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Oregon's Mariota Wins Heisman

Junior QB Marcus Mariota was pretty much a foregone conclusion

(Newser) - Oregon State quarterback Marcus Mariota collected the Heisman Trophy last night in something of both a landslide and a foregone conclusion: The junior, who ESPN describes as "a pinpoint passer with wide receiver speed," racked up the second-highest percentage of votes ever with nearly 91%—obliterating runner-up Melvin... More »

Heisman Winner Accused of Shoplifting Seafood

FSU's Jameis Winston says he forgot to pay

(Newser) - Florida State's Jameis Winston became the youngest-ever winner of the Heisman last year, but the 20-year-old has headlines of a different sort to contend with today. Police say the 20-year-old walked off with $32 worth of crab legs and crawfish from a Tallahassee supermarket, reports CNN . A store employee... More »

Freshman Heisman Winner? Maybe Tonight

Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel might make history

(Newser) - A little history might be made at tonight's Heisman Trophy presentation, with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel in the running to be the first freshman to get college football's top honor. There's a reason the 20-year-old is called "Johnny Football," as his stats prove:... More »

Cam Newton Deserved the Money His Dad Tried to Snag

It's time we actually paid college athletes, writes Buzz Bissinger

(Newser) - Cam Newton's father was conspicuously absent when his son was presented with the Heisman Trophy Saturday. Why? Because the NCAA, "like the Mafia," doesn't actually keep college football clean, writes Buzz Bissinger on the Daily Beast : Rather, it finds "fall guys to protect the multimillion-dollar empire,"... More »

Cam Newton Story 'All Smoke and No Fire'

Opinion: Auburn QB still deserves Heisman, at least for now

(Newser) - It's getting hard to keep track of all the allegations surrounding Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, but "right now this story is all smoke and no fire," writes Michael Rosenberg at SI.com , who stitches together the pieces. CliffsNotes version: Newton left Florida after getting caught with a stolen... More »

Reggie Bush Forfeits Heisman

Running back returns 2005 award

(Newser) - Reggie Bush says he will give back his 2005 Heisman Trophy over allegations that he received improper benefits while playing for USC . "While this decision is heart-breaking, I find solace in knowing that the award was made possible by the support and love of so many," said the... More »

Alabama's Ingram Will Win Heisman

Site that's picked past 7 winners tabs Tide RB

(Newser) - Many observers believe Alabama running back Mark Ingram is going to be this year’s Heisman Trophy winner as college football’s top player—and a blog that’s correctly predicted the past seven recipients is one of them. Stiff Arm Trophy has Ingram nosing out Stanford running back Toby... More »

This Year's Heisman Finalists

Joined on ballot by Tebow, McCoy, Gerhart, and defender Suh

(Newser) - Five finalists will compete for the coveted Heisman Trophy this year, the AP notes, the largest ballot for college football's crowning achievement since 2004. They are:
  • Mark Ingram, Alabama: The running back appears to be the favorite as his team is No. 1 in the standings. If he pulls it
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Jilted South Wooing Heisman Voters

(Newser) - At least two Southern universities are spending some cash this year to try to correct a historical football inequity—at least in the eyes of the South, the Wall Street Journal reports. The SEC has won more national titles than any other conference since the Heisman Trophy debuted in 1935,... More »

Heisman Winner Staying in College

Sam Bradford picks another year with Sooners over NFL draft

(Newser) - Sooner sophomore Sam Bradford is skipping the NFL draft for at least another year of college football, reports the Oklahoman. The Heisman-winning quarterback, expected to have been a first-round pick, said his dream has always been to play for the University of Oklahama, and he sees no reason to cut... More »

Inside the Heisman Arms Race

How the three candidates shake out

(Newser) - Each was a dominant performer who steered his team into title contention and, for the first time since 2001, each is a quarterback. So how will voters pick between Tim Tebow, Sam Bradford, and Colt McCoy, this year’s Heisman contenders? The winner will be announced tonight, and no clear... More »

Tebow Up for 2nd Heisman

Florida quarterback could become only second ever with two trophies

(Newser) - Reigning Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow is among the finalists for college football's most prestigious award, putting the Florida quarterback on track to become only the second player in history to win two Heisman trophies. Texas quarterback Colt McCoy and Oklahoma's Sam Bradford are also in the running for the... More »

Tebow, Three Others Vie for Heisman

McFadden, Brennan and Daniel hope to beat out Florida QB for top football honor

(Newser) - Florida’s sophomore quarterback Tim Tebow may be the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy but he will face stiff competition from Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, who was last year’s runner-up. Also vying for college football’s top individual prize are Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel and Hawaii signal-caller... More »

Hogs Run Over No. 1 LSU's Hopes For Title

Berth in the BCS finale at Sugar Bowl likely disappears with loss

(Newser) - Arkansas, led by four total TDs from stud running back Darren McFadden, all but ended LSU's shot at a national championship, beating the Tigers 50-48 in triple overtime at Baton Rouge. After the Razorbacks scored and made the two-point conversion in the third extra period, LSU answered with a score... More »

OJ Admits He Did It (Took Sports Collectibles, That Is)

Ex-football star says he was reclaiming items stolen from him

(Newser) - OJ Simpson says he was just conducting a “sting operation” to retrieve items he says were stolen from him, but now Las Vegas authorities have named him a suspect in a hotel break-in. The ex-football star told the AP an auctioneer tipped him off to a secret sale of... More »

Kickoff Brings High Hopes, Big Hype at Rutgers

No. 16 Scarlet Knights open with Buffalo after landmark 2006 showing

(Newser) - Expectations are outpacing tickets sales as Rutgers, coming off perhaps its best season, kicks off its 2007 college football season tonight by hosting Buffalo. The Scarlet Knights enter the season as a ranked team—they're 16th—for the first time ever after going 11-2 and barely missing a major bowl.... More »

College Players Back Playoff, Pay, USC

SI takes pulse of Division I football; athletes join coaches in picking Trojans

(Newser) - Division I football players want to play for Pete Carroll, possibly because they're picking USC to win the national title. They spend nearly as much time on football as they would on a full-time job, and they'd like to be paid that way. SI polled 119 players (one from each... More »

Trojans Aim for the Top Again

Booty, McKnight boost USC to #1 in coaches' poll

(Newser) - USA Today's coaches' poll puts USC on top of all college football prospects by a resounding margin, presaging yet another championship year—and potentially another Heisman to add to the 3 Heritage Hall has pulled in over the past 5 seasons. Pete Carroll has assembled a nearly flawless squad, and... More »

Texans Release Carr, Williams

Huston waives its two best-known players

(Newser) - The Houston Texans released their two best-known players today, quarterback David Carr and running back Domanick Williams (formerly Davis), after years of disappointing performances. More »

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