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JIM THORPE RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
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26 days ago  |  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...
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27 days ago  |  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...
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27 days ago  |  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

Photo: Michigan State Puts Up Darqueze Dennard Display Featuring Jim Thorpe Award

Darqueze Dennard was probably the best player on the nation’s best defense in 2013, and Michigan State has wasted little time in promoting the former Spartan among the school’s other football greats. MSU has already put together a display about Dennard, who was taken in the first round by the Cincinnati Bengals in this year’s NFL Draft. The display prominently features Dennard’s...
Via College Spun
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

KeiVarae Russell Doesn’t Exist In The State Of Oklahoma

Preseason award watch lists are about as ridiculous as the preseason polls. I never get too excited or upset about either, but I still manage to find my way over to them because of some type of ridiculous addiction to all things college football. This must be what people who huff paint feel like. And that brings me to this: Here is the preseason 2014 @NagurskiTrophy Watch List http...
Via Subway Domer
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Darqueze Dennard wins Jim Thorpe Award

The awards just keep coming for Michigan State. On Thursday night, senior cornerback Darqueze Dennard won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back. Dennard, who led the team with 14 passes defended, 10 pass break-ups and four interceptions, is the first Spartan to win the award. "Our team, we had a great defense this year," Dennard said on the College Football Awards...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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