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College Football Playoff: Epic ticket demand has prices high, fans facing dilemma

The voice on the other end of the line played for Alabama, coached at Alabama and wants no part of seeing Alabama on Monday in the College Football Playoff National Championship. There is too much money to be made in … Continue reading

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Texas, NFL great Tommy Nobis dies at 74

Tommy Nobis, one of college football’s and the NFL’s greatest linebackers, has died at the age of 74. Nobis, who played in high school at San Antonio Jefferson, averaged nearly 20 tackles a game in his college career at Texas … Continue reading

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College football player collapses and dies during practice

A 19-year-old from Georgia collapsed and died during football practice at a Florida university. Nicholas Adam Blakely collapsed on the sidelines during a Monday evening practice after he complained of not feeling well, Stetson University officials said…read more

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College football: Syracuse coaching legend Richard MacPherson dies at age 86

Richard F. “Dick” MacPherson, who guided the Syracuse football team to an undefeated season in 1987 and five bowl games in 10 seasons as head coach, passed away on Aug. 8. He was 86 years old. The beloved “Coach Mac”…read … Continue reading

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Family of former NFL player accused of murdering his mother says football is to blame

former NFL player is now in a Los Angeles jail, accused of murdering his mother. Family members say De’von Hall has been mentally ill for years, and they point to the damage he sustained during his football career. A native … Continue reading

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Former NFL linebacker and aspiring MMA fighter Ryan Jones shot and killed

Former NFL linebacker Ryan Jones is being mourned by friends and family after he was shot and killed in a Nevada apartment last weekend. He was 26. The Reno Police Department identified Jones as the victim of Sunday’s fatal…read more

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Report: Soon-to-be college football player killed during Craigslist transaction

Brian Brown, a 19-year old from North Miami Beach, Fla., was reportedly shot and killed this past Wednesday in what is believed to be a Craigslist sale gone wrong…read more

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College football player dies after practice

A freshman football player died Tuesday after a morning workout at Kent State University. The Portage County coroner confirmed the death of Tyler Heintz Tuesday evening. Kent State University released the following statement…read more

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Ken Sparks, Among Most-Winning College Football Coaches, Dies at 73

Ken Sparks, a college football coach whose 338 victories for Division II Carson-Newman rank fifth on the N.C.A.A.’s all-time list, died on Wednesday at his home in Knoxville, Tenn. He was 73…read more

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Football family patriarch Clay Matthews Sr. dies at 88

Clay Matthews Sr. has passed away at the age of 88, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Friday. Matthews played four seasons for the San Francisco 49ers (1950, 1953-55), and was the patriarch behind one of the most famous … Continue reading

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Bernie Custis, first black pro football quarterback, dies at age 88

Bernie Custis, the first black quarterback in pro football’s modern era, died Thursday at age 88. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the team with which he made history when he started a Canadian Football League game on Aug. 29, 1951, announced…read more

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Neighbors in shock after fire kills former UGA, NFL player and family

Quentin Moses, a standout defensive player for UGA who also played several seasons in the NFL, was among three people killed in a Sunday morning house fire. Officials from the Monroe Fire Department say the Shamrock Drive residence was completely … Continue reading

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Missouri State football player killed trying to protect sister, police say

The Missouri State University community mourned the loss of a football player who police said died trying to save his sister. A gunman shot and killed Missouri State freshman Richard Nelson in his hometown of Las Vegas. Police said his … Continue reading

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Northern Michigan football player dies hours after morning workouts

Northern Michigan offensive lineman Anthony Herbert, 20, was unable to be resuscitated Tuesday after being found unresponsive in his dorm room. Herbert, who had participated in a morning workout with the football team, reportedly…read more

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David Modell, first president of Baltimore Ravens, dies at 55

David Modell, the first president of the Baltimore Ravens and the son of former team owner Arthur Modell, died Friday. He was 55. He had cancer for…read more

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Ticket prices soar for College Football Playoff championship game

A ticket to the third rendition of College Football Playoff championship game has been the toughest to attain by far. The cheapest seats hours before Monday’s title game were going for more than $1,700 and inventory was low on the … Continue reading

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Rashaan Salaam’s death reminds us, again, of how devastating football can be

You could have missed this news — those leaks about DEFLATEGATE 2.0 may have grabbed your attention — but Rashaan Salaam’s brother told USA TODAY Sports that the former college and NFL running back committed suicide after experiencing memory loss and depression…read … Continue reading

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Former Bears running back Rashaan Salaam dies at 42

Former Heisman Trophy winner and Chicago Bears’ first-round pick Rashaan Salaam was found dead Monday night in Boulder, Colorado. He was 42. Boulder police told the University of Colorado there were no signs…read more

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Ex-NFL player shot, killed in possible road-rage incident

Former NFL football player Joe McKnight was shot and killed following some type of auto-involved incident Thursday afternoon in Terrytown, John Curtis Christian High School football coach J.T. Curtis told CBS affiliate WWL. McKnight’s death was confirmed…read more

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Former NFL player Kevin Turner diagnosed with CTE

Former pro football player Kevin Turner died having the most advanced stage of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, a neurodegenerative disease associated with repeated head trauma…read more

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