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South Bend TribuneCall it a clean sweep for Notre Dame and the Butkus awards. Irish senior linebacker Manti Te’o on Monday was named the winner of the 28th annual collegiate Butkus Award while Irish commit Jaylon Smith was named the winner of the high school Butkus...
Tags: Eddie Robinson, Urban Meyer, Landforms, Heisman Trophy, Schools
There is really only one more appropriate ending for the Ravens' Ray Lewis, and that won't come for another five years when he takes his place in the NFL Hall of Fame as the greatest middle linebacker ever. Lewis, 37, made the announcement Wednesday...
About a month after last season ended, Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano received a text from a friend that read: "I'm watching one of your players run in the sand for an hour." Later that morning, another text flashed on Pagano's phone: "Now, I'...
You’ve got to hand it to Ray Lewis III. People expect things of him. That's what happens when you are the son and namesake of a future Pro Football Hall of Famer. Somehow, though, Ray Lewis III takes most everything in stride. Sure, he’s...
A helmet to the chest from Kansas City Chiefs center Ryan Lilja rudely greeted Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis, a punishing blow reinforced by Lilja shoving the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year to the ground. Lewis suffered similar rough...
There seems to be a budding debate about whether the Bears can build a bridge to repair relations and retire the jersey number of a certain disgruntled former employee. It will happen this season. Dat's right. For Michael Keller Ditka Jr., the man...
In the early 1970s, the older kids in my neighborhood wore Dick Butkus "51" jerseys. I had to go to NFL Films to learn what all the fuss was about. The only Butkus I saw was the broken-down linebacker in his final two years. History repeats itself. It...
When Brian Urlacher held up that navy blue jersey for the first time on that April day in 2000, his face a little pimply and his scalp covered with closely cropped blond hair, no one had any idea what 54 would come to represent. After 13 seasons, it's...
Dick Butkus can feel Brian Urlacher's pain. From one Hall of Fame Bears middle linebacker to a future Hall of Famer, Butkus knows first-hand about knee soreness, immobility and desperation to find a cure. While sources told the Tribune this week that...
Tags: Chicago Bears, Football, Sports, Brian Urlacher, Acupuncture
Pro Football Weekly didn't start as a mom-and-pop business. More accurately, it was a mom-and-son enterprise. When Arthur Arkush launched the Chicago area-based magazine in 1967, his only employee was his mother, Rose, who served as the bookkeeper....
ReutersThe Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Chicago Bears - INSIDE SLANT Linebacker Jonathan Bostic is a prime example of the value of prospects being in the eye of the beholder. While NFL scouts were concerned about his sideline-to-sideline speed, Chicago...
ReutersThe Sports Xchange Press Box: Ditka's 89 will be last Bears' number retired Mike Ditka's No. 89 will be the last one the Chicago Bears retire. The Bears, who plan to honor Ditka during their game against the Dallas Cowboys on Dec. 9 at Soldier Field,...
Dec 3, 2012 |Story| South Bend Tribune
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