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2018

NOTE: The intent of the News Section is not to dwell on negative stories that are more suited to be found in the Police and Crime Section of your local newspaper, but to report and document stories that cover the entire realm of The World of Football. Chances are, you may not have seen some of these stories before.


 

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January

(College) January 8, 2018 - Alabama defeated Georgia 26-23 in overtime to with the college football national championship. It was the Crimson Tide's fifth title since 2009 and its 12th since 1961.

 

(College/FCS) January 6, 2018 - The #2 ranked North Dakota State Bison defeated the #1 ranked James Madison Dukes 17-13 to win the national championship of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), formerly known as Division I-AA. The Bison won their sixth national title in seven years and their 14th title overall since 1965. The Dukes were the defending DII national champions.

(Obituary) January 4, 2018 Carmen “Carm” Cozza, the legendary coach at Yale University, dies at the age of 87. Cozza played college football at Miami (Ohio) where he played quarterback, running back and defensive back. He became the school’s freshman football coach in 1956 and move up to the varsity staff in 1961. He became an assistant coach at Yale in 1963 and the head coach there in 1965. He remained the head coach at Yale for 32 years, from 1965-1996 and posted a record of 179-119-5. He led the Bulldogs to 10 Ivy League titles and was the winningest coach in Ivy League history at the time of his retirement. After he retired, he became a special assistant to the Athletic Director at Yale as well as doing color commentary during Bulldog football game through 2016. Cozza was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002.