2008 - News Archive

Louisiana Tech QB Terry Bradshaw claimed MVP honors in the 1970 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.
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 31, 2008
FedEx Orange Bowl
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Dec. 29, 2008 – NCAA Football is participating with the city of Miami and the Orange Bowl Committee by donating $50,000 to help with the extreme makeover of historic Moore Park – the
  • Published: Dec 30, 2008
Dr. Christopher B. Howard, the 1990 Draddy Trophy Winner, is named president of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia.
1990 Draddy Winner Continues Record of LeadershipDr. Christopher Howard, the first recipient of the NFF Draddy Trophy in 1990, has been named as the first African-American president of Hampden-Sydney
  • Published: Dec 29, 2008
Notre Dame Coach Knute Rockne leads the Fighting Irish to the national title with a 27-10 victory over Stanford in the 1925 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 24, 2008
College Hall of Famer and TCU football legend Sam Baugh died Dec. 17. He was 94 years old.
  College Football Hall of Famer NewsCollege Hall of Famer and TCU football legend Sam Baugh (dubbed "Slingin' Sammy" by the media), died Dec. 17 in Rotan, Texas. He was 94 years old. A member o
  • Published: Dec 22, 2008
College Football Insiders
Week 16Click for College Football Insiders Volume 2, Issue 16As part of multifaceted relationship with All Access Football, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) helps dis
  • Published: Dec 19, 2008
Sam Baugh
TCU football legend Sam Baugh, nicknamed “Slingin’ Sammy,” died Wednesday, Dec. 17 at the age of 94 at Fisher County Hospital in Rotan, Texas. “Sam was the greatest passer, punter, and signal caller
  • Published: Dec 18, 2008
1998 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Danny White
This Week in College Football History: Dec. 22-Dec. 28 As part of an ongoing series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame posts in advance This Week in Coll
  • Published: Dec 18, 2008
Wilson Holloway was diagnosed with cancer last spring, and after treatment played on special teams and in a reserve role for the Golden Hurricane. Photo Credit: Tulsa Athletics.
DALLAS (FWAA) - Tulsa's Wilson Holloway is the winner of the 2008 FedEx Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award. Holloway, a redshirt freshman offensive lineman from Oklahoma City, has battled cancer since la
  • Published: Dec 18, 2008
Cal's Alex Mack was named the 2008 NFF Draddy Trophy recipient as the nation's top football scholar-athlete
Cal Center Alex Mack Named 2008 Draddy Trophy RecipientCenter Alex Mack of California captured the 19th annual Draddy Award at the 51st annual NFF Awards Dinner at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York. He
  • Published: Dec 15, 2008
Texas QB, Colt McCoy, earned First Team All-America honors from the FWAA
DALLAS (FWAA) – For the second straight season, the two best conferences in college football dominated the Football Writers Association of America's All-America Team. The association's 65th edition w
  • Published: Dec 14, 2008
Texas coach Mack Brown is a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award.
DALLAS (FWAA) - The Football Writers Association of America has announced nine finalists for the 2008 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award to be voted upon by the entire membership. With the 2008 r
  • Published: Dec 12, 2008
Casey Gerald
Yale Cornerback Casey Gerald delivered a moving speech at the NFF Annual Awards Dinner Dec. 9. Responding on behalf of the 50th NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class, Gerald spoke with such eloquence th
  • Published: Dec 12, 2008
Andre Smith
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (FWAA) - Alabama offensive tackle Andre Smith was named the winner of the 63rd Outland Trophy on Thursday night, becoming the second straight Southeastern Conference player to
  • Published: Dec 12, 2008
Alex Mack
NEW YORK, December 9, 2008 - Alex Mack, an All-America center from the University of California, became the 19th recipient of the Draddy Trophy, presented by HealthSouth, at The National Football Fou
  • Published: Dec 10, 2008
Brian Orakpo
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FWAA) - Texas defensive end Brian Orakpo on Sunday night claimed the 2008 Bronko Nagurski Trophy, which annually is awarded to the best defensive player in college football. Orakpo b
  • Published: Dec 07, 2008
Brian Orakpo
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FWAA) - Texas defensive end Brian Orakpo on Sunday night claimed the 2008 Bronko Nagurski Trophy, which annually is awarded to the best defensive player in college football. Orakpo b
  • Published: Dec 07, 2008
Joe Steffy
Outland Trophy winner Joe Steffy, a guard, remembers one of Army back Arnold Tucker’s greatest games, the legendary 0-0 tie against Notre Dame in 1946 at Yankee Stadium. Only it wasn’t on offense whe
  • Published: Dec 06, 2008
Standout Ohio State wide receiver Brian Robiskie led the Buckeyes to a share of the Big Ten title this season.
DALLAS, December 4, 2008 – As the 2008 college football season comes to a close, the 15 NFF Draddy Trophy Finalists will head to New York City next week, where each will claim an $18,000 scholarship,
  • Published: Dec 04, 2008
Standout Ohio State wide receiver Brian Robiskie led the Buckeyes to a share of the Big Ten title this season.
DALLAS, December 4, 2008 – As the 2008 college football season comes to a close, the 15 NFF Draddy Trophy Finalists will head to New York City next week, where each will claim an $18,000 scholarship,
  • Published: Dec 04, 2008
College Football Insiders
Week 15Click for College Football Insiders Volume 2, Issue 15As part of multifaceted relationship with All Access Football, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) helps dis
  • Published: Dec 04, 2008
Harvard's Andrew Berry and his friend from Yale, Casey Gerald, both are in contention for the Draddy Trophy.
Two friends from the Ivy League compete for the Draddy Trophy By Adam Caparell, NCAA.com Posted with Permission of NCAA.com where the article first appeared. Bitter rivals aren't supposed to be good
  • Published: Dec 04, 2008
National Football Foundation & College Hall Of Fame, INC.
Date, Opponent, Time/Recap, TV , TV announcers (all times in Eastern) Atlantic Coast (ACC) • Saturday, December 6 - (17)Boston College(9-3) vs (25)Virginia Tech(8-4), 1:00 p.m., ABC, Brad Nessler, Bo
  • Published: Dec 03, 2008
Utah's Louie Sakoda and several other 2008 NFF Draddy Trophy finalists have received numerous national accolades recently.
2008 NFF Draddy Trophy Finalists Garner National AccoladesFour 2008 NFF National Scholar-Athlete were named to the ESPN the Magazine /CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team (University Division), inc
  • Published: Dec 01, 2008
Bowl Chamionship Series
2008 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES STANDINGS for NOV. 30(Week 7)Click here to view the Short Form BCS Standings for Nov. 30, 2008 (pdf format) Click here to view the Long Form BCS Standings for Nov. 30, 2
  • Published: Nov 30, 2008
Coach Bob Voigts, left, and Alex Sarkisian savor the Rose Bowl victory over Cal.
A cloudless Indian summer Saturday. Undefeated Northwestern hosting nationally ranked Michigan State. The setting and the circumstances were perfect for minds to drift back six decades to when the st
  • Published: Nov 28, 2008
College Football Insiders
Week 14Click for College Football Insiders Volume 2, Issue 14As part of multifaceted relationship with All Access Football, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) helps dis
  • Published: Nov 26, 2008
Bowl Chamionship Series
NOVEMBER 26, 2008 - The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) has announced, as a reminder to all media representatives, that this Sunday's BCS release time for games through November 30, 2008 will be relea
  • Published: Nov 26, 2008
Alabama's Antonio Langham
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 25, 2008
Oklahoma State's Thurman Thomas will be honored during the Cowboys' tilt with Oklahoma this Saturday.
On-Campus Salute to Thurman Thomas Set for This Saturday Oklahoma State will honor Thurman Thomas this Saturday, Nov. 29, for his 2008 induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, as the Cowboys
  • Published: Nov 24, 2008
USC linebacker Rey Maualuga is one of five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Award.
DALLAS (FWAA) – Five finalists for the 2008 Bronko Nagurski Trophy were announced on Wednesday by the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club. Vying for the honor of
  • Published: Nov 24, 2008
Oklahoma guard Duke Robinson is one of three finalists for the 63nd Outland Trophy.
DALLAS (FWAA) - Ole Miss offensive tackle Michael Oher, Oklahoma guard Duke Robinson and Alabama offensive tackle Andre Smith have been named finalists for the 63nd Outland Trophy, which is awarded t
  • Published: Nov 24, 2008
Bowl Chamionship Series
2008 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES STANDINGS for NOV. 23(Week 6)Click here to view the Short Form BCS Standings for Nov. 23, 2008 (pdf format) Click here to view the Long Form BCS Standings for Nov. 23, 2
  • Published: Nov 23, 2008
Bowl Chamionship Series
NOVEMBER 21, 2008 - The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) has announced, as a reminder to all media representatives, that this Sunday's BCS release time for games through November 23, 2008 will be relea
  • Published: Nov 21, 2008
California's coach Lynn
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, 2008
College Football Insiders
Week 13Click for College Football Insiders Volume 2, Issue 13As part of multifaceted relationship with All Access Football, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) helps dis
  • Published: Nov 20, 2008
Brandon Antwine
DALLAS (FWAA) - Florida's Brandon Antwine is the final nominee for the 2008 FedEx Orange Bowl/FWAA Courage Award, to be announced at the end of the season. Antwine, a sophomore defensive tackle from
  • Published: Nov 20, 2008
LSU's Billy Cannon will be honored with an On-Campus Salute this weekend for his 2008 induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Archie Manning Highlights NFF Gridiron Club of Dallas Chapter EventNFF chairman Archie Manning attracted more than 100 guests to Dallas' Renaissance Hotel last week for the second event sponsored by
  • Published: Nov 17, 2008
Bowl Chamionship Series
2008 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES STANDINGS for NOV. 16(Week 5)Click here to view the Short Form BCS Standings for Nov. 16, 2008 (pdf format) Click here to view the Long Form BCS Standings for Nov. 16, 2
  • Published: Nov 16, 2008
College Football Insiders
Week 12Click for College Football Insiders Volume 2, Issue 12As part of multifaceted relationship with All Access Football, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) helps dis
  • Published: Nov 14, 2008
NFF Chairman and 1989 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Archie Manning
DALLAS, November 14, 2008 – NFF Chairman Archie Manning attracted more than 100 area athletics administrators, high school coaches and College Football Hall of Famers to Dallas’ Renaissance Hotel las
  • Published: Nov 14, 2008
Michigan State University defensive end Bubba Smith
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 12, 2008
Rashad Johnson
DALLAS (FWAA) - Alabama free safety Rashad Johnson has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for games of the weekend of Nov. 8. Johnson, a 6-0, 186-pound senior f
  • Published: Nov 11, 2008
2008 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Ron Simmons of Florida State will be honored with an On-Campus Salute this weekend.
NFF Announces 2008 Chapter Leadership Award WinnersThe National Football Foundation has announced the selection of four exceptional individuals as the recipients of the 2008 NFF Chapter Leadership Aw
  • Published: Nov 10, 2008
Jeff Wolfert
By Bo Carter, NFF Correspondent Missouri senior kicker Jeff Wolfert mostly fits the typical profile of a college kicker. The 2008 semifinalist for the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, present
  • Published: Nov 09, 2008
Bowl Chamionship Series
2008 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES STANDINGS for NOV. 9(Week 4)Click here to view the Short Form BCS Standings for Nov. 9, 2008 (pdf format) Click here to view the Long Form BCS Standings for Nov. 9, 2008
  • Published: Nov 09, 2008
College Football Insiders
Week 11Click for College Football Insiders Volume 2, Issue 11As part of multifaceted relationship with All Access Football, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) helps dis
  • Published: Nov 08, 2008
Bowl Chamionship Series
NOVEMBER 7, 2008 - The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) has announced, as a reminder to all media representatives, that this Sunday's BCS release time for games through November 9, 2008 will be release
  • Published: Nov 07, 2008
Southern Mississippi quarterback Reggie Collier
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 04, 2008
The 2007 Chapter Leaders
DALLAS, November 4, 2008 – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the selection of four exceptional individuals as the recipients of the 2008 NFF Chapter Le
  • Published: Nov 04, 2008
Daniel Charbonnet
DALLAS (FWAA) - Texas Tech strong safety Daniel Charbonnet has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for games of the weekend of Nov. 1. Charbonnet, a 5-11, 188-po
  • Published: Nov 04, 2008
2007 College Football Hall of Famer Tom Brahaney and several other players in the 1971
NFF Announces its 50th National Scholar-Athlete ClassSelected as the best and the brightest from the college gridiron, from a nationwide pool of 164 semifinalists among all NCAA divisions and the NAI
  • Published: Nov 03, 2008
Dave Maurer
Springfield, Ohio – After a whirlwind three-month fund-raising effort that netted more than $100,000 in contributions, the first-ever Dave Maurer Honorary Scholarship was awarded to football standout
  • Published: Nov 02, 2008
Bowl Chamionship Series
2008 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES STANDINGS for NOV. 2(Week 3)Click here to view the Short Form BCS Standings for Nov. 2, 2008 (pdf format) Click here to view the Long Form BCS Standings for Nov. 2, 2008
  • Published: Nov 02, 2008
HBO Sports' Production,
HBO Sports' production "BREAKING THE HUDDLE" is set to debut Dec. 16. The documentary chronicles the integration of college football in the South, focusing on the Civil Rights movement of the ‘60s an
  • Published: Nov 01, 2008
HBO Sports' Production,
HBO Sports' production "BREAKING THE HUDDLE" is set to debut Dec. 16. The documentary chronicles the integration of college football in the South, focusing on the Civil Rights movement of the ‘60s an
  • Published: Nov 01, 2008
College Football Insiders
Week 10Click for College Football Insiders Volume 2, Issue 10As part of multifaceted relationship with All Access Football, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) helps dis
  • Published: Oct 31, 2008
Ernie Davis
Reprinted with permission of the Riverdale Press, where it orginally appeared October 30, 2008 in the online edition. By Ed Silverman, former ABC News radio and TV correspondent in New York City It i
  • Published: Oct 30, 2008
National College Football Day
MAKE A DONATION ON BEHALF OF NATIONAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL DAY TO THE JIMMY V FOUNDATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH. DALLAS – The holiday season is here, and it kicks off with National College Football Day on S
  • Published: Oct 30, 2008
Texas RB Chris Ogbonnaya. Photo Credit: Texas Athletics.
DALLAS (FWAA) - Texas' Chris Ogbonnaya is this week's nominee for the 2008 FedEx Orange Bowl/FWAA Courage Award, to be announced at the end of the season. Ogbonnaya, a senior from Missouri City, Texa
  • Published: Oct 30, 2008
Texas Tech's Graham Harrell has been named one of the 15 members of the 2008 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class
DALLAS, October 29, 2008 – Selected as the best and the brightest from the college gridiron, from a nationwide pool of 164 semifinalists among all NCAA divisions and the NAIA, The National Football F
  • Published: Oct 29, 2008
Georgia LB Darryl Gamble had a career-high 13 tackles and 93 yards in returns on the interceptions against LSU. Photo Credit: Radi Nabulsi for Georgia Athletics.
DALLAS (FWAA) - Georgia linebacker Darryl Gamble has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for games of the weekend of Oct. 25. Gamble, a 6-2, 237-pound sophomore
  • Published: Oct 28, 2008
1951 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Jim Thorpe
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 28, 2008
Syracuse's Don McPherson will be honored with an On-Campus Salute this weekend.
NFF to Announce Draddy Finalists on Oct. 29With $275,000 in scholarships and 15 all-expense paid trips to New York City at stake, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) wil
  • Published: Oct 27, 2008
Kyle Woods (center) is joined by his teammates at a special Baylor Ceremony.
By Bo Carter, NFF Correspondent Former Baylor student-athlete Kyle Woods is enjoying watching college football on a big screen, high definition television this fall. It’s something many of us might t
  • Published: Oct 27, 2008
Billy Cannon
BILLY CANNON Half Back 1957-59 LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY * Won the Heisman Trophy and the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award in 1959 * Two-time All-America (Unanimous in 1958 and Consensus in 1959
  • Published: Oct 26, 2008
Bowl Chamionship Series
2008 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES STANDINGS for OCT. 26(Week 1)Click here to view the Short Form BCS Standings for Oct. 26, 2008 (pdf format) Click here to view the Long Form BCS Standings for Oct. 26, 2
  • Published: Oct 26, 2008
Schutt Football
DALLAS, October 24, 2007 - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today a long-term partnership with Schutt Sports (www.schuttsports.com), one of the nation’s lea
  • Published: Oct 24, 2008
College Football Insiders
Week 9Click for College Football Insiders Volume 2, Issue 9As part of multifaceted relationship with All Access Football, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) helps distr
  • Published: Oct 24, 2008
Tyson Gentry (Center)
DALLAS (FWAA) - Ohio State's Tyson Gentry is this week's nominee for the 2008 FedEx Orange Bowl/FWAA Courage Award, to be announced at the end of the season. Gentry, a senior from Sandusky, Ohio, suf
  • Published: Oct 23, 2008
LSU's Billy Cannon
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, 2008
Troy Aikman
TROY AIKMAN UCLA Quarterback, 1987-88 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Winner Consensus All-America in 1988 Passed for nearly 5,300 yards in just two seasons as a Bruin 20-4 as a starter for
  • Published: Oct 22, 2008
TCU defensive end Jerry Hughes grabs BYU QB Max Hall during Horned Frogs' victory over the Cougars. Photo Credit: TCU Athletics.
DALLAS (FWAA) - TCU defensive end Jerry Hughes has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for games of the weekend of Oct. 18. Hughes, a 6-2, 248-pound junior from
  • Published: Oct 21, 2008
NFF Chief Operating Officer Matthew Sign accepts the football used by record-breaking Rice Duo Chase Clement and Jarett Dillard.
Cooper On-Campus Salutes Set for This WeekendCoach John Cooper will be honored at both Ohio State and Tulsa this weekend for his 2008 induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Ranking second
  • Published: Oct 20, 2008
Bowl Chamionship Series
2008 BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES STANDINGS for OCT. 19(Week 1)Click here to view the Short Form BCS Standings for Oct. 19, 2008 (pdf format) Click here to view the Long Form BCS Standings for Oct. 19, 2
  • Published: Oct 19, 2008
College Football Insiders
Week 8Click for College Football Insiders Volume 2, Issue 8As part of multifaceted relationship with All Access Football, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) helps distr
  • Published: Oct 17, 2008
Toledo' Tyrrell Herbert claimed honors as the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week . Photo Credit: Toledo Athletics.
DALLAS (FWAA) - Toledo free safety Tyrrell Herbert has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for games of the weekend of Oct. 11. Herbert, a 6-2, 201-pound senior
  • Published: Oct 15, 2008
Toledo' Tyrrell Herbert claimed honors as the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week . Photo Credit: Toledo Athletics.
DALLAS (FWAA) - Toledo free safety Tyrrell Herbert has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for games of the weekend of Oct. 11. Herbert, a 6-2, 201-pound senior
  • Published: Oct 15, 2008
Brigham Young quarterback Robbie Bosco
This Week in College Football History: Oct. 20-Oct. 26 As part of an ongoing series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame posts in advance This Week in Coll
  • Published: Oct 15, 2008
North Dakota State's Richard Bowman is this week's nominee for the 2008 FedEx Orange Bowl/FWAA Courage Award. Photo Credit: North Dakota State Athletics.
DALLAS (FWAA) - North Dakota State's Richard Bowman is this week's nominee for the 2008 FedEx Orange Bowl/FWAA Courage Award, to be announced at the end of the season. Bowman, a junior cornerback fro
  • Published: Oct 15, 2008
Under Armour Logo
DALLAS (October 16, 2008) – As part of its corporate partnership program, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that Under Armour, Inc., the Baltimore-base
  • Published: Oct 15, 2008
Texas QB Colt McCoy evades Oklahoma LB Travis Lewis in the Longhorns' victory over the Sooners. Photo Credit: Texas Athletics.
DALLAS (FWAA) - The Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-0), with their 28-23 win at No. 3 Missouri, and the Texas Longhorns (6-0), with their 45-35 win over top-ranked Oklahoma, are the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Na
  • Published: Oct 14, 2008
The Texas Longhorns take the No. 1 spot in college football after defeating Oklahoma last Saturday in Dallas.
2008 NFF High School Scholar-Athletes AnnouncedThe National Football Foundation has announced the selection of five exceptional individuals as the best and the brightest in the country for their acco
  • Published: Oct 13, 2008
College Football Insiders
Week 7Click for College Football Insiders Volume 2, Issue 7As part of multifaceted relationship with All Access Football, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) helps distr
  • Published: Oct 09, 2008
ACC Associate Commissioner Amy Yakola (far right) joins the 2007 National High School Scholar-Athletes: Ryan Coffey, Blake Lawrence, Kellen Kiilsgaard, Barton Dear, Matthew Stotler.
DALLAS, Oct. 8, 2008 – 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: Oct 08, 2008
Tennessee's Inquoris Johnson is a candiate for the FedEx Orange Bowl Courage Award. Photo Credit: UTSports.com
DALLAS (FWAA) - Tennessee's Inquoris "Inky" Johnson is this week's nominee for the 2008 FedEx Orange Bowl/FWAA Courage Award, to be announced at the end of the season. Johnson, a student assistant co
  • Published: Oct 08, 2008
College Football Hall of Fame Coach Barry Switzer
This Week in College Football History: Oct. 13-Oct. 19 As part of an ongoing series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame posts in advance This Week in Coll
  • Published: Oct 07, 2008
Pittsburgh RB LeSean McCoy rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns as the Panthers upset 10th-ranked South Florida, 26-21, in Tampa. Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Athletics
DALLAS (FWAA) - With their 14-13 win over 13th-ranked Auburn, the Vanderbilt Commodores (5-0) are the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week for games of the weekend of Oct. 4. Mackenzi Adams
  • Published: Oct 07, 2008
Pittsburgh LB Scott McKillop collected a team-high 12 tackles (all unassisted) and had two sacks and three total tackles for loss in Saturday's victory over South Florida. Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Ath
DALLAS (FWAA) - Pittsburgh linebacker Scott McKillop has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for games of the weekend of Oct. 4. McKillop, a 6-2, 240-pound senio
  • Published: Oct 07, 2008
Former NFF Chairman Vincent dePaul Draddy presents the Gold Medal to then-Governor of California Ronald Reagan in 1971.
  NFF Announces 2008 Draddy Trophy SemifinalistsSelected as the best and brightest from the college gridiron, the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame denoted 164 semifinalist
  • Published: Oct 06, 2008
College Football Insiders
Week 6Click for College Football Insiders Volume 2, Issue 6As part of multifaceted relationship with All Access Football, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) helps distr
  • Published: Oct 03, 2008
Michigan quarterback Tom Brady
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 01, 2008
The 2007 Draddy Trophy Finalists
DALLAS, October 1, 2008 – Selected as the best and brightest from the college gridiron, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the 164 semifinalists for the
  • Published: Oct 01, 2008
Wilson Holloway was diagnosed with cancer last spring, and after treatment is playing on special teams and in a reserve role for the Golden Hurricane this fall. Photo Credit: Tulsa Athletics.
DALLAS (FWAA) – Tulsa's Wilson Holloway is this week's nominee for the 2008 FedEx Orange Bowl/FWAA Courage Award, to be announced at the end of the season. Holloway, a redshirt freshman offensive lin
  • Published: Oct 01, 2008
The most coveted academic award in college football, the NFF's Draddy Trophy
NFF NewsWith more than $300,000 in scholarships and 15 all-expense paid trips to New York City at stake, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) is set to announce Wednesday
  • Published: Sep 29, 2008
College Football Insiders
As part of multifaceted relationship, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) distributes the weekly College Football Insiders Newsletter, with regular features that include
  • Published: Sep 26, 2008
Texas OL Dallas Griffin Accepts the 2007 Draddy Trophy from HealthSouth Chairman Jon Hanson.
DALLAS, Sept. 24, 2008 – With more than $300,000 in scholarships and 15 all-expense paid trips to New York City at stake, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) will announ
  • Published: Sep 24, 2008
John Heisman
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 23, 2008
Washington State's Rueben Mayes will be honored this weekend with an On-Campus Salute for his 2008 induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
On-Campus Salute for Rueben Mayes Set for SaturdayTwo-time Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year Rueben Mayes will be honored by Washington State this Saturday, as the Cougars host Pac-10 rival Oregon
  • Published: Sep 22, 2008
Liberty Mutual Coach Of The Year
DALLAS – September 17, 2008 – With the start of fan voting today, the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced the organization’s continued support of the Liberty Mutua
  • Published: Sep 17, 2008
East Carolina's Terence Campbell returned to action after emergency heart surgery last year. Photo Credit: East Carolina Athletics.
DALLAS (FWAA) – East Carolina's Terence Campbell is this week's nominee for the 2008 FedEx Orange Bowl/FWAA Courage Award, to be announced at the end of the season. Campbell, a junior offensive linem
  • Published: Sep 17, 2008
Army's Bill Carpenter, the “Lonely End”.
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 16, 2008
Texas Tech Hall of Famers (l-r) Donny Anderson, 2008 inductee Dave Parks and E.J. Holub celebrate Parks' On-Campus Salute last Saturday in Lubbock.
Fan Voting Begins this Wednesday for Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year AwardThis Wednesday, college football fans can begin voting for the 2008 Liberty Mutual Coach if the Year Award, which recognizes
  • Published: Sep 15, 2008
Eddie Crowder
Eddie Crowder, one of the winningest football coaches in the history of the University of Colorado, died Tuesday evening. He was 77. “Eddie Crowder represented everything great about college football
  • Published: Sep 10, 2008
Oklahoma State's Artrell Woods is playing again after overcoming a spinal cord injury. Photo Credit: Oklahoma State Athletics.
DALLAS (FWAA) – Oklahoma State's Artrell Woods is the first nominee of 2008 for the FedEx Orange Bowl/FWAA Courage Award, to be announced at the end of the season. Woods, a sophomore receiver from Br
  • Published: Sep 10, 2008
Record-breaking Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne wasn't enough to beat Cincinnati 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 09, 2008
Notre Dame's Four Horsemen
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 09, 2008
Former Fighting Irish head coach Lou Holtz will be honored with an On-Campus Salute at Notre Dame this Saturday.
Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year The Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award is back for its third season, and college football fans can again vote for their favorite coaches for an honor that
  • Published: Sep 08, 2008
UCLA's Mark Harmon
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 03, 2008
Resembling Texas legend Eric Dickerson (Sealy) and sporting his same number, Trinity 6-1, 225-pound running back Dontrayevous Robinson scored twice including the clincher late. (Photo by Greg Pierson
Reprinted with persmission of Max Preps By Mitch Stephens MaxPreps.com IRVING, Texas – Many people’s No. 1 team in the country defeated the 22-time Louisiana state champion by 16 points on Monday. Bu
  • Published: Sep 02, 2008
Heritage senior quarterback Steven Hill completed 19 of 22 passes for 221 yards and three TDs in the second half alone leading his team to victory (Photo by Greg Pierson for Max Preps).
Republished with permisson of Max Preps By Mitch Stephens MaxPreps.com IRVING, Texas – In a series featuring arguably the nation’s best – Texas High School football – the finest was saved for last. T
  • Published: Sep 02, 2008
Florida's Wilber Marshall
  Florida Celebrates Wilber Marshall’s Hall of Fame InductionFormer Florida LB Wilber Marshall will be honored at an On-Campus Salute, as the Gators take on Miami this Saturday in Gainesville. T
  • Published: Sep 01, 2008
Miami's Bernie Kosar
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: Aug 29, 2008
Kirk Herbstreit Varsity Football Series
CINCINNATI and DALLAS (August 26, 2008) – Are you ready for some football? Well, come Labor Day weekend you might not have much of a choice as 36 of the best high school football teams across the nat
  • Published: Aug 27, 2008
2008 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Jim Dombrowski will be honored at an On-Campus Salute this Saturday.
NFF Announces 2008 On-Campus Salute ScheduleThe NFF recently announced the On-Campus Salute dates for the 2008 FBS (formerly Division I-A) Hall of Fame Class: Troy Aikman, UCLA – TBA; Billy Cannon, L
  • Published: Aug 25, 2008
ESPN's Rece Davis with Jerry Rice at the College Football Hall of Fame's Enshrinement Dinner & Show
DALLAS, August 21, 2008 - The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced today that widely-respected sports commentator Rece Davis will emcee the 2008 NFF Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf=Astori
  • Published: Aug 21, 2008
2007 Hall of Famer Rex Kern of Ohio State is joined on field by NFF Board Member Archie Griffin (left) and OSU Athletics Director Gene Smith (right) at his On-Campus Salute last year.
DALLAS, August 19, 2008 – Archie Manning, chairman of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, Inc. (NFF), recently announced the On-Campus Salute schedule for the NFF’s 2008 Foot
  • Published: Aug 19, 2008
Temple University
Temple to Support Breast Cancer ResearchTemple Football, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, will host its “Owls for the Cure” game on Oct. 21 vs. Ohio
  • Published: Aug 18, 2008
Jim
DALLAS – Jim “Hoss” Brock, the longtime Executive Director of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association (CBAA), passed away early Thursday morning, August 14, at a Dallas area health care facility. He was
  • Published: Aug 15, 2008
The Waldorf-Astoria Grandballroom during the night of the 2007 NFF Annual Awards Dinner.
DALLAS, August 13, 2008 – 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 organiza
  • Published: Aug 13, 2008
Texas Stadium
IRVING, TX (August 7, 2008) – Intersport, the Chicago-based sports marketing and media company, announced today the creation of “The Showdown,” a new high school football event featuring six of the b
  • Published: Aug 11, 2008
1997 Draddy Trophy recipient Peyton Manning recently became one of the inaugural members of the NFF's National Scholar-Athlete Alumni Association.
NFF NewsThe College Football Hall of Fame and the Madison Center will present the 11th Annual KeyBank Salmon Chase on Sept. 13 in South Bend, Ind. The 10K/5K will begin at 8:00 a.m., prior to the Not
  • Published: Aug 11, 2008
College Football Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen is one of the newest members of the NFF's National Scholar-Athlete Alumni Association.
NFF Launches National Scholar-Athlete Alumni AssociationArchie Manning, chairman of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, Inc. (NFF), announced the inception of the organizatio
  • Published: Aug 04, 2008
Just a few of the many VIPs to attend a NFF Chapter event in 2008: Hall of Famer Joe Washington, Oklahoma AD Joe Castiglione, Hall of Famer Mark May and Tulsa AD Bubba Cunningham at the Oklahoma Chapt
 DALLAS, July 30, 2008 – The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that its Chapter Network distributed nearly $1 million dollars in scholarships during its
  • Published: Jul 31, 2008
NASA astronaut Leland Melvin was an NFF National Scholar-Athlete from Richmond in 1985.
DALLAS, July 30, 2008 – Archie Manning, chairman of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, Inc. (NFF), recently announced the inception of the organization’s National Scholar-At
  • Published: Jul 30, 2008
NCAA President Myles Brand delivered the keynote speech at the Play It Smart National Convention
The Ability to Persist: Sport’s Most Powerful Lesson“America loves sports. It’s in our DNA”, observed NCAA President Myles Brand during his keynote speech at the National Football Foundation’s 11th A
  • Published: Jul 29, 2008
Former SMU great Lance McIlhenny and Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky at the NFF Gridiron Club of Dallas event on July 22
NFF Launches Gridiron Club of DallasThe NFF welcomed over 100 football enthusiasts to SMU's Ford Stadium for the kickoff of the organization's newest initiative, the NFF Gridiron Club of Dallas, last
  • Published: Jul 28, 2008
SMU Head Coach June Jones and College Football Hall of Famer Chad Hennings chat at the NFF Gridiron Club of Dallas Kickoff
The National Football Foundation welcomed over 100 football enthusiasts to SMU’s Ford Stadium for the kickoff of the organization’s newest initiative, the NFF Gridiron Club of Dallas. NFF President &
  • Published: Jul 23, 2008
Myles Brand
NFF NewsThe College Football Hall of Fame became the epicenter of the college football world this past weekend for the 13th Annual Enshrinement Festival in South Bend, Ind. Twenty of the game’s legen
  • Published: Jul 21, 2008
College Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement
NFF NewsLiberty Mutual Insurance and Bayer HealthCare will be the presenting sponsors of the 2008 College Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Dinner & Show on July 19 at the College Football Hall
  • Published: Jul 14, 2008
Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith mentors an aspiring young player at the 2007 Youth Clinic.
DALLAS – July 14, 2008 – The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced today that Liberty Mutual Insurance and Bayer HealthCare will be the presenting sponsors of the 2008 Enshrinement Festival Di
  • Published: Jul 11, 2008
Charles Davis
DALLAS, July 7, 2008 – The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced today that widely-respected broadcaster Charles Davis will emcee the 2008 College Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Dinner &am
  • Published: Jul 07, 2008
College Football Hall of Fame Coach Grant Teaff will address the academic coaches at the 2008 National Play It Smart Conference later this month.
NFF NewsThe College Football Hall of Fame’s Enshrinement Festival kicks off on July 11 with the Enshrinement Festival Queen Pageant and concludes on July 19 with the Enshrinement Dinner & Show, e
  • Published: Jul 07, 2008
Grant Teaff
DALLAS, July 3, 2008 – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that American Football Coaches Association Executive Director Grant Teaff will deliver the fea
  • Published: Jul 03, 2008
Kirk Herbstreit Varsity Football Series
CINCINNATI and DALLAS (July 1, 2008) – As the football season kicks off this fall, the eyes of high school football fans will be on Ohio and Texas. Both states will be home to the Kirk Herbstreit Var
  • Published: Jul 01, 2008
Kirk Herbstreit Varsity Football Series
CINCINNATI and DALLAS (July 1, 2008) – As the football season kicks off this fall, the eyes of high school football fans will be on Ohio and Texas. Both states will be home to the Kirk Herbstreit Var
  • Published: Jul 01, 2008
Hall of Famer Doug Flutie will be among the 20 enshrinees at the 2008 Enshrinement Festival at the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind., on July 18-19.
NFF NewsThe College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend will celebrate its annual Enshrinement Festival July 18-19. Please visit www.collegefootball.org for ticket/scheduling information and for dail
  • Published: Jun 30, 2008
Mike Gottfried
By Bo Carter, NFF Correspondent After losing his own father at age 11, longtime college football coach and ESPN television commentator Mike Gottfried has had a passion for assisting fatherless childr
  • Published: Jun 27, 2008
Brian Robiskie
By Bo Carter, NFF Correspondent Arthur Ashe, Jr. was trendsetter throughout his tennis career with groundbreaking innovations both in sports and on the national political scene that flowed from his q
  • Published: Jun 26, 2008
Liberty Bowl founder and former NFF Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football recipient Ambrose
NFF NewsThe National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced that NCAA President Myles Brand will deliver the keynote address at the NFF's Annual National Play It Smart Conference on
  • Published: Jun 23, 2008
Myles Brand
DALLAS, June 19, 2008 – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that NCAA President Myles Brand will deliver the keynote address at the NFF’s Annual National
  • Published: Jun 19, 2008
Sean Gothier wtith NFF Chairman Archie Manning at the Dec. 4, 2007 NFF Annual Awards Dinner.
By Joe Owens, NFF Correspondent Colonel Earl Red Blaik, the legendary Army coach and one of the founding fathers of the National Football Foundation, once said, “Good guys are a dime dozen, but an ag
  • Published: Jun 17, 2008
Bill Curry, who last served as head coach at the University of Kentucky, was named the first head football coach at Georgia State.
NFF Announces Schenkel and Outstanding Football Official Award WinnersThe NFF announced that Idaho’s Bob Curtis and Yale’s Dick Galiette (posthumously) were named the 2008 Chris Schenkel Award co-rec
  • Published: Jun 16, 2008
The late Dick Galiette of Yale will be honored postumously as this year's co-recipient of the Chris Schenkel Award.
DALLAS, June 12, 2008 – Archie Manning, chairman of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF), announced today the recipients of the NFF’s Schenkel Award and the Outstanding F
  • Published: Jun 12, 2008
2004 College Football Hall of Fame inductee John Rauch
ATHENS, Ga. ­-- Former University of Georgia All-America quarterback John Rauch, who started every game for the Bulldogs from 1945-48, passed away in his sleep on Tuesday at his Oldsmar, Fla., ho
  • Published: Jun 11, 2008
Former Ole Miss standout Eli Manning greets former NYC Mayor Rudy Guiliani at the official launch of the NFF's Gridiron Club of New York.
NEW YORK, June 9, 2008 – The New York Giants’ Eli Manning, son of NFF Chairman Archie Manning, attracted close to 100 of New York’s elite to Manhattan’s 21 Club last week, announcing the official lau
  • Published: Jun 09, 2008
Ohio State Athletics Director Gene Smith will receive the John Toner Award at the NFF's Annual Awards Dinner in December.
2008 NFF Major Awards AnnouncedThe National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame announced its 2008 Major Award Winners last week. The Gold Medal, the NFF’s highest honor, will be
  • Published: Jun 09, 2008
Renowned astronaut John Glenn was named the 2008 NFF Gold Medal recipient
DALLAS, June 4, 2008 – Archie Manning, chairman of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF), announced today the recipients of the NFF’s 2008 Major Awards: GOLD MEDAL“We are
  • Published: Jun 04, 2008
New SMU head coach June Jones will throw out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers game on Wednesday.
Two-Minute DrillPresident George W. Bush complimented the five college football coaches who made a special tour of the Middle East to visit U.S. troops. Commended for taking time away from their fami
  • Published: Jun 02, 2008
Travis Tritt
 DALLAS – May 28, 2008 – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced today that Grammy award-winning American country music singer-songwriter Travis Tritt will perform
  • Published: May 28, 2008
Former NFF National Scholar-Athlete from Oklahoma Jack Mildren passed away last Thursday.
College Football Hall of Fame NewsThe NFF College Hall of Fame is partnering with Downtown South Bend, Inc. and the DeBartolo Performing Art Center for a summer Outdoor Movie Series. On June 7 at 9:0
  • Published: May 27, 2008
T.O.P.S. Event
Last month’s 11th Annual Team of Physicians for Students (T.O.P.S.) event saw a record 2,300 Arizona high school athletes benefit from extensive physical exams. The free exams, available to any Valle
  • Published: May 27, 2008
Head coaches Mark Mangino, Jim Tressel, Gary Patterson and Tyrone Willingham all served as panelists at the 2008 NFF-FWAA Football Forum.
Over 80 Attend Inaugural NFF-FWAA Football ForumThe National Football Foundation and the Football Writers Association of America held the inaugural Football Forum last Thursday and Friday, hosting ov
  • Published: May 19, 2008
Coaches Mark Mangino (Kansas State), Jim Tressel (Ohio State), Gary Patterson (TCU), and Tyrone Willingham (Washington). Photo by Ian Halperin.
FOOTBALL FORUM TRANSCRIPT SECOND DAY - MAY 16, 2008 HOSTED BY THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION and THE FOOTBALL WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA FastScripts by ASAP Sports and sponsored by collegepress
  • Published: May 17, 2008
L-R: Steve Hatchell, Mark Mangino, Gary Patterson, Jim Tressel, Tyrone Willingham, T.K. Wehterell, Kevin Anderson, Kevin White. Photo by Ian Halperin.
FOOTBALL FORUM TRANSCRIPT FIRST SESSION - MAY 15, 2008 HOSTED BY THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION and THE FOOTBALL WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA FastScripts by ASAP Sports and sponsored by collegepr
  • Published: May 16, 2008
Longtime Jackson State coach W.C. Gorden is one of six members of the 2008 Divisional College Football Hall of Fame Class, as announced by the NFF on May 7.
2008 Divisional College Football Hall of Fame Class AnnouncedNFF chairman Archie Manning has announced the 2008 Divisional College Football Hall of Fame Class, which considers players and coaches fro
  • Published: May 12, 2008
Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith teaches the basics to an aspiring young player at the 2007 Enshrinement Youth Football Clinic.
DALLAS – May 8, 2008 – Thousands of college football fans from across the country will join the National Football Foundation from July 18-19 at the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind.,
  • Published: May 08, 2008
North Alabama's Ronald McKinnon, the only defensive player to ever win the Harlon Hill Trophy, highlights this year's Divisional College Football Hall of Fame Class.
DALLAS, May 7, 2008 – Archie Manning, chairman of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF), announced today the 2008 Divisional Hall of Fame Class, which considers players an
  • Published: May 07, 2008
Jerry Groom
Former University of Notre Dame All-America and College Football Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Groom died Feb. 29 in Sarasota, Fla. He was 78. A three-year starter at center and linebacker for Hall of
  • Published: May 05, 2008
2008 College Football Hall of Fame inductees Pat Fitzgerald, Coach Lou Holtz and Don McPherson.
Listen to the complete audio coverage of the May 1 announcement of the 2008 College Football Hall of Fame inductees for the Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A). The announcement took pl
  • Published: May 05, 2008
New Hall of Fame inductees Pat Fitzgerald, Coach Lou Holtz and Don McPherson at the NFF's live announcement last Thursday.
  NFF Announces 2008 FBS College Football Hall of Fame ClassFrom a national ballot of 75 candidates and a pool of hundreds of eligible nominees, the 2008 Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Divi
  • Published: May 05, 2008
2008 College Football Hall of Fame inductees Pat Fitzgerald (Northewestern), Coach Lou Holtz, and Don McPherson (Syracuse).
(Click to listen to audio coverage of the May 1 press conference. Newly announced inductees Pat Fitzgerald, Coach Lou Holtz and Don McPherson joined National Football Foundation (NFF) President &
  • Published: May 01, 2008
Clockwise (L-R): NFF Chief Operating Officer Matthew Sign, College Football Hall of Famer Bobby Bell, Twin Cities Chapter President Sean Gothier and former Minnesota head football coach Murray Warmath
  NFF to Announce 2008 FBS Hall of Fame Class on May 1On Thursday, May 1, the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame will announce its 2008 FBS (formerly Division I-A) College F
  • Published: Apr 28, 2008
John H. McConnell
John H. McConnell, the 1998 winner of the NFF's Gold Medal, former Michigan State offensive guard and business titan, passed away April 25 after a battle with liver cancer. He was 84. Inspired by the
  • Published: Apr 26, 2008
Jim Tressel, Ohio State University Head Coach is scheduled to attend the 2008 Football Forum.
DALLAS, April 23, 2008 – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) and the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) announced today that they will jointly host an inaugu
  • Published: Apr 23, 2008
T.O.P.S. Physical Exam
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) is continuing its support of Team of Physicians for Students (TOPS) program this year, and the members of the NFF Valley of the Sun C
  • Published: Apr 21, 2008
Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini paces the sidelines at the Huskers' spring game last Saturday.
  Spring Game HighlightsThe Nebraska spring game drew 80,149 fans to Memorial Stadium-Tom Osborne Field last Saturday. New Huskers’ head coach Bo Pelini and athletics director Tom Osborne took p
  • Published: Apr 21, 2008
Bob Pellegrini
Bob Pellegrini, a 1996 inductee into the College Hall of Fame and a unanimous All-America center at Maryland, died April 11 at his home in Marmora, N.J. He was 73. Born Nov. 13, 1934, in Williamsport
  • Published: Apr 20, 2008
QB Adam DiMichele assists Temple University Provost Lisa Staiano-Coico with her swab test.
By Bo Carter, NFF Correspondent Temple and Villanova football teams have stepped to the forefront nationally to raise awareness about bone marrow transplants and donations, which can save lives. It b
  • Published: Apr 17, 2008
Temple head coach Al Golden
Temple Football Team Helps Promote Bone Marrow AwarenessTemple football is hosting its initial bone marrow drive Wednesday in conjunction with Fox Chase Cancer Center at the Temple Gittis Student Cen
  • Published: Apr 14, 2008
Herschel Walker
Herschel Walker, a 1999 inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame and Georgia football legend, released a new book April 14, chronicling his battle with Dissociate Identity Disorder, formerly k
  • Published: Apr 14, 2008
Oregon QB Dennis Dixon is one of the 441 student-athletes who earned membership in the 2008 NFF Hampshire Honor Society.
DALLAS, April 9, 2008 - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the members of the 2008 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college footb
  • Published: Apr 09, 2008
Oregon QB Dennis Dixon is one of the 441 student-athletes who earned membership in the 2008 NFF Hampshire Honor Society.
DALLAS, April 9, 2008 - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the members of the 2008 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college football p
  • Published: Apr 09, 2008
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DALLAS, April 9, 2008 - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced
  • Published: Apr 09, 2008
Joe Hornaday
By NFF Correspondent Bo Carter Legendary media man Joe Hornaday created a legacy at Texas Tech that will last for years to come, and as he moves into the next phase of his career and so called “retir
  • Published: Apr 08, 2008
Florida's Tim Tebow won the 78th Annual James E. Sullivan Memorial Award last Tuesday.
Tebow Wins Sullivan Award2007 Heisman Trophy recipient QB Tim Tebow of Florida has joined College Football Hall of Famers QB Charlie Ward of Florida State and RB Doc Blanchard of Army as the third He
  • Published: Apr 07, 2008
Wayne Perry
Wayne Perry, the winningest coach in the State of Indiana collegiate football history, accepted the Central Indiana Chapter’s Distinguished American Award at its 14th annual scholar-athlete banquet i
  • Published: Apr 04, 2008
Tom Price
By Bo Carter, NFF Correspondent Upon first meeting Tom Price, one might be caught off guard by his gruff voice but that would quickly subside after realizing that it was encased in a heart of gold an
  • Published: Apr 03, 2008
1994 College Football Hall of Fame inductee from Pittsburgh Tony Dorsett
  Dorsett Presents Record-Breaking Panther with AwardPittsburgh will host a special ceremony Tuesday with College Football Hall of Famer and ’76 Heisman Trophy winner Tony Dorsett and Panthers’
  • Published: Mar 31, 2008
1994 College Football Hall of Fame inductee from Pittsburgh Tony Dorsett
  Dorsett Presents Record-Breaking Panther with AwardPittsburgh will host a special ceremony Tuesday with College Football Hall of Famer and ’76 Heisman Trophy winner Tony Dorsett and Panthers’
  • Published: Mar 31, 2008
Rob Berta, dad of Tim, escorts his son after his speech at the 2008 Toledo Chapter Banquet. Photo Credit Lori King of the Toledo Blade.
By Joe Owens, NFF Correspondent There are times in one’s life that you will never forget, and the 46th Annual Toledo Chapter Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner March 10 certainly produced one of those mom
  • Published: Mar 27, 2008
Charlie Green
By NFF Correspondent Bo Carter 2002 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Green of Wittenberg University (Ohio) has lived a Jimmy Stewart-like “wonderful life.” Fro
  • Published: Mar 25, 2008
Former Ohio State standout Keith Byars recently served as keynote speaker at the Ethics in American Sports luncheon.
  NFF NewsThe College Football Hall of Fame will host a coaching seminar on April 8 featuring Coach Darren Allman from Permian High School in Odessa, Texas. This school's story is the inspiratio
  • Published: Mar 24, 2008
Fred Jacoby, longtime athletics administrator, died last Saturday.
  Former SWC Commissioner Dies at 80Fred Jacoby, 80, who received the NFF’s Outstanding Contribution to Football Award in 1995 and was commissioner of five different conferences from 1966-2006,
  • Published: Mar 17, 2008
Fred Jacoby
Fred Jacoby, the 1995 winner of the NFF Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football Award, died Saturday, March 15 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 80. "Fred Jacoby will be deeply missed,"
  • Published: Mar 16, 2008
Ole Miss QB Eli Manning claimed an NFF National Scholar-Athlete Award during his senior campaign in 2003. As a player in the NFL, he claimed MVP honors in the 2008 Super Bowl in the NY Giants' victory
- The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced today the slate of speakers scheduled to appear during the 12th Annual KeyBank Gridiron Legends Luncheon Series at the College Football Hall of Fame
  • Published: Mar 15, 2008
Dan Jenkins
DALLAS, March 12, 2008 – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF), announced today that celebrated sportswriter and bestselling novelist Dan Jenkins has agreed to serve a sec
  • Published: Mar 12, 2008
College Football Hall of Fame Ballot Issue
DALLAS, March 11 – The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced today the names of 75 players and eight coaches who comprise the 2008 Football Bowl Subdivision Ballot for induction into the Colle
  • Published: Mar 11, 2008
Rose Bowl Logo
Tournament of Roses Establishes Scholarship for NFF ChapterMore than 200 guests attended the 39th Annual NFF Pasadena/San Gabriel Chapter Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet in Pasadena, Calif., on Monday
  • Published: Mar 10, 2008
Scott Creelman
Dartmouth football star and Spalding Worldwide Sports CEO Scott Creelman will receive the NFF Western Massachusetts Chapter's Henry Butova Award, which honors a football player or individual from the
  • Published: Mar 06, 2008
Buddy Dial
Rice great and NFF College Hall of Famer Buddy Dial died on Friday, Feb. 29, in Houston, Texas. He was 71. Inducted in to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1993, Gilbert "Buddy" Dial was the compl
  • Published: Mar 03, 2008
Rice's Buddy Dial, a 1993 College Football Hall of Fame inductee, passed away last week.
Two Hall of Famers Pass Away Last Week College Football Hall of Famers Buddy Dial (Rice) and Jerry Groom (Notre Dame) died last week. Dial, 71, and Groom, 78, both passed away on Friday, Feb. 29. Dia
  • Published: Mar 03, 2008
Sport Museum of America
NFF Partners with Sports Museum of AmericaThe National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame has partnered with the Sports Museum of America (SmA) to join more than 50 single-sport halls of
  • Published: Feb 25, 2008
Fullback Ollie Matson, a 1976 inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, was honored at the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl as part of the the 1951 San Francisco Don football team.
DALLAS, Feb. 25, 2008 - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) highlighted today several additional facts from the 2007 season and the 2007-08 bowl season that further illu
  • Published: Feb 23, 2008
Billy J. Murphy
MEMPHIS, TENN. --- Billy J. Murphy, the former head football coach and athletic director for the University of Memphis for more than 30 years, died Thursday, Feb. 21, at Trezevant Manor in Memphis, T
  • Published: Feb 22, 2008
Sports Museum of America
DALLAS, Feb. 19, 2008 – Steve Hatchell, President & CEO of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, announced today a partnership with the Sports Museum of America (SmA), join
  • Published: Feb 19, 2008
GRIDIRON BASH
College Football Hall of Fame to Host Gridiron Bash TV ShowsMSL Sports and Entertainment and the National Football Foundation announced that the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana w
  • Published: Feb 18, 2008
College Football Hall of Fame
DALLAS, February 14, 2008 – Capitalizing on the ever-increasing popularity of spring college football games, MSL Sports and Entertainment and the National Football Foundation today announced that the
  • Published: Feb 14, 2008
College Football Hall of Fame
DALLAS, February 14, 2008 – Capitalizing on the ever-increasing popularity of spring college football games, MSL Sports and Entertainment and the National Football Foundation today announced that the
  • Published: Feb 14, 2008
OSU coach Jim Tressel congratulates outgoing senior Tyler Whaley as he was recognized as OSU’s Central Ohio Scholar-Athlete Award representative at the Columbus Chapter event. Photo Credit: Steve Helw
DALLAS, Feb. 13, 2008 – Covering more than 4,800 high schools and 400,000 student-athletes, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that its Chapter Network
  • Published: Feb 13, 2008
Illinois head coach Ron Zook will serve as the keynote speaker at the NFF Chicago Chapter's awards banquet this Wednesday.
  New Hall of Fame Exhibit Showcased During Black History MonthThe College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind., has unveiled a new exhibit that showcases the struggle, hard work, and trium
  • Published: Feb 11, 2008
2000 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Terry Hoage
NFF College Hall of Fame inductee and standout Georgia defensive back remains a legend some 24 years after he played his last game for Hall of Fame coach Vince Dooley’s Georgia Bulldogs in Jan. 1984.
  • Published: Feb 08, 2008
Memorabilia from Hall of Fame, including Grambling coach Eddie Robinson's hat.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Feb. 6, 2008 - The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced today the opening of a new exhibit at the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind., that showcases the stru
  • Published: Feb 06, 2008
Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning receives his National Scholar-Athlete plaque at the NFF's Annual Awards Dinner in 2003.
  Former NFF Scholar-Athlete Manning Leads Giants to Super Bowl Victory2003 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Eli Manning (Ole Miss), son of National Football Foundation chairman Archie Manning, led
  • Published: Feb 04, 2008
University of Hawai'i's Chris Brown named Hula Bowl defensive player of a 27-24 victory photo courtesy by starbulletin.com
Feb. 1, 2003: Hawai’I LB Chris Brown earns MVP honors for the West (Kai) squad in the 57th annual Hula Bowl as the East (Aina) team edges Kai 27-24 at Honolulu. Hawai’i resident and West QB Neil Rose
  • Published: Feb 01, 2008
Tennessee's Troy Fleming
Jan. 31, 2004: Tennessee running back Troy Fleming runs for a game-record 101 yards on 19 carries as the North tops the South 35-31 in the Gridiron Classic at The Village in Lady Lake, Fla. The teams
  • Published: Jan 31, 2008
Larry Smith
The NFF Southern Arizona Chapter has established an endowment memory of Coach Larry Smith. Contributions should be sent to: Larry Smith National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Endowme
  • Published: Jan 29, 2008
College Football Hall of Famer Mike Holovak
Hall of Famer Holovak Dies at 88College Football Hall of Famer Mike Holovak, 88, died in Ruskin, Fla., last weekend after legendary college and pro football playing and coaching careers. He signed wi
  • Published: Jan 28, 2008
College Football Hall of Famer Mike Holovak
Hall of Famer Holovak Dies at 88College Football Hall of Famer Mike Holovak, 88, died in Ruskin, Fla., last weekend after legendary college and pro football playing and coaching careers. He signed wi
  • Published: Jan 28, 2008
Mike Holovak
Mike Holovak, a 1985 College Football Hall of Fame inductee from Boston College died Sunday, Jan. 27 in Ruskin, Fla. He was 88 years old. Through his football prowess, Holovak, a Lansford, Pa. native
  • Published: Jan 27, 2008
Football Bowl Association
DALLAS, Jan. 24, 2008 - The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) highlighted today that 2007 season, a year filled with thrilling upsets and record-setting performances, prod
  • Published: Jan 24, 2008
Lisa Malin is appointed executive director of the College Football Hall of Fame.
DALLAS, Jan. 22, 2008 – Steven J. Hatchell, President & CEO of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF), announced today that Lisa Malin has been named the new Executive
  • Published: Jan 22, 2008
The Sun Belt Conference staff hosts the MacArthur Trophy prior to its presentation to the National Champion LSU Tigers.
News and Notes From Around College Football for Jan. 21, 2008. NFF Storylines at the NFL Super BowlNFF Chairman Archie Manning and NFF Board Member Bob Kraft will be on opposite sides during Super Bo
  • Published: Jan 22, 2008
College Football Hall of Fame coach 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: Jan 16, 2008
LSU head coach Les Miles and NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell with the MacArthur Trophy. Photo Credit: Alex Restrepo/LSU Sports Information
NFF Presents MacArthur Trophy to LSUNational Football Foundation President & CEO Steven J. Hatchell presented the NFF’s MacArthur Trophy to LSU head coach Les Miles and his national championship
  • Published: Jan 14, 2008
LSU Coach Les Miles accepts the MacArthur Trophy from NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. Photo Credit: Alex Restrepo/LSU Sports Information
Prize seen as one of the most celebrated and sought-after team trophies in America. NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 8, 2008 – The National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame (NFF) today presen
  • Published: Jan 08, 2008
Allstate Presents the 2008 BCS National Championship Game
  National Championship Trophy PresentationsNational Football Foundation President & CEO Steven J. Hatchell will present the MacArthur Trophy Tuesday to the winner of tonight’s Allstate BCS
  • Published: Jan 07, 2008
Appalachian State Coach Jerry Moore with NFF Director of Membership Ron Dilatush
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Jan. 7, 2008 – In front of over 1,500 coaches at the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Annual Convention, Ron Dilatush, director of membership for The National Football F
  • Published: Jan 07, 2008
1977 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Joe Bellino of Navy
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: Jan 01, 2008
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

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