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January 4, 2002
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Rose Bowl

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The Hurricanes blow past the Cornhuskers for their fifth national title and first since 1991. Story

Nebraska gets early lift, that's about it
PASADENA, Calif. -- Nebraska didn't hold up for long Thursday against Miami. But at the onset, with the Cornhuskers defense in need of a confidence boost after getting shredded by Colorado in the season finale, Erwin Swiney provided it immediately.

Nebraska's hopes quickly disintegrate
Eric Crouch's first- quarter fumble turns into a Miami touchdown. From there, the rout was on.

Gary Shelton
Best in country? It only begins there
PASADENA -- Were you watching, Warren? Were you impressed?

Bucs
Returning to run down Bucs
Eagles return man Brian Mitchell has hurt Tampa Bay before, and his stellar season has him pumped for more long runs.

Pundits blowing gaskets over nod to Alstott
There might be a better fullback in the NFC than Tampa Bay's Mike Alstott, but judging by Pro Bowl balloting released this week, fans don't know who that is.

Offensive line's on an upswing
TAMPA -- The offensive line has gotten its share of criticism this season for not opening holes for the running backs and not protecting quarterback Brad Johnson.

Johnson's 199 yards good for share of MVP
The quiet receiver's seven catches and two touchdowns set personal and UM bowl records.

ESPN to go where stars are: sideline
Given that Sunday night's Bucs-Eagles season finale is about as meaningless as an all-star game, ESPN is going to treat it like one.

Dungy's mother, Cleomae, dead at 81
TAMPA -- Cleomae Dungy, the mother of Bucs coach Tony Dungy, died Thursday morning at her Jackson, Mich., home, the team announced late Thursday. Mrs. Dungy was 81.

College football
UF may face crucial offseason losses
Assistant Buddy Teevens, several underclassmen may leave, but QB Rex Grossman's job is secure.

Lightning
Tortorella shakes up lineup after losses
Coach sits Ben Clymer and Zdeno Ciger, says more could follow if Lightning continues to sputter.

College basketball
Vols keep focus, rip UF
GAINESVILLE -- No. 2 Tennessee didn't get caught looking ahead to its weekend showdown with top-ranked Connecticut.

Preps
Another tough test? Hardly
Clearwater topples Orlando Boone, the 10th-ranked team in Class 6A, 61-33.

PHU hands Eagles first loss
The Hurricanes score three second-half goals in a matchup between two unbeaten teams.

Gators settle for tie with Jesuit
TAMPA -- In the faceoff between Land O'Lakes and Jesuit in the Soccer Tournament of Champions at Ed Radice Sports Complex, neither team played its best in the 40-degree temperatures, drizzling rain and wind.

Leto has all the answers in win
The Falcons refuse to let Tampa Catholic complete a comeback bid in a 49-41 victory.

Tie is good enough for chilly Tigers
TAMPA -- In the faceoff between Land O'Lakes and Jesuit in the Soccer Tournament of Champions at Ed Radice Sports Complex, neither team played its best in the 40-degree temperatures, drizzling rain and wind.

A full round of comebacks
Wharton turns the tables on Sickles, and Chamberlain puts a scare into Durant before falling.

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