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UNC Football: M.J. Stewart named to preseason Thorpe Award watch list

North Carolina defensive back named to preseason Thorpe Award watch list University of North Carolina senior defensive back M.J. Stewart was named to the preseason Paycom Jim Thorpe Award watch list on Friday. The Paycom Jim Thorpe Award is one of college football’s most prestigious honors, awarded to the top defensive back in college football […] UNC Football: M.J. Stewart named...
Via Keeping It Heel
2 days ago

USC Football: Iman Marshall named to 2017 Thorpe Award watch list

USC cornerback Iman Marshall landed on the 2017 watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award, which is given to the nation’s best defensive back each year. USC Football notched its second Jim Thorpe Award last year winner with Adoree Jackson and now the Trojans are hoping for a repeat with Iman Marshall. The junior cornerback […] USC Football: Iman Marshall named to 2017 Thorpe Award...
Via Reign of Troy
6 days ago

LSU cornerback Donte Jackson lands on Jim Thorpe Award watch list

Jackson was one of 45 players to make the list
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
6 days ago

Rose Bowl: Everything you need to know for USC-Penn State

Penn State heads into the Rose Bowl upset they're not playing for the title, but that doesn't mean they're going to have an easy time with the Trojans who will feel right at home in their own backyard.Rose Bowl#9 USC (9-3, Pac-12) vs #5 Penn State (11-2, Big Ten)Location: Rose Bowl, PasadenaTime: 5 p.m. ET/ 2 p.m. PTChannel: ESPNWhat are the two biggest advantages USC have over...
Via Yardbarker
December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Box Score 10/13: Rice, Cooks, Towns and Matthews

Good morning and welcome to the Yardbarker Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for the Stanley Cup champion the Pittsburgh Penguins to return to the ice. (And oh, guess the NLDS can hurry up and finish already.)Happy birthday to Jerry Rice and Summer Sanders. And a special big happy birthday to Paul Pierce. Have a good final season and enjoy retirement, sir. On today's date...
Via Yardbarker
October 13, 2016  |  Discuss

FSU Football Quick Hits (October 26th)

Ramsey Named Thorpe Semifinalist Florida State junior cornerback Jalen Ramsey has been named a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, annually given to the nation’s best defensive back. Ramsey was one of 16 semifinalists and three from the ACC. He is joined by Duke safety Jeremy Cash and Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander. Jalen Ramsey has been named a Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist...
Via Noled Out
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ashton Eaton runs, jumps, and throws to a world record

Olympic champion Ashton Eaton broke his own world record this week in Beijing at the IAAF World Championships, on his way to a first place finish. His score of 9,045 points, accumulated over the combined efforts of 10 individual events, bettered his previous mark by six points and further established his dominance as the greatest decathlete of all time. This win, coupled with Eaton...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Supreme Court is asked to hear case on reburial of Olympian Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe's surviving sons are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow them to pursue reburial of the famed athlete on American Indian land in Oklahoma. Thorpe's body was laid to rest in Pennsylvania more than 60 years ago. His sons have been fighting to move the remains, saying their father wanted to be buried in the state of his birth. A federal judge agreed with them, citing federal...
Via Associated Press
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Thorpe's sons ask Supreme Court to allow reburial

Jim Thorpe's surviving sons are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow them to pursue reburial of the famed athlete on American Indian land in Oklahoma. Thorpe's body was laid to rest in Pennsylvania more than 60 years ago. His sons have been fighting to move the remains, saying their father wanted to be buried in the state of his birth. A federal judge agreed with them, citing federal...
Via Associated Press
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Gerod Holliman is your Jim Thorpe honoree for 2014

If Gerod Holliman wasn’t tracking down the football, the ball was finding him. Entirely appropriate that Holliman would make a pick on the last play of the regular season, intercepting a pass from Kentucky’s Patrick Towles, returning the ball 65 yards to nail down a 44-40 win for the University of Louisville. The interception was Holliman’s 14th of the season, tying an...
Via Louisville Card Game
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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