Sunday, February 17, 2013

Morning Six Pack: February 17, 2013

Start your Sunday brunch with a draught of these six cool, clear and crisp college football stories from around the country.

SEC ready to invade NFL combine

As long as college underclassmen continue to forgo their final seasons of eligibility, the NFL Scouting Combine will keep growing in popularity and importance.

Too many running backs? If that's what you think Alabama has, Nick Saban would like a word

The Crimson Tide brings back T.J. Yeldon and a number of other contributors from 2012, but the cavalry was still upgraded with four new running backs.

350-Pound Running Back David Fangupo With Impressive Highlight Reel Commits to Hawaii

The University of Hawaii has found the anti-Danny Woodhead. David Fangupo, a 350-pound running back, has committed to Hawaii, according to West Hawaii Today.

Senior Bowl Review: Markus Wheaton tops group, Denard Robinson needs work

Connecticut's Markus Wheaton was the best wide receiver for the North team during Senior Bowl week in Mobile, according to Phil Savage, the all-star game's executive director.

Penn State’s scandal tab surpasses $27 million

The Jerry Sandusky child-sex abuse scandal has cost Penn State on numerous fronts, from its once-sterling reputation to stifling NCAA sanctions to myriad points in between.

Quotable:

In the days leading up to the game, league officials and Charlotte Collegiate Football, the local organizing committee for the ACC championship game and the Belk Bowl, attributed sagging ticket sales to Georgia Tech not being named the ACC Coastal representative until Nov. 19, the lack of a marquee matchup and both teams' upcoming bowl games. North Carolina was ineligible to compete in the championship due to NCAA sanctions, and when Miami self-imposed a bowl ban on Nov. 19, that made Georgia Tech the Coastal representative.

Florida State locked up its Atlantic Division crown with a 41-14 win over Maryland on Nov. 17 but lost handily to rival Florida at home the week prior to the ACC championship.

"Both were late to qualify, that hurts you; people don't have as long to make their plans, they know they're going to a bowl game a month later. So that short term turnaround, you know, gets in the way," Charlotte Collegiate Football Executive Director Will Webb told Charlotte's News14 Carolina on Nov. 29.

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