2006 - News Archive

U.S. President Ford played at Michigan from 1932-34
MORRISTOWN, N.J. Dec. 27, 2006 - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) paid tribute today along side the rest of the nation in remembering the many accomplishments of U.S.
  • Published: Dec 27, 2006
College Football Hall of Fame coach Ara Parseghian leads Notre Dame past Bear Bryant's No. 1 Alabama team on Dec. 31, 1973
MORRISTOWN, N.J., Dec. 19, 2006 – As part of an on-going series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame circulates in advance This Week in College Football Hi
  • Published: Dec 19, 2006
Members of the 2006 College Football Hall of Fame Class will be honored during pre-game ceremonies at the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl to Feature College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2006The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced that the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl will showcase eight lege
  • Published: Dec 18, 2006
Bobby Anderson and Brian Daniels
Story provided by the Colorado Sports Information Office BOULDER, Colo. - University of Colorado senior offensive lineman Brian Daniels has returned from New York City where he was honored as one of
  • Published: Dec 18, 2006
Kristian Smith, Alabama A&M offensive lineman and 2006 National Scholar-Athlete
By Kristian Smith, an offensive lineman from Alabama A&M and a 2006 NFF National Scholar-AthleteThe 49th Annual College Hall of Fame ceremony was a night to remember. As a member of the 2006 Nati
  • Published: Dec 15, 2006
Lamar Hunt was an SMU reserve end for three years.
Lamar Hunt, the founder of the Kansas City Chiefs and a sports business visionary, died December 13 at the age of 74 after an eight-year battle with prostate cancer. Widely known for his pioneering a
  • Published: Dec 14, 2006
1999 College Football Hall of Famer Jim McMahon leads the BYU comeback to defeat SMU on Dec. 19, 1980.
MORRISTOWN, N.J., Dec. 12, 2006 – As part of an on-going series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame circulates in advance This Week in College Football Hi
  • Published: Dec 12, 2006
Emmitt Smith, Charlie Ward and coach Bobby Bowden congratulate each other as members of the 2006 College Football Hall of Fame Class at the NFF's 49th Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 5.
Memorable Moments from the NFF’s 49th Annual Awards Dinner From the National Anthem performance by the United States Air Force Academy cadets until the group’s singing of “God Bless America” at night
  • Published: Dec 11, 2006
CBS Sports' Verne Lundquist will emcee the NFF's 49th Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 5 in New York City.
NFL Network to Broadcast NFF College Hall of Fame Awards DinnerNational Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) has announced today that the NFL Network will televise the 49th Annual Col
  • Published: Dec 11, 2006
College Football Hall of Fame coach Eddie Robinson leads Grambling past Temple in the Tokyo Bowl on Dec. 11, 1977.
As part of an on-going series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame circulates in advance This Week in College Football History, which takes a look back at
  • Published: Dec 11, 2006
Brian Leonard, the Draddy Trophy, and Rutgers coach Greg Schiano
NEW YORK, December 5, 2006 – Brian Leonard, the standout fullback from Rutgers, became the 17th recipient of the Draddy Trophy, presented by HealthSouth, at The National Football Foundation & Col
  • Published: Dec 07, 2006
Legendary Hall of Fame coach Darrell Royal and the No. 1 Longhorns narrowly beat No. 2 Arkansas on Dec. 6, 1969.
MORRISTOWN, N.J., Nov. 28, 2006 – As part of an on-going series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame circulates in advance This Week in College Football Hi
  • Published: Nov 28, 2006
College Football Hall of Famer Herschel Walker breaks the freshman rushing record on November 29, 1980.
MORRISTOWN, N.J., Nov. 21, 2006 – As part of an on-going series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame circulates in advance This Week in College Football Hi
  • Published: Nov 21, 2006
2006 John L. Toner Award winner DeLoss Dodds of the University of Texas will be honored this Friday as the Longhorns take on Texas A&M.
National Football Foundation Announces Move to DallasThe National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Board of Directors (NFF), announced that it will relocate its corporate headquarters i
  • Published: Nov 20, 2006
Glenn E. “Bo” Schembechler, legendary coach at the University of Michigan from 1969-1989
1993 College Football Hall of Famer Glenn E. “Bo” Schembechler, legendary coach at the University of Michigan from 1969-1989, passed away today from an apparent heart attack while taping a weekly tel
  • Published: Nov 17, 2006
Penn State coach Joe Paterno, a 2006 Hall inductee and the NFF’s 2006 Gold Medal co-recipient
MORRISTOWN, N.J. - Nov. 15, 2006 – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF), announced today that Penn State coach Joe Paterno, a 2006 Hall inductee and the NFF’s 2006 Gold M
  • Published: Nov 15, 2006
1993 College Football Hall of Fame coach Bo Schembechler and the Wolverines ruin the Buckeyes' hopes of a Rose Bowl berth on Nov. 20, 1976.
MORRISTOWN, N.J., Nov. 14, 2006 – As part of an on-going series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame circulates in advance This Week in College Football Hi
  • Published: Nov 14, 2006
2006 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Carl Pendleton is the latest nominee for the FedEx Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award.
Welcome to Bowl Eligibility: Three Weeks Left in Regular SeasonThere are 32 bowls and 64 slots for the qualifying teams in NCAA Division I-A membership. Through Nov. 12 games, 54 schools have the req
  • Published: Nov 13, 2006
Jackie Parker
Jackie Parker, a 1976 College Football Hall of Fame Hall of Fame inductee, passed away on November 7 in an Edmonton, Alberta, hospital from throat cancer. He was 74 years old. Born on January 1, 1932
  • Published: Nov 10, 2006
New NFF Director of Membership Ron Dilatush (center) presents a chapter charter to Delaware State President Dr. Allen Sessoms (left) and DSU athletics director Chuck Bell (right).
MORRISTOWN, N.J., November 8, 2006 – Steven Hatchell, President of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF), announced today that Ron Dilatush has been named the organization
  • Published: Nov 08, 2006
1989 College Football Hall of Famer Archie Manning and the Ole Miss Rebels blanked Tennessee on Nov. 15, 1969.
MORRISTOWN, N.J., Nov. 7, 2006 – As part of an on-going series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame circulates in advance This Week in College Football His
  • Published: Nov 07, 2006
2006 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Chad Hennings will be honored this weekend as Air Force hosts Notre Dame.
Emtman, Hennings On-Campus Salutes Slated for This WeekendWashington’s Steve Emtman and Air Force’s Chad Hennings will be honored this weekend with On-Campus Salutes at their respective schools for t
  • Published: Nov 06, 2006
Future U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower and the Army Black Knights were no match for Carlisle's Jim Thorpe on Nov. 9, 1912.
MORRISTOWN, N.J., Oct. 31, 2006 – As part of an on-going series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame circulates in advance This Week in College Football Hi
  • Published: Oct 31, 2006
2006 Hall of Fame inductee Chip Kell will be honored this weekend in Knoxville.
Tennessee Great Chip Kell to be Honored This WeekendTwo-time All-America selection and 2006 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Chip Kell will be honored this weekend as Tennessee takes on LSU (CB
  • Published: Oct 30, 2006
Last Year's National Scholar-Athlete Class
MORRISTOWN, N.J., October 26, 2006 – Selected as the best and the brightest from the college gridiron, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) today announced the 17 members
  • Published: Oct 26, 2006
Miami's Jim Kelly leads the Hurricanes past No. 1 Penn State on Halloween night in 1981.
MORRISTOWN, N.J., Oct. 24, 2006, – As part of an on-going series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame circulates in advance This Week in College Football H
  • Published: Oct 24, 2006
2005 Chapter Leader Award Winners
MORRISTOWN, NJ, Oct. 24, 2006 – From its nationwide network of 120 chapters and 12,000 members, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the selection of five
  • Published: Oct 24, 2006
An On-Campus Salute for 2006 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Mike Phipps will be held this weekend at Purdue.
Purdue’s Mike Phipps to be Honored This WeekendLegendary Big Ten quarterback Mike Phipps, a 2006 College Football Hall of Fame inductee, will be honored this weekend with an On-Campus Salute as the B
  • Published: Oct 23, 2006
2005 National High School Scholar-Athletes
MORRISTOWN, NJ, October 19, 2006 – Through its nationwide network of 120 chapters, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the selection of five exceptional
  • Published: Oct 19, 2006
2006 College Hall of Fame inductee Mike Rozier will be honored in Lincoln this weekend as the No. 17 Huskers host the No. 9 Texas Longhorns.
(Rankings based on the Oct. 15 BCS Standings) SATURDAY, OCT. 21: Indiana (4-3) at No. 1 Ohio State (7-0), Noon EDT (ESPNU) • OSU’s 14-game winning streak is the longest active streak in NCAA Division
  • Published: Oct 18, 2006
2005 Draddy Trophy winner Rudy Niswanger from LSU
MORRISTOWN, N.J., October 17, 2006 – Selected as the best and the brightest from the college gridiron, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) today announced the 148 semifi
  • Published: Oct 17, 2006
1988 College Football Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon and his brothers led Oklahoma to victory over Kansas State on Oct. 27, 1973.
MORRISTOWN, N.J., Oct. 17, 2006 – As part of an on-going series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame circulates in advance This Week in College Football Hi
  • Published: Oct 17, 2006
College Football Hall of Fame inductee Coach Bobby Bowden and three other members of the 2006 class will be honored this Saturday with On-Campus Salutes.
Four On-Campus Salutes Slated for This WeekendCoach Bobby Bowden, Thomas Everett, Mike Rozier and Charlie Ward will celebrate their 2006 induction into the College Football Hall of Fame with an On-Ca
  • Published: Oct 16, 2006
2006 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Coach Joe Paterno faces a tough test this weekend in Happy Valley against No. 5 Michigan.
Rankings based on the October 8 USA Today Coaches Poll) THURSDAY, OCT. 12: No. 17 Virginia Tech (4-1) at No. 25 Boston College (4-1), 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN • VT head coach Frank Beamer makes his 300th c
  • Published: Oct 11, 2006
Stanford Cardinal Jeff Siemon will celebrate his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame this weekend.
  On-Campus Salutes for Anderson and Siemon Slated for This WeekendColorado’s Bobby Anderson and Stanford’s Jeff Siemon will both celebrate their 2006 induction into the College Football Hall of
  • Published: Oct 10, 2006
1951 College Football Hall of Famer Harold
Featured Moment: October 18, 1924: NFF co-founder Grantland Rice of the New York Herald nicknames Notre Dame’s immortal backfield – Harry Stuhldreher, Jim Crowley, Elmer Layden, and Don Miller – “The
  • Published: Oct 10, 2006
1977 College Football Hall of Famer Reds Bagnell compiles 490 total offensive yards on Oct. 14, 1950.
Featured Moment: October 14, 1950: The late Francis “Reds” Bagnell, longtime National Football Foundation benefactor and College Hall of Fame member, rushes for 214 yards and passes for 276 yards for
  • Published: Oct 03, 2006
Gator Legends Danny Wuerffel (L) and Coach Steve Spurrier with the NFF's Draddy Trophy in 1996.
Eller On-Campus Salute Slated for Oct. 7 Minnesota-Penn St. Game Carl Eller, the legendary defensive tackle for the Golden Gophers from 1961-63, will receive a National Football Foundation & Coll
  • Published: Oct 02, 2006
The East High School defense (Cheyenne, Wyo.) stands tall. Their program is one of those targeted for support from the the Daniels Fund.
MORRISTOWN, N.J., September 27, 2006 – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that the Daniels Fund, located in Denver, Colo., will provide financial suppor
  • Published: Sep 27, 2006
Kentucky's Tim Couch led the Wilcats to their first victory over Alabama in 75 years on October 4, 1997.
Featured Moment: October 4, 1997: Kentucky beats Alabama 40-34 in overtime, defeating the Crimson Tide for first time in 75 years (2-31-1). Bama’s 30-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter sent t
  • Published: Sep 26, 2006
Ray Rice, a leading RB for Rutgers, makes his way down the field
As part of an on-going series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame follows the graduates of its Play It Smart program as they make their mark on the colleg
  • Published: Sep 25, 2006
2006 Divisional Hall of Fame coach Dick Farley will be honored this Saturday at Williams College.
Farley On-Campus Salute Slated for This Weekend An On-Campus Salute for 2006 Divisional Hall of Famer Dick Farley will take place this Saturday, Sept. 30, during the Williams-Trinity game in Williams
  • Published: Sep 25, 2006
Frank “Muddy” Waters
College Football Hall of Fame Coach Frank “Muddy” Waters died Wednesday, September 20, at the age of 83 from heart failure. Known as an exemplary coach and role model, he will be missed and remembere
  • Published: Sep 21, 2006
NFF board member and former Marshall head football coach Jack Lengyel jokes with Matthew McConaughey on the set of
Featured Moment: Sept. 25, 1971: Marshall edges Xavier 15-13 before a teary-eyed crowd in Huntington, W.Va. It marks a complete comeback for head coach Jack Lengyel's Thundering Herd after a chartere
  • Published: Sep 19, 2006
2006 College Hall of Famer Kevin Dent will be honored during the Jackson State-Mississippi Valley State game this Saturday, Sept. 23.
First On-Campus Salute for Class of 2006 Announced Former Jackson State All-American defensive back Kevin Dent will be honored this Saturday by the National Football Foundation for his induction into
  • Published: Sep 18, 2006
2006 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Bowden faces off against his son Tommy Bowden when Florida State plays Clemson this weekend.
Bowden Bowl VIII The Bowden Bowl between Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden, a 2006 College Football Hall of Fame inductee, and his son, Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden, is set for its eighth bout
  • Published: Sep 12, 2006
2001 College Football Hall of Famer Grant Teaff coached Baylor to a 20-13 victory over No. 3 USC on September 21, 1985.
*If you choose to use this content in whole or in part, as a courtesy, please credit The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame. Featured Moment: September 18, 1954: Running back Art
  • Published: Sep 12, 2006
September 15, 1973, Archie Griffin began a streak of 31 consecutive 100-yard rushing games.
As part of an on-going series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame posts in advance This Week in College Football History, which takes a look back at some
  • Published: Sep 10, 2006
1999 College Football Hall of Famer from Pittsburgh Bill Fralic is one of 40 new faces on this year's Harris Poll voters list.
Outside the Lines of the Longhorns-Buckeyes Sept. 9 Match-up This Saturday’s game marks the first time the nation’s top-ranked team has visited Austin since 1950 and the first time since 1996 a No. 1
  • Published: Sep 06, 2006
On Sept. 7, 1985, Auburn's Bo Jackson rushed for 230 yards in 23 carries.
September 4, 1932: Georgia Coach Vince Dooley was born in Mobile, Alabama. Dooley would go on to play at Auburn as a team captain before his Hall of Fame coaching career for the Bulldogs, which inclu
  • Published: Aug 29, 2006
Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier and 14 other members of the 2006 College Football Hall of Fame Class will be honored this December at the 49th Annual NFF Awards Dinner.
Ticket Demand Greater Than Ever for NFF Annual Awards Dinner Never before have more tickets been sold by the end of August for the National Football Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner, which takes pla
  • Published: Aug 29, 2006
Texas will honor Longhorn great and College Hall of Famer Earl Campbell on Sept. 9.
Monday’s ChalktalkNews and Notes From Around College Football for August 21, 2006 Miami of Ohio and Northwestern Honor Walker’s MemoryMiami University will pay tribute to the memory of Randy Walker p
  • Published: Aug 21, 2006
The Late Dave Brown
Monday’s ChalktalkNews and Notes From Around College Football for August 14, 2006 Red Raiders Dedicate Season to the Late Dave BrownTexas Tech players are dedicating their 2006 season to Dave Brown,
  • Published: Aug 15, 2006
Preston Robert “Bob” Tisch
MORRISTOWN, N.J., August 8, 2006 – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that the family of Joan and Preston Robert “Bob” Tisch is making a substantial con
  • Published: Aug 08, 2006
South Carolina State's Harry Carson, now a member of both the College and Pro Football halls of fame
News and Notes From Around College Football for August 7, 2006 Editor’s NoteChris Caputo, National Football Foundation communications assistant who helped launch Chalktalk earlier this year, has enro
  • Published: Aug 07, 2006
Fans will flock to the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind., on August 10-12 to witness the enshrinement of 20 all-time greats.
In 1951, a committee representing The National Football Foundation selected the first group to be celebrated as College Football Hall of Famers. An inaugural class of 54 legends and pioneers - names
  • Published: Aug 04, 2006
Fans will flock to the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind., on August 10-12 to witness the enshrinement of 20 all-time greats.
In 1951, a committee representing The National Football Foundation selected the first group to be celebrated as College Football Hall of Famers. An inaugural class of 54 legends and pioneers - names
  • Published: Aug 04, 2006
Ole Miss will retire #38 in honor of Chucky Mullins, who died in 1991, just two years after suffering paralysis during a game against Vanderbilt.
News and Notes From Around College Football for July 31, 2006 BCS Standings to Release on Sundays; Formula Remains Same for 2006The Bowl Championship Series Standings, tabulated each season to select
  • Published: Jul 31, 2006
The Mountain West Conference media picked Gary Patterson and his TCU Horned Frogs to repeat as conference champs this year.
News and Notes From Around College Football for July 24, 2006 Media Days Focus Spotlight on Familiar FacesDivision I-A conference media days kicked off last week with the press picking a few familiar
  • Published: Jul 24, 2006
The spotlight shines on coaches and players during conference media days.
Stability may be the operative word floating around conference football media days in the summer of 2006. Only eleven new coaches (less than 10% of the 119 jobs available) take over Division I-A prog
  • Published: Jul 20, 2006
Arizona State QB Sam Keller switched his jersey number to #2 this year to honor former high school teammate Angelo Richardson, who was paralyzed back in March.
  Coaches Connect with the Community as Offseason Draws to a CloseDespite preseason camp opening in just three short weeks, coaching staffs from across college football are taking time away from
  • Published: Jul 17, 2006
NFF Board Members Bob Mulcahy (left) and Clayton Bennett (right) welcome Chuck Neinas (center) to the board.
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) added four new members to its national board of directors, Chairman Ron Johnson announced. Tostitos Fiesta Bowl president and CEO Joh
  • Published: Jul 12, 2006
2002 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Tim Green received induction into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame last weekend.
News and Notes From Around College Football For July 10, 2006 Former President Gerald Ford Receives Enberg Award for Distinguished ServiceThe College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)
  • Published: Jul 10, 2006
Former Miami linebacker Jonathan Vilma joins Ronnie Lott on the Play It Smart National Advisory Board.
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced that current New York Jets and former University of Miami linebacker Jonathan Vilma has agreed to join the NFF’s Play It Sm
  • Published: Jul 06, 2006
LSU head coach Les Miles (left) visited with troops in Iraq and Kuwait during a one week USO Tour last month.
News and Notes From Around College Football For July 3, 2006 Lou Holtz and LSU Coach Les Miles Visit Troops in IraqLouisiana State head coach Les Miles joined longtime college head coach Lou Holtz an
  • Published: Jul 03, 2006
Randy Walker, who died suddenly Thursday night, guided Northwestern to a share of the 2000 Big Ten title.
Northwestern University Head Football Coach Randy Walker died suddenly Thursday night of an apparent heart attack. He was 52 years old. Walker, who led the Wildcats to a share of the 2000 Big Ten tit
  • Published: Jun 30, 2006
Maryland's Johnny Holliday joins a list of ten other recipients of the Chris Schenkel Award.
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that 27-year University of Maryland announcer Johnny Holliday will receive the organization’s 2006 Chris Schenkel Awa
  • Published: Jun 29, 2006
Former UCLA and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman (right) shares insights with Play It Smart student-athletes during the Jason Garrett Starfish Charities clinic last Saturday.
Respect for oneself, one’s teammates and the game stood as the central message at the 4th Annual Jason Garrett Starfish Charities Clinic for the participants in The National Football Foundation’s Pla
  • Published: Jun 27, 2006
Minnesota center Greg Eslinger, a 2005 Draddy Finalist, was one of three football players who received a 2006 Big Ten Medal of Honor.
News and Notes From Around College Football For June 26, 2006 Big Ten Reaches Landmark Deals for Television Coverage The Big Ten Conference secured two new agreements last week that will redefine fut
  • Published: Jun 26, 2006
Tulsa's Garrett Mills, a 2005 Draddy Trophy finalist, took home Conference USA's scholar-athlete of the year award for 2005-06.
News and Notes From Around College Football For June 19, 2006 Maxwell, Bednarik Watch Lists Include 64 SeniorsTwo of college football’s top individual awards, the Maxwell and the Bednarik Awards, inc
  • Published: Jun 19, 2006
Penn State linebacker Paul Posluzny (pictured) and Miami's Brandon Meriweather, both returning First Team All-Americas, are two of the 56 players on the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list.
News and Notes From Around College Football For June 12, 2006 2006 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List AnnouncedFifty-six players from 48 teams in 11 conferences comprise the preseason watch list for t
  • Published: Jun 12, 2006
Penn State linebacker Paul Posluzny (pictured) and Miami's Brandon Meriweather, both returning First Team All-Americas, are two of the 56 players on the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list.
News and Notes From Around College Football For June 12, 2006 2006 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List AnnouncedFifty-six players from 48 teams in 11 conferences comprise the preseason watch list for t
  • Published: Jun 12, 2006
The College Football Hall of Fame's Gridiron Plaza (seen here during the 2001 Enshrinement Festival's flag football game) will now feature Sprinturf's patented synthetic turf system thanks to a new ag
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced that Sprinturf, the leading US manufacturer of synthetic turf systems, has been selected to build the replacement field at
  • Published: Jun 12, 2006
The name of the NFF's West Virginia chapter will now honor longtime WVU head coach Don Nehlen, who spent 21 years in Morgantown.
The National Football Foundation’s West Virginia chapter announced it will formally rename the chapter the Don Nehlen/West Virginia chapter in honor of the longtime West Virginia University head coac
  • Published: Jun 09, 2006
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier will return to Gainesville on September 2 to take part in a celebration of the 1996 Florida Gators team he coached that won the national championship.
News and Notes From Around College Football For June 5, 2006 Coaches Challenge Approved by NCAA Rules PanelThe NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a rule change last Tuesday that will allow c
  • Published: Jun 05, 2006
Sardisco served as team captain his senior year at Tulane, where he was a two-time all-SEC choice at guard.
Tony Sardisco, president of the S.M. McNaughton Chapter of the National Football Foundation and former Tulane All-America, died at his home last Sunday in Shreveport, La. He was 73 years old. A nativ
  • Published: May 31, 2006
Former Arizona State defensive standout Pat Tillman will be posthumously honored with the NFF's 2006 Distinguished American Award on December 5 in New York.
News and notes from around college football for May 30, 2006 Gold Medal Rewards Two of Football’s Greatest LeadersBobby Bowden and Joe Paterno, both one week removed from earning election into the Co
  • Published: May 30, 2006
Cosmo Iacavazzi
MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 25, 2006 – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that its highly successful mentoring program Play It Smart received $50,000 from the
  • Published: May 25, 2006
Bobby Bowden and Joe Paterno will share the NFF's 2006 Gold Medal, the highest individual honor bestowed by the Foundation.
MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 25, 2006 – Bob Mulcahy, Chairman of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Awards Committee, announced today via conference call the recipients of the
  • Published: May 25, 2006
One of the most decorated defensive backs in college football history, Miami Hurricane Bennie Blades will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on December 5, 2006.
News and Notes from around college football for May 22, 2006 Bowden, Paterno, Heisman Winners Lead 2006 Division I-A Class of College Football Hall of Famers Coaches Bobby Bowden (Florida State) and
  • Published: May 22, 2006
Coach John Gagliardi is among seven inductees into the 2006 Divisional Class of the College Football Hall of Fame.
News and Notes from around college football for May 15, 2006 2006 College Football Hall of Fame Divisional Class Announced Legendary Coach John Gagliardi (Carroll College (Mont.), Saint John’s Univ.
  • Published: May 15, 2006
John Kimbrough became the first Aggie player inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954.
John Kimbrough, a two-way star for the 1939 national champion Texas A&M Aggies and the first Aggie player inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, died Monday in Haskell, Texas, his homet
  • Published: May 09, 2006
Induction for the 2006 Divisional Class will take place on August 11-12 in South Bend, Ind.
MORRISTOWN, NJ, May 9, 2006 – Ron Johnson, Chairman of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF), announced the Hall of Fame Divisional Class for 2006, which considers players
  • Published: May 09, 2006
DeLoss Dodds (l.) and Mack Brown (r.), seen here with NFF President Steve Hatchell and the MacArthur Trophy, continued their busy offseason this week with recognition at the Texas State Legislature.
NEWS AND NOTES FROM AROUND COLLEGE FOOTBALL FOR MAY 8, 2006 Changes Made to Rules, Deferred on I-AA designations The NCAA Football Rules Committee passed measures to lower the kicking tee from two in
  • Published: May 08, 2006
Donte Whitner, a 2003 graduate from the Play It Smart program at Glenville H.S. in Cleveland, was selected by Buffalo as the eighth overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft.
2006 BCS Teams, NFF and Play It Smart Scholar-Athletes Predominate NFL Draft 14 players on the rosters of 2006 BCS bowl game participants were selected in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft, br
  • Published: May 01, 2006
The Robinson High School (Tampa, Fla.) Play It Smart program delivers teddy bears to local children's hospital patients, one of three dozen community service events taking place in and around National
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that it will hold its 5th Annual Play It Smart Week April 29 - May 6, highlighting the community service aspect of it
  • Published: Apr 27, 2006
First round draft hopeful DeMeco Ryans joins nine other Draddy Trophy Finalists as potential NFL draft picks.
Selected as the best and the brightest from the college gridiron by the National Football Foundation (NFF), ten finalists for the 2005 Draddy Trophy, presented by HealthSouth, hope to be selected dur
  • Published: Apr 25, 2006
Dick Wildung helped Minnesota capture two national championships and a Heisman Trophy as well.
News and notes from around college football for April 24, 2006 SEC Coordinator of Officials Bobby Gaston retires; Rogers Redding selected as his successor Bobby Gaston spent 50 years as a football of
  • Published: Apr 24, 2006
Bob Dove (Notre Dame)
Hall of Fame defensive end Bob Dove, who starred at Notre Dame from 1940-1942 and earned All-America recognition in both ’41 and ’42, died Wednesday following a long illness. He was 85. A 2
  • Published: Apr 21, 2006
Tom Mickle helped shape the college football bowl landscape that exists today.
More than 500 people joined together on Thursday to celebrate the life and spirit of Tom Mickle, the longtime college sports administrator who passed away Monday in his office. He was 55. Mickle spen
  • Published: Apr 21, 2006
Cornelius Bennett, Don Nehlen and Mark May (left to right) at the 2005 Hall of Fame class announcement in New York.
13 PLAYERS AND TWO COACHES TO ENTER COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S ULTIMATE SHRINE IN SOUTH BEND, INDIANA What: Luncheon Announcement of the 2006 College Football Hall of Fame Class Who: At least three members o
  • Published: Apr 21, 2006
Ron Johnson (right) succeeds Jon F. Hanson (left) as NFF chairman, becoming the organization's fifth in its 59-year history.
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced that Ron Johnson has taken on the role of chairman, becoming the organization’s 5th chairman in 59 years and succeeding
  • Published: Apr 18, 2006
Bobby Layne is one of two College Football Hall of Famers on the inaugural College Baseball Hall of Fame ballot.
College Football Hall of Famers on Baseball Ballot Bobby Layne and Jackie Jensen, two members of the College Football Hall of Fame, lead a list of 46 former coaches and players on the ballot f
  • Published: Apr 17, 2006
Ronnie Lott joins the Play It Smart team as chairman of the program's new National Advisory Board.
MORRISTOWN, N.J., April 13, 2006 – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott has agreed to serve as chairman of the National
  • Published: Apr 13, 2006
2005 Draddy Trophy winner Rudy Niswanger from LSU
Niswanger Wins H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Award Louisiana State Senior Center Rudy Niswanger, the 2005 winner of The National Football Foundation’s Draddy Trophy presented by HealthSouth,
  • Published: Apr 10, 2006
Marshall Goldberg helped Pitt capture the 1937 national championship under Hall of Fame coach Jock Sutherland.
Marshall Goldberg, a member of Pitt's "Dream Backfield" of the 1930s and a 1958 inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, died Monday in Chicago. He was 88. The 1938 runner-up to Da
  • Published: Apr 06, 2006
Hall of Famer Jerry LeVias will speak at the Texas Tech Chapter's fifth annual banquet on April 17.
Hall of Fame Coach Ron Schipper Dies Ron Schipper, the longtime coach at Central College (Iowa) who was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000, died suddenly at his home last
  • Published: Apr 03, 2006
Coach Knute Rockne earned induction into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951.
75 years ago Friday, college football lost one of its greatest coaches in Notre Dame’s Knute Rockne. A small plane carrying Rockne and seven other men on its way to Los Angeles on March 31, 1931, cra
  • Published: Mar 31, 2006
Coach Mack Brown leads a list of six distinguished speakers for the KeyBank Gridiron Legends Luncheon Series this year at the College Football Hall of Fame.
NFF’s College Football Hall of Fame to host six esteemed speakers from April to August MORRISTOWN, NJ – March 30, 2006 – The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced today the lineup for the 10th
  • Published: Mar 30, 2006
2000 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Ron Schipper
Coach Ron Schipper, among the most successful football coaches in America, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and one of the most influential figures in Central College (Iowa) history, pas
  • Published: Mar 28, 2006
Penn State's Joe Paterno will be honored on April 28 as part of a ceremony celebrating famous Pittsburgh-area legends.
Another award for Penn State’s Paterno Joe Paterno, fresh off an 11-1 season culminating with a victory in the Orange Bowl, will add another awards dinner to his offseason schedule. Paterno joins fiv
  • Published: Mar 27, 2006
The NCAA named Byron
I-A schools lead way into Sweet Sixteen The 35 schools in the NCAA men’s basketball championship that play I-A football combined for a 31-25 record in the tournament’s first two rounds this past week
  • Published: Mar 20, 2006
Bill Hartman played under Harry Mehre and later coached under Vince Dooley.
Bill Hartman, an All-America fullback at the University of Georgia and a 1984 College Football Hall of Fame inductee, died on Thursday. He was 91. A great college player in the 1930’s at UGA, he late
  • Published: Mar 16, 2006
Coach Mack Brown leads a list of six distinguished speakers for the KeyBank Gridiron Legends Luncheon Series this year at the College Football Hall of Fame.
As Cancun trips and college basketball capture the hearts and minds of university students these next few weeks, the hopes and fates of over one hundred college football programs will begin to take s
  • Published: Mar 14, 2006
Draddy Trophy winner Rudy Niswanger and five other Draddy finalists received NCAA postgraduate scholarships last week.
Marshall Movie to get Top Star A new movie about the 1970 Marshall plane crash that killed 75 football players, coaches, fans and university employees will star Matthew McConaughey as Marshall coach
  • Published: Mar 13, 2006
84 candidates vie for selection in the NFF's 2006 Hall of Fame class, following in the footsteps of the 2005 Class seen here.
MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 9, 2006 – The National Football Foundation (NFF)announced today the names of 77 players and 7 coaches who comprise the 2006 Division I-A Ballot for induction into the College
  • Published: Mar 09, 2006
The Clark County (Wash.) chapter honored 29 scholar-athletes at their January 18 banquet, one of 96 that have or will be hosted by NFF chapters this year.
MORRISTOWN, N.J., Mar. 7, 2006 – More than 95 banquets throughout the country will honor high school and college football scholar-athletes during the 2005-2006 chapter banquet season, The National Fo
  • Published: Mar 07, 2006
Hall of Fame Coach Darrell Royal received the Maxwell Football Club's Reds Bagnell Award last Friday.
Football standouts among Sullivan Finalists College football standouts Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart, and Vince Young are among 10 finalists up for this year’s Sullivan Award, annually presented to the n
  • Published: Mar 06, 2006
Academic coach Heidi Vande Hoef with Charlottesville Junior Nick Johnson at his National Honor Society Induction
Devin Gentry, a junior wide receiver at Charlottesville High School in Virginia, displayed a superior work ethic on the field, yet he struggled off the field last year, posting a less than impressive
  • Published: Mar 03, 2006
Garret Mills and four other Draddy Finalists took part in drills during the draft combine this past week.
Five finalists of the National Football Foundation’s 2005 Draddy Trophy presented by HealthSouth participated in workouts in front of NFL scouts during the league’s draft combine this past week in In
  • Published: Feb 28, 2006
Drake University will name its football field after 1984 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Johnny Bright.
Drake to honor College Football Hall of Fame inductee The newly remodeled field at Drake University will be named after 1984 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Johnny Bright, the university annou
  • Published: Feb 27, 2006
1983 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee, Lewis
Former Texas Longhorn great, Lewis “Bud” McFadin, died Feb. 13 at the age of 77. Born in Rakin, Texas on August 21, 1928, McFadin played guard for Texas from 1949-50, earning induction into the Colle
  • Published: Feb 16, 2006
Hall of Fame Coach Johnny Vaught
OXFORD, Miss. - John Howard Vaught, 96, who left an indelible mark on Southern football during his 25 seasons as the head coach at Ole Miss, passed away Feb. 3 at his residence at Hermitage Gardens o
  • Published: Feb 06, 2006
Hall of Fame Coach Johnny Vaught
OXFORD, Miss. - John Howard Vaught, 96, who left an indelible mark on Southern football during his 25 seasons as the head coach at Ole Miss, passed away Feb. 3 at his residence at Hermitage Gardens o
  • Published: Feb 06, 2006
Parker Cantey signs with Syracuse University as his parents look on.
MORRISTOWN, N.J., Feb. 3, 2006 – "Play It Smart laid out for me exactly what I had to do academically to qualify for this scholarship. Without Play It Smart’s guidance, I never would have been in a p
  • Published: Feb 03, 2006
Draddy finalist Nick Hartigan (Brown) is one of six finalists playing in postseason All-Star games.
Six Draddy Trophy finalists and 19 Draddy Trophy semifinalists earned spots on the rosters of five postseason All-Star games this season. The Senior Bowl, the sixth and final All-Star game, has yet t
  • Published: Jan 18, 2006

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