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  1. Wofford Retires Jersey Number of Jerry Richardson

    In the long history of Wofford College football, just one player has gone on to play successfully in the NFL. That one player, who came to Wofford on a $250 football scholarship in the 1950s, wore the Baltimore Colts uniform two years before deciding to return to Spartanburg and create a business.

    The rest, as they say, is history.

    The man is Jerry Richardson Wofford football player and alumnus, successful businessman, and founder and owner of the Carolina Panthers ...
  2. How the GPI Top 25 is Faring 10/29/11

    Five games between top 25 teams this week and one top 25 team is idle. Notable is #1 vs. #6 and #2 vs. #3. Rankings based on the Gridiron Power Index (GPI).

    1. Ga Southern (1.00) lost 24-17 @ #6 Appalachian St (6.57)
    2. N Dakota St (2.43) won 27-19 vs. #3 Northern Iowa (3.00)
    3. Northern Iowa (3.00) lost 27-19 @ #2 N Dakota St (2.43)
    4. Sam Houston St (5.29) won 66-0 vs. #96 Lamar (75.29)
    5. Wofford (5.86) won 48-28 vs. #46 Elon (41.00)
    6. Appalachian St ...

    Updated 10-29-2011 at 05:19 PM by rwallace

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  3. Northern Iowa @ North Dakota State, Oct. 29, 2011

    FARGO, ND--I am in the Fargodome for today's game between two of the top three ranked teams in the polls. NDSU is ranked #2 in the latest Gridiron Index Poll (GPI) and Northern Iowa is ranked #3. Georgia Southern is ranked #1 currently but also has a big game this week against Appalachian State, the #6 ranked team in the GPI.

    This game should be a defensive struggle if we go by the statistics so far. NDSU is the top ranked scoring defense and UNI is #2.

    The two offenses ...
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  4. My Week 8 Ranking and Week 9 Picks

    Week 8 Top 25:

    1: North Dakota State Bison
    2: Montana State Bobcats
    3: Northern Iowa Panthers
    4: Georgia Southern Eagles
    5: Towson Tigers
    6: Maine Black Bears
    7: Montana Grizzlies
    8: James Madison Dukes
    9: New Hampshire Wildcats
    10: Lehigh Mountain Hawks
    11: Wofford Terriers
    12: Sam Houston State Bearkats
    13: Appalachian State Mountaineers
    14: Jacksonville State Gamecocks
    15: Old Dominion Monarchs ...
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  5. The GPI, Modified GPI and Major Polls

    A quick look at the GPI and the two major polls, the FCS Coaches Poll and The Sports Network Poll displays some notable differences.

    In fact, the two polls contain the exact same teams save one different one in each.

    20% of the same teams in both polls are not in the GPI top 25 (Alabama State, Delaware, Indiana State, Jackson State, Tennessee Tech and William & Mary) and the FCS Coaches Poll has an additional one (North Dakota) which is not in the GPI top 25. Illinois ...
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