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2010-11-22 12:06:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The finalists for the Football Championship Subdivision's top player honors were announced Monday and ballots were sent to the voters of the Walter Payton and Buck Buchanan awards, sponsored by Fathead.com. Each award has 20 finalists. The Payton Award is bestowed on the outstanding player in the FCS and the Buchanan Award is given to the outstanding defensive player in the FCS. Ballots for the Payton and Buchanan awards were sent to a panel of...

2010-11-22 07:30:00

CLEVELAND, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A chance meeting with actor Paul Newman at a remote racetrack in West Virginia marked the beginning of a relationship with author A. J. Graziano that lasted twelve years. In his riveting new memoir Racing with the Stars (Decent Hill), Graziano reveals how Paul Newman became lead driver for the Bob Sharp Racing Team. The gradual progression of Newman's skills as a driver reached a high point for the racing team with the addition of actor Tom Cruise...

2010-11-12 11:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The season-long excellence of quarterbacks Matt Barr of Western Illinois and Denarius McGhee of Montana State, and running back Henry Harris of Southeast Missouri State has led to their inclusion in the race for the 2010 Walter Payton Award, sponsored by Fathead.com. A stellar 20-player Watch List will be pared to the Football Championship Subdivision's top individual honor. The Payton Award, in its 24th season, will be presented to the FCS'...

2010-10-25 10:34:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- (Sports Network) -- The dominance of Grambling State senior running back Frank Warren has earned him a spot on the Walter Payton Award Watch List, while Georgia Southern sophomore Brent Russell's disruptive play as a nose tackle has moved him onto the Buck Buchanan Award Watch List. Each award, presented by The Sports Network and sponsored by Fathead.com, features a stellar 20-player Watch List that will be pared to winners of the Football Championship...

2010-10-04 11:38:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- (Sports Network) - The early season play of junior quarterbacks Mike Brown of Liberty, DeAndre Presley of Appalachian State and Casey Therriault of Jackson State, and junior running back Nate Eachus of Colgate has led to their joining the race for the 2010 Walter Payton Award, sponsored by Fathead.com. A 20-player Watch List will be pared to the winner of the Football Championship Subdivision's top individual honor. The Payton Award is in its 24th...

2010-07-12 11:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The race for the 2010 Walter Payton Award, sponsored by Fathead.com, kicked off Monday with The Sports Network's announcement that seven finalists from last season are part of a stellar 20-player Watch List for the Football Championship Subdivision's top individual honor. The Payton Award is in its 24th season and will be presented to the FCS national player of the year on Thursday, Jan. 6 in Frisco, Texas - the night before the national championship...

2010-05-03 08:00:00

HATBORO, Pa., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sports Network (TSN), the nation's foremost real-time sports wire service, has announced the appointment of Craig Haley as FCS Executive Director. "After a near exhaustive search to find the best talent for this position," stated Phil Sokol, Director of Operations for TSN, "with close to 150 capable and competent applicants responding, and some rather intense interviews, our search and investigative committee determined that Craig was the obvious...

2009-12-18 08:00:00

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards was named the 23rd winner of the Walter Payton Award Thursday night at The Sports Network's Football Championship Subdivision Awards Banquet, held at the Chattanooga Convention Center on the eve of the NCAA Division I Football Championship title game. Edwards became the first player to capture the award in back-to-back seasons and the first two-time winner of the Payton Award. Appalachian State...

2009-12-14 11:32:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards, Elon wide receiver Terrrell Hudgins and Southern Illinois running back Deji Karim were announced last week as the three finalists for the 23rd annual Walter Payton Award. The Payton Award, which is voted on by an elite panel of sports information directors, writers and broadcasters covering FCS football, goes to the top player in the sub-classification. The winner will be named on Dec. 17 in...

2009-11-24 17:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards, the defending Payton Award winner, was among the 20 candidates named to the 2009 Walter Payton Award ballot on Monday. Edwards is trying to become the first two-time winner of the Payton Award. That listing, along with ballots for the Eddie Robinson and Buck Buchanan awards, were released and distributed to voters on Monday. Voting will be conducted this week and winners will be announced on Thursday,...


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