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  • College football’s Heisman Trophy: from Berwanger to Manziel

    On the evening of Dec. 14, the 79th annual Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation will be telecast live by ESPN. As the usual suspense builds about who will be named this season’s best college player, here are some fun facts to throw into your water cooler Heisman conversations.

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  • College football’s Heisman Trophy: from Berwanger to Manziel

    On the evening of Dec. 14, the 79th annual Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation will be telecast live by ESPN. As the usual suspense builds about who will be named this season’s best college player, here are some fun facts to throw into your water cooler Heisman conversations.

  • Amazing college football records that look unbreakable

    The National Collegiate Athletic Association football record book roams over 19 pages and tracks everything from the standard team and individual achievements to the arcane, such as the most touchdown passes caught by a freshman and most blocked extra points for a career. Some NCAA marks for the major-college Football Bowl Subdivision are broken regularly, others rarely. Here are a dozen records that could last a lifetime, or more.

  • Chuck Fairbanks dies, leaves legacy as Patriots and Sooners coach

    Chuck Fairbanks dies: As six seasons as coach of the New England Patriots, Chuck Fairbanks won 46 games for New England, a franchise record at the time.

  • Big 12 Conference fans feel anxiety and frustration

    Big 12 Conference fans feel anxiety and frustration

    Big 12 Conference: Texas A&M withdrew from the conference earlier this month, upset at rival Texas' $247 million cable television deal with ESPN that does not have to be shared with other conference members.

  • Dark Sky movement: British Isle Named Skywatching Paradise

    Dark Sky movement: British Isle Named Skywatching Paradise

    The International Dark-Sky Association recognized Sark Island, which is about 80 miles off the south coast of England, for the quality of its night sky. Sark thus becomes the latest in a select group of dark sky places around the world, and the first island.