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Friends remember Rashaan Salaam as more than a football star (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 1994, file photo, Colorado's Rashaan Salaam poses with his 1994 Heisman Trophy at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York. Authorities say Rashaan Salaam has been found dead in a park in Boulder, Colo. The Boulder County coroners office said Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, that it is still investigating the death of 42-year-old Salaam. (AP Photo/Adam Nadel, File)

Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam was found dead Monday night in a Boulder park less than two miles from Folsom Field, where he carved his name into the University of Colorado record books as one of the greatest players in the program’s history. The Boulder County coroner’s office was still investigating the cause of the death of the 42-year-old Salaam, who won the Heisman in 1994. ”They said they found a note and would share that with us when we get there,” Salaam’s mother said.


Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 6:14 am

W Michigan QB Terrell wins Campbell as top scholar-athlete (Yahoo Sports)

NEW YORK (AP) — Western Michigan quarterback Zach Terrell is the winner of the William V. Campbell Trophy, which goes to college football’s top scholar-athlete.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 2:04 am

Rhule facing big task as Baylor’s coach after Temple success (Yahoo Sports)

Temple head coach Matt Rhule, left, meets with Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo, right, after the American Athletic Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Annapolis, Md. Temple won 34-10.(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Matt Rhule is taking on a Texas-sized challenge at Baylor after leading Temple to unprecedented success. After consecutive 10-win seasons with a roster filled by kids from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and a football life spent mostly near those areas, Rhule will be introduced on the Waco campus Wednesday as the new coach of a Big 12 Conference program hit hard by scandal and suddenly struggling on the field. Rhule heads to the Lone Star State, one of the most highly competitive recruiting areas, with only days to talk to potential recruits before a month-long quiet period begins Monday.


Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 1:49 am

AP All-Big 12: 10-time champ Oklahoma has 7 1st-team picks (Yahoo Sports)

Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook (11) and quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) celebrate after Westbrook's touchdown against Oklahoma State during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

Oklahoma has seven first-team selections on The Associated Press All-Big 12 team after winning its 10th league title.


Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 12:55 am

Man arrested in ex-NFL player’s death; sheriff defends probe (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2011, file photo, New York Jets running back Joe McKnight (25) runs during an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Denver. Former NFL player McKnight has been shot to death following an argument at an intersection with another motorist. Jefferson (La.) Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says it happened about Thursday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2016, in Terrytown, a suburb of New Orleans. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

The Louisiana man who fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute was jailed on a manslaughter charge as a sheriff angrily defended the investigation Tuesday, saying authorities ”strategically” waited for days to make the arrest because they needed to find independent witnesses. Ronald Gasser, 54, was initially questioned after the shooting last Thursday but he was released without being charged, drawing heated criticism from protesters who said race played a role in the investigation. Gasser, who is white, was arrested late Monday.


Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 10:04 pm

Utley enters College Football Hall of Fame with no regrets (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 1999 file photo, former Detroit Lions guard and Washington State lineman Mike Utley gives the thumbs-up after successfully walking from his wheelchair at a Phoenix hotel. On Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, Utley is part of the National Football Foundations latest class to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Mike Fiala, File)

A football injury 25 years ago left Mike Utley paralyzed. The former Washington State and Detroit Lions offensive lineman played before concussion protocol, targeting fouls and rule tweaks intended to make a violent game safer. Utley still misses football and tries to stay as close to it as he can, whether he’s attending Cougars games in Pullman, Washington, or Lions games in Detroit or pee-wee games wherever.


Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 10:00 pm

Alabama lands 11 players on coaches All-SEC, including Hurts (Yahoo Sports)

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) celebrates after the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game against Florida, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Atlanta. Alabama won 54-16. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts was among 11 Crimson Tide players making the coaches All-Southeastern teams. LSU tailback Leonard Fournette was a second-team pick, behind teammate Derrius Guice.


Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 8:55 pm

New York Times – United States

On College Football: In N.C.A.A.’s Power Conferences, Even the Lightweights Flex Muscles

A team like Purdue, which has had two winning seasons in the past 10 and just hired a new coach, is swimming in cash compared with the Group of 5’s top tier.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 1:23 am

Clemson Survives Scare From Virginia Tech to Lay Claim to A.C.C. Title

Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson threw for three touchdowns, and Clemson withstood a Hokies push to tie the game with less than six minutes remaining.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 3:45 pm

On College Football: In College Football Playoff, Towering Antihero Is Joined by a Steadfast Supporting Cast

Alabama, which has its sights set on its fifth national championship in eight seasons, will meet Washington in one semifinal game, while Clemson and Ohio State will square off in the other.

Posted on 5 December 2016 @ 1:50 am

College Football’s Chosen 4: Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Washington

The College Football Playoff’s selection committee passed over Penn State, which beat the Buckeyes in October and won the Big Ten title. The semifinalists will meet on Dec. 31.

Posted on 4 December 2016 @ 8:28 pm

Penn State 38, Wisconsin 31 | Big Ten championship: To the Big Ten Champion, Penn State, Goes but a Sliver of Playoff Hope

Penn State’s passing attack overwhelmed Wisconsin’s defense to claim the championship, but Ohio State is still the expected Big Ten team for the final four-team playoff bracket.

Posted on 4 December 2016 @ 6:24 am

Sports of The Times: At Liberty University, All Sins Are Forgiven on the Altar of Football

Liberty, a Christian university that covets a higher athletic profile, looked the other way and found an athletic director who did the same.

Posted on 3 December 2016 @ 10:25 am

Washington 41, Colorado 10: Washington Huskies Win Pacific-12 Championship, Overwhelming Colorado

Two interceptions early in the second half helped Washington break open a close game.

Posted on 3 December 2016 @ 5:49 am

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