The Polk County Board of Education approved some minor updates to the high schools' retesting policy, and the language was changed to make it more specific as to what will be allowed for students and what won’t.
When the casual football fan thinks about the important plays that occur during the course of the game, there are some usual suspects — touchdown runs, touchdown passes, interceptions, fumbles.
To all his buddies who kept asking where he’d play college football, Omaha Burke linebacker Nick Henrich offered his answer Saturday night. Nebraska.
OSHKOSH — Chants of “Du-ffy, Du-ffy” echoed loud enough for even those outside Titan Stadium to hear during the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Large School All-Star Game.
GREEN BAY — Today, Marco Rivera calls his good friend and former teammate Mark Tauscher “an incredible human being” and “the definition of a diamond in the rough.”
Part of growing into your role as a starting quarterback is taking lumps on the field and in the case of Louisiana Tech's J'Mar Smith, he experienced his fair share during his sophomore season.
CHAMPAIGN – Until this weekend, Ron Zook hadn’t set foot inside the University of Illinois football complex since the day AD Mike Thomas fired him.
All year round, former Husker and NFL veteran Adam Carriker is taking the pulse of Husker Nation. In Saturday's episode, Carriker shares his initial thoughts on Omaha Burke linebacker Nick Henrich, the state’s highest-ranked recruit, committing to Nebraska.
If U.Va. could slow Vick, the Cavaliers would win the game. Their edge on offense is greater than Tech’s edge on defense. The ’Hoos have a Swiss army knife in Dudley who can fill holes all over the field.
That's a great thought exercise, so let's do it. This is only NFL success, not college. This will include even pre-Frank Beamer guys. I'm choosing these based on how good their NFL careers were, not necessarily how they'd fare in today's NFL. I doubt the guys from the '50s on the offensive line would fare very well against 330-pound defensive tackles, but I don't want to diminish their careers.
With Tech's team selected, now let’s construct one made up of Virginia alumni. It’s important to keep perspective in this exercise, especially when dealing with players that competed a long time ago. This team includes players based on the eras in which they played, not how any of them would perform in today’s game. I used the Pro Football Reference website for much of the research, and when I mention All-Pro recognition, it is referring to the first team.
In honor of the 20th anniversary of the 1998 Arizona Wildcats — the best team in program history — the Star is looking back at that squad and those times. The first in a four-part series...
Schweizer joins the likes of New York City Marathon Shalane Flanagan and Missouri native Courtney Frerichs at the Bowerman Track Club.
Devin White is fresh off an appearance at SEC Media Days where he was an advocate for LSU and as his national profile grows, so do his accolades.
The new rule allows players to participate in up to four games while retaining a redshirt.
BOURBONNAIS -- Coach Matt Nagy has vowed to run a physical camp, and he’ll get a chance to ramp up the tempo in Sunday’s practice, which will be the first one in full pads.
For most of the past century or so, a pro sports franchise has been a sign of a city’s might, prowess and importance.
Every other FBS program has lost at least one assistant coach since the start of 2016, but Tulane's Willie Fritz still has the same guys working at the same position as on the first day of his first spring practice at Yulman Stadium.
The Bears aren't just hanging onto RB Jordan Howard after he was the subject of offseason trade rumors — they intend to feature him. On all three downs. And in different ways.
Only time will tell if the graduate transfer from Hawaii with the strong BYU football bloodlines will deserve to be higher or lower on this list but the chances are really good Dylan Collie will have a big impact on the season. He had 118 receptions for 1,300 yards and nine TDs with the Warriors and immediately forces opponents to be aware of him on the outside.
In a critical year for Ed Orgeron and the LSU football program, the on-the-field results are still to be determined.
Many media members who cover the Big Ten believe the University of Wisconsin football team has closed the gap on Ohio State as the conference's best.
The BYU national championship team in 1984 had talented offensive players but it was the Cougar defense that put the team in position to win it all. White was one of the most important players on that squad as a disruptive presence. He ended his career with 249 tackles, 19 pass breakups and 42 quarterback hurries.
When Van Noy was locked in, particularly late in his career, he was unbelievable. He had a knack for making the big play late in games (like at Ole Miss and against San Diego State in the Poinsettia Bowl). He could bust things up in the backfield (61.5 career tackles for a loss) but could also drop back into coverage (seven interceptions). He spearheaded some impressive BYU defenses.
In many ways, I saw Muirbrook as being the epitome of what a linebacker should be during his run in the mid-1990s, particularly during the spectacular 1996 season. He would get into the backfield (19 career sacks, 29 QB hurries), make plays all over the field (345 career tackles) and lead a strong, confident defense to 14 wins. That earned my top spot from an impressive collection of Cougar linebackers.
Muirbrook was a gutty, big-play linebacker repping that terrific 14-1 team in 1996. He was always around the ball and his performance in the Cotton Bowl — 11 unassisted tackles, five tackles for loss, six sacks and a safety — is one of the all-time best in college football bowl history.
Morris — “Freight Train” to his friends — was a force of nature who had a personality as big as his game. Many forget Morris started out as a fullback. When he got back from his LDS mission, he stepped into the middle linebacker role and started tossing people around. His junior year, he had 114 unassisted tackles, 16 tackles for loss and six sacks.
Texas A&M had five representatives on the preseason All-Southeastern Conference football teams in running back Trayveon Williams (second team), place kicker Daniel LaCamera (second team), center Erik McCoy (third team) and defensive linemen Kingsley Keke (third team) and Landis Durham (third team).
Texas A&M junior tight end Jace Sternberger was named to the John Mackey Award preseason watch list, the Friends of John Mackey announced Friday.
With five months remaining until the start of the early signing period, no college football program has more to gain from its home-state recruiting advantage than LSU.
BOURBONNAIS – Between the arrival of head coach Matt Nagy and his staff, a stable of new pass catchers and fans' seeming boundless enthusiasm for the new offense, one could almost be lulled into believing the Bears already had a Super Bowl defense lo…
BOURBONNAIS -- It doesn’t seem that long ago that Bears guard Kyle Long was a frisky colt, inexperienced but blessed with enough God-given size, strength and athleticism to make him a first-round draft pick and a 2013 opening-day starter as a rookie.
BOURBONNAIS -- Coach Matt Nagy was determined to hold a two-hour practice outdoors on Friday to open training camp, and several rounds of heavy showers were not about to alter his plan or even slow the pace of the workout.
TROY – A day after being picked to finish second in the East Division in the Sun Belt Conference Preseason Coaches Poll, Troy received 11 selections on the Preseason All-Sun Belt Team, the league office announced Friday.
SEC Media Days have come and gone and, to no one's surprise, Alabama was selected to win the conference for the seventh time in the last nine years. It's a prediction that's only been correct two of those seven times.
ATLANTA — The four-day hurly burly that is Southeastern Conference media days is a constant scramble for the next story, and then the next. But, in a few quiet moments, there were times this past week to speak to some national college football writers and get an outside perspective on LSU, going into this season and as a program: