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Barry Sanders, college football, Detroit Lions, Heisman Trophy, NCF, NFL, Nike, Oklahoma State Cowboys -

“Untouchable.” “Stands alone.” “No equal.” These are just some of the words that have been used to describe Barry Sanders’ junior year on the football field at Oklahoma State in 1988. It was a season deserving of an entire thesaurus, and college football hasn’t witnessed another quite like it since. Sanders, then 20 years old, […]

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college football, Gimme 5, Jamelle Holloway, Kennan Reynolds, Tommy Frazier, Tony Rice, Tracy Hamm -

Each one of these quarterbacks won national titles while running option offenses, and most were running wishbone offenses. The top 5 all-time option quarterbacks in college football history: Jamelle Holieway, at Oklahoma; Notre Dame’s Tony Rice; Keenan Reynolds from the U.S. Naval Academy, the all-time leader in touchdowns; Tracy Ham, with two national titles at […]

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Michael Vick has been where Florida State’s Jameis Winston is: A star college football quarterback […]

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College Football, Death Penalty, Division 1 Football, NCAA, News, Ray Watts, Sports, Tristan Henderson, UAB Football, UAB Football Canceled, University of Alabama-Birmingham -

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — UAB is shutting down the football program after one of the Blazers' stronger seasons, the first school to make that cost-cutting move in nearly two decades...

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College Football, College Union, Jeff Yarbrough, Kain Colter, NCAA, News, Northwestern Union, Northwestern University, Opinion, Sports, Student Athletes -

OPINION - This is a student movement, and I am not too far removed from being college student. I commend the young brave men on the Northwestern Football team and their leader Kain Colter...

The post Ex-Northwestern football player on union effort: ‘It’s time to give college athletes a voice’ appeared first on theGrio.

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(AP) - College football programs from the talent-rich Southeastern Conference are having to defend themselves in the wake of allegations of money being funneled to players...

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Black Quarterbacks, College Football, Florida State Seminoles, Heisman Trophy, Jameis Winston, Jameis Winston Heisman, News, Sports -

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Asked to nitpick his astounding college debut, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston furrowed his brow and thought for a moment. Forgive him if it took awhile. There wasn't much to choose from...

The post Florida State QB Jameis Winston shines in college football debut appeared first on theGrio.

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Black athletes, College Basketball, College Football, College Graduation Rates, Iowa State University, NCAA Division I, News, Northwestern University, Sports, University Of Pennsylvania -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A report released through the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education shows that most of the schools in the NCAA's six major sports conferences have weak graduation rates for African-American male student-athletes...

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Campus Attack, College Football, Montee Ball, Montee Ball Attacked, News, Wisconsin Badgers, Wisconsin Badgers Running Back -

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a group of men attacked star Wisconsin running backMontee Ball early Wednesday morning, knocking him to the ground and causing injuries that sent him to the hospital....

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4 Team Playoff, BCS, Bill Hancock, Bowl Championship Series, College Football, College Football Playoff, News, Sports -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The best way to determine a major college football champion seemed so obvious to so many for so long. Just have a playoff...

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Child Abuse, College Football, Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno, Molestation, News, Penn State, Sexual Assault -

BELLEFONTE, Pennsylvania (AP) - Jerry Sandusky, a top coach in one of America's prominent college football programs, was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years...

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Alcorn State, Black Coaches, Coach, College Football, Fitzgerald Hills, Football, HBCUs, Jay Hopson, News, Sports -

theGRIO REPORT - Coach Jay Hopson was announced last Monday as Alcorn State's new head football coach. The hiring of Hopson did not come without controversy because he becomes the first white head football coach in the entire Southwestern Athletic Conference's history...

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