Dennis Franchione

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Franchione Quits After A&M Upsets Texas

Colorado blows by Nebraska, MSU comes back against Ole Miss

(Newser) - Dennis Franchione's controversial tenure as Texas A&M football coach ended on a high note with a 38-30 win over rival Texas. A somber Franchione, who resigned shortly after the game, said he felt blessed for the time spent with his players, reports the AP. Quarterback Stephen McGee had a... More »

NCAA Shafts College Players

Billion-dollar industry rides on unpaid kids who won't see NFL, NYT op-ed says

(Newser) - Each season, NCAA football teams score millions in profits, but the players neglecting their education don’t get a dime, writes Michael Lewis in a NY Times op-ed. Colleges say their football programs are an outgrowth of their academic mission and not commercial business. Yet top schools earn more than... More »

A&M Takes Franchione to Task Over Newsletter

School fires assistant, shuts down web site

(Newser) - In the wake of the controversy surrounding a secret email newsletter, Texas A&M has fired football coach Dennis Franchione's personal assistant, who was responsible for writing the emails, and has shut down the coaches personal website, reports the Dallas Morning News. The newsletter was intended for A&M boosters,... More »

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