Buckeyes Eddie George leads in College Football Hall of Fame Class


The College Football Hall of Fame and the National Football Foundation hold the 18thAnnual Enshrinement Festival this Friday and Saturday in South Bend. This year’s class consists of:

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Ohio State to Honor Eddie George, Make Stadium Scarlet

The Ohio State Buckeyes are off this week, but they are planning a “Scarlet Out” for their next game, Oct. 29, when the Buckeyes host the #4 Wisconsin Badgers in an 8 p.m. ET kickoff.

They’ll also honor Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George at halftime.

The Ohio State Department of Athletics is encouraging all fans to dress warm, but to dress in scarlet for Homecoming. When you factor in the Badger fans making the trip (and their red), Ohio Stadium will resemble a Communist Party rally.

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Buckeyes Eddie George in College Football Hall of Fame, Full Class Announced Tomorrow

College Football Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

Deion Sanders, Eddie George, Desmond Howard among others eligible for highest honor

DALLAS-The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced today the names of 77 players and seven coaches who comprise the 2010 Football Bowl Subdivision Ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

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Ohio State’s Recruiting Class Solid if not Spectacular

By Hans Hetrick

Workmanlike? Efficient? Lackluster?

The 2010 Ohio State recruiting haul certainly didn’t match the top five class from last year, but Coach Tressel seemed satisfied, praising their versatility and maturity in his press conference.

The Buckeyes put together the #20 (Scout.com ranking) class this year. Conspicuous is the lone five-star recruit, although that number could increase if signing day holdout and Cleveland Glenville star Latwan Anderson signs on. Still, the Bucks pulled in 9 four-stars and 8 three-stars.

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Northwestern Alums Drafted by UFL, What’s the UFL?

Minnesota Northwestern Football

By Paul M. Banks

The United Football League (UFL) held its inaugural “Premiere” Season Draft June 19th. After the league’ worked out players in Orlando and Las Vegas. Three of them are former Northwestern Wildcats including:

Last year’s Quarterback C.J. Bachér, (I’ll give you a dollar if you can pronounce his name correctly, hint: it’s not “back her” or “bocker”) Starting Linebacker Prince Kwateng (no, this is not the same Prince from Burkina Faso who emails you every day requesting $500 to handle the wealth transfer process of his $3 million inheritance from the King of Congo) and LB, and former Big Ten tackles leader Tim McGarigle earning selections.
Bachér was selected by the New York franchise while Kwateng and McGarigle went to Orlando and San Francisco, respectively. (Nicknames of franchises not yet chosen for this thing called the UFL)

Each team selected 24 players and now owns their rights if they choose to play in the United Football League. The remaining spots on each roster will be filled in July with players that coaches had previously identified and did not have to attend the UFL workouts and then again in mid-August with players that have been released by the NFL during training camp.

“Premiere” Season Head Coaches include former NFL coaches Dennis “the UFL is exactly what I thought it was” Green, Jim Fassel, Jim Haslett and Ted Cottrell. Other Big Ten representation in the UFL includes former Wisconsin QB Brooks Bollinger and Michigan RB Chris Perry.

ufl_logoThe UFL will play its regular-season games on Thursday and Friday evenings in the fall, with the first regular season game kicking off in October and the Championship Game scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend.

To view the complete “Premiere” draft list. It doesn’t include former Mizzou QB Chase Daniel, so the league has that going for it; which is nice.

Rar Rar Rar! Other Wildcat tidbits

In other Northwestern alumi news, former NU forward Winston Blake (1999-2003) received his MBA from the University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business on Saturday. I only know this because my girlfriend Lisa was in the same graduating class, and I was there for the Welsh-Ryan Arena ceremony. I’m not keeping tabs on Blake or anything. I figured since he’s second on the school list in three-point field goal attempts (he was first at the end of his career, but got passed by Craig Moore last season) and in the Wildcats’ all time top 25 scoring list, he’s got enough people following him.

Former NFL running back, Heisman Trophy winner, restaurant owner and host of “The Quad” Eddie George is also getting his MBA at Kellogg, except he’s in the “executive program.”