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JIM THORPE RUMORS & GOSSIP

SEC Only Places Three Players on Preseason Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

In an odd turn of events the SEC was snubbed on Monday when the Jim Thorpe Award watch list was released. With only three players from the top...
Via Athlon Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Thorpe Award preseason watch list revealed

This year’s Jim Thorpe award preseason watch list was released earlier today. The award, given to the top defensive back in college football every year at the College Football Awards in December, is presented by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. This year’s favorites include Florida State’s Jalen Ramsey, Ole Miss’s Tony Conner, Virginia Tech’s Kendall Fuller and Florida’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

No LSU DBs made the Jim Thorpe Award watch list

There were more players on the list from Louisiana Tech and Houston combined (4) than from the entire SEC (3).
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
15 days ago

42 Top Defensive Backs Named To 2015 Jim Thorpe Award Preseason Watch List

Twitter/@Brutus_Buckeye We’re in the midst of college football watch list season, during which hundreds of players are put named to the lists for college football’s many positional awards. Today, 42 of the nation’s top defensive backs were named to the 2015 Jim Thorpe Award watch list. Here is the full group: Ishmael Adams, UCLAMackensie Alexander, ClemsonTony Annese, Central...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sac and Fox launch campaign for return of Jim Thorpe

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Sac and Fox Nation on Wednesday launched a campaign seeking to move the remains of renowned athlete Jim Thorpe from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma. The announcement came a day after Thorpe's surviving sons, Bill and Richard Thorpe, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow them to pursue reburial of the famed athlete on American Indian land in Oklahoma. The sons did...
Via AP on Fox
June 03, 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 AP on Fox
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 AP on Fox
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

Famed athlete, Olympian Jim Thorpe's remains to stay in Pennsylvania

  The remains of famed athlete Jim Thorpe will remain in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago. A federal appeals court has thrown out a ruling that could have resulted in the remains' removal to American Indian land in Oklahoma. Thorpe's surviving sons had been fighting to move the body to Sac and Fox land in the state where he was born. U.S. District...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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