Colorado at Michigan
In 1994 Buffaloes wideout Michael Westbrook beat the Wolverines' defense (now, as a Washington Redskin, he has beaten a teammate) by hauling in Kordell Stewart's last-play, 64-yard pass to give Colorado a 27-26 win and set off a stampede of Buffaloes. ( Colorado was not whistled for a Personal Foul for Excessive Celebration, which also happens to be the name of coach Rick Neuheisel's band.) Michigan cornerback-wide receiver Charles Woodson is ready to rebuff any attempts at d�j� vu by Colorado quarterback John Hessler (left).
Stanford at North Carolina
Folks in Chapel Hill, N.C., and Palo Alto, Calif., haven't heard the word sleeper this often since the last campus Woody Allen film festival. For the Tar Heels, ranked No. 7, sophomore All-America cornerback Dre' Bly (11 interceptions in 1996) spearheads a defense that last season led the nation in fewest points allowed. The No. 17 Cardinal offers defensive end Kailee Wong, who hopes to hit the sack (he nailed the passer 12 times in '96) early and late, and aptly named (for Stanford, at least) running back Anthony Bookman.
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Oscar De La Hoya vs. Hector Camacho
Macho Camacho is not the newest brew being served at Starbucks but rather the nom de guerre of the 35-year-old welterweight challenger. The 64-3-1 Macho Man (above) was a 7 to 1 underdog at week's end. At a typically irascible prefight press conference, the 24-year-old De La Hoya (25-0 and the WBC welterweight champion) suggested the following bet: If he loses, he'll pay Camacho $100,000; if he wins, he'll get to snip Camacho's trademark curl. "Make it $200,000," said Camacho. "You're on," said Delilah, uh, De La Hoya.
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How far has this sport, invented in 1930 on the sands of Santa Monica, come? About 10 miles inland, judging from the site—the UCLA Tennis Center—where the top pros from the Association of Volleyball Professionals, the Federation Internationale de Volleyball and the Women's Professional Volleyball Association will convene for the first time outside the Olympics. A better indicator may be Dain Blanton, who in June became the first African-American to win a men's pro tournament. In this event Blanton will team with AVP tour legend Kent Steffes (12 wins in 1997).
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