NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
NEWS > McDowell, Allen named freshman all-americans
Mike Wilson SpartanDigest.com
Jan 14, 2015
Pair of Spartans honored by The Football Writers Association of America as contributors in their first year
Half of the true freshmen that played for Michigan State this season were honored by The Football Writers Association of America on Wednesday.
Offensive lineman Brian Allen and defensive tackle Malik McDowell were named to the to the FWAA All-America team.
Allen played in 12 of 13 games, starting at left guard against Wyoming.
“Strong and extremely intelligent, Brian Allen continues to work hard at getting better,” offensive line coach Mark Staten said in a statement. “He is a perfectionist, who focuses on winning each individual battle while ... FULL STORY
NEWS > Trio of 200-yard rushers headlines AP all-bowl team
By STEVE MEGARGEE
Jan. 7, 2015
While the college football season won't officially end until Oregon and Ohio State play in the inaugural College Football Playoff national championship game, all 38 postseason games with "bowl" in the title have been completed.
So no reason to wait: Let's reveal our all-bowl team in advance of Monday night's championship game.
Plenty of running backs and receivers put up the kinds of numbers that warranted a spot on the team, but there weren't nearly as many memorable performances from tight ends. That's why we decided to go with a 12-man offense featuring three running backs, three receivers and no tight ends.
Here are some of the players ... FULL STORY
NEWS > Clark: Failed football proposal spared a lot of unnecessary change
By Mike Clark Tribune Newspapers
January 6, 2015
The process of amending the Illinois High School Association's constitutional bylaws usually is a low-key affair.
It's often the administrative equivalent of plastic surgery — a nip here to tweak the length of a sport season or a tuck there to clear up terminology.
But when the results of this year's amendment voting came out Tuesday morning, people were paying attention to one item in particular: Proposal 10.
Had it passed, it would have been the biggest change in Illinois high school football since the introduction of the state playoffs in 1974. Gone would have been one of the major pillars of the current qualifying system, ... FULL STORY