Nestled in southwestern Wyoming, the tiny town of Rock Springs was once home to one of the most famous of all outlaws in Wild West history. Another of the city’s famous sons made history in a much more noble fashion by becoming one of the brightest stars in the National Football League.
Tippett, a former standout at the University of Iowa, will be enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame later this year in Atlanta.
USC would learn from those setbacks and rebounded to win nine of the next 10 games to improve to 13-5. It set a tone of resiliency that would come to prove important as the Trojans staved off elimination five times in the postseason in the school’s run to the national championship.
Just over 30 days from getting underway in Tokyo, I have been reminded of an interview I had nearly a decade ago with legendary Olympian Billy Mills when he spoke at a gathering in my home state of North Dakota.
Florida A&M punter Greg “Coffin Corner” Coleman did his job with a level of expertise that has landed him a spot in the Black College Football Hall of Fame.
For two days in 1921 the University of Chicago campus, considered to be one of the most picturesque in America, was front and center as the nation’s top collegiate track and field athletes gathered to compete in the NCAA national championship meet.
Lemke was pretty darn good at throwing the javelin and parlayed that talent into a long coaching career that will come to an end June 14 at the conclusion of the NCAA national track and field championship meet at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
Thirty years on the job as coach of the Razorback women’s cross country and track programs have produced a bevy of highlights, titles and other accolades, including a Triple Crown as Arkansas swept the national indoor and outdoor championships in 2019 and added the national title in cross country just a few months later.
While Bowerman and Prefontaine’s places are secure for all time, less than an hour up the road from the campus in Eugene, where the Oregon legends left an indelible mark on the sport, the Oregon State women’s track and cross-country teams are making a name for themselves.
In the end, even the wind was no match for Renaldo Nehemiah.
Jerry Claiborne, a former assistant coach for Bryant, and later the head coach at Kentucky said, “Sam Cunningham did more to integrate Alabama in 60 minutes than Martin Luther King Jr. did in 20 years.”
Teaff paid the dues and rose through the ranks to become one of the greatest coaches in college football history by the time he retired after patrolling the sidelines for 30 years.
This game may be for the birds, but it will certainly not be for the faint of heart and it certainly has all the earmarks of an instant classic.
Bordas’ score was enough to allow her to make history as she became the first woman in the history of the California program to win an NCAA championship.
Jacksonville State, the No. 4 seed in this year’s playoffs, will play host to Davidson, the Pioneer League champion, in one of eight first-round games. It will be the first-ever meeting between the Gamecocks and Wildcats.
There was nothing that could stop the University of Michigan women’s gymnastics team on its quest to secure its name in the history books.
The future of women’s gymnastics in the Valley of the Sun is burning bright and it appears to be only a matter of time before Arizona State makes that final pass and joins the ranks of the elite programs in the nation.
For the 45th year in a row Utah finds itself in a position to challenge for a national championship as the Utes prepare for this year’s meet. The meet will be held April 16-17 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.
OVC Title hopes and an autobid are on the line in Murray, KY this Sunday.
The art of pole vaulting took Kaitlin Petrillose to distances far and wide. And to previously unseen heights.
As the calendar turns to April with the promise of flowers blooming soon, plenty must first be settled on the football field as the contenders for the FCS playoffs begin to rise to the top.
A full Sunday of OVC action is going on today.
Depending on what happens there could be as many as five teams with one loss by the end of the day and making the second half of the spring schedule even more critical with a smaller playoff field this spring.
Maynard, who became an outstanding dual-sport standout for the Miners while at Texas Western, was front and center for plenty of history in professional football.
Three games that were scheduled for the opening weekend were postponed because of a massive winter storm that hit much of the nation. Now, two weeks later those three contests are set to be played.
Only one of four games scheduled to kick off the 2021 spring season in the Ohio Valley Conference was actually played out last weekend, thanks to storms that hit a big part of the Mid-South. With any luck things will return to a semblance of normalcy as four games are slated to be played Sunday.
It has long been said that when one door closes another door opens. Few people know the validity of that adage better than Bob Talamini.
The Ohio Valley Conference, which will use a seven game-game round robin schedule for the eight schools taking part in the spring season, is expected to begin play the weekend of Feb. 21 as the spring season is scheduled to get underway.
While any notion of Pearson leaving a mark in football may have been the furthest thing on his mind after graduating from high school, his legacy in the NFL is secured for all time.
A half century after wrapping up his career as one of the all-time greats in college football history Archie Manning continues to be one of the game’s greatest ambassadors.
Whether it be in the classroom, on the soccer pitch or on the small screen, Cristen Drummond’s star has always shined bright.
The usual cast of characters atop the Big 12 Conference leader board finds themselves looking up, not only to foes, but at foes not normally perched atop the league standings.
The 2020 college football season opened for eleven Atlantic Coast Conference teams last week. Miami opened the week with an impressive 31-14 win over UAB while Pittsburgh and Louisville also handled their non-conference foes. The Panthers defeated Austin Peay and the Cardinals used a big second quarter on the way to a win over Western […]
The 2020 college football season begins in earnest this week for most of the Big 12 Conference teams.
The college football season continues to get underway as UAB travels to south Florida on Thursday to take on Miami.
1920 saw the game regain some of its stronghold across the nation as the game continued making its way back on college campuses across the nation.
A black pall was cast over college football not once, but twice in 1970.
Roy Kramer’s career can best be summed up in segments of about 12 years, and each coincides with the growth of football at the high school and collegiate level all across the nation.
Jackie Mounts will soon take her rightful spot among the legends at Murray State University when she is inducted into the MSU Hall of Fame. Ceremonies are scheduled to take place on Nov. 13.
Parker Stewart made a name for himself in a short time at Tennessee-Martin. Now, he is hoping to hear his name called to play at the next level.
A coaching change within its volleyball program was made in plenty of time that allowed the Panthers to develop a cohesiveness that will be much needed if EIU is to improve on its three-win season of a year ago.
One aspect to the Bison’s recent domination has been the arrival of Randy Hedberg as the quarterback coach prior to the start of the 2014 season.
Despite the cancellation of several conference tournaments and the annual NCAA Tournament, Middle Tennessee State will be taking a much more optimistic approach to the start of the 2020-21 season.
It was a nerve-wracking three days, but in the end the result was worth the wait.
Under first-year head coach Samantha Williams the Colonels fashioned an incredible turnaround from the 2018-19 season.
The kings of the Ohio Valley Conference maintained their familiar perch at the top of the Ohio Valley Conference as the 2019-20 regular season came to a close.
The final week of regular season play in the Ohio Valley Conference ended the same way it began: with UT Martin and Belmont sharing the top spot in the conference standings.
The confetti that rained down from the rafters of Worthington Arena on Feb. 22 may have been a harbinger of things to come for Montana State. At least that’s what the Bobcats are hoping for.
New Mexico State was pushed to the limit, but the Aggies responded in a big way to move to the brink of securing the Western Athletic Conference regular season championship by winning a pair of games last week to remain undefeated in conference play.
Austin Peay rose to the challenge on both ends of the court as the Governors moved into a tie atop the Ohio Valley Conference standings with Murray State with a 71-68 hair-raising triumph over the Racers on Feb. 13.