Georgia Southern quarterback
won the Walter Payton Award last night as the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision, previously known as Division I-AA.
Foster ran for 1,844 yards and 24 touchdowns and completed 109 of 170 passes for 1,203 yards and six TDs.
He finished 40 points ahead of Northern Iowa quarterback
and 58 points ahead of San Diego quarterback
in a vote of 100 sports information directors and media.
Montana defensive end
won the Buck Buchanan Award as the top defensive player.
of Northern Iowa won the Eddie Robinson Award as the top coach.
The awards were presented in Chattanooga, Tenn., on the eve of the championship game between Appalachian State and Delaware.
The University of Evansville held a memorial service to mark the 30th anniversary of an airplane crash that killed 29 people, including the entire men's basketball team.
The team plane, a twin-engine DC-3, crashed in rain and heavy fog on Dec. 13, 1977, shortly after takeoff from Evansville Dress Regional Airport to Murfreesboro, Tenn., for a game against Middle Tennessee State.
of West Chester was named a second-team Little all-American - an award for players in NCAA Divisions II and III and the NAIA - by the Associated Press. Ferguson is a senior from Dobbins Tech. The Golden Rams went 9-2 this fall.
one of five Duquesne University basketball players shot 15 months ago, forfeited his college eligibility by signing with the minor league Miami Tropics.
is expected to start in the Chick-fil-A Bowl even though he was arrested on a drunken driving charge last weekend.
The 22-year-old Vincent was pulled over early Sunday by the South Carolina Highway Patrol and booked at the Pickens County jail, officials said.
The junior was released on a $1,000 personal recognizance bond, jail officials said.
Oklahoma assistant coach
will be hired as Houston's football coach, the Houston Chronicle reported. Sumlin would replace
who took over at Baylor.
Louisville running back
has been granted a release from the program and will transfer.
says Big East Conference rules prohibit Allen from transferring to another school in the conference.
Iowa State freshman forward
the 2007 Iowa Mr. Basketball, is leaving the Cyclones for personal reasons, coach
said. . . .
was named football coach at Northern Illinois less than a week after he had Southern Illinois in a Football Championship Subdivision semifinal, in which the Salukis lost to Delaware. . . .
resigned Wednesday as football coach at Minnesota State-Mankato, to take an administrative position at Nebraska.
The judge overseeing the retrial of former NBA star
ordered prosecutors to provide all details surrounding a racial slur made by an officer investigating the 2002 shotgun killing of a hired driver.
New Jersey State Superior Court Judge
Edward M. Coleman
reviewed the material in his chambers in Newark with defense lawyers and prosecutors. He made no immediate ruling on what might be admissible.
The Football Association approved the appointment of
as England's new soccer coach, pending final contract negotiations.
The former Real Madrid coach will replace
who was fired three weeks ago after failing to get England into next year's European Championship.
The United States will play Germany in the Fed Cup quarterfinals Feb. 2-3 at La Jolla, Calif.
The matches will be in a temporary stadium at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, the U.S. Tennis Association announced.
pulled his approach into the hazard on the 18th hole to finish with a double bogey for a 3-under 69, leaving him in a pack of players one shot behind
in the Target World Challenge at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
The Target is the final PGA tournament of the year.