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.
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.
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:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After two days of questions and answers at the annual ACC Kickoff, one thing remained a constant — the Clemson Tigers are still the hunted team in the conference.
Consensus four-star running back Isaiah Spiller, out of Klein Collins, announced his verbal pledge to Texas A&M in a video posted on Twitter Friday.
With media days upon us, The World-Herald’s Sam McKewon will provide short primers of each of the Power Five leagues. Today he look at the ACC, which has been dominated by Clemson for the last three years.
Foster Moreau couldn’t quite believe he was selected this week to represent LSU at Southeastern Conference media days.
In the past few months, it hasn't been shocking to see the NFL struggle to put the national anthem protest story behind it, despite the league running with a message that says it wants to "get back to football."
With the conclusion of the 2018 SEC Media Days, the league announced the preseason All-SEC awards, as well as the predicted order of finish.
There is no unit on the football field that has to be as cohesive and disciplined as the offensive line. The big guys up front weren't bad for BYU in 2017 but would have an exponentially greater impact if they can take their game to another level. If Ryan Pugh can come in and find ways to build off their past successes, the Cougar offense has a chance to return to being consistently effective.
Over the offseason, thousands of fans voted in our "Team For the Ages" contest to construct the best imaginable 50-man roster from the NFL’s modern era, which began in 1967. The votes have been counted, and we’re unveiling one player each weekday bet…
Nebraska's presumed starter at tight end — Jack Stoll — was named to the Mackey Award watch list Friday morning. The honor is given to the top tight end in college football.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney took to the podium on the final day of the ACC Kickoff with a smile and a confidence befitting a man whose team has claimed the league’s title three years in a row, while securing a spot in the College Football Playoff and winning a national title in the same amount of time.
A Cleveland.com poll of Big Ten sportswriters released Friday predicted Nebraska would finish fourth in the Big Ten West for new coach Scott Frost's first year. That's an improvement over its fifth-place divisional finish in 2017.
Ten years ago, the University of Richmond’s football team was preparing to start a season that concluded with a national championship, which seemed highly unlikely after seven games. Generating momentum after a 4-3 start, the Spiders won nine straight, capturing the FCS title with a 24-7 win over Montana.
One of the funniest moments to come out of Danica Patrick's turn as host of the ESPY Awards featured her famous boyfriend in a supporting role.
ATLANTA — The Southeastern Conference Media Days give the media a chance to ask coaches and players alike “What could be?” in regards to the upcoming season.
Two of Nebraska's key returning offensive weapons are on the preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, given to the best receiver in college football.