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October 31, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
STANFORD'S first win of the season against a ranked team helped Andrew Luck and the Cardinal move up in the BCS standings. While LSU (8-0), Alabama (8-0) and Oklahoma State (8-0) remained locked into the top three spots in the standings released last night, Stanford moved up two places to fourth after beating Southern California, 56-48, in triple overtime. Boise State (7-0) slipped a spot to fifth, while Clemson (7-1) fell from fifth to 11th after its first loss. LSU and Alabama will play Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala., for first place and the inside track to the BCS national championship game.
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February 14, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
NEW PENN STATE football coach Bill O'Brien has incentives in his contract for winning the division title; winning the Big Ten championship game; participating in a bowl game; and winning the BCS national championship. In his first season, O'Brien would earn $104,500 for the Nittany Lions' reaching a bowl game - or 11 percent of his $950,000 base salary. O'Brien's contract was among a number of documents the university posted on a new website yesterday as part of the administration's pledge for more openness.
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November 28, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
ONLY A MAJOR upset or a dramatic shift by voters can prevent a rematch between LSU and Alabama in the BCS national championship game. LSU defeated Alabama, 9-6, in overtime on Nov. 5 in Tuscaloosa. The Tigers and Crimson Tide hold down the top two spots for the second straight week, and by a wide margin over third-place Oklahoma State. Stanford is fourth and Virginia Tech fifth. LSU (1.000 BCS average) is a unanimous No. 1 in both the coaches' poll and the Harris poll, and is top-ranked in the computer ratings.
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December 14, 2012 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Shippensburg quarterback Zach Zulli and Bloomsburg running back Franklyn Quiteh have been selected to the Associated Press Little All-America team. The Little All-America team honors players from Division II, III, and the NAIA. Zulli, a Perkiomen Valley graduate, tied a Division II record with 54 touchdowns passes, set a record for TDs responsible for with 56, and threw for 4,747 yards. Quiteh, a Little All-American in 2010 as a freshman, went over 2,000 yards rushing for the second time in his career.
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December 12, 2009 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The 2009 regular season is nearly over, just one game remains - today's Army-Navy clash at Lincoln Financial Field - and it's time to wrap things up with tonight's presentation of the Heisman Trophy. Yeah, we know there are a bunch of bowl contests and a BCS championship game remaining, but we tend to consider the BCS the way Penn State coach Joe Paterno did yesterday. "I think it's for the birds," he said. As for the Heisman, our ballot read: 1. Colt McCoy, Texas 2. Mark Ingram, Alabama 3. C.J. Spiller, Clemson.
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November 25, 2011 | Associated Press
As huge and heavy as the trophy known as "The Boot" may be, Arkansas and Louisiana State have much bigger things to play for when their annual Thanksgiving week rivalry is renewed Friday in Baton Rouge, La. "This is a game that we really look forward to," LSU coach Les Miles said, indicating in his own way that the game between No. 1 LSU and No. 3 Arkansas could be even more important than the so-called "Game of the Century" that the Tigers won in...
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December 4, 2012 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
MARCUS VICK had better get off Twitter and get on the stick. Last month, Vick made news when he tweeted that the Eagles should trade his older brother Michael. Now, Marcus is making news again. On Monday, he failed to show up in Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court to explain why he can't pay a promissory note that was part of a civil case settlement in 2008. His lawyer, Jimmy Turk, said that Marcus, who lives in Atlanta, thought the court date was Tuesday. The bottom line is that Vick now has 4 days to divulged his financial situation.
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December 6, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, trying to become the first sophomore to win the award, Arkansas running back Darren McFadden and quarterbacks Chase Daniel of Missouri and Colt Brennan of Hawaii are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy. They all will be in New York Saturday when the annual award is presented to the top player in college football. Tebow could break the trend of all 70 previous winners being either seniors or juniors. The quarterback ran for 838 yards and 22 touchdowns, and also completed 68 percent of his throws for 3,132 yards and 29 touchdowns.
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June 13, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
The trainer of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird says the horse will run next in the West Virginia Derby before eventually pointing to the Breeders' Cup Classic later this year. Chip Woolley says Mine That Bird's next races will be the Grade II $750,000 race at Mountaineer Park on Aug. 1, then the Grade I $1 million Travers at Saratoga on Aug. 29. From there, Woolley says, the course is uncharted, but the goal is the Nov. 7 Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita. Mine That Bird returned to Churchill Downs in Louisville on Thursday after finishing third to Summer Bird in last Saturday's Belmont Stakes.
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January 8, 2008 | By BERNARD FERNANDEZ, fernanb@phillynews.com
NEW ORLEANS - They say all good things come to those who wait. For LSU quarterback Matt Flynn, the wait was 4 long years as he bided his time behind Matt Mauck and then JaMarcus Russell. For sophomore defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois, it was only 12 games, but it seemed like much longer. But Flynn's and Jean-Francois' patience was rewarded as they played instrumental roles in the Tigers' 38-24 romp past top-ranked Ohio State in the BCS national championship game last night in the Louisiana Superdome.
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December 14, 2012 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Shippensburg quarterback Zach Zulli and Bloomsburg running back Franklyn Quiteh have been selected to the Associated Press Little All-America team. The Little All-America team honors players from Division II, III, and the NAIA. Zulli, a Perkiomen Valley graduate, tied a Division II record with 54 touchdowns passes, set a record for TDs responsible for with 56, and threw for 4,747 yards. Quiteh, a Little All-American in 2010 as a freshman, went over 2,000 yards rushing for the second time in his career.
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December 4, 2012 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
MARCUS VICK had better get off Twitter and get on the stick. Last month, Vick made news when he tweeted that the Eagles should trade his older brother Michael. Now, Marcus is making news again. On Monday, he failed to show up in Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court to explain why he can't pay a promissory note that was part of a civil case settlement in 2008. His lawyer, Jimmy Turk, said that Marcus, who lives in Atlanta, thought the court date was Tuesday. The bottom line is that Vick now has 4 days to divulged his financial situation.
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November 12, 2012 | Associated Press
Kansas State and Oregon are now on course to play for the BCS national championship. After Alabama was upset by Texas A&M, the new BCS standings have the Wildcats (.9674) first and the Ducks (.9497) second. Notre Dame (.9396) is third, not too far behind, but most likely in need of a loss by Oregon or Kansas State to reach the title game on Jan. 7 in Miami. "These teams are in their order, and the only way that order changes is if somebody gets beat," said Jerry Palm of CBS Sports and collegebcs.com.
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February 14, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
NEW PENN STATE football coach Bill O'Brien has incentives in his contract for winning the division title; winning the Big Ten championship game; participating in a bowl game; and winning the BCS national championship. In his first season, O'Brien would earn $104,500 for the Nittany Lions' reaching a bowl game - or 11 percent of his $950,000 base salary. O'Brien's contract was among a number of documents the university posted on a new website yesterday as part of the administration's pledge for more openness.
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January 8, 2012
In the current edition of Sports Illustrated, there is an opinion piece authored by one Dick Friedman, who expounds about his devotion to LSU, his favorite college football team. He has been cheering for the Tigers since wondrous halfback Billy Cannon led the 1958 squad to an undefeated season and the first of the school's three national championships, the last two of which have been won since 2003. Nothing unusual about Friedman's level of devotion, except that this is a guy who lives in New Jersey, and always has. He never attended LSU, saw an LSU game in person or even set foot in Baton Rouge.
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November 28, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
ONLY A MAJOR upset or a dramatic shift by voters can prevent a rematch between LSU and Alabama in the BCS national championship game. LSU defeated Alabama, 9-6, in overtime on Nov. 5 in Tuscaloosa. The Tigers and Crimson Tide hold down the top two spots for the second straight week, and by a wide margin over third-place Oklahoma State. Stanford is fourth and Virginia Tech fifth. LSU (1.000 BCS average) is a unanimous No. 1 in both the coaches' poll and the Harris poll, and is top-ranked in the computer ratings.
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November 25, 2011 | Associated Press
As huge and heavy as the trophy known as "The Boot" may be, Arkansas and Louisiana State have much bigger things to play for when their annual Thanksgiving week rivalry is renewed Friday in Baton Rouge, La. "This is a game that we really look forward to," LSU coach Les Miles said, indicating in his own way that the game between No. 1 LSU and No. 3 Arkansas could be even more important than the so-called "Game of the Century" that the Tigers won in...
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October 31, 2011 | Associated Press
Stanford's first win of the season against a ranked team helped Andrew Luck and the Cardinal move up in the BCS standings. While LSU (8-0), Alabama (8-0), and Oklahoma State (8-0) remained locked into the top three spots in the standings released Sunday, Stanford moved up two places to fourth after beating Southern California, 56-48, in triple overtime. Boise State (7-0) slipped a spot to fifth, while Clemson (7-1) fell from fifth to 11th after its first loss. LSU and Alabama will play Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala., for first place and the inside track to the BCS national championship game.
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October 31, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
STANFORD'S first win of the season against a ranked team helped Andrew Luck and the Cardinal move up in the BCS standings. While LSU (8-0), Alabama (8-0) and Oklahoma State (8-0) remained locked into the top three spots in the standings released last night, Stanford moved up two places to fourth after beating Southern California, 56-48, in triple overtime. Boise State (7-0) slipped a spot to fifth, while Clemson (7-1) fell from fifth to 11th after its first loss. LSU and Alabama will play Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala., for first place and the inside track to the BCS national championship game.
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June 18, 2011
The NFL is investigating the reported investment by at least 25 NFL players in an Alabama casino that has been shut down, a business venture that might have run afoul of league rules. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed the investigation Friday, a day after Yahoo Sports reported that wide receivers Terrell Owens , Santonio Holmes , Santana Moss , and other players as well as former player Jevon Kearse had invested some $20 million in Country Crossing casino.
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