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by Ivan Maisel

Posted: Wed November 12, 1997

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Mediocrity, thy name is Pittsburgh. The Panthers are 2-2 in Big East play, in which they've outscored their opponents 110-104. They are also 2-2 in nonconference games, in which they've outscored their opponents 118-116.... Nebraska agreed to home-and-home dates with California in 1998 and '99, filling holes in its schedule created when Houston pulled out of games slated for those seasons. The bad news for the Cornhuskers—who are perpetually buffeted by complaints about their weak competition—is that a deal with Virginia Tech couldn't be worked out. California had tentatively been scheduled to play San Jose State in '98.... The rift between Johnny Majors, who was ousted in '92 after 16 years as coach of the Vols, and Tennessee administrators is far from closed. When Majors, now a special assistant to the chancellor and to the athletic director at Pittsburgh, returned to Knoxville last week for the funeral of former Volunteers assistant coach John (Skeeter) Bailey, the tension in the church, according to a Tennessee official in attendance, was palpable. The Volunteers' football offices and practice facilities are located on Johnny Majors Drive.... One week after two top five matchups in Division I-A, Division II will have its own showdown when two Lone Star Conference powers meet. Angelo State (9-0 and ranked No. 3 in the country) visits Texas A&M-Kingsville (8-1, No. 5) in a preview of a possible quarterfinal playoff.

Issue date: November 17, 1997



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