Notre Dame has woken the echoes in a new age of football

Notre Dame has woken the echoes in a new age of football

CLOSE Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly on his ‘Never get satisfied’ philosophy as he enters Season No. 10 in South Bend Mike Berardino, IndyStar SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The brand new indoor practice facility is sparkling. Much like the highly ranked team filtering into it, it contrasts with the Old World campus architecture surrounding […]

NCAA football has attendance woes, but Iowa State is a shining light

NCAA football has attendance woes, but Iowa State is a shining light

CLOSE Iowa State athletics director Jamie Pollard updates fans on construction projects around Jack Trice Stadium Randy Peterson, rpeterson@dmreg.com Story Highlights Northwestern coach blames ticket decline on cell phones Iowa State is defining what’s happening nationally Bob Bowlsby cites colleges competing against themselves AMES, Ia. — Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald blaming technology for the […]

Trona High’s Sandmen fight to keep football alive in wake of quakes

Trona High’s Sandmen fight to keep football alive in wake of quakes

Only nine kids show up for football practice on a brutal afternoon in August, the sun lingering stubbornly over this desert town, keeping the temperature in triple digits. Tugging on shoulder pads and helmets in a cramped locker room, the players hold their chatter to a minimum, cleats ticking across the concrete floor as they […]

Colby football begins work for 2019 season

Colby football begins work for 2019 season

WATERVILLE — Every morning his alarm goes off before the sun comes up, but Patrick Sopko is OK with the early morning wake-up calls. When he sees himself and his Colby College football teammates getting better in practices that start at 6 a.m., Sopko knows it’s worth it. “That type of discipline, showing you can […]

Jake Plummer and Nate Jackson on why the Colts quarterback made the right call.

Jake Plummer and Nate Jackson on why the Colts quarterback made the right call.

Andrew Luck on Saturday after reports of his retirement from the Indianapolis Colts. Michael Hickey/Getty Images On this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin spoke with retired NFL players Jake Plummer and Nate Jackson about Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck’s shocking retirement. A transcript of that discussion […]

Memphis-Ole Miss football season opener game means more for Tigers

Memphis-Ole Miss football season opener game means more for Tigers

CLOSE Mike Norvell on facing Ole Miss to start the season and proving high expectations against an SEC opponent. Evan Barnes, The Commercial Appeal Memphis football coach Mike Norvell was asked one of those questions Thursday that almost begged for one of those typical cliché football coach answers. How do you avoid your players placing […]