2007 - News Archive

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl to Honor the Newest Members of the HallCelebrating the legendary careers of 14 of the best to ever grace the gridiron, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame
  • Published: Dec 31, 2007
Liberty Mutual Coach Of The Year Award
BOSTON, Dec. 29 -- Their teams amassed 43 wins this year against a mere eight setbacks; their student-athletes displayed exceptional discipline on the field, integrity off the field, and excellence i
  • Published: Dec 30, 2007
Hall of Fame coach Lou Little guided Columbia to a victory over Stanford in the 1934 Rose Bowl.
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Dec 26, 2007
Hall of Fame coach Lou Little guided Columbia to a victory over Stanford in the 1934 Rose Bowl.
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Dec 26, 2007
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl to Honor the Newest Members of the HallCelebrating the legendary careers of 14 of the best to ever grace the gridiron, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame
  • Published: Dec 24, 2007
Members of the 2005 Hall of Fame class at the first Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Hall of Fame Salute.
DALLAS, Dec. 20, 2007 – Celebrating the legendary careers of 14 of the best to ever grace the gridiron, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that the Tost
  • Published: Dec 20, 2007
Members of the 2005 Hall of Fame class at the first Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Hall of Fame Salute.
DALLAS, Dec. 20, 2007 – Celebrating the legendary careers of 14 of the best to ever grace the gridiron, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that the Tost
  • Published: Dec 20, 2007
Bowl Chamionship Series
Date – Opponent Time (Channel) – Talent All times Eastern San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl San Diego Dec. 20 9 p.m. ESPN HD Utah (8-4) vs. Navy (8-4) - Rece Davis, Lou Holtz, Mark May, R
  • Published: Dec 20, 2007
Alabama's Paul
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Dec 18, 2007
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As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Dec 18, 2007
Head coach Jerry Moore has led the Appalachian State Mountaineers to three consecutive FCS National Championships. Photo courtesy of Tim Davin/ASU Creative Services
National ChampionsIn the 2007 NCAA FCS championship contest, Appalachian State topped Delaware for the Mountaineers’ third consecutive crown. Valdosta State scored with 22 seconds left to play to edg
  • Published: Dec 17, 2007
Head coach Jerry Moore has led the Appalachian State Mountaineers to three consecutive FCS National Championships. Photo courtesy of Tim Davin/ASU Creative Services
National ChampionsIn the 2007 NCAA FCS championship contest, Appalachian State topped Delaware for the Mountaineers’ third consecutive crown. Valdosta State scored with 22 seconds left to play to edg
  • Published: Dec 17, 2007
1981 College Football Hall of Fame inductee from Georgia Tech, George Morris
Click here to read Tony Barnhart's column in the Atlanta Jounrnal-Consitution George Morris, the 1981 College Football Hall of Fame inductee from Georgia Tech, died Dec. 10 of an apparent heart attac
  • Published: Dec 12, 2007
George Morris
George Morris, the 1981 College Football Hall of Fame inductee from Georgia Tech, died Dec. 10 of an apparent heart attack. He was 76. "George Morris earned a place in the Hall of Fame for his exploi
  • Published: Dec 12, 2007
Sun Bowl 50th Anniversary
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Dec 12, 2007
Roger Staubach, Joe Paterno and Pete Dawkins at the 2007 NFF Annual Awards Dinner.
News and Notes From Around College Football for December 10, 2007NFF Annual Awards Dinner Wrap-UpThe National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Annual Awards Dinner, held at New York Cit
  • Published: Dec 11, 2007
Roger Staubach, Joe Paterno and Pete Dawkins at the 2007 NFF Annual Awards Dinner.
News and Notes From Around College Football for December 10, 2007NFF Annual Awards Dinner Wrap-UpThe National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Annual Awards Dinner, held at New York Cit
  • Published: Dec 11, 2007
Roger Staubach, Joe Paterno and Pete Dawkins at the 2007 NFF Annual Awards Dinner.
News and Notes From Around College Football for December 10, 2007NFF Annual Awards Dinner Wrap-UpThe National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Annual Awards Dinner, held at New York Cit
  • Published: Dec 11, 2007
Harold Davis
Harold Davis, a 2004 inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame from Westminster College (Pa.), passed away on Dec. 9 after a long battle with cancer at his home in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. He wa
  • Published: Dec 10, 2007
Harold Davis
Harold Davis, a 2004 inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame from Westminster College (Pa.), passed away on Dec. 9 after a long battle with cancer at his home in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. He wa
  • Published: Dec 10, 2007
Doug Flutie (center) and Jeff Davis (left) and Johnnie Johnson (right) at the Dec. 4 Press Conference
Listen to the complete audio coverage of the National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner Dec. 4 Press Conference with the 2007 College Football Hall of Fame inductees from the Football Bowl Sub
  • Published: Dec 07, 2007
Doug Flutie (center) and Jeff Davis (left) and Johnnie Johnson (right) at the Dec. 4 Press Conference
Listen to the complete audio coverage of the National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner Dec. 4 Press Conference with the 2007 College Football Hall of Fame inductees from the Football Bowl Sub
  • Published: Dec 07, 2007
Hall of Famer Archie Manning Becomes the 6th NFF Chairman
NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2007 – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced that Archie Manning will become the organization’s sixth chairman since its founding in 1947, succ
  • Published: Dec 06, 2007
Hall of Famer Archie Manning Becomes the 6th NFF Chairman
NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2007 – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced that Archie Manning will become the organization’s sixth chairman since its founding in 1947, succ
  • Published: Dec 06, 2007
Last Year's NFF Dinner Press Conference
WHO: Coaches Joe Paterno (Penn State) & Herb Deromedi (Central Michigan) & players Tom Brahaney (Oklahoma) Dave Brown * (Michigan), Jeff Davis (Clemson), Doug Flutie (Boston College), Johnnie
  • Published: Dec 01, 2007
Last Year's NFF Dinner Press Conference
WHO: Coaches Joe Paterno (Penn State) & Herb Deromedi (Central Michigan) & players Tom Brahaney (Oklahoma) Dave Brown * (Michigan), Jeff Davis (Clemson), Doug Flutie (Boston College), Johnnie
  • Published: Dec 01, 2007
NCAA Football Logo
Date – Opponent Time (Channel) – Talent All times Eastern ATLANTIC COAST (ACC) • Saturday, December 1 – Dr. Pepper ACC Championship Game (11) Boston College (10-2) vs. (6) Virginia Tech (10-2) 1:00 p
  • Published: Nov 29, 2007
1971 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Bill Willis
Bill Willis, a 1971 College Football Hall of Fame tackle and Ohio State’s first black football All-America, died Tuesday evening. He was 86. A two-time All-America pick in 1943 and 1944, Willis had b
  • Published: Nov 28, 2007
The 2006 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class and Finalists for the Draddy Trophy
DALLAS, November 28, 2007 – As the 2007 college football season comes to a close, the 15 Draddy Finalists will head to New York City next week, where each will claim an $18,000 scholarship, and The N
  • Published: Nov 28, 2007
1971 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Bill Willis
Bill Willis, a 1971 College Football Hall of Fame tackle and Ohio State’s first black football All-America, died Tuesday evening. He was 86. A two-time All-America pick in 1943 and 1944, Willis had b
  • Published: Nov 28, 2007
The 2006 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class and Finalists for the Draddy Trophy
DALLAS, November 28, 2007 – As the 2007 college football season comes to a close, the 15 Draddy Finalists will head to New York City next week, where each will claim an $18,000 scholarship, and The N
  • Published: Nov 28, 2007
President Bill Clinton presents the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy to Army on Dec. 7, 1996.
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Nov 27, 2007
President Bill Clinton presents the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy to Army on Dec. 7, 1996.
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Nov 27, 2007
College Football Hall of Famers and 2007 Gold Medal co-recipients Pete Dawkins (left) and Roger Staubach (right)
Dawkins and Staubach to be Honored During Army-Navy Game 2007 NFF Gold Medal co-recipients Pete Dawkins (Army) and Roger Staubach (Navy) will be honored during an On-Campus Salute at the 108th Army-N
  • Published: Nov 26, 2007
College Football Hall of Famers and 2007 Gold Medal co-recipients Pete Dawkins (left) and Roger Staubach (right)
Dawkins and Staubach to be Honored During Army-Navy Game 2007 NFF Gold Medal co-recipients Pete Dawkins (Army) and Roger Staubach (Navy) will be honored during an On-Campus Salute at the 108th Army-N
  • Published: Nov 26, 2007
Bowl Chamionship Series
2007 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES STANDINGS for NOV. 25(Week 7)Click here to view the Short Form BCS Standings for Nov. 25, 2007 (pdf format) Click here to view the Long Form BCS Standings for Nov. 25, 2
  • Published: Nov 25, 2007
NCAA Football Logo
Date – Opponent Time (Channel) – Talent All times Eastern ATLANTIC COAST (ACC) • Saturday, November 24 – Maryland (5-6) @ NC State (5-6) 12:00 p.m. (R/LF) – Steve Martin, Doc Walker, Scott Pryzwansky
  • Published: Nov 21, 2007
Fielding Yost
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Nov 20, 2007
Fielding Yost
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Nov 20, 2007
Harold Alfond
Philanthropist Harold Alfond DiesPhilanthropist Harold Alfond, the 1995 NFF Gold Medal recipient, died Nov. 16 at the age of 93. The founder of Dexter Shoe Company and a nationally respected business
  • Published: Nov 19, 2007
Bowl Chamionship Series
2007 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES STANDINGS for NOV. 18(Week 6)Click here to view the Short Form BCS Standings for Nov. 18, 2007 (pdf format) Click here to view the Long Form BCS Standings for Nov. 18, 2
  • Published: Nov 19, 2007
Harold Alfond
Philanthropist Harold Alfond DiesPhilanthropist Harold Alfond, the 1995 NFF Gold Medal recipient, died Nov. 16 at the age of 93. The founder of Dexter Shoe Company and a nationally respected business
  • Published: Nov 19, 2007
Harold Alfond
Philanthropist Harold Alfond, the 1995 NFF Gold Medal recipient, died Nov. 16 at the age of 93. The founder of Dexter Shoe Company and a nationally respected businessman and humanitarian, Alfond was
  • Published: Nov 16, 2007
NCAA Football Logo
Date – Opponent Time (Channel) – Talent All times Eastern ATLANTIC COAST (ACC) • Saturday, November 17 – Maryland (5-5) @ Florida State (6-4) 12:00 p.m. (R/LF-Split) – Steve Martin, Doc Walker, Jenn
  • Published: Nov 16, 2007
Harold Alfond
Philanthropist Harold Alfond, the 1995 NFF Gold Medal recipient, died Nov. 16 at the age of 93. The founder of Dexter Shoe Company and a nationally respected businessman and humanitarian, Alfond was
  • Published: Nov 16, 2007
1973 College Football Hall of Famer Bobby Wilson leads SMU past TCU on Nov. 20, 1935.
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Nov 13, 2007
1973 College Football Hall of Famer Bobby Wilson leads SMU past TCU on Nov. 20, 1935.
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Nov 13, 2007
Miami's 2006 College Football Hall of Famer Bennie Blades attended the final game in the Orange Bowl last Saturday.
Hurricanes Say Goodbye to the Orange BowlOver 200 Miami football alumni were on hand as the Hurricanes hosted Virginia last weekend for the school’s final game at the Orange Bowl after 71 seasons. Am
  • Published: Nov 12, 2007
Bowl Chamionship Series
2007 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES STANDINGS for NOV. 4(Week 4)Click here to view the Short Form BCS Standings for Nov. 11, 2007 (pdf format) Click here to view the Long Form BCS Standings for Nov. 11, 20
  • Published: Nov 12, 2007
Miami's 2006 College Football Hall of Famer Bennie Blades attended the final game in the Orange Bowl last Saturday.
Hurricanes Say Goodbye to the Orange BowlOver 200 Miami football alumni were on hand as the Hurricanes hosted Virginia last weekend for the school’s final game at the Orange Bowl after 71 seasons. Am
  • Published: Nov 12, 2007
Sewanee Logo
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Nov 06, 2007
Last Year's National HS Scholar-Athletes: Christopher Prosinski, Kevin McCarthy, NFF Chairman Ron Johnson, Barry Gallup, Christopher LaTempa, Bryant Browning.
DALLAS, Nov. 5 2007 – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the selection of five exceptional individuals as the best and the brightest in the country for
  • Published: Nov 05, 2007
Texas will hold an On-Campus Salute for 2007 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Johnnie Johnson on Saturday, Nov. 10.
Hampshire Companies Endow NFF National Honor SocietyThe Hampshire Foundation has endowed in perpetuity the NFF National Honor Society, which will now be known as The NFF Hampshire Honor Society. Over
  • Published: Nov 05, 2007
Bowl Chamionship Series
2007 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES STANDINGS for NOV. 4(Week 4)Click here to view the Short Form BCS Standings for Nov. 4, 2007 (pdf format) Click here to view the Long Form BCS Standings for Nov. 4, 2007
  • Published: Nov 05, 2007
Last Year's National HS Scholar-Athletes: Christopher Prosinski, Kevin McCarthy, NFF Chairman Ron Johnson, Barry Gallup, Christopher LaTempa, Bryant Browning.
DALLAS, Nov. 5 2007 – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the selection of five exceptional individuals as the best and the brightest in the country for
  • Published: Nov 05, 2007
Texas will hold an On-Campus Salute for 2007 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Johnnie Johnson on Saturday, Nov. 10.
Hampshire Companies Endow NFF National Honor SocietyThe Hampshire Foundation has endowed in perpetuity the NFF National Honor Society, which will now be known as The NFF Hampshire Honor Society. Over
  • Published: Nov 05, 2007
NCAA Football Logo
Date – Opponent Time (Channel) – Talent All times Eastern ATLANTIC COAST (ACC) • Thursday, November 1 – Georgia Tech (5-3) @ (11) Virginia Tech (6-2) 7:45 p.m. (ESPN) – Chris Fowler, Doug Flutie, Cra
  • Published: Nov 01, 2007
NFF Chairman Emeritus Jon F. Hanson
DALLAS, October 31, 2007 - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that The Hampshire Foundation has endowed in perpetuity the NFF National Honor Society, wh
  • Published: Oct 31, 2007
NFF Chairman Emeritus Jon F. Hanson
DALLAS, October 31, 2007 - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that The Hampshire Foundation has endowed in perpetuity the NFF National Honor Society, wh
  • Published: Oct 31, 2007
2007 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Joe Paterno led Penn State to its first conference championship in 1994.
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Oct 30, 2007
2007 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Joe Paterno led Penn State to its first conference championship in 1994.
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Oct 30, 2007
Bowl Chamionship Series
2007 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES STANDINGS for OCT. 28(Week 3)Click here to view the Short Form BCS Standings for Oct. 28, 2007 (pdf format) Click here to view the Long Form BCS Standings for Oct. 28, 2
  • Published: Oct 29, 2007
Heisman Trophy contender Dennis Dixon of Oregon is one of 15 members in the 2007 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class.
USC and Houston to Hold On-Campus Salutes The University of Southern California and the University of Houston will hold On-Campus Salutes this weekend for their respective 2007 College Football Hall
  • Published: Oct 29, 2007
Heisman Trophy contender Dennis Dixon of Oregon is one of 15 members in the 2007 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class.
USC and Houston to Hold On-Campus Salutes The University of Southern California and the University of Houston will hold On-Campus Salutes this weekend for their respective 2007 College Football Hall
  • Published: Oct 29, 2007
NCAA Football Logo
Date – Opponent Time (Channel) – Talent All times Eastern ATLANTIC COAST (ACC) Thursday, October 25 – No. 2 Boston College (7-0) @ No. 14 Virginia Tech (6-1), 7:30 p.m..(ESPN) Chris Fowler, Todd Blac
  • Published: Oct 25, 2007
2006 National Scholar-Athlete Class and Draddy Finalists
DALLAS, October 25, 2007 – Selected as the best and the brightest from the college gridiron, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) today announced the 2007 National Schola
  • Published: Oct 25, 2007
2006 National Scholar-Athlete Class and Draddy Finalists
DALLAS, October 25, 2007 – Selected as the best and the brightest from the college gridiron, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) today announced the 2007 National Schola
  • Published: Oct 25, 2007
Cincinatti Bearcats' Logo
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Oct 23, 2007
The 2006 East Coast Bowl
The Commonwealth Chapter continues with its partnership with the City of Petersburg, Va., in co-hosting the 7th Annual East Coast Bowl at historic Cameron Field on Saturday, November 24 at 12 p.m. To
  • Published: Oct 22, 2007
The 2006 East Coast Bowl
The Commonwealth Chapter continues with its partnership with the City of Petersburg, Va., in co-hosting the 7th Annual East Coast Bowl at historic Cameron Field on Saturday, November 24 at 12 p.m. To
  • Published: Oct 22, 2007
McNeese State University Logo
McNeese State Football Players to the RescueSeveral McNeese State football players took immediate first aid and rescue action when a school bus overturned during a rainstorm in Lake Charles, La., las
  • Published: Oct 22, 2007
Last Year's Chapter Leaders (L-R): Paul Moran, Michael Fraser, Ken Mills, Robert Sullins, and Rick Ranucci
DALLAS, October 18, 2007 – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the selection of five exceptional individuals as the recipients of the 2007 NFF Chapter Le
  • Published: Oct 18, 2007
Last Year's Chapter Leaders (L-R): Paul Moran, Michael Fraser, Ken Mills, Robert Sullins, and Rick Ranucci.
DALLAS, October 18, 2007 – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the selection of five exceptional individuals as the recipients of the 2007 NFF Chapter Le
  • Published: Oct 18, 2007
NCAA Football Logo
Date – Opponent Time (Channel) – Talent All times Eastern ATLANTIC COAST (ACC) • Saturday, October 20 – Army (3-4) @ Georgia Tech (4-3) 12:00 p.m. (R/LF) – Steve Martin, Doc Walker, Scott Pryzwansky
  • Published: Oct 18, 2007
Hayden Fry coaches North Texas to a huge road win over Tennessee in the 1975 season.
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Oct 16, 2007
Hayden Fry coaches North Texas to a huge road win over Tennessee in the 1975 season.
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Oct 16, 2007
NFF board members Bill Campbell and Robert Kraft join Columbia head coach Norries Wilson during the Lions' Homecoming last weekend. Photo courtesy of Gene Boyars.
NFF Board Members Campbell and Kraft Support Columbia AthleticsOn Friday, October 12, Columbia University launched The Columbia Campaign for Athletics: Achieving Excellence, a $100 million initiative
  • Published: Oct 15, 2007
NFF board members Bill Campbell and Robert Kraft join Columbia head coach Norries Wilson during the Lions' Homecoming last weekend. Photo courtesy of Gene Boyars.
NFF Board Members Campbell and Kraft Support Columbia AthleticsOn Friday, October 12, Columbia University launched The Columbia Campaign for Athletics: Achieving Excellence, a $100 million initiative
  • Published: Oct 15, 2007
Columbia head coach Norries Wilson and NFF Boards members Bill Campbell and Robert Kraft meet with the Lions during homecoming weekend. Photo Credit Gene Boyars.
NEW YORK – On Friday, October 12, Columbia University launched The Columbia Campaign for Athletics: Achieving Excellence, a $100 million initiative in support of “people, places, and programs.” To da
  • Published: Oct 13, 2007
Columbia head coach Norries Wilson and NFF Boards members Bill Campbell and Robert Kraft meet with the Lions during homecoming weekend. Photo Credit Gene Boyars.
NEW YORK – On Friday, October 12, Columbia University launched The Columbia Campaign for Athletics: Achieving Excellence, a $100 million initiative in support of “people, places, and programs.” To da
  • Published: Oct 13, 2007
Honoring Robert Kraft's donation towards Colubmia University
NEW YORK – Columbia University today announced that Robert K. Kraft, Chairman and CEO of The Kraft Group, owner of the New England Patriots and 1963 graduate of Columbia College, has pledged $5 milli
  • Published: Oct 12, 2007
Robert K. Kraft, Chairman and CEO of The Kraft Group, owner of the New England Patriots and 1963 graduate of Columbia University.
NEW YORK – Columbia University today announced that Robert K. Kraft, Chairman and CEO of The Kraft Group, owner of the New England Patriots and 1963 graduate of Columbia College, has pledged $5 milli
  • Published: Oct 12, 2007
Robert K. Kraft, Chairman and CEO of The Kraft Group, owner of the New England Patriots and 1963 graduate of Columbia College.
NEW YORK – Columbia University today announced that Robert K. Kraft, Chairman and CEO of The Kraft Group, owner of the New England Patriots and 1963 graduate of Columbia College, has pledged $5 milli
  • Published: Oct 12, 2007
2006 Draddy Finalists
DALLAS, October 11, 2007 – Selected as the best and the brightest from the college gridiron, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) today announced the 153 semifinalists fo
  • Published: Oct 11, 2007
2006 Draddy Finalists
DALLAS, October 11, 2007 – Selected as the best and the brightest from the college gridiron, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) today announced the 153 semifinalists fo
  • Published: Oct 11, 2007
The Georgia Tech Band dances on the Sprinturf field at the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind.
DALLAS, October 9, 2007 - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today a long-term partnership with Sprinturf (www.sprinturf.com), a leading U.S. provider of synt
  • Published: Oct 09, 2007
Penn State head coach Joe Paterno broke the career wins' record on Oct. 20, 2001.
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Oct 09, 2007
The Georgia Tech Band dances on the Sprinturf field at the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind.
DALLAS, October 9, 2007 - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today a long-term partnership with Sprinturf (www.sprinturf.com), a leading U.S. provider of synt
  • Published: Oct 09, 2007
Penn State head coach Joe Paterno broke the career wins' record on Oct. 20, 2001.
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Oct 09, 2007
An On-Campus Salute for Oklahoma's Tom Brahaney will be held this weekend.
  First BCS Standing to be Released This WeekendThe first BCS standings of the 2007 season will be released Sunday by the National Football Foundation. The standings will be announced on the Fox
  • Published: Oct 08, 2007
An On-Campus Salute for Oklahoma's Tom Brahaney will be held this weekend.
  First BCS Standing to be Released This WeekendThe first BCS standings of the 2007 season will be released Sunday by the National Football Foundation. The standings will be announced on the Fox
  • Published: Oct 08, 2007
Bucknell University Logo
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Oct 02, 2007
Jerry Jones joins the NFF Board with seven other of the nation's top leaders.
NFF Adds Eight to Board of DirectorsThe National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Football Hall of Fame has added eight outstanding individuals to its Board of Directors. They are Jerry Jones,
  • Published: Oct 01, 2007
The Board at the 2006 Annual Awards Dinner
DALLAS, Sept. 27, 2007 - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that eight exceptional individuals are joining its national board of directors. Representing
  • Published: Sep 27, 2007
The Board at the 2006 Annual Awards Dinner
DALLAS, Sept. 27, 2007 - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that eight exceptional individuals are joining its national board of directors. Representing
  • Published: Sep 27, 2007
The Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria during the 2006 NFF Annual Awards Dinner.
DALLAS, Sept. 26, 2007 - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that tickets to its famed Annual Awards Dinner, which this year will celebrate the organizat
  • Published: Sep 26, 2007
Colorado's
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Sep 25, 2007
Colorado's
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Sep 25, 2007
College Football Hall of Famer George Morris was named to the 2007 ACC Football Legends Class.
  On-Campus Salutes Held Last Weekend for Thompson and Hillgrove2007 College Football Hall of Famer Anthony Thompson of Indiana and 2007 NFF Chris Schenkel Award winner Bill Hillgrove of Pittsbu
  • Published: Sep 24, 2007
Oregon's 2007 College Football Hall of Famer Ahmad Rashad was honored last weekend with an On-Campus Salute.
  NFF NewsAn On-Campus Salute for 2007 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Ahmad Rashad was held last week in Eugene during Oregon-Fresno State game festivities. Rashad was a two-position sta
  • Published: Sep 18, 2007
The Rutgers-Princeton Centennial Game in 1969
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Sep 18, 2007
Gridiron Plaza
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - September 17, 2007- "Football Fridays" have returned to the College Football Hall of Fame with special events every Friday before each Notre Dame home football game during the 2007
  • Published: Sep 18, 2007
Wisconsin's Ron Dayne breaks the Big Ten rushing record on Sept. 18, 1999.
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Sep 11, 2007
Rutgers' Greg Schiano is the reigning Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year.
NFF NewsFan voting began last Thursday as the NFF & College Hall of Fame announced its continued support for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award, which is on display for the second year in
  • Published: Sep 10, 2007
NFF Historian Dan Jenkins
NFF Historian Dan Jenkins, the celebrated sports writer and bestselling novelist, took a moment this week to reflect on Appalachian State’s victory over Michigan. Has there been a comparable upset wh
  • Published: Sep 07, 2007
Road to the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year host Keith Jackson with the award at the Hall of Fame.
DALLAS – September 6, 2007 – With fan voting opening today, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today its continued support for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the
  • Published: Sep 06, 2007
SMU QB Mike Romo
As part of an ongoing 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 o
  • Published: Sep 04, 2007
Clayton Bennett
NFF Board Member to be HonoredClayton Bennett, a board member for The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame since 1995, will be inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame this fall. He
  • Published: Sep 03, 2007
Lloyd Carr leads the Wolverines past Virginia in his first game as Michigan's head coach.
THIS WEEK IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL HISTORY – AUG. 26-SEPT. 3As part of an on-going series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame posts in advance This Week in Col
  • Published: Aug 28, 2007
Lloyd Carr leads the Wolverines past Virginia in his first game as Michigan's head coach.
THIS WEEK IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL HISTORY – AUG. 26-SEPT. 3As part of an on-going series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame posts in advance This Week in Col
  • Published: Aug 28, 2007
Villanova head coach Andy Talley encourages his players to register as possible bone marrow donors, identifying three matches to-date.
(Feature story from the Aug. 28 NFF Chapter Newsletter. Click here for the complete newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 6) Coaching a football team presents a unique opportunity to shape a player’s attitude
  • Published: Aug 28, 2007
An On-Campus Salute for 2007 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Davis will be held on Labor Day.
On-Campus Salutes of the Season Slated for This Weekend2007 College Football Hall of Famers Chris Zorich of Notre Dame and Jeff Davis of Clemson will be honored at On-Campus Salutes this weekend. Zor
  • Published: Aug 27, 2007
Chad Hennings visits with participants of the Happy Hill Farm Academy.
By Bo Carter, NFF Correspondent Duty...honor...country...commitment...service – all these military terms play a significant role in explaining Air Force veteran and All-America football defenseman Ch
  • Published: Aug 22, 2007
Ara Parseghian
Legendary Notre Dame Coach Ara Parseghian will take center stage August 28th as part of the KeyBank Gridiron Legends Luncheon Series at the College Football Hall of Fame. To reserve a seat, contact B
  • Published: Aug 20, 2007
Notre Dame coaching legend Ara Parseghian will speak at the College Football Hall of Fame next week.
Legendary Notre Dame Coach to Speak at College Football Hall of FameThe College Football Hall of Fame's 11th Annual KeyBank Gridiron Legends Luncheon Series will continue on Tuesday, August 28, 2007
  • Published: Aug 20, 2007
College Football Hall of Famer Steve Young joined the Stanford football team in celebrating the life of Bill Walsh.
NFF’s Play It Smart Program Seeks Academic CoachesThe National Football Foundation’s Play It Smart program is currently recruiting interested applicants for part time "Academic Coach" positions in th
  • Published: Aug 13, 2007
Hawaii’s Colt Brennan looks forward to another great passing year
Several key leaders from 2006-07 college football play will return this fall in hopes of consecutive successful seasons. Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan looks to best his nation-leading 5,549 passing
  • Published: Aug 08, 2007
Former NFL coach Nick Saban will lead the Crimson Tide this season
As college football season approaches, several schools are adjusting to new faces at the helm. Twenty-four Football Bowl Subdivision coaches will make their debut this fall, including four in the Atl
  • Published: Aug 07, 2007
Walsh had two stints as Stanford's head coach
The legendary Bill Walsh passed away on July 30, 2007 after a long battle with leukemia. Born in 1931, Walsh played college football at San Jose State before graduating in 1954. His coaching tenure b
  • Published: Jul 31, 2007
Len Stachitas, Bill Kraus and Steve Hatchell announce Under Armour's support of Play It Smart.
DALLAS (July 31, 2007) – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that Under Armour, Inc., the Baltimore-based performance innovator, has agreed to provide in
  • Published: Jul 31, 2007
Chick-Fil-A Bowl President Gary Stokan announces a major Play It Smart initiative for Atlanta.
National Play It Smart Conference Generates Excitement and NewsThe National Football Foundation held its Annual National Play It Smart Conference, an intensive training session for the individuals re
  • Published: Jul 30, 2007
With 18 returning starters, USC's Pete Carroll will attempt to maintain the Trojans no.1 pre-season ranking throughout the upcoming season.
As the 2007 college football season quickly approaches, various discussions occur surrounding early Top 25 predictions. In order to better understand how these predictions are made, the NFF will exam
  • Published: Jul 26, 2007
Big East Conference Commissioner Michael Tranghese (photo courtesy of the Big East Conference)
The Big East Conference held its football media days in Newport, R.I. on July 16-17 with a record number of media attending a clambake social and media day activities. All eight teams were represente
  • Published: Jul 25, 2007
Carl Eller is joined by three fans at the Youth Clinic during this weekend's enshrinement festival at the Hall.
Enshrinement Festival Draws Fans and VIPSThe college football community gathered in force this past weekend at the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind., for the National Football Foundat
  • Published: Jul 23, 2007
Coach Urban Meyer is now one of the many college coaches with their own web site.
Introducing a new approach to draw attention to their programs, college football coaches are now launching their own web sites. With the popularity of the internet, these websites provide a multitude
  • Published: Jul 18, 2007
The 2006 FBS College Hall of Fame Class will be honored this weekend during the annual Enshrinement Festival.
College Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Slated for This WeekendTwo weeks of Enshrinement activities come to a climax Thursday-Saturday with the Enshrinement Festival at the College Footba
  • Published: Jul 16, 2007
Many schools have recently made the switch away from natural grass.
As institutions continue to upgrade their athletics facilities, many stadiums are following the trend and are switching from natural grass to artificial surfaces. Amazingly, roughly 36% of Football B
  • Published: Jul 13, 2007
Rick Walls
DALLAS, July 11, 2007 – Rick Walls, 15-year veteran of the National Football Foundation, has been named executive director of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. Lisa Malin, who has been at
  • Published: Jul 11, 2007
Lou Gehrig during his football-playing days at Columbia
With Major League Baseball capping off its All Star Game festivities, the NFF has compiled a list of 50 former/current MLB players who also starred in college football. Former and Current MLB Players
  • Published: Jul 11, 2007
Tyrone Willingham and his Huskies will have their work cut out for them in 2007-08.
Washington will play the nation’s toughest schedule according to rankings compiled by SI.com and Rivals.com. In determining their rankings, attention was primarily focused on five factors: combined r
  • Published: Jul 06, 2007
Coach William “Billy” Joe
  Coach William “Billy” Joe Florida A&M (1994-2004), Central State University (Ohio) (1981-93), Cheyney University (Pa.) (1972-78) Head Coach, 237-108-4, .685Few coaches can match the unpara
  • Published: Jul 05, 2007
Georgia's Mark Richt hopes he made an impact during his recent mission trip.
Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt Visits HondurasGeorgia head coach Mark Richt, accompanied by his wife Katharyn and their four children, recently set out on a weeklong mission trip to Guaimaca, Honduras
  • Published: Jul 02, 2007
Georgia's Mark Richt hopes he made an impact during his recent mission trip.
Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt Visits HondurasGeorgia head coach Mark Richt, accompanied by his wife Katharyn and their four children, recently set out on a weeklong mission trip to Guaimaca, Honduras
  • Published: Jul 02, 2007
Dallas’ Cotton Bowl Stadium will host Texas-OU’s Red River Rivalry for the 79th time this season.
The 2007-2008 college football schedule will continue the tradition of holding several games at neutral sites. This year’s list includes time-honored rivalries like Army-Navy and Florida-Georgia as w
  • Published: Jun 29, 2007
Hoeppner spoke at the NFF Central Indiana Chapter banquet on Feb. 24.
Indiana University head football coach Terry Hoeppner, who had two brain surgeries in the last 18 months, died this morning of complications from a brain tumor. He was 59. “This is a sad day within o
  • Published: Jun 29, 2007
Concordia College’s Jim Christopherson
Coach Jim Christopherson Concordia College (Minn.) (1969-2000) Head Coach, 218-101-7, .676A fixture at Concordia for more than 30 years, Jim Christopherson established the Cobbers as a legitimate Min
  • Published: Jun 28, 2007
Rice’s J. Fred Duckett
J. Fred Duckett, the voice of Rice football for more than 50 years, passed away on Monday night in Houston. He was 74. While his voice became synonymous with Rice football, basketball and track event
  • Published: Jun 27, 2007
Valdosta State’s Jessie Tuggle
Jessie Tuggle Valdosta State University (Ga.) Linebacker, 1983-86A highly touted defensive force, Valdosta State’s Jessie Tuggle redefined the linebacker position in the Gulf South Conference en rout
  • Published: Jun 26, 2007
2007 College Football Hall of Famer and former IU All-America Anthony Thompson recently spoke at a ceremony for Terry Hoeppner.
  Football Community Remembers Terry HoeppnerHundreds of friends and supporters attended a “Celebration of Life” service for Terry Hoeppner at IU’s Assembly Hall last Saturday. Indiana student-a
  • Published: Jun 25, 2007
A doctor examines a student-athlete at a TOPS event in Phoenix, Ariz.
DALLAS – June 21, 2007 – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today plans to engage its nationwide network of 120 chapters and 12,000 members to assist Team of
  • Published: Jun 21, 2007
Army’s Robin Olds
Brig. Gen. Robin Olds, a 1985 College Football Hall of Fame inductee, died Thursday of congestive heart failure. He was 84. “Robin Olds was not only a multitalented threat on the football field, he w
  • Published: Jun 21, 2007
Bloomsburg University’s Frank Sheptock
Frank Sheptock Bloomsburg University (Pa.) Linebacker, 1982-85The only three-time All-America selection in Bloomsburg football history, Frank Sheptock’s dominating on-field presence let to a record-s
  • Published: Jun 20, 2007
Texas' Mack Brown is helping to prevent domestic violence.
Mack Brown Fights Domestic AbuseTexas head football coach Mack Brown has teamed up with State of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to deliver a message to help prevent domestic violence. The message
  • Published: Jun 18, 2007
Georgia Southern’s Tracy Ham
Tracy Ham Georgia Southern University Quarterback, 1983-86A consummate leader, quarterback Tracy Ham led Georgia Southern to two consecutive Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) national titles in
  • Published: Jun 14, 2007
Famed actor Tommy Lee Jones lettered in football at Harvard before breaking into the film business.
In a cooperative effort with several local museums, the College Football Hall of Fame introduces a new exhibit with a movie/mass media theme. “Hollywood Huddles” tells the story of football’s connect
  • Published: Jun 13, 2007
Kentucky State’s Joe Kendall
Joe Kendall* Kentucky State University Quarterback, 1934-36Nicknamed “Tarzan” for his athletic prowess, Joe Kendall dominated black college football in the 1930s while leading Kentucky State to a nat
  • Published: Jun 12, 2007
College Hall of Fame Audio Tour
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame has unveiled an audio tour, providing a unique opportunity to hear in-depth commentary about the various exhibits, artifacts and legends en
  • Published: Jun 11, 2007
Georgia athletics director Damon Evans is handing out fines to student-athletes who miss class.
  College Hall of Fame Museum NewsThe College Football Hall of Fame unveiled its audio tour last Thursday, which provides in-depth commentary of 24 areas and exhibits throughout the Hall. The ri
  • Published: Jun 11, 2007
Wisconsin's Joe Thomas joins the inaugural NFF National Honor Society as he enters the NFL Draft as one of the top candidates.
DALLAS, April 25, 2007 - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the inaugural NFF National Honor Society, which is comprised of college football players
  • Published: Apr 25, 2007
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DALLAS, April 25, 2007 - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced
  • Published: Apr 25, 2007

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