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  1. Entering the Hall: Gabe Rivera

    David Ubben

    Texas Tech legend Gabe Rivera earned the nickname "Senor Sack" throughout his four-year career in Lubbock from 1979-82. Now, he can add "College Football Hall of Famer" to his resume. Rivera was one of 14 players and three coaches to be inducted i...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  2. LSU runs all over A&M Wrecking Crew

    David Ubben

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- LSU knew what it wanted to do, or needed to do, rather. Texas A&M finished its season as the Big 12's best rush defense, reclaiming the "Wrecking Crew" nickname in the process. "We had to mix it up," said Tigers offensiv...

    Blog | January 08, 2011
  3. LSU runs all over A&M Wrecking Crew

    David Ubben

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- LSU knew what it wanted to do, or needed to do, rather. Texas A&M finished its season as the Big 12's best rush defense, reclaiming the "Wrecking Crew" nickname in the process. "We had to mix it up," said Tigers offensiv...

    Blog | January 08, 2011
  4. LSU runs all over A&M Wrecking Crew

    David Ubben

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- LSU knew what it wanted to do, or needed to do, rather. Texas A&M finished its season as the Big 12's best rush defense, reclaiming the "Wrecking Crew" nickname in the process. "We had to mix it up," said Tigers offensiv...

    Blog | January 08, 2011
  5. Video: Baylor LB Antonio Johnson

    David Ubben

    Baylor linebacker Antonio Johnson talks about his nickname of "Cuddy" and what it's like to defend Robert Griffin....

    Blog | August 27, 2010
  6. And the winner is ...

    David Ubben

    We trotted out five nickname candidates for a vote from a long list for this year's Nebraska-Texas game earlier Wednesday. After a day of voting, the results are in: 1. The Big Beef -- 27 percent This was my vote, but it edged out a really nar...

    Blog | July 14, 2010
  7. 'Superman' returns to Nebraska backfield

    David Ubben

    Nebraska freshman running back Rex Burkhead is a little sheepish when he talks about some of his success while playing last season at Plano High School in the suburbs of Dallas. Burkhead earned the nickname of "Superman" from the local press becau...

    Blog | November 30, 2009
  8. Landry Jones' mustache gaining new supporters

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin Landry Jones' mustache seems to have taken on a life of its own among Oklahoma fans. The redshirt freshman quarterback has earned the nickname of "Doc Holliday" from Oklahoma tight end Brody Eldridge because of ...

    Blog | September 16, 2009
  9. How powerful are Stoops and Brown among the coaches?

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin We all know that Bob Stoops' nickname is "Big Game Bob." But the question is, how big do sports fans really feel Stoops is? SportsNation is ranking 20 coaches in terms of their power at this li...

    Blog | August 05, 2009
  10. It's just 'Ducky' for Suh from his teammates

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin IRVING, Texas -- Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh might be one of the biggest and strongest players on the Cornhuskers' roster. But it still hasn't kept him from earning a nickname from his teammate...

    Blog | July 27, 2009
  11. Texas dominates Big 12 recruiting -- again

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin Back in the day, Mack Brown used to be called "Mr. February." That nickname has fallen in public favor in recent years as the Longhorns have claimed five straight bowl victories and eight straight 10-win...

    Blog | February 04, 2009
  12. Lunchtime links: 'Sparky,' 'Old Faithful' lead Kansas

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin I love nicknames and always have. I think it started when I was a kid playing APBA baseball and football and found the occasional nickname found on a player card. It always seemed to give a player a little more c...

    Blog | October 02, 2008
  13. Like 'Mr. Cub' says -- let's play two

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin WACO, Texas -- Former Chicago Cub great Ernie Banks always got me with his unbridled passion for the game of baseball. It's why he earned the nickname of "Mr. Cub" during his Hall of Fame career. Banks was famous for...

    Blog | August 20, 2008
  14. Big 12 links: Whatever happened to nicknames?

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin Nicknames used to dot the college football landscape, giving a splash of additional color to an already colorful game. There was "The Galloping Ghost," "The Kansas Comet," "Earthquake," "The Mad Stork" and "The Italia...

    Blog | August 15, 2008
  15. Revisiting the 'Wrecking Crew' and 'Blackshirts'

    David Ubben

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin The guys at Bleacher Report have gone into the way-back machine to highlight two great nicknames from Big 12 schools. Texas A&M's "Wrecking Crew" and Nebraska's "Blackshirts" both were included in a list...

    Blog | July 28, 2008