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Lovie Smith hired by Tampa Bay Buccaneers as coach

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers wasted no time finding the man to run their team. Lovie Smith will be the new coach in Tampa, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. The team officially announced Smith’s five-year contract Thursday. Smith, the former Chicago Bears coach, was the leading candidate from the start…

Redskins to interview Caldwell

The Washington Redskins will interview former Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell next week, according to John Wooten, the chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance Foundation. It’s uncertain what day he will interview. At this point, he’s the third name that has surfaced in the Redskins’ quest to replace fired Mike Shanahan. They’ve spoken to Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell…

Time to put an end to the “N” word on NFL playing fields

Organization to players: To use the word so loosely “is a disgrace” Washington, DC—Today, the Fritz Pollard Alliance, an organization dedicated to promoting diversity and equality of job opportunity in the National Football League (NFL), called on NFL players to stop using the “N” word, especially after recent incidents in Washington and Miami. The Fritz…

Rooney Rule lawyer flies in to back black boss campaign

Cyrus Mehri, the architect of America’s Rooney Rule which forced NFL franchises to interview black candidates for management jobs, is flying to Britain this week to campaign for its introduction in England. Mehri, who has been invited over by the Professional Footballers’ Association, plans to meet powerbrokers in the English game. Standing alone: Norwich’s Chris…

CU football legend John Wooten selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame

BOULDER — Juanita Wooten won’t have a problem finding a birthday present for her husband this year; she will just have to accompany him to the honor of a lifetime the day before he turns 76 this December. John Wooten, the All-American guard for the University of Colorado in the mid-to-late 1950s, has been selected…

NFL Hall-of-Famer Harry Carson is Walter Camp “Man of the Year”

Former SC State All-American and New York Giants’ captain will be honored on January 14 Contact: Al Carbone (203) 671-4421 Follow us on Twitter @WalterCampPR Click here to visit website link NEW HAVEN, CT – Former New York Giants’ captain and Hall-of-Fame linebacker Harry Carson (South Carolina State) is the recipient of the Walter Camp…