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MONDAY’s NFF CHALKTALK – Aug. 12, 2013
News and notes of interest for the college football community from the past week.
Published: 8/12/2013 3:30:00 PM

(Above: Coach Frank Broyles (Missouri, Arkansas) is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame's 1983 induction class.)

Hall of Fame Flashback – 30-Year Anniversary Class

1983 inductees:
John “Bake” Baker (Southern California), coach Frank Broyles (Missouri, Arkansas), Dick Butkus (Illinois), Bill “Moose” Fisher (Notre Dame), Arnold Galiffa (Army), coach Woody Hayes (Denison, Miami [Ohio], Ohio State), Lee Roy Jordan (Alabama), Charlie Krueger (Texas A&M), Floyd Little (Syracuse), Bud McFadin (Texas), coach Frank Murray (Marquette, Virginia), George Owen (Harvard), coach Darrell Royal (Mississippi State, Washington, Texas), Jack Scarbath (Maryland), William “The Bard of Staten Island” Shakespeare (Notre Dame), O.J. “The Juice” Simpson (Southern California), Al “Gunga” Sparlis (UCLA) and Ernie Vick (Michigan).

No Huddle

Learn more about the 2013 College Hall of Fame inductees with our no-huddle bios:

Wayne Hardin
Coach, Navy (1959-64) and Temple (1970-82)
·         Coached Navy’s only Heisman Trophy winners, Joe Bellino (1960) and Roger Staubach (1963)
·         Beat rival Army in five of his six seasons
·         Most successful coach in Temple football history
·         Played football at College of the Pacific under Hall of Fame coach Amos Alonzo Stagg

Rose Bowl Brick Campaign

The Rose Bowl
launched a campaign allowing fans to purchase personalized pavers and bricks that will be installed as part of the Rose Bowl’s iconic logo at Gate A at the stadium’s main entrance. This opportunity coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Rose Bowl game in January. For pricing and additional information, click here.

8 Need-to-Know Rule Changes for 2013

Since 2011, The National Football Foundation (NFF) has partnered with
Rogers Redding, the national coordinator of College Football Officiating (CFO), to help generate awareness for the rule changes in college football through a series of regular columns distributed by the NFF. With training camps in full swing, the month of August provides the perfect time for the NFF to highlight the key changes featured in Redding’s columns during the past several months that will be in effect during the 2013 season.

To learn more about the new rule changes,
click here.

How 2013 Toner Winner Joe Castiglione Turned OU Athletics into a Powerhouse profiled 2013 NFF Toner Award recipient and Oklahoma director of athletics
Joe Castiglione's success at OU. In his 15 years with the Sooners, Castiglione has turned OU athletics into one of the premier programs in the country across all sports. His student-athletes boast a cumulative grade-point average above 3.0, and he has helped the department become completely self-sustaining financially -- something less than 10 Division I schools can claim. To learn more about how Castiglione epitomizes the Toner Award, click here.

Hall of Fame Enshrinement Aug. 28

The National Football Foundation
will enshrine the 2012 FBS College Football Hall of Fame Class as well as the 2013 Divisional Hall of Fame Class on Aug. 28 in Atlanta at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. The event marks the first time that Atlanta will preside over the Enshrinement Ceremony. The celebration builds on the significant progress made on the construction of the new 94,256-square-foot home for the Hall, which will open in the fall of 2014. Tickets are available to the public, and they can be purchased by clicking here.

The Hall of Famers include Charles Alexander (LSU), Otis Armstrong (Purdue), Steve Bartkowski (California), Hal Bedsole (Southern California), Dave Casper (Notre Dame), coach Frank Cignetti (West Virginia, Indiana [Pa.]), Ty Detmer (BYU), coach James “Boots” Donnelly (Middle Tennessee State), coach Jess Dow (Southern Connecticut State), coach Phillip Fulmer (Tennessee), coach Jimmy Johnson (Oklahoma State, Miami [Fla.]), Shelby Jordan (Washington University in St. Louis [Mo.]), Tommy Kramer (Rice), Joe Micchia (Westminster College [Pa.]), Art Monk (Syracuse), Greg Myers (Colorado State), Jonathan Ogden (UCLA), Gabe Rivera (Texas Tech), Art Shell (University of Maryland Eastern Shore), Mark Simoneau (Kansas State), coach R.C. Slocum (Texas A&M), Scott Thomas (Air Force), Jeff Wittman (Ithaca College [N.Y.]) and John Wooten (Colorado).

College Football Hall of Fame Legacy Brick Campaign

The new College Football Hall of Fame, currently under construction in the heart of Atlanta and scheduled to open in the fall of 2014, has announced a legacy brick campaign.  As part of this exclusive, limited-run opportunity, college football fans can purchase a commemorative brick with a personalized message that will forever be part of this historic 94,256-square-foot attraction.  Prices begin at $100, and individuals can learn more about the multiple purchase options with potential tax deductible benefits by visiting or calling 1.855.HOF.BRIX (463-2749)

NFF Named a Sponsor of the IMG Intercollegiate Athletics Forum

The National Football Foundation
announced a partnership with Sports Business Daily/Global/Journal of the Street & Smith’s Sports Group to promote the IMG Intercollegiate Athletics Forum, which will take place Dec. 11-12 in New York City.

The 2013 IMG Intercollegiate Athletics Forum, now in its 12th year, will be held from Dec. 11-12 at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square during “College Football Week” in New York City. The 2013 Forum will follow the 56
th NFF Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria on Tuesday, Dec. 10. For additional program details and registration information for the 2013 Forum, click here.

An NFF Big Thanks to the Sporting News

The National Football Foundation sends a big thank you to the
Sporting News for running an NFF advertisement on its tablet application, which allows fans to create a personalized experience to track their favorite sports teams.

NFF National Scholar-Athlete Nominations Open

Nomination forms for the NFF’s coveted National Scholar-Athlete Awards were emailed to collegiate sports information directors July 30.
Deadline for submissions is Friday, August 30.

Eligible candidates must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility; have a cumulative 3.2 GPA (undergrad); be a starter or significant contributor; and have outstanding leadership and citizenship. Official transcripts as well as a head shot and action photo of the nominee are required.

Each member of the National Scholar-Athlete Class will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship, while the winner of the NFF Campbell Trophy will have his earnings increased to $25,000. All members of the class will be honored guests at the NFF Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City on Dec. 10. For any questions pertaining to the National Scholar-Athlete Awards, please email NFF Director of Special Projects
Hillary Jeffries at


NFF Chairman and Hall of Famer
Archie (Mississippi), 1997 Campbell Trophy winner Peyton (Tennessee) and 2003 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Eli Manning (Mississippi) appear  in a DirecTV commercial as rap stars. The commercial has gone viral, receiving millions of media hits and promoting the availability of football games on mobile devices.

2013 Campbell Trophy winner
Barrett Jones (Alabama) was named the 2013 Capital One Division I Academic All-America of the Year.

2013 NFF National-Scholar athlete
Nick Florence (Baylor) was profiled by The Dallas Morning NewsRick Gosselin. Florence, an NFL prospect, chose to forgo a career in professional football to pursue a master’s degree and settle down with his wife Rachel.

Hall of Fame coach
Gene Stallings (Alabama, Texas A&M) will be the featured speaker at the SMU Football Kickoff Luncheon on Aug. 14 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.

Precision Pulley & Idler, Inc.
funded the new Daktronics video board at Central College’s (Iowa) Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium, named in honor of the school’s longtime Hall of Fame coach Ron “Skip” Schipper.

NFF National Scholar-Athlete
Sean Renfree (Duke) headlined a record 2,909 student-athletes on the ACC 2012-13 academic honor roll. The list included 294 football player, featuring six-time ACC Honor Roll recipient Keith Weeks (Florida State), five-time recipients Kenny Anunike (Duke) and Campbell Trophy semifinalist Pete Mangum (UNC), and Jacobs Blocking Trophy recipient Jonathan Cooper (UNC).

will retire Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway’s No. 7 jersey on Nov. 7 against Oregon.

Hall of Famer
Dick Butkus (Illinois) is scheduled to take part in Illinois’ Homecoming festivities Sept. 12-14.

The Kansas City Star
profiled the turnaround engineered by head coach Bill Snyder at Kansas State since his arrival in the late 1980s, including quotes from NFF Board Member and Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby.

The Ivy League held its annual media day Aug. 6. To hear the league’s teleconference,
click here.

Hall of Fame inductee
Danny Wuerffel and the Desire Street Ministries charity will host the Third Annual Desire Cup golf tournament Nov. 1 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort Oak Marsh Golf Course in Florida. Proceeds will help rebuild Desire Street’s New Orleans location. Fellow Hall of Famers Kevin Butler (Georgia) and Emmitt Smith (Florida) are among those expected to compete. To register, click here.

New Football Schools Update

USA Today
profiled the launch of Charlotte 49ers football, one of 12 new CFB programs this fall… Florida Tech sold out its premium season ticket allotment for its inaugural football season this fall… Mercer and Georgia Tech agreed to 2016 non-conference matchup.

NFF Program Update

Gary Beban
(UCLA), Robert Burger (Notre Dame), Kliff Kingsbury (Texas Tech), Eli Manning (Mississippi), Peyton Manning (Tennessee) and Victor Terebuh (Wittenberg [Ohio]) have joined the 2013 National Scholar-Athlete Alumni Association (NSAAA). For more information on the NSAAA, click here.

and Wittenberg (Ohio) have joined the NFF as an NFF Institutional Academic Member. Coming off an impressive year of support, the Institutional Academic Membership Program allows the NFF to greatly enhance the power of football's collective voice while actively building a stronger national platform for the game with community leaders, educators, and the media. The program is open to all football-playing institutions at every level of college football. Email Ron Dilatush at to learn how your school can get involved.


The Houston Touchdown Club Chapter annually
boasts one of the country’s most impressive speaker series during eight scheduled luncheons. LSU’s Les Miles and Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin have already appeared this year. Remaining speakers include Texas Southern's Darrell Asbury and Prairie View A&M's Heishma Northern (Aug. 28), and Rice’s David Bailiff and Houston’s Tony Levine (Sept. 18). Former Rice linebacker O.J. Brigance will be honored with the chapter’s 47th Touchdowner of the Year award at a banquet Wednesday night at the J.W. Marriott in Houston…

The St. Louis/Tom Lombardo Chapter
will host its annual Paul Savage, Sr., Memorial Golf Tournament at the Columbia Golf Club (Ill.) Sept. 15.



Tennessee and Utah State
moved their 2014 matchup at Neyland Stadium to Aug. 30 instead of Nov. 8… Army will play Connecticut (2014) and Rutgers (2015) at Yankee Stadium… Illinois added home games against Middle Tennessee State (Sept. 26, 2015) and Western Kentucky (Sept. 16, 2017) to its future schedules...


announced five, six-year bowl partnerships set to start in 2014: the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, the AdvoCare V100 Bowl, a new bowl game in Detroit, the Beef O’Brady Bowl and Birmingham, Ala., bowl games… The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl and the Outback Bowl have announced extensions with the SEC through the 2019 season… The SEC agreed to nine, six-year bowl contracts beginning in 2014; the Capital One Bowl, the Outback Bowl, the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, the Gator Bowl, the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, the Texas Bowl and the Belk Bowl, and will also be associated with the Allstate Sugar Bowl and the Discover Orange Bowl in select years…


College GameDay
is expanding to a three-hour show on ESPN (9 a.m. – noon EST) this season... The first stop for College GameDay will be Georgia at Clemson on Aug. 31 in a special four-hour kickoff broadcast beginning at 9 a.m. EST… Former Temple All-American running back Paul Palmer has joined the Owls’ broadcast team as a color analyst… Longtime voice of Michigan football Frank Beckmann will retire following the 2013 season after calling play-by-play for the Wolverines since 1981… Former New Mexico State wide receiver Preston Williams is the new color analyst for the Aggies’ broadcast squad… The Paul Finebaum Show, a new four-hour daily program now produced by ESPN Radio, debuted today...


College Colors Day
is August 30… Texas led the institutions represented by the Collegiate Licensing Company in licensing revenue for the eighth straight year...

Community Service

Brain cancer survivor
Joey Feminella has been a good luck charm for Stony Brook football since joining the team in 2009… Michigan State nose tackle Micajah Reynolds helped save the life of an 18-year-old Michigan man who sustained multiple gunshot wounds in the early morning hours on July 31… Virginia Tech football players Trey Gresh and Ronny Vandyke, and football alum Michael Cole were members of a 15-person group that spent 11 days in the Dominican Republic as part of the Global Citizen Leadership summer school course… UNLV and the Las Vegas Bowl hosted a youth football clinic for 500 local kids on Aug. 5…

Awards and Honors

The establishment of the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame
was announced Aug. 7. The first class of inductees will be announced Oct. 9 and the inaugural enshrinement ceremony is set for Jan. 23, 2014 prior to the Pro Bowl… Morten Andersen (Michigan State) and Rodney Holman (Tulane) were inducted into the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame on Aug. 10… Former head coach Jim Tressel, and players Darnell Clark, LeVar Greene and Tom Harder highlight the 2013 Youngstown State Athletics Hall of Fame inductees… Former walk-on-turned-All-American John Engelberger was named to Virginia Tech’s 2013 Sports Hall of Fame class… Nevada’s 2013 Athletics Hall of Fame class is headed by football players John Dutton and Chris Lemon


Tim Leonard
was named director of athletics for Towson University… Florida State hired Stan Wilcox as its new athletic director…The ACC has named Alyssa Francona the director of football operations…


Florida State
posted a construction time lapse of the Albert J. Dunlap Athletic Training Facility, which held its first Seminoles indoor practice session Aug. 6… Miami’s (Fla.) named its football locker room after movie star and former Hurricane defensive tackle Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson… Albany’s Bob Ford Field prepares to host its first event, a Sept. 14 matchup against Rhode Island… Five million dollars in renovations were approved for Monmouth’s Kessler Field at Monmouth Stadium… Pace University (N.Y.) announced major expansion and renovation of its athletic facilities, including several projects at Pace Field… Cincinnati will play its 2014 home games at Paul Brown Stadium while Nippert Stadium undergoes a 15-month renovation… Ball State will install a new video board and score board at Scheumann Stadium this fall…


N.Y. Yankees manager
Joe Girardi visited an Alabama football practice and spoke to the team about handling expectations and success… Longtime Michigan SID Bruce Madej announced his retirement effective June 30, 2014, completing 34 years of work with Wolverine athletics… New Mexico State supporters and season ticket holders Sam and Christine Wright established the “Sal and Christine Wright Football Endowment,” a $15,000 gift to help support the Aggie football program… Washington’s Husky Helmet Car will be donated to the Museum of History & Industry on Aug. 15…


Former Duke fullback
Bryant Aldridge, who helped the Blue Devils to a 1955 win over No. 1 Ohio State and a 1955 Orange Bowl victory against Nebraska, passed away Aug. 7. He was 79.


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Aug. 28, 2013 –
College Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement – Atlanta
Oct. 2, 2013 – Announcement of the Semifinalists for 2013 Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth – Dallas 
Oct. 31, 2013 – Announcement of 2013 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class, presented by Fidelity Investments – Dallas 
Dec. 10, 2013 – 56th NFF Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel – New York City
Dec. 10, 2013 – 24th Presentation of Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, to the nation's top scholar-athlete at the Waldorf=Astoria – New York City
Dec. 11-12, 2013 – 12th Annual IMG Intercollegiate Athletics Forum at the New York Marriott Marquis – New York City
Jan. 2, 2014 – National Hall of Fame Salute at the Allstate Sugar Bowl – New Orleans
Jan. 7, 2014 – MacArthur Bowl Presentation to the BCS National Champion –  Newport Beach, Calif.


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