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Gabe Ikard Enjoying Life’s Journey from Football Field to Broadcasting

By: Eric Bailey, TulsaWorld.com Teddy Lehman never believed he would join the media. Oklahoma’s former star linebacker would give one-word answers when questioned during his college career, which ended in 2003. He now works with current players as an OU radio analyst and enjoys every aspect of the job. Gabe Ikard, an All-American center, enjoyed …

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Kalamazoo Homeless Shelter Plans $10M Upgrade to Expand Space for Women and Children

2009 Wuerffel Trophy Recipient Tim Hiller and wife Michelle, chaired a capital campaign to lead the expansion By:  Sophie Hillmeyer | shillmey@mlive.com KALAMAZOO, MI — The emergency homeless shelter in Kalamazoo plans to build a new facility for women and children in spring 2020 to accommodate the growing demographic. The Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, recently rebranded …

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Barrett Jones Set SEC Standard With Versatility Up Front

By: David Paschall – Chattanooga Times Free Press Barrett Jones always looked like the fresh-faced guy tapping the keg at a fraternity party, but during his time as an Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman he was a menace in the trenches, making Southeastern Conference history by earning all-league honors at three positions. Jones is the …

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Selfless Hotshots QB Knight Excelling on Special Teams

By Jose Romero / The Alliance   GLENDALE, AZ — Quarterbacks playing special teams are a rare occurrence in football. But Saturday night in Memphis, in the first quarter of the Arizona Hotshots’ game against the Express, there was Hotshots quarterback Trevor Knight — the team’s first pick in The Alliance of American Football’s “Pick …

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Drue Tranquill of Notre Dame Selected as 14th Wuerffel Trophy Recipient

Annual Community Service Award is presented by the Chick-fil-A Foundation®   NEW YORK (Dec. 4, 2018) — Danny Wuerffel announced at the National Football Foundation’s Annual Festivities at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel that Drue Tranquill, linebacker from the University of Notre Dame, is the recipient of the 2018 Wuerffel Trophy. The Wuerffel Trophy, …

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Lauren Sisler Weighs in on What Matters in the Game of Life

By: Camille Smith Platt – BirminghamChristian.com The United States makes up four percent of the world’s population yet experiences 27 percent of the world’s drug overdose deaths. This is a jarring statistic for sports journalist Lauren Sisler. It’s also a personal one. In 2003, while a freshman at Rutgers University, she lost both parents to prescription …

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Front and Center – Coach Darlington

By: Ty Darlington, TyDarlington.wordpress.com This wasn’t the plan.  It wasn’t even Plan B…Or Plan C…Or D… Or E. It wasn’t a possible outcome… At least not in my mind. But God had other plans. And in typical God-fashion, His Plan ended up being far better for me than any path I could have plotted for myself. So where do …

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