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Sept. 09, 2013
Sept. 09, 2013

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Sept. 9, 2013

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LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
BEATING BAMA
The MMQB
PRO BASKETBALL
BOXING
PITTSBURGH'S SEPTEMBER TO REMEMBER
  • To a generation of Pittsburgh fans, September has always been about school, football ... and the irrelevance of the Pirates. But the franchise's 20-season losing streak is about to end, and now a reawakened baseball town is asking: ARE YINZ READY FOR OCTOBER?

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HOT: Vernon Adams

This is an article from the Sept. 9, 2013 issue

The Eastern Washington QB threw for 411 yards and ran for 107 as the FCS school knocked off No. 25 Oregon State 49--46 last Saturday. How did he describe his flashy performance? "It's just having swagger."

HOT: FCS Schools

Adams wasn't the only small-timer to make it big. Six other FCS schools beat FBS teams—and the FCS schools pocketed a total of $2.38 million in guarantees to boot.

NOT: Spelling

At its home opener Notre Dame sold sodas in cups that said figthing irish.

NOT: Raiders Draft

Thought JaMarcus Russell's stint was short? Oakland cut QB Tyler Wilson, its '13 fourth-rounder.

NOT: Caroline Wozniacki

A year after being ousted from the U.S. Open by a player ranked No. 96, the former world No. 1 (she's now eighth) was bounced from the U.S. Open by Camila Giorgi, who is ranked 136th.

PHOTOANDY CRIPE/CORVALLIS GAZETTE-TIMES/AP (ADAMS)PHOTOAL BELLO/GETTY IMAGES (WOZNIACKI)