Desmond Howard, who scored two of the most memorable touchdowns in Michigan football history on the way to winning the 1991 Heisman Trophy; Barry Alvarez, who resurrected the Wisconsin program and went on to win consecutive Rose Bowls; and the late Pat Tillman, a former Arizona State linebacker; were among 14 new members of the College Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday by the National Football Foundation.
The others included defensive lineman Dennis Byrd of North Carolina State; center Ronnie Caveness of Arkansas; defensive lineman Ray Childress of Texas A&M; guard Randy Cross of UCLA; running back Sam Cunningham of Southern California; quarterback Mark Herrmann of Purdue; receiver Clarkston Hines of Duke; defensive back Chet Moeller of Navy; halfback Jerry Stovall of LSU; linebacker Alfred Williams of Colorado; and Gene Stallings, who coached Alabama to a national title in 1992.
A University of Connecticut official told The Associated Press that assistant coach Patrick Sellers and director of basketball operations Beau Archibald have left the men’s basketball program a day before the school plans to hold a news conference to update an NCAA investigation of potential recruiting violations. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity. School officials, including coach Jim Calhoun, were to attend today’s on-campus event.
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Oregon State coach Mike Riley said quarterback Peter Lalich has been dismissed from the team. … President Barack Obama heaped praise on the Duke men’s basketball team for winning the NCAA championship last month during a White House ceremony. … Florida International’s Garrett Wittels has a 50-game hitting streak, after a third-inning single against Western Kentucky.