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September, 2017

By Loran Smith, NFF Correspondent FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The speakers were several, but nobody preached—they simply said what should have been said in tribute to Frank Broyles: player, coach, athletic director and broadcaster. His up-tempo personality and demeanor stimulated signature accomplishments for his adopted school, which experienced hog heaven during his half-century watch at the University of Arkansas. Several vignettes flashed back as the service reminded us of what it takes to enjoy achievement in sport.  Broyles was a coach with a work ethic nonpareil, accented by a positive bent.  He was influenced by the man for whom he worked for years at Georgia Tech, Robert Lee Dodd, who was always accentuating the positive.  Organizers chose Frank Sinatra’s “Young at Heart,” and Satchmo’s “Wonderful World,” for the service, befitting the Broyles way.  A positive attitude must have been healthy.  Broyles lived for 92 years. &ldqu ... Read the rest of entry »

Posted on 9/22/2017 9:10 AM By Alan Cox

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TCU named its press box at Amon G. Carter Stadium for Dan Jenkins, a 1953 graduate of the school, during a dedication ceremony that took place May 30, 2017. After graduating from TCU, Jenkins went onto become one of the most esteemed sports writers of the 20th Century, working at the Fort Worth Press, Dallas Times Herald, Sports Illustrated and Golf Digest as well as penning numerous books and screenplays. Jenkins also served as the NFF Historian for more than a decade. By Loran Smith, NFF Correspondent            FT. WORTH, Tex. – When Texas Christian University named its press box at Amon G. Carter Stadium for alumnus Dan Jenkins recently, the honoree wouldn’t let on how proud he was, but those who have knowledge of his passion and love of alma mater would conclude it was a highlight not to be taken lightly. While Jenkins has always been able to invoke sarcasm and cynicism with a telling edge, he is a sentimentalist at heart.  He ju ... Read the rest of entry »

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