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Service Held For Innovative Football Coach

By Jim McCoy Mon 8th April Sportscollege footballJack PardeeNFL
Jack Pardee, one of Bear Bryant's "Junction Boys" at Texas A&M who went on to become an All-Pro linebacker and an NFL coach, is being remembered as an innovator, teacher, and loving father and husband. Pardee died of cancer last Monday at 76. On Monday, he was memorialized at a service in Houston attended by hundreds of people, including former teammates, players and fellow coaches.Read More »

Beavers' Christian Gets Another Season of Eligibility

By Jim McCoy Thu 14th March Sportscollege footballOregon State Beavers
The NCAA has granted Oregon State safety Steven Christian a sixth season of eligibility. Christian missed the 2009 and 20011 seasons at Hawaii because of a hip injury, before transferring to Oregon State. He played in seven games for the Beavers last season with five tackles, an interception and a forced fumble.Read More »

Sheldon Graduate Johnson Reinstated to Montana Football Team After Acquittal

The University of Montana's Athletic Conduct Team has reinstated Jordan Johnson to the football team after hearing his appeal on Monday. The university said in a news release Tuesday morning that UM President Royce Engstrom also approved the quarterback's reinstatement. Johnson, of Eugene, Ore., appealed his suspension from the team over the weekend.Read More »

Former Beavs, 49ers Coach Erickson To Take The Helm at Utah

By Jim McCoy Mon 11th February Sportscollege footballDennis EricksonUtah
Dennis Erickson won a pair of national titles at Miami and has been a head coach at three Pac-12 schools. Now the 65-year-old is coming out of retirement to help transform Utah's offense, joining 26-year-old Brian Johnson as co-offensive coordinator. Head coach Kyle Whittingham made it clear during a Monday news conference, however, that Erickson would have final say as coordinatRead More »

High School Football Standouts Announce College Plans

By Jim McCoy Wed 6th February Sportscollege footballhigh school football
It's almost like Christmas day for college football programs across the country, as high school seniors announce their future plans. It's national letter of intent day. This evening at 5:30 p.m. SOU Raiders Coach Craig Howard will announce the names of those players who plan to don the red and black next season.Read More »

Notre Dame Coach Doesn't Think Hoax Affected Te'os Play

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th January Brian Kellycollege footballManti Te'oNotre Dame
Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly says he didn't see any sign linebacker Manti Te'o was affected by the girlfriend hoax leading up to the BCS game, but says in hindsight it may have been a factor. Kelly says Te'o didn't play his best, adding that Alabama played a role. He says Tuesday only Te'o knows how it affected him.Read More »

Rose, Sugar Bowls Host First College Football Semifinals

By Jim McCoy Tue 8th January Sportscollege football
The first semifinals in the new playoff system will be played in the Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, 2015. The BCS conference commissioners announced the dates and rotation for all 12 years of the coming postseason format after a meeting in Key Biscayne. The Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl will always be played on Jan. 1, or Jan.Read More »

The Girlfriend of Alabama's QB Gets Apology from ESPN

ESPN is apologizing for some of the commentary from Brent Musburger during last night's telecast of the college football championship game, won by Alabama over Notre Dame. As ESPN's cameras repeatedly focused on spectator Katherine Webb, who is Miss Alabama USA and the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, Musburger kept commenting about how attractive she is.Read More »

Kelly Reportedly Staying With The Oregon Ducks

By Jim McCoy Mon 7th January SportsChip Kellycollege footballOregon Ducks
A person with knowledge of the decision confirmed Sunday night that Kelly is passing up a chance to coach in the NFL to remain with the Ducks. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Oregon and Kelly haven't formally announced the decision. The decision was first reported by ESPN. Kelly had lengthy interviews this weekend with the ClevRead More »

BCS Title Contenders Met Once Before In Historic Clash

By Jim McCoy Mon 7th January SportsBCS title gamecollege football
early four decades ago, on a dreary night in New Orleans, two titans of college football met for the first time. It was a time of jarring social and political turmoil in America: the pain of the civil rights movement was still fresh and U.S.Read More »

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