Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Morning Six Pack: May 21, 2013 and 102 days until kickoff

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mU_dQP_7Xg0/UJfDXuVaYCI/AAAAAAAAEaI/2gHVYMX2KT0/s1600/msp.pngContinuing the countdown and checking off another six cool, clear and refreshing college football stories from around the country.

Derrick Thomas' hall of fame snub inspires 'boycott' from Alabama great Cornelius Bennett

The Alabama legend says there's "no doubt" Derrick Thomas should be in the College Football Hall of Fame.

Woodson leaves Tide for South Alabama

Former Alabama receiver Danny Woodson is transferring to South Alabama.

Auburn's Gus Malzahn greeted recruit at 3 a.m. in morning

When everything appears to be just about equal in a tight recruiting battle, it’s often the “little things” that can help a top recruit pick one school over another.

Military Bowl moves to Navy’s Memorial Stadium

The Military Bowl is getting a venue change, and a slightly more appropriate one at that.

Coach confident in Tennessee Vols' strength staff

Butch Jones soon will turn his first Tennessee football team over to his strength and conditioning staff.


''These are rules about preserving the basic character and integrity of athletic competition and its relation to the goals, the most important goals, of higher education,'' Ballenger said. The NCAA and its members, he said, have a right to determine how they want to maintain college sports' tradition of amateur athletics.

Along with the fine, the consent agreement also imposed a four-year ban on postseason play, a temporary reduction in scholarships and the elimination of more than 100 wins under former coach Joe Paterno. The deal has angered many Penn State fans and alumni.

A weakened Penn State football program has implications for students, businesses and others, said Jim Schultz, Corbett's general counsel.

''Penn State football is an economic power source for the commonwealth and its citizens,'' Schultz told Kane, and that power source would be ''seriously damaged'' by the NCAA.

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