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October 2005

SBC COTTON BOWL CLASSIC TEAMS UP WITH THE PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDA

Monday, October 31st, 2005
The holiday season is about to kick off, and it starts with National College Football DayÉ a holiday created by the SBC Cotton Bowl to commemorate the birth of college football. This second-annual celebration will be observed on Saturday, Nov. 5th.
National College Football Day takes on added significance this year. The SBC Cotton Bowl has partnered with the Prostate Cancer Foundation to increase awareness about prostate cancer, a disease that strikes one in every six American men.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), based in Santa Monica, Calif.

July 2005

SBC COTTON BOWL EXTENDS SEC CONTRACT

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005
The SBC Cotton Bowl Classic today announced a new agreement to extend its partnership with the Southeastern Conference through Jan. 1, 2010.
“We’re excited that we’ve reached an agreement in principle to continue our partnership with the SEC,” said Rick Baker, President, Cotton Bowl Athletic Association. “There are some minor details to iron out, but the heavy lifting is done. We’re thrilled that the SEC and its great fans are coming back to Dallas.”
The SEC partnership with the SBC Cotton Bowl began in the fall of 1998.

SBC COTTON BOWL EXTENDS BIG 12 CONTRACT

Friday, July 15th, 2005
The SBC Cotton Bowl Classic today announced a new four-year agreement to extend its partnership with the Big 12 Conference through Jan. 1, 2010.
“Our agreement ensures that the SBC Cotton Bowl will feature one of the nation’s top teams from one of college football’s strongest conferences,” said Gayle Earls, Chairman, Cotton Bowl Athletic Association. “We’ve had a great partnership with the Big 12 since the conference’s inception in 1996, and we look forward to continuing our relationship into the next decade.

June 2005

SBC COTTON BOWL ANNOUNCES STRONG ADVANCED TICKET SALES

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005
Less than 8,000 tickets remain as for July 6 for the January 2 game featuring teams from the Big 12 Conference and Southeastern Conference.
Reserved seats for the 2006 SBC Cotton Bowl Classic are $80 and $40.
To purchase tickets, call 1-888-792-BOWL or go click on the Box Office link under the menu bar.

SBC COTTON BOWL ANNOUNCES STRONG ADVANCED TICKET SALES

Monday, June 6th, 2005
Fans planning to attend the 2006 SBC Cotton Bowl Classic have until Tuesday, July 5 to take advantage of a discounted ticket purchase program. As of Tuesday, June 28, less than 8,000 tickets remain for the January 2 game featuring teams from the Big 12 Conference and Southeastern Conference.
Reserved seats purchased prior to July 5 for the 2006 SBC Cotton Bowl Classic are $60 and $40. The reserved seat ticket goes up to $80 in price after the close of business at 4 p.m. CST on July 5.
“The Big 12-SEC match-up ensures fans that they will see two attractive teams on January 2,” said Gayle Earls, chairman, Cotton Bowl Athletic Association.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL LOSES LEGEND

Monday, June 6th, 2005
Banks McFadden, an All-American halfback for Clemson in 1939 and the 1940 Cotton Bowl MVP, died Saturday after a long battle with cancer. He was 88.
McFadden, a College Football Hall of Famer who was also a star on the Tigers' basketball team, is generally regarded one of the greatest athletes in Clemson history.
The school's football building is named for him and he was part of the first class inducted into the Ring of Honor, his name high up at football's Death Valley stadium.
McFadden led Clemson to a 9-1 record in 1939 and the school's first bowl bid, a 6-3 victory over Boston College in the 1940 Cotton Bowl.

May 2005

2005 FIELD SCOVELL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS HONORED AT AWARDS BANQUET

Tuesday, May 24th, 2005
The Field Scovell Scholarship Foundation (FSSF) honored the 2005 scholarship winners at an awards banquet at the Hyatt Regency on Monday evening.
The 10 recipients each received $2,000 college grants that honor the memory of “Mr. Cotton Bowl” -- Field Scovell.
Scovell Scholarships are open to all North Texas high school graduates with strong leadership qualities, high moral character, demonstrated financial need and a connection to sports.
Recipients must continue their education in the State of Texas or at a Big 12 Conference or Southeastern Conference university Ð the two conferences associated with the SBC Cotton Bowl Classic.

April 2005

SBC COTTON BOWL INDUCTS EIGHT LEGENDS INTO HALL OF FAME

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005
DALLAS Ð Eight individuals who helped shape the tradition of the SBC Cotton Bowl Classic and college football history were inducted today into the SBC Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame in front of an overflowing crowd in Fair Park.
SBC Communications, Inc., and the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association honored the “Class of 2005” on the steps of the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium in Fair Park. The inductees included UCLA quarterback Troy Aikman, Arkansas halfback Lance Alworth, former CBAA executive director Jim “Hoss” Brock, Texas offensive guard Mike Dean, Tennessee fullback Andy Kozar, Tennessee tailback Hank Lauricella, Penn State running back Lydell Mitchell, and former Texas A&M head coach Gene Stallings.

Class of 2005 To Be Inducted On Wednesday In SBC Cotton Bowl Hal

Thursday, April 14th, 2005
Eight individuals who helped shape the tradition of the SBC Cotton Bowl Classic and college football history will be inducted into the SBC Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame on Wednesday, April 20.
SBC Communications, Inc., and the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association have announced the Hall of Fame “Class of 2005.” The honorees include UCLA quarterback Troy Aikman, Arkansas halfback Lance Alworth, former CBAA executive director Jim “Hoss” Brock, Texas offensive guard Mike Dean, Tennessee fullback Andy Kozar, Tennessee tailback Hank Lauricella, Penn State running back Lydell Mitchell, and former Texas A&M head coach Gene Stallings.

SBC COTTON BOWL BOARD HONORS GAME'S FOREFATHERS

Wednesday, April 6th, 2005
The families of three SBC Cotton Bowl legends were honored on April 6 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas during a meeting of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association’s Board of Directors.
Ms. Mary Scovell (center), the widow of Field Scovell who was known the world over as “Mr. Cotton Bowl,” was presented a replica of the “Field Scovell Trophy,” awarded each year to the Classic’s team champion.
Ms. Betty Sanford (left), the widow of the game’s founder J. Curtis Sanford, received a replica of “The Sanford Trophy,” presented to the Outstanding Offensive Player in the New Year’s Day Classic.

February 2005

SBC COMPANIES, COTTON BOWL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION EXTEND SBC COTTO

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005
Fourteen might be a common football score, but a 14-year relationship with the same title sponsor is an uncommon cause for celebration at the SBC Cotton Bowl Classic. The SBC family of companies and the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association (CBAA) today announced a four-year extension -- through Jan. 1, 2010 -- of one of college football’s longest-running title sponsorships, which began in September 1996. Bowl and city officials estimate that the SBC commitment will help the SBC Cotton Bowl Classic generate $24 million for higher education and more than $120 million in direct spending for the City of Dallas from 2007 through 2010.

January 2005

BUD BROOKS, FORMER RAZORBACK AND COTTON BOWL GREAT PASSES AWAY

Monday, January 10th, 2005
Bud Brooks, one of the greatest linemen in Cotton Bowl history, has passed away. Brooks, a member of Arkansas’ famous “25 Little Pigs,” died Thursday, January 6, at his home in Bauxite, Arkansas.
Brooks was the first of 13 Outland Trophy winners to play in the SBC Cotton Bowl. He was the cornerstone of an Arkansas team that was picked to finish last in the Southwest Conference but won the league title and earned the Hogs an invitation to the 1955 Cotton Bowl Classic against Georgia Tech.

SBC COTTON BOWL ANNOUNCES MUSIC FESTIVAL WINNERS

Thursday, January 6th, 2005
DALLAS, Jan. 1, 2005 Ð Four different bands from Missouri, South Carolina, and Virginia earned Grand Champion honors at the 2004/2005 SBC Cotton Bowl Music Festival, Dec. 29-Jan. 1. More than 2,000 high school students from across the U.S. participated in the festival, which included Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Field Show competitions, a Parade through historic Fair Park, and pre-game and halftime performances during the nationally televised 69th SBC Cotton Bowl Classic on New Year’s Day.

TENNESSEE POST-GAME QUOTES

Saturday, January 1st, 2005
Defensive Coordinator John Chavis

On the game: “We expected to play well. Sometimes I think you get into some passive positions when you don’t. We really put some emphasis on that. We did and the players did and we expected to play well. I’m really proud of what they got done.”

On Tennessee DB Roshaun Fellows: “One of the biggest keys was getting Roshaun Fellows healthy. Our defense played well throughout the year but getting Roshaun healthy made a big, big difference and a big impact today.

TENNESSEE - PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

Saturday, January 1st, 2005
THE MODERATOR: Coach, I don't know whether you've been told or not, but the MVP trophies are going to go to your team.


The outstanding offensive player will receive the Sanford trophy. Rick Clausen, the quarterback, congratulations to you.


For the defensive player, the McKnight trophy will go to Justin Harrell, who is defensive tackle.

Coach, if you'd like to give us your take on the game, give us some opening comments.


COACH FULMER: Obviously, very, very proud of our football team and staff.
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