“Oklahoma State is very glad to be participating in the SBC Cotton Bowl. This is the place that we wanted to come. It’s an elite destination. It’s traditional football. And it happens to be the center of our recruiting area. Between Oklahoma and Texas we have a great number of participants on our team Ñ players that will have family and friends here. We’re looking forward to the game.
In a three-way race, Manning received 311 first-place votes of the 1,167 votes cast. Second-place went to Pittsburgh sophomore wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald with 296 votes and third to Oklahoma senior quarterback Jason White with 273 votes.
Nichols was one of three finalists for the award and beat out Oklahoma's Trey DiCarlo and Iowa's Nate Kaeding. He will now travel to Orlando, Fla., for the ESPN Home Depot Awards Show on Thursday.
A first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection by The Associated Press and the SEC Coaches, Nichols has set 15 school records this season.
“We knew that Oklahoma State and Ole Miss would bring huge crowds, but tickets went even faster that we could have expected,” Fin Ewing, III, SBC Cotton Bowl Chairman, said. “The stadium will be a site to see with all the orange and red, and we’re thrilled to have the Cowboys and the Rebels coming to Dallas.
OSU has accepted an invitation as the Big 12 representative to face Mississippi from the Southeastern Conference in the 2004 Classic on Friday, Jan. 2. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. CST.
Ole Miss, led by Heisman Trophy candidate Eli Manning, received its invitation last Wednesday. The Rebels, co-champions of the SEC West, will face Oklahoma State for the first time in school history.
The collegians gave away to first through sixth graders from Dallas and Richardson Independent School District as Lawry’s hosted the winners of this year’s SBC Cotton Bowl Art Contest at “Beef Bowl Too”.
A total of 18 young artists comprising three age categories (first and second grade, third and fourth grade, fifth and sixth grade) were awarded medals in recognition of their winning works of art.
Manning has completed 253 of 410 passes for 3,341 yards, 27 touchdowns and only nine interceptions. He holds 45 Ole Miss single-game, season, and career records, of which 27 were once held by his father, Archie Manning.
Mississippi has accepted an invitation as the Southeastern Conference representative in the 2004 Classic on Friday, Jan. 2. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. CST.
Fin Ewing, III, Chairman of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association, extended the invitation Wednesday evening to Ole Miss athletic director Pete Boone and head coach David Cutcliffe.
“The SBC Cotton Bowl is thrilled to bring one of the nation’s most exciting football teams to Dallas to play in one of the most storied bowls in America,” Ewing said.
The scholarships are made possible in part by a $100,000 contribution from the E.
John T. Stuart, III and Jim Ball were honored for their outstanding service to college football. Stuart, Vice Chairman of Guaranty Bank, is a member of the SBC Cotton Bowl Board of Directors and serves on the Team Selection Committee.
Scovell scholarships are open to all north Texas high school graduates with strong leadership qualities, high personal character, demonstrated financial need and a connection to sports who 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.
SBC Communications, Inc., and the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association honored the “Class of 2003” on the steps of the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium in Fair Park. The inductees included former Dallas civic leader and former CBAA Chairman Robert B. Cullum, Mississippi quarterback Eagle Day, Georgia tailback Kent Lawrence, LSU head coach Charles McClendon, SMU halfback Kyle Rote, Notre Dame quarterback Joe Theismann, and Texas fullback Steve Worster.
Seven individuals who helped shape the tradition of the SBC Cotton Bowl and college football history will be honored at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 29, at Cotton Bowl Plaza in Fair Park. The ceremony will be free and open to the public.
The inductees include former Dallas civic leader and former CBAA Team Selection Co-Chairman Robert B. Cullum, Mississippi quarterback Eagle Day, Georgia tailback Kent Lawrence, LSU head coach Charles McClendon, SMU halfback Kyle Rote, Notre Dame quarterback Joe Theismann, and Texas fullback Steve Worster.
SMU great Jerry LeVias (1967 Cotton Bowl), Notre Dame legend Joe Theismann (1970, 1971), Pittsburgh star Jimbo Covert (1983 ), Tennessee and Florida coach Doug Dickey (1969), SMU and Iowa coach Hayden Fry (1967)are among the eleven players and two coaches headed for enshrinement in South Bend.
The 2003 College Football Hall of Fame class will be inducted at the 46th Annual Awards Dinner on Dec.
Worster is one of seven new members of the SBC Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame that will be inducted on April 29 on the steps of the Cotton Bowl. The ceremony is free and open to the public and begins at 11 a.m.
Woo Woo, as he was christened by the Longhorn faithful, led a powerful Texas wishbone offense that went on to win the national title in 1969 and '70.