Share This Page

College football notebook: Robert Morris lineman finalist for national award

| Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, 8:01 p.m.

Robert Morris defensive end Nolan Nearhoof, a Mars graduate, was named among 15 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, given to the top scholar-athlete in college football.

The finalists are chosen by the National Football Foundation from all levels of college football, and each receives an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship. The winner will receive an additional $7,000 scholarship.

The Campbell Trophy will be awarded Dec. 4 at the NFF's Hall of Fame banquet in New York.

Other finalists are Southern Cal quarterback Matt Barkley, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o, Alabama center Barrett Jones, Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead, Texas Tech safety Cody Davis, Mount Union safety Nick Driskill, Baylor quarterback Nick Florence, Northern Illinois defensive tackle Nabal Jefferson, West Texas A&M offensive lineman Aaron Mullane, Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib, MIT offensive lineman Ethan Peterson, Duke quarterback Sean Renfree, Northwestern offensive lineman Patrick Ward and Saint Xavier (Ill.) receiver Shane Zackery.

Sports talk-show host fired for Howard tweet

Scott Torgerson, a Columbus, Ohio, sports talk-show host who was suspended after he tweeted he wished ESPN's Desmond Howard would get fired or die, was fired by his station.

WBNS 97.1 The Fan, an ESPN affiliate and the flagship station for Ohio State athletics, confirmed the move on Twitter on Wednesday, but the station's general manager didn't return a call seeking comment.

Torgerson tweeted 10 days ago that he wished Howard, who played for Ohio State's chief rival Michigan, would get fired or die so Torgerson could again watch ESPN's College GameDay.

Nebraska officials warning about fake tickets

Nebraska athletic ticket officials are warning fans to be careful when buying tickets.

Officials discovered 18 counterfeit tickets were sold on Craigslist for the Sept. 29 game against Wisconsin.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.