had a hit recording in 1975 with "You Are So Beautiful," which peaked at #5 in Billboard's Pop chart.

Joe's duet with Jennifer Warnes on "Up Where You Belong", from the film "An Officer and a Gentleman," was his only chart topper and netted him his only Grammy award.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Bobcats Snap Beavers' Five-Game Winning Streak

At Hamden, Connecticut:

Zaid Hearst scored 20 of his 24 points in the first half as the Quinnipiac Bobcats (5-5) ended the visiting Oregon State Beavers' (8-3) five-game winning streak 60-52 on Sunday.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl: Bowling Green Outduels South Alabama

At Montgomery, Alabama:

Quarterback Jame Knapke threw a 78-yard touchdown pass to Roger Lewis with 64 seconds remaining as the Bowling Green Falcons (8-6) defeated the South Alabama Jaguars (6-7) 33-28 in Saturday's inaugural edition of the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl, spoiling the Jags' first bowl game since the program was created in 2009.

Pilots Bomb Visiting Bobcats

At Portland, Oregon:

Bryce Pressley scored 17 points to lead a balanced attack(four players scored double figures) on Saturday night as the Portland Pilots (8-3) demolished the visiting Montana State Bobcats (3-8) 87-60.  Danny Robison lead the visitors with 24 points.

Niners Blow 21-Point Lead, Fall To Chargers In OT At Home

At Santa Clara, California:

Quarterback Philip Rivers threw an eleven-yard touchdown pass (his fourth TD pass of the game) to Malcolm Floyd with 29 second remaining in regulation, then, after Gordon Patton's fumble, Nick Novak kicked the game-winning 40-yard field goal at 4:56 of overtime as the San Diego Chargers (9-6) , who twice in the first half trailed by 21 points, came back to upend the sagging San Francisco 49ers (7-8) 38-35 on the road on Saturday night as the visitors kept their playoff chances alive while the Niners found a way to suffer their fourth consecutive defeat, which ruined a solid running performance, led by Frank Gore's 158 yards (including a 52-yard touchdown run) and Colin Kaepernick's 151 (which included a 90-yard TD run; he completed 15 of 24 passes for 114 yards and another score).


At Kansas City, Kansas:

Quarterback Chris Bonner threw for 191 yards and a touchdown while running back Cameron McDondle ran for 113 yards as the Colorado State-Pueblo ThunderWolves blanked the Minnesota State Mavericks 13-0 on Saturday for their first NCAA Division II national football championship.  It was the first title game appearance for both schools and the first D2 title game shutout since 1997.

Ducks Hold Off Visiting Hornets

Joseph Young scored 23 points on Saturday as the Oregon Ducks (8-3) defeated the visiting Delaware State Hornets (5-6) 83-70.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Shayne Davern Paces Falcons Past Broncos

At Boise, Idaho:

Shayne Davern ran for a career-high 101 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday as the Air Force Falcons (10-3) bested the Western Michigan Broncos (8-5) 38-24 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

Las Vegas Bowl: Utes Demolish CSU Rams

At Las Vegas:

Quarterback Travis Wilson completed 17 of 26 passes for 158 yards and a touchdown (16 yards to Delshawn McClellon) and carried the ball 11 times for 91 yards and two more scores (15 and 12 yards) as the Utah Runnin' Utes (9-4) won their eleventh bowl game in their last 12 such starts by demolishing the Colorado State Rams (10-3) 45-10 in Saturday's Las Vegas Bowl.

New Mexico Bowl: Utah State's Aggies Smother Miners Offense

At Albuquerque, New Mexico:

Nick Vigil, a linebacker by trade, ran three yards for a touchdown on Saturday and combined with brother Zach for 16 tackles as the Utah State Aggies (10-4) defeated the UTEP Miners (7-6, still in search of their first bowl win since the 1967 Sun Bowl, going 0-6 in bowl games since then) 21-6 in the New Mexico Bowl.  The Aggies won a bowl game for the third straight year.

New Orleans Bowl: Ragin' Cajuns Top Nevada To Complete Fourth Straight Nine-Win Season

At New Orleans:

Quarterback Terrance Broadway 26 of 31 passes for 227 yards and a touchdown (17 yards to C.J. Bates) while Hunter Stover added three field goals (46, 30, and 35 yards) as the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (9-4) completed their fourth consecutive nine-win season with their fourth straight New Orleans Bowl victory, 16-3 on Saturday over the Nevada (Reno) Wolfpack (7-6).

Friday, December 19, 2014


At Salem, Virginia:

Quarterback Matt Behrendt threw for 365 yards and four touchdowns on Friday night as the Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks (15-0) extended their winning streak to 32 games with their 43-34 victory over Mount Union (14-1) for their sixth NCAA Division III national football championship in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl.  It was the sixth victory for the Warhawks at the Purple Raiders' expense in seven meetings, all in the D3 title game.  It was the final game for Whitewater head coach Lance Leipold who amassed a record of 109-6 in eight years.   He accepted the head coaching job at the University of Buffalo.


At Daytona Beach, Florida:

Quarterback Austin Dodge threw for 429 yards and three touchdowns on Friday as the Southern Oregon Raiders (13-2) won the first NAIA national football championship in their history with a 55-31 victory over Marian of Indiana (11-3).

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Beavers Devour Blue Demons

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Victor Robbins (27 points) and Olaf Schaftenaar (21) each had a career-high night for scoring as the Oregon State Beavers (8-2) blindsided the visiting DePaul Blue Demons (6-4) 90-59 on Thursday night.  Gary Payton II scored 15 points and collected six steals for the Beavers, who have now won five straight games, their longest winning streak in two years.

Dons Whack Frigid-Shooting Vikings At Home

At San Francisco:

Mark Tollefsen (who grabbed 10 rebounds) and Kruize Pinkins each scored 23 points on Thursday night as the San Francisco Dons (6-5) demolished the visiting Portland State Vikings (5-4) 77-40.  While the Dons shot 48.3% from the field, the Vikings shot an abysmal 20% (10-for-50).

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ducks Gore Visiting Matadors

At Eugene, Oregon:

Joseph Young scored 18 points while as the Oregon Ducks (7-3) dominated visiting Cal State-Northridge (3-8) 79-56 on Wednesday.  Stephan Hicks scored 19 points to pace the Matadors and became CSUN's all-time leading career scorer with 1644. 

Rebels Outlast Pilots In OT In Vegas

At Las Vegas:

Rashad Vaughn scored 25 points while Christian Wood added 17 and Cody Doolin, whose diving layup at the end of overtime provided the victory, contributed 15 (on six of eight shooting) as the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (7-2) upended the visiting Portland Pilots (7-3) 75-71 on Wednesday night. Alex Wintering paced the Pilots with 24 points.

Richard C. Hottelet, Last Of Ed Murrow's Boys, R.I.P.

Richard Curt Hottelet, the former longtime CBS News United Nations correspondent who was the last surviving member of Ed Murrow's team, known as "Murrow's Boys," passed away on Wednesday at his home in Wilton, Connecticut at age 97.

Mr. Hottelet was the last to join Mr. Murrow's team when he presented himself to the future host of See It Now in London and was hired in January, 1944 and went on to broadcast the first eyewitness report of the Allied invasion on D-Day.

After the war, Dick was assigned to Moscow where Soviet dictator "Uncle Joe" Stalin dismantled his wartime alliance with the West.  The government in Moscow soon withdrew broadcasting rights for newsman Hottelet and Mr. Murrow recalled him after the communist regime refused to restore those rights.

Mr. Hottelet returned to the US and reported on domestic news events before being transferred to the new CBS News bureau in Bonn, West Germany in 1951.  He reported from Warsaw on the uprising in the Polish capital in 1956.

After anchoring several television morning news programs for CBS (1957-61) , Dick became the network's UN correspondent in 1960.  He retired from CBS News in 1985.



Monday, December 15, 2014

Beavers Bury Visiting Grambling

At Corvallis, Oregon:

The Oregon State Beavers (7-2) built up a 41-9 halftime lead on Monday night before cruising to a 71-43 home beatdown of the Grambling State Tigers (2-6). Gary Payton II registered the Beavers' first triple double since 1988 (when his father did the trick) with 10 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists to go with his six steals.  Victor Robbins paced the Beavers with a career-high 22 points while Malcolm Duvivier added 16.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Pilots Outlast Hornets On Road

At Sacramento, California:

Thomas van der Mars converted nine of ten shots from the field en route to a 20-point performance on Sunday as the Portland Pilots (7-2) outlasted the Sacramento State Hornets (5-4) 80-75 on the road on Sunday.

Seahawks Smother Niners Offense In Second Half, Eliminate San Fran From Playoff Contention

At Seattle:

Marshawn Lynch ran four yards for the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter and Russell Wilson threw a fourth-quarter ten-yard TD pass to Paul Richardson as the Seattle Seahawks (10-4) defeated the visiting San Francisco 49ers (7-7) 17-7 on Sunday and ended the visitors' three-year run of playoff appearances.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Broken Record: Navy Beats Army Again

At Baltimore:

Quarterback Keenan Reynolds sealed the victory with his one-yard touchdown run with 12:07 remaining on Saturday as Navy (7-5) defeated Army (4-8) 17-10 for their unprecedented 13th straight victory over their arch-rivals.  Midshipmen head coach Ken Niumatalolo picked up his 56th victory to become the winningest coach in Navy football history. Navy now leads the Black Knights 59-49-7 in this storied series that dates back to 1890.


At New York:

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota became the first Duck to win the Heisman Trophy as college football's most outstanding player on Saturday, winning the trophy in lopsided fashion.

Ducks Knock Off Fighting Illini In Chicago

At Chicago:

Dillon Brooks scored 25 points (on nine-of-fifteen shooting) on Saturday as the Oregon Ducks (6-3) knocked off Illinois (7-3) 77-70 despite 29 points from the Fighting Illini's Rayvonte Rice.

Beavers Top Miss State Bulldogs At Home

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Jarmal Reid and Gary Payton II each scored 13 points on Saturday afternoon to lift the Oregon State Beavers (6-2) to a 59-49 home win over the Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-3).

Vikings Trip Up Struggling Roadrunners

At Portland, Oregon:

Braxton Tucker scored 18 points on Saturday as the Portland State Vikings (5-3) started the game on a 17-3 run, then held off the visiting Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners (1-8) 65-59

Friday, December 12, 2014

Yes, Folks....

Camels, according to doctors, are good for you.

Late 1940s (or early '50s) magazine ad.

Before It Was Called Cheerios-----------

It was called Cheerioats!

1940's magazine advertisement.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

If You Prefer An Alternative

Here's a 1956 magazine ad for Armour's Treet (a competitor to Hormel's Spam) with Hoagy Carmichael.

Like Spam And Eggs?

1940s magazine ad for Spam.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Badgers' Loss-------------

Beavers' gain?

Timbers Lose Donovan Ricketts To Orlando City In Expansion Draft

Twenty players were selected in Wednesday's Major League Soccer Expansion Draft:


Donovan Ricketts, goalkeeper, Portland

Tony Cascio, midfielder, Colorado

Jalil Anibaba, defender, Seattle

Pedro Ribeiro, midfielder/forward, Philadelphia

Lewis Neal, midfielder, DC United

Jairo Arrieta, forward, Columbus

Heath Pearce, defender, Montreal

Danny Mwanga, forward, Colorado

Mark Sherrod, forward, Houston

Eric Gehrig, defender, Columbus


Ned Grabavoy, midfielder, Real Salt Lake

Patrick Mullins, forward, New England

Jason Hernandez, defender, San Jose

Daniel Lovitz, midfielder, Toronto FC

Tony Taylor, forward, New England

Mehdi Ballouchy, midfielder, Vancouver

George John, defender, FC Dallas

Thomas McNamara, midfielder, DC United

Sal Zizzo, midfielder, Kansas City

Chris Wingert, defender, Real Salt Lake

Both Orlando City and New York City are set to start play next year.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Mary Ann Mobley, Miss America of 1959, Actress, Successful TV Personality, R.I.P.

Mary Ann Mobley, the first Mississippian to be crowned Miss America (1959) and who went on to become an actress and  successful television personality, passed away from breast cancer at her Beverly Hills, California home on Tuesday at age 77.

Miss Mobley was married to fellow actor and TV personality Gary Collins from 1967 until Mr. Collins' passing in 2012.

Mary Ann appeared in a number of motion pictures with fellow Mississippi native Elvis Presley such as "Girl Happy" and "Harum Scarum" (both 1965).

Monday, December 08, 2014

Stefan Makes Ducks Moody As He Spurs Ole Miss Past Oregon In Eugene

At Eugene, Oregon:

Stefan Moody capped off a 22-point performance on Sunday with a two-handed dunk with 36 second remaining as the Ole Miss Rebels (6-2) knocked off the Oregon Ducks (5-3) 79-73 on the road, despite 21 points from the Ducks' Dillon Brooks.


At Carson, California:

Robbie Keane (the league's---and game's Most Valuable Player) scored the winning goal in the 111th minute on Sunday as the Los Angeles Galaxy won their record-breaking Major League Soccer Cup championship 2-1 in overtime over the visiting New England Revolution as Landon Donovan, in his final match as a professional, won a sixth MLS Cup title.  The Revs are now 0-5 in MLS Cup Finals, losing by one goal to the Galaxy---in overtime---for the third time.

Gyasi Zardes opened the scoring for Los Angeles in the 52nd minute, then Chris Tierney equalized for New England in the 79th as the regulation wound up deadlocked at 1-1.

Raiders Win Battle Of Bay After Stifling Sluggish Niners At Home

At Oakland, California:

Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes (on 22 of 28 passing for 254 yards) on Sunday as the Oakland Raiders (2-11), coming off a 52-0 blowout defeat at St. Louis, knocked off the visiting San Francisco 49ers (7-7) 24-13 on Sunday.

Ducks Rank Third In Both AP And Coaches Polls

The Oregon Ducks, who finished second in the College Football Playoff rankings, ranked number three in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls, with eight and weven first-place votes, respectively.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Ducks Qualify For College Football Playoff, Will Face Seminoles In Rose Bowl; Bama To Take On Buckeyes In Sugar Bow; Winners Play For Crown On

The Oregon Ducks finished second in the final College Football Playoff committee ranking released on Sunday.  The Ducks will face off against the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles in the opening semifinal of the inaugural College Football Playoff----the Rose Bowl Game at Pasadena, California---on Thursday, January 1 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time (ESPN).

The second semifinal will be the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans on that same day at 5:30 PM Pacific Time (ESPN), which will match top-seeded Alabama against fourth-seeded Ohio State.

The semifinal winners will square off in the first National College Football Playoff Championship Game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas on Monday, January 12 (5:30 PM Pacific Time, ESPN).


Wednesday, December 31:

All times Pacific

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl @ Atlanta, 9:30 AM, ESPN:

Ole Miss vs. Texas Christian University

Vizio Fiesta Bowl @ Glendale, Arizona, 1:00 PM, ESPN:

Boise State (as highest ranked Group of Five team) vs. Arizona

Capital One Orange Bowl @ Miami, 5:00 PM, ESPN:

Mississippi State vs. Georgia Tech

Thursday, January 1:

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic @ Arlington, Texas, 9:30 AM, ESPN:

Michigan State vs. Baylor

OTHER BOWL GAMES (All times Pacific):

Saturday, December 20:

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl @ New Orleans, 8:00 AM, ESPN:

Nevada (Reno) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

Gildan New Mexico Bowl @ Albuquerque, New Mexico, 11:20 AM, ESPN:

Utah State vs. UTEP

Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl @ Las Vegas, Nevada, 12:30 PM, ABC:

Utah vs. Colorado State

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl @ Boise, Idaho, 2:45 PM, ESPN:

Western Michigan vs. Air Force

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl @ Montgomery, Alabama, 6:15 PM, ESPN:

South Alabama vs. Bowling Green

Monday, December 22:

Miami Beach Bowl @ Miami, 11:00 AM, ESPN:

BYU vs. Memphis

Tuesday, December 23:

Boca Raton Bowl @ Boca Raton, Florida, 3:00 PM, ESPN:

Marshall vs. Northern Illinois

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, 6:30 PM, ESPN:

Navy vs. San Diego State

Wednesday, December 24:

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl @ Nassau, Bahamas. 9:00 AM, ESPN:

Central Michigan vs. Western Kentucky

Hawaii Bowl @ Honolulu, 5:00 PM, ESPN:

Fresno State vs. Rice

Friday, December 26:

Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl @ Dallas, 10:00 AM, ESPN:

Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech

Quick Lane Bowl @ Detroit, 1:30 PM, ESPN:

Rutgers vs. North Carolina

Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl @ Saint Petersburg, Florida, 5:00 PM, ESPN:

North Carolina State vs. Central Florida

Saturday, December 27:

Military Bowl Presented by Northrup Grumman @ Annapolis, Maryland, 10:00 AM, ESPN:

Cincinnati vs. Virginia

Hyundai Sun Bowl @ El Paso, Texas, 11:00 AM, CBS (the only bowl airing on a network not fully or 80% owned by the Walt Disney Company):

Arizona State vs. Duke

Duck Commander Independence Bowl @ Shreveport, Louisiana, 12:30 PM, ABC:

Miami (Florida) vs. South Carolina

New Era Pinstripe Bowl @ The Bronx, New York City, 1:30 PM, ESPN:

Boston College vs. Penn State

National University Holiday Bowl @ San Diego, 5:00 PM, ESPN:

Nebraska vs. Southern California

Monday, December 29:

Autozone Liberty Bowl @ Memphis, Tennessee, 11:00 AM, ESPN:

Texas A&M vs. West Virginia

Russell Athletic Bowl @ Orlando, Florida, 2:30 PM, ESPN:

Oklahoma vs. Clemson

Avdocare V100 Texas Bowl @ Houston, 6:00 PM, ESPN:

Arkansas vs. Texas

Tuesday, December 30:

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl @ Nashville, Tennessee, 12:00 Noon, ESPN:

Notre Dame vs. Louisiana State University

Belk Bowl @ Charlotte, North Carolina, 3:30 PM, ESPN:

Georgia vs. Louisville

Foster Farms Bowl @ Santa Clara, California, 7:00 PM, ESPN:

Maryland vs. Stanford

Thursday, January 1:

Outback Bowl @ Tampa, Florida, 9:00 AM,  ESPN 2:

Auburn vs. Wisconsin

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, 10:00 AM, ABC:

Missouri vs. Minnesota

Friday, January 2:

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl @ Fort Worth, Texas, 9:00 AM, ESPN:

Houston vs. Pittsburgh

Taxslayer Bowl @ Jacksonville, Florida, 12:20 PM, ESPN:

Iowa vs. Tennessee

Valero Alamo Bowl @ San Antonio, Texas, 3:45 PM, ESPN:

Kansas State vs. UCLA

Ticketcity Cactus Bowl @ Tempe, Arizona, 7:15 PM, ESPN:

Washington vs. Oklahoma State

Saturday, January 3:

Birmingham Bowl @ Birmingham, Alabama, 9:00 AM, ESPN:

East Carolina vs. Florida

Sunday, January 4:

GoDaddy Bowl @ Mobile, Alabama, 6:00 PM, ESPN:

Toledo vs. Arkansas State