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The Philly Daily News reports that Wayne Hardin, who compiled a 80-52-3 while coaching the Temple Owls during the 1960s and early 1970s, has been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.ESPN adds: "Temple won a school-record 14 straight games from 1973-74 under Hardin, who won the 1974 Kodak District II coach of the year and was inducted into Temple's Hall of Fame 20 years later. "“This is a great day for Temple University,” interim athletic director Kevin Clark said in a statement. “Wayne Hardin is not only a Hall of Fame football coach, but a Hall of Fame person.
In an interview with, who else, Dr. Phil, the Manti Te'o Hoax mastermind Ronaiah Tuiasosopo revealed that he was in love with Te'o throughout the time he was faking the voice of Te'o's fake girlfriend Lennay Kekua. In other words, he was living vicariously through the fake girlfriend he created, in order to feel closer to the Notre Dame star. Dr. Phil previewed his interview with Tuiasosopo, which airs Thursday, to NBC's Mike Taibbi.Here we have a young man that fell deeply, romantically in love. I asked him straight up, "Was this a romantic relationship with you?" And he says yes.
This seems like a good place to let the story of Notre Dame football player Manti Te'o's fake dead girlfriend … well, come to a merciful end:
New media>Old media. ESPN got a tip from Manti Teo's agent about the hoax a day before Deadspin.com did, but ultimately were left wringing their hands and worrying about what to do while Deadspin got the scoop. (His agent? Does he really think this will somehow boost Te's chances in the draft?) According to an account in the New York Times, ESPN wanted to get an interview with Te'o to get his reaction before publishing, which caused the delay. In other words, ESPN did the old school thing, waiting to be sure, and Deadspin did the new school thing and
I am sharing this story because I am Manti Te’o’s mother. Ever since the hooligans from something called Deadspin told the world that Manti’s dead girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, never existed, everybody’s been talking about my son. They wonder if he’s a fraud. They say he’s a liar. They say it’s his fault Notre Dame laid an egg at the BCS Championship Game. But I understand my son better than anyone else, so I am speaking out here.First of all, you should know that Lennay isn’t Manti’s first imaginary friend. Manti has always had imaginary friends, from the time he was
A former Temple University volleyball player is suing the university, saying she was kicked off the team after complaining that her ex-boyfriend—a member of Temple's football team—threatened to kill her. Emily Frazer is suing in federal court; she was reportedly on full scholarship during the 2011 volleyball season. Her boyfriend was Andrew Cerett, then a punter for the Owls.She claims that Cerett, a 6-foot-5-inch punter, also on a full athletic scholarship, assaulted her after she broke up with him in the spring semester of her sophomore year, and that Temple kicked her off the volleyball team and revoked her scholarship
If Alabama were playing Oregon or Kansas State in the BCS national championship game, we wouldn’t be reading articles about how Joe from northeast Philly is a third-generation Ducks fan whose father walked through a blizzard to watch the green-and-gold play back in the ‘50s, and how he has scrapbooks filled with newspaper clippings and ticket stubs from days of yore.But since the Crimson Tide will square off with Notre Dame Monday night in south Florida, we have been treated to weeks of the Irish mystique, not to mention the infestation of Fighting Irish fans who have dusted off their hats, T-shirts, sweatshirts, bumper stickers to display their love for ND – now that the school is winning big again.
Pity Poor Penn State. Things finally seemed to be settling down in Happy Valley after the series of body blows the university and its football program took in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, and there was even reason to hope: New coach Bill O'Brien had salvaged a potential fiasco and turned the program's first post-Joe Paterno campaign into a winning season. That success has now made O'Brien attractive to other employers, including Penn State's home-state NFL neighbor, the Philadelphia Eagles. Tom Flynn at the Patriot-News, however, doesn't think Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie is willing to alienate a fan
Penn State boasts the largest dues-paying alumni base of any school in the U.S., and one would imagine that many of them are registered voters in the Keystone State. That’s why it makes plenty of sense Gov. Tom Corbett would file a federal antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA on behalf of Penn State, challenging the stiff penalties the organization levied against the school in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. With a re-election run coming next year, Corbett could use the support of the “We Are …” crowd, especially in a blue state.
Back in late October, the networks dredged up old footage of Notre Dame back Dick Lynch’s end run from 1957 that snapped Oklahoma’s 47-game winning streak. Fans were reminded that the Irish had beaten OU six consecutive times, dating back to that milestone win. ND entered Norman to face the Sooners with a 7-0 record, ready for a major test. It was a huge spot, and Manti Te’o knew just what to do before the game.