Eastern Washington's Nathan Overbay, a senior tight end from Chehalis, was named a third team selection on The Sports Network's Football Championship Subdivision All-America team.
The 6-foot-5, 270-pound Overbay, who will play in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 23 in Orlando, Fla., caught 51 passes for 588 yards and 13 touchdowns this season.
The University of Washington football team will kick off 2010 spring practices March 30, which are all open to the public. The team’s “Friday Night Lights” Spring Game is scheduled for April 30. … Oregon wide receiver Jamere Holland has been ruled academically ineligible to play in the Rose Bowl. He had 13 receptions for 199 yards and two touchdowns this season. … Montana athletics director Jim O’Day said the school has formed a committee to evaluate candidates to replace Bobby Hauck as football coach. Hauck, who coached for seven years at Montana, was named the new coach at UNLV on Wednesday afternoon. … Gary Patterson, who guided TCU to its best season in 70 years, is the first coach from outside the six conferences with automatic BCS bids to be named Associated Press Coach of the Year. … Cincinnati Bengals assistant Bob Surace has been hired as football coach at Princeton University, his alma mater. … Forbes magazine says Texas has a team value of $119 million, easily topping Notre Dame, last year’s leader, by $11 million. Rounding out the first 10 in Forbes’ Top 20 list are Penn State, Nebraska, Alabama, Florida, LSU, Ohio State, Georgia and Oklahoma. Michigan had the biggest drop from last year, to No. 11 from No. 4.