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20 August 2003

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua – (Press Release) -- The start of another NCAA football season is nearly upon us, but already the Heisman and National Champion debates are rampant. Adding fuel to the pre-season college football hype, today announced opening odds on who will be crowned the nation's top collegiate player and which team will capture the National Championship by winning the 2004 Sugar Bowl.

A leading offshore gaming company for over 10 years, has listed individual odds on a number of the NCAA's top players winning the sports most prestigious award. Despite his off-field troubles, has listed Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett as the early favorite to win college football's top honor at 4/1 odds. The top challenger to Clarett's Heisman run appears to be Mississippi quarterback Eli Manning, who opens at 8/1. Other top collegiate players that should be in the running for the Heisman include: Kevin Jones (12/1), Philip Rivers (12/1), Ell Roberson (12/1), Cedric Benson (15/1), Roy Williams (15/1), Carnell Williams (15/1), Cody Pickett (15/1) and Anthony Davis (15/1).

Meanwhile, the hunt for the National Championship at the Sugar Bowl in January appears to be a much closer race with a handful of teams all looking to capture the Sears Trophy. lists last year's national champions, Ohio State, as the odds-on favorites to repeat this season at 7/2 odds. The Buckeyes' run at a second straight national championship will be contended by a number of teams and are listed as slight favorites over Oklahoma (4/1) and last year's runner-up Miami (9/2). Other teams that may figure into the championship mix include Texas (5/1), Michigan (6/1), Virginia Tech (7/1), Kansas State (8/1), and Georgia (10/1).

    Current Odds    *All Odds Subject To Change*

                       Odds to Win 2003 Heisman Trophy

    Maurice Clarett, Ohio State    4/1
    Eli Manning, Mississippi       8/1
    Kevin Jones, Virginia Tech     12/1
    Philip Rivers, NC State        12/1
    Ell Roberson, Kansas State     12/1
    Cedric Benson, Texas           15/1
    Roy Williams, Texas            15/1
    Carnell Williams, Auburn       15/1
    Cody Pickett, Washington       15/1
    Anthony Davis, Wisconsin       15/1
    Mike Williams, USC             18/1
    T.A. McLendon, NC State        18/1
    Frank Gore, Miami              18/1
    Timmy Chang, Hawaii            18/1
    Casey Clausen, Tennessee       20/1
    Reggie Williams, Washington    22/1
    Darren Sproles, Kansas State   25/1
    Reggie McNeal, Texas A&M       25/1
    Steven Jackson, Oregon State   25/1
    Brock Berlin, Miami            25/1
    Chris Gamble, Ohio State       25/1
    Brad Smith, Missouri           28/1
    Andrew Walter, Arizona State   28/1
    Brandon Miree, Pittsburgh      28/1
    Carlyle Holiday, Notre Dame    28/1
    Bruce Perry, Maryland          28/1
    David Greene, Georgia          33/1
    Rashaun Woods, Oklahoma State  33/1
    John Navarre, Michigan         33/1
    Larry Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh   33/1
    Chris Rix, Florida State       38/1
    Ryan Grant, Notre Dame         40/1
    Kejuan Jones, Oklahoma         45/1
    Tatum Bell, Oklahoma State     45/1
    Fred Talley, Arkansas          50/1
    Zack Mills, Penn State         50/1
    Derrick Knight, Boston College 50/1
    Any Defensive Player           15/1
    Field (Any Other Player)       8/1

          Odds To Win 2004 Sugar Bowl -- National Championship Game

    Ohio State                     7/2
    Oklahoma                       4/1
    Miami (FL)                     9/2
    Texas                          5/1
    Michigan                       6/1
    Virginia Tech                  7/1
    Kansas State                   8/1
    Georgia                        10/1
    Notre Dame                     12/1
    Auburn                         14/1
    North Carolina State           16/1
    Washington                     19/1
    Florida State                  20/1
    Virginia                       22/1
    Florida                        23/1
    USC                            24/1
    LSU                            25/1
    Arkansas                       27/1
    Tennessee                      30/1
    Colorado State                 32/1
    UCLA                           35/1
    Pittsburgh                     35/1
    Penn State                     40/1
    Colorado                       45/1
    Iowa                           50/1
    Texas A&M                      60/1
    Nebraska                       75/1
    Field (All Other Teams)        16/1

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