Delaware running back

Omar Cuff

and kicker

John Striefsky

were named yesterday to the Associated Press Football Championship Subdivision all-American first team.

The Blue Hens will play in the national championship game of the former Division I-AA against Appalachian State tomorrow in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Cuff set an FCS record for touchdowns this season with 38. Striefsky, a North Penn High graduate, leads the subdivision's kickers with 124 points.

Duke University has posted an online ad for a football coach on its human resources Web site. Right above an ad for a nursing assistant, there is a job posting for "Head Football Coach."

The listing was posted Nov. 29, three days after

Ted Roof

was fired, and runs down several duties expected of the new coach, such as counseling players in academic and disciplinary matters, preparing budget recommendations and assigning assistants to recruit specific regions of the country.

Duke officials said the opening was posted to comply with university regulations that require the listing of all approved, vacant positions. Citing privacy issues, they declined to say if any applications were received.


Jamar Brittingham,

a senior from Neshaminy High, was named to the American Football Coaches Association Division II all-American team.

Billy Joe,

67, was named the head coach at Division II Miles College in Birmingham, Ala.

The Coatesville native and former Cheyney coach ranks behind only former Grambling State coach

Eddie Robinson

in victories at historically black colleges with 237 wins in 31 seasons at three schools, including Central State and Florida A&M.

Colgate running back

Jordan Scott

and receiver

David Morgan

were charged Sunday with second-degree burglary and pleaded not guilty at their arraignment Monday. The 20-year-old juniors were released after posting bail; the case in Hamilton, N.Y., was adjourned until Jan. 7.

The players were suspended from the team but are still enrolled in school, Colgate spokesman

Charlie Melichar



Auburn hired Troy offensive coordinator

Tony Franklin

as offensive coordinator. . . .

Daryl Dickey,

the former Tennessee quarterback who spent six seasons as Florida State's quarterback coach, was named head coach at West Georgia. . . . Southern Miss named Oklahoma State offensive coordinator

Larry Fedora

as new coach. . . . Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator

Steve Fairchild,

a former Colorado State quarterback and assistant coach, was hired as the school's 19th head coach.

Track and field

Marion Jones

was erased from the record books when the International Olympic Committee formally stripped her of the three gold and two bronze medals she won in Sydney in 2000.

The International Olympic Committee also banned Jones from attending next year's Beijing Olympics in any capacity and said it could bar her from future Games.

The IOC postponed a decision on redistributing her medals, including whether to strip her eight American relay teammates and whether to upgrade doping-tainted Greek sprinter

Katerina Thanou

to gold in the 100.

Jones won gold medals in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4x400-meter relay in Sydney, and bronze in the long jump and 4x100-meter relay. She was the first female track and field athlete to win five medals at a single Olympics.

After long denying she ever had used performance-enhancing drugs, Jones admitted in federal court in October that she started using steroids before the Sydney Games.


The 2012 U.S. Olympic track and field trials will be held in Eugene, Ore., also the site of the 2008 trials, USA Track & Field officials said.


The Philadelphia Force of the National Pro Fastpitch league will open their 48-game season on May 29. The Force will play at Bicentennial Park in Allentown for their third year.

Lin Dunn,

a former coach at Purdue and an assistant on

Brian Winters'

staff with the Indiana Fever for the last four years, was promoted to head coach of the WNBA team.