Villanova's football coach for 24 seasons, has been named the American Football Coaches Association Region I coach of the year for the fourth time.
The AFCA recognizes five regional coaches of the year in each NCAA division.
Talley led the Wildcats to a 10-3 record, going 7-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association. His record at Villanova is 165-101-1.
Villanova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision (Division I-AA) playoffs before losing to James Madison.
Former Heisman Trophy winner
was inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame in New York ceremonies.
Among those joining the 72-year-old Cannon were
. Aikman was a star quarterback at UCLA and Thomas a standout runner for Oklahoma State.
Cannon led LSU to the national title in 1958 and won the Heisman Trophy in 1959. He served 21/2 years in prison on federal counterfeiting charges in the early 1980s.
Former Eagles backup quarterback
who starred at Syracuse, also was inducted, as were nine other former players.
At the same ceremony, California center
was presented the Draddy Trophy as the top senior scholar-athlete in college football.
West Virginia basketball guard
the son of former Mountaineers great
will be sidelined indefinitely with a broken left foot. . . . Oklahoma offensive coordinator
won the Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant coach. . . . Wake Forest senior
won the Butkus Award honoring the nation's top college linebacker. . . . Dozens of Auburn students and alumni marched to the university president's mansion to protest the resignation of football coach
, claiming he was forced out. . . . Willamette University women's basketball coach
collapsed at practice in Salem, Ore., and later died from the apparent heart attack. He was 47.
put his problematic left ankle into a walking boot, and the Dallas Mavericks don't know how long they'll be without their second-leading scorer. The former all-star has missed eight straight games.
Elsewhere: Antonio McDyess
re-signed with the Detroit Pistons a month after being dealt to Denver as part of the
Three-time heavyweight champion
headlined the 2009 induction class into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, N.Y.
He will enter in the modern-era category with American bantamweight
and South African junior lightweight
Posthumous honorees included middleweight
William "Gorilla" Jones,
"Mysterious" Billy Smith
in the old-timer category.
was recognized in the pioneer category.
Inductees were voted in by members of the Boxing Writers Association and a panel of boxing historians. The induction ceremony will be held June 14.
thanked doctors and staff for giving him the chance to play the "mulligan of my life" when he was released from hospital more than two months after brain surgery to remove a malignant tumor. The 51-year-old will continue to be treated as an outpatient, Madrid's La Paz hospital said.