Pac-12: Sam Cunningham

Four Pac-12 players to be enshrined in Hall

June, 30, 2011
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The next class to be enshrined in College Football Hall of Fame includes four players from Pac-12 schools.

The four players are UCLA offensive lineman Randy Cross, USC running back Sam Cunningham, Arizona State linebacker Pat Tillman and Colorado defensive end Alfred Williams.

A live webcast of the Enshrinement Show will take place at www.footballfoundation.org from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 16.

Note: The Hall of Fame Class announced in May, which included Oregon State's Bill Enyart and Arizona's Rob Waldrop, will be enshrined next summer.

Here's the complete list of the new class, players and coaches.

Players
DENNIS BYRD (North Carolina State)
RONNIE CAVENESS (Arkansas)
RAY CHILDRESS (Texas A&M)
DEXTER COAKLEY (Appalachian State)
RANDY CROSS (UCLA)
SAM CUNNINGHAM (Southern California)
MIKE FAVOR (North Dakota State)
CHARLES HALEY (James Madison)
MARK HERRMANN (Purdue)
CLARKSTON HINES (Duke)
DESMOND HOWARD (Michigan)
MICKEY KOBROSKY* (Trinity, CT)
CHET MOELLER (Navy)
JERRY STOVALL (LSU)
PAT TILLMAN* (Arizona State)
ALFRED WILLIAMS (Colorado)
Coaches
BARRY ALVAREZ (Wisconsin)
MIKE KELLY (Dayton)
BILL MANLOVE (Widener [Pa.], Delaware Valley [Pa.], La Salle)
GENE STALLINGS (Texas A&M, Alabama).
*Deceased

USC and Texas talking?

October, 7, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller


The L.A. Times reported that USC is looking for a marquee BCS conference opponent for a future home-and-away series, and one discussion has been with Texas.

Help me out. When these two teams last played, was the game sorta entertaining?

From the Times:

Steve Lopes, a senior associate athletic director who handles scheduling, said playing nonconference opponents such as Ohio State and Notre Dame on the road in the same season was "not something you'd really like to do very often."

Lopes confirmed that he has "had conversations" with Texas and other teams from Bowl Championship Series conferences about possible home-and-home series.

USC is trying to fill dates in two-year cycles for 2015-2016, 2017-2018, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.



The game I'd love to see would be USC-Alabama. Great history between the teams -- Bear Bryant, John McKay, USC running back Sam "Bam'' Cunningham in 1970, the split title in 1978 even though the Trojans whipped the Crimson Tide 24-14 in Birmingham, etc.

And, at present, most would agree that Pete Carroll and Nick Saban, despite being polar opposites as personalities, are two of the top coaches in the game.

Such a game contract certainly would inspire wide grins throughout the Pac-10.

Pac-10 well-represented on Hall of Fame ballot

March, 3, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

The National Football Foundation announced Tuesday the 76 players and six coaches who comprise the 2009 Football Bowl Subdivision Ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, and the list includes 14 former Pac-10 players and three former coaches.

The Hall of Fame class will be announced live on ESPNEWS at a noon (EST) news conference on April 30. They will be inducted at The National Football Foundation's Annual Awards Dinner on December 8, 2009 at the landmark Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.

To be eligible for the ballot, players must have been named a First Team All-America by a major/national selector as recognized and utilized by the NCAA for their consensus All-America teams; played their last year of intercollegiate football at least 10 years prior; played within the last 50 years and cannot be currently playing professional football.

Coaches must have coached a minimum of 10 years and 100 games as a head coach; won at least 60 percent of their games; and be retired from coaching for at least three years; be retired from coaching and over the age of 70 (no waiting period); or over the age of 75 (active coaches eligible).

In both cases, the candidate's post-football record as a citizen may also be weighed.

Of the 4.6 million individuals who have played college football, only 846 players have earned induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. From the coaching ranks, 182 have been elected.

For all 76 names, see this link.

The Pac-10 candidates are:

Steve Bartkowski, California, quarterback (1972-74)
Bob Berry, Oregon, quarterback (1962-64)
Bob Breunig*, Arizona State, linebacker (1972-74)
Chuck Cecil, Arizona, defensive back (1984-87)
Randy Cross, UCLA, offensive guard (1973-75)
Sam Cunningham, Southern California, running back (1970-72)
Bill Enyart, Oregon State, fullback (1966-68)
Ken Margerum*, Stanford, wide receiver (1977-80)
Marlin McKeever, Southern California, tight end (1958-60)
Ken Norton, Jr., UCLA, linebacker (1984-87)
Jonathan Ogden*, UCLA, offensive tackle (1992-95)
Ron Rivera, California, linebacker (1980-83)
Pat Tillman, Arizona State, linebacker (1994-97)
Clarence Williams, Washington State, running back (1962-64)

First-time ballot members are indicated with an asterisk.

Coaches

William "Lone Star" Dietz, Washington State (1915-17)

John Robinson, Southern California (1976-82, 1993-97)

Darryl Rogers, Arizona State (1980-84)

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