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April 2005

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.

TEXAS A&M - PRESS CONFERNCE QUOTES

Saturday, January 1st, 2005
THE MODERATOR: Coach Franchione has joined us. Coach, would you give us your read on the game.


COACH FRANCHIONE: Well, I like the way we played this year in regard to taking care of the football. And you can't help a team like Tennessee by turning it over like we did. Three of them in the first I imagine 17, 18 minutes of the game. I'm not trying to take anything away from Tennessee's effort, they're a good team, deserve to be ranked where they are.

We moved the ball in the opening round, going back down to tie it.

TEXAS A&M POST-GAME QUOTES - Defensive Coordinator Carl Torbush

Saturday, January 1st, 2005
Texas A&M Defensive Coordinator Carl Torbush

On Tennessee: “I’ve been around Tennessee long enough. I knew what they were going to play with. They are a very talented football team, and in my opinion we’re not where they are yet. I think we’re heading in that direction. Coach Fulmer and his staff have done a great job year after year. That’s why they have a chance to compete for an SEC championship and national championship every year.”

On the play of Texas A&M: “By no means did we play anywhere near where we can play.

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.

TEXAS A&M - PRESS CONFERNCE QUOTES

Saturday, January 1st, 2005
THE MODERATOR: Coach Franchione has joined us. Coach, would you give us your read on the game.


COACH FRANCHIONE: Well, I like the way we played this year in regard to taking care of the football. And you can't help a team like Tennessee by turning it over like we did. Three of them in the first I imagine 17, 18 minutes of the game. I'm not trying to take anything away from Tennessee's effort, they're a good team, deserve to be ranked where they are.

We moved the ball in the opening round, going back down to tie it.

TEXAS A&M POST-GAME QUOTES - Defensive Coordinator Carl Torbush

Saturday, January 1st, 2005
Texas A&M Defensive Coordinator Carl Torbush

On Tennessee: “I’ve been around Tennessee long enough. I knew what they were going to play with. They are a very talented football team, and in my opinion we’re not where they are yet. I think we’re heading in that direction. Coach Fulmer and his staff have done a great job year after year. That’s why they have a chance to compete for an SEC championship and national championship every year.”

On the play of Texas A&M: “By no means did we play anywhere near where we can play.

RICK CLAUSEN - SANFORD TROPHY WINNER

Saturday, January 1st, 2005
DALLAS - As Tennessee quarterback Rick Clausen learned this season, “it’s funny how things happen in sports.
“A month ago, people didn’t even want my autograph,“ Clausen said with a chuckle. “Now they’re handing me trophies.”
The Sanford Trophy, to be exact.
Just a month ago, Clausen would have been considered the unlikeliest of candidates for the honor that is awarded to the offensive MVP of the SBC Cotton Bowl Classic. On New Year’s Day 2005, however, the former third-string quarterback picked up the gleaming hardware after leading his team to a 38-7 victory over Texas A&M in the 69th installment of the historic bowl.

JUSTIN HARRELL - MCKNIGHT TROPHY WINNER

Saturday, January 1st, 2005
DALLAS - Justin Harrell’s career at the University of Tennessee might have started out slower than he planned. Injuries had a big hand in that. But it would appear that the pace is picking up for the Volunteers’ standout sophomore defensive end as he was named the recipient of the McKnight Award as the Most Valuable Player on Defense at the 69th annual SBC Cotton Bowl Classic.
Harrell and is teammates stymied a potent Texas A&M offensive unit all day in a decisive 38-7 win on a balmy Big D New Year’s Day.

Vols Take 69th Classic

Saturday, January 1st, 2005
DALLAS Ð Tennessee quarterback Rick Clausen passed for three early touchdowns, including an electrifying 57-yarder to C.J. Fayton on the game’s seventh play, and piloted the Volunteers to a 38-7 victory over mistake-plagued Texas A&M on New Year’s Day in the 69th SBC Cotton Bowl Classic.
The match-up was a ticket manager’s delight, with Southeastern Conference representative Tennessee making its sixth Cotton Bowl Classic appearance and Big 12 representative Texas A&M making its 11th appearance.
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