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December 7, 2012 | Associated Press
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o won the Maxwell Award, given to the nation's most outstanding player, on Thursday night. Te'o beat out finalists and quarterbacks Johnny Manziel from Texas A&M and Collin Klein from Kansas State. He is the first defensive player to win the award since 1980, ending a string of nine straight quarterbacks. It's the sixth national award that Te'o has won since the end of the regular season. The Fighting Irish senior also won the Bednarik Award, Butkus Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Lombardi Award, and Walter Camp national player of the year award.
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December 12, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Three top quarterbacks, three top prizes, with the biggest prize coming tomorrow night. Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, won the Maxwell Award last night as the nation's best overall college football player. He beat out Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford and Texas QB Colt McCoy. All three are finalists for this year's Heisman, which will be presented in New York. McCoy was chosen as the 2008 player of the year by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, while Bradford won the Davey O'Brien Award as the top quarterback.
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December 13, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Penn State's Larry Johnson ran away with the Maxwell and Doak Walker awards last night during the college football awards show. The senior tailback won the Maxwell as the nation's best all-around player and the Doak Walker as the nation's top running back. Earlier, he received the Walter Camp Award as the top college player. He ran for 2,015 yards to become the ninth major college player to run for 2,000 yards in a season. Johnson beat out fellow Heisman Trophy finalists Ken Dorsey, of Miami, and Brad Banks, of Iowa, for the Maxwell.
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December 9, 2011
Stanford QB Andrew Luck won the Walter Camp Foundation's award as college football's player of the year, voted on by the nation's 120 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, on Thursday at the College Football Awards in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Luck also won the Maxwell Award as the nation's top player. Baylor's Robert Griffin III won the Davey O'Brien Award as the top QB, Alabama's Trent Richardson got the Doak Walker Award as the top running back, and Crimson Tide teammate Barrett Jones took the Outland Trophy as the outstanding lineman.
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December 7, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Miami quarterback Ken Dorsey won the Maxwell Award and Nebraska's Eric Crouch took the Davey O'Brien quarterback trophy last night during the college football awards show from Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Dorsey and Crouch are two of the four Heisman Trophy finalists, along with Florida's Rex Grossman and Oregon's Joey Harrington. The Heisman, college football's top individual award, will be presented tomorrow night in New York. The Maxwell, voted on by Division I-A coaches, the Football Writers Association of America and members of the Philadelphia-based Maxwell Football Club, goes to the best all-around player.
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November 16, 2001 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Lleyton Hewitt didn't have to set foot on the purple court at the SuperDome yesterday in Sydney, Australia, to take a huge step toward clinching the No. 1 ranking for 2001. Losses by top-ranked Gustavo Kuerten and No. 3 Andre Agassi at the season-ending Masters Cup put the 20-year-old Australian on course to become the youngest man to finish the year at No. 1 since ATP rankings started in 1973. Kuerten is still in the running to finish consecutive years at No. 1, but hopes of retaining the championship in the season-ending tournament ended yesterday.
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November 26, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Brigham Young football coach LaVell Edwards underwent surgery yesterday to clear clotting in two arteries that were restricting blood flow to his brain. Anton Garrity, spokesman for Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, said the surgery went as planned, and the 67-year-old coach was in fair condition. He is expected to be released from the hospital today or tomorrow. "He came in with some vision blurriness," Garrity said. "When they ran some tests they found there was some restricted blood flow in the carotid arteries" in his neck.
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December 12, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning, one of the favorites for the Heisman Trophy, swept three other college football awards last night in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Manning beat out Michigan defensive back Charles Woodson for the Maxwell Award, which goes to the best all-around player, and also took the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, and the Scholar-Athlete Award. In the Maxwell balloting, Manning edged Woodson by 55 votes out of a total of 2,500 cast by the Football Writers Association.
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December 13, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Florida quarterback Danny Wuerrfel took home two awards last night, including the Maxwell Award as college football's outstanding player. Wuerrfel also won the Davey O'Brien award as the nation's best quarterback. The awards were presented during the 1996 College Football Awards Show, held at Disney World. Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald (Chuck Bednarik Trophy, best defensive player) and Ohio State's Orlando Pace (Outland Trophy, best interior lineman) were repeat winners of their respective awards.
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January 10, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
As expected, Nebraska junior running back Lawrence Phillips will enter the NFL draft. Phillips, who missed much of the season after being suspended for attacking his ex-girlfriend, heads the list of underclassmen who announced yesterday they would turn pro. The deadline is today. The other big name heading to the pros is Michigan running back Tshimanga "Tim" Biakabutuka. Phillips pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault and trespassing charges and was sentenced to probation.
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December 7, 2012 | Associated Press
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o won the Maxwell Award, given to the nation's most outstanding player, on Thursday night. Te'o beat out finalists and quarterbacks Johnny Manziel from Texas A&M and Collin Klein from Kansas State. He is the first defensive player to win the award since 1980, ending a string of nine straight quarterbacks. It's the sixth national award that Te'o has won since the end of the regular season. The Fighting Irish senior also won the Bednarik Award, Butkus Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Lombardi Award, and Walter Camp national player of the year award.
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December 9, 2011
Stanford QB Andrew Luck won the Walter Camp Foundation's award as college football's player of the year, voted on by the nation's 120 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors, on Thursday at the College Football Awards in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Luck also won the Maxwell Award as the nation's top player. Baylor's Robert Griffin III won the Davey O'Brien Award as the top QB, Alabama's Trent Richardson got the Doak Walker Award as the top running back, and Crimson Tide teammate Barrett Jones took the Outland Trophy as the outstanding lineman.
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July 12, 2011
76ers forward Elton Brand will join Morgan Creek Productions as a coproducer for the film Tupac , the company announced Monday in Los Angeles. Directed by Antonie Fuqua, the film tells the life story and death of hip-hop artist and actor Tupac Shakur. It is being shot on location in Los Angeles, New York, Georgia and Las Vegas. "I'm excited to work with LT Hutton and the Morgan Creek team," said Brand, whose previous credits include Across the Hall and Rescue Dawn . "Being a part of Rescue Dawn was such a rewarding experience, and I actually had my best season after working on the film, so I'm really excited for this season - if there's one. " HOCKEY: The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a two-year contract with Joey MacDonald, bringing the 31-year-old veteran back as the team's No. 3 goaltender.
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December 11, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Notre Dame has settled on Brian Kelly as the man who can restore its faded glory, just as he turned Cincinnati into a national title contender. Just 10 days after Charlie Weis was fired, it's up to Kelly to revive the fortunes of a team that just completed the worst decade of football in the history of the storied program with a 70-52 record and three losing seasons. Kelly got a 5-year deal from Notre Dame and will be introduced as coach this afternoon in South Bend, Ind. Irish athletic director Jack Swarbrick confirmed the hiring in a statement.
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December 12, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Three top quarterbacks, three top prizes, with the biggest prize coming tomorrow night. Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, won the Maxwell Award last night as the nation's best overall college football player. He beat out Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford and Texas QB Colt McCoy. All three are finalists for this year's Heisman, which will be presented in New York. McCoy was chosen as the 2008 player of the year by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, while Bradford won the Davey O'Brien Award as the top quarterback.
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August 13, 2007 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Serbia's Novak Djokovic upset Roger Federer, 7-6 (2), 2-6, 7-6 (2), yesterday to capture the $2.45 million Rogers Cup in Montreal, solidifying himself as a serious contender to win the U.S. Open beginning later this month in New York. "It's a dream come true to win such a strong tournament as this and to win against probably the best player ever in the sport," Djokovic said. It was the third-seeded Djokovic's fourth tournament win this year and his first win in five career matches against Federer, whose 16-match Rogers Cup winning streak ended.
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December 2, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Sylvester Croom, the running backs coach for the Green Bay Packers, became the first black head football coach in Southeastern Conference history yesterday when he accepted an offer to take over Mississippi State. Croom replaces retiring coach Jackie Sherrill. The Bulldogs are 8-27 since 2001. Last week they completed a 2-10 season, the school's worst since 1988. Drexel senior Travis Mohr set a world record in the 100-meter breaststroke Saturday during the U.S. Paralympics swim meet in Indianapolis with a time of 1 minute, 30.64 seconds.
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December 13, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Penn State's Larry Johnson ran away with the Maxwell and Doak Walker awards last night during the college football awards show. The senior tailback won the Maxwell as the nation's best all-around player and the Doak Walker as the nation's top running back. Earlier, he received the Walter Camp Award as the top college player. He ran for 2,015 yards to become the ninth major college player to run for 2,000 yards in a season. Johnson beat out fellow Heisman Trophy finalists Ken Dorsey, of Miami, and Brad Banks, of Iowa, for the Maxwell.
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December 13, 2002 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Penn State's Larry Johnson ran away with the Maxwell and Doak Walker Awards last night during the college football awards show. The senior tailback won the Maxwell as the nation's best all-around player and the Doak Walker as the nation's top running back. Johnson, a Heisman Trophy finalist, ran for 2,015 yards to become the ninth major-college player to run for 2,000 yards in a season. The 6-foot-2, 222-pound Johnson beat out fellow Heisman finalists Ken Dorsey of Miami and Brad Banks of Iowa for the Maxwell.
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December 7, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Miami quarterback Ken Dorsey won the Maxwell Award and Nebraska's Eric Crouch took the Davey O'Brien quarterback trophy last night during the college football awards show from Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Dorsey and Crouch are two of the four Heisman Trophy finalists, along with Florida's Rex Grossman and Oregon's Joey Harrington. The Heisman, college football's top individual award, will be presented tomorrow night in New York. The Maxwell, voted on by Division I-A coaches, the Football Writers Association of America and members of the Philadelphia-based Maxwell Football Club, goes to the best all-around player.
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