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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.
By United Press International
Grambling fires football Coach Doug Williams

Grambling fires football Coach Doug Williams

GRAMBLING, La., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Doug Williams was fired Wednesday as the Grambling State football coach, ending his second tenure in the position.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.
By United Press International
Notre Dame's plays way into BCS title game against Alabama

Notre Dame's plays way into BCS title game against Alabama

That Alabama reached the BCS title game isn't a surprise, although the path taken was, but that the Crimson Tide's opponent is Notre Dame, that wasn't expected.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International
Roster of notable sports deaths

Roster of notable sports deaths

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The roster of 2012 deaths among sports figures included iconic coaches, Hall of Fame players, troubled stars and pioneers who broke ground in labor relations and auto racing safety.
PAT NASON, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.
By United Press International
Paterno was literally one for the ages

Paterno was literally one for the ages

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Joe Paterno's 45 seasons as head football coach at Penn State was the equivalent of a geological epoch in a field where longevity can be a scarce commodity.

Robinson ends 11-year MLS career

HOUSTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Major League Soccer veteran Eddie Robinson said Wednesday he's retiring as a player and moving into the Houston Dynamo's front office.

Mike Gundy named coach of the year

STILLWATER, Okla., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Oklahoma State head football Coach Mike Gundy was honored Thursday with the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award.

COL FB: Penn State 10, Illinois 7

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Silas Redd's 3-yard touchdown run with 1:08 remaining Saturday boosted No. 19 Penn State to a 10-7 decision over Illinois in a historic game for Joe Paterno.

COL FB: Penn State 34, Northwestern 24

EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Matthew McGloin threw two touchdown passes Saturday and Coach Joe Paterno tied an NCAA record in No. 22 Penn State's 34-24 win over Northwestern.

MLS: Seattle 2, Houston 0

SEATTLE, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Freddie Montero scored one goal and set up another Sunday, leading the Seattle Sounders FC to a 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo.

Eddie Robinson mourned

GRAMBLING, La., April 11 (UPI) -- Former Grambling State head coach Eddie Robinson Wednesday was laid to rest at a funeral procession in Grambling, La.

Coaching legend Eddie Robinson dies at 88

GRAMBLING, La., April 4 (UPI) -- Football coaching legend Eddie Robinson, who had 408 victories in a 56-year career at Louisiana's Grambling State University, has died at the age of 88.

Jerry Kill named top I-AA coach

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Southern Illinois University's Jerry Kill Thursday was named Division I-AA Coach of the Year.
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Eddie Robinson

Edward Gay Robinson (February 13, 1919–April 3, 2007) was an American college football coach at Grambling State University.

Robinson was born in Jackson in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, to the son of a sharecropper and a domestic worker. He went on to graduate from McKinley Senior High School in Baton Rouge in 1937. He went on to earn his bachelor's degree from Leland College in Baker in East Baton Rouge Parish, then went on to obtain his Master's degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City in 1954. Robinson was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African Americans.

Robinson spent fifty-six years as the head coach at historically black Grambling State University in Grambling in Lincoln Parish in northern Louisiana, from 1941 through 1997.

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