Notre Dame's Te'o spoke of his 'girlfriend' at least twice after learning she never existed FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2012, file photo, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o waits ... and telephone. Te'o also lost his grandmother — for real — the same day his girlfriend supposedly died, and his role in leading Notre Dame to its best ... 01/17/2013 - 10:05 am | View Link
Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o takes 6th national honor, winning Maxwell Award Manti Te'o is one of the most important leaders for undefeated Notre Dame, having played in a ton of big ... Te'o said coming back to play football following the deaths of his grandmother and girlfriend just four days apart this season makes ... 12/6/2012 - 8:51 pm | View Link
Making the case for Te'o, other two Heisman finalists is Notre Dame. Te'o has benefited from the attention afforded the program's high-profile return to prominence, leading the No. 1 scoring defense while battling through the deaths of his grandmother and girlfriend early in the year. If the voters ... 12/3/2012 - 2:45 pm | View Link
Manti Te'o: The Notre Dame Linebacker Unplugged November 25, 2012 . . . Te'o and his 12-0 Notre Dame team rank atop the polls for a second straight week ... Manti Te'o on life after football, Chicago Sun-Times, August 29, 2011 Three weeks after Manti Te'o lost two women, his grandmother and girlfriend ... 11/16/2012 - 5:02 am | View Link
Te'o should be Heisman favorite Manti Te’o ... are looking for a Notre Dame player if one is credible. With each passing week, Notre Dame becomes a bigger national story. And Te’o has such a compelling personal story: His grandmother and his girlfriend died a few weeks ... 10/17/2012 - 8:38 am | View Link
Kabam, a San Francisco-based mobile-gaming company, secured naming rights for the playing field at Memorial Stadium in a 15-year agreement worth $18 million, Cal announced Thursday.
The $1.2 million annual agreement is the most lucrative field-naming-rights deal in college sports on a per-annum basis, topping Chevy Chase Bank Field at the University of Maryland ($800,000), according to a report in the Sports Business Journal.
If the name "Kabam" sounds like something out of the old "Batman" TV series, with its cartoon bubbles signifying punches thrown, that's no accident.
Wilton, the vice chancellor, said the agreement is another "revenue stream" the university is using to pay off the stadium debt.
With seat sales falling short of projections, Cal is diversifying its financial model to include rental fees from the Haas Innovative Lab, the Goldman School of Public Policy and Berkeley School of Law, all of will which have classroom space in what is now a multi-use stadium.
BY JASON KERSEY AND RYAN ABER, Staff WritersOklahoma center Gabe Ikard was named the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year on Thursday, also earning a spot on the Division I Academic All-America Team.
The team was selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
It's the third Academic All-American honor for Ikard, who was named to the first team last season and second team as a sophomore in 2011.
He's the first All-America of the Year for the Sooners' football team and the fourth at the school.
New USC coach says he will collaborate with staff on play-calling, which is what he did at Washington. New USC Coach Steve Sarkisian will call plays for the Trojans, open competition at all positions — including quarterback — and has made the recruitment of offensive linemen a priority.