October 11, 2012 |
It's safe to say college football will never again know a character like Beano Cook, who died in his sleep Wednesday at age 81. Cook was a legendary sports information director at Pittsburgh who became a television public relations man and then a longtime ESPN commentator and contributor. "Unique, extraordinary, humorous and loved the game like few others," ESPN broadcaster Mike Tirico tweeted Thursday. Cook had an encyclopedic memory about college football and an acerbic wit. No one was more passionate about the sport.
September 18, 2012
Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss whether college football should introduce an injury-reporting system like that of the NFL. Feel free to join the conversation by leaving a comment of your own. Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times College football needs a injury-report system to stop the madness of coaches covering up, lying and banning reporters for doing their jobs. There is no "commissioner" in college football who can wave a wand and implement a uniform system for the sport, but individual conferences can, and should, come up with their own policies.