College Football Notes – June 11, 2019

by BoCarter | Posted on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
Ballots for the Class of 2020 NFF College Hall of Fame were distributed via an email to members on Monday, June 3. The membership voting deadline is June 21. The NFF has 76 players and five coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and 101 players and 33 coaches from the divisional ranks.
The ballot was emailed today to the more than 12,000 NFF members and current Hall of Famers whose votes will be tabulated and submitted to the NFF’s Honors Courts, which will deliberate and select the class. The FBS Honors Court, chaired by NFF Board Member and College Football Hall of Famer Archie Griffin from Ohio State, and the Divisional Honors Court, chaired by former Marshall head coach, longtime athletics director and NFF Board Member Jack Lengyel, include an elite and geographically diverse pool of athletic administrators, Hall of Famers and members of the media. Potential members can access and click on the membership link to join and vote or email membership director Ron Dilatush at
NFF College Hall of Fame Facts
Some notable birthdates in NFF College Hall of Fame annals in the June 10-16 time period are June 10 (1880) Louis Salmon, Syracuse, N.Y.; (1963) David Williams, Los Angeles, Calif.; June 11 (1892) Josh Cody, Franklin, Tenn.; (1903) Ernie Nevers, Willow River, Minn.; (1924) Earl Banks, Philadelphia, Pa.; (1924) Doug Kenna, Jackson, Miss.; (1930) Johnny Bright, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; June 12 (1901) Harold Muller, Dunsmuir, Calif.; (1905) Len Casanova, Ferndale, Calif.; (1947) Steve Kiner, Sandstone, Minn.; June 13 (1903) Red Grange, Forksville, Pa.; (1909) Jack Riley, Chicago, Ill.; June 14 (1898) Bill Ingram, Jeffersonville, Ind.; (1918) John Kimbrough, Haskell, Texas; (1924) Leo Nomellini, Lucca, Italy; June 15 (1889) John Kilpatrick, New York, N.Y.; (1892) Sean Pennock, Syracuse, N.Y.; (1892) Wallace Wade, Trenton, Tenn.; (1923) George Brown, San Diego, Calif.; June 16 (1894) Eddie Casey, Natick, Mass.; (1943) Donny Anderson, Borger, Texas.
Notable anniversary death dates for Hall of Famers are June 10 (1963) John Brown, Middletown, Del.; (2001) John McKay, Tampa, Fla.; (2008) John Rauch, Oldsmar, Fla.; June 12 (1987) Bill Edwards, Springfield, Ohio; (2010) Les Richter, Riverside, Calif.; June 13 (2012) Jerry Tubbs, Dallas, Texas; June 14 (2007) Robin Olds, Steamboat Springs, Colo.; (2012) Bob Chappuis, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Happy birthdays to NFF College Hall of Fame members June 10 David Williams, June 12 Steve Kiner, June 16 Donny Anderson…
Arkansas and Memphis will play a three-game series in 2025, ’26 and ’28…Iowa and Iowa State have extended their storied rivalry annually through the 2025 season…On paper Duke’s 2019 football schedule appears to be the most challenging in the Atlantic Coast Conference…Future Michigan-Notre Dame football games may be moved to primetime night kickoffs to accommodate national network telecasts…California and San Diego State will compete in a home-and-home series in 2024 and 2025.
Cumberland (Tenn.) University landed a semester-high 132 student-athletes, coaches and trainers on the spring 2019 Dean’s List.
Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell had his contract extension formally approved…LSU head coach Ed Orgeron will begin the 2019 season under contract for the Bengals through the 2022 season with several post-2018 campaign incentive clauses…Memphis tabbed Darby Rich as strength and conditioning coach…
Hometowns of more 2019 college head coaches – Columbia: Al Bagnoli, New Britain, Conn.; Connecticut: Randy Edsall, Glen Rocks, Pa.; Cornell (Iowa): Vince Brautigam, Covington, Ky.; Cornell (N.Y.): David Archer, Ithaca, N.Y.; Cumberland: Tim Mathis, Statesboro, Ga.
Malcolm Turner, Vanderbilt’s new director of athletics, is completing feasibility study for renovations and possible enlargement of Vanderbilt Stadium (formerly Dudley Field when it was opened in 1922)…New Texas A&M AD Ross Bjork joined interim AD and NFF College Hall of Fame coach R.C. Slocum at a special news conference last week on the A&M campus…Sadie Murren is the new director of student-athlete development at Kansas State while Staci Gregorio is coordinator of video operations…Lehigh chose Greg Tarca as direction of athletics operations and Billy Dunn as student-athlete support and enrichment coordinator…Tennessee athletics added Catherine Green as director of operations and Alex Varlan as director of scouting and analytics. The Volunteers also named Tyler Watson as strength and conditioning coach…Idaho has enlisted the Parker Executive Search Firm to hold the university’s new AD search…Pittsburgh athletics’ administration got a thumbs-up for the recent hiring of several coaches…Richmond AD John Hardt was credited for innovations since taking over the Spiders program in 2018 by the Richmond, Va., Times-Dispatch…Washington State athletics and AD Pat Chun have continued spring sports’ changes with the the hiring of new head baseball coach Brian Green…New Mexico State AD Mario Moccia reports progress in 2019-20 coaching and personnel searches and upgrades for NMSU facilities…Notre Dame head baseball coach Mik Aoki will not return for 2020, and Southern California’s head beach volleyball coach Anna Collier is retiring…Tulsa head softball coach John Bargfeldt has completed a 14-season tenure with the 2019 campaign.
The Big Ten Conference named NFL Minnesota Vikings executive and Grand Canyon graduate Kevin Warren to replace retiring commissioner Jim Delany in June 2020. Delany was featured for his 30 years as Big Ten commissioner in the St. Paul, Minn., Pioneer Press…The Big Ten also is finalizing a $2.64 billion television agreement with ESPN and FOX Sports from 2019-25…Pittsburgh expressed happiness over additional operating revenue and exposure through the new ACC Network…The ACC named Debbie Williamson coordinator of women’s basketball officiating…Big 12 Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the conference discussed public injury reports for football but was awaiting possible action from other conferences in light or more states legalizing sports betting…The Colonial States Athletic Conference will add Valley Forge as a member in July 2020…The ACC and Big 12 Conference completed signing bowl contracts from the 2020-25 postseasons…The Pac-12 Conference reported a potential $750 million in bids from potential financial partners and corporate sponsors.
The Capital One Orange Bowl (Dec. 28) and Goodyear Cotton Bowl (Dec. 30) have moved off the traditional New Year’s Six Jan. 1 or thereabouts bowl dates to take advantage of increased viewership and national broadcast windows…Football Bowl Association executive director Wright Waters was the featured guest on last week’s College Sports Weekly nationally syndicated radio program hosted by Bill Hazen.
Texas Tech QB Alan Bowman appears to be fully recovered from a collapsed lung he encountered during the seventh game of 2018 and is ready to re-assume the starting role…Oklahoma coaches, especially new defensive coordinator Alex Grinch, are hoping the addition of Alabama transfer QB Jalen Hurts and some promising signees to bolster the defensive and offensive lines, will help the Sooners opportunities for a record fifth Big 12 Conference title in succession…Some prominent transfers in recent days via the NCAA graduate transfer portal and other areas are Miami (Fla.) QB Cade Weldon to East Tennessee State, Coastal Carolina QB Chance Thrasher to East Tennessee State, Connecticut WR Keylon Dixon to another program to be determined, Marquette’s Sam Hauser (officially) to Virginia, Utah RB Armand Shyne and Nevada receiver McLane Mannix to Texas Tech, Alabama’s John Trousdale to another college TBD, Michigan wide receiver Oliver Martin to a university TBD, New Mexico’s Anthony Mathis to Oregon, Florida CB Chris Steele to Southern California, Virginia’s Hayley Busby to Oklahoma State, Texas’ Sedona Prince to a college TBD, Penn State’s Rasir Bolton to Iowa State, Nevada’s Jordan Brown to Arizona, Isaiah Moss has de-committed orally from Arkansas and visited Kansas last week, Texas Tech’s Josh Mballa to Buffalo, Clemson LB Shaq Smith to Maryland, Kansas State’s Sarah Bates to another university TBD, Missouri’s Akira Levy to a new college TBD, Florida State WR George Campbell to West Virginia, Boston College OL Thomas Shelmire to SMU, North Carolina’s Seventh Woods to South Carolina, Southern California QB Matt Fink is remaining at USC after making having transfer plans earlier this year, Texas’ Sedona Prince to another program TBD, Texas Tech RB Da’Leon Ward to another university TBD, Southern California’s J’Raan Brooks to Washington, and Missouri’s Callie Martin and Oregon’s Mia Camuso to Louisiana-Lafayette…Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie and Filip Patrusev will return to the school for the 2019-20 competitive season…Kumar Rocker, son of former Auburn football great and current Tennessee assistant coach Tracy Rocker, pitched the first no-hitter in NCAA Baseball Super Regional history with 19 strikeouts in a 3-0 decision over Duke in Nashville, Tenn…Kyle Gallagher, former quarterback and baseball standout at Cornell, has had a “career” season as a graduate transfer for Duke in 2019.
Alabama is making an additional $17 million in renovations to Bryant-Denny Stadium…Florida and Georgia hope to reach a mutual decision on the public sale of alcoholic beverages at their annual fracas in Jacksonville, Fla., under new SEC beverage regulations…Michigan State’s Sparty mascot will not be allowed in area parades for the rest of 2019…Minnesota athletics continues to look for marketing means to increase 2019-20 football revenue…Virginia Tech is completion a facelift project on its football offices for 2019…Pittsburgh athletics is encouraging football tailgaters with tent-friendly areas adjacent to Heinz Field…There are 41 businesses based in Irving, Texas, that have made contact with the NFF over the last two weeks for marketing and promotions through the Alignable website…Fresno State is utilizing an aggressive and imaginative marketing campaign for 2019 football season ticket purchases…Middle Tennessee athletics was applauded for responsible and controlled beer and wine sales at home events in an article in the Nashville Tennessean…South Carolina athletics is set to report record revenue in 2018-19 after its $43 million allocation from the SEC…Washington State athletics is taking steps to cut a projected deficit for the 2018-19 fiscal year…Southern California will retain the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum name for its football facility, and the playing surface will be named United Airlines Field…Texas A&M athletics and university agronomists are working to restore and replant trees and campus landscape around athletics’ facilities…Virginia Tech will use the construction group that revamped Alabama’s and Clemson’s facilities for its new football operations building.
One of the five finalists for the prestigious 2019 Dick Howser Trophy (Division I Baseball Player of the Year) is Oregon State catcher and consensus All-America player Adley Rutschman. He is the grandson of famed Linfield (Ore.) College football and baseball coach and NFF College Hall of Fame member Ad Rutschman. Adley Rutschman also was a kicker for the Beavers football squad as a freshman…Former Ohio State quarterback and NFL wide receiver Terrelle Pryor has signed a one-year contract with the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars…Nebraska All-America punter and Major League Baseball standout Darin Erstad has retired as the Huskers head baseball coach.
Famed North Texas, NFL and Major League Baseball broadcaster Bill Mercer will be inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in March 2020. It is the TSHF’s first media member hall recognition since 2004…Former Texas A&M, Pittsburgh, Washington State, and Mississippi State head coach Jackie Sherrill joins Aggies and NFL standout punter Shane Lechler on the regular ballot for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame for ’20…Louisiana-Lafayette athletics has extended its contract with Cox Sports TV through the 2019-20 season…The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch echoed college football coaches’ concerns over the transfer portal and numerous graduate transfers.
The NCAA is considering acrobatics and tumbling and women’s wrestling as possible developing sports and new sponsored team championships in coming seasons. There are nearly 60 teams with one of these two varsity programs competing…Bill Dyer of Virginia Tech, Denise Thompson of the Big Sky Conference, Laurie Bollig of CoSIDA, Todd Anderson of UNC Pembroke, and Tom Nelson of St. Cloud State were featured subjects and opinion makers in the CoSIDA Open Forum online newsletter…The 63rd annual CoSIDA National Workshop is being held in Orlando, Fla., Sunday-Wedne
sday with expected attendance of 1,200-plus CoSIDAns…Arizona, BYU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Stanford are continuing internal investigations for apparel contracts and some additional individual misconduct allegations after contact with NCAA compliance officials.
2019-20 College Football Playoff Bowl Schedule with New Year’s six
(All Games Televised by ESPN, All Times EST)
Saturday, Dec. 28 (CFP Semifinals)
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl – State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Ariz., 4 or 8 p.m.
Chick-Fil-A Bowl, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, 4 or 8 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 13 – CFP Championship, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La., 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 28-Jan. 1, 2019-20 (Other New Year’s Six Bowls)
Dec. 28 – Goodyear Cotton Bowl – AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, noon
Monday, Dec. 30
Capital One Orange Bowl, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla., 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 1
Rose Bowl Presented by Northwestern Mutual, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif., 5 p.m.
Allstate Sugar Bowl – Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La., 8:45 p.m.
(All Games Televised by ESPN, All Times EST)
Saturday, Dec. 28 (CFP Semifinals)
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl – State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Ariz., 4 or 8 p.m.
Chick-Fil-A Bowl, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, 4 or 8 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 13 – CFP Championship, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La., 8 p.m.

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