December 6, 2015 |
Finally, championship Saturday is here. Finally, all the pontificating, all the lobbying, all the "expert" analysis from what seems like dozens of talking heads whom we've watched over the last month or so can stop. Hopefully, the decisions over which four teams will qualify for the College Football Playoff will be worked out on the field. Perhaps the most exciting game of the day will be played Saturday night between undefeated Iowa, fourth in the CFP poll, and No. 5 Michigan State for the Big Ten Championship.
September 1, 2015 |
USUALLY, COLLEGE football players wear stickers on their helmets to signify individual or team accomplishments. South Carolina is doing something powerfully different. The Gamecocks will wear stickers to commemorate the nine black men and women who were killed in a shooting June 17 at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. The sticker features a palmetto tree - the state tree - with nine doves flying around it. "Our team felt like it would be appropriate to have a sticker on our helmet in honor and memory of the nine people that lost their lives in Charleston this summer," coach Steve Spurrier said yesterday.
May 7, 2015 |
HERSCHEL WALKER'S 15-year-old son is a star. Which isn't surprising until you find out that Christian Walker is a competitive cheerleader, not a running back. Herschel, who played three seasons with the Eagles, said he was perplexed when Christian first told him about cheerleading. "I thought, like, 'Cheering at a game?' And he says, 'No, no, no. Competitive cheer.' " Herschel told CBS. "And I'm like, 'What? Like what is that?' "I didn't know what that was. Then he's, [like]
July 18, 2014
PHILADELPHIA STARS, 1983-84 Here is a look at the 2 years the Stars played in Philadelphia: 1983 About the Stars (15-3): Coached by Jim Mora after George Perles unexpectedly bolted for the Michigan State job just before the season started . . . Running back Kelvin Bryant was the league MVP, but it was coordinator Vince Tobin's "Doghouse Defense" that led the way in the regular season. Philadelphia allowed less than 12 points per game during the regular season (but 62 in their two playoff games . . . Played at Veterans Stadium where they averaged 18,650 in attendance . . . Overcame seven turnovers and a 21-point deficit with 12 minutes left to stun Chicago in overtime of a playoff game at the Vet. The game was terrific.
August 28, 2013 |
THIS IS a Johnny Manziel-free zone. He made history by becoming the first freshman to win the Heisman last year and has been in the headlines ever since. Call it Manzielitis. He's had enough ink, including the stuff he autographed. From here on out, the Texas A & M quarterback will be known only as Mr. X. So in this annual preview, we're squeezing in some time to look at the selflessness of the Memphis quarterback, the lovely Rainbows that returned to Hawaii and the running back at Clemson who is a true role model.
July 22, 2012
Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags has been retired because of a tendon injury in his left front leg. The announcement on Saturday came a week after the colt's veterinarian had said he would be out with the injury but that his prognosis was "excellent" for a return to the races next year. Russell Jones , adviser to the colt's owner, Phyllis Wyeth of Chadds Ford, says Union Rags is "a pretty attractive stallion prospect" and that there has been a high level of interest.
September 29, 2011 |
DICK VERMEIL, Carl Hairston, Troy Vincent and Herschel Walker are among 12 modern-era candidates with ties to the Eagles who were nominated for the 2012 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Vermeil coached the Birds from 1976-82. Hairston, a defensive tackle, was with the team from '76-'83. Vincent, a cornerback, was an Eagle from 1996-2003, and Walker, a running back, played with Philly from '92-'94. They join cornerback Eric Allen ('88-'94), kicker Gary Anderson ('95-'96)
September 5, 2010
Brian Westbrook . . . 4.6 Charlie Garner . . . 4.6 Wilbert Montgomery . . . 4.5 Correll Buckhalter . . . 4.5 Steve Van Buren . . . 4.4 Timmy Brown . . . 4.4 Tom Woodeshick . . . 4.3 Herschel Walker . . . 4.2 Heath Sherman . . . 4.0 Duce Staley . . . 4.0 Ricky Watters . . . 3.9 Clarence Peaks . . . 3.7 Keith Byars . . . 3.6 Tom Sullivan ...
September 22, 2009 |
Herschel Walker and Ricardo Mayorga yesterday threw their hats into the mixed martial arts ring. Walker, the 47-year-old former NFL running back, said he has signed a multifight contract with promoter Strikeforce. Walker, who played for the Eagles from 1992 to '94, will begin a 12-week training camp next month in San Jose, Calif. The 1982 Heisman Trophy winner already holds a fifth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Mayorga, 35, is a former welterweight and super-welterweight world champion in boxing.