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Volume 24 No. 117
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IRISH EYES ARE NOT SMILING FOR COTTON BOWL PARTICIPANTS

     Officials representing the Pac-10, Western Athletic, and Big
12 conferences have sent their contracts back to the Mobil Cotton
Bowl over a disagreement about Notre Dame's participation in
future games.  The three conferences, who will provide team in a
"parlay for the Cotton and Thrifty Car Rental Holiday Bowls," are
concerned about the deal for fear that one of their teams could
be "displaced by a mediocre Notre Dame team in the Cotton Bowl,
which is more lucrative and prestigious than the Holiday Bowl"
(Steve Richardson, DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 1/7).