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Ohio State freshman guard Mike Conley Jr., son of the 1992 Olympic triple jump
champion, attempted a monumental leap of his own in trying to score over
Florida's Dan Werner on Dec. 23 in Gainesville, Fla. Conley and the Buckeyes
came up short against the Gators 86--60, but the schools meet again—in
football—on Monday, for the BCS championship (page 50).
Twenty-seven of this season's record 32 college bowl games had been played
through New Year's Day, and here are some of the players and coaches who
emerged victorious from all 27 (page 46).
TCU 37, Northern Illinois 7 12/19/06 ? Jeff Ballard
BYU 38, Oregon 8 12/21/06 ? John Beck
Troy 41, Rice 17 12/22/06 ? Omar Haugabook
South Florida 24, East Carolina 7 12/23/06 ? Pat Julmiste (left) and S.J.
San Jose State 20, New Mexico 12 12/23 /06 ? James Jones
Utah 25, Tulsa 13 12/23 /06 ? Kyle Whittingham
Rutgers 37, Kansas State 10 12/28/06 ? Ray Rice
Cal 45, Texas A&M 10 12/28/06 ? Marshawn Lynch