You can make the case, of course, that any number of New Orleans Saints would get the credit for their victory in Super Bowl XLIV this past Sunday. You could start with the MVP, [B]QB Drew Brees[/B], and rapidly go to [B]CB Tracy Porter[/B], Hofstra football alumnus [B]WR Marques Colston [/B]or even K[B] Garrett Hartley[/B]. But the guy who's getting the most love? The [URL="http://www.suntimes.com/sports/jensen/2035234,CST-SPT-sean08.article"]pride of Eastern Illinois[/URL], [B]Sean
Updated 02-09-2010 at 09:31 AM by Chuck B.
The world of higher education continues to get rocked by the financial meltdown of 2008, and at private schools around the country college staffs - some facing severe budget cuts - keep looking at the budgets of the athletic programs and wonder if they should be dropped.
Dartmouth of the Ivy League has been on the battle lines of "faculty vs. athletics" for quite some time now - and with a recent announcement that [URL="http://thedartmouth.com/2009/11/16/news/layoffs"]layoffs
In this new world of reporting news-as-it-happens, there are bound to be some rumors and leads that prove to not be true. But responding somewhat to "the blogosphere", Cornell AD Andy Noel came pretty close to blaming them for [URL="http://www.pressconnects.com/article/20100127/SPORTS03/1270368"]getting the facts wrong[/URL]:
[QUOTE]"That was all incorrect. There was no (situation where the) offer (for new head football coach Kent Austin) was turned down and
Updated 01-28-2010 at 04:47 PM by Chuck B.
Some big football news would also broke a bit early from Lewisburg today: that Rutgers assistant Joe Susan is [URL="http://www.nj.com/rutgersfootball/index.ssf/2010/01/rutgers_assistant_joe_susan_ex.html"]reportedly going to be named the next Bucknell head football coach at 6PM today[/URL]. The announcement of the hire concludes a delicate month-long dance after former head football coach Tim Landis [URL="http://www.bucknellbison.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/122409aaa.html"]accepted
Updated 01-28-2010 at 10:30 AM by Chuck B.
It's always sad when schools drop any sport, and the recent decision by Duquesne to [URL="http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10026/1031089-135.stm"]drop baseball, wrestling, golf and swimming[/URL] isn't a happy day for the Dukes. But looking closer at the situation, it's clear that Duquesne's decision to go from the non-scholarship MAAC to the limited-scholarship NEC may have had everything to do with athletic director Greg Amodio's decision.
You'd be hard pressed to find
Updated 01-27-2010 at 11:56 AM by Chuck B.