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  1. New playoff system will not change nation's love for college foot...

    Rick Bragg

    In ESPN The Magazine, Rick Bragg writes that however you spin the playoff -- as a much-needed overhaul of a flawed system or as a plot to end Southern dominance -- rest assured the nation's love for college football will never falter.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2014
  2. Bernard Lagat wins 3,000 at U.S. Indoor Championships

    For a moment Saturday, Bernard Lagat looked more like a halfback cutting through the open field than a middle-distance runner sprinting to the finish.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2014
  3. Packers sign running back Kahlil Bell

    Rob Demovsky

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers signed veteran running back Kahlil Bell on Monday, according to an NFL source. The Packers were down to just two halfbacks -- Eddie Lacy and James Starks -- after they placed rookie Johnathan Franklin on in...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  4. Maryland to honor former Syracuse star

    Andrea Adelson

    Bravo, Maryland, for making the wise decision to try to make up for a mistake made 76 years ago. The university will pay tribute to former Syracuse halfback Wilmeth Sidat-Singh when the teams play on Saturday, honoring a player barred from partici...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  5. Maryland Terrapins to honor 1937 Syracuse halfback Wilmeth Sidat-...

    Andrea Adelson

    Maryland will pay tribute to former Syracuse halfback Wilmeth Sidat-Singh when the teams play Saturday, honoring a player barred from participating in their 1937 matchup because he was black.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2013
  6. What to watch in the Big 12: Week 10

    Brandon Chatmon

    Here's what to watch in the Big 12 for Week 10. Will Texas Tech rebound after losing to the Sooners? Kliff Kingsbury's squad pulled out all the stops in their 38-30 setback in Norman. Fake punt returns, halfback passes, onside kicks, nothing was l...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  7. How much work is too much for Charles?

    Adam Teicher

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jamaal Charles is not the NFL's biggest running back. Far from it, in fact. At 200 pounds, Charles is the smallest of the three halfbacks on his own team, the Kansas City Chiefs. Charles does not look like a back built to take ...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  8. Talking Rams: Life after Steven Jackson

    Mike Sando

    St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher recently affirmed Daryl Richardson's status as the team's starting halfback. Isaiah Pead, Zac Stacy and undrafted rookie Bennie Cunningham are among those competing for the backup job. Steven Jackson is long gone afte...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  9. Eight in the Box: NFC West camp battles

    Mike Sando

    One key positional battle for each NFC West team as training camps get underway. Arizona Cardinals: Rashard Mendenhall and Ryan Williams are fighting for the starting job at halfback. Both have had injury problems recently. Mendenhall is the more ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  10. 'A thousand years ahead of where we were'

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams put two halfbacks on the field for a third-and-5 play at Seattle last season, an unusual personnel grouping. The Seahawks called timeout. The Rams came back with something more straightforward -- a basic play offensive coordinator ...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  11. Implications after West loaded up on RBs

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams loaded up on halfbacks (as opposed to pure fullbacks) during the recently completed 2013 NFL draft. The division selected six of them, two more than any other division selected. 2013 NFL Draft: Halfbacks by Round Range ...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  12. What happened to the 'Immaculate' ball?

    Jamison Hensley

    The debate over the Immaculate Reception is over who touched the ball first: Steelers halfback Frenchy Fuqua or Raiders safety Jack Tatum? But, as the Steelers plan to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the historic play on Sunday, do you know where t...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  13. Tuskegee 27, Alabama St. 25

    Tuskegee 27, Alabama St. 25

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | November 22, 2012
  14. Houston Texans RB Arian Foster, LB Brooks Reed hurt, miss practic...

    John Clayton

    Texans halfback Arian Foster (knee) and linebacker Brooks Reed (hip) didn't practice Friday and are questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2012
  15. Some long teeth in NFC West backfields

    Mike Sando

    Roughly 90 percent of currently signed NFL halfbacks are not yet 28 years old. I'm counting one, Fred Jackson, older than 30. (He is 31.) Willis McGahee and Michael Turner are 30. The rest are younger. Teams will add a few older backs as the d...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  16. Jacobs makes 49ers bigger, older at RB

    Mike Sando

    Frank Gore, 28, is no longer the oldest halfback on the San Francisco 49ers. That distinction belongs to Brandon Jacobs, whose contract agreement with San Francisco gives the 49ers veteran insurance at a key position. Jacobs, 29, averaged only ...

    Blog | March 28, 2012