Tag:Wounded Warrior Project
Posted on: December 6, 2011 9:56 am
Edited on: December 6, 2011 10:18 am
 

VIDEO: Eric LeGrand and the Army football program

Posted by Chip Patterson

On October 16, 2010 Rutgers defensive lineman Eric LeGrand suffered a spinal cord injury after making a play during a kickoff against Army that paralyzed him from the neck down. Since then, his road to recovery has been well documented as LeGrand and the entire Scarlet Knights community have embraced his BELIEVE campaign and the plan to walk on his own again one day.

The experience has also brought LeGrand close to the entire Army football program, as the Black Knights have joined college football fans everywhere in support of LeGrand's miraculous recovery.

In Episode 8 of Game of Honor you can see how the experience has effected the Army players, and the unique bond they now share with LeGrand. Watching this episode will also be an opportunity to give back, as CBSSports.com will make a contribution to the Wounded Warrior Project for every view of the video.



You can check out the rest of the Game of Honor Webisodes here, and don't forget the annual Army-Navy showdown will be aired Saturday, Dec. 10 on CBS and streamed LIVE on CBSSports.com.

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Posted on: November 11, 2011 4:05 pm
Edited on: November 11, 2011 4:06 pm
 

You can support The Wounded Warrior Project

Posted by Tom Fornelli

It's Veteran's Day weekend and we here at CBSSports have teamed up with the Wounded Warrior Project for a special promotion. For every view of our online series A Game Of Honor on CBSSports.com through Sunday November 13th, CBSSports will make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project. CBSSports.com will make the same pledge to the Wounded Warrior Project to those who view the Game Of Honor web series on Pearl Harbor Day, December 7th.

A Game Of Honor is a ten-week web series leading up to the Showtime and CBS co-produced documentary A Game Of Honor. The film documents the season-long journey of West Point cadets and Annapolis midshipmen as they prepare for the annual Army-Navy game, which will be played this season on December 10th in Washington D.C. and be televised nationally by CBS.

The documentary will premiere on December 21st on Showtime at 10pm eastern. 

The Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that seeks to raise awareness and help wounded service veterans as they return home from Afghanistan and Iraq.

You can watch the A Game Of Honor web series here.
Posted on: November 7, 2011 12:39 pm
Edited on: November 7, 2011 12:40 pm
 

Texas Tech unveils Wounded Warrior uniform

Posted by Tom Fornelli

When Texas Tech hosts Oklahoma State this Saturday the team will be the latest school to wear Wounded Warrior uniforms in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. South Carolina wore the uniforms earlier this season against Auburn, and South Florida will wear the uniforms on November 19th against Miami.

Well, Texas Tech associate athletic director Blayne Beal tweeted some photos of the uniforms on Monday, so I figured why not share them here with you?





Not bad at all, though the helmet looks a lot like the one Iowa wore against Michigan this week.
Posted on: September 22, 2011 5:15 pm
 

PHOTO: USF Wounded Warrior Project helmet

Posted by Chip Patterson

South Carolina, Texas Tech, and Auburn won't be the only Under Armour schools suiting up in uniforms for the Wounded Warrior Project this season. This is the third year that Under Armour created uniforms to honor the Armed Forces and show support for our nation's veterans, and on Thursday we got a sneak peak at South Florida's special threads.

The head-to-toe alternates will be worn when the Bulls host Miami on Nov. 19. The team will be led on the field by honorary captains selected by the Wounded Warrior Project. The WWP provides programs and services for injured service members and their families. The custom jerseys will be auctioned on South Florida's website on Monday Nov. 21 with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Believe in HeroesTM.

Check out the gear below, photos courtesy of USFNation.com



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Posted on: September 22, 2011 5:15 pm
 

PHOTO: USF Wounded Warrior Project helmet

Posted by Chip Patterson

South Carolina, Texas Tech, and Auburn won't be the only Under Armour schools suiting up in uniforms for the Wounded Warrior Project this season. This is the third year that Under Armour created uniforms to honor the Armed Forces and show support for our nation's veterans, and on Thursday we got a sneak peak at South Florida's special threads.

The head-to-toe alternates will be worn when the Bulls host Miami on Nov. 19. The team will be led on the field by honorary captains selected by the Wounded Warrior Project. The WWP provides programs and services for injured service members and their families. The custom jerseys will be auctioned on South Florida's website on Monday Nov. 21 with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Believe in HeroesTM.

Check out the gear below, photos courtesy of USFNation.com



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Posted on: September 21, 2011 4:27 pm
 

S. Carolina unveils Wounded Warrior Project unis

Posted by Adam Jacobi

South Carolina is set to play Auburn on October 1, and though that SEC showdown won't be lacking for drama or consequence by any stretch of the imagination, there's going to be another aspect of the game. That Saturday, South Carolina will be wearing special Under Armor uniforms designed for the Wounded Warrior Project, an initiative designed to benefit wounded veterans of the American armed forces.

Here's more from Under Armour and the WWP about the uniforms:

In an effort to recognize the sacrifices made by members of our Armed Forces as well as to commemorate the tenth anniversary of September 11, this year’s uniforms will embrace the American spirit by incorporating a custom “USA stars and stripes” head-to-toe design. To further support all veterans, each team will replace their last names on their jerseys with a core value embellishment – Duty, Honor, Courage, Commitment, Integrity, Country, or Service – and will be led on field by selected wounded warrior honorary captains.

“As we continue to reflect on the tenth anniversary of September 11, we recognize the importance of honoring those that lost their lives on that day and the men and women of our Armed Forces that continue to fight for freedom,” said Matt Mirchin, Under Armour Senior Vice President, Sports Marketing. “We are privileged to work with Wounded Warrior Project, South Carolina, Texas Tech, and the University of South Florida to carry on the tradition of these special games and support the Believe in Heroes campaign.”

As alluded to in the statement, Texas Tech and South Florida will be participating in the promotion as well, with Texas Tech wearing them against against Oklahoma State on November 12 and USF wearing them against Miami the following week. These two teams' WWP uniforms have yet to be released. 

Back to the Gamecocks, though. Here are the two South Carolina uniforms pictures officially released (click on both for EXTREME CLOSE-UP hi-res versions):

 

Not bad, eh? The camo hamstrings are an odd touch, but all in all it's not too radical a departure from South Carolina's usual digs. Also, check out the American flag glove combination -- something so extravagantly patriotic it belongs only A) in college football, or B) on the back window of the cab of a pickup truck. Still though, so we're clear: we like it. 

You can read more about the Wounded Warrior Project here

 
 
 
 
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