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Tag:Heisman Trophy Ceremony
Posted on: December 5, 2011 6:21 pm
Edited on: December 5, 2011 6:28 pm
 

Five players named Heisman Trophy finalists

Posted by Chip Patterson

One of the most wide-open Heisman races in recent memory has entered the final stage, with the finalists for this year's Heisman Trophy being named on Monday evening.

The following players will be in attendance for the presentation of the award in New York City, in alphabetical order:

Montee Ball, Wisconsin
Robert Griffin III
, Baylor
Andrew Luck, Stanford
Tyrann Mathieu, LSU
Trent Richardson
, Alabama

The iconic stiff-arm trophy will be presented to "the most outstanding player in collegiate football" on Saturday evening in the official ceremony hosted by the Heisman Trophy Trust.  The last time five players were finalists for the Heisman Trophy was 2009 when Mark Ingram, Toby Gerhart, Colt McCoy, Tim Tebow, and Ndamukong Suh all made the trip to New York.   

Of the finalists, who do you think deserves to win the Heisman Trophy? Let us know by chiming in at the new Eye On College Football Facebook page.

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Posted on: December 11, 2010 1:45 pm
Edited on: December 11, 2010 1:48 pm
 

Who Is OJ voting for? [VIDEO]

Posted by Chip Patterson

[Two Minutes with Bomani Jones is a weekly web series by the host of The Morning Jones on Score Radio - Sirius Chanel 98. I produce the episodes, so yeah, there's that.  Enjoy this take on the Cam Newton Heisman discussion.]

Tonight, the Heisman trust will hand its signature statue off to another young superstar of the college game.  More than likely, that superstar will be Auburn quarterback Cam Newton.  With odds stacked heavily in his favor, this thing seems signed, sealed, and delivered already.  With the swirling NCAA investigation, Newton's eligibility questions have led many voters to leave Newton off their ballot.  They have gone on to make their opinion heard, claiming to support the "integrity" clause of the Heisman mission.  Integrity?  Really?

In the recent Two Minutes with Bomani Jones, we ask the question on everyone's mind during this controversial voting process.

Who is O.J. voting for?




Posted on: December 9, 2010 6:42 pm
 

Cecil Newton will miss Heisman Trophy ceremony

Posted by Adam Jacobi

Cecil Newton , the father of Auburn quarterback (and prohibitive Heisman favorite) Cam Newton , announced today in a statement through his lawyer that he will not attend this weekend's Heisman Trophy ceremony. Here's the full text of his statement, via al.com:

"The events to take place in New York at the Heisman Trophy ceremony this weekend will serve as a crowning moment for the athletes and their families alike.

"For all of my fifty years of life, coupled with 25 years of marriage, I have made an exhausting attempt to be a good husband, father, and generally a good person of integrity. The past 60 days have caused all that my family worked to accomplish to come into question."

"So that my son Cam Newton can receive all the honors and congratulations that he has worked so hard to accomplish and without distraction, I have decided not to be in attendance at the Heisman ceremony, as it will perhaps rob Cam and the event of a sacred moment."

Now, technically, Cecil's original statement is here; we've chosen to reprint the modified version, since ALL-CAPS isn't very enjoyable to read. But if you want ALL-CAPS, by all means, be our guest and read that instead. Same words, just sort of shoutier.

Back to the point at hand, however, this is a wise move by Cecil. He would absolutely be a distraction at the event, and a constant reminder that the Cam Newton saga is currently (and likely forever) inexorably tied to his father and the large sums of money his father sought. It's a shame, but it's the truth. Without Cecil around, Cam is at least a little freer to just be the football player winning the Heisman in viewers' eyes, and that's all the ceremony ought to be about.

 
 
 
 
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