Monday, February 18, 2013

Morning Six Pack: February 18, 2013

Believe me… I’m as amazed as you are that we can STILL find six college football stories from around the country.

Clark, among top Nebraska rushers, dies at 46

Ken Clark, one of the top all-time rushers at Nebraska who went on to play for the Indianapolis Colts, has died. He was 46.

Introducing JUCO transfer Leon Brown, an offensive tackle with a goal to contribute in 2013

After two seasons at ASA College in Brooklyn, N.Y., Brown could be in the running to replace D.J. Fluker at right tackle.

Senior Bowl Review: Another Trufant heads for the NFL

Washington's Desmond Trufant was the best cornerback for the North team during Senior Bowl week in Mobile, according to Phil Savage, the all-star game's executive director.

Nittany Lions help raise millions for pediatric cancer research

Penn State’s reputation took a significant hit in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, but there are still some classy and selfless acts going on at the university.

Hired away from Arkansas, Tim Horton fits as Auburn's running backs coach

Horton had a chance to stay at Arkansas, his alma mater, as part of the Razorbacks' new staff, but Gus Malzahn's offer paid off by landing the experienced coach, particularly when Rich Bisaccia abruptly left the staff three weeks after being hired.

Quotable:

The matchup at Soldier Field was the first-ever outdoor game played by the Irish. It was no small feat to drop a hockey rink in the middle of a football field, and even before this, Swarbrick had conversations about how onerous a task it is to stage an event like Sunday's.

"I had talked to the guys at Fenway (Park) about their experience with the Winter Classic – it's big," Swarbrick said, with a laugh. "It's a major undertaking. As I say, there's nothing even remotely planned. But I just think somewhere down the road it'll make sense for us."

As it was, Swarbrick heaped praise on Soldier Field as a hockey host for the first time in its history.

"This is such a great city for Notre Dame, and such a great venue," Swarbrick said. "I can't imagine a better venue to put this in, because of the intimacy of the stadium. When I walked in, that was the first thing that struck me – you don't feel like you're watching this game from the moon."

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