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Re: What ever happened to...?
« Reply #1000 on: August 15, 2017, 04:56:23 am »

 Michael Carvell‏ @Michael_Carvell 7h7 hours ago

Arkansas to celebrate Frank Broyles’ life on Saturday  https://www.seccountry.com/arkansas/arkansas-celebrate-frank-broyles-life-saturday

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Arkansas will celebrate Frank Broyles’ life with an event at 2 p.m. local time Saturday. It will be held at Bud Walton Arena.

On Monday, Broyles passed away at age 92 in Fayetteville, Ark. He was a former football coach for the Razorbacks, compiling a 144-58-5 record from 1958-76. His 1964 team won a split national championship.

After leading the Razorbacks to the 1964 FWAA national championship, Broyles was awarded the AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) Coach of the Year while earning the same award from Sporting News.

Broyles was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983. The annual Broyles Award, given to college football’s top assistant coach, is named in his honor.
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Re: What ever happened to...?
« Reply #1001 on: August 15, 2017, 05:31:31 am »

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LOOKING BACK: 1957 sports pages from Arkansas Democrat, Gazette when Frank Broyles was hired at UA » http://www.arkansasonline.com/broyles1957/  #WPS

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Re: What ever happened to...?
« Reply #1002 on: August 18, 2017, 05:15:44 am »

...Marcus Lattimore

Marcus Lattimore gives incredible first pregame speech as high school coach



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On Thursday, the former South Carolina running back fired up his team during his first pregame speech as the football coach of Heathwood Hall, a private school in Columbia, S.C.

“Here’s what you need to know: I don’t care what happens on that field tonight as long as you give me 100 percent,” Lattimore says during the speech. “That’s it. One-hundred percent, and match their intensity from the first snap. … Let’s get it! I love every last one of you all.”

The former player’s approach to being a high school coach:

“I thought my life would take a different path. I thought I would be in the NFL, going into my fifth year. Life takes its turns, and you have to be able to adjust.

“Thank God that I have had good people in my life to help me adjust and navigate through all the adversity that I’ve been through.”

Lattimore ran for 2,677 yards with the Gamecocks from 2010-12. He entered the NFL as a fourth-round pick by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2013 NFL Draft. But he announced his retirement from the NFL in November 2014 after dealing with serious knee injuries
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Re: What ever happened to...?
« Reply #1003 on: September 03, 2017, 08:52:19 am »

... Victor Rojas

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Nearly two years to the day after he tackled an official, Victor Rojas played football again for Jay: http://www.expressnews.com/sports/high_school/high_school_football/article/2-years-later-player-who-attacked-ref-returns-to-12170040.php … #txhsfb



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Victor Rojas lined up to the right of the Jay defensive line and got a slight jump on the snap, which gave him a clear path to Harlandale quarterback Steven Benitez.

The Mustangs’ blitzing outside linebacker delivered a jarring blow to Benitez right after he handed off to teammate John Navarro, prompting some “oohs” from the crowd at Gustafson Stadium.

Saturday night’s hit was similar to the one Rojas made toward the end of his last game for Jay, which knocked official Robert Watts to the ground and sparked a controversy that rocked the football-watching world.

This time, though, the hit was clean and did not even draw a flag, and Benitez was no worse for the wear.

Nearly two years to the day after Rojas and then-senior Michael Moreno tackled and speared Watts at the urging of former Jay assistant coach Mack Breed, resulting in legal action against all three and their dismissal from the Mustangs’ program, Rojas returned to the field.

He started in Jay’s season-opening 35-6 win over Harlandale, with his parents watching from the [CENSORED] of the bleachers.

“He’s happy to be playing,” said his mother, Rosa Rojas. “He’s doing good.”

Victor Rojas was indefinitely suspended from all UIL activities after the Sept. 4, 2015, game at Marble Falls and did not compete for Jay as a junior last year.

The UIL’s State Executive Committee lifted the suspension Jan. 17, when Rojas traveled to Austin, apologized for his actions, and expressed remorse.

He rejoined the Mustangs’ football program during the spring semester of last school year, after meeting what Northside ISD athletic director Stan Laing described as additional expectations from his coaches and the school district.

He declined to say what those expectations were.

Jay coach Gary Gutierrez, who did not respond to multiple calls in the days leading up to the season opener and did not make Rojas available for comment, said shortly after the Mustangs started preseason practices that Rojas was back with the team and would have a yet-to-be-determined role.

He was a starting safety as a sophomore.

“He’s a good kid, and he’s trying to redeem himself,” Gutierrez said. “I’ve got no complaints.”

Neither did some fans on both sides of Gustafson Stadium, a few of whom did not realize Rojas was back on the field until informed by a reporter.

Rojas mostly blended in with his teammates, running over to celebrate with Malik Ross after his first-quarter interception.

Rojas had no visible reaction to being shoved from behind by Harlandale’s Sergio Abarca at the end of a punt play.

Fans for both Jay and Harlandale, while acknowledging Rojas made a mistake two years ago, said he deserved a second chance.

“He’s still a kid,” Harlandale graduate Nick Torres said. “If he has a chance to turn his life around, that’s good for him.”

Not every Jay fan in attendance shared that sentiment.

“They never should have let him back playing,” Herman Bara said. “He knew right from wrong.”

Jay Downs, Watts’ Dallas-based attorney, said his client did not agree with Rojas’ reinstatement by the UIL and his school. Downs said Watts continues to experience physical ailments as a result of the in-game attack, including vertigo, fatigue and post-concussion syndrome.

Downs said Watts has continued to officiate but on a limited basis.

“I think that he probably feels it’s disappointing to see young Mr. Rojas playing football again,” Downs said. “At the same time, I think that’s tempered by the fact that the people that I think are truly responsible are the coaching staff and the school district.”

Along those lines, Downs filed a civil lawsuit on Watts’ behalf in Burnet County on Aug. 9, naming Breed and Northside ISD as defendants and seeking between $200,000 and $1 million in damages.

Laing said he could not comment on the pending litigation.

The lawsuit claims the school district is responsible for the actions of Breed, who admitted to school administrators that he directed Moreno and Rojas to take out Watts, lost his job and later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in Burnet County.

Breed, Moreno and Rojas were ordered to pay joint restitution to Watts totaling $4,756.61.

Downs suggested Watts’ lingering physical problems contributed to him losing his job as a vice president with the Austin Chamber of Commerce earlier this year.

“He is unemployed at this time,” Downs said Thursday. “I think it did have an effect on his job. He wasn’t able to do his job as well as he could before.”
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Re: What ever happened to...?
« Reply #1004 on: September 04, 2017, 07:50:56 am »

...Jackie Burkett

Phillip Marshall reported Saturday that former Tigers player, Jackie Burkett, passed away at age 80 on Friday night in Fort Walton Beach

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Burkett was diagnosed with leukemia last spring, per Marshall.

Burkett was a center and linebacker at Auburn from 1957-59. A three-time All-SEC selection, he was a member of the 1957 national championship team. He was an All-American in 1958.

Burkett spent time as a professional with the Baltimore Colts, New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys.
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Re: What ever happened to...?
« Reply #1005 on: September 17, 2017, 08:35:04 am »

...Billy Ray Lickert

illy Ray Lickert, the 1957 Kentucky Mr. Basketball recipient who went on to have an All-America career at the University of Kentucky, died early Wednesday. He was 78.

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Lickert, who played at Lafayette High School, became the second Mr. Basketball winner to die in the past week. Jim McDaniels, the 1967 winner out of Allen County-Scottsville who went on to have a prolific career at Western Kentucky University and in the American Basketball Association, died last Wednesday.

Lickert, who was inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010, was named a Scholastic Coach Magazine All-American in 1957. He was selected to the coaches’ All-Southeastern Conference First Team as a sophomore, junior and senior while at UK, and was a Helms Foundation second-team All-American as a senior. He was drafted in the fifth round of the 1961 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers and ranks 49th in career scoring (1,076 points) at UK.

David Nisbet, a nephew of Lickert, told the Herald-Leader that the Lakers wanted Lickert to “try out” for the team but that Lickert wouldn’t go without a guaranteed contract because he already had a wife and son. The Lakers told Lickert that “even Jerry [The Logo] West didn’t get a guaranteed contract” and that if he didn’t make the team, they would set him up with a job at an insurance company.

Lickert declined L.A.’s offer and stayed in Lexington to work for Mason and Hanger, an architecture and engineering firm, where he eventually rose to the position of corporate secretary and treasurer.

“The most humble and good-hearted man I’ve ever met,” Nisbet wrote in an email. “Kentucky lost a great man today.”

Lickert was inducted into the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013. J.R. VanHoose, the 1998 Mr. Basketball winner out of Paintsville, was also part of that Hall of Fame class. Guys like Lickert “are true legends and will always have a place in our history.

“He was everything I expected,” VanHoose wrote. “Well versed in basketball history, a great storyteller and very receptive to talk to me about basketball and anything I had questions about.

“I remember walking in to a lunch, the day of our Hall of Fame induction. There was Billy Ray, Johnny Cox, Linville Puckett and Larry Conley sitting and telling stories about Coach Rupp! What history, what stories and what a great time they were having. Of course I was honored when they asked me to sit with them.”
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Re: What ever happened to...?
« Reply #1007 on: September 28, 2017, 10:54:37 pm »

...GurShall

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Former Georgia RB Keith Marshall helps buy awesome birthday gift for young child he just met


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Keith Marshall, now in his third NFL season with the Washington Redskins, and his teammate Rob Kelley, were in a GameStop store when they overheard a young boy talking about wanting an Xbox for his birthday but his parents being unable to afford one.

So Marshall and Kelley decided to do something about it.

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Todd Gurley named NFC Offensive Player of the Month


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Gurley, now in his third season overall with the Rams and second in Los Angeles, was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for September.

In three games for the month, Gurley totaled 241 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns and 140 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns. His 381 total yards from scrimmage lead the conference, and his 6 total touchdowns are tied for the NFL high.
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Re: What ever happened to...?
« Reply #1008 on: October 08, 2017, 02:33:19 pm »

...the Referee who received threats from Kentucky fans

On Tuesday, referee John Higgins filed a lawsuit against Kentucky Sports Radio, its founder Matthew H. Jones and its managing editor Drew Franklin

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National Association of Sports Officials plans to award its Great Call Award to John Higgins, the referee who became the target of death threats and defamatory social messaging from UK fans. Clearly, those fans did not think Higgins’ calls in UK’s loss to North Carolina last March were great.

Barry Mano, the founder and president of NASO, explained.

“When people hear Great Call Award, they think we’re talking about some call he made during a game,” Mano said. “We don’t do that.”

The award recognizes exemplary behavior, humanitarian efforts and, in general, the setting of a good example, Mano said.

NASO named Higgins the winner of its Great Call Award because of how the referee maintained his composure in the face of abuse...
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Re: What ever happened to...?
« Reply #1009 on: October 10, 2017, 05:15:41 am »

...Y.A. Tittle

LSU legend Y.A. Tittle, a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee died on Monday at the age of 90.



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Yelberton Abraham Tittle played at LSU from 1944-47 and established himself as the Tigers’ all-time leading passer until Bert Jones broke his records in the early 1970s. He led LSU to a Cotton Bowl berth in his junior season. That game was the first to earn the moniker of “Ice Bowl” as LSU and Arkansas dueled to a 0-0 tie during a New Year’s Day winter storm in Dallas.

Tittle was the NFL’s all-time leading passer at the conclusion of his 17-year pro career in 1964. He was the league’s MVP in his next-to-last season at the age of 37 —
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Re: What ever happened to...?
« Reply #1010 on: October 17, 2017, 05:36:20 am »

...Former UGA athletic director Damon Evans

More than seven years after leaving Georgia in disgrace, Damon Evans is back running a major-conference athletic department. At least temporarily.


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Evans, the associate athletics director at Maryland since November 2014, is now at the helm of the Terrapins’ athletic department on an interim basis. Kevin Anderson, the school’s athletics director, will take a six-month sabbatical, The Washington Post reported on Monday.

A former Georgia football player, Evans went into athletics administration and worked in Georgia’s athletic association. He was promoted to the top spot in 2004 when Vince Dooley was forced out by then-president Michael Adams.

Evans had just received a contract extension in the summer of 2010 when he was arrested on drunk-driving charges in Atlanta. The lurid details that emerged from the arrest contributed to UGA firing Evans a short time later.

“I learned a lot about myself,” Evans said.
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Re: What ever happened to...?
« Reply #1011 on: October 17, 2017, 05:56:24 am »

...Jerrell Powe

With the football part of his life over, Jerrell Powe is working on what's next


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HATTIESBURG — On the road from Malibu to the airport, Jerrell Powe left his lane.

Powe was riding with his friend, fellow NFL player and Mississippi native Eugene Sims, one day this August when the 49ers strength and conditioning coach Ray Wright called. Sims pulled over, and Powe got out of the car. The 49ers wanted to sign Powe.

“What do you want to do?” Wright asked.

Powe thought about it. The back problems. The limp in his right leg. The wrist that doesn’t bend. The anxiety attacks. The atrial fibrillation in his heart. The risk of CTE. Did he really want to go to another new city, live out of a hotel until he knew if he made the team, bus to practice until he found a place and live somewhere he simply didn’t know?

He then thought of his 2-year-old son, Jayce.

It was a painful path which led Powe to this point. It took three years to become academically eligible at Ole Miss. He fell to the sixth round of the NFL Draft, a slide he attributes to already being 24 years old. He played for three teams in six seasons. There were health scares along the way.

No, he decided. It was time for something else.

“Man, I don’t think I want to do it anymore,” Powe told Wright.

Powe got in the car, flew to Mississippi and started the rest of his life. Like generations of retired pro athletes before him, Jerrell Powe was now in between two places: what he always wanted and what comes after.

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Powe’s grandfather always told him, “Everybody has a lane. Stay in your lane.”

Powe believes in that advice. He lives by it. He played football because it’s what he knew. He worked at the Wayne County jail while he tried to get into school and now is getting a degree in criminal justice. His grandfather, uncle and cousins were truck drivers, and now Powe is starting a trucking business.

People’s lives are often dictated by the lane they started in, but how do you change that?

Miss Sue [The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game] is credited with helping Powe navigate through the academic side of Ole Miss.
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Re: What ever happened to...?
« Reply #1012 on: October 19, 2017, 09:49:02 pm »

...Ex-Florida QB Chris Leak



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After an incident with a female student in 2015, former Florida quarterback Chris Leak voluntarily surrendered his Florida Educator’s Certificate, according to an order filed by the Florida Education Practices Commission on Tuesday, as reported by Ryan DiPentima of the Palm Beach Post.

Leak, who was a football coach and art recovery teacher at Edgewater High School in Orlando, had allegations that he received a massage from a 15-year-old female student and asked her to touch his genitals on Sept. 5, 2015. He allegedly was only wearing a towel during the incident. Leak immediately resigned on the day the police report was filed.

Because Leak surrendered his teaching license voluntarily, he will never have it reinstated and not be allowed to apply for a new one, according to DePentima.

Sexual assault charges against Leak were dropped after the accuser and her guardian said they no longer wanted to press charges.

Leak played at Florida from 2003-06, leading the Gators to a national championship [with Tim Tebow].
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Re: What ever happened to...?
« Reply #1013 on: October 24, 2017, 05:46:51 am »

...Kentucky basketball's all-time leading scoring guard Keith Bogans

 Matt Jones‏ @KySportsRadio 18h18 hours ago

Keith Bogans has been hired as an Assistant Coach for the Knicks G-League team
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Re: What ever happened to...?
« Reply #1014 on: October 25, 2017, 05:42:04 am »

...Monte Kiffin

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Watch @Lane_Kiffin's dad, 77-year-old Monte celebrate with a victory dance in FAU's locker room celebration  https://trib.al/1CMymbO
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Re: What ever happened to...?
« Reply #1015 on: November 01, 2017, 05:55:37 am »

...Norm Stewart



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University of Missouri System Board of Curators approved the statue of former men’s basketball coach Norm Stewart at Tuesday’s meeting in Columbia. The statue, funded by private donations, will be unveiled Nov. 10, the day of Missouri’s season opener against Iowa State. The statue dedication will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Walsworth Plaza.

The court inside is already named for Stewart as well. In 32 years as the Tigers head coach, he helped Mizzou to 16 NCAA Tournament appearences.
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Re: What ever happened to...?
« Reply #1016 on: November 05, 2017, 09:32:22 am »

...Former UK player Mark Pope

Genius or idiot? Ex-Cat wonders which he is as new season begins

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Pope played on UK’s 1996 national championship team, the program’s first title in 18 years.

“Way too long,” Pope said. “And I think we all felt like this was something we had to deliver.”

That championship team had two epic games against a UMass team coached by Calipari. Marcus Camby led UMass to an early-season victory over UK. The Cats won the all-important rematch in the Final Four.

“We hated — and I’m talking with a passion — John Calipari, right?” Pope said.

Pope also disliked Camby.

Pope is among those who grieve for how his UK coach, Rick Pitino, lost his job as Louisville coach in the wake of an ongoing FBI investigation of college basketball.

“I really don’t know much about it,” Pope said. “All I know with ‘Coach P’ is just my relationship with him. And I’ll love him till the day I die. You don’t have that many people you meet in life that can actually kind of really mutate your DNA to make you a different person from your core. But he did that for me. . . .

“I’m really sad that ‘Coach P’ isn’t coaching right now.”

Pope inherited a Utah Valley program that had never won a game in a national postseason tournament. The Wolverines advanced to the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational last spring.

Utah Valley’s final Ratings Percentage Index of 180 was better than two Southeastern Conference teams (LSU at No. 195 and Missouri at No. 253) and in roughly the same neighborhood as Mississippi State (No. 151) and Texas (No. 156).

“We’re trying to break into that group of teams that’s really competing to get in the NCAA Tournament,” Pope said.

Pope's team is playing Duke and UK in a 24-hour span.
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Re: What ever happened to...?
« Reply #1018 on: December 06, 2017, 05:29:42 am »

...Ron Meyer

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Former SMU head coach Ron Meyer dies at the age of 76 http://p.d-news.co/n34v  via @sportsdaydfw


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Meyer spent six seasons as SMU's head coach. He led the Mustangs to the 1981 Southwest Conference championship behind the Pony Express duo of Eric Dickerson and Craig James. He earned the Southwest Conference Coach of the Years honors that season before he left SMU to coach the New England Patriots, the start of a 10-year NFL career that included a six-year stint with the Indianapolis Colts.

Dickerson took to Twitter to mourn Meyer's passing, writing, "Devastated to hear the passing of my coach and great friend Ron Meyer. My mom and I loved Coach Meyer. He was a great man. Coach and his family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless Coach Meyer!"
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Re: What ever happened to...?
« Reply #1019 on: December 12, 2017, 05:26:33 am »

...Former Auburn FB Heath Evans

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Heath Evans suspended by NFL Network after sexual-harassment allegations


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Former Auburn fullback Heath Evans is one of three NFL Network on-air personalities who have been suspended from their duties after allegations of sexual harassment from a former NFL Network wardrobe stylist...

NFL Network suspended Evans, Marshall Faulk and Ike Taylor on Monday night in response to a lawsuit filed against NFL Enterprises in Los Angeles Superior Court...

Eric Weinberger, a former executive producer for NFL Network, and another former player, Donovan McNabb, also were mentioned in the complaint.

Evans played at Auburn from 1998 through 2000. He joined the NFL as a third-round draft pick of the Seattle Seahawks and spent 10 seasons as a pro fullback.
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