"We will publicly honor Joe and his wife, Sue, for all the many things they have done for the university, both from an athletic standpoint and an academic standpoint," President Rodney Erickson told alumni Wednesday.
In television, sports is where the money is. And whether or not they watch live sporting events, cable subscribers pay to subsidize that coverage, every month. ESPN now collects an average of $4.69 for every cable home –– four times more than any other network.
There are two kinds of compelling football games. One, when teams battle back and forth to a dramatic ending. The other, when one team dominates to such an extent that all you can do is watch in awe. Monday night, the University of Alabama treated football fans to the latter. The Crimson Tide won the BCS championship game 21-0.
The consensus seems to be that tonight's BCS championship game between No. 2 Alabama and No. 1 LSU will be a defensive struggle, similar to the touchdown-free game they played on Nov. 5. But while they field elite defenses, LSU and Alabama's squads have very different strengths.
After several weeks of awful performances, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow delivered what his fans are calling the latest miracle of his young NFL career. Tebow's 80-yard pass-play with wide receiver Demaryius Thomas on the first play of overtime, clinched a stunning playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, 29-23.
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