Thompson died on Wednesday night, three days after his 68th birthday and just as a Packers team that bears his fingerprints is again one victory away from a Super Bowl berth.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew and Jim Polzin discuss the latest news around the Badgers football and men’s basketball programs.
Chris Kolarevic, Markese Stepp and Samori Toure are all on campus — and their new head coach addressed each of them, and what they offer the Huskers.
The Huskers plan a 15-practice spring period leading up to the traditional scrimmage at Memorial Stadium on May 1.
The billboard can be seen on Interstate-10 between Tucson and Phoenix.
Ross Kolodziej, a former UW defensive lineman, had been the program's strength and conditioning coach for six seasons under Paul Chryst.
Hunter Wohler, a senior safety for Muskego who has committed to UW, is named the MaxPreps state football player of the year for the fall 2020 season. He earlier was named The Associated Press state player of the year.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Brick Haley, Missouri's defensive line coach, spent four seasons in Columbia prior to today's reports.
Polian, who was Arizona's associate athletic director and chief of football staff for two seasons, will now have a similar role at Baylor.
But when Farley gets inside the UNI-Dome or the Cedar Valley SportsPlex in Waterloo where the Panthers will open practice Thursday, and footballs start flying, he says it will feel more like football weather.
Another conference game, another double-double for Jeremiah Tilmon, who continues to dominate in SEC play.
BOISE - Former Boise State safety Jeron Johnson will join the Broncos as cornerbacks coach, multiple sources confirmed to the Idaho Press Wednesday.
Vedral is listed as a senior on Rutgers' online roster but could play two more seasons in New Jersey due to the NCAA granting an extra year of eligibility for all players.
New Boise State coach Andy Avalos added a second former Utah State assistant to his staff Wednesday, announcing the hiring of Stacy Collins as special teams coordinator and edge rushers coach.
BOISE — Former Boise State safety Jeron Johnson is coming back to The Blue.
Miller Forristall caught 23 passes for 253 yards and a touchdown in 2020, a season after he accounted for nearly all of Alabama's receiving statistics by tight ends in 2019.
NEW ORLEANS — Everyone knew about Drew Brees' 11 rib fractures and punctured lung that he suffered midway through the season, but his wife Brittany said he endured even more pain than the public knew.
Weidner has a chance to move into the top five on the all-time scoring chart.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Missouri was a step ahead of South Carolina on both ends in its 81-70 win on Tuesday.
After a long slump, Smith returned to his early season form, pitching in 18 points to help the Tigers claim a win over the Gamecocks.
Kevin Cummings, 30, is part of a Wildcats coaching staff that's already winning over new recruits and keeping potential transfers in town.
There's more midyear enrollees this winter than ever before under Scott Frost. Who is coming to Lincoln, and who isn't?
Missouri moved up three spots after two wins against ranked opponents Sunday.
Eric Stokes, a Lincoln East graduate with an extensive NFL background, reportedly interviewed for the job.
Missouri added Isaac Zatechka, an offensive lineman who earned All-Nebraska honors in his senior season.
Penn State's Thursday game against Rutgers has been postponed because of COVID-19 concerns.
Missouri will face six ranked teams in conference play.
Monday, January 18, 2021
Dru Smith means a lot for the Tigers, but if he can't stay out of foul trouble he won't mean much at all.
The 6-7, 290-pound offensive tackle will join the Wildcats as a walk-on despite interest from Ole Miss, UCLA, Cal and BYU, among other Power 5 programs.
Former Rice linebacker Blaze Alldredge committed to Missouri as a graduate transfer Monday.
The Tigers finished the shortened 2020 season at No. 15.
From 1989 to 1994, Steele coached Nebraska's linebackers under then-head coach Tom Osborne.
The University of Tennessee officially announced the firing of head football Jeremy Pruitt on Monday afternoon amid an internal investigation into the football program that could potentially lead to Level 1 and 2 NCAA violations.
Penn State will be without Kelly Jekot for the remainder of the season after she suffered a season-ending injury prior to Sunday's game.
The game isn't actually being played due to COVID-19 concerns, but it's an indication Stoll is on the NFL's radar.
Senior cornerback Caesar Williams announced Sunday night he was returning to the Badgers’ football program instead of making the jump to the NFL, which gives UW eight starters returning on defense.
Sunday, January 17, 2021
A look at how former Huskers fared during the divisional playoff round.
Missouri won 16 of its 20 matches Sunday.
Texas last week hired what is believed to be the first $1 million-a-year special-teams coach. It's about emphasis.
Kobe Brown and Jeremiah Tilmon combined for five blocks in the Tigers' rout of the Aggies.
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Nebraska's high-profile, offensive-minded head coaches are being forced to evaluate their systems as they get chewed up in the B1G.
Dedrick Mills and Wan'Dale Robinson carried a heavy load for the Husker offense. Who's up next? We forecast each position group for 2021.
Cjay Boone played in just one game in his time at Missouri.
TUSCALOOSA — Alabama extended its basketball win streak to seven straight on Saturday, leading by as many as 25 points in the first half of a 90-59 win over Arkansas.
The Star's longtime columnist shares his thoughts on Arizona's new football staff, Bennedict Mathurin's recent explosion and why the AIA's decision to play a winter sports season could force athletes to make tough decisions.
It doesn't matter that Kentucky came to Auburn Arena three games under .500 — beating the premiere team in the SEC is still "historic," Bruce Pearl said.
Jamien Sherwood announced through social media Saturday he will forgo his senior season and enter his name in the 2021 draft pool.
Far be it for me or anyone on the outside to play judge or jury on whether Montana and Montana State are making the right call in abandoning plans to compete in the Big Sky Conference’s spring football season.
Jedd Fisch and the UofA staff need to supplement the QB room after two transfers and a decommitment left the Cats with only two scholarship passers.
Coming off of their worst half of the season and an 11-day layoff, the Tigers found a way to win in College Station.