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JIM THORPE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Iowa DB Desmond King Wins Jim Thorpe Award

Iowa can put another notch in its belt, as defensive back Desmond King took home the Jim Thorpe Award Thursday night during ESPN’s College Football Awards, and award given to the nation’s top defensive back. Desmond King is the 2015 @jimthorpeaward Winner | #Hawkeyes pic.twitter.com/cvLAZyCb9w — Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) December 11, 2015 King was crucial to the...
Via College Spun
December 10, 2015  |  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

Semi-Finalists Announced For Jim Thorpe Award As Top Defensive Back

Over the past three decades, the Jim Thorpe Award has been one of the most prestigious trophies inc college football … handed out annually to the nation’s top defensive back. Names like Deion Sanders, Charles Woodson, Patrick Peterson and so many more have brought home the trophy as the game’s best. Monday, the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, who hands out the award, announced...
Via Gamedayr
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

Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe's body

Jim Thorpe's body will stay in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago after a federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a ruling that could have resulted in his reburial on American Indian land in Oklahoma. The famed athlete's surviving sons have been fighting to move the body to Sac and Fox land in the state where he was born, saying their father expressed...
Via Associated Press
October 23, 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 Associated Press
October 23, 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
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