Three Greeks Named National Scholar-Athletes by the National Football Foundation
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced 16 recipients of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards and three are members of NIC member organizations. Receiving an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship and recognition at the NFF's December 7th banquet will be Stanford fullback-linebacker Owen Marecic of Delta Tau Delta, Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Cal-Berkeley linebacker Mike Mohamed of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. At the December banquet, one of the 16 winners will be announced as the recipient of the William V. Campbell Trophy as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation.
Pi Kappa Alpha’s McGraw Named Country’s Sexiest Man
The staff of Country Weekly magazine has announced its selections for the yearly 10 sexiest men in country music contest and the number one choice is Tim McGraw, a Pi Kappa Alpha from Louisiana-Monroe. Three other Greeks also rank in the top ten. Number three on the list is Dierks Bentley, a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at Vermont. In seventh place is Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, a Lambda Chi Alpha from Georgia. Luke Bryan, a Sigma Chi from Georgia Southern, finished in 10th place. Thousands of fans also voted at CountryWeekly.com and Keith Anderson, a Delta Tau Delta from Oklahoma State, finished eighth in the readers poll.
Theta Chi Alumnus to Receive National Football Foundation Legacy Award
The National Football Foundation has announced that former NCAA Executive Vice President Tom Jernstedt, a member of Theta Chi at the University of Oregon, will be recognized with an NFF Legacy Award at the Foundation's annual Awards dinner in New York City on December 7th. Jernstedt joined the NCAA as director of events and was promoted to assistant executive director two years later. He held a number of senior level management positions over the next four decades before taking the Executive Vice President post in 2003. While with the NCAA, he oversaw Division I football, was president of USA Basketball and was on the U.S. Olympic committee board. In August of this year, he announced his retirement after 38 years of service to the NCAA.
Alpha Sigma Phi’s Buffett is the USA Today Cover Story
Page one of the October 20th USA Today profiles billionaire Warren Buffett's love for the Nebraska Cornhuskers football program, his large collection of Huser memorabilia and how he sees common threads in sports and investing. The third-richest man in the U.S and longtime resident of Omaha was iniitiated into Alpha Sigma Phi at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from Nebraska in 1950.
Fox NFL Sunday Telecasts Have Greek Ties
Each Sunday since 1994, the Fox Network's coverage of the day's NFL football games have featured Greeks in prominent roles. The show's host since 2007, Curt Menefee, is a member of Sigma Nu from Coe College and former NFL quarterback Terry Bradshaw is a Tau Kappa Epsilon alumnus from Louisiana Tech.Two of the other co-hosts also have ties to NIC member fraternities. Former NFL coach Jimmy Johnson has two sons who are Greeks. Brent Johnson is a Delta Tau Delta from the University of Texas and Chad Johnson is a Pi Kappa Alpha from Florida State. Pro Football Hall of Famer Howie Long has a son, Kyle Long, who is also a Pi Kappa Alpha from Florida State.
Sigma Chi’s Van Pelt Ties for Second at PGA Event
Nominate Players for the 2010 All-NIC Football Teams
Please send the names of current standout college football players from all NCAA or NAIA divisions so they can be considered for the 2010 NIC All-Fraternity All-American Football Teams. There will be a first team for NCAA FBS/FCS divisions and a separate first team made up of NCAA Divisions II/III and NAIA players. A watch list of current nominees is on this website's Greeks in Sports lin the College Football category or by clicking here. Leading head coaches should also be nominated. Please send names, schools and fraternity affiliations to Jay Langhammer at Jlangha132@aol.com so players and coaches can be considered for first team status or the lengthy honorable mention list. The watch list will be updated from time to time as new names are submitted. The final selections will be announced on this website after the bowl games have been played.
Sigma Chi’s Luke Donald Leads Europe to Ryder Cup Win
Northwestern University Sigma Chi alumnus Luke Donald, who was born in England, helped lead the European team to a Ryder Cup title in Newport, Wales. He earned his third win of the Ryder Cup competition Monday, twice sinking 20-foot birdie putts. The European team has now won nine of the last 13 events and the next Ryder Cup, in 2012, will be played at a country club near Donald's Evanston campus.