Friday, June 8, 2012

Morning Six Pack: June 08, 2012


Time is never wasted when you're wasted all the time, nor when you’re reading these six college football stories from around the country.

A Night With the New SEC

In less than a month, the Southeastern Conference will go from having 12 member schools to having 14. That fact has been well known to all for months, but it didn't fully become real to me until I was standing in a crowded hotel ballroom in Atlanta last night. Well, sort of.

Paterno widow, son unaware they could be called

A family spokesman says Joe Paterno's widow and son were not told that they're on the list of possible witnesses for Jerry Sandusky's upcoming child sex abuse trial.

Toledo QB Terrance Owens drafted by the Padres with no baseball experience

In the 40th round — the last round - of the Major League Baseball draft, Toledo got a surprise; Terrance Owens was selected as the No. 1,215 overall pick by the San Diego Padres. Only one problem — Owens doesn't play baseball.

ESPN releases bulk of TV schedule

Thursday, ESPN released game times and channels for 70 or so 2012 college football games, somehow making the sport's biggest news of the entire day. Who schedules the schedule announcements, you wonder. Who schedules the announcements of schedule announcements?

Sun Belt names football championship trophy after Wright Waters

The conference voted during its recent meetings in Sandestin, Fla., to name the trophy after Waters, its commissioner from 1998-2012. In a release announcing the move Thursday, it credited Waters with football's designation as a league-sponsored sport and for the conference's inclusion in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Clemson announces six-year, $1.95 million deal with coach Dabo

“This contract reaffirms our commitment to Coach Swinney and his staff,” Clemson Board of Trustees Chairman David Wilkins said in a prepared statement. “We look forward to our football program winning many more ACC championships under his direction.”

No pressure, right?

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