Saturday, December 31, 2016

Pilots Top Waves At Home

At Portland, Oregon:

Alec Wintering scored 23 points on Saturday afternoon to help carry the Portland Pilots (9-5 overall, 2-0 in WCC play) to a 73-60 home win over Pepperdine (4-10, 0-2) as the Pilots led from wire to wire.

Bears Top Vikings On Road

At Portland, Oregon:

Jordan Davis scored 19 points on Saturday as the Northern Colorado Bears (6-7 overall, 2-0 in Big Sky play) defeated the Portland State Vikings (8-5, 1-1) 73-59 on the road, ending the Vikes' five-game winning streak.

CFP Semifinal (PlayStation Fiesta Bowl): Clemson Buries Ohio State, Sets Up Title Game Rematch With 'Bama; Buckeyes Shut Out In Post-Season Play First Time Since 1920 Rose Bowl

At Glendale, Arizona:

Quarterback Deshaun Watson threw for 259 yards and a touchdown (30 yards to C.J. Fuller) and carried the ball for 57 yards and two more scores on Saturday night as the second-seeded Clemson Tigers (13-1) demolished the third-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes (11-2) 31-0 in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, which doubled as the second College Football Playoff semifinal contest.

The shutout defeat with the first suffered by the Buckeyes in a post-season match since being stifled by California 28-0 in the 1920 Rose Bowl.  It was the first-ever shutout suffered by OSU head coach Urban Meyer in 15 years as an FBS head coach (his 194th game).

The Tigers will get another shot at defending champs Alabama in a rematch of last year's CFP title game in this year's championship game, set for Monday, January 9 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, with the kickoff set for 5:30 PM Pacific Time (ESPN).

CFP Semifinal (Chick-fil-A Peach Bow): Bo Runs Wild As 'Bama Hound Huskies To Return To Title Game

At Atlanta:

In the final college game played at the Georgia Dome, running back Bo Scarborough ran for 180 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday as the top-seeded Alabama Crimson Tide (14-0) overcame an early 7-0 deficit by scoring 24 unanswered points and smothered the fourth-seeded Washington Huskies (13-1) 24-7 in opening semifinal match of the College Football Playoff, also known as the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.  The defending champions will return to the National Championship Game, set for 5:30 PM Pacific Time at Tampa, Florida, airing on ESPN.

Taxslayer Bowl: Yellow Jackets Sting Wildcats

At Jacksonville, Florida:

Dedrick Mills ran for a career-high 168 yards and a touchdown on Saturday as the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (9-4) downed the Kentucky Wildcats 33-18 (7-6) in the Taxslayer Bowl.

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl: Bayou Bengals Slam Door On Cardinals

At Orlando, Florida:

Running back Derrius Guice ran for 138 yards and a touchdown and caught a one-yard pass for another score on Saturday as the Louisiana State Tigers (8-4, #20 in the CFP rankings and USA Today/Coaches poll, #19 in the Associated Press poll)  manhandled the Louisville Cardinals (9-4, #13 in CFP, #15 in both AP and Coaches) 29-9 in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl.

The Tigers' defense sacked Cardinals' Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson eight times.

The Kiss Before the Mirror (Universal-1933) Pre-Code

From Universal Pictures in 1933, we present "The Kiss Before The Mirror," starring Nancy Carroll, Frank Morgan, and Paul Lukas.  With screenplay by William Anthony McGuire, adapted from the stage play by Ladislaus Fodor, this motion picture was produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. and directed by James Whale.


'65 Studebaker, Eh?

Here's a Canadian-built 1965 Studebaker Daytona, eh?

This automobile was built in Hamilton, Ontario.


Here's a glamor photo of 1930s and early 1940s screen actress Claire Dodd.

Claire Dodd


Here's another glamor shot of screen legend Constance Bennett.

Magic Merle

Here's a glamor photo of another vintage screen actress, in this case, Merle Oberon.

Here's Hedy! In Living Color!

Here's a color glamor shot of screen legend Hedy Lamarr.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Bruins Bounce Beavers In Corvallis

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Lonzo Ball scored a career-high 23 points while T.J. Leaf added 21 (to go with his ten rebounds) on Friday night as the UCLA Bruins (14-1 overall, 1-1 in Pac-12 play; #2 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches) bounced back from their defeat at Oregon by defeating the Oregon State Beavers (4-11, 0-2) 76-63, despite a career-high 25 points from the hosts' Stephen Thompson, Jr.

Ducks Dominate Trojans, Stay Hot; Oregon Hands USC First Defeat

At Eugene, Oregon:

Dillon Brooks scored a season-high 28 points while Dylan Ennis added 21 on Friday night as the Oregon Ducks (13-2 overall, 2-0 in Pac-12 play; #21 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls) manhandled the previously-unbeaten Southern California Trojans (14-1, 1-1; #22 in AP, Coaches) 84-61 for their 12th straight victory and 35th in a row at home.

Orange Bowl: 'Noles Top Wolverines In Wild Curtain-Raiser To New Year's Six

At Miami:

Quarterback Deondre Francois threw the game-winning 12-yard touchdown pass to Nyquan Murray with 36 seconds remaining on Friday night as the Florida State Seminoles (10-3; #11 in the CFP Rankings, #10 in the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls) topped the Michigan Wolverines (10-3; #6 in CFP, AP, Coaches) 33-32 in the Orange Bowl, which kicked off the New Year's Six.

Arizona Bowl: Falcons Overcome 18-Point Deficit, Overpower Jags

At Tucson, Arizona:

Quarterback Arion Worthman threw for 207 yards and a touchdown while Jacobi Owens scored twice himself as the Air Force Falcons (10-4) battled back from an 18-point first-half deficit by scoring 42 unanswered points en route to a 45-21 pasting of the South Alabama Jaguars (6-7) in the Arizona Bowl.

Music City Bowl: Vols Too Much For 'Huskers

At Nashville, Tennessee:

Quarterback Joshua Dobbs closed out his collegiate career by running for 118 yards and three touchdowns and throwing for 291 yards and another score on Friday as the Tennessee Volunteers (9-4; #21 in the CFP Rankings) defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-4; #21 in the Associated Press poll, #24 in the USA Today/Coaches rankings) 38-24 in the Music City Bowl.

Hyundai Sun Bowl: Cardinal Hold Off Tar Heels In El Paso

At El Paso, Texas:

Keller Chryst threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Bryce Love, Dallas Lloyd ran back an interception 19 yards for another score, and Conrad Ukropina kicked four field goals on Friday as the Stanford Cardinal (10-3; #18 in the CFP Rankings, #16 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls) held off the North Carolina Tar Heels (8-5) 25-23 in the Hyundai Sun Bowl.

Liberty Bowl: Dawgs Hold Off Frogs

At Memphis, Tennessee:

Quarterback Jacob Eason threw for 164 yards and two scores while Nick Chubb ran for 142 yards and another score on Friday as the Georgia Bulldogs (8-5) held off the TCU Horned Frogs (6-7) 31-23 in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Pilots Open WCC Play With Road Win Over Tigers

At Stockton, California:

Alec Wintering scored 26 points while Jazz Johnson (who added 17) made two free throws with five seconds remaining on Thursday as the Portland Pilots (8-5 overall, 1-0 in WCC play) held off the home-standing Pacific Tigers (6-8, 0-1) 80-76 in the West Coast Conference opener for both schools.

Vikings Make Fried Chicken Out Of Fighting Hawks In Big Sky Opener

At Portland, Oregon:

Calaen Robinson scored 18 points as he and six teammates scored in double figures on Thursday night as the Portland State Vikings (8-4 overall, 1-0 in Big Sky) opened Big Sky Conference play by annihilating the visiting North Dakota Fighting Hawks (5-6, 0-1) 99-62.

The Vikings have now won five straight games and seven of their last eight.

Alamo Bowl: OSU Cowboys Make Buffaloburgers Out Of Colorado

At San Antonio, Texas:

Quarterback Mason Rudolph passed for 314 yards and three touchdowns on Thursday as the Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-3; #12 in the CFP rankings, #13 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls) blasted the Colorado Buffaloes (10-4; #10 CFP, #11 AP, Coaches) 38-8 in the Valero Alamo Bowl.

Belk Bowl: Hokies Erase 24-Point Halftime Deficit, Stun Hogs

At Charlotte, North Carolina:

Jerod Evans threw for 243 yards and touchdowns while running for two more scores on Thursday as the Virginia Tech Hokies (10-4; #22 in the CFP rankings, #18 in the Associated Press poll, #19 in the USA Today/Coaches rankings) overcame a 24-point halftime deficit and upended the Arkansas Razorbacks (7-6) 35-21 in the Belk Bowl.

Birmingham Bowl: Bulls Top Gamecocks In OT Thriller

At Birmingham, Alabama:

Quinton Flowers ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more (including a 25-yarder to Elkanah Dillon in the opening play of overtime) on Thursday as the South Florida Bulls (11-2; #25 in the Associated Press poll, #22 in the USA Today/Coaches rankings) defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks (6-7) 46-39 in the Birmingham Bowl.

The 11th victory set a South Florida single-season school record.

Trojans Hold Off Beavers In Pac-12 Opener At Corvallis

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Chemezie Metu scored 19 points on Wednesday night as the Southern California Trojans (14-0 overall, 1-0 in Pac-12 play; #22 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls) held off the Oregon State Beavers (4-10, 0-1) 70-63 on the road in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both schools.

Stephen Thompson, Jr. scored a career-high 24 points to pace the Beavers.

Dillon Brooks Powers Ducks Past UCLA In Pac-12 Opener

At Eugene, Oregon:

Dillon Brooks, who scored 23 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and dished out nine assists, sank the game-winning three-point shot with under one second remaining on Wednesday night as the Oregon Ducks (12-2 overall, 1-0 in Pac-12 play; #21 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls), with all five starters scoring in double figures, knocked off previously-unbeaten UCLA (13-1, 0-1; #2 AP, Coaches) 89-87 to win their tenth straight game and 34th in a row at home in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both schools.

Thomas Welsh and Bryce Alford each scored 20 points to top the Bruins.

Texas Bowl: K-State Tops A&M

At Houston:

Jesse Ertz threw for 195 yards and a touchdown and ran for two more scores on Wednesday night as the Kansas State Wildcats (9-4) defeated the Texas A&M Aggies (8-5) 33-28 in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl as the Wildcats completed a perfect season (5-0) against teams from the Lone Star State (they also defeated Texas Tech, Texas, Baylor, and Texas Christian).

Foster Farms Bowl: Utes Top Hoosiers

At Santa Clara, California:

Joe Williams ran for 222 yards and a touchdown and Andy Phillips kicked the game-winning 24-yard field goal (his fourth of the game) with 84 seconds remaining on Wednesday as the Utah Runnin' Utes (9-4; #19 in the CFP rankings, #23 in the USA Today/Coaches poll) upended the Indiana Hoosiers (6-7) 26-24 in the Foster Farms Bowl.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Russel Athletic Bowl: Canes Knock Off Mountaineers

At Orlando, Florida:

Quarterback Brad Kaaya threw for four touchdowns on Wednesday as the Miami Hurricanes (9-4) upended the West Virginia Mountaineers (10-3; #16 in the CFP Rankings, #14 in the Associated Press poll, #12 in the USA Today/Coaches poll) 31-14 in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

Debbie Reynolds, Actress Who Starred In Numerous 1950s and 1960s Movies, R.I.P.

Debbie Reynolds, the actress who starred in such 1950s and 1960s movies as "Singin' In The Rain," " Tammy and the Bachelor," "The Tender Trap," "The Singing Nun," and "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," passed away on Wednesday at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at age 84.

Miss Reynolds' passing came the day after the passing of her actress-author daughter Carrie Fisher, who had suffered a massive heart attack late last week while on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

Pinstripe Bowl: Justin Jackson Runs Wild As Northwestern Knocks Off Pitt In The Bronx

At New York City:

Justin Jackson ran for 224 yards and three touchdowns on Wednesday as the Northwestern Wildcats (7-6) netted only their third-ever post-season victory, 31-24 over the Pittsburgh Panthers (8-5; #23 in both the CFP Rankings and Associated Press poll) in the Pinstripe Bowl.

Cactus Bowl: Baylor Too Much For Boise State

At Phoenix, Arizona:

KD Cannon caught the ball 14 times for Cactus Bowl-record 226 yards and a pair of touchdowns on Tuesday night as the Baylor Bears (7-6) dominated the Boise State Broncos (10-3) 31-12, snapping a six-game losing streak.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Holiday Bowl: Gophers Knock Off Cougs

At San Diego:

Shannon Brooks caught a tipped pass from Mitch Leidner for a 13-yard go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter on Tuesday as the Minnesota Golden Gophers (9-4) knocked off the Washington State Cougars (8-5) 17-12 in the Holiday Bowl.

Military Bowl: Demon Deacons Hold Off Temple Owls

At Annapolis, Maryland:

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (7-6) held off the 
Temple Owls (10-4; #24 in the CFP Rankings and USA Today/Coaches poll, #23 in the Associated Press poll) 34-26 in Tuesday's Military Bowl.

The Demon Deacons racked up their first bowl victory since 2008.

Heart Of Dallas Bowl: Army Caps Off Big Season With OT Win Over Mean Green

At Dallas:

Jordan Asberry ran for a touchdown on fourth down in overtime as the Army West Point Black Knights (8-5) knocked off the North Texas Mean Green (5-8) 38-31 in Tuesday's Heart of Dallas Bowl.

Farewell To The Original Princess Leia

Carrie Fisher, the actress best remembered for portraying Princess Leia in the original series of Star Wars movies, passed away on Tuesday morning at a Los Angeles hospital, several days after suffering a massive heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

Miss Fisher, who was 60 years old, never regained consciousness after suffering the heart attack.

Carrie was the daughter of fellow actress Debbie Reynolds and her then-husband, singer Eddie Fisher.

Bills Can Rex, Brother

The Bills, whose absence from post-season play (the longest current such drought in the four major US professional sports leagues) has now reached seventeen straight years, fired not only head coach Rex Ryan, they also canned Rex's twin brother Rob from his job as defensive coordinator.

Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn will serve as Buffalo's interim head coach for Sunday's season finale against the New York Jets.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Independence Bowl: Wolfpack Devour Commodores

At Shreveport, Louisiana:

quarterback Ryan Finley threw three touchdown passes to Jaylen Samuels while Nyheim Hines returned a kickoff 100 yards for another score on Monday as the North Carolina State Wolfpack (7-6) smothered the Vanderbilt Commodores (6-7) 41-17 in the Independence Bowl.

Quick Lane Bowl: BC Eagles Top Terps In Detroit

At Detroit:

Patrick Towles threw for two touchdowns and also caught a pass for another score on Monday as the Boston College Eagles (7-6) held off the Maryland Terrapins (6-7) 36-30 in the Quick Lane Bowl.

St. Petersburg Bowl: Miss State Holds Off RedHawks

At St. Petersburg, Florida:

Nick Fitzgerald ran for 142 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Mississippi State Bulldogs (6-7) held off the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (6-7) 17-16 in Monday's St. Petersburg Bowl.

The Bulldogs' Nelson Adams got a hand on the RedHawks' Nick Dowd's potential field goal attempt with 37 seconds left to preserve Mississippi State's victory.

Men's College Hoops: Ducks At #21 In Both Polls

As the Oregon Ducks, riding an nine-game winning streak, are preparing for Pac-12 play (which opens at home on Wednesday against second-ranked UCLA) , they find themselves at #21 in both the Associated Press (down one spot from last week) and USA Today/Coaches (the same as last week) men's college basketball polls that were released on Monday.

Again, there was no support in either poll for any of the Beaver State's men's Division I basketball teams.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Hawaii Bowl: Rainbow Warriors Too Much For Blue Raiders

At Honolulu:

Quarterback Dru Brown threw for 274 yards and four touchdowns (while running for 23 yards and another score) on Saturday as the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (7-7) defeated the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (8-5) 52-35 in the Hawaii Bowl.

Niners Pull Out Late Win Over Rams In LA, End 13-Game Losing Skid

At Los Angeles:

After connecting with Rod Streater with 31 second remaining in regulation time on Saturday, quarterback Colin Kaepernick ran for the game-winning two-point conversion as the San Francisco 49ers (2-13) pulled the plug on their club-record 13-game losing streak by defeating the Los Angeles Rams (4-11) 22-21 on the road and swept their season series against their in-state rivals.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Dollar General Bowl: Troy Top Ohio U To Complete 10-Win Season

At Mobile, Alabama:

Jordan Chunn ran for three touchdowns on Friday night as the Troy Trojans (10-3) defeated the Ohio Bobcats (8-6) 28-23 in the Dollar General Bowl.

Armed Forces Bowl: Close Victory For La Tech At Navy's Expense

At Fort Worth, Texas:

Quarterback Ryan Higgins threw for 409 yards and four touchdowns (two apiece to Trent Taylor and Carlos Henderson) while Jonathan Barnes kicked a game-winning field goal from 32 yards out as the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (9-5) upended Navy (9-5) 48-45 in Friday's Armed Forces Bowl.

The Midshipmen, who tried to pick up consecutive ten-win seasons for the first time ever, instead, ended the season with three straight defeats (dropping the American Athletic Conference title game to Temple, then losing to Army for the first time since 2001).

Bahamas Bowl: Monarchs Pick Up Victory In First Bowl Game

At Nassau, Bahamas:

Quarterback David Washington threw for three touchdowns while running back Ray Lawry ran for 133 yards on Friday as the Old Dominion Monarchs (10-3), playing in their first bowl game as an FBS program, held off the Eastern Michigan Eagles (7-6) 24-20 in the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Pilots Fall On Road To Titans

At Fullerton, California:

Tre Coggins scored 24 points and converted six three-point shots, including one late in overtime as the Cal State Fullerton Titans (5-7) came back from down ten points with four minutes remaining in regulation and knocked off the visiting Portland Pilots (7-5) 77-72 on Thursday.

Alec Wintering topped the Pilots with 24 points of his own.

Vikings Club NAIA Wolves

At Portland, Oregon:

Bryce Canda scored 19 points as the Portland State Vikings (7-4), with six players scoring in double figures, annihilated the visiting Walla Walla Wolves (NAIA; 1-11 overall) 118-59 ln Thursday.

Idaho Potato Bowl: Vandals Hold Off Rams In High-Scoring Affair In Boise

At Boise, Idaho:

Quarterback Matt Lineham completed 21 of 31 passes for 381 yards and four touchdowns while running back Isaiah Saunders carried the ball 33 times for 147 yards and three more scores on Thursday as the Idaho Vandals (9-4) held off the Colorado State Rams (7-6) 61-50 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Beavers Go On 27-8 Second-Half Run, Smother Kent State

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Kendal Manuel scored 17 points on Wednesday night as the Oregon State Beavers (4-9) closed out non-conference play by going on a 27-8 second-half run as they stifled the visiting Kent State Golden Flashes (7-5) 69-50 to snap a five-game losing skid.

The Beavers will host unbeaten Southern California next Wednesday night as they open Pac-12 Conference play.

Poinsettia Bowl: BYU Holds Off Wyoming

At San Diego:

Quarterback Tanner Magnum threw for a touchdown and ran for another while Jamaal Williams ran 36 yards (of his 210) for another TD as the BYU Cougars (9-4) defeated the Wyoming Cowboys (8-6) 24-21 in Wednesday's edition of the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.

The Cougars' Kai Nacua intercepted a pass from Cowboys quarterback Josh Allen late in the fourth quarter to squelch the Wyoming comeback and seal the win for BYU.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Ducks Hold Off Fresno State For Ninth Straight Triumph

At Eugene, Oregon:

Jordan Bell scored a career-high 23 points while grabbing eight rebounds on Tuesday night as the Oregon Ducks (11-2; #20 and #21 in the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls, respectively) held off the visiting Fresno State Bulldogs (8-4) 75-63 for their ninth consecutive victory and their 33rd straight win at home as they concluded nonconference play.

Vikings Knock Off Pilots In Rose City College Roundball Derby

At Portland, Oregon:

Calaen Robinson, who scored 13 points on Tuesday night, converted a key three-point shot late in the contest as the Portland State Vikings (6-4) upended the hosts Portland Pilots (7-4) 77-75.

De'Sean Parsons paced the Vikes with 15 points while dishing out five assists.

Gabe Taylor topped the Pilots with 22 points while making 10 of 13 shots from the field.

Boca Raton Bowl: Hilltoppers Prove To Be Too Much For Memphis Tigers

At Boca Raton, Florida:

Anthony Wales, who gained 329 yards from scrimmage, ran for three touchdowns on Tuesday night as the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (11-3) defeated the Memphis Tigers (8-5) 51-31 in the Boca Raton Bowl.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Miami Beach Bowl: Dane Evans Helps Golden Hurricanes Demolish Chippewas

At Miami:

Dane Evans threw for 304 yards and five touchdowns in his final collegiate game on Monday as the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (10-3) destroyed the Central Michigan Chippewas (6-7) 55-10 in the Miami Beach Bowl.

Gordie Tapp, Canadian-Born Long-Time "Hee Haw" Cast Member, R.I.P.

Gordie Tapp, the Canadian-born member of the cast of TV's Hee Haw (1969-92) best remembered for his portrayals of Cousin Clem on the Nashville-based comedy-variety hour, as well as the long-suffer proprietor of the local Kornfield Kounty General Store, passed away on Sunday at age 93.

Men's College Hoops: Ducks Climb In Both Polls

With their current winning streak now at eight games, the Oregon Ducks climbed up from #22 in both the Associated Press (up two spots to #20) and USA Today/Coaches (up one spot to #21) men's college basketball polls that were released on Monday.

Once again, Oregon State, Portland, and Portland State still received no consideration in either poll.

Zsa Zsa Gabor, Iconic and Glamourous Hungarian-Born Actress, R.I.P.

Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hungarian-born actress who is best remembered for the number of marriages as well as her numerous appearances in motion pictures and television, passed away from heart failure in Los Angeles at age 99.

Jags Blow 13-Point Lead, Lose Again, Can Coach

After Jacksonville blew a 13-point lead en route to their ninth straight defeat, they pulled the plug on head coach Gus Bradley after he went 14-48 in just under four years as the Jags' boss.

Ex-Buffalo coach Doug Marrone was named the Jaguars' interim head coach on Monday.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Pilots Knock Off Beavers In Dam City Classic

At Portland, Oregon:

In Sunday Dam City Classic action, Jazz Johnson scored 15 points and Alec Wintering added 14 as the Portland Pilots (7-3) handed the Oregon State Beavers (3-9) their ninth defeat in their last ten starts 53-45.

JaQuori McLaughlin scored 23 points to top the Beavers.

Broken Record: Chalk Up Another Defeat For Niners

At Atlanta:

Running back Devonta Freeman ran for 139 yards and three touchdowns while quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 286 yards and two more scored on Sunday as the Atlanta Falcons (9-5) handed the banged-up San Francisco 49ers (1-13) their 13th consecutive defeat, 41-13 at home.

Ducks Dominate UNLV, Run Winning Streak To Eight Games

At Portland, Oregon:

In his first start of the season, Dillon Brooks scored 20 points as the Oregon Ducks (10-2; #22 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls) racked up their eighth straight victory, 83-63 over the UNLV Runnin' Rebels on Saturday night.

Jovan Mooring paced UNLV with 20 points.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

New Orleans Bowl: Southern Miss Holds Off Ragin' Cajuns

At New Orleans:

Allenzae Staggers caught 11 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown on Saturday night as the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (7-6) held off the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (6-7) 28-12 in the New Orleans Bowl.

Camellia Bowl: App State Wins Thriller

At Montgomery, Alabama:

Marcus Cox ran for 143 yards and a touchdown while Taylor Lamb ran for an additional 126 yards and Michael Rubino kicked the go-ahead field goal with 5:14 remaining as Appalachian State's Mountaineers (10-3) defeated the Toledo Rockets (9-4) 31-28 in Saturday's Camellia Bowl.

AutoNation Cure Bowl: Red Wolves Dominate UCF Knights In Orlando

At Orlando, Florida:

Justice Hansen threw three touchdown passes to Kendall Sanders on Saturday as the Arkansas State Red Wolves (9-5) dominated the Central Florida Knights (6-7) 31-13 in the AutoNation Cure Bowl.

Las Vegas Bowl: Aztecs Far Too Much For Cougars

At Las Vegas, Nevada:

Running back Donnel Pumphrey ran for 115 yards and a touchdown on Saturday as he became the all-time leading career rusher in FBS history (6,405 yards) en route to becoming the game's Most Valuable Player as the San Diego State Aztecs (11-3) overcame a 10-0 second-quarter deficit with 34 unanswered points in overpowering the Houston Cougars (9-4; playing their first game for new head coach Major Applewhite) 34-10 in the Las Vegas Bowl.

New Mexico Bowl: Lobos Spoil Roadrunners' Bowl Debut

At Albuquerque, New Mexico:

Richard McQuarley ran for a pair of touchdowns on Saturday as the New Mexico Lobos (9-4) defeated the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners (6-7) 23-20 in the New Mexico Bowl, the opening salvo of the 2016-17 College Football Bowl season.

The contest was the Roadrunners' first bowl game as a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Beavers Fall To 49ers (NOT Those Ones) In Dam City Classic

At Portland, Oregon:

In Friday action from the Dam City Classic, Evan Payne scored 19 points as the Long Beach State 49ers (3-10) battled back to hand the Oregon State Beavers (3-8) their eighth defeat in their last nine games 71-67.

Vikes Knock Off Dons In Frisco

At San Francisco:

Calaen Robinson scored 22 points on Friday night as the Portland State Vikings (5-4) upended the San Francisco Dons (7-2) 82-78 on the road.

Gabe Taylor's Three-Pointer Sends Pilots Past Coyotes In Dam City Classic

At Portland, Oregon:

Alec Wintering scored 24 points, Gabe Taylor (who hit a three-point shot with 2.2 seconds remaining) added 22 (to go with his 11 rebounds), and  Jazz Johnson contributed 21 on Friday as the Portland Pilots (6-3) defeated the South Dakota Coyotes (8-5) 85-82 in the Dam City Classic.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Craig Sager, Long-Time Sportscaster Best Remebered For Flashy Suits, R.I.P.

Craig Sager, a veteran NBA broadcaster who was well known for his flashy jackets, passed away on Thursday after a long battle against leukemia at age 65.

Mr. Sager worked for 26 years as a sideline reporter for Turner Sports' coverage of the National Basketball Association.

No More Calls For Dr. Bombay

Bernard Fox, the Welsh-born actor best remembered for playing the warlock physician Dr. Bombay in the 1964-72 ABC Network sitcom Bewitched, passed away from heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital at age 89. 

Jim Lowe, NYC DJ Who Had Big Hit In '56 With "The Green Door," R.I.P.

Jim Lowe, the longtime New York City disc jockey who, as a singer,  scored a #1 hit in 1956 with "The Green Door," a tune about a secretive society, passed away on Monday at his East Hampton, New York home at age 93.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Easy Win For Vikings

At Portland, Oregon:

Traylin Farris converted 12 of 13 shots from the field en route to a 26-point, 11-rebound performance on Tuesday as the Portland State Vikings (4-4) manhandled the New Hope Christian College Deacons 110-79.

Steven Shares scored 22 points and Isiah Lange added 20 for the Eugene, Oregon-based member of the National Christian College Athletic Association.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Ducks Top Griz At Home, Stretch Winning Streak To Seven Games

At Eugene, Oregon:

Chris Boucher scored 23 points and grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds on Tuesday as the Oregon Ducks (9-2; #22 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls) held off the visiting Montana Grizzlies (3-8) 81-67 for their seventh straight victory and 32nd at home, now the third longest such winning streak in the nation.

And Now, A Word About Relief From Constipation

From 1966, here's a commercial for Haley's M-O, with Ted Knight (TV's future Ted Baxter) as the constipated husband.


Still More Connie

Here's still another glamor shot of screen legend Constance Bennett.

Monday, December 12, 2016

So Much For Your Contract Extention, Jeff

After Sunday's debacle, you're canned.

Ducks Climb Up Two Spots To #22 In Both Polls

After stretching their current winning streak to six games on Sunday by defeating Alabama, the Oregon Ducks climbed up two spots to #22 in the latests Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches men's college basketball polls that were released on Monday.

Again, as has been the all season long thus far, none of the Beaver State's three other NCAA Division I men's basketball programs received any support in either poll.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Tigers Knock Off Beavers In Overtime In Corvallis

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Robert Kelly, Jr. had career highs of 25 points and nine rebounds on Sunday as the Savannah State Tigers (3-8) knocked off the Oregon State Beavers (3-7) 93-90 in overtime, despite a 23-point, 16-rebound performance from the hosts' Drew Eubanks.

Ducks Hold Off 'Bama At Home

At Eugene, Oregon:

Tyler Dorsey scored 19 points on Sunday as the Oregon Ducks (8-2; #24 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls) racked up their sixth straight win by defeating the visiting Alabama Crimson Tide (4-4) 65-56.

Niners Blow 17-3 Halftime Lead, Fall In OT At Home To Jets; Losing Streak Reaches 12 Games

At Santa Clara, California:

/Running back Bilal Powell ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns (including the overtime game-winner from 19 yards) on Sunday as the New York Jets (4-9) erased a fourteen-point halftime deficit and upended the San Francisco 49ers (1-12) 23-17, despite a career-high 193 yards on the ground by the Niners' Carlos Hyde.

The Niners' franchise-record losing streak has now reached 12 games and they have now lost six straight home games.

Vikings Fall To Roadrunners On Road

At Bakersfield, California:

Damiyne Durham scored 28 points on Saturday night as the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners (7-4) edged the visiting Portland State Vikings (3-4) 81-79.

Deontae North scored 25 points to top the Vikings.

Saturday, December 10, 2016


At Toronto:

After 120 scoreless minutes, Brad Evans, Andres Ivanschitz, Joevin Jones, Nicolas Lodeiro, and (with the winning shot) Roman Torres all converted their spot kicks as the Seattle Sounders (who did not register a single shot on goal in regulation or overtime) won the penalty-kick shootout 5-4 on the road over Toronto FC to win their first MLS Cup championship (and with it, a berth in next season's CONCACAF Champions League).

Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, who came up with seven saves (including a huge one against the Reds' Jozy Altidore in overtime) and one in the shootout, was named the game's Most Valuable Player.

Army Beats Navy, Ends 14-Game Losing Streak Against Midshipmen

At Baltimore:

Running back Andy Davidson ran for touchdowns in the first half and quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw ran for the winning score with six minutes remaining as Army (7-5) snapped a fourteen-game losing streak against Navy (9-4; #25 in the final College Football Playoff rankings) by defeating the Midshipmen 21-17 in the 117th edition of the Army-Navy Game.

Friday, December 09, 2016

Connie In Living Color!

Here's screen legend Constance Bennett on the cover of the February, 1936 issue of Hollywood magazine.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

John Glenn, First American To Orbit The Earth, Later Served As US Senator, R.I.P.

John Glenn, who in 1962 became the first American to orbit the Earth (he was the last remaining surviving Astronaut from this country's Mercury space project) who later served 24 years (1975-99) as US Senator from Ohio, passed away on Thursday at age 95 at Colombus, Ohio. 

New Gridiron Boss For Ducks

The erstwhile head football coach at South Florida becomes Oregon's first head coach to come from outside the family since 1977, when Rich Brooks was hired.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016


Here's another glamor photo of 1930s and early 1940s screen actress Claire Dodd.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Pilots Upend Vaqueros In 2OT Thriller

At Portland, Oregon:

Alec Wintering scored 24 points while Gabe Taylor (who added 16) tipped in the game-winning bucket in the second overtime period as the Portland Pilots (5-3) outlasted the visiting Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros (2-8) 90-89 on Monday night.

D'Marques Tysen sank seven three-pointers en route to a 21-point performance while Jazz Johnson added 19 points for the Pilots.

Antonio Green scored 28 points and Nick Dixon added 22 to pace the Vaqueros. 

Men's College Hoops: Ducks Drop In Both Polls Despite Unbeaten Week

Even after running their current winning streak to five games, the Oregon Ducks still dropped to #24 in both the Associated Press (down one spot) and USA Today/Coaches (down four) men's college basketball polls that were released on Monday.

As has been the case all season long thus far, there was no support in either poll for any of the Beaver State's three other men's NCAA Division I basketball programs.

Luscious Madeleine

Here's another glamour shot of British-born 1930s and 1940s screen actress Madeleine Carroll.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Make That Eleven Straight Defeats For Niners

At Chicago:

On a snowy Sunday in the Windy City, running back Jordan Howard ran for three touchdowns and 117 yards as the Chicago Bears (3-9) handed the San Francisco 49ers (1-11) their eleventh consecutive defeat (stretching their franchise record) 24-6.

'Bama, Clemson, Buckeyes, UW Make College Football Playoff

Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, and Washington qualified on Sunday for the College Football Playoff, seeded first through fourth.

Here is the line-up for the 2016-17 Bowl Season, with all times Pacific Standard, starting with the non-CFP contests.

Saturday, December 17:

 Gildan Mexico Bowl at Albuquerque, New Mexico:

UT-San Antonio vs. New Mexico, 11:00 AM, ESPN

Las Vegas Bow at Las Vegas, Nevada:

Houston vs. San Diego State, 12:30, ABC

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl at Montgomery, Alabama:

Appalachian State vs. Toledo, 2:30 PM, ESPN

AutoNation Cure Bowl at Orlando, Florida:

Central Florida vs. Arkansas State, 2:30 PM, CBSSN

R+L Carrier New Orleans Bowl at New Orleans:

Southern Mississippi vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 6:00 PM, ESPN

Monday, December 19:

Miami Beach Bowl at Miami:

Central Michigan vs. Tulsa, 11:30 AM, ESPN

Tuesday, December 20:

 Marmot Boca Raton Bowl at Boca Raton, Florida:

Western Kentucky vs. Memphis, 4:00 PM, ESPN

Wednesday, December 21:

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl at San Diego, California:

BYU vs. Wyoming, 6:00 PM ESPN

Thursday, December 22:

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at Boise, Idaho:

Idaho vs. Colorado State, 4:00 PM, ESPN

Friday, December 23:

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl at Nassau, Bahamas:

Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion, 10:00 AM, ESPN

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl at Fort Worth, Texas:

Navy (#25 in final College Football Playoff rankings) vs. Louisiana Tech, 1:30 PM, ESPN

Dollar General Bowl at Mobile, Alabama:

Troy (Alabama) vs. Ohio U, 5:00 PM, ESPN

Saturday, December 24:

Hawai'i Bowl at Honolulu:

Hawaii vs. Middle Tennessee, 5:00 PM, ESPN

Monday, December 26:

St. Petersburg Bowl at St. Petersburg, Florida:

Mississippi State vs. Miami (Ohio), 8:00 AM, ESPN

Quick Lane Bowl at Detroit:

Maryland vs. Boston College, 11:30 AM, ESPN

Camping World Independence Bowl at Shreveport, Louisiana:

North Carolina State vs. Vanderbilt, 2:00 PM, ESPN 2

Tuesday, December 27:

Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl at Dallas:

Army West Point vs. North Texas, 9:00 AM, ESPN

Military Bowl at Annapolis, Maryland:

Temple (#24 CFP) vs. Wake Forest, 12:30 PM, ESPN

Holiday Bowl at San Diego:

Minnesota vs. Washington State, 4:00 PM, ESPN

Cactus Bowl at Phoenix, Arizona:

Baylor vs. Boise State, 7:15 PM, ESPN

Wednesday, December 28:

New Era Pinstripe Bowl at the Bronx, New York City:

Pittsburgh (#23 CFP) vs. Northwestern, 11:00 AM, ESPN

Russell Athletic Bowl at Orlando, Florida:

Miami (Florida) vs. West Virginia (#16 CFP), 2:30 PM, ESPN

Foster Farms Bowl at Santa Clara, California:

Indiana vs. Utah (#19 CFP), 5:30 PM, FOX

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl at Houston:

Texas A&M vs. Kansas State, 6:00 PM, ESPN

Thursday, December 29:

Birmingham Bowl at Birmingham, Alabama:

South Carolina vs. South Florida, 11:00 AM, ESPN

Belk Bowl at Charlotte, North Carolina:

Arkansas vs. Virginia Tech (#22 CFP), 2:30 PM, ESPN

Valero Alamo Bowl at San Antonio, Texas:

Oklahoma State (#12 CFP) vs. Colorado (#10 CFP), 6:00 PM, ESPN

Friday, December 30:

AutoZone Liberty Bowl at Memphis, Tennessee:

Georgia vs. Texas Christian, 9:00 AM, ESPN

Hyundai Sun Bowl at El Paso, Texas:

Stanford (#18) vs. North Carolina, 10:00 AM, CBS

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl at Nashville, Tennessee:

Nebraska vs. Tennessee (#21), 12:30 PM, ESPN

Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl at Tucson, Arizona:

Air Force vs. South Alabama, 2:30 PM (American Sports Network)

Saturday, December 31:

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl at Orlando, Florida:

Louisville (#13) vs. Louisiana State (#20), 8:00 AM, ABC

TaxSlayer Bowl at Jacksonville, Florida:

Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky, 8:00 AM ESPN

Monday, January 2:

Outback Bowl at Tampa, Florida:

Florida (#17 CFP) vs. Iowa, 10:00 AM, ABC

Here are the match-ups for the games that make up the New Year's Six and College Football Playoff with all kickoff times Pacific and all games televised by ESPN:

Friday, December 30:

Capital One Orange Bowl at Miami:

Florida State (#11 CFP) vs. Michigan (#6 CFP), 5:00 PM

Saturday, December 31:

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (National Semifinal) at Atlanta:

Alabama (#1 CFP) vs. Washington (#4 CFP), 12:00 Noon

Playstation Fiesta Bowl at Glendale, Arizona:

Clemson (#2) vs. Ohio State (#3) at Glendale, Arizona, 4:30 PM

Monday, January 2:

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at Arlington, Texas:

Western Michigan (#15 CFP) vs. Wisconsin (#8 CFP), 10:00AM

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at Pasadena, California:

Penn State (#5) vs. Southern California (#9), 2:00 PM

Allstate Sugar Bowl at New Orleans:

Auburn (#14 CFP) vs. Oklahoma (#7 CFP), 5:30 PM

Monday, January 9:

College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Tampa, Florida:

Fiesta Bowl winner vs. Peach Bowl winner, 5:30 PM Pacific Time, ESPN