college football http://wwno.org en New Orleans Bowl Appearance Just The Latest Success For Resurgent Tulane Football Program http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-bowl-appearance-just-latest-success-resurgent-tulane-football-program <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-75303558-12f6-b7be-f047-89435824da79"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Tulane University football program has undergone a dramatic resurgence in the past two years, spurred by the hiring of former Saints receivers coach Curtis Johnson, the rapid construction of a new on-campus football stadium, and a commitment from a university administration involved in the intricacies of college football man Sat, 21 Dec 2013 02:29:51 +0000 Jason Saul 50551 at http://wwno.org Will More College Football Teams Rebel? http://wwno.org/post/will-more-college-football-teams-rebel The football players at Grambling State staged a boycott last month that forced the school to forfeit one of its games.<p>Among the issues the players complained about were poor facilities and long bus trips to games. The school pledged to work on those issues.<p>&#8220;There have been plenty of unhappy college athletes before,&#8221; <strong>John Bacon</strong>, a sportswriter who has written about college football told <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Meghna Chakrabarti. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 19:41:29 +0000 MEGHNA CHAKRABARTI 47967 at http://wwno.org Football Player Boycott At Grambling Highlights Budget Woes http://wwno.org/post/football-player-boycott-grambling-highlights-budget-woes If you're not a big college football fan, you may have missed the story of an unprecedented player revolt.<p>The players at Grambling State University, a historically black university in Louisiana, <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/swac/2013/10/21/grambling-players-provide-shocking-details-former-coach-swayed-them-back-out-of-protest/3144353/">were angry about a bunch of things</a>. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 03:02:10 +0000 Gene Demby 47697 at http://wwno.org Grambling Football Strike: Do College Athletes Have Rights? http://wwno.org/post/grambling-football-strike-do-college-athletes-have-rights <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Grambling+Football+Strike%3A+Do+College+Athletes+Have+Rights%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MDc0NDkyMDEzMTQ4ODU0MTE0OGNiNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Later, if you want to find out what actress Alfre Woodard likes to listen to, to relax or get inspired, we will tell you. But first, we want to talk football. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 15:49:00 +0000 Michel Martin 46561 at http://wwno.org Picking The Gridiron Contenders http://wwno.org/post/picking-gridiron-contenders Next season, there will be a new playoff system for big time college football.<p>A committee, which includes former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, will select the four teams that will play in the semifinals ahead of the championship game.<p>That system will replace the <a href="http://www.bcsfootball.org/" target="_blank">Bowl Championship Series</a> which has, until now, determined which college teams play for the national championship.<p><strong>John Bacon, </strong>a journalist who has written about college football, tells <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/" target="_blank"><em>Here Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:39:00 +0000 Meghna Chakrabarti 46135 at http://wwno.org Tailgating Expeditions Around The South http://wwno.org/post/tailgating-expeditions-around-south <p></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 23:28:35 +0000 Poppy Tooker 45372 at http://wwno.org Kansas State Bounces Back To Beat ULL 48-27 http://wwno.org/post/kansas-state-bounces-back-beat-ull-48-27 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Tramaine Thompson returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown, Ty Zimmerman took an interception 32 yards for another score and Kansas State rebounded from a season-opening loss to beat Louisiana-Lafayette 48-27 Saturday night.</p> Sun, 08 Sep 2013 14:25:01 +0000 The Associated Press 43483 at http://wwno.org Gary Borders: College football powerhouses should bankroll their athletes http://wwno.org/post/gary-borders-college-football-powerhouses-should-bankroll-their-athletes Commentator Gary Borders presents his case as to why it's time for&#160;college football players to get on the payroll&#160;at their universities. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:46:00 +0000 Gary Borders 43336 at http://wwno.org Dameron Named Defensive Coordinator at La. Tech http://wwno.org/post/dameron-named-defensive-coordinator-la-tech <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Louisiana Tech has named Kim Dameron as the team's defensive coordinator.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Coach Skip Holtz said Tuesday Dameron brings 14 years of experience in that role to the Bulldogs' program.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:40:49 +0000 The Associated Press 29643 at http://wwno.org Les Miles Gets a Raise http://wwno.org/post/les-miles-gets-raise <div>&#160;</div><div><img class="asset-image" align="right" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201302/VZVMOBQJJEFWZJH.20070613135300.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">LSU's governing board has approved a $549,000 annual pay raise for football coach Les Miles.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The change has bumped Miles' salary to $4.3 million a year and extended his contract through the 2019 season</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 28417 at http://wwno.org