Snyder resuscitated a once-moribund program, dubbed “Futility U” in a Sports Illustrated article a short time before Snyder’s arrival. The school had appeared in just one bowl game in school history and Snyder turned the Wildcats into one of the most consistent programs over the course of the next three decades.
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QB Sonny Jurgensen Etches Name in NFL History
Knowing and being aware of his own physical limitations made the goal simple enough in Sonny Jurgensen’s mind as to what would make him successful as a quarterback in the National Football League.
Beth Mowins: From Three-Sport Athlete To Sportscasting Pioneer
The daughter of a high school basketball coach, Mowins was introduced to basketball at an early age and was introduced to a whole other world while sitting on the floor in the family living room on Sunday mornings watching Phyllis George talk football.
Vince Dooley’s Plan Leads to Legendary Status
No celebration of Georgia’s recent national football championship can be complete without looking back on the foundation Vince Dooley began putting in place more than half a century ago and culminating when Dooley and the Bulldogs won the national championship in 1980 by defeating Notre Dame 17-10 in the Sugar Bowl.
Former Georgia Tech Head Basketball Coach Bobby Cremins Lives Out Dream
The platinum blond hair made Bobby Cremins one of the most easily recognizable figures in college basketball. The success he had in turning collegiate basketball programs around made him one of the best coaches in the history of the game.
“Spin Doctor” Chuck Foreman Remains One of Football’s Greats
Despite the fact he has no formal medical training, Chuck Foreman will forever be known as a doctor to a legion of National Football League fans. Spin doctor, to be more precise.
Culp Stands Alone as Wrestling, Football Great
Growing up in the searing heat of the desert surrounding Yuma, Ariz., a young asthmatic boy spent plenty of time helping out around the family home before finding an escape into a world that eventually led him to immortality.
Highly Successful Florida Throws Coach Steve Lemke to Close Long Career at Season’s End
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.
Harter’s Achievements Cements Arkansas’ Running Dominance
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.
Grant Teaff Paid Dues, Established Baylor as Conference Power
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.
Petrillose Still Highlights Big 12 Track Record Book
The art of pole vaulting took Kaitlin Petrillose to distances far and wide. And to previously unseen heights.