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Former Washington coach Lambright dies at 77

Former Washington coach Lambright dies at 77

Former Washington football coach Jim Lambright has died at the age of 77, the school announced Sunday.The cause of death was not immediately known for Lambright, who played for the Huskies before later becoming an assistant and head coach."Coach Lambright was a legend at the UW, particularly when it came to playing the kind of physical, aggressive defense that his teams were known for," Washington coach Jimmy Lake said. "He was always supportive of the program that he loved so much. His impact on Husky football will not be forgotten."Born in Everett, Wash., in 1942, Lambright lettered three seasons as a defensive end with Washington from 1962-64 and earned All-Coast honors in 1964.He returned to the school in 1969 as part of Jim Owens' coaching staff and was promoted to defensive coordinator in 1978 under Don James.
Former LSU standout McDaniel dies of coronavirus

Former LSU standout McDaniel dies of coronavirus

Former LSU football player and track standout Orlando McDaniel died Friday night due to the coronavirus. He was 59."He was such a tremendous athlete in both sports, but the love he had for track and field was really special," Shaver said. "We're fortunate that people like him get involved with our youth."He was one of the most important people in our sport. He had to persuade youth to spend their summers doing something productive. Orlando had essentially dedicated his life to it. They'd come to summer meets and have two busloads full of people. It was a real impressive group of people. He's sorely going to be missed."
FCS All-American kicker transfers to Georgia State

FCS All-American kicker transfers to Georgia State

All-American kicker Noel Ruiz is transferring to Georgia State for his final year of eligibility.The North Carolina A&T standout announced the move this week on Twitter. As a graduate transfer, he is eligible to play for the Panthers in 2020.Ruiz said he was leaving North Carolina A&T after three "unforgettable years" because the school does not offer the masters program he wants to pursue.
Nation's top 2021 RB Henderson chooses Ohio State

Nation's top 2021 RB Henderson chooses Ohio State

TreVeyon Henderson, ranked the nation's top-ranked prep junior running back in the country, committed to Ohio State on Friday.The 5-foot-10 Henderson, out of Hopewell, Va., chose the Buckeyes over his home-state ACC programs as well as Oklahoma, Michigan, Georgia, Penn State and Texas, among others.Henderson is ranked the 13th overall prospect for 2021, according to ESPN. He is rated the 11th-best overall prospect by 247 Sports. Both sites have him listed as the top junior running back."Where I'm from, a lot of people don't get to leave," Henderson said in a video posted on social media Friday. "Walking away is hard to do. So I ran. I ran from trouble. Every challenge I saw, I ran through. The next challenge is the one I'm not running from. It's a challenge I'm running to."To my mother, my family, my friends, my coaches and teammates, I wouldn't have been here without you. You're the reason I'm running now. Running for a chance to give back for all you've given to me."
Former Texas star, Vikings OL Tausch dead at 61

Former Texas star, Vikings OL Tausch dead at 61

Terry Tausch, a two-time All-America offensive lineman for the University of Texas and second-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings, died Wednesday night, the school announced. He was 61 years old.According to a news release issued by the university, Tausch died at his home in Plano, Texas. His brother, Gary, told KENS-TV in San Antonio that Terry Tausch died suddenly.A New Braunsfel, Texas, native, Tausch played for the Longhorns from 1978-81, lettering all four years. He was inducted into the Texas Athletic Hall of Honor in 2001.As a senior in 1981, Tausch was a consensus All-American as he helped the Longhorns to a 10-1-1 record and No. 2 ranking in the AP Poll to end the season -- a season capped off with a 14-12 win over No. 3 Alabama in the Cotton Bowl. Texas was 35-12-1 in Tausch's four seasons at the school.
Washington State DB Beekman dies at 22

Washington State DB Beekman dies at 22

Washington State redshirt senior safety Bryce Beekman died Tuesday night in Pullman, Wash. He was 22.The cause of death and other details were not immediately available.According to reports, police responded to a call about "breathing problems" at Beekman's apartment and found him dead. There were no signs of foul play, Pullman Police Commander Jake Opgenorth told The Spokesman Review."We are in shock with the news of Bryce's passing," Washington State athletic director Pat Chun said in a statement Wednesday. "Bryce was a tremendous young man, great teammate, and will be missed by all. We send our deepest condolences and prayers to the Beekman family and his many friends."Beekman started 13 games for the Cougars in 2019 after transferring from Arizona Western College in Yuma, Ariz. He had one year of eligibility remaining.
FSU RB Corbin granted immediate eligibility

FSU RB Corbin granted immediate eligibility

Florida State running back Jashaun Corbin will be allowed to play immediately after transferring from Texas A&M.The school announced the NCAA's approval of the transfer waiver on Tuesday. Corbin will be a redshirt sophomore in the 2020 season."We are grateful to the NCAA for this decision and to Texas A&M for supporting this process," head coach Mike Norvell said in a news release. "We're excited for Jashaun and the opportunity he's going to have to impact this program on and off the field."Corbin, a Florida native, played in 12 games as a freshman in 2018 and was named to the SEC All-Freshman team after leading the Aggies with 422 kickoff return yards and averaging 30.1 yards per return. He also ran for 346 yards on 61 carries and added 85 yards on 10 receptions.
Former Arizona State, NFL RB Malone dies at 68

Former Arizona State, NFL RB Malone dies at 68

Former Arizona State star and NFL running back Benny Malone died after a battle with diabetes. He was 68.Arizona State confirmed Malone's death on Friday night.Malone played for the Sun Devils from 1971-73 and in the NFL from 1974-79. He was inducted into the Sun Devil Athletics Hall of Fame in 1983.Malone set an Arizona State single-game rushing record of 250 yards in 1973 against Oregon State that held up for 45 years until Eno Benjamin rushed for 312 yards in 2018, also versus Oregon State.Overall, Malone rushed for 2,328 yards and 25 touchdowns during his Arizona State career.
Rutgers adds transfer OL Morris

Rutgers adds transfer OL Morris

Rutgers brought in another transfer as offensive lineman Marquis Morris will suit up for the Scarlet Knights in the fall after leaving William & Mary.Morris will have four years of eligibility left as he took a redshirt as a true freshman at William & Mary.Morris will reunite with a familiar face as his high school football coach for a few years at Bergen Catholic in New Jersey was Nunzio Campanile, the tight ends coach for the Scarlet Knights.
Clemson icon 'Black Cat' Barton dies at 90

Clemson icon 'Black Cat' Barton dies at 90

Former Clemson All-American Thomas "Black Cat" Barton has died, the university announced Saturday. Barton was 90.Clemson said Barton died peacefully on Wednesday.Barton, who played for the Tigers from 1949-52, was dubbed "Black Cat" by legendary Clemson coach Frank Howard because of his "dark hair and quick first step on the gridiron."
Oklahoma RB Sermon transferring to Ohio State

Oklahoma RB Sermon transferring to Ohio State

Former Oklahoma running back Trey Sermon is joining Ohio State as a graduate transfer.He posted an image of himself wearing a Buckeyes uniform on his Twitter feed Sunday.Sermon rushed for 2,076 yards and 22 touchdowns and caught 36 passes for 391 yards and three scores in 37 games with the Sooners from 2017-19.
NCAA adds letter-of-intent ban to recruiting ban

NCAA adds letter-of-intent ban to recruiting ban

Two days after in-person recruiting was banned, the NCAA also suspended any signing of a national letter of intent for the next month, it announced on Sunday.Both bans, spurred by the coronavirus pandemic, will last through at least April 15, with a reevaluation coming on or before that date. Any letters of intent signed Sunday or earlier will proceed as normal.The signing period for Division I football began Feb. 5 and was scheduled to run through April 1. It will now be extended 30 days from the time the ban is lifted.
Orlando wants to host Army-Navy game

Orlando wants to host Army-Navy game

Orlando's Camping World Stadium wants to host the Army-Navy football game.The annual December rivalry game has been held in Philadelphia almost exclusively since 1945, with four appearances in Baltimore since 2000.The 2020 game is set for Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field. The 2021 contest is slated for MetLife Stadium, marking the fifth time it will be held in East Rutherford, N.J. It has been played 11 times in New York City.The Florida Citrus Sports group, which controls Camping World Stadium, told the Orlando Sentinel last week that it would love to host the game.
Brown hires first female position coach in Division I

Brown hires first female position coach in Division I

Brown University's football team promoted Heather Marini to quarterbacks coach on Saturday, making history in the process.According to The Draft Network, who reported the news via head coach James Perry, Marini is the first known female position coach in Division I, which consists of both the FBS and FCS. Brown is in the FCS."Heather has earned the coaching position," Perry told The Draft Network. "She has done a great job for us, and she has proven through her efforts in the office every day with us in an off-the-field role that she's ready to run the quarterback room."
LSU's Orgeron performs PSA to help prevent spread of coronavirus

LSU's Orgeron performs PSA to help prevent spread of coronavirus

LSU football coach Ed Orgeron is lending his unmistakable voice as a means to inform the people of Louisiana about how to protect themselves and others in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.Orgeron, 58, encourages others to take proper precautions in his public service announcement.The governor of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, shared the video over Twitter on Saturday."For every winning team, a key to success is learning the playbook. That's true in football, and it's also true as we take on the coronavirus," Orgeron said. "The spread of the coronavirus is a serious matter, but there's a game plan for keeping residents as safe as possible. Everyone has a role to play as we face this challenge together."Cover your cough with your elbow like this (demonstrates). Wash your hands thoroughly, a full 20 seconds. If you're sick, stay home. If you think you should be tested, phone your health provider first. Avoid close contact with anyone who's sick. Protect your at-risk family members, including the elderly. If you're not at risk, take care as you go about your daily business.
Oklahoma RB Sermon enters transfer portal

Oklahoma RB Sermon enters transfer portal

Oklahoma running back Trey Sermon announced his intention to transfer Saturday on social media."I've enjoyed my three years as a Sooner and am looking forward to what's next," he posted on Twitter. "After careful consideration, I have decided to enter the portal as a graduate transfer."Sermon has one year of eligibility remaining. As a graduate transfer, he can play at another school in 2020.
NCAA bans in-person recruiting until at least April 15

NCAA bans in-person recruiting until at least April 15

The NCAA on Friday banned in-person recruiting for all Division I coaches through at least April 15, following the lead of many member schools that already had decided staff members can't travel and recruits can't visit campus.The Division I Council Coordination Committee will re-evaluate the issue next month. The recruiting dead period was put into place in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
It's official: No spring football in Big Ten

It's official: No spring football in Big Ten

The Big Ten suspended all organized team activities until at least April 6 to minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus, the conference announced Friday.While the conference announced the cancellation of all conference and non-conference competitions through the end of the academic year, the latest announcement covers events such as spring football practices.The decision will be re-evaluated after that date.The conference also halted all on- and off-campus recruiting activities "for the foreseeable future," the conference said in a news release.
Florida State among latest schools to cancel pro day

Florida State among latest schools to cancel pro day

Florida State is the latest football program to cancel its pro day for NFL scouts."In accordance with recent Florida State University and ACC guidance regarding athletically-related activities and visitors to campus, Florida State football's Pro Day, originally scheduled for March 23, has been canceled," the school said in a release.On Thursday, Michigan and Penn State canceled their pro days due to concerns over the coronavirus. Michigan's pro day was scheduled for Friday, while Penn State's was set for March 17.The cancellations are due to many NFL teams stopping their scouts from traveling and team facilities being shut down.Other schools that have canceled pro days reportedly include Notre Dame, Southern California, Ole Miss and Illinois. Alabama's pro day reportedly has been postponed until April 9, although the school has yet to confirm that.
Michigan, Ohio State, Cincinnati cancel spring games

Michigan, Ohio State, Cincinnati cancel spring games

Michigan is among the schools to cancel their spring football games in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.Ohio State, Cincinnati and Kent State also called off their games shortly after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced an order to suspend "mass gatherings" due to the outbreak.Michigan announced that it won't play the scrimmage scheduled for April 18 in Ann Arbor, Mich. In addition, the Wolverines announced in a release that coaches no longer will go on recruiting trips and the campus won't host recruits on any visits.Per the release: "The health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff is paramount as we assess the near and long-term potential impacts. This is a rapidly evolving situation."The Bearcats were to play April 10, with the Buckeyes and the Golden Flashes were set for April 11 games.