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Former Ravens QB Testaverde, Navy coach Hardin to enter College Football HOF

Posted on 07 May 2013 by WNST Staff

NFF Proudly Announces Stellar 2013 College Football Hall of Fame Class

12 players and two coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision to enter college football’s ultimate shrine.

NEW YORK, May 7, 2013 – From the national ballot of 77 candidates and a pool of hundreds of eligible nominees, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced today the 2013 College Football Hall of Fame Football Bowl Subdivision Class, which includes the names of 12 First-Team All-America players and two legendary coaches.

2013 COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS
Players
· TED BROWN – TB, North Carolina State (1975-78)
· TEDY BRUSCHI – DE, Arizona (1992-95)
· RON DAYNE – RB, Wisconsin (1996-99)
· TOMMIE FRAZIER – QB, Nebraska (1992-95)
· JERRY GRAY – DB, Texas (1981-84)
· STEVE MEILINGER* – E, Kentucky (1951-53)
· ORLANDO PACE – OT, Ohio State (1994-96)
· ROD SHOATE (deceased) – LB, Oklahoma (1972-74)
· PERCY SNOW – LB, Michigan State (1986-89)
· VINNY TESTAVERDE – QB, Miami, Fla. (1982, 1984-86)
· DON TRULL – QB, Baylor (1961-63)
· DANNY WUERFFEL – QB, Florida (1993-96)

* Selection from the FBS Veterans Committee

Coaches

· WAYNE HARDIN – 118-74-5 (61.2%); Navy (1959-64) and   Temple (1970-82)

· BILL McCARTNEY – 93-55-5 (62.4%); Colorado (1982-94)

 

“We could not be more proud to announce the 2013 College Football Hall of Fame Class,” said Archie Manning, NFF Chairman and a 1989 College Football Hall of Famer from Ole Miss. “These players and coaches are some of the greatest to have ever participated in our sport, and we offer our most sincere congratulations to each of them for this incredible achievement. Gene Corrigan and the NFF Honors Court deserve the utmost respect for selecting another tremendous group of inductees.”

The 2013 College Football Hall of Fame Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Class will be inducted at the 56th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on December 10, 2013, at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City. They will be honored guests at the National Hall of Fame Salute at the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on January 2, 2014 and officially enshrined in the summer of 2014.

Today’s announcement was made from The NASDAQ OMX MarketSite in Times Square, which has hosted the event for the past five consecutive years. XOS Digital produced the NFF digital broadcast for the third consecutive year, and ESPN3 carried the event live for the third year as well.


2013 Football Bowl Subdivision

College Football Hall of Fame Class Notes


PLAYERS
:

· SEVEN unanimous First Team All-Americans (Bruschi, Dayne, Gray, Pace – 2x, Shoate, Snow, Testaverde)
· SEVEN consensus First Team All-Americans (Brown, Bruschi, Frazier, Gray, Shoate, Trull, Wuerffel)
· SEVEN multi-year First Team All-Americans (Bruschi – 2, Dayne – 3, Gray – 2, Meilinger – 2, Pace – 2, Shoate – 2, Wuerffel – 2)
· FOUR members of national championship teams (Frazier – 2, Shoate, Testaverde, Wuerffel – 2)
· THREE Heisman Trophy winners (Dayne, Testaverde, Wuerffel)
· SIX winners of college football major awards (Dayne – Walter Camp, Maxwell, Doak Walker; Frazier – Johnny Unitas; Pace – Outland, Lombardi – 2; Snow – Butkus, Lombardi; Testaverde – Walter Camp, Maxwell, Davey O’Brien; Wuerffel – Walter Camp, Maxwell, Davey O’Brien – 2, Johnny Unitas)
· SEVEN conference player of the year honorees (Bruschi, Dayne, Frazier, Gray – 2, Pace, Shoate – 2, Wuerffel – 2)
· SEVEN members of conference championship teams (Dayne – 2, Frazier – 4, Gray, Pace, Shoate – 3, Snow, Wuerffel – 4)
· TWO NFF National Scholar-Athletes (Trull, Wuerffel – Campbell Trophy)
· EIGHT offensive players (Brown, Dayne, Frazier, Meilinger, Pace, Testaverde, Trull, Wuerffel)
· FOUR defensive players (Bruschi, Gray, Shoate, Snow)
· FIVE decades represented: 1950s (1) – Meilinger; 1960s (1) – Trull; 1970s (2) – Brown, Shoate; 1980s (3) – Gray, Snow, Testaverde; 1990s(5) – Bruschi, Dayne, Frazier, Pace, Wuerffel

COACHES:

· ONE national championship (McCartney)
· THREE conference championships (McCartney – 3)
· 12 bowl berths (Hardin – 3, McCartney – 9)
· FIVE top five finishes (Hardin – 2, McCartney – 3)
· NINE top 20 finishes (Hardin – 3, McCartney – 6)
· 23 First-Team All-Americans coached (Hardin – 5, McCartney – 18)

· SEVEN major award winners coached (Hardin – Joe Bellino, Steve Joachim, Roger Staubach; McCartney – Deon Figures, Chris Hudson, Rashaan Salaam, Alfred Williams)

· THREE NFF National Scholar-Athletes coached (Hardin – Joe Ince, Navy; McCartney – Jim Hansen (Campbell Trophy), Eric McCarty)

SELECTION CRITERIA
1. First and foremost, a player must have received First Team All-America recognition by a selector organization that is recognized by the NCAA and utilized to comprise their consensus All-America teams.

2. A player becomes eligible for consideration by the Foundation’s honors courts ten years after his final year of intercollegiate football played.

3. While each nominee’s football achievements in college are of prime consideration, his post football record as a citizen is also weighed.  He must have proven himself worthy as a citizen, carrying the ideals of football forward into his relations with his community and fellow man.  Consideration may also be given for academic honors and whether or not the candidate earned a college degree.

4. Players must have played their last year of intercollegiate football within the last 50 years*.  For example, to be eligible for the 2013 ballot, the player must have played his last year in 1963 or thereafter.   In addition, players who are playing professionally and coaches who are coaching on the professional level are not eligible until after they retire.

5. A coach becomes eligible three years after retirement or immediately following retirement provided he is at least 70 years of age.  Active coaches become eligible at 75 years of age.  He must have been a head coach for a minimum of 10 years and coached at least 100 games with a .600 winning percentage*.

* Players that do not comply with the 50-year rule may still be eligible for consideration by the Football Bowl Subdivision and Divisional Honors Review Committees, which examine unique cases.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME QUICK FACTS

· Including the 2013 FBS class, only 930 players and 202 coaches, have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame from the nearly 4.92 million who have played or coached the game during the past 144 years. In other words, only two one-hundredths of one percent (.0002) of the individuals who have played the game have been deemed worthy of this distinction.

· Founded in 1947, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame inducted its first class of inductees in 1951. The first class included 32 players and 19 coaches, including Illinois’ Red Grange, Notre Dame’s Knute Rockne, Amos Alonzo Stagg and Carlisle’s Jim Thorpe.

· 294 schools are represented with at least one College Football Hall of Famer.

· Induction for this class of Hall of Famers will take place December 10, 2013 at the 56th NFF Annual Awards Dinner in New York City’s historic Waldorf=Astoria.


TED BROWNNorth Carolina State

Tailback, 1975-78
One of the truly great runners of his era, Ted Brown dominated the Atlantic Coast Conference in the late 1970′s. He becomes the fifth member of the Wolfpack to enter the College Football Hall of Fame.

Brown left Raleigh as the most accomplished rusher in ACC history, holding the league’s career records for rushing yards (4,602) and touchdowns (51) – marks which he still holds today. The 1978 consensus First-Team All-America led N.C. State to three bowl games, including victories in the 1977 Peach Bowl and 1978 Tangerine Bowl, in which he garnered MVP honors. He capped off his senior year by rushing for his third consecutive 1,000-yard season and amassing 27 career 100-yard games. He was the first player in league history to earn First-Team All-ACC distinction all four years and was named the conference’s Rookie of the Year in 1975. Brown played under legendary Hall of Fame Coach Lou Holtz and coach Bo Rein.

The High Point, N.C., native was chosen in the first round of the 1979 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He spent eight years in the professional ranks, all with the Vikings. He finished his career as the fifth-leading rusher in franchise history (4,546 yards and 53 TDs).

He currently works as a juvenile probation officer in the Ramsey County (Minn.) court system and enjoys helping at-risk youth throughout the state. Brown was a 1995 inductee into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, and his No. 23 jersey was the first football jersey retired at N.C. State.

TEDY BRUSCHI
University of Arizona
Defensive End, 1992-95

One of the most feared defenders of his era as a member of the storied “Desert Swarm” defense, Tedy Bruschi concluded his career at Arizona tied for the NCAA FBS record in career sacks with 52 quarterback takedowns. He becomes the fourth Wildcat to enter the College Football Hall of Fame.

A two-time All-American (1994 – consensus, 1995 – unanimous), Bruschi’s celebrated senior season included the 1995 Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year title and winning the Morris Trophy as the league’s best defensive lineman. He was a two-time finalist for the Lombardi Award and graduated with 74 tackles for loss, which ranked sixth in FBS history. Bruschi was named all-conference three times, and he led the Wildcats to three bowl berths under coach Dick Tomey.

The San Francisco native was a third-round selection by the New England Patriots in the 1996 NFL Draft. Bruschi enjoyed a 13-year career, winning three Super Bowls with the franchise. The Pro Bowler was named the Associated Press’ Comeback Player of the Year in 2005 following a stroke.

A committed spokesman and advocate for stroke survivors, Bruschi founded Tedy’s Team, in conjunction with the American Stroke Association, which has raised more than $1.5 million. He wrote a book, “Never Give Up: My Stroke, My Recovery, and My Return to the NFL,” detailing his NFL comeback after his own stroke in 2005. Bruschi is also an active participant in the Make-A-Wish Foundation, granting wishes for numerous children through the organization. Bruschi currently works as an NFL analyst on ESPN.

RON DAYNE
University of Wisconsin
Running Back, 1996-99

Concluding his career with 7,125 career rushing yards, Wisconsin’s Ron Dayne set a new standard for running backs when he became the all-time leading rusher and first player to reach the 7,000-yard plateau in FBS history during the 1999 season. Dayne becomes the eighth Badger to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Dayne won the 1999 Heisman Trophy in a landslide, after topping the 2,000-yard mark for the second time in his career. The three-time First-Team All-America (1997, 1998 – consensus, 1999 – unanimous) also claimed the Walter Camp, Maxwell and Doak Walker awards, and he was named the National Player of the Year by numerous outlets his senior season. He led the Badgers to four consecutive bowl games, earning MVP honors in three of those appearances, including back-to-back Rose Bowl titles in 1999 and 2000. The Big Ten’s first three-time rushing champion in league history, Dayne led Wisconsin to two conference titles under Hall of Fame Coach Barry Alvarez.

Drafted in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the New York Giants, Dayne played seven seasons in the pro ranks with the Giants, Broncos and Texans. He helped New York to a 2001 Super Bowl appearance.

The Berlin, N.J., native was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 2011, and he became a member of the University of Wisconsin Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009. Dayne actively volunteers in numerous community events and fundraisers, placing a special emphasis on initiatives involving children or children’s groups and serving as an ambassador for the University of Wisconsin.

TOMMIE FRAZIER
University of Nebraska
Quarterback, 1992-95

A legend among legends in a long line of transcendent Big Eight quarterbacks, Tommie Frazier helped College Football Hall of Fame coach Tom Osborne and Nebraska to back-to-back perfect national championship seasons in 1994 and 1995. He becomes the 16th Cornhusker to enter the College Football Hall of Fame.

The 1995 consensus First-Team All-American and Johnny Unitas Award winner was runner-up for the 1995 Heisman Trophy and a finalist for the Walter Camp and Maxwell awards. Frazier led Nebraska to four consecutive bowl appearances, claiming MVP honors in the 1995 Orange and 1996 Fiesta bowls en route to the national title. Frazier missed seven games during the 1994 season due to blood clots, but the junior was able to return and direct Nebraska’s come-from-behind win over Miami in the national title game. The 1995 Big Eight Player of the Year set a conference record with a 33-3 overall career record as a starter. Frazier won the Big Eight title in all four of his seasons, posting three straight years of undefeated league play.

Frazier played for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League in 1996 before trying his hand at the coaching profession. He coached  at Baylor and Nebraska before being named the 32nd head coach at Doane College (Neb.), spending two seasons at the school.

Coached by legendary Hall of Famer Tom Osborne, Frazier was named to Sports Illustrated’s All-Century Team, and his jersey has been retired by Nebraska. Following his football days, the Bradenton, Fla., native settled in Omaha, Neb., where he works for a healthcare foundation.

JERRY GRAY
University of Texas
Defensive Back, 1981-84

Known as one of the fiercest defensive stalwarts of the old Southwest Conference, Jerry Gray was instrumental in helping the Texas defense shut down some of the decade’s most high-powered offenses. He becomes the 15th Longhorn to be selected to the College Football Hall of Fame.

A two-time First-Team All-American (consensus – 1983, unanimous – 1984), Gray led Texas to four consecutive bowl games, including a 1982 Cotton Bowl victory and a No. 2 final national ranking. He was a two-time Southwest Conference Player of the Year (1983, 1984), and he helped the Longhorns win the 1983 conference title under coach Fred Akers. The two-time team MVP recorded 297 career tackles, 16 interceptions, and 20 pass breakups during his time in Austin.

Taken in the first round of the 1985 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams, Gray enjoyed a nine-year career, playing for the Rams, Houston Oilers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers and appearing in four Pro Bowls. Following his playing days, Gray spent time as a position football coach in both the college and professional ranks. He has served as the defensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans since the 2011 season.

The Lubbock, Texas, native established the Jerry Gray Foundation for underprivileged youth, which provides athletic and academic scholarships. He also founded and coordinated the Jerry Gray/Young Life Skills and Leadership Football Camp, and he is active in the Boys and Girls Club of Orchard Park and the United Way. Gray became a member of the Longhorn Hall of Honor in 1996.

STEVE MEILINGER
University of Kentucky
End, 1951-53

One of the most acclaimed two-way stars of the mid-20th century, Steve Meilinger gained fame as “Mr. Anywhere” for his versatility and value to the Kentucky football program. He becomes the fourth Wildcat to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

The two-time First-Team All-America (1952, 1953) selection, under Hall of Fame head coach Bear Bryant, Meilinger led Kentucky to victory in the 1952 Cotton Bowl over TCU. The three-year All-Southeastern Conference honoree played end, halfback and quarterback on offense, while covering end, linebacker and defensive back on defense.  He also served as the Wildcats’ two-year starting punter while returning punts and kickoffs.

A first round selection by the Washington Redskins in the 1954 NFL Draft, Meilinger played six seasons in the league for the Redskins, Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers. He spent the entirety of his non-football life in military or public service. Immediately following his selection by the Redskins, Meilinger served two years as a tank commander in the U.S. Army’s 100th Tank Battalion of the 1st Armored Division before embarking on his pro football career. From 1962-83, Meilinger was a United States Marshal, and he was one of the original six marshals who founded the U.S. Federal Witness Protection Program. He also served two stints as a property valuation officer for the state of Kentucky.

The Bethlehem, Pa., native is a member of the State of Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame, the University of Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame, the Fork Union Military Academy Hall of Fame, the Lehigh Valley (Penn.) Hall of Fame and the Liberty High School Hall of Fame.

ORLANDO PACE
Ohio State University
Offensive Tackle, 1994-96

Known as the “Pancake Man” for flattening his opponents with his exceptional blocking techniques, Orlando Pace finished fourth in the 1996 Heisman balloting, the highest finish for a lineman since 1980. Pace becomes the 24th Buckeye to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

A two-time unanimous First-Team All-American (1995, 1996), Pace was the first player in history to repeat as the Lombardi Trophy winner, earning the honors as a sophomore and junior. In addition, Pace claimed the 1996 Outland Trophy while leading Ohio State to a share of the Big Ten title. He did not allow a sack during his final two seasons, blocking for Hall of Fame and 1995 Heisman Trophy-winning running back Eddie George as well as NFF Campbell Trophy winner Bobby Hoying. The 1996 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year started every game of his career, and he led the Buckeyes to three straight bowl appearances under Hall of Fame coach John Cooper.

Chosen with the first overall pick by the St. Louis Rams in the 1997 NFL Draft, Pace enjoyed a decorated 13 seasons in the league, culminating with the Rams’ Super Bowl XXXIV Championship in 1999. Pace was named All-Pro five times, and he earned seven Pro Bowl selections.

The Sandusky, Ohio, native has been a spokesman for Our Little Haven’s ‘Safe & Warm’ expansion project since 1998, and he assists with the efforts for the Diversity Awareness Partnership. Pace also regularly purchases NFL tickets for underprivileged youth.

ROD SHOATE
University of Oklahoma
Linebacker, 1972-74

Combining the speed of a running back with exceptional strength, Rod Shoate became a dominant defensive force at perennial football powerhouse Oklahoma in the early 1970s. Shoate becomes the 20th Sooner to enter the College Football Hall of Fame.

A two-time First-Team All-American (consensus – 1973, unanimous – 1974), Shoate guided OU to a perfect 11-0 season and the National Championship in 1974, building on a 10-0-1 record the year before. The Sooners went 29-4-1 during Shoate’s career, never finishing with a national ranking lower than No. 3. He was twice named the Big Eight Defensive Player of the Year as the Sooners claimed the conference crown in each of those seasons. As a freshman, he led Oklahoma to a 14-0 shutout of Penn State in the 1972 Sugar Bowl.

Shoate led the Sooners in tackles for three straight seasons and currently ranks sixth in school history with 420 career tackles. He was the second player in OU annals to be named a three-time All-American (Second Team, 1972) while playing for coach Chuck Fairbanks and Hall of Fame coach Barry Switzer.

Picked by New England in the second round of the 1975 NFL Draft, Shoate enjoyed a six year career with the Patriots before playing two seasons in the USFL. The Spiro, Okla., native passed away on Oct. 4, 1999.

PERCY SNOW
Michigan State University
Linebacker, 1986-89

The first player in college football history to win both the Butkus and Lombardi trophies in the same season, Percy Snow served as the backbone of Michigan State’s famed “Gang Green” defense in the late 1980s.  Snow becomes the seventh Spartan to enter the College Football Hall of Fame.

Voted a unanimous First-Team All-American selection as a senior, Snow led the team in tackles for three consecutive seasons, and he still ranks second all-time in total tackles (473) at MSU. Snow was a three-time all-conference selection, helping the Spartans to the 1987 Big Ten title and a 1988 Rose Bowl win in which he earned MVP honors after recording 17 tackles against Southern California. He also led MSU to the Gator and Aloha bowls under head coach George Perles after the 1988 and 89 seasons, respectively. The winner of the MSU “Governor of Michigan” award as the team MVP, he reached double figures in tackles 11 times as a senior, including a career-high 23 versus Illinois.

Selected in the first round of the 1990 NFL Draft by Kansas City, Snow played in the NFL for four seasons with the Chiefs and Chicago Bears.

Active in the community, he has volunteered as an assistant coach for a little league flag football team, and he has served as a longtime assistant coach in the Babe Stern Youth Baseball League. The Canton, Ohio, native was inducted into the Michigan State Hall of Fame in 2010.

VINNY TESTAVERDE
University of Miami
Quarterback, 1982, 1984-86

One of the most celebrated players in a Hurricane program stocked with mythical talent, Miami’s Vinny Testaverde claimed virtually every major award during his senior season in 1986. He becomes the sixth Hurricane to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

As a senior, Testaverde earned unanimous First-Team All-American honors, and he won the Heisman Trophy, the Walter Camp Player of the Year, Maxwell, Davey O’Brien and UPI Player of the Year awards. He led the Canes to three consecutive bowls, including the 1987 Fiesta Bowl National Championship game. He finished his collegiate career with more than 6,000 passing yards and 48 touchdown passes, and he still ranks in the top five in virtually every passing category in school history. Testaverde, who was a redshirt on Miami’s 1983 national championship team, went 23-3 as a starter playing for legendary coaches Howard Schnellenberger and Hall of Famer Jimmy Johnson.

Tampa Bay selected Testaverde as the No. 1 overall selection in the 1987 NFL Draft, and his pro career spanned 21 seasons with seven different teams. The 1998 All-Pro and two-time Pro Bowl selection finished his NFL career seventh all-time in passing yards (46,233) and eighth in touchdowns (275).

The Elmont, N.Y., native currently resides in Florida where he plays an active role with the Children’s Cancer Center of Tampa. Testaverde remains among only four Hurricanes to have their jerseys retired at Miami.

DON TRULL
Baylor University
Quarterback, 1961-63

Passing for more than 4,000 yards and 27 touchdowns in his career, Don Trull left an indelible mark on the Baylor record books while becoming the school’s first-ever NFF National Scholar-Athlete. Trull becomes the seventh Bear to enter the College Football Hall of Fame.

A 1963 First-Team All-American and First-Team All-Southwest Conference selection, Trull led the nation in touchdowns and passing yards his senior season. He was a two-time winner of the Sammy Baugh Award for leading the country in completions (1962, 1963), and he finished fourth in Heisman Trophy voting as a senior. A trailblazer on the field and off, Trull became Baylor’s first two-time First-Team Academic All-American honoree in 1962 and 1963 as well as the school’s first NFF National Scholar-Athlete (1963). Trull led the Bears to the 1961 Gotham Bowl and the 1963 Bluebonnet Bowl under coach John Bridges.

The Oklahoma City native enjoyed an eight-year career in the professional ranks, playing for the Houston Oilers and Boston Patriots as well as the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos. Following his playing days, he served as an assistant coach at Arkansas from 1972-74.

Trull is the 2013 president-elect for the NFF Touchdown Club of Houston Chapter. His many other roles include NFL Alumni Director, vice chairman of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and a member of the Fort Bend County Water Board of Directors. Trull is a Baylor Hall of Fame inductee, and he was named to the school’s all-decade team.

DANNY WUERFFEL
University of Florida
Quarterback, 1993-96

The first player in history to win the Heisman as well as the NFF’s William V. Campbell Trophy, Danny Wuerffel dominated the college football landscape both athletically and academically during his senior season. He becomes the seventh Gator to enter the College Football Hall of Fame.

A two-time First-Team All-American, Wuerffel claimed the 1996 Heisman Trophy, Walter Camp Player of the Year, Maxwell Award, Davey O’Brien Award, Unitas Golden Arm and the Sammy Baugh Trophy. The two-time SEC Player of the Year and First-Team All-SEC selection posted a 45-6-1 career mark, leading the Gators to the 1996 National Championship. Wuerffel finished his career with nearly 11,000 passing yards and 33 school records, taking Florida to bowl games in each of his four seasons under coach Steve Spurrier (a 1986 Hall of Fame player inductee himself also at Florida). In addition to the 1996 Campbell Trophy, Wuerffel was named a two-time Academic All-American and two-time Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He now becomes the first winner of the Campbell Trophy to enter the College Football Hall of Fame.

The Ft. Walton, Fla., native was drafted in the fourth round of the 1997 NFL Draft by New Orleans, and spent six season in the league with the Saints, Packers, Bears and Redskins.

Wuerffel became executive director of Desire Street Ministries after Hurricane Katrina, currently leading the organization’s various community outreach activities. He was a presidential appointee to the White House Council for Service and Civic Participation from 2006-08; a member of the Board of Directors for Professional Athletes Outreach; and a national spokesman for Caps Kids. As the quintessential student-athlete and humanitarian, the All Sports Association established the Wuerffel Trophy in 2005, which recognizes a college football player for his exemplary community service.

WAYNE HARDIN
United States Naval Academy, Temple University
Head Coach, 118-74-5 (61.2%)

The most successful coach in Temple football history and the coach of Navy’s only two Heisman Trophy winners, Wayne Hardin created a Hall of Fame career, leading the Midshipmen and Owl programs to unprecedented accomplishments.

Navy’s head coach from 1959-64 Hardin coached Hall of Famers and Heisman Trophy winners Joe Bellino (1960) and Roger Staubach (1963).  Hardin ranks fifth all-time at Navy in wins (38), and his teams beat archrival Army in five of his six seasons. His five consecutive defeats of Army stood unsurpassed until 2007. He took Navy to the 1960 Orange Bowl and the 1963 Cotton Bowl, and he twice led the Midshipmen to a top five ranking (No. 4, 1960 and No. 2, 1963). He also coached NFF National Scholar-Athlete Joe Ince (1963).

The all-time leader in wins at Temple, Hardin served as head coach of the Owls from 1970-82. He led Temple to its only 10-win season in program history during the 1979 season, finishing at No. 17 in both major polls and beating favored California in the Garden State Bowl. Hardin also mentored Owl quarterback Steve Joachim who led the nation in total offense and won the Maxwell Trophy in 1973.

Hardin attended the College of the Pacific, playing football for College Football Hall of Fame coach Amos Alonzo Stagg. A 1998 Pacific Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, Hardin earned 11 varsity letters before graduating college in 1948.

BILL McCARTNEY
University of Colorado
Head Coach, 93-55-5 (62.4%)

The Colorado head coach from 1982-94, Bill McCartney guided the Buffaloes to their first national title and to more bowl games than any other coach in CU football history.

McCartney and the Buffs finished in the Top 20 in each of his last six seasons in Boulder, including the 1990 national crown and back-to-back appearances in the 1989 and 1990 title games. He claimed unanimous 1989 National Coach of the Year honors, and his extraordinary accomplishments include leading the Buffs to nine bowls in 13 seasons and to three Big Eight titles. His 1988-92 teams went 25 consecutive games (23-0-2) without a loss in league play, the fourth-longest streak in conference history.

McCartney coached 1994 Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam; Hall of Famer and 1990 Butkus winner Alfred Williams; two Jim Thorpe award winners, Deon Figures (1992) and Chris Hudson (1994); 1992 Campbell Trophy winner Jim Hansen; and 1987 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Eric McCarty.

The three-time Big Eight Coach of the Year was inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame in 1999, and he was enshrined in CU’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006. Active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, he was voted the 1986 FCA’s “Man-of-the-Year” in Colorado.

 

 

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Zimmerman headlines new class entering Hopkins Hall of Fame

Posted on 10 April 2013 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE, MD — Johns Hopkins University will induct nine new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame in ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, April 20. The nine-member class is the 19th to be inducted since the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame was formed in 1994 and raises the total number of members to 150.

The group will be honored at induction ceremonies scheduled to take place at 6:30 pm in the Newton White Athletic Center on the Johns Hopkins campus. Festivities will include a cocktail reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres from 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm, the induction ceremony at approximately 8 pm and a post-induction reception.

Individuals interested in attending the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremonies can contact Lewis Williams in the Blue Jays Unlimited office to secure a reservation. Williams can be reached by phone (410/516-6132) or email (lwill132@jhu.edu).

Below is a look at the nine individuals who comprise the 2013 class of inductees for the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame.

Krissy Brinsley - Class of 2002
Women’s Swimming
(Krissy Brinsley will not be able to attend this year’s induction ceremony and will be honored with the 2014 induction class. She is officially a member of the 2013 Hall of Fame class).

The Johns Hopkins women’s swimming program has ranked among the elite in Division III for more than 30 years. In a program with such national acclaim, Brinsley is, quite simply, the most decorated performer in school history.

Competing in an array of individual events and relays, Brinsley remains the school record-holder with 23 All-America honors and is one of just four individuals in JHU history to earn All-America honors 20 or more times.

Brinsley held nine school records at the end of her career, including marks in the 50 free, 100 back, 200 back and 200 IM. In addition, she was a member of five relay teams that held school records when she graduated.

A steady performer throughout her career, Brinsley was at her best when the lights went on at the NCAA Championships as she earned the maximum seven All-America finishes as a sophomore and six each as a junior and senior. She finished in the top nine in the nation in all 11 of her individual swims at the NCAA Championships, with one runner-up finish and a pair of third, fourth and fifth-place finishes to her credit. In addition, six of her 12 relay All-America finishes were first team (top eight).

A CoSIDA Academic All-District and MACDA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient as a senior, Brinsley also won 11 conference titles (eight individual • three relay) in her career, garnered UAA Co-Swimmer-of-the-Year honors as a freshman and earned Johns Hopkins’ Catherine P. Cramer Award as the top senior female athlete in 2002.

Brinsley’s individual successes were key elements to the team’s overall success during her career. Johns Hopkins placed 11th, eighth, fifth and fifth at the NCAA Championships during her career and added three straight runner-up finishes at the UAA Championships. The back-to-back fifth-place finishes as the NCAAs remain two of the three top-five finishes in school history.

Kelly Carver – Class of 1993
Women’s Lacrosse

In an era when the Johns Hopkins women’s lacrosse team was regularly making appearances in the NCAA Division III Championships with a high-scoring offense, Kelly Carver was leading an equally dominating Blue Jay defense. Carver was a four-year starter and remains one of the most decorated defensive players in school history.

Carver helped lead Johns Hopkins to a four-year record of 41-18, one Middle Atlantic Conference Championship, three MAC West titles, two trips to the NCAA Tournament and one appearance in the Final Four.

A two-time team captain, Carver totaled one goal, 49 caused turnovers and 70 ground balls and led the team in ground balls (26) as a sophomore and caused turnovers (17) as a junior. Carver’s exploits weren’t just noticed by her coaches and teammates at Johns Hopkins, she also grabbed the attention of opposing coaches, who were quick to honor her with an array of post-season honors.

Carver earned Third Team Brine/IWLCA All-America honors as a junior, when she also grabbed First Team All-Region and First Team All-MAC West honors. She closed her career in 1993 by earning First Team All-America honors from two different organizations – the IWLCA and USWLA – and repeated as a First Team All-Region and All-MAC West selection.

Now 20 years since her career ended, Carver remains one of just three defenders in the history of the Johns Hopkins women’s lacrosse program to earn First Team All-America honors.

John Del Monaco • Class of 2000
Men’s Soccer

The Johns Hopkins men’s soccer program enjoyed a resurgence in the 1990s and one of the great four-year runs in school history took place from 1996-99. One of the leaders during this run of national prominence for the Blue Jays was John Del Monaco, among the most versatile players ever to don the Columbia Blue and Black.

Del Monaco, who set a then school record for career games played (78), totaled 20 goals and 17 assists in his career, but numbers hardly tell the story of his career.

Del Monaco developed into one of the top forwards in the Centennial Conference early in his career and earned Second Team All-Centennial honors there as a sophomore. Demonstrating his all-around ability and team-first mentality, he went on to earn First Team All-Centennial honors in each of his final two seasons – as a defender!

His transition to defense was so smooth that he earned First Team All-Region and Second Team All-America honors as a junior and senior. He remains one of just five players – and the only defender – to twice earn All-America honors.

Del Monaco helped the Blue Jays to a 64-11-4 record during his career, including a 32-3-1 mark in the Centennial. He helped Johns Hopkins to the Centennial Conference title in 1996 and 1998 and an ECAC title in 1999. The Blue Jays also advanced to the NCAA Tournament in each of his first three seasons and made a stunning run to the NCAA Quarterfinals in 1998; only a triple-overtime loss kept the Blue Jays from making a trip to the national semifinals that year.

While his exploits on the field are well documented, Del Monaco was also one of the top student-athletes in the nation as well. He received the William Howard Award as the Johns Hopkins senior athlete who most excelled in athletics and academics and earned an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship as a senior. He remains one of just three Johns Hopkins men’s soccer players to earn one of these prestigious awards.

Dave Eikenberg • Class of 1991
Men’s Basketball

He came to a basketball ghost town; sold on Homewood by a new coach with the opportunity to help build something out of the Blue Jay basketball program. Four years after arriving as a member of head coach Bill Nelson’s first recruiting class, Dave Eikenberg and his classmates had put the Johns Hopkins men’s basketball program on the map.

Eikenberg was the glue of Nelson’s early teams as he was the starting point guard from the time he arrived on campus and helped the Blue Jays compile a 68-40 record during his career – the 68 wins exactly matching the number Johns Hopkins had accumulated in the nine previous years combined.

Eikenberg graduated as Johns Hopkins’ career leader in assists (399) and steals (181) and no player in the last 20 years has come within 150 assists of his record and only one has come within 50 steals of his mark in that time. He remains the only player in school history with 100 or more assists in two different seasons (145, 113) and the only player with 55 or more steals in two different seasons as well (59, 58). He led the team in assists and steals three times each during his career and finished his career ranked second in games (105) and minutes played (2,634).

To say that Eikenberg left the basketball program better than he found it would be an understatement. In addition to the 68 wins the Blue Jays amassed during his career, he helped JHU to a Middle Atlantic Conference title as a senior and a runner-up finish as a junior. The MAC title was the first for Johns Hopkins since 1974. He also led JHU to the first two of what would eventually become five consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament. Included is the program’s only trip to the Sweet 16 (1990).

A.J. Haugen • Class of 2000
Men’s Lacrosse

One of the most creative, elusive and dangerous midfielders in school history, A.J. Haugen enjoyed a career matched by few midfielders in the storied history of the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse program.

Haugen earned First Team All-America honors as a sophomore (1998), junior (1999) and senior (2000) and is one of just four players in school history to earn First Team All-America honors three times as a midfielder; the others include Rick Kowalchuk, Del Dressel and Paul Rabil. In a span of 18 years (1989-2007), Haugen was the only Johns Hopkins player to earn All-America honors three times (regardless of position)

Haugen finished his career with 85 goals and 23 assists for 108 points. He ranks third in school history in career goals scored among players who played exclusively midfield and punched up 23 or more goals in each of his final three seasons, including a career-high 27 as a sophomore and senior.

Johns Hopkins posted a 40-15 record during Haugen’s career and advanced to the NCAA Semifinals in each of his final two years. In the final game of his career against top-ranked Syracuse in the 2000 national semifinals, Haugen tied the Johns Hopkins record for most goals scored in a semifinal game as he netted a career-high five before the Blue Jays fell late to the Orange. The effort remains one of Hopkins’ top individual performances in an NCAA Tournament game.

Haugen capped his career at Johns Hopkins by being awarded the C. Gardner Mallonee Award, which is presented annual to the senior male who has made the most outstanding contribution in athletics.

George Kennedy
Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach

One of the most successful head coaches in Division III swimming history, George Kennedy recently completed his 28th season as the head coach of the Johns Hopkins men’s and women’s teams.

Kennedy’s men’s team has compiled a record of 180-106 (.629) and didn’t lose a dual meet to a Division III opponent from November 19, 1989 – February 4, 2006. The Blue Jays have won 15 conference titles under his guidance, including 11 UAA, two Middle Atlantic Conference and two ECAC championships.

The Blue Jays have routinely parlayed the success of the regular season and at the conference championships into top finishes at the NCAA Championships. Including the recently completed 2012-13 season, Kennedy has guided Johns Hopkins to 25 top-10 finishes, 13 top-five finishes and three national runner-up showings.

In all, Kennedy has coached Blue Jay men’s swimmers to 14 individual and relay national championships, while there have been 301 individual All-Americans and 123 All-America relay teams.

Kennedy has enjoyed similar success with the Johns Hopkins women’s team, which has compiled a dual-meet record of 156-138-2 (.522) while competing against a national schedule that has included numerous Division I opponents.

Like the men, the women have also had a run of success at the conference and national level. Johns Hopkins has won nine conference titles under Kennedy, including five Blue Grass Mountain titles and four UAA Championships.

The Blue Jay women’s team has compiled two individual national championships, one relay national title, 161 individual All-Americans and 95 All-America relay teams.

Kennedy and his coaching staff have earned national coaching staff of the year honors six times since he arrived at Homewood and the success of both programs has not been limited to the pool. Members of the men’s and women’s teams have combined to earn seven NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships and 10 CoSIDA Academic All-America nods. In addition, four of Kennedy’s former swimmers have been inducted into the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame, including fellow 2013 inductee Krissy Brinsley.

Steve Milo • Class of 1999
Baseball

Steve Milo was a four-year standout on the baseball team for head coach Bob Babb and helped the Blue Jays to a four-year record of 115-47-1 (.709). Johns Hopkins won two Centennial Conference titles (1997, 1998), two UAA titles (1998, 1999) and made two trips to the NCAA Tournament (1997, 1998) during his career. The 115 wins he and his classmates were a part of were, at the time, tied for the third most in school history.

Among the great pure hitters in school history, Milo concluded his career among Johns Hopkins’ all-time leaders in batting average (.367), hits (160), home runs (20), doubles (35) and RBIs (126).

While there have been some truly remarkable individual seasons in school history, few compare with the one Milo enjoyed as a junior in 1998. That year he hit .456 with 72 hits, 18 doubles, 57 RBIs and 53 runs scored. His 18 doubles that season were a school record at the time and his marks for batting average, runs scored and triples (4) were all among the top totals in school history at the time.

Milo still holds one school record that has rarely been challenged in the time since he graduated as his 32-game hitting streak – the seventh-longest in NCAA Division III history at the time – remains a Johns Hopkins record.

In helping the Blue Jays to a 36-4 record, the Centennial Conference and UAA titles and a top five national ranking in 1998, Milo earned First Team ABCA All-Region, First Team All-Centennial, First Team All-ECAC and Second Team All-UAA honors. The Blue Jays were the top seed in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship and finished the season ranked 25th in the nation.

Sarah Parola • Class of 2001
Women’s Soccer

The Johns Hopkins women’s soccer program was still in its infancy when Sarah Parola arrived on campus in 1997. The Blue Jays had broken through and grabbed their first-ever Centennial Conference title the year before, but Parola’s arrival provided the Blue Jays with one of the top goal-scoring threats in the nation and JHU quickly transformed from a young program to a regional power.

Parola burst on the scene as a freshman, setting then school records for goals scored (20) and points (49) in a season. How unique were her efforts that season? Her mark for goals scored stood as a Johns Hopkins record until 2012, while her 49 points were the standard until 2011.

Despite injuries that brought two of her four seasons to a premature end, Parola concluded her career as Johns Hopkins’ career leader in goals scored (46) and points (105); those records held until 2011 and she remains one of just two players in school history to score 15 or more goals and total 34 or more points in two different seasons.

Parola’s individual success went hand-in-hand with the elevation of the program. She helped the Blue Jays to a four-year record of 60-15-4 (.785) with one Centennial Conference title (1997), one ECAC title (2000) and two trips to the NCAA Tournament (1997, 1998). The Blue Jays’ appearance in the 1997 NCAA Tournament was the first in school history.

With her breakout performance as a freshman in 1997, Parola was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Year; she remains the only player in league history to grab this honor as a freshman. She earned All-Centennial honors three times, including first team nods as a freshman and sophomore, and First Team All-Region honors in each of those years as well. She was the first player in school history to earn First Team All-Region, remained the only two-time first team selection in school history until 2010 and was the only JHU freshman to earn top regional honors before 2011.

Parola is the first Johns Hopkins women’s soccer player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame strictly because of her efforts on the soccer field.

Don Zimmerman • Class of 1976
Men’s Lacrosse (Player and Coach) • Men’s Soccer Coach

One of the most successful coaches in the storied history of the Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse program, Don Zimmerman guided the Blue Jays to a seven-year run that ranks among the best in school history, even by the lofty standards of the most successful program in college lacrosse history.

Leading the Blue Jays from 1984-90, Zimmerman compiled a remarkable 73-15 (.830) record, won three national championships (1984, 1985, 1987) and guided the Blue Jays to the NCAA Tournament in each of his seven seasons. JHU also advanced to the national championship game in 1989 and Zimmerman was the first head coach in college lacrosse history to win an NCAA title in his first season. JHU was nearly unbeatable at Homewood Field during his reign as the Blue Jays compiled a remarkable 40-7 (.851) record in the home whites under his guidance.

In addition to the national titles and NCAA Tournament appearances the Blue Jays compiled under his guidance, the team also collected numerous individual awards during Zimmerman’s tenure.

Johns Hopkins players compiled 21 First Team All-America honors, 47 overall All-America nods, two National Player of the Year, two Midfielder of the Year, three Defenseman of the Year and four Goalie of the Year awards under Zimmerman.

Zimmerman graduated from Johns Hopkins in 1976 after playing his final two years under legendary coach Henry Ciccarone. He earned Honorable Mention All-America honors as a midfielder as a junior and helped Johns Hopkins to the NCAA Semifinals.

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Former Terp McMillen to be inducted into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

Posted on 02 April 2013 by WNST Staff

Former Maryland star to be inducted into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

KANSAS CITY – Former Maryland star Tom McMillen headlines a list of seven inductees selected for enshrinement in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2013.

 

Joining McMillen are 1977 national consensus player of the year Marques Johnson of UCLA and coaching legends Gene Keady and Rollie Massimino. Bob Hopkins of Grambling and contributors George Raveling of Nike and George Killian of FIBA round out the class. In addition, the barrier-breaking 1963 Loyola University (Chicago) team will become the first team inducted.

 

McMillen led Maryland to a 73-17 record in the early 1970s. He averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds for his career. He was a first-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference player twice and was the most valuable player of the 1972 National Invitation Tournament championship game – a 100-69 victory over Niagara.

 

A 6’ 11” power forward/center, McMillen was a member of the 1972 United States Olympic team that won a silver medal after a controversial finish in the gold-medal game against Russia. He went on to be a Rhodes Scholar and served as a U.S. Congressman from 1987-93.

 

“We’re thrilled for Tom to receive this much deserved honor,” said director of athletics Kevin Anderson. “Tom set the standard for what it meant to be great at Maryland and we’re so happy that he is being honored by the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.”

 

“We talk a lot to our team about tradition and pride and what it means to play basketball at Maryland,” said head coach Mark Turgeon. “Tom helped establish those high standards. Before we made it to New York for the NIT semifinals, I told our guys about some of the great players that have graced Madison Square Garden – Tom is one of those players. He helped lead Maryland to the 1972 NIT title and is one of the all-time greats.”

 

The Founding Class members of 2013 will be announced at a later date. Founding Class members were automatically included in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007 and are gradually being inducted at the official event in Kansas City each year.

 

The Class of 2013 will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Sunday, November 24, 2013, at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City as part of a three-day celebration of college basketball. The hall of fame is located in the College Basketball Experience, a world-class entertainment facility that provides a multi-faceted interactive experience for fans of the game. The College Basketball Experience Hall of Fame Classic will take place November 25-26 at Sprint Center. The four host teams will be announced April 15 and tickets go on sale the following day.

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Baltimore’s Wiseman inducted to PBA Hall of Fame

Posted on 31 March 2013 by WNST Staff

Doug Kent of Newark, N.Y., the winner of 10 Professional Bowlers Association Tour titles including four major championships, and Danny Wiseman of Baltimore, a 12-time Tour winner with one major title, were inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame for superior performance during ceremonies at the Indianapolis Marriott North Saturday night.

Wiseman, 45, joined the PBA in 1987 and has earned just over $1.55 million. Kent, also 45, joined the PBA in 1988 and has earned just over $1.51 million during his career. In the voting for the 50 Greatest Players in PBA History during the organization’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2009, Wiseman was ranked 42nd and Kent 43rd.

Among Kent’s major titles are the 1991 United States Bowling Congress Masters, his first title, the 2002 PBA World Championship, and the 2006 USBC Masters and Denny’s PBA World Championship. Winning two majors in 2006 led to the Chris Schenkel PBA Player of the Year award. He is one of only nine players ever to win two major titles in the same season.

“As a young player I never thought about Halls of Fame or Player of the Year awards,” Kent said. “All I wanted to be was like my hero Mark Roth.

“I want to thank PBA for the opportunity to be a professional bowler and to live a dream.”

Kent joins his brother-in-law, Parker Bohn III, in the PBA Hall of Fame. Kent’s wife is the former Chrissie Beamish; Bohn’s wife is the former Leslie Beamish. They are the second set of brothers-in-law in the PBA Hall, joining Mike Aulby and Steve Cook, who also married sisters.

Wiseman, who won the first of his 11 standard titles in the 1990 Fair Lanes Open in his hometown in his first television appearance, won the historic 2004 USBC Miller High Life Masters which was staged on a special lane installation inside Miller Park in Milwaukee – the first time a bowling championship had been conducted inside a major league baseball stadium.

Wiseman also had memorable performances in the 1992 Tournament of Champions and 2009 USBC Masters, finishing second in both tournaments.

Early in his career, Wiseman defined himself by compiling the winningest television record in PBA history at that time (21-5), and by introducing a colorful persona that branded him as something of a maverick.

“I never had a lot of natural ability and often wondered how I got to this point,” Wiseman said. “I have to give my parents a lot of the credit. I learned to strive for perfection from dad and to never give up from my mom.

“I took what I learned from a lot of the greats in the sport, combined it with my own ability and made a career out of it.”

Including the Class of 2013, the PBA Hall of Fameconsists of 61 performance, 27 meritorious service and three PBA50 (formerly senior) inductees.

The PBA Hall of Fame ceremonies were held in conjunction with the Barbasol PBA Tournament of Champions which concludes Sunday at Woodland Bowl. Pete Weber, Jason Belmonte, Sean Rash, Tommy Jones and Osku Palermaa will compete for the $50,000 first prize in the live stepladder finals at 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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Three former Ravens on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

Posted on 05 March 2013 by WNST Staff

2013 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot Released

 

Seventy-seven players and five coaches vie for college football’s ultimate honor; Announcement of the 2013 FBS Hall of Fame Class to be made live May 7 from Times Square in New York City.

 

 

DALLAS, March 5, 2013 – The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced today the names of 77 players and five coaches who comprise the 2013 Football Bowl Subdivision Ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

“Having a ballot and a voice in the selection of the inductees is one of the most cherished NFF member benefits,” said NFF Chairman Archie Manning, a 1989 Hall of Fame inductee from Ole Miss. “There is no group more knowledgeable or passionate about college football than our membership, and the tradition of the ballot helps us engage them in the lofty responsibility of selecting those who have reached the pinnacle of achievement in our sport.”

The ballot was mailed this week to the more than 12,000 NFF members and current Hall of Famers whose votes will be tabulated and submitted to the NFF’s Honors Court, which deliberates and selects the class.  Chaired by Gene Corrigan, a former ACC Commissioner and NCAA president, the 14-member NFF Honors Court includes an elite and geographically diverse pool of athletics directors, conference commissioners, Hall of Famers and members of the media.

“It’s an enormous honor to just be on the ballot when you think that more than 4.92 million people have played college football,” said NFF President & CEO Steven J. Hatchell. “The Hall’s requirement of being a First-Team All-American creates a much smaller pool of only 1,500 individuals who are even eligible to be on the ballot, so being in today’s group of 77 names means an individual is truly among the greatest to ever have played the game, and we are proud to announce their names today.”

The FBS Hall of Fame Class will be announced live in New York City during a noon press conference on May 7 from the NASDAQ OMX Market Site and inducted at the 56th NFF Annual Awards Dinner December 10, 2013 at the landmark Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City.

To be eligible for the ballot, players must have been named a First Team All-America by a major/national selector as recognized and utilized by the NCAA for their consensus All-America teams; played their last year of intercollegiate football at least ten years prior; played within the last 50 years and cannot be currently playing professional football.  Coaches must have coached a minimum of 10 years and 100 games as a head coach; won at least 60% of their games; and be retired from coaching for at least three years. If a coach is retired and over the age of 70, there is no waiting period. If he is over the age of 75, he is eligible as an active coach.  In both cases, the candidate’s post-football record as a citizen may also be weighed.

Once nominated for consideration, all player candidates are submitted to one of eight District Screening Committees, depending on their school’s geographic location, which conducts a vote to determine who will appear on the ballot and represent their respective districts.  Each year, approximately 15 candidates, who are not selected for the Hall of Fame, will be named automatic holdovers and will bypass the district screening process and automatically appear on the ballot the following year. Additionally, the Veterans Committee may make recommendations to Honors Court for exceptions that allow for the induction of players who played more than 50 years ago.

Of the 4.92 million individuals who have played college football since Princeton first battled Rutgers on November 6, 1869, only 918 players have earned induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, or less than .0002 percent of those who have played the game during the past 144 years. From the coaching ranks, 200 individuals have achieved Hall of Fame distinction.

 

Today’s ballot, which was mailed to NFF members, also contains the 92 players and 27 coaches for the divisional ranks who are up for Hall of Fame consideration this year. The divisional class will be announced May 16 via a national press release from Dallas, Texas.

 

The 2013 Divisional College Football Hall of Fame Class will be inducted and enshrined simultaneously this summer in Atlanta, Ga., at the NFF Annual Enshrinement Festival. They will be joined during the festival by the 2012 Football Bowl Subdivision Hall of Fame Class, which was inducted this past December in New York City.

If you would like to become a member and receive a voting sheet for this year’s ballot, please contact NFF Director of Membership Ron Dilatush at rdilatush@footballfoundation.com.

Ballots without valid membership numbers will be invalidated.

- A list of candidates and capsule bios are provided on the following pages. -


2013 PLAYER CANDIDATE CAPSULE BIOS

 

Trev Alberts, Nebraska-Linebacker-Named unanimous First Team All-America, BIG-8 Defensive Player of the Year and Academic All-America in 1993…Recipient of the 1993 Butkus Award and two-time First Team All-Conference pick…NFF National Scholar-Athlete in 1993.

Erick Anderson, Michigan-Linebacker-
1991 Butkus Award winner who led Wolverines to four bowl games and top 10 finishes all four seasons of career… 1991 Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Year and only player in UM history to lead team in tackles all four seasons.

Bob Berry, Oregon-Quarterback-
Guided the Ducks to three consecutive winning seasons… First Oregon quarterback to surpass 1,000 yards in two different seasons…16 TD passes in 1963 and 39 career touchdowns passes were school records for 20 years.

Eric Bieniemy, Colorado-Running Back-
Played in two national championships, leading Buffs to 1990 national title…Unanimous First Team All-America and finished third in 1990 Heisman voting… Two-time All-Big Eight pick, still holding eight CU records.

Tony Boselli, Southern California-Offensive Tackle-Two-time First Team All-America in 1992 and 1994 (consensus-1994)… 1994 Outland Trophy finalist…Named top offensive lineman in Pac-10 (1994)… 1994 NFF National Scholar-Athlete.


Brian Bosworth, Oklahoma-Linebacker
-Two-time consensus First Team All-America pick (1985-86)…Set school record for tackles in a game (22) and named Butkus Award winner in 1985 and ’86…Led Sooners to three consecutive Orange Bowls and ’85 national championship.

Jerome Brown, Miami (Fla.)-Defensive Tackle-
1986 Unanimous First Team All-American and finalist for both the Outland and Lombardi trophies as senior…Helped Canes to four consecutive New Year’s Day bowl games…Ranks 10th in school history with 21 career sacks.

Ted Brown, North Carolina State-Tailback
-1978 consensus First Team All-America, helping NC State to three bowl berths… Only four-year First Team All-ACC pick in league history… Led team in rushing four-straight years and still holds five school records.

Bob Breunig, Arizona State-Linebacker
-Named 1974 First Team All-America selection…Led ASU to 1972 WAC title and to consecutive Fiesta Bowl wins in 1972 and ’73… Three-time All-WAC pick who ranks third all-time in career solo tackles (206) and fifth in career tackles (353) at ASU.

Tedy Bruschi, Arizona-Defensive End-
Two-time First Team All-America (consensus-‘94, unanimous-’95)…Tied the NCAA career record with 52 sacks…1995 Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year and three-time First Team All-Pac-10 selection…Led Arizona to three bowls.

Brandon Burlsworth, Arkansas-Offensive Guard
-1998 First Team All-America and First Team All-SEC selection…Helped Arkansas to two postseason berths and to SEC Western Division titles in 1995 and ’98…Former walk-on who later started 34 consecutive games.

Larry Burton, Purdue-Split End-
Named Outstanding College Athlete of America in 1974 and a First Team All-Big Ten selection…Led the team in receiving in both 1973 and 1974… Named team captain and team MVP in 1974.

Dave Butz, Purdue-Defensive Tackle-
1972 consensus First Team All-America… Finalist for the Lombardi Award in 1972 and named First Team All-Conference…Named Defensive MVP of the Senior Bowl.

Mark Carrier, Southern California-Safety
-Two-time First Team All-America (1988-89) – unanimous in 1989… 1989 Jim Thorpe Award winner… Two-time First Team All-Conference selection… Led the Pac-10 in interceptions in 1989 with seven.

Marco Coleman, Georgia Tech-Linebacker
-1991 First Team All-America pick…Two-time First Team All-ACC, leading Jackets to the national championship and an 11-0-1 record in 1990…28 career sacks ranks 12th all-time in ACC history.

Tom Cousineau, Ohio State-Linebacker-
Two-time consensus First Team All-American and three-time All-Big Ten performer… Recorded 572 career tackles, ranking second all-time in OSU history… Held nine school records at career’s end, still holding six.

Bob Crable, Notre Dame-
Linebacker-Two-time consensus First Team All-America in 1980 and 1981… Set ND records for most career tackles (521), most tackles in a season (187), most tackles in a game (26)… Played in 1981 Hula Bowl.

Eric Crouch, Nebraska-Quarterback-
2001 Heisman, Walter Camp, and Davey O’Brien Award winner who led Huskers to 2001 national title game…Holds NCAA record for career rushing TDs by a quarterback (59)…Led team to 42-9 record and four bowl berths.

Randall Cunningham, Nevada-Las Vegas-Punter-
Named First Team All-America as a punter in 1983 and Second Team All-America as a punter and Honorable Mention as a quarterback in 1984…Led UNLV to their first-ever Bowl game…Broke 18 UNLV records.

Ron Dayne, Wisconsin-Running Back-
All-time leading rusher in FBS history who won the 1999 Heisman Trophy, Walter Camp, Maxwell and Doak Walker awards…Three-time First Team All-American…First player in college history to rush for more than 7,000 yards in career.

Eric Dickerson, SMU-Running Back
-Named unanimous First Team All-America and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1982…Twice named SWC Player of the Year, he holds 14 SMU records including career rushing yards (4,450).

John Didion, Oregon State-Center-
Two-time All-American, earning unanimous First Team honors in 1968… Member of Oregon State team known as the “Giant Killers”… 1968 First Team All-Pac-8 selection who helped team finish in the AP Top 20 all three years of career.

D.J. Dozier, Penn State-Running Back
- Named 1986 consensus First Team All-America and led PSU to perfect 12-0 season and national championship (1986)… Finished eighth in 1986 Heisman voting… First PSU back to lead the team in rushing for four consecutive seasons.

Jumbo Elliott, Michigan-Offensive Tackle-
 Two-time First Team All-American (consensus-’87)… Two-time All-Big Ten First Team selection and member of 1986 Big Ten Co-Champions…Paved the way for Jamie Morris, who had three-straight 1,000-yard seasons.

Tony Franklin, Texas A&M-Plackekicker
-Two-time First Team All-America (1976-consensus, ’78)…Led A&M to four bowl appearances…Set seven NCAA records, including most 50 yards-plus field goals made (15) and most points scored by a kicker in a career (291).

Tommie Frazier, Nebraska-Quarterback
-1995 consensus First Team All-America and Johnny Unitas award winner… 1995 Heisman trophy runner-up and Big Eight Offensive Player of the Year… Led Huskers to back-to-back perfect national championship seasons in 1994 and ’95.

William Fuller, North Carolina-Defensive Tackle-
Two-time First Team All-American, earning consensus honors in 1983… Holds school record with 57 career TFL and broke Lawrence Taylor’s season record with 22 TFL in 1981…Three-time First Team All-ACC pick.

Kirk Gibson, Michigan State-Wide Receiver
-Named First Team All-America, led Big Ten in receiving in league play and helped the Spartans to a Big Ten Co-Championship and a No.12 national ranking in 1978…Played MLB for 17 seasons.

Charlie Gogolak, Princeton-Placekicker-
1965 First Team All-American…Set seven NCAA records and led Princeton to an 8-1 season (1965)… Two-time First Team All-Ivy…Holds four school records… Revolutionized the kicking game utilizing the soccer-style technique.

Jerry Gray, Texas-Defensive Back-
 Two-time First Team All-American (consensus-’83, unanimous-’84)… Two-time SWC Player of the Year… Member of 1983 SWC championship team and four bowl teams…297 career tackles, 16 career interceptions, 20 pass breakups.

Al Harris, Arizona State-Defensive End-
Named unanimous First Team All-America and Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy finalist in 1978…Named First Team All-Conference, he set an ASU record with 19 sacks in 1978.

Leotis Harris, Arkansas-Offensive Guard
-1977 consensus First Team All-America who led Razorbacks to wins in the 1976 Cotton Bowl and ’78 Orange Bowl… First-ever African-American All-American player at Arkansas…Led Arkansas to 1975 SWC Co-Championship.

Randy Hughes, Oklahoma-Defensive Back-
Member of 1974 national championship team and three Big Eight championship teams… Tied school record for pass breakups in a season (12) and finished fourth on OU’s career interceptions list (14)…1974 NFF National Scholar-Athlete.

Raghib Ismail, Notre Dame-Wide Receiver-
Two-time First Team All-American earning consensus honors in 1989 and unanimous laurels in 1990…Walter Camp Player of the Year and Heisman Trophy runner-up in 1990…Led ND to national championship at the Fiesta Bowl and two Orange Bowls.

Dick Jauron, Yale-Running Back-
Named First Team All-America in 1972…A three-time First Team All-Conference selection, he received the Asa S. Bushnell Cup as the Ivy League’s Player of the Year…Graduated as Yale’s career rushing leader with 2,947 yards.

Ernie Jennings, Air Force-Wide Receiver-
1970 consensus First Team All-American, finishing eighth in 1970 Heisman Trophy voting…Led Air Force to 1971 Sugar Bowl berth… Holds every single-season and career receiving record at Air Force.

Greg Lewis, Washington-Running Back
-1990 First Team All-America and Doak Walker award winner… Named Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year in 1990, leading Huskies to 1990 conference title… Finished seventh in 1990 Heisman voting and recorded 15, 100-yard games.

Jess Lewis, Oregon State-Defensive Tackle-
Named First Team All-America in 1967…Played in the College All-Star Game, East-West Shrine Game and Coaches All-America Bowl in 1970…Two-time First Team All-Conference selection (1967, 1969).

Robert Lytle, Michigan-Running Back-
Named consensus All-America in 1976…Finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting… Named Big Ten MVP in 1976 and led UM to two conference championships.

Bobby Majors, Tennessee-Defensive Back-
1971 unanimous First Team All-America… Led Vols to wins in 1971 Sugar Bowl and 1972 Liberty Bowl… Holds school records for punt returns in a career (117 for 1163 yards, 4 TDs) and season (42 for 457 yards, 2 TDs).

Buddy McClinton, Auburn-Defensive Back-
Three-time All-American who earned consensus First Team honors in 1969… Auburn’s all-time leader in interceptions (18) and holds record for interceptions in a season (9 in 1969)… Set SEC career interception record (18).

Duncan McColl, Stanford-Defensive End-
1976 First Team All-America…Two-time First Team All-Pac-8…Holds Stanford records for most QB sacks in season (17) and most TFL in season (26)…1976 NFF National Scholar-Athlete.

Cade McNown, UCLA-Quarterback-
1998 Consensus First Team All-American and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award recipient…1998 Pac-10 Co-Offensive Player of the Year who led UCLA to consecutive Pac-10 titles in 1997 (shared) and 1998…Holds numerous school records.

Paul Naumoff, Tennessee-Linebacker
-Named First Team All-America and All-Conference in 1966…Named team MVP in 1966…Played in the College All-Star Game and Senior Bowl in 1967.

Darrin Nelson, Stanford-
1981 First Team All-American who was the first player in NCAA history to rush for over 1,000 yards and catch more than 50 passes in one season…Finished career as NCAA’s all-time leader in all-purpose yardage (6,885)… Four-time All-Pac-10 pick.

Ken Norton, Jr., UCLA-Linebacker-
1987 First Team All-America, leading Bruins to four consecutive bowl wins… Member of the 1985 conference championship team… Led team in tackles in 1986 (106) and in 1987 (125) and ranks sixth in school history with 339 career tackles.

Tom Nowatzke, Indiana-Fullback-
Named First Team All-America in 1964…A two-time All-Conference selection (1963-64), he led the Big Ten in rushing in 1963…Played in the East/West Shrine Game, Senior Bowl and Coaches All-American Game.

Philip Olsen, Utah State-Defensive End-
1969 consensus First Team All-America…1969 team captain and Utah State Athlete of the Year…Selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game and the Hula Bowl…Brother of College Football Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen.

Jim Otis, Ohio State-Fullback-
Named consensus First Team All-America in 1969…Member  of the 1968 National Championship team…Named First Team All-Big Ten conference in 1969 and led the Buckeyes to two conference titles…Led the team in rushing three times.

Orlando Pace, Ohio State-Offensive Tackle-
Two-time unanimous First Team All-American and first player in history to win Lombardi Trophy twice…1996 Outland Trophy winner who led Buckeyes to share of 1996 Big Ten title… Did not allow a sack during his last two seasons.

Paul Palmer, Temple-Running Back-
1986 unanimous First Team All-America…Led the nation in rushing yards (1,866), rushing yards per game (169.6) and all-purpose yards (2,633) in 1986… Set 23 school records and was named ECAC Player of the Year in 1986.

Anthony Poindexter, Virginia-Defensive Back
-Two-time First Team All-America, earning consensus honors in 1998… Three-time All-ACC pick and 1998 ACC Defensive Player of the Year…Holds five school records and finished career with 342 tackles and 12 interceptions.

Antwaan Randle El, Indiana-Quarterback-
2001 First Team Consensus All-American…First player in FBS history to pass for 6,000 yards and rush for 3,000 yards in career…Rushed for more yards than any QB in FBS history upon conclusion of career.

Ron Rivera, California-Linebacker-
1983 consensus First Team All-America…Lombardi Award finalist in 1983 and named East-West Shrine Game Most Valuable Player…Selected as Pac-10 Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 1983…Led team in tackles from 1981-83.

Willie Roaf, Louisiana Tech-Offensive Lineman
-1992 consensus First Team All-America and finalist for Outland Trophy… Led team to 1990 Independence Bowl berth and two-time All-South Independent selection.

Mike Ruth, Boston College-Nose Guard-
1985 consensus First Team All-America and Outland Trophy winner…Three-time All-East and All-ECAC selection…Member of three bowl teams and recorded 344 career tackles, including 29 sacks.

Lucius Sanford, Georgia Tech-Linebacker
-Named First Team All-America in 1977…A three-time First Team All-Conference selection, he led Georgia Tech in tackles in 1975 (121) and 1976 (117)…Named to the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame and the school’s All-Time Team in 1991.

Sterling Sharpe, South Carolina-Wide Receiver
-1987 First Team All-America…Two-time First Team All-Conference…Set nearly every school receiving record by career’s end, including career receptions (169), single-season receiving yards (1,106) and career receiving yards (2,497).

Rod Shoate, Oklahoma-Linebacker-
1973 consensus and 1974 unanimous First Team All-America…Finished seventh in the 1974 Heisman Trophy voting and twice named Big Eight Defensive Player of the Year…Ranks third in school history with 420 career tackles.

Percy Snow, Michigan State-Linebacker-
1989 unanimous First Team All-America and 1989 Butkus Award winner… Led MSU to 1987 Big Ten title and Rose Bowl win… Ranks second all-time in career tackles (473).

Bob Stein, Minnesota-Defensive End-
1967 First Team All-American… Two-time First Team All-Big Ten selection who led Gophers to co-share of the 1967 Big Ten title…1969 NFF National Scholar-Athlete.

Art Still, Kentucky-Defensive End-
1977 Unanimous First Team All-American… Two-time First Team All-SEC performer who led Cats to 1976 SEC Championship…1977 SEC Defensive Player of the Year who set school record for 22 TFL in 1977 (still standing).

Matt Stinchcomb, Georgia-Offensive Tackle-
Two-time First Team All-America selection (consensus-’98)…Two-time First Team All-SEC and 1998 recipient of Jacobs Blocking Trophy…1998 NFF William V. Campbell Trophy recipient and NFF National Scholar-Athlete.

Aaron Taylor, Notre Dame-Offensive Tackle-
Two-time First Team All-American, earning consensus honors in ‘92 and unanimous in ’93… 1993 Lombardi Award winner and named College Interior Lineman of the Year by Touchdown Club of Columbus (Ohio)…Led Irish to four bowl games.

Vinny Testaverde, Miami (Fla.)-Quarterback-
Winner of 1986 Heisman, Walter Camp, Maxwell Award, and Davey O’Brien…Led Canes to three bowl berths, including 1987 Fiesta Bowl to determine national championship… Finished career with 6,058 passing yards and 48 TD passes.

Derrick Thomas, Alabama-Linebacker
-1988 unanimous First Team All-America and Butkus award winner… Led Tide to four consecutive bowl berths, earning 1988 SEC Defensive Player of the Year… Set SEC record for sacks in a season (27) and finished career with 74 TFL.

Zach Thomas, Texas Tech-Linebacker-
Two-time First Team All-American, earning unanimous honors in 1995…Two-time Consensus SWC Defensive Player of the Year (1993, 94) who led Red Raiders to 1994 SWC title…Ranks fifth all-time at Tech with 390 career tackles.

Andre Tippett, Iowa-Defensive End-
1981 Consensus First Team All-American who led Hawkeyes to 1982 Rose Bowl berth…Two-time First Team All-Big Ten performer, leading Iowa to 1981 Big Ten championship…Holds Iowa record for TFL yardage (153 yards/20 TFL).

LaDainian Tomlinson, TCU-Tailback-
2000 Unanimous First Team All-American and 2000 Doak Walker Award winner…1999 WAC Offensive Player of the Year who led TCU to consecutive co-shares of WAC title… Holds 15 school records and is TCU’s all-time leading rusher.

Don Trull, Baylor-Quarterback-
Named consensus First Team All-America  and led the nation with 22 touchdowns in 1963…Named First Team All-Conference, he set a school record with 174 completions in 1963…Twice named First Team Academic All-America.

Jackie Walker, Tennessee-Linebacker-
1970 and ’71 First Team All-American…Set NCAA record for career interceptions returned for TD by a linebacker (5)… Two-time First Team All-SEC selection who helped Vols to 1969 SEC Championship.

Wesley Walls, Mississippi-Tight End-
1988 First Team All-America and First Team All-SEC selection…Played as a two-way player his senior season (DE-TE)…Tallied 36 receptions for 426 yards and three touchdowns in one season at tight end…1988 NFF National Scholar-Athlete.

Lorenzo White, Michigan State-Running Back
-Two-time First Team All-America, earning unanimous (’85) and consensus (’87) honors…Led State to 1987 Big Ten title and Rose Bowl win…Led nation in rushing (1985), first MSU player to lead team in rushing four-straight seasons.

Clarence Williams, Washington State-Running Back-
Named First Team All-America and All-Conference in 1964…Twice led the Cougars in rushing, scoring and kickoff returns…Played in the Hula Bowl, East-West Shrine and All-West Coast All-Star Games in 1964.

Steve Wisniewski, Penn State-Offensive Guard-
1988 First Team All-America…Member of 1986 12-0 national championship team…Helped Blair Thomas rush for 1,414 yards and 11 touchdowns in 1987 and D.J. Dozier attain First Team All-America honors in 1986.

Scott Woerner, Georgia-Defensive Back-Named First Team All-America, All-Conference and team Most Valuable Back in 1980…Twice named Georgia’s Outstanding Special Teams Player of the Year (1977, 1980)…Led team to the 1980 National Championship.

Danny Wuerffel, Florida-Quarterback-
1996 winner of NFF Campbell Trophy, Heisman, Walter Camp, Maxwell, and consecutive Davey O’Brien awards… Two-time SEC Player of the Year who led Gators to 1996 National Championship and four SEC championships.

 

 

 

Consensus All-America: Listed as a First Team All-America by at least half of the recognized publications.
Unanimous All-America: Listed as a First Team All-America by all recognized publications.


2013 COACH CANDIDATE CAPSULE BIOS

Jim Carlen-West Virginia (1966-69), Texas Tech (1970-74), South Carolina (1975-1981)-Led teams to eight bowl games and 13 winning seasons in 16 years as head coach…1973 National Coach of the Year…Three-time Southwest Conference Coach of the Year… Coached Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers at South Carolina.


Wayne Hardin-Navy (1959-64), Temple (1970-82)-
Led Navy to a No. 2 ranking in 1963 and Temple to a No. 17 ranking in 1979…Ranks third in wins (38) all-time at Navy and beat Army in five of six seasons…Temple’s all-time leader in wins (80), he led them to their only 10-win season and the Garden State Bowl in 1979.

Bill McCartney-Colorado (1982-94)-
Led Buffs to 1990 National Championship and three Big Eight Conference titles…Three-time Big Eight Coach of the Year and 1989 National Coach of the Year…Helped CU to nine bowl games in 13 seasons…Coached 18 First Team All-America players, including Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam.

Billy Jack Murphy-Memphis (1958-71)-
All-time winningest coach in Memphis history…Had 11 winning seasons and retired as the 15th winningest coach in the nation…Member of the Memphis Hall of Fame and Mississippi State Hall of Fame.

Darryl Rogers-Cal State-Hayward (1965), Fresno State (1966-72), San Jose State (1973-75), Michigan State (1976-79), Arizona State (1980-84)-
Took Fresno State to two bowl games.  Achieved an unprecedented national ranking at San Jose State…Was Big Ten Coach of the Year in 1977 and National Coach of the Year by Sporting News in 1978…Won the Big Ten title in 1978.

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Loyola, NSU square off Saturday in matchup of 2012 Tourney teams

Posted on 17 November 2012 by WNST Staff

Opponent Norfolk State Spartans | Basketball HOF Tip-Off Tourn.
Date Saturday, November 17, 2012
Time 12:00 p.m.
Location Uncasville, Conn. | Mohegan Sun Arena

Game Data

Loyola University Maryland will take part in the Basketball Tip-Off Tournament at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., for a pair of games this weekend.

The Greyhounds will take on Norfolk State on Saturday, November 17, in the first game at 12 noon. The winner of the game will face the winner of Albany and Missouri-Kansas City at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, with the losers of the two games meeting at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

 

Series History

Loyola and Norfolk State will be meeting for the first time when they take the floor on Saturday.

The Greyhounds are 16-13 all-time against teams from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, the majority of those games being played against Baltimore foes Coppin State and Morgan State.

Loyola will face two opponents for the first time this weekend, as the Greyhounds have not previously played either Albany or Missouri-Kansas City.

 

Last Time Out

Four Loyola players scored in double figures, as the Greyhounds eased past UMBC, 86-70, on Wednesday night in a game televised on MASN.

Erik Etherly scored 17 of his team-high 22 points after halftime, while Dylon Cormier and Tyler Hubbard each scored 14 of their 17 in the first stanza. Robert Olson added 10 for the Greyhounds, while Jarred Jones and Franz Rassman scored nine and eight, respectively.

Rassman, who saw the first extended playing time of his collegiate career with 20 minutes, led all players with nine rebounds and tied for game-high honors with three blocked shots.

UMBC led 13-9 in the early going, but the Greyhounds finished the half by scoring 36 of 53 points to lead 45-30 at the break.

 

Guards Early, Posts Late

A pair of Loyola guards, Dylon Cormier and Tyler Hubbard, each scored first half against UMBC, and Robert Olson chipped in six, leading the Greyhounds to a 45-30 advantage at halftime over the Retrievers.

The Greyhounds then turned to the post in the second half where Erik Etherly scored 17 after the break en route to a team-high 22. He made 5-of-8 from the field, including stepping out for his first three of the season, and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line in the second half.

Jarred Jones added seven second-half points, knocking down both his shots form inside and going to the line for 3-of-4.

 

Freshmen Produce

A trio of Loyola freshmen combined for 34 points and 15 rebounds on Wednesday night, as Tyler Hubbard (a redshirt freshman) scored 17, while Jarred Jones and Franz Rassman had eight and nine.

The group also had five assists, six blocked shots and four steals in the win.

Combined the three played 70 minutes against the Retrievers.

 

Board Work

Loyola outrebounded UMBC, 45-28, on Wednesday night, marking the second time this season the Greyhounds have outrebounded a team by 14 or more (also, Binghamton, 35-21).

The Greyhounds have outrebounded opponents by an average of nine this season, 38-29, in three games.

On the offensive glass, Loyola has grabbed 45 rebounds, while its opposition has pulled down just 59 defensive boards. The Greyhounds are recording offensive boards in 43-percent of opportunities at that end of the floor, while allowing their foes to get second chances just 28.8-percent of the time.

In the UMBC game, Loyola had more offensive rebounds (15) than the Retrievers had defensive boards (14).

 

Etherly Plays To Form

Erik Etherly, the MAAC Preseason Player of the Year, has averaged 16 points per game in three contests after scoring 22 to go with eight rebounds on Wednesday against UMBC.

His 7.3 rebounds per game also top the team, and he is tied for the lead with five blocked shots, all coming in the last two games, three at Washington and two versus UMBC.

 

Cormier Leads

Dylon Cormier has led the Greyhounds in scoring in two of the first three games and is averaging an 19 through those contests. He has made 20-of-43 (.465) from the field and 3-of-6 from 3-point range.

Cormier scored 13 points in the first half of the season opener against Binghamton and finished with 21 points, the ninth time in his career her has reached the 20-point plateau. As a sophomore in 2011-2012, Cormier scored 20 or more seven times en route to earning All-MAAC Second Team honors with a 13.4 points per game average. At Washington, he finished with 19 and was just two off his career-best with seven rebounds. He is also averaging 5.5 boards per game this year.

The junior has been a fast starter this season, averaging a team-high 12.3 points per game during the first half. He has scored 10 or more in all three games (13, 10, 14).

Cormier has led Loyola in scoring 15 times during his career, and the Greyhounds are 11-4 in those games.

 

Jones Making Early Impact

Freshman Jarred Jones has started the first three games of his collegiate career and made a difference on the court for the Greyhounds. A two-time All-Metro honoree by The Baltimore Sun at John Carroll High School, Jones scored nine points and had six rebounds on Sunday evening at Washington. He followed that with a box-score filling nine points, five rebounds, three blocks, three steals and two assists versus UMBC.

In his first game, he debuted with just one point, but he filled several box-score categories in his effort. Jones tallied three rebounds and two each of blocked shots, steals and assists.

 

Rassman Versus The Retrievers

Freshman Franz Rassman saw his first extended playing time of the season on Wednesday against UMBC and scored eight points in 20 minutes. He led all players with nine rebounds, and he also swatted three shots.

 

Hubbard From Behind The Line

Tyler Hubbard knocked down all but one of his 3-point attempts on Wednesday against UMBC and has made 8-of-17 this season from long distance. He scored a career-best 17 points against the Retrievers and also had two assists and a steal.

His eight 3-pointers made lead the team, and he is fourth on the squad in scoring with a 10.3 points per game average.

In his collegiate debut against Binghamton, he made 4-of-9 shots, 3-of-7 from 3-point range, and finished the night with 11 points in his collegiate debut. In the process, he became the first player to reach double figures in his first collegiate game since Jawaan Wright came off the bench to score 10 on November 19, 2005, against Towson University.

 

Brooks’ Big Game

Julius Brooks provided 20 solid minutes in the post off the bench for the Greyhounds, recording eight points and a game-high seven rebounds versus Binghamton. Those numbers were not career-highs for the senior, but they were the best he’s put up in some time.

Brooks saw limited action in 29 games last season, averaging just 4.7 minutes per game, but matched his career-high with 28 minutes. His eight points were his most since scoring a career-best 10 on January 31, 2010, as a freshman, and his seven boards were his high since February 25, 2011, when he had eight. Both of those games came against Niagara University.

At Washington, he scored five, had a pair of rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot against the Huskies.

He made his first start since February 2010, his freshman season, on Wednesday night against UMBC.

 

First Impressions

Four players made their collegiate debuts for Loyola last Friday night, starting with Jarred Jones who made a start in his first game as a Greyhound. Redshirt freshman Tyler Hubbard got into the game early in the first half for his first game action, and Jones’ classmates Eric Laster and Franz Rassman both entered the contest in the second half.

Jones played 25 minutes, and while his box score line did not show it, he made a large impact on the game. He scored just one point, but he had three rebounds, handed out two assists, picked up two steals and led all players with two blocked shots.

Laster saw three minutes of action, scored on a 15-foot jumper and grabbed an offensive rebound. Rassman played six minutes, and had a block and a rebound.

 

Defensive Work

Loyola held Binghamton scoreless twice for stretches of eight or more minutes Friday night. The Greyhounds limited the Bearcats to 35.5-percent from the field and forced 16 turnovers. Binghamton also made just 18.2-percent of 3-point attempts.

On the glass, Loyola held the Bearcats to just five offensive rebounds, grabbing 24-of-29 boards on the defensive glass (82.7-percent).

 

MAAC Preseason Poll & Player of the Year

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference unveiled its preseason coaches’ poll and the league’s Preseason Player of the Year on Friday night in a live Preseason Awards Show on ESPN3. Loyola was named the team to beat in 2012-2013, and Erik Etherly was tabbed the Preseason Player of the Year by the coaches. (Complete poll and All-MAAC teams at left).

This is the first time Loyola has been selected No. 1 in the MAAC preseason poll in 24 years in the league, nor had a Greyhound player been named Preseason Player of the Year prior to Etherly.

 

Preseason MAAC Honors

Three Loyola players were named to the various Preseason All-MAAC teams as voted on by the coaches of the league.

Erik Etherly earned an All-MAAC First Team nod, while Dylon Cormier and Robert Olson were named to the Second Team.

The MAAC will announce its preseason poll of order of finish in the league on its Preseason Awards Show that will be aired on ESPN3 this Friday at 8:15 p.m.

 

Classy Senior

Senior guard Robert Olson was named one of 30 candidates for the prestigious Senior CLASS Award last week. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

Olson was the Greyhounds’ third-leading scorer last season with 11.1 points per game and enters this season Loyola ranked fourth at Loyola in 3-point percentage (138-of-336, .4107) sixth in career 3-pointers made (138) and eighth in 3-pointers attempted (336).

Last season, Olson was one of four Loyola players to earn All-MAAC honors, picking up Third Team mention and later All-Tournament honors.

 

High Marks

The Loyola men’s basketball team scored the highest amongst squads in the State of Maryland in the most recent NCAA Graduation Success Rate report. The Greyhounds checked in with a 91-percent GSR, tops among the state’s nine Division I schools, for players who entered the school between 2002-2005.

 

Saint Peter’s Game At The Meadowlands

The Loyola-Saint Peter’s Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game slated for Saturday, December 8, has been moved from the Peacocks’ Jersey City campus to the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J., at the Meadowlands complex.

The Greyhounds and Peacocks will tip-off at 12 noon prior to the second game of the doubleheader between Duke and Temple.

 

Second NCAA Trip

Last year, Loyola made its first trip to the NCAA Tournament in 18 seasons, a span of 17 years, 11 months and 23 days. In all, it was 6,569 days between NCAA Tournament Games for the Greyhounds.

Last year’s true freshmen – Tyler Hubbard and R.J. Williams – were less than one year old the last time Loyola played in an NCAA match.

 

MAAC Title

Loyola won its second MAAC Championship in 23 years in the conference on Monday, March 5, 2012, defeating Fairfield University, 48-44, in the lowest scoring championship game in league history.

The Greyhounds held Fairfield to just six second-half field goals and 28.8-percent shooting in the game.

Loyola, which finished second in the conference during the regular season and earned the No. 2 seed in the league tournament, defeated Niagara University and Siena College in the MAAC Quarterfinals and Semifinals, respectively.

 

Turnaround…Check

Loyola completed the turnaround from finishing the 2003-2004 season with the lowest RPI in NCAA Division I basketball. The Greyhounds finished that season with a 1-27 record the season before Jimmy Patsos took over as head coach.

Since then, Loyola has gone 122-123 and culminated the turnaround by winning a school Division I record 24 games  in 2011-2012.

Patsos is one of only three coaches at the Division I level in the last 20 years to take over a program that had won zero or one game the year prior to then win 100 games at the school. He joins Steve Cleveland (BYU) and Pat Douglass (UC-Irvine) as the others.

 

Outstanding Performance By Etherly

Erik Etherly was named the MAAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player after averaging a team-best 17.3 points and 5.7 rebounds over the three games.

Etherly was in double figures in each of the three games, including back-to-back 20-point games for the first time in his career in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds. He followed that with 10 points, seven rebounds and a career-high five blocks in the MAAC title game vs. Fairfield. He shot 20-for-38 (.526) from the floor and 11-for-14 (.786) from the foul line, while finishing with nine blocks.

Last season, Etherly was named to the All-MAAC First Team after averaging 13.7 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, both tops for the Greyhounds.

He also became the second player in school history to earn National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District honors, when he joined Mike Powell (1997) and earned Second Team laurels.

 

Patsos Named Coach & Man Of The Year

Jimmy Patsos became the first Loyola coach to earn The Rock/Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors by a vote of his peers in the league.

Patsos guided the Greyhounds to a school Division I high 24 wins and a program MAAC record 13 victories. He earned his 100th career coaching victory in November 2012 and led the Greyhounds to the No. 2 seed in the MAAC Championships.

Later in March, Patsos was named the Skip Prosser Man of the Year award for his work on and off the court, an honor presented by CollegeInsider.com.

 

2012 All-MAAC Honors

For the first time since the league expanded to three All-MAAC teams in 1998, four Greyhounds received all-league honors, topping all teams in the conference. Erik Etherly was named to the All-MAAC First Team, Dylon Cormier to the Second, and Justin Drummond and Robert Olson to the Third.

Loyola led all teams in the MAAC with its four selections, just in front of Iona’s three.

The Greyhounds’ previous high was at the end of the 1997-1998 season when Mike Powell (1st), Jason Rowe (2nd) and Roderick Platt (3rd) earned All-MAAC honors.

Etherly led Loyola in scoring (13.7), rebounding (7.5) and blocked shots (50), while finishing second on the team with 63 assists. He shot .530 from the field, good for third in the conference

Cormier was second on the team in scoring, just back of Etherly, with a 13.4 points per game average while improving his field-goal percentage nearly 10 points from his freshman season to .461 as a sophomore.

Drummond has come off the bench in 29 of the Greyhounds’ 33 games last year and is fourth on the team with 11.1 points per game. The guard as also third in rebounding (3.9), and he has scored in double figures 17 times this year.

Olson was one of the top 3-point shooters in the conference last year. He shot .431 from behind the arc, third-best in the MAAC, and averaged 11.1 points per game. The guard entered the month of January averaging less than nine points per game, but from that point forward, he was the team’s second-leading scorer at nearly 13 a contest.

 

Century Mark

Head Coach Jimmy Patsos became the third coach in Loyola history to win 100 games when the Greyhounds defeated UMBC, 73-63, on the road last season. Patsos, who is now in his ninth season, took over a team that finished 1-27 during the 2002-2003 season. He won his 100th game in his 215th career game.

Last season, Patsos moved into third-place all time at Loyola in victories, trailing only Lefty Reitz (349 wins, 1937-44, 1945-61) and Nap Doherty (165, 1961-74).

Loyola All-Time Coaching Wins List
1. 349 Lefty Reitz 1937-1944, 1945-1961
2. 165 Nap Doherty 1961-1974
3. 124 Jimmy Patsos 2004-present
4. 85 Mark Amatucci 1982-1989
5. 72 Gary Dicovitsky 1976-1981

 

 

Baltimore Bred And More From Nearby

Since taking over as head coach in 2004, Jimmy Patsos has put an emphasis on recruiting locally, and it has never shown as much as on this year’s roster. Four players – junior guard Dylon Cormier (Cardinal Gibbons), junior forward Jordan Latham (City) and sophomore guard R.J. Williams and freshman forward Josh Forney (St. Frances) are products of schools within the city limits.

Six more players played in high school within 50 miles of Loyola, as the crow flies (thanks daftlogic.com): Jarred Jones, John Carroll, 20.5; Tyler Hubbard, Montrose Christian, 32.6 miles; Robert Olson, Georgetown Prep, 33.9; Anthony Winbush, T.C. Williams, 43.7; and Erik Etherly, Annandale, 47.9.

 

What’s Next

Following the weekend at Mohegan Sun Arena, the Greyhounds will take the better part of the week off before traveling to Kingston, R.I., for a Friday night game at Rhode Island.

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Loyola visits Washington for Hall of Fame Tournament battle

Posted on 11 November 2012 by WNST Staff

Game Data

Loyola University Maryland takes its first, and longest, road trip of the season to play the University of Washington on Sunday, November 11, 2012, in Seattle.

The Greyhounds and Huskies will play in a game that is part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament. Loyola will play in the Springfield Bracket of the tournament, taking on Norfolk State University on Saturday, November 18, before facing either the University of Albany or the University of Missouri-Kansas City the following day at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

 

Far From Home

Loyola’s Baltimore campus is 2,326 miles from Alaska Airlines Arena, as the crow flies, making this the third-furthest from home the Greyhounds have played in the contiguous United States (the Greyhounds played in a holiday tournament at the University of Hawaii in December 1987).

The two locations of Loyola’s furthest games from home are Stanford (2,444) and UC-Davis (2,402).

 

Tune In

Sunday’s game will be televised by the new Pac-12 Network. Kevin Calabro will call the play-by-play, while Basketball Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens will provide the color analysis.

 

Series History

Loyola and Washington will meet for the first time when the teams take the court on Sunday.

The Greyhounds are 0-3 all-time against teams currently affiliated with the Pac-12 Conference. The last time Loyola played a current Pac-12 team was when it faced the University of Arizona in the NCAA First Round on March 18, 1994, in Sacramento, Calif. The Wildcats won the meeting – Loyola’s first-ever NCAA Tournament game – 81-55 en route to the Final Four.

 

For Openers

Loyola won its season-opener on Friday night with a 71-45 decision against Binghamton University in a sold-out Reitz Arena.

The Greyhounds’ 26-point margin of victory was their largest since it defeated Howard University by 34, 85-51, on December 19, 2009.

Binghamton scored the game’s first two points, but Loyola held the Bearcats scoreless for 10-minutes, 30-seconds as part of a 19-0 run that helped the Greyhounds build a 17-point advantage. They would hold that same margin at the half, 39-22. Binghamton cut it to 14, 41-27, with 17:25 to play, but an Erik Etherly dunk spurred a 22-5 run that covered nearly nine minutes and put Loyola ahead, 61-32, with 8:58 left in the game.

Dylon Cormier led all scorers with 21 points, one of four Loyola players to reach double figures. Erik Etherly, Tyler Hubbard and Robert Olson all scored 11. Julius Brooks finished with eight points and a game-best seven rebounds.

 

Cormier Leads

Dylon Cormier scored 13 points in the first half Friday night against the Bearcats and finished with 21 points, the ninth time in his career her has reached the 20-point plateau. As a sophomore in 2011-2012, Cormier scored 20 or more seven times en route to earning All-MAAC Second Team honors with a 13.4 points per game average.

On Friday, Cormier made 8-of-14 shots from the field, 1-of-2 from behind the 3-point line and 4-of-5 at the free-throw line. He also had three assists, a block, a steal and four rebounds.

Cormier has led Loyola in scoring 14 times, and the Greyhounds are 11-3 in those games.

 

Brooks’ Big Game

Julius Brooks provided 20 solid minutes in the post off the bench for the Greyhounds, recording eight points and a game-high seven rebounds. Those numbers were not career-highs for the senior, but they were the best he’s put up in some time.

Brooks saw limited action in 29 games last season, averaging just 4.7 minutes per game, but he made his presence felt in the opener. His eight points were his most since scoring a career-best 10 on January 31, 2010, as a freshman, and his seven boards were his high since February 25, 2011, when he had eight. Both of those games came against Niagara University.

 

First Impressions

Four players made their collegiate debuts for Loyola on Friday night, starting with Jarred Jones who made a start in his first game as a Greyhound. Redshirt freshman Tyler Hubbard got into the game early in the first half for his first game action, and Jones’ classmates Eric Laster and Franz Rassman both entered the contest in the second half.

Jones played 25 minutes, and while his box score line did not show it, he made a large impact on the game. He scored just one point, but he had three rebounds, handed out two assists, picked up two steals and led all players with two blocked shots.

Laster saw three minutes of action, scored on a 15-foot jumper and grabbed an offensive rebound. Rassman played six minutes, and had a block and a rebound.

 

Hubbard Goes For 11

Tyler Hubbard made 4-of-9 shots, 3-of-7 from 3-point range, and finished Friday night with 11 points in his collegiate debut. In the process, he became the first player to reach double figures in his first collegiate game since Jawaan Wright came off the bench to score 10 on November 19, 2005, against Towson University.

 

Defensive Work

Loyola held Binghamton scoreless twice for stretches of eight or more minutes Friday night. The Greyhounds limited the Bearcats to 35.5-percent from the field and forced 16 turnovers. Binghamton also made just 18.2-percent of 3-point attempts.

On the glass, Loyola held the Bearcats to just five offensive rebounds, grabbing 24-of-29 boards on the defensive glass (82.7-percent).

 

MAAC Preseason Poll & Player of the Year

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference unveiled its preseason coaches’ poll and the league’s Preseason Player of the Year on Friday night in a live Preseason Awards Show on ESPN3. Loyola was named the team to beat in 2012-2013, and Erik Etherly was tabbed the Preseason Player of the Year by the coaches. (Complete poll and All-MAAC teams at left).

This is the first time Loyola has been selected No. 1 in the MAAC preseason poll in 24 years in the league, nor had a Greyhound player been named Preseason Player of the Year prior to Etherly.

 

What’s Back

Loyola returns eight of 12 players who saw game action, including four players – forward Erik Etherly and guards Dylon Cormier, Robert Olson and R.J. Williams – who started in the NCAA Tournament game last season.

In all, the eight returning players accounted for 73-percent of Loyola’s minutes last year, 70-percent of rebounds, 80-perecnt of assists, 79-percent of steals, 65-percent of blocked shots and 71-percent of points.

 

So Long

Four players departed from last year’s roster, including J’hared Hall and Shane Walker who graduated from Loyola in May and two players who elected to transfer – Justin Drummond (Toldeo) and Pierson Williams (Cal State-Dominguez Hills).

Walker started all 33 games in the post for Loyola last year and averaged 9.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per game while dishing out 50 assists and blocking 42 shots. Drummond was an All-MAAC Third Team honoree and MAAC Sixth Player of the Year while scoring 10.7 points per game a year ago.

 

Preseason MAAC Honors

Three Loyola players were named to the various Preseason All-MAAC teams as voted on by the coaches of the league.

Erik Etherly earned an All-MAAC First Team nod, while Dylon Cormier and Robert Olson were named to the Second Team.

The MAAC will announce its preseason poll of order of finish in the league on its Preseason Awards Show that will be aired on ESPN3 this Friday at 8:15 p.m.

 

Classy Senior

Senior guard Robert Olson was named one of 30 candidates for the prestigious Senior CLASS Award last week. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

Olson was the Greyhounds’ third-leading scorer last season with 11.1 points per game and enters this season Loyola ranked fourth at Loyola in 3-point percentage (138-of-336, .4107) sixth in career 3-pointers made (138) and eighth in 3-pointers attempted (336).

Last season, Olson was one of four Loyola players to earn All-MAAC honors, picking up Third Team mention and later All-Tournament honors.

 

High Marks

The Loyola men’s basketball team scored the highest amongst squads in the State of Maryland in the most recent NCAA Graduation Success Rate report. The Greyhounds checked in with a 91-percent GSR, tops among the state’s nine Division I schools, for players who entered the school between 2002-2005.

 

Saint Peter’s Game At The Meadowlands

The Loyola-Saint Peter’s Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game slated for Saturday, December 8, has been moved from the Peacocks’ Jersey City campus to the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J., at the Meadowlands complex.

The Greyhounds and Peacocks will tip-off at 12 noon prior to the second game of the doubleheader between Duke and Temple.

 

Second NCAA Trip

Last year, Loyola made its first trip to the NCAA Tournament in 18 seasons, a span of 17 years, 11 months and 23 days. In all, it was 6,569 days between NCAA Tournament Games for the Greyhounds.

Last year’s true freshmen – Tyler Hubbard and R.J. Williams – were less than one year old the last time Loyola played in an NCAA match.

 

MAAC Title

Loyola won its second MAAC Championship in 23 years in the conference on Monday, March 5, 2012, defeating Fairfield University, 48-44, in the lowest scoring championship game in league history.

The Greyhounds held Fairfield to just six second-half field goals and 28.8-percent shooting in the game.

Loyola, which finished second in the conference during the regular season and earned the No. 2 seed in the league tournament, defeated Niagara University and Siena College in the MAAC Quarterfinals and Semifinals, respectively.

 

Defense Wins Championships

The Greyhounds played outstanding defense in the MAAC title game, holding Fairfield to 44 points and 28.8-percent shooting for the game. The 44 points were the fewest Loyola had allowed in a game this season. It was the fewest points a Loyola opponent had scored since the Greyhounds held Dartmouth to 41 in a 58-41 decision on November 24, 2009.

Loyola allowed the Stags to shoot just 6-for-31 (.194) in the second half, scoring only 22 points, the fewest points against the Greyhounds in any half this season.

After trailing by four points (30-26) at halftime, Loyola held Fairfield without a point for the first 7:48 of the second half, and without a field goal for the first 8:48. In that period, the Greyhounds outscored the Stags 11-1 to take a 37-31 lead.

 

Turnaround…Check

Loyola completed the turnaround from finishing the 2003-2004 season with the lowest RPI in NCAA Division I basketball. The Greyhounds finished that season with a 1-27 record the season before Jimmy Patsos took over as head coach.

Since then, Loyola has gone 122-123 and culminated the turnaround by winning a school Division I record 24 games  in 2011-2012.

Patsos is one of only three coaches at the Division I level in the last 20 years to take over a program that had won zero or one game the year prior to then win 100 games at the school. He joins Steve Cleveland (BYU) and Pat Douglass (UC-Irvine) as the others.

 

Outstanding Performance By Etherly

Erik Etherly was named the MAAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player after averaging a team-best 17.3 points and 5.7 rebounds over the three games.

Etherly was in double figures in each of the three games, including back-to-back 20-point games for the first time in his career in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds.

He followed that with 10 points, seven rebounds and a career-high five blocks in the MAAC title game vs. Fairfield.

He shot 20-for-38 (.526) from the floor and 11-for-14 (.786) from the foul line, while finishing with nine blocks.

Last season, Etherly was named to the All-MAAC First Team after averaging 13.7 points and 7.5 rebounds per game, both tops for the Greyhounds.

He also became the second player in school history to earn National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District honors, when he joined Mike Powell (1997) and earned Second Team laurels.

 

Cormier Continues Upswing

Dylon Cormier led the Greyhounds in scoring 13 times during the 2011-2012 season and scored 20 or more points on seven occasions as a sophomore, earning All-MAAC Second Team honors.

The Baltimore native made a huge jump in production from his freshman year when he averaged 8.1 points per game and started 28 games for Loyola. He showed a marked improvement in shooting as a sophomore, hitting 46.1-percent of his shots form the field after making just 37.9-percent as a freshman.

 

20-Win Season

The Greyhounds’ victory over Boston University on February 19, 2012, was their 20th of the season, setting a school Division I record.

Loyola, which moved to NCAA Division I in 1981-1982, had won 19 games in 2007-2008 and 18 in 2006-2007.

The overall school record for victories, 25, came in 1948-1949.

 

Patsos Named Coach & Man Of The Year

Jimmy Patsos became the first Loyola coach to earn The Rock/Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors by a vote of his peers in the league.

Patsos guided the Greyhounds to a school Division I high 24 wins and a program MAAC record 13 victories. He earned his 100th career coaching victory in November 2012 and led the Greyhounds to the No. 2 seed in the MAAC Championships.

Later in March, Patsos was named the Skip Prosser Man of the Year award for his work on and off the court, an honor presented by CollegeInsider.com.

 

2012 All-MAAC Honors

For the first time since the league expanded to three All-MAAC teams in 1998, four Greyhounds received all-league honors, topping all teams in the conference. Erik Etherly was named to the All-MAAC First Team, Dylon Cormier to the Second, and Justin Drummond and Robert Olson to the Third.

Loyola led all teams in the MAAC with its four selections, just in front of Iona’s three.

The Greyhounds’ previous high was at the end of the 1997-1998 season when Mike Powell (1st), Jason Rowe (2nd) and Roderick Platt (3rd) earned All-MAAC honors.

Etherly led Loyola in scoring (13.7), rebounding (7.5) and blocked shots (50), while finishing second on the team with 63 assists. He shot .530 from the field, good for third in the conference

Cormier was second on the team in scoring, just back of Etherly, with a 13.4 points per game average while improving his field-goal percentage nearly 10 points from his freshman season to .461 as a sophomore.

Drummond has come off the bench in 29 of the Greyhounds’ 33 games last year and is fourth on the team with 11.1 points per game. The guard as also third in rebounding (3.9), and he has scored in double figures 17 times this year.

Olson was one of the top 3-point shooters in the conference last year. He shot .431 from behind the arc, third-best in the MAAC, and averaged 11.1 points per game. The guard entered the month of January averaging less than nine points per game, but from that point forward, he was the team’s second-leading scorer at nearly 13 a contest.

 

Century Mark

Head Coach Jimmy Patsos became the third coach in Loyola history to win 100 games when the Greyhounds defeated UMBC, 73-63, on the road last season. Patsos, who is now in his ninth season, took over a team that finished 1-27 during the 2002-2003 season. He won his 100th game in his 215th career game.

Last season, Patsos moved into third-place all time at Loyola in victories, trailing only Lefty Reitz (349 wins, 1937-44, 1945-61) and Nap Doherty (165, 1961-74).

Loyola All-Time Coaching Wins List
1. 349 Lefty Reitz 1937-1944, 1945-1961
2. 165 Nap Doherty 1961-1974
3. 123 Jimmy Patsos 2004-present
4. 85 Mark Amatucci 1982-1989
5. 72 Gary Dicovitsky 1976-1981

 

Baltimore Bred And More From Nearby

Since taking over as head coach in 2004, Jimmy Patsos has put an emphasis on recruiting locally, and it has never shown as much as on this year’s roster. Four players – junior guard Dylon Cormier (Cardinal Gibbons), junior forward Jordan Latham (City) and sophomore guard R.J. Williams and freshman forward Josh Forney (St. Frances) are products of schools within the city limits.

Six more players played in high school within 50 miles of Loyola, as the crow flies (thanks daftlogic.com): Jarred Jones, John Carroll, 20.5; Tyler Hubbard, Montrose Christian, 32.6 miles; Robert Olson, Georgetown Prep, 33.9; Anthony Winbush, T.C. Williams, 43.7; and Erik Etherly, Annandale, 47.9.

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Should Steroid users be allowed in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Posted on 06 November 2012 by BaltimoreSportsNut

This morning on “Morning Reaction” here at WNST, Luke and Drew were debating on the issue of steroid users and if they should be allowed in the Baseball Hall of Fame. This is a very good question, but one that does not have a sheer cut answer.

I say yes, because it was the era that they played in and the true definition of a Hall of Famer is a player who dominated during his era. Was Barry Bonds a dominant player during his era? YES! Roger Clemens? YES. Also, many of the players in this era, including the two aforementioned players, never tested positive for steroids although many people feel they used them. I am with Drew though, as he stated they should be allowed in but there has to be something on on their plaque that states that they tested positive or were found guilty of using. I say this because if you look back in the History of baseball, you could make an arguement for every era that there should be an asterisk.

When you look at baseball history, you could make an arguement during the era that guys who played before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier should have an asterisk or something on their plaque that states African American players were not permitted in baseball, thus “x-player” was not purely competing against the best baseball players. Also, beer used to be allowed in the dugouts! Why not mention something on plaques about that?

It is just too dificult to keep these guys in the steroid era out of the Hall of Fame when it was the era that they played in. During the “Raised Mound era” pitchers were dominant, but how many of those pitchers would have been as dominant with the lower mound? Shouldn’t pitchers from that era in the Hall of Fame have something listed on their plaque? Again, it is too tough to justify keeping the steroid era players out of the Hall of Fame.

What do you think?

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Ozzie Newsome reflects on impact of Art Modell in his life

Posted on 06 September 2012 by WNSTV

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