All the hullabaloo surrounding the NFL draft can be a bit baffling to the uninitiated. Commissioner Roger Goodell just walks onstage, calls a name, and then shakes a hand. Hardly gripping stuff. But here are five reasons it is such a big draw:
On Saturday, Penn State announced James Franklin will leave Vanderbilt to coach the Nittany Lions. Franklin replaces Bill O'Brien, who managed to lead the Nittany Lions to two winning seasons amid scandal.
The Auburn Tigers had the Florida State Seminoles on the ropes in the first half of the BCS title game. But by the fourth quarter, FSU QB Jameis Winston found his bearings, leading his team to a 34-31 win over Auburn.
Jameis Winston, star quarterback of the top-ranked Seminoles, will not face rape charges stemming from allegations that he sexually assaulted a fellow FSU student last year, a state prosecutor said. The accusation polarized the FSU fan base, tarnishing an otherwise gilded season.
'Tim Tebow released' is the news the football world knew had to be coming after the New York Jets drafted a quarterback Saturday. Going forward, however, neither Tim Tebow nor the Jets seem to have a lot of good options.
Pat Summerall dies: The former football player turned sportscaster, Pat Summerall delivered the details on 16 Super Bowls, the Masters, and the U.S. Open tennis tournament with a simple, understated style.
Tim Tebow joins a distinguished group of 'Great Floridians,' including Thomas Edison and Spanish explorer Pedro Menendez, but, until now, no athletes. Could it be a calculated political move by an unpopular governor in an election year?