Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Evan Boehm named to the 2013 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List

 

NEW YORK CITY - The Rimington Trophy committee has released its 2013 Spring Watch List.

The list includes 17 returning players from the 2012 Watch List. In all, there are 44 players on the Watch List. The SEC leads the way with nine players while the PAC-12 and the Mountain West Conference check in with five players each.

The following is a list of those named to the 2013 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List. 

David Andrews

Georgia

6'2"

295

Junior

Russell Bodine

North Carolina

6'4"

310

Junior

Evan Boehm

Missouri

6'3"

315

Sophomore

Jake Brendel

UCLA

6'5"

276

RS Sophomore

Betim Bujari

Rutgers

6'4"

290

Junior

Ben Clarke

Hawaii

6'3"

275

Sophomore

Sean Conway

Western Kentucky

6'3"

305

Senior

Dillon Day

Mississippi State

6'4"

295

RS Junior 

Reese Dismukes

Auburn

6'3"

290

RS Junior

Dominic Espinosa

Texas

6'4"

300

Junior

Dillon Farrell

New Mexico

6'5"

292

Senior

Jay Finch

Georgia Tech

6'3"

285

Senior

B.J. Finney

Kansas State

6'4"

303

Junior

Matt Galas

Nevada

6'1"

280

Junior

Bryce Giddens

Arkansas State

6'0"

225

Sophomore

Hroniss Grasu

Oregon

6'3"

297

Junior 

Gus Handler

Colorado

6'3"

290

Senior 

Jonotthan Harrison

Florida

6'4"

299

RS Junior

Andre Huval

Louisiana-Lafayette

6'1"

290

Senior 

Gabe Ikard

Oklahoma

6'3"

298

RS Senior 

Travis Jackson

Michigan State

6'3"

280

Junior

David Kekuewa

Bowling Green

6'2"

308

Junior

Ryan Kelly

Alabama

6'5"

290

RS Sophomore

Zac Kerin

Toledo

6'5"

300

Senior

Kody Koebensky

Arizona State

6'3"

290

Senior

Tyler Larsen

Utah State

6'4"

312

Senior

Taylor Lasecki

SMU

6'3"

288

Sophomore

Corey Linsley

Ohio State

6'3"

297

Junior

Macky MacPherson

Syracuse

6'2"

280

Senior

Mike Marboe

Idaho

6'2"

301

Junior

Shane McDermott

Miami

6'4"

296

Junior

Cole Pensick

Nebraska

6'2"

275

Senior

Ryan Powis

Army

6'0"

248

Junior

Bryce Redman

Houston

6'1"

285

Junior

Austin Reiter

USF

6'3"

273

RS Junior

Weston Richburg

Colorado State

6'4"

297

RS Senior

Isaac Seumalo

Oregon State

6'3"

302

Sophomore

James Stone

Tennessee

6'3"

300

Senior

Bryan Stork

Florida State

6'4"

312

RS Senior

Travis Swanson

Arkansas

6'5"

305

Senior

Evan Swindall

Mississippi

6'4"

295

Senior

Valerian Ume-Ezeoke

New Mexico State

6'2"

285

Junior

Brandon Vitabile

Northwestern

6'3"

300

RS Junior

Robert Waterman

UNLV

6'2"

290

Junior



While more than a dozen All-America football teams are selected annually, the Rimington Trophy committee uses these four prestigious teams to determine a winner:


* American Football Coaches Association

* Walter Camp Foundation

* Sporting News

* Football Writers Association of America


Because the selectors of these four All-America teams can place Centers in a "mix" of offensive linemen that includes guards and tackles, their 11-man first teams can often have two Centers. Our policy is to count all players that play primarily the Center position for their respective teams as Centers, even though they maybe listed as guards or tackles on the four All American teams.

The Center with the most first team votes will be determined the winner. If there is a tie with first team votes, then the Center with most second team votes will win. If there is still a tie, the winner will be determined by the Rimington Trophy committee.

The winner will be honored at Rimington Trophy Presentation banquet at the Rococo Theater in Lincoln, Nebraska on January 11, 2014.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mizzou Defensive Philosophy

The Southeastern Conference and ESPN Announce new TV Network and Digital Platform

 

20-Year Agreement and Rights Extension through 2034; AT&T U-verse Will Distribute the Network at Launch

The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have signed a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network, which will launch in August 2014, it was announced today by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive and ESPN President John Skipper. The new network and its accompanying digital platform will air SEC content 24/7 including more than 1,000 events in its first year. 

The network will televise approximately 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the SEC’s 21 sports annually. Programming will also include studio shows, original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, signing day and pro days coverage. Hundreds of additional live events from various sports will be offered exclusively on the digital platform. The network and its digital extensions will connect with each SEC institution and create opportunities for each school to produce and develop content.

“The SEC Network will provide an unparalleled fan experience of top quality SEC content presented across the television network and its accompanying digital platforms,” stated Slive. “We will increase exposure of SEC athletics programs at all 14 member institutions, as we showcase the incredible student-athletes in our league. The agreement for a network streamlines and completes an overall media rights package that will continue the SEC’s leadership for the foreseeable future.”   

Each weekend throughout the season, the new network will air multiple top-tier matchups from the strongest conference in college football. Since 2006, the SEC has claimed seven consecutive football national championships.  In 2011-12, SEC teams won eight national championships: football (Alabama), men’s basketball (Kentucky), gymnastics (Alabama), men’s indoor track and field (Florida), women’s tennis (Florida), women’s golf (Alabama), men’s outdoor track and field (Florida), and softball (Alabama). Since 1990, the SEC has won 149 national team championships for an average of more than six per year.

Skipper said, “The SEC is unmatched in its success on the field and its popularity with fans nationwide. The new network’s top-quality SEC matchups across a range of sports will serve all sports enthusiasts including the most passionate, die-hard SEC fans. Also, it will serve the needs of our multichannel distributors and advertisers by providing extremely attractive programming options across all platforms.” 

As part of the agreement, ESPN will now oversee the SEC’s official Corporate Sponsor Program. In addition, ESPN and the SEC also agreed to extend their existing media rights agreement through 2034. ESPN has televised the SEC since 1982.  ESPN’s existing networks present more than 1,600 hours of SEC action each year. The new network will focus exclusively on the SEC and add another outlet to deliver sports fans more SEC content than ever.

AT&T U-verse® has been secured as the network’s first national distributor. AT&T U-verse is the fastest growing TV provider in the U.S. and their subscribers will have access to an unprecedented amount of SEC content across all platforms.  Subscribers receiving the live linear network via a multichannel subscription will also have access to the network on PCs, tablets, smartphones and select gaming devices like Xbox. Additional games and coverage will be available through an authenticated digital offering. Fans looking to learn more about how to get the SEC Network can visit GetSECNetwork.com for more information. 

“We are pleased to be involved with the SEC and ESPN at the very beginning of this great alliance,” said Jeff Weber, President of Content and Advertising Sales, AT&T. “As the fastest growing and most advanced pay TV service, we want to bring our customers the highest value and most compelling product that we possibly can. Access to the SEC Network, across multiple platforms, will only increase the demand for U-verse.”

ESPN’s Justin Connolly, formerly senior vice president, ESPN affiliate sales and marketing, will oversee the network’s day-to-day operations. The network will originate from ESPN’s Charlotte, N.C., offices with additional staff located at the company’s Bristol, Conn., headquarters. Staff announcements and additional details will be made in the coming months.

About the Southeastern Conference (SEC)

The Southeastern Conference was formed in 1932 and consists of 14 member institutions: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and Vanderbilt. The league currently sanctions championship play in nine men's sports and 12 women's sports. Its headquarters has been located in Birmingham, Ala., since 1948. For more on the conference, visit www.SECDigitalNetwork.com

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013