- College football Down Under attracts 61,000 fans at Sydney
SYDNEY (AP) — The beer ran out in some sections of the Olympic stadium, but most of the 61,247 spectators at Saturday's U.S. college football opener in Sydney between California and Hawaii appeared to be enjoying their American "gridiron" experience.
- Chasing the dream: Some walk-ons catch it, most quit trying
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Finally, Brad Simpson can call himself a scholarship player at a big-time football school. It's taken him four years, and he's run up student-loan debt into the tens of thousands of dollars. With one season to play, he says his walk-on experience at Nebraska has been worth every penny.
- Ohio State develops messages, images to motivate players
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With all the fervor of a Baptist preacher, Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson paces in front of the players and delivers a passionate explanation of "The Edge," the program's latest motivational mantra.
- Webb solid in Cal debut, Bears beat Hawaii 51-31 Down Under
SYDNEY (AP) — After three seasons at Texas Tech, quarterback Davis Webb made quite an impression in his first game as a graduate transfer at California.
- "Greater" tells story of late Arkansas walk-on Burslworth
In Brandon Burlsworth, the bespectacled former walk-on from Arkansas, former Colts general manager Bill Polian believed he had drafted a player who could be to Indianapolis' offensive line what Peyton Manning was at quarterback.
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