college football http://wamc.org en Keith Strudler: Charlie Strong http://wamc.org/post/keith-strudler-charlie-strong <p>Charlie Strong may have had the shortest honeymoon in the history of modern relationships. On Monday, Strong was announced as the new head football coach at the University of Texas, a job that’s been portrayed as ever so slightly more important and prestigious than that of the Pope. By all accounts, it is the premier college football coaching post in the country, although several top candidates from other schools, including Alabama’s Nick Saban and Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher, politely declined an interview. But Strong, straight off a successful run at the helm at Louisville, took the job and its $5 million annual salary. With that, he also gets the potential headache of managing the university’s own sports network and an alumni base as rich as it is powerful. It’s by no means a cakewalk, which is why, as they say, he’ll get paid the big bucks.</p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 20:50:00 +0000 Keith Strudler 81457 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Winter Sports : 1/2/14 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-winter-sports-1214 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Year—in addition to a monster snow storm—is bringing with it some exciting sports news. Notably, the </span>BCS<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> championship between Auburn and Florida State kicking off Monday night, and the rapid approach of the Winter Olympics in </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. We’re talking sports today with our </span>WAMC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sports Commentator Keith </span>Strudler<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 81067 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Winter Sports : 1/2/14 Heisman's legacy explored on eve of ceremony http://wamc.org/post/heismans-legacy-explored-eve-ceremony <p>WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with legendary football coach John Heisman’s grand nephew, John M. Heisman, the keeper of the family’s flame and the author of a new biography called <em>Heisman: The Man Behind the Trophy</em>, which is published by Simon and Schuster.</p><p>When the Heisman Trophy is awarded December 8 to the nation’s best college football player, the sports world will look back fondly on the past recipients and their stellar careers, and then begin looking forward to the bowl season with anticipation.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:35:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 53251 at http://wamc.org Heisman's legacy explored on eve of ceremony