By Sam Farmer
The college of Washington entered the 1992 season poised to make a run as repeat nationwide champions. Then controversy broke. megastar quaterback Billy Joe Hobert admitted to accepting a 50,000 buck mortgage from a booster and extra allegations undefined. This e-book explores those allegations and the probing of the Huskies' software by means of the NCAA, the PAC-10, the Seattle Police, and the key provider.
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He took a seat behind a microphone at a long table and answered question after question about his futile afternoon. Fatigued, he began to look like a man late for a plane. He shifted in his seat. What of Bailey's pose? " Page 17 Word of the remark traveled fast. Bailey, mobbed by reporters outside the interview room, was asked if he'd be needing a map to the Howard abode. "That's OK," he said, chuckling. "I'm going to have a national championship. " II It was odd to see Don James smile, bizarre to see him cry.
My aim is not to be an apologist for the UW program or the media, but to present the story each has given. Let the reader judge. Page xv Acknowledgments To help pull together the many disparate strains into a single narrative, I have relied on mapsprevious reporting that covers the territory over which I travel. Journalists who will find their work reflected in this account are Bud Withers, Art Thiel, Sheldon Spencer, John Owen, Paul Shukovsky, and, in particular, Dan Raley of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer; Dick Rockne, Duff Wilson, Tom Farrey, Eric Nalder, Steve Kelley, Blaine Newnham, and Hugo Kugiya of the Seattle Times; John McGrath, Bart Wright, Robert Kuwada, Ron Newberry, and, in particular, Don Borst of the Tacoma Morning News Tribune; Gary Nelson, Rich Myhre, and Larry Henry of the Everett Herald; Rick Alvord of the Bellevue Journal-American; Terry Mosher of the Bremerton Sun; Jeff Hood of the Stockton Record; Gail Wood and Jeff Redd of the Olympian; Ed Sherman of the Chicago Tribune; Mitch Albom and Steve Kornacki of the Detroit Free Press; John Niyo of the Michigan Daily; Jim Cour and Rick Warner of the Associated Press; Gary Klein, Elliot Almond, Danny Robbins, Steve Elling, Jerry Crowe, Mal Florence, Vince Kowalick, John Lynch, Mike Hiserman, John Cherwa, and Bill Dwyre of the Los Angeles Times; and, of course, Austin Murphy of Sports Illustrated.
He argued that Washington's wins over Page 18 No. 8 California, No. 15 Nebraska, and No. 20 Standfordall of which came on neutral or hostile turfwere more impressive than Miami's victories over No. 3 Florida State, No. 5 Penn State, No. 15 Nebraska, and No. 22 Tulsa. Besides, he wrote, "Had Miami beaten Florida in the Sugar Bowl instead of a made-to-order Nebraska that also arrived intimidated, my final vote would have been Miami No. 1 and Washington No. " All that was moot to the Jameses. The AP vote was history.