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Purple Heart-Winning Army Vet Playing Football for Clemson This Fall

Purple Heart-Winning Army Vet Playing Football for Clemson This Fall

Clemson SID Office(NEW YORK) — Sports fans may refer to the football field as a place of battle, but Army Sgt. Daniel Rodriguez knows better.”When I go to school I think of it as such a blessing to be alive.  I thought I was going to die,” said R…

Romney Gets into Game Day Spirit, Urges Voters to Hire a New Coach

Romney Gets into Game Day Spirit, Urges Voters to Hire a New Coach

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(CINCINNATI, Ohio) — As football fans around the country celebrate the start of college football season, Mitt Romney got into the game day spirit, weaving sports analogies into his stump speech and urging voters in Ohio to…

Notre Dame vs. Navy in Ireland

Notre Dame vs. Navy in Ireland

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — On Saturday, the Fighting Irish are in Dublin to defend their win against Navy back in 1996 during Lou Holtz’s final season as the Irish’s head coach.  Notre Dame has a travelling party of more than 200 people, an…

Notre Dame vs. Navy in Ireland

Notre Dame vs. Navy in Ireland

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LONDON) — On Saturday, the Fighting Irish are in Dublin to defend their win against Navy back in 1996 during Lou Holtz’s final season as the Irish’s head coach.  Notre Dame has a travelling party of more than 200 people, an…

$60 Million for a High School Football Stadium?

$60 Million for a High School Football Stadium?

Darrin Klimek/Thinkstock(ALLEN, Texas) — To say that football is a big deal in Texas is a bit like saying it snows in Alaska. “There’s a long tradition in both film and novels of how important high school football is in Texas,” said …

Drew Brees Teams Up Against Concussions in School Sports

Drew Brees Teams Up Against Concussions in School Sports

Grant Halverson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Drew Brees, the quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, has taken some pretty hard hits in his career and knows the dangers involved with playing football professionally.That’s why he’s lent his nam…

Former NFL Players Filing Massive Concussion Lawsuit Against League

Former NFL Players Filing Massive Concussion Lawsuit Against League

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) — A landmark class action lawsuit is being filed Thursday morning in Philadelphia against the National Football League by former players who allege the NFL has misled them for decades about the risks of brain inj…

Brain Injuries Raise New Concerns for Young Football Players

Brain Injuries Raise New Concerns for Young Football Players

Thomas Northcut/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For almost a decade, Jacob Bell was living his dream: making millions playing professional football, starting 100 games for the Tennessee Titans and the St. Louis Rams.But every season, he took thousands of hits …

Junior Seau: Safety Debate Continues as Family Delays Brain Donation

Junior Seau: Safety Debate Continues as Family Delays Brain Donation

Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) — The family of Junior Seau, the NFL football star who died last week, is now reconsidering donating his brain to science, backing off their decision last week to let his brain be examined for sig…

Nike Unveils Light, Sleek New NFL Uniforms

Nike Unveils Light, Sleek New NFL Uniforms

Nike(NEW YORK) — It wasn’t your average fashion show. The NFL unveiled new uniforms, made by Nike, for each team in pro football Tuesday. The uniforms were shown at a gridiron-themed presentation attended by NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell and N…

UNC Football Hit With One-Year Postseason Ban By NCAA

UNC Football Hit With One-Year Postseason Ban By NCAA

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) — The NCAA handed down a one-year postseason ban on North Carolina’s football program Monday for multiple violations, including academic fraud and a failure to monitor the team.In addition, the Tar Heels…

UNC Football Hit With One-Year Postseason Ban By NCAA

UNC Football Hit With One-Year Postseason Ban By NCAA

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) — The NCAA handed down a one-year postseason ban on North Carolina’s football program Monday for multiple violations, including academic fraud and a failure to monitor the team.In addition, the Tar Heels…

Four TCU Football Players Arrested in Drug Bust

Four TCU Football Players Arrested in Drug Bust

Comstock/Thinkstock(FORT WORTH, Texas) — Seventeen Texas Christian University students, four of which are football players, have been arrested on drug charges Wednesday during a raid on and around the school’s Fort Worth campus.Marijuana, cocain…

Cancer Survivor Mark Herzlich Grateful To Compete in Super Bowl

Cancer Survivor Mark Herzlich Grateful To Compete in Super Bowl

Scott Cunningham/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Giants’ rookie linebacker Mark Herzlich stepped off the plane in Indianapolis to play against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI and immediately took to Twitter to express his gratitude…

Steven Tyler Draws Negative Reviews over National Anthem Performance

Steven Tyler Draws Negative Reviews over National Anthem Performance

Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) — The public has spoken, and they did not care much for Steven Tyler’s performance of the national anthem at the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.The American Idol judge and frontman of the Boston-based b…

Madonna: Performing at Super Bowl is Scary

Madonna: Performing at Super Bowl is Scary

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) — She’s performing this year’s Super Bowl half-time show, but Madonna confessed recently that she hasn’t watched a football game from start to finish in decades.
“For sure, when I was in high school and I w…

NFL Brawl Leads to Ref’s Cancer Diagnosis

NFL Brawl Leads to Ref’s Cancer Diagnosis

George Gojkovich/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) — Tony Corrente, a veteran referee for the National Football League, started a second round of chemotherapy for throat and tongue cancer Monday, two days after officiating Saturday’s playoff game betwee…

Son of Packers Football Coach Found Dead in River

Son of Packers Football Coach Found Dead in River

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(OSHKOSH, Wis.) — The son of Green Bay Packers coach Joe Philbin has been found dead in an icy Wisconsin river, according to sources. Michael Philbin, the 21-year-old son of the Packers offensive coordinator, was reported m…

VIDEO: Wind-Blown Goal Sweeps Goalkeeper into Record Books

VIDEO: Wind-Blown Goal Sweeps Goalkeeper into Record Books

Alex Livesey/Getty Images(LONDON) — The 90-yard goal American goalkeeper Tim Howard scored Wednesday night in an English Premier League soccer game put him in the record books, but just how the ball landed in the net is what’s getting all the at…

VIDEO: Jerome Simpson Busts a Move Into the End Zone

VIDEO: Jerome Simpson Busts a Move Into the End Zone

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) — You’ve seen videos of football players celebrating in the end zone after scoring a touchdown, but Cincinnati Bengals receiver Jerome Simpson managed to bust a move as he ran into the end zone on Saturday&rs…

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