College Football Notes – July 8, 2019

by BoCarter | Posted on Sunday, July 7th, 2019
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Retired Missouri and Toledo head coach Gary Pinkel is fighting cancer again after a period of remission but still finds time to work with youngsters on athletics and motivational life experiences. He also has a foundation to raise funds to assist in children’s cancer research. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch chronicled his latest efforts in this story link
NFF College Hall of Fame Facts
Some notable birthdates in NFF College Hall of Fame annals in the July 8-14 time period are July 8 (1890) Pete Mauthe, Turkey City, Pa.; (1935) John David Crow, Marion, La.; July 9 (1870) Ed Hall, Granville, Ill.; (1874) George Brooke, Brookville, Md.; (1892) Elmer Oliphant, Bloomfield, Ind.; (1912) Abe Mickal, Talia, Lebanon; (1918) Nile Kinnick, Adel, Iowa; (1947) O.J. Simpson, San Francisco, Calif.; July
10 (1960) Darryl Talley, Cleveland, Ohio; July 11 (1876) Percy Haughton, Staten Island, N.Y.; (1915) Cecil Isbell, Houston, Texas; July 12 (1863) Hector Cowan, Hobart, N.Y.; (1878) Bob Torrey, Henrico County, Va.; (1920) Glenn Dobbs, McKinney, Texas; (1939) Bill Cooper, Carrollton, Ohio; July 13 (1903) Lloyd Yoder, Salem, Ohio; (1912) Ed Sherman, Licking County, Ohio; (1922) Alex Sarkisian, Constantinople, Turkey; July 14 (1911) Riley Smith, Greenwood, Miss.; (1922) Robin Olds, Honolulu, Hawai’i; (1929) Brad Rowland, Hamlin, Texas; (1971) Bill Royce, Mt. Gilead, Ohio.
Notable anniversary death dates for Hall of Famers are July 8 (1918) Gary Cochran, In Combat in France; July 9 (1995) Reds Bagnell, Philadelphia, Pa.; (2005) Al Sparlis, Porterville, Calif.; July 12 (1975) Carl Snavely, St. Louis, Mo.; (1985) Gene McEver, Davidson, N.C.; July 13 (1992) Alex Wojociechowicz, Forked River, N.J.; July 14 (1982) Jackie Jensen, Charlottesville, Va.
Happy birthdays to NFF College Hall of Fame members July 9 O.J. Simpson, July 10 Darryl Talley, July 12 Bill Cooper (a spry 80), July 14 Brad Rowland (a spry 90), Bill Royce…
New Mexico State’s early 2020 opponents include Aug. 29 at UCLA, Sept. 3 at UAB, the home opener Sept. 12 against Akron, hosting New Mexico Sept. 19, at UTEP Sept. 26, and opening Sun Belt Conference competition at home against Texas State Oct. 3…Delaware and Delaware State will open a six-game series in 2024 with sites toward the end of the series determined by earlier victory success…Auburn will host Alcorn State to start the 2020 season…Indiana and Kentucky are holding discussions about possible matchups in football and basketball…Providence, SMU, North Texas, Duke, Florida, Temple, Miami (Fla.), Texas A&M, Iona, and Princeton are working on multi-sport scheduling in the near future.
Rice athletics came up with one of the most interesting promotions of the 2019 football preseason last week. On July 4 the department offered a 1776 special promotion for season tickets. The package includes two general admission season tickets (including games vs Texas, Baylor and Wake Forest) for $177.60 (a $270 face value) and access to the Patriotic R digital phone wallpaper to win a possible VIP Game Day experience in conjunction with Independence Day and coming weeks…Ole Miss is continuing to gear up for its 125th season of intercollegiate football and has produced a sterling video with NFF Chairman/College Hall of Fame member and UM quarterback Archie Manning prominently featured…Texas A&M athletics had 47 student-athletes on the spring semester 2019 Southeastern Conference Honor Roll…The Texas State Legislature passed House Bill 176 to allow families to request optional electro-cardiogram tests for all high school student-athletes during the time they take preseason physicals.
New Kansas head coach Les Miles stars in a just-released, football-themed movie entitled “The Last Whistle”…West Virginia head coach Neal Brown tweeted a plan for keeping WVU’s program competitive on both a Big 12 Conference and national level, and he also has been conducting an inter-office workshop with book reviews on leadership and winning in life…North Texas head coach Seth Littrell added yet another year to his extended contract through 2023…Rice defensive coordinator Brian Smith is working with a more experienced and highly recruited group in 2019 after the Owls played 18 true freshmen last season…East Carolina head coach Mike Houston and dietician Kristina Parrish are working on new nutrition plans for Pirates student-athletes…Virginia Tech named Pierson Prioleau director of player development on defense…High Point athletics chose Jaime Gluesing as recruiting coordinator…Recent alleged Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal’s attributed quotes about Auburn football were proven to be a hoax. Cristobal also just accepted a contract extension from Ducks athletics as UO prepares for meet Auburn in the AdVocare Cowboys College Classic Aug. 31 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas…Louisville assistant coach Cortney Braswell is hoping to return to fulltime status after being placed on paid administrative leave this summer… Former Southern California assistant coach Rick Courtright told the Los Angeles Times reasons he may have been replaced at USC…William and Mary strength and conditioning coach John Sauer has left to take the same position at Montana State…Former Northern Illinois defensive backs coach Richard Hageman will be special teams quality control coach at Wyoming…Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun may be eyeballing some football walkon assistance from the 824 incoming men in the AFA freshman class. Of this number there are 1,147 total freshmen, 727 qualified to be pilots, 367 minority students, and 323 women cadets…Former Alabama undergraduate star Woody McCorvey was heralded for his championship attitude and 2018 College Football Playoff results as an assistant coach at Clemson under head coach Dabo Swinney…Former Marshall longtime coach and standout student-athlete Tex Williams was honored with an inspiring artwork piece in the athletics department…Former North Carolina Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame coach and administrator Sylvia Hatchell has been an active tutor at several summer camps in the Chapel Hill and Greensboro, N.C., areas…Oregon State’s Jeff Taylor was complimented for the lasting impression he left on many coaches and fans in the Corvallis, Ore., area…Purdue tight ends coach Ryan Wallace is set to begin his first fulltime football coaching assignment in 2019…Utah coaches in football and other sports assessed the immediate effects on graduate transfers for the Utes and 2019 gridiron opponents.
Hometowns of more 2019 college head coaches – Florida State: Willie Taggart, Bradenton, Fla.; Fordham: Joe Conlin, Greensburg, Pa.; Franklin & Marshall: John Troxell, Easton, Pa.; Fresno State: Jeff Tedford, Lynwood, Pa.; Furman: Clay Hendrix, Commerce, Ga.
South Dakota State director of athletics Justin Sell was quoted extensively in an interview with the Sioux Falls, S.D., Argus-Leader…Arkansas AD Hunter Yuraceck is working on several new factors in signing long-term football contracts and guarantees…Utah State named Amy Crosbie senior associate AD/senior woman administrator…Georgia athletics acquired Katie Heenan Dodson as a volunteer assistant coach…Penn State tabbed Alexandra Anghelescu as women’s tennis coach, and Utah State head men’s tennis coach James Wilson is retiring…North Texas senior executive associate AD Hank Dickenson coordinated the 4th of July celebration at North Texas’ Apogee Stadium and surrounding areas for the Denton (Texas) Kiwanis Club. UNT broadcaster John Liddell sang the National Anthem at the event, which was attended by thousands of Dallas-Fort Worth area patrons…Laura Sgecd has been named senior associate AD for external affairs and strategic development at Colgate…Rutgers selected Steve Owens (not related to the Oklahoma NFF College Hall of Fame running back and 1969 Heisman Trophy recipient) as head baseball coach…Chowan named Michelle Aiken head athletics trainer…Ally Connolly is a new director of administration for Kansas State athletics…Memphis interim AD and prominent attorney Allie Prescott spoke on the time and travel demands of his position…Syracuse athletics added Peter Corasaniti as a director of operations…Louisiana head baseball coach and administrator Tony Robichaux is in critical condition after open heart surgery…Arizona State AD Ray Anderson was highlighted for across-the-board success in his early days with the Sun Devils by the Arizona Republic…Arizona athletics tabbed David Miller as recruiting and analytics director…Notre Dame athletics named Scott Martin as development and recruiting coordinator…Longtime Kansas State retired AD and coach Ernie Barrett was featured at the age of 89 and his probable 68th year of association with Wildcats football.
Atlantic 10 Conference commissioner Bernadette McGlade received a contract extension through the 2023-24 academic…American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco spoke about Connecticut’s departure in July 2020 for the Big East and how the AAC is moving forward. The American also is assessing what effect UConn’s leaving will have on such steady members as UCF and USF…The Mountain West Conference is continuing negotiations for a new television deal with special rights for streamed broadcasts.
The Dec. 31 bowl lineup for NCAA FBS includes Belk Bowl, ACC/SEC, Charlotte, N.C., noon (EST), ESPN; Hyundai Sun Bowl, Pac-12/ACC, El Paso, Texas, noon (MST), CBS; AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Big 12/SEC, Memphis, Tenn., 2:45 p.m. (CST), ESPN; Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl, MWC/Sun Belt, Tucson, Ariz., 2:30 p.m. (PST), CBSSN; Valero Alamo Bowl, Big 12/Pac-12, San Antonio, Texas, 6:30 p.m. (CST), ESPN…Nova Home Loans will remain as the title sponsor of the NHL Arizona Bowl in Tucson through 2019…Former Texas A&M head coach, interim AD and NFF College Hall of Fame member R.C. Slocum has returned to the voting group for the College Football Playoff selection committee after finishing his interim AD’s duties with the Aggies…The CFP also published a colorful 2019 Year in Review history as part of the national title celebration.
Georgia QB D’Wan Mathis was highlighted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for a life turnaround while playing for the Bulldogs…Baylor is finding more ways in the offseason to utilize the running-passing ability of QB Charlie Brewer and new two-way safety-RB Jon Lovett…Iowa State QB Brock Purdy will have a new possible chief target in Arkansas graduate transfer WR Hakeem Butler who caught 30 passes for the ’19 Razorbacks…Some prominent transfers in recent days via the NCAA graduate transfer portal and other areas are Southern Illinois LB Arian Harris to The Citadel, Oregon’s Brooke Van Sickle to Hawai’i New Mexico State’s Mya Felder to Oregon, TCU’s Jaylen Fisher to Grand Canyon, UCLA’s Colleen Sullivan to Texas, Cincinnati’s LaQuill Hardnett to Buffalo, Kentucky’s Brad Calipari to Detroit Mercy, Arizona State DB Dominique Harrison to North Texas, South Carolina’s Joel Brewer to the transfer portal, Syracuse LB Tre Allison to the transfer portal, Tennessee’s D.J. Burns to the transfer portal, Notre Dame’s Jordan Nixon to Texas A&M, Alabama WR Chris Herring to Florida Atlantic, Arkansas’ Ibriham Ali to Tulane, UCLA offensive lineman Justin Murphy to Houston, Colorado’s Peyton Carter to Elon, Toledo’s Dwayne Rose Jr. to Detroit Mercy, Florida’s Isaiah Stokes to the transfer portal, Penn State’s Gavin Teasdale to Iowa, Texas’ Elicia Espinosa to the transfer portal, Texas’ Malory Schattle is opting not to play as a senior but has one year of eligibility remaining if she transfers, UNLV’s Trey Woodbury to Utah Valley, UNLV’s Tervell Beck to Cleveland State, UNLV’s Ben Coupet Jr. to UALR, Oklahoma State’s Cheyenne Walden to Grand Canyon, three Idaho transfers have located new 2019-20 schools, seven total UI football players have entered the NCAA transfer portal, and Houston’s Angela Harris to Kansas State… has identified the Top 100 high school football prospects for 2020 college signings as DE Jordan Buch of Columbia, S.C., DT Bryan Bresee of Damascus, Md., LB Justin Flowe of Wupland, Calif., LB Sav’ell Smalls of Burlen, Wash., and WR Julian Flemins of Catawissa, Pa…The Opening and Elite 11 at The Star at Ford Center in Frisco, Texas, included more than 120 of the top high school prospects for 2020 signing dates. There were 50-plus standouts who have not made oral commitments to college programs through July 5 and who were competing at The Opening. Two of the most highly-rated youngsters were Georgia oral commitment CB Jalen Kimber and Oklahoma oral commitment RB Seth McGowan.
Arizona athletics has introduced a new fan application for use by all hand-held devices and in social media…Oklahoma will place a limited number of season and single-game tickets available on sale Tuesday, July 9…Washington athletics and adidas are participating in several summer events…Mississippi State’s 2019 season ticket packets begin at $225 with two recent specials – a premier package including Kansas State (Sept. 14), LSU (Oct. 19) and Ole Miss (Nov. 28) for $125 and a September package with Southern Miss (Sept. 7), Kansas State (Sept. 14) and Kentucky (Sept. 21) for just $75…Nebraska’s women’s volleyball team is completing a goodwill trip through China with a recent exhibition match in Shanghai…Clemson football is relocating some 500 football parking spaces around new softball stadium construction this season… Michigan and Penn State will place single-game tickets for that encounter on sale Tuesday…Washington State will inaugurate specific game day parking rates for Cougar Athletic Fund members beginning with the 2020 season…West Virginia athletics is making future plans for expansion and renovations for multiple on-campus venues…Montana State athletics is seeking an additional $1.5 million before starting construction on the $18 million Bobcat Athletic Complex and Academic Excellence Center…Washington’s 10-year, $120 million adidas marketing and apparel contract will begin with announcements about dates for new football uniforms and more promotions…Clemson’s IPTAY Club, which started in 1934 as I Pay $10 Dollars a Year under then-Tigers head coach and NFF College Hall of Famer Jess Neely and celebrates its 85-year anniversary in 2019, continues as one of the most successful college athletics’ fundraising arms in history…Auburn has formed a working group to study options for football-only practice and operations facility…Connecticut athletics plans to use its upcoming move to the Big East Conference to add events and possible private investment for major renovations to for its XL Center…North Texas football has special pricing on replica jerseys for the current and recent teams through online procurement…Oklahoma State new athletics logos will make allowances for some of the previous OSU marks…Baylor is completing installation of new turf at McLane Stadium… Oklahoma’s Nicole Lynn is working with OU and other area student-athletes for individual financial management after their college careers end…Purdue athletics reflected on the impact of social media in 2019 and challenges ahead in managing this phenomenon.
NFF College Hall of Fame coach John Robinson has been added as a special senior consultant for LSU head coach Ed Orgeron…Huston Street, son of the late Texas football-baseball standout and 1969 national championship quarterback/Texas Sports Hall of Fame member James Street, has been named to the NCAA Baseball World Series Hall of Fame. Huston Street was named Outstanding Player for his three saves in the 2005 NCAA World Series, which was won by the Longhorns…NFF College Hall of Fame player and coach Steve Spurrier’s playing career was recalled in a 43-year-old story secured by the Denver Post sports staff with Spurrier’s mother, Marge, reminiscing about her son’s youth and college football career…The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, denoted plans to have 20 inductees in 2020 and a possible Pro Hall of Fame cable network…Several football programs and football-related media groups will be highlighted during news conferences at the annual Texas High School Football Coaches Convention in Houston. Those featured on Monday, July 22, are SMU, UTEP, Texas Tech, North Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Texas State, Texas, THSCA officers Joe Martin and Glen West, Atavus, the Texas University Interscholastic League (administrators Charles Breithaupt and Susan Elza), MaxPreps (Andy Beal), Col. Craig Flowers, Steven Mackey, and Texas Football/Fox Sports Southwest…Former Kent State standout and Canadian Football League Hall of Fame member Jim Corrigall is enjoying life after football while living in the Akron, Ohio, area.
The Dallas Morning News published a feature on how Texas 7-on-7 summer football competition has impacted passing offense both in the high school and regional college ranks…ACC Network chief Jordan Cornette is dedicating his television efforts to the memory of his late brother as the network launches in August…The ACC Network and its impact on Clemson athletics were explored in the Greenville S.C., News.
The FWAA members’ 27th annual Best Writing Contest entry deadline has been extended until Wednesday, July 10. Categories for the awards are Game Story (Immediate Deadline), Feature Story/Profile, Enterprise/Investigative, and Column/Analysis/Commentary. A Beat Writer of the Year for top college beat writer also will be awarded by a special FWAA committee headed by executive director Steve Richardson…Maura Vizza of Moraine Valley, Charlie Healy of West Virginia, Thomas Chasanoff of Cumberlands (Ky.), Danny Barnts of Point Loma Nazarene, and Malcolm Gray of East Carolina were featured subjects and opinion makers in the CoSIDA Open Forum online newsletter…The NCAA and local universities such as Arizona, Auburn, California, College of Charleston, Connecticut, Louisville, Maryland, Memphis, Michigan, Michigan State, Montana, and New Mexico State are working to iron out some various ongoing compliance and rules’ issues. Last week the NCAA placed Connecticut men’s basketball on probation for two years…Arizona athletics conducted a campus-wide symposium on controversial issues, student-athletes’ welfare and Title IX issues.
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.

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