At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

At year's end: Marathon bombing, baseball suspensions top news

Suspensions for alleged banned substance use, a bombing at the end of the one of the most prestigious marathons and long-term issues from sports injuries top the year in sports.
JOHN HENDEL, UPI Executive Editor at Large
College football playoff committee announced

College football playoff committee announced

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was selected to be on the 13-member panel to select the teams for next year's first College Football Playoff.

Condoleezza Rice reportedly picked for college football playoff panel

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be on the 2014 panel selecting college football playoff teams, insiders say.

Arkansas hires Bielema away from Wisconsin

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- University of Wisconsin head football Coach Bret Bielema has been hired to lead Arkansas in the same capacity, school officials said Tuesday.

Bobby Petrino's ex-girlfriend quits Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., April 18 (UPI) -- A woman who was hired by the University of Arkansas football program while she was having an affair with Coach Bobby Petrino has agreed to resign.

Arkansas fires football coach Petrino

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., April 10 (UPI) -- The University of Arkansas Tuesday fired football Coach Bobby Petrino, who was caught up in a scandal involving a young female employee.

Arkansas football coach injured in crash

CROSSES, Ark., April 2 (UPI) -- University of Arkansas football Coach Bobby Petrino was injured in a motorcycle crash, police said.

Arkansas tight end Uekman dies at 19

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Arkansas tight end Garrett Uekman, a 19-year-old redshirt freshman, died Sunday after he was discovered unconscious, school officials said.

Eight Minnesota post offices threatened

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Eight U.S. post offices in southern Minnesota remain on alert after receiving letters the buildings would be bombed, authorities say.

Arkansas-Texas football game postponed

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Saturday's college football showdown between Arkansas and ninth-ranked Texas has been postponed until Sept. 27 because of the threat of Hurricane Ike.

Witherspoon seeks director for 'Reckoning'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon is developing a thriller, "The Reckoning," through her Type A Films, it was reported Wednesday.

Dave Wannstedt hired to coach Pitt

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Ex-Miami Dolphins Coach Dave Wannstedt was hired Thursday as football coach at the University of Pittsburgh, a job he had earlier rejected.

Pittsburg's Harris to coach Stanford

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh's Walt Harris was named Monday aa the new head footbll coach at Stanford University.

Jeff Long is the current athletic director at the University of Arkansas. He replaced Frank Broyles who retired at Arkansas at the beginning of 2008.

Prior to his term at Arkansas, Long was hired as Pittsburgh's AD after Steve Pederson left the University of Pittsburgh to take the same position at the University of Nebraska.

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