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Ex-OSU coach, AD Andros has heart surgery.

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Dee Andros, the former Oregon State football coach and athletic director, underwent heart valve replacement surgery at a Corvallis hospital earlier this week.

Oregon State officials said Tuesday that Andros, 77, was resting comfortably.

Andros coached the Beavers for 11 years (1965-75). His most-documented season was in 1967, when the famed "Giant Killers" were 7-2-1 and defeated Purdue and UCLA, both ranked No. 2 when the Beavers beat them.

The colorful Andros was quoted as saying, "I'm tired of playing these No. 2 teams, bring on No. 1." Top-ranked USC then fell to Oregon State 3-0.

Dennis Erickson, the current OSU coach, honored Andros - who was the school's athletic director from 1976-85 - during Tuesday's media luncheon by wearing a bright orange jacket.

"Our prayers are out to him and his family," said Erickson, preparing the Beavers for Saturday's Civil War game against Oregon at Autzen Stadium in Eugene.

"When it gets to this week - Civil War week - and when you're a Beaver, you've got to think about Dee Andros and all the things he's done over the years. That's the reason I wore this whatever it is," Erickson said, glancing at the jacket.

UCLA: UCLA is appealing the NCAA ruling that ended star running back DeShaun Foster's college career.

School spokesman Marc Dellins said Tuesday night that the university decided to ask for a reduction of the penalty against Foster, the nation's fifth-leading rusher.

``We felt after consultation with DeShaun's legal counsel and our legal counsel that we should file an appeal,'' Dellins said.

A conference call will be held Thursday with the school, the NCAA, Foster, his lawyer and the NCAA's appeals committee.

Foster was suspended Nov. 7 for an extra benefits violation, and the NCAA ruled nine days later that his eligibility would not be restored. Foster reportedly drove a new sport-utility vehicle leased by actor-director Eric Laneuville.

Foster has missed UCLA's 21-20 loss to Oregon on Nov. 10 and a 27-0 defeat to Southern California.

The Bruins (6-4, 3-4 Pac 10) complete their regular season Saturday against Arizona State in a game originally scheduled for Sept. 15 but postponed after the terrorist attacks.

Because Foster hasn't practiced since being suspended, it's unlikely he'd play against ASU no matter which way the appeal goes.

It's likely, however, the Bruins will play in a bowl game - either the Silicon Valley Bowl in San Jose or the Humanitarian Bowl in Boise.

BOWL BIDS: Southern California and Utah accepted invitations to play in the Las Vegas Bowl on Christmas Day, and Stanford, Washington State, Syracuse, Fresno State and Colorado State also learned their postseason destinations.

Stanford will play in the inaugural Seattle Bowl on Dec. 27 against a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference; Washington State will play in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31 against the fifth-place Big Ten finisher; Syracuse is in the Bowl on Dec. 29 against a Big 12 opponent; Fresno State returns to the Dec. 31 Silicon Valley Bowl for the second straight year to face an at-large team; and Colorado State will play North Texas in the New Orleans Bowl. USC, Stanford and Washington State become the second, third and fourth Pac-10 teams to complete their bowl plans, joining Washington, which will play in the Dec. 28 Holiday Bowl. Oregon, as the conference champion, is assured of a spot in one of the four Bowl Championship Series games but is expected to get a Fiesta Bowl berth against a Big 12 team.

UNITAS AWARD: Fresno State quarterback David Carr, the NCAA leader in passing yardage and touchdown tosses, won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award on Tuesday.

Carr beat finalists Eric Crouch of Nebraska, Joey Harrington of Oregon, Kurt Kittner of Illinois and Zak Kustok of Northwestern.

The award is presented annually to the nation's top senior quarterback by the Frank Camp Chapter of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation.

OUTLAND TROPHY: Tennessee's John Henderson, the 2000 Outland Trophy winner, is a finalist again this season, joining Miami's Bryant McKinnie and Nebraska's Toniu Fonoti. The award honors the best interior lineman in college football. The winner will be announced on Dec. 6 on the ESPN College Football Awards Show.
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Title Annotation:College Football Notes: The 77-year-old is resting after valve replacement surgery.; Sports
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Nov 28, 2001
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