But if it ignores more relevant criteria—such as overall record and head-to-head results—the Orange Bowl Committee would send this unsettling message to the Hokies: They're Miami, and you're not.
Move Over, Knute
The New York Jets defeated the Seattle Seahawks at the Kingdome 16-10 on Sunday to raise their season record to 3-9. Some called it an upset, but others were sure that the heretofore moribund Jets would come through.
Why? Because of the stirring message that New York owner Leon Hess had delivered a few days before the game, when he told the Jets, "Let's show them we're not a bunch of horses asses."
That Two-Timin' Bowden
With the conclusion of Florida State's regular season last Saturday (page 30), Seminole football coach Bobby Bowden and his staff will step up their full-court press of the nation's top schoolboy recruits. That is considerable cause for angst not only for Bowden's football coaching brethren, who generally regard him as a recruiter without peer, but also for the nation's basketball coaches. Freshman wide receiver Randy Moss was the West Virginia Player of the Year in hoops in 1994, freshman wideout Peter Warrick was the point guard on a high school team in Bradenton, Fla., that finished the 1994-95 season 35-0, and junior wide receiver Andre Cooper was runner-up for Mr. Basketball in Florida in 1993.
"Coach Bowden could probably put together the best Division I nonscholarship basketball team in America," says Seminole basketball coach Pat Kennedy. "It's not Dean Smith and Mike Krzyzewski I have to worry about outrecruiting me. It's Bowden."
Victory for Koss and Kids
For more than a year Johann Olav Koss, the Norwegian speed skater who was the hero of the 1994 Winter Olympics, has been battling his toughest foe: resistance to Olympic Aid, the fund-raising organization that assists impoverished children in war-ravaged countries and to which Koss contributed his $35,000 bonus money from the Lillehammer Games. Though Olympic Aid has raised $12 million since it was launched before the Games in Lillehammer two years ago and though Koss is a respected figure in the Olympic community, some Olympic officials were reluctant to allow the use of the Olympic name and logo in Olympic Aid's fund-raising efforts.
Those officials were worried that companies, including SI, that had paid licensing fees of as much as $40 million to become official sponsors would be upset that the Olympic name and logo was handed out gratis to any organization, even a charity, that did not pay substantial licensing fees. Thus, Olympic Aid was the victim of a yearlong buck-passing filibuster, the issue of its approval having gone from the IOC to the USOC to the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG).