Weeks before Marcus Mariota led the Oregon Ducks to the national championship game, he won the prestigious Heisman Trophy. Mariota became the first Hawaii native to win the award.
But he wasn’t the first winner of the weekend. Nolan Henry from Washington claimed the 21st Wendy’s High School Heisman award the previous day.
At a ceremony in New York in December, Henry received the 2014 High School Heisman for his impressive accomplishments in the classroom, achievement on the football field, and service in his community.
“Two guys from the northwest won a Heisman in one weekend and it’s a pretty big deal in the region,” Henry says. “It was a great experience to be a part of and such a great honor to be selected from 12 amazing finalists.”
With the NFL playoffs raging on, most fantasy football owners are looking back fondly on the season past, wondering what might have been. Even the owners who won championships are already plotting a repeat in 2015. But as we know, there are many events still left to play out over the next eight months or so, and your fantasy draft plans will swing and sway. But the answers to the seven questions we pose below will shape your fantasy thoughts considerably.
The last time the NHL’s best gathered to play an All-Star Game was in 2012. (No game in 2014 because of the Olympics, and the 2013 contest was canceled due to the lockout.) And when they hit the ice in Columbus on January 25, they’ll be wearing, shall we say, interesting sweaters.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ohio State was done when Braxton Miller got hurt in August.
Ohio State was done when it lost at home to Virginia Tech in September.
Ohio State was done when J.T. Barrett got hurt in November.
A funny thing happened: Every time the Buckeyes looked done, they kept getting better. And in the new era of college football, that was enough to earn a chance to win a championship.
They took advantage of an opportunity they never would have had in the BCS, shrugging off questions about if they belonged among the college football's final four. Cardale Jones, Ezekiel Elliott and the Buckeyes won the first College Football Playoff national championship, upsetting Marcus Mariota and Oregon 42-20 on Monday night.
ESPN will have a new way to watch replays of controversial plays in and around the end zone at tonight’s College Football Playoff championship game.
A new technology uses cameras inside the pylons surrounding the end zone. There are four pylons in each end zone, and two cameras on each pylon. That means there are 16 different new angles.
Oregon and Ohio State meet tonight to decide the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship. Obviously, both teams are filled with great football players. They also have some guys with great personalities, as I discovered at Media Day on Sunday.
I asked the same four questions to about 20 players on each team. Watch players tell me about their favorite — and most embarrassing — on-field moments in the video below, and under the video is a collection of the most interesting answers to a couple other questions.
Peyton Manning’s underwhelming playoff legacy has been largely defined by the phrase "one-and-done." He has endured a mind-boggling nine first-game eliminations in his postseason career, in 14 playoff trips. That’s an NFL record no one would ever care to hold, certainly not a Hall of Fame-bound quarterback who will go down as one of the best to ever play the game.
But in the wake of his latest early exit from the postseason — the Broncos’ stunning 24-13 loss to the No. 4-seeded Indianapolis Colts — one-and-done could take on a whole new level of meaning for No. 18.