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December 2003

ELI MANNING TO RECEIVE 2003 JOHNNY UNITAS GOLDEN ARM AWARD

Thursday, December 4th, 2003
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Mississippi senior quarterback Eli Manning has been selected as the recipient of the 2003 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented annually to the nation's top senior collegiate quarterback by the Frank Camp Chapter of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation.
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.

OLE MISS ACCEPTS INVITATION AS SEC REPRESENTATIVE IN 2004 SBC CO

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2003
DALLAS, Dec. 3, 2003 Ð Forty-two years after Ole Miss last appeared in the SBC Cotton Bowl, the Rebels will be descending on Dallas once more.
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.

November 2003

FIELD SCOVELL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES GRANT APPLICATION

Monday, November 17th, 2003
The Field Scovell Scholarship Foundation tomorrow will begin delivering applications to area high schools for eight individual $2,000 grants to be awarded next spring to North Texas high school graduates with leadership abilities, high personal character, demonstrated financial need and a connection to sports. Separately, the Foundation announced the commencement of its year-end giving campaign, which concludes with the Dec. 31 SBC Big Play Luncheon during SBC Cotton Bowl week.
The scholarships are made possible in part by a $100,000 contribution from the E.

July 2003

ALL-AMERICAN FOOTBALL FOUNDATION HONORS COTTON BOWL TRIO

Monday, July 28th, 2003
The Wyndham Anatole played host to some of college football's greatest on Friday night. The All-American Football Foundation honored such legends as Gene Stallings, Bob Lilly and Lee Roy Jordan. Included in this exclusive list of award winners were three men who have played a pivotal role in the success of the SBC Cotton Bowl Classic.
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.

May 2003

FIELD SCOVELL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP RECIP

Tuesday, May 20th, 2003
The Field Scovell Scholarship Foundation today announced the recipients of eight $2,000 grants honoring the memory of “Mr. Cotton Bowl” -- Field Scovell.
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.

April 2003

2003 INDUCTION DAY: SEVEN LEGENDS ADDED TO HALL OF FAME

Tuesday, April 29th, 2003
DALLAS Ð Seven individuals who helped shape the tradition of the SBC Cotton Bowl and college football history were inducted today into the SBC Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame.
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.

2003 HALL OF FAME DAY FAST APPROACHES

Thursday, April 24th, 2003
The stage has been set. The decorations will be in place. The SBC Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is just a few days away.
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.

March 2003

Three Former Cotton Bowl Players and Two Coaches Among College F

Monday, March 24th, 2003
The rich tradition surrounding the SBC Cotton Bowl Classic just got a bit richer after the College Football Hall of Fame unveiled its Class of 2003.
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.

32 Years Later...SBC Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame Inductee, Steve Wo

Tuesday, March 11th, 2003
The theory behind the Sports Illustrated jinx didn't apply to Steve Worster when he appeared on the cover for December 14, 1970 issue. More than 32 years later, Sports Illustrated caught up with the Texas great in the March 3rd issue.
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.

February 2003

TEXAS BASKETBALL CROWD HONORS SBC COTTON BOWL CHAMPIONS|

Monday, February 17th, 2003
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Longhorns football team was honored for another tremendous season and their 2003 SBC Cotton Bowl Classic victory against LSU in front of a packed Frank Erwin Center on ESPN's Big Monday.
It was a wonderful opportunity for our fans and team to celebrate the 2002 season one last time, head coach Mack Brown said. I appreciate Rick (Barnes) and the basketball team for letting us share the spotlight at one of their games in what has been a terrific season thus far. It was a really special moment for the guys.

January 2003

CLASS OF 2003 SELECTED FOR SBC COTTON BOWL HALL OF FAME

Friday, January 31st, 2003
Seven individuals who helped shape the tradition of the SBC Cotton Bowl and college football history will be inducted into the SBC Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame in April.
SBC Communications, Inc., and the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association announced the Class of 2003 on Tuesday during the SBC Big Play Luncheon at the Dallas Hyatt Regency. 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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR SCOVELL SCHOLARSHIPS

Friday, January 24th, 2003
The Field Scovell Scholarship Foundation today issued a final call for applications for eight $2,000 grants benefiting North Texas high school graduates with leadership abilities, high personal character, demonstrated financial need and a connection to sports.
Scholarship recipients must continue their higher education in the state of Texas or at a Big 12 Conference or Southeastern Conference university -- the two conferences associated with the SBC Cotton Bowl Classic.
Completed applications will be accepted through March 3, 2003.

Texas Post-Game Quotes

Wednesday, January 1st, 2003
COACH MACK BROWN
Opening Statement:
“I’m excited for our players who have won 11 games in two consecutive seasons for the first time in school history. There aren’t a lot of things you can do at the University of Texas that haven’t already been done. So, that’s a mark these young guys will leave on this program for the rest of their lives. That sets a higher standard for us next yearÉfor the guys coming back.
“Give LSU a lot of credit. They had great plans coming into the game.

Most Valuable Player -- Offense, Texas WR Roy Williams

Wednesday, January 1st, 2003
Texas wide receiver Roy Williams gave Longhorn fans an early Christmas present on December 20 by announcing his decision to stay at UT for his senior season instead of opting early for the NFL. On January 1 in the 67th annual SBC Cotton Bowl Classic, Williams was still delivering gifts to the Texas faithful.
With a post play here, a reverse there and a stiff arm for good measure, the 6-foot-4 210-pounder from Odessa, Texas, befuddled his way through the LSU defense for three big plays and two touchdowns to lead his team to a 35-20 victory before a Cotton Bowl crowd of 70,817.

Most Valuable Player -- Defense, Texas DE Cory Redding

Wednesday, January 1st, 2003
Cory Redding had figured it differently.
Redding believed, as all confident players do, that his Texas Longhorns would dominate the 67th SBC Cotton Bowl defensively. What he got was a head-banging, hang-in-there affair that tested the entire defensive unit in terms of talent, conditioning and perseverance.
When Redding dreams, he dreams of a win. He was right on that point. The Longhorns outlasted the fast-starting and feisty LSU Tigers, 35-20, in an entertaining game before 70,817 purple, gold and burnt orange-clad fans on a sparkling Dallas day.
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