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Quarterback Josh Heupel is carried off the field after leading the top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners to a 13-2 victory over No. 3 Florida State Seminoles in the national championship game in Miami.

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Updated at 4:10 p.m., January 4, 2001
Raiola to enter NFL draft
As anticipated, former St. Louis School star Dominic Raiola, a junior All-America center for Nebraska, announced today that he will relinquish his senior season to become eligible for the April NFL draft.

Oklahoma's the undefeated and undisputed champion
There is no doubt now about national champion, the controversy left behind when No. 1 Oklahoma brought down the Florida State dynasty with defense, outslugging the Seminoles, 13-2, in the Orange Bowl.

Kapi'olani Park is a nocturnal gathering place for athletes
For those who prefer to get their late-night highs from endorphins, the tennis courts and other attractions of Kapi'olani Park are prime spots.

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Cotton Bowl MVP to play in Hula Bowl
Kansas State quarterback Jonathan Beasley, voted the 2001 Cotton Bowl offensive Most Valuable Player, will play in the Hula Bowl.
Rainbows get Texas-size welcome
The Hawai'i men's basketball team got the Maverick treatment yesterday. And even in the city of Cowboys, that's not a bad thing.
Mililani wins OIA basketball opener, 64-46
Wai'anae transfers William Broadus and his brother Rashaun combined to score 36 points as Mililani defeated Waipahu, 64-46, in an OIA Western Division basketball game last night.
Isle File
Mid-Pacific to stage women's golf qualifier
The first Hawai'i sectional qualifying tournament for the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship will be July 17 at the Mid-Pacific Country Club.
Hiking Report
Secluded pool, waterfall await Kalauao hikers
For those who would like a variation of the 'Aiea Loop Trail, this four-mile round trip to a small, secluded pool and waterfall, provides an ideal alternative, plus the advantage of a cooling dip.
Recreation Notes
Boating safety classes scheduled
The Honolulu Power Squadron will conduct a seven-session evening course in safe boating, starting Jan. 15 at the Waikiki Yacht Club.
Deron Snyder
XFL has appeal, like National Enquirer
Vince McMahon's new pro football league will probably be a huge success, especially among the sought-after young male audience (ages 12-24) that it targets.
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