October 22, 2012
Nate Allen Safety Cape Coral High School Cape Coral, Fla. Nate Allen passed for more than 5,000 yards as a quarterback at Cape Coral High School in southwestern Florida. To place that in perspective, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick passed for 4,846 at Warwick High School in Newport News, Va. Allen laughs. "So I passed for more yards?" he asks. "I did not know that. I have something to brag about now. " So how did Allen end up playing safety in the NFL? Along with quarterback, he also played safety in high school.
October 13, 2011 |
PENN STATE senior wide receiver Derek Moye has a foot injury, according to the PSU football website Fightonstate.com. The report said Moye, the team's leading receiver with 28 catches for 485 yards and three touchdowns, did not practice yesterday and he is wearing a protective boot. Moye's status for Saturday's home game against Purdue is unknown. Noteworthy * The NCAA said it found no major violations committed by Auburn regarding Cam Newton or other pay-for-play allegations and has concluded multiple investigations of the program.
March 16, 2010 |
The San Francisco 49ers have signed free-agent quarterback David Carr to a 2-year deal and agreed to terms with Detroit on a trade that would send backup quarterback Shaun Hill to the Lions for an undisclosed 2011 draft pick. General manager Scot McCloughan said yesterday Carr would provide depth at quarterback. Carr, an 8-year NFL veteran, was drafted No. 1 overall by Houston in 2002. He spent the past two seasons as a backup to Eli Manning with the Giants. Carr, who last started a game in 2007 for the Carolina Panthers, has completed 1,346 passes for 14,366 yards and 65 touchdowns in his career.
January 15, 2010 |
The NCAA Division I Legislative Council voted yesterday to prohibit schools from hiring anyone associated with a basketball recruit for a 2-year period before or after the player enrolls at the school. Opponents think it will limit job prospects of those who want to move up in the coaching ranks. Supporters want to keep individuals from having undue influence on players and their college choice. In other college news: Boise State's Chris Petersen won the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award as the nation's best football coach.
December 15, 2009 |
The University of South Florida plans to look into a report that football coach Jim Leavitt struck one of his players in the face during halftime of a game last month. Citing the player's father, high school coach and five USF players who were not identified, AOL FanHouse reported yesterday that Leavitt grabbed running back Joel Miller by the throat and hit him in the face twice at halftime of a game against Louiville on Nov. 21 because he was upset about a mistake the sophomore walk-on made on special teams.
March 11, 2008 |
Current No. 1 Roger Federer beat former No. 1 Pete Sampras, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6), in an exhibition match last night before a crowd of 19,690 at Madison Square Garden. Federer is two wins away from Sampras' record of 14 career Grand Slam singles titles. Federer is 26; Sampras is 10 years older. Colleges Arizona basketball coach Lute Olson is returning to the Wildcats at the end of the season. Athletic director Jim Livengood said the 73-year-old Olson, who has been on personal leave since Nov. 4, will come back under a contract that runs through 2011.
October 18, 2007 |
South Florida is where Rutgers had hoped it would be. In just five weeks, thanks to a weekly barrage of upsets in college football, the Bulls have gone from being unranked to being No. 2 in the Associated Press poll and the Bowl Championship Series standings. Had Rutgers not dropped consecutive games to Maryland and Cincinnati before winning at Syracuse on Saturday, it likely would have been second in the rankings. Instead, the Bulls (6-0, 1-0 Big East) have become last year's Rutgers, thanks to an eight-game winning streak tied for the nation's longest.
October 17, 2007 |
The first edition of this season's Bowl Championship Series standings is out and, nestled near the top among all the usual suspects, you can find the University of South Florida. Finding USF isn't always that easy, even with the aid of a map of Florida. And finding the Bulls among the elite of college football is somewhat surprising, since they started playing football at USF about a week ago Thursday. But the computer doesn't lie (that's the next stage of programming), and South Florida is ranked second in the BCS standings, just behind Ohio State.
January 18, 2007 |
South Florida running back Keeley Dorsey died yesterday after collapsing during a team conditioning workout at the school's athletic facility. The 19-year-old freshman died at University Community Hospital. He was given first aid before he was taken to the hospital, the school said in a statement. "I hurt for Keeley. I hurt for Keeley's parents. I hurt for our team," coach Jim Leavitt said. "Keeley was a tremendous person. He was always upbeat and an inspiration to me and all of us. He had a great impact on our team, and he will be sorely missed.
December 1, 2005 |
Bobby Bowden, coach of the underachieving Florida State Seminoles, is coming under increasing fire to get rid of his offensive coordinator, who happens to be his youngest son. Bowden called his son's critics - who have expressed their ire on TV, radio and the Web - "cowards. " The state has an anti-nepotism rule, prohibiting bosses from supervising their relatives in government jobs. It's designed to keep family members from showing favoritism, especially when it comes to jobs like the $124,655 position enjoyed by Jeff Bowden.