"Mike MacIntyre took over a San Jose State program in disarray and turned it around," Shealy said. "He hired a group of fellow Christians to join his coaching staff and, not only built a winner, but really got a lot of people in that community on board. Through the years, he’s been one of FCA’s greatest supporters."
Rice and MacIntyre were honored at the American Football Coaches Association convention in Nashville earlier this month. Named in honor of former Baylor coach, AFCA executive director and member of the FCA Board of Trustees Grant Teaff, the Coach of the Year Award presented by FCA recognizes a football coach who exemplifies Christian principles and who is involved in FCA.
The award is also based on the success and performance of the coach’s team that season. Previous winners include Tommy Bowden, Tommy Tuberville, Sylvester Croom and Phil Jones.
Local athletes pepper the list of winners for the 2012 Sportswomen of Colorado Awards that will be handed out March 10. The group will honor 45of Colorado's top female athletes and contributors to women's athletics at its 39th annual Awards Banquet at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center. Susie Wargin and Marcia Neville will present the awards with special guest Olympian Missy Franklin. University of Colorado athlete Emma Coburn will enter the organization's hall of fame by earning her third award this year. She is being honored for her efforts at the London Olympics. Coburn's teammate, Shalaya Kipp, who also ran the 3,000-meter steeplechase in London, is being honored for her collegiate efforts in 2012 for the Buffs. CU's Chucky Jeffery is being honored as the top women's college basketball player in the state and Buff Emily Talley the top golfer. Former CU skier Katie Hartman will be given the comeback award after bouncing back from knee surgery.
Colorado's disappointing start to the Pac-12 season continued with a 64-54 loss to Washington. The Buffs' head coach understands there is a lot of work ahead to get the 2012-13 team turned around. But Boyle also had a chance to think about the future, at least for a moment late Wednesday night, while talking to Fletcher, a member of CU's 2013 recruiting class from Tacoma, Wash. "I asked Tre'Shaun after the game, 'Could you have made some shots for us tonight?' He looked at me and said, 'Yeah,'" Boyle said. "Tre'Shaun is going to be a great player at Colorado. He's a lot like a lot of these Washington guys. He's got length, he's got skill, he's a good passer, he's got size on the perimeter. I can't wait to get him in a Buffalo uniform."
CU officially kicks off the indoor season at the Potts Indoor Invitational and will stay on the Front Range for most of the indoor season. A group of athletes will compete at a pair of meets at the University of Washington and some will compete at the New Mexico Classic. As soon as the indoor season is over, the Buffs will switch gears to the outdoor campaign, hosting their first of two meets at Potts Field, CU will host the Jerry Quiller Classic, formerly known as the Potts Invitational, March 15-16. The second home meet is the Colorado Invitational, set for April 12-13.
The University of Colorado has been nominated as one of the top college basketball student sections in the country and is asking for fan support to help win the prestigious title. Buffs fans will now have a say in determining the most deserving student section by voting for the Naismith Student Section of the Year Award. By visiting facebook.com/ILoveCollegeHoops, Colorado fans can vote once per day for C-Unit as the top student section in college basketball. The winning student section gets bragging rights, while the winning school will receive $10,000 to be used in its general scholarship fund.
The Greatest Trick That Kelly Ever Pulled - Addicted To Quack - Oregon has jumped the shark, and now Chip Kelly is Keyser Söze.
He's supposed to be from New Hampshire, some say he was born in Flint, Michigan, nobody ever believed he'd stay at Oregon forever. Nobody ever got close to him or found out what made him tick, but to hear Mullen talk about it, anybody could take over the head coaching position. You never knew what he was going to do, that was his power. The greatest trick that Kelly ever pulled was convincing Oregon fans he was staying forever.
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Jessamen Dunker, Florida offensive lineman, is 6'4" and 301 pounds. Now please imagine him attempting to steal a moped, as he is alleged to have done by the crack policemen at the University of Florida Police Department. Imagine him trying to be stealthy about it, creeping up on little three hundred pound cat feet, and then yelling like Niko Bellic as he notices the three badge alert going off in the corner of the screen, and looks for a paint spray shop to lose the cops and get back to achievement whoring.
...aaaand the Fulmer Cup has begun. Now it's officially football offseason.