Miami Sports Day

News and Notes from the National Football Foundation

Morthland (Ill.) moved to 4-2 in its inaugural campaign after defeating Trinity Bible College (N.D.), 66-40.

Scheduling

ESPN Events announced that FCS teams Jacksonville State and Chattanooga will face off in the inaugural Montgomery Kickoff Classic in 2017… The LSU vs. Florida game, postponed due to Hurricane Matthew, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19, at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge… South Alabama and Presbyterian, the originally scheduled Nov. 19 opponents for LSU and Florida, respectively, will now play each other on Nov. 19… Boston College and Missouri will play a home-and-home series in 2021 and 2024… The series between Florida State and Boise State in 2019 and 2020 has changed scheduled dates… Louisiana Monroe will play at Florida State in 2017 and 2019 and at Ole Miss in 2018…

Nevada and UTEP agreed to a home-and-home series in 2019 and 2020… Old Dominion and Norfolk State will play each other to open the 2019 season… Ball State added future games against Tennessee Tech and Central Connecticut State… Louisiana Tech added future home games against Southern and Grambling State… Southern will play against Texas Southern in Dallas in the Texas State Fair Football Showdown in 2018 and 2019… The 2017 game between Saint John’s (Minn.) and St. Thomas (Minn.) will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis…

Bowl Games

The NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl has tapped the American Sports Network as its television broadcast partner for the Dec. 30 game…

People

Purdue named Gerad Parker as its interim head coach… Delaware named Dennis Dottin-Carter as its interim head coach… Nicholls State named K. Matthew Roan as its next athletics director… Wisconsin-Whitewater named Randy Marnocha interim athletics director… Keiser (Fla.) promoted Kris Swogger to director of athletics…

Awards and Honors

Syracuse will honor former football players Timothy Byrne and Daryl Johnston as 2016 LetterWinners of Distinction on Nov. 10… Former football players Jim Maxwell and Harold Wells were inducted into the Gardner-Webb Athletics Hall of Fame… Former Arkansas quarterback Fred Marshall was presented with his Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame trophy during the Razorbacks game against Alabama. College Football Hall of Fame coach Frank Broyles and Hall of Fame player Loyd Phillips took part in the presentation…

Facilities

Thanks to a $500 million lead gift, Oregon announced the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact… Tennessee’s Board of Trustees approved a proposal for a $106 million renovation to Neyland Stadium… Permanent lights will be installed at Purdue’s Ross-Ade Stadium in time for the 2017 football season… Indiana approved renovations to Memorial Stadium… Construction has begun on a new football practice facility next to Colorado State’s new on-campus stadium… Weber State released renderings of a grand entrance to be built on the north end of Stewart Stadium…

Donations

Former Demon Deacon football player Bob McCreary has committed $15 million to Wake Forest athletics… South Florida announced a $1.45 million gift from The Fishman Family Foundation that will support student-athlete scholarships and athletics department priority needs… The 30th Annual Cowboy Joe Club Auction raised $413,000 for Wyoming Athletics…

Media

IMG Audio released its “Plays of the Week” highlight montage for Week 7 of the college football season… The American Football Coaches Association will air the American Football Coaches Awards on CBS Sports Network on Jan. 10, 2017…

Milestones

San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey raised his career rushing yards total to 5,383, placing him eighth all-time in FBS history… With its overtime win against NC State, Clemson extended its home unbeaten streak to 20 games, the longest active streak in the FBS… Western Michigan is ranked No. 20 in both the AP and Coaches Polls, its highest ranking in program history…

Uniforms

Cincinnati and NFF-partner Under Armour unveiled red uniforms… Utah and NFF-partner Under Armour announced a 10-year partnership extension… Georgia State and NFF-partner Under Armour have announced a new partnership…

Community Service

For the 10th consecutive year, members of the Rice football team hosted a Challenger Football game at Rice Stadium on Sunday. More than 20 Owls, including Campbell Trophy semifinalist Darik Dillard, hosted a group of handicapped youths to give them a chance to engage in football action on their home turf…

More News of Interest

The Big 12 Conference will remain with its current membership of 10 institutions… The American Football Coaches Association announced Oklahoma State has been retroactively named the 1945 football national champions… Rogers Redding, NCAA football secretary-rules editor and national coordinator of officiating, explains the reasoning behind penalty calls that were made in college football between Sept. 26-Oct. 7… Idaho’s addition to the Big Sky Conference is expected to shift the Big Sky to a nine-game conference scheduling format..

 

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