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November 8, 1991 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer The Associated Press contributed to this article
College football fans who were willing to pay to watch the Nov. 16 Penn State-Notre Dame game on television can save their $9.95 for something else. ABC Sports announced yesterday that its plan to offer the game to about half the country on a pay-per-view basis had been abandoned. "We were told that it was called off because of technical problems," Penn State athletic director Jim Tarman said yesterday. "ABC felt that they couldn't do a very good job with such a short time frame.
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December 6, 2008 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Like Christmas sales and shortened days, the Army-Navy game is an early December fixture. The colorful event, to be contested for the 109th time this afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field, has been played in all but five of the last 100 Decembers. World War I canceled it in 1917 and 1918. The 1928 and 1929 games never took place because of institutional disagreements over eligibility rules. In each of those cases, however, it was understood that the annual football meeting of military academies one day would be resumed.
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August 25, 2007
The Inquirer previews the 2007 college football season, starting with a series on the area's Heisman hopefuls: The senior linebacker remembers playing Pop Warner in Wallingford, Delaware County. The senior quarterback was lightly recruited at Penn Charter. The former Conwell-Egan star running back, now a junior, also drew little interest. WEDNESDAY, RAY RICE, RUTGERS: The junior running back makes it a trio.
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December 11, 1991 | BY ALLEN BARRA, From the New York Times
Some time soon, perhaps within a few days, Eric Ramsey, a former Auburn University football player, will spin some tapes in public that could shake the foundation of college football. Ramsey has apparently taped more than 100 hours of conversations with Auburn coaches, alumni and even the head coach Pat Dye. They catalogue more violations concerning his own wages and working conditions than the National Collegiate Athletic Association can shake a stick at (But, rest assured, the NCAA will find a bigger stick)
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June 27, 2012 | Associated Press
WASHINGTON - College football will finally have a playoff. Come 2014, the BCS is dead. A committee of university presidents on Tuesday approved the BCS commissioners' plan for a four-team playoff to start in two years. "A four team playoff doesn't go too far," Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger said. "It goes just the right amount. " The move completes a six-month process for the commissioners, who have been working on a new way to determine a major college football champion after years of griping from fans.
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July 24, 1987
The latest in college football scandals is now emerging in Chicago where a grand jury is investigating agents who signed athletes to professional contracts while the athletes were still in school by offering money (and possibly other emoluments). The theme of corruption and college athletics is hardly a new one. Last fall the big story was payments to athletes at Southern Methodist University, a scandal so large that it resulted in the cancellation of the school's 1987 season. The year before that the University of Georgia lost a lawsuit filed by a faculty member fired for refusing to give football players undeserved passing grades in their remedial reading classes.
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November 11, 1987 | By the Rev. William J. Byron
What if academic football ended its season each year on Thanksgiving weekend? Academic football? That's the fall sport which is neither professional nor commercial; it is part of the educational experience available to participants and observers under the auspices of accredited academic institutions. It is also called college football. If academic football ceased at the end of November, student-athletes and student-fans would have more time for study - a consummation devoutly to be wished by those whose primary concern is the academic welfare of an entire student body.
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August 25, 2002 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pigskin Tidbits Biggest waste of money in college football Not an easy award to win, but the University of Oregon comes through with its $250,000 billboard in midtown Manhattan, paid for by boosters, proclaiming, "We're Back!" This after Oregon QB Joey Harrington was draped on a building across the street from Madison Square Garden all last season. Best spoof Iowa State produced brochures with banners of quarterback Seneca Wallace hanging from the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Sphinx.
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September 18, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Hard to believe it's only Sept. 17 and we're just into the third week of a 15-week college football season but we're already talking about potential playoff elimination games. The top three teams in this week's Associated Press poll all face games on the road against ranked opponents: No. 1 Alabama at No. 19 Mississippi, second-ranked Florida State at No. 10 Louisville, and No. 3 Ohio State at 14th-ranked Oklahoma. What's even more heavenly is that no two contests are being televised at the same time.
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September 18, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Florida State at Louisville, noon, 6ABC: This heavyweight matchup pits the Seminoles, who have outscored opponents, 84-12, in the last six quarters, against the Cardinals, whose quarterback, Lamar Jackson, has amassed 1,015 yards of total offense in two games while accounting for 13 touchdowns. Alabama at Mississippi, 3:30 p.m., CBS3: The top-ranked Crimson Tide have never lost games in three straight seasons to the same opponent since Nick Saban has been head coach, but the Rebels get their chance at home with quarterback Chad Kelly trying to dent a rock-solid Alabama defense.
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September 13, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
PENN STATE hadn't played Pitt since 2000. On Saturday the Nittany Lions went to Heinz Field and fell behind, 28-7, after 18 minutes. It was 35-21 at the end of three quarters. It finished in a 42-39 loss. The Nits scored a touchdown and two-point conversion with five minutes to go and quickly forced a punt. They then got to the Pitt 31, but Trace McSorley was intercepted in the end zone with 1:15 showing. It was the most points for Pitt (2-0), which had opened with a 28-7 win over Villanova, in the 97-game series.
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September 2, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
MIKE KERN'S TOP 10 1. Alabama: So you were expecting maybe Bowling Green? It's never easy being preseason favorite. And Tide have to go to Mississippi - which has beaten them the last two years - in September, to Tennessee - which they've beaten nine straight times - in October and to LSU - which they've beaten five in a row - in early November. But they are going for fifth ring in nine years. 2. Clemson: Has to go to Florida State, where it hasn't won in a decade, in late October.
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September 2, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Final Four predictions 1. Alabama It's the annual quiz in Tuscaloosa - who's the No. 1 quarterback? The question hasn't hurt the Crimson Tide the last two years when they made the playoffs, and especially last year when they won it all behind one-year starter Jake Coker. This year's final two candidates are junior Cooper Bateman and redshirt freshman Blake Barnett, either of whom will throw to a very talented bunch of receivers. Alabama faces a brutal batch of road games - at Mississippi, at Tennessee, at LSU - but should still have what it takes to reach the playoffs again.
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September 2, 2016 | By Ed Barkowitz, STAFF WRITER
EVEN THOUGH being ranked No. 1 in the preseason is generally a death sentence, it is kind of interesting that seven teams received first-place votes - the most in 18 years. Alabama may be the consensus, but there are plenty of schools tugging on Big Al's trunk. Clemson has an electrifying quarterback. LSU has a horse for a running back and the bitter taste of revenge. Oklahoma will be a factor, Florida State has an accommodating schedule and Houston - fresh off a monster bowl win - is looking to crash the party.
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ABILENE CHRISTIAN Sep. 3 at Air Force. . . 2 p.m. Sep. 10 N. Colorado. . . 7 p.m. Sep. 17 at Houston Baptist. . . 8 p.m. Sep. 24 at Stephen F. Austin. . . 7 p.m. Oct. 1 Cent. Arkansas. . . 3:30 p.m. Oct. 8 Lamar. . . 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at Sam Houston St.. . . TBA Oct. 22 Incarnate Word. . . 3:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at McNeese St.. . . 7 p.m. Nov. 5 Northwestern St.. . . 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at SE Louisiana. . . 8 p.m. AIR FORCE Sep. 3 Abilene Christian.
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July 7, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Two football players from both Temple and Penn State have been named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, and one from each school is on the watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award. Both awards are presented by Philadelphia's Maxwell Football Club. The Maxwell Award is for college football's most outstanding player, while the Bednarik Award goes to the nation's best college defensive player. Temple's Tyler Matakevich, a seventh-round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers, won last year's Bednarik Award.
BUSINESS
January 18, 2016
How many of us have been in the stands at a college football game, part of a giddy fan base in face paint, sweatshirts and hats awash in team colors? If only we had noticed what Sterling Wilson did that fateful fall 2011 day at the University of Southern California. "No one had USC sunglasses," Wilson recalled. That simple observation has vaulted him and high school friend Erin Reilly to impressive heights as the founders of Pop! Promos, a profitable business with 1,660 percent revenue growth from 2012 to 2014, earning it the title of the Philadelphia region's fastest-growing private company in October.
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