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Twelve British & Irish Lions captains were reunited in Dublin to launch the tourists Player Club.In a remarkable occasion, skippers of the famous side from 1959 to 2009 met to launch the new organisation which brings together players from different eras who have pulled on the iconic jersey.Sam Warburton could not attend due to Wales duties but Tom Grace, a 1974 Lion, was delighted with the turnout as the build up continues ahead of next summers tour of New Zealand.We have formed the Lions Players Club to recognise and celebrate the contributions and achievements that every Lion has made to this most loved touring team - a team that holds a special place in the hearts of players and fans alike, Lions chairman Grace said.The Players Club is the next stage of a formal recognition programme to honour all those who have pulled on a Lions jersey.We will unveil details of the programme in due course but it was important to get the surviving Tour captains together from the start as their input into the Players Club and connection with each other and the Lions through the years is hugely important.Jahlil Okafor Jersey . Ronaldo produced a spectacular individual performance on Tuesday, scoring all three goals and guiding Portugal into the next years World Cup in Brazil with a 3-2 victory in Sweden. The Real Madrid forward has scored 66 goals in 2013, but the last three may be the boost he needs to upstage Messi after FIFA unexpectedly extended the voting period for the Ballon dOr to Nov. New Orleans Pelicans Jerseys . The native of Mont-Tremblant, Que., captured a World Cup downhill event Saturday, his second this year and fifth career victory on the circuit. http://www.shoppelicansonline.com/Authentic-Anthony-Davis-Pelicans-Jersey/ . The Swede became the first golfer to win the PGA Tours FedEx Cup and European Tours Race to Dubai in the same season. "It is still taking a little time to sink in what Ive achieved this week as was the case when I won the FedEx Cup but then it just kept getting better and better as the days went on and I am sure this will be the same," he said. Jrue Holiday Pelicans Jersey . -- Arizona raced out to a big lead and did not back off, hitting the accelerator instead. ETwaun Moore Jersey . Aduriz headed home Markel Susaetas cross in the sixth minute to open the scoring at San Mames Stadium. He bettered that with a long-range blast that went in off the goal frame in the 18th, and converted a penalty in the 72nd after Diego Mainz was sent off for fouling Aduriz with only the goalkeeper to beat.The College Football Playoff selection committee will release its first official ranking of the season on Nov. 1. After Lloyd Carr stepped down for personal reasons, there are three new committee members: Jeff Bower, Herb Deromedi and Rob Mullens. They will replace Mike Tranghese, Mike Gould, Pat Haden and Tom Osborne, whose terms have expired.Theres already some familiarity within the group, as committee member Tyrone Willinghams first job was coaching the secondary for Deromedi at Central Michigan. Deromedi said Willingham was the first hire he made as head coach there.These guys are all good football people, committee member Barry Alvarez said. I think theyll come in prepared and theyll add a lot to the conversation. Its easier to get started with a new group when youre familiar with them.If youre not familiar with the selection committee, this will help:KIRBY HOCUTT Title: Texas Tech AD and new selection committee chair Alma mater: Kansas State; Oklahoma Age: 44 Conference connections: Big 12, ACC, MACBio Blast: Hocutt is in his second season on the committee, but this is his first year as the chair of group, taking over for Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long, who is still on the committee. As the chair, Hocutt is the public face and speaker for the group, which otherwise does not do interviews with the media. He was a four-year letterman as a linebacker at K-State and also chaired the NCAA Division I Football recruiting subcommittee; former AD at Ohio and Miami (Fla.)What theyre saying: He has shown me whats weighed in the decisions, what they take into play. We were talking just between us about expansion and the Big 12 and having a championship game and how much that 13th data point meant to that decision that first year. Its fascinating. He was watching 20 to 25 games a week I think he said, so he has a very good eye for football now. Hell have very football-specific questions for me after games, which is good. I like that hes very educated in it and its made him have a great understanding of what were dealing with. -- Texas Tech coach Kliff KingsburyBARRY ALVAREZ Title: Wisconsin athletic director Alma mater: Nebraska? Age: 69 Conference connection: Big TenBio blast: Head coach, Wisconsin (1990-2005; 2012); College Football Hall of Fame (2010); Rose Bowl Hall of Fame (2009); National Coach of the Year (1993, 1999); Big Ten Coach of the Year (1993, 1998); Assistant coach, Notre Dame (1987-1989); Assistant coach, Iowa (1979-1986); Linebacker at Nebraska (1966-1968).What theyre saying: Ive got one of our statisticians to help me. He works in our sports information office and hes a stat nut. We look at statistics, we watch film together, we sit down and he and I talk about the games and put our things together. -- AlvarezJEFF BOWER Title: Retired; former head coach, Southern Miss. Alma mater: Southern Miss Age: 63 Conference affiliations: C-USABio Blast: He led Southern Miss to 14 straight winning seasons and four league titles (1996, 1997, 1999 and 2003). He was named the leagues Coach of the Decade in 2004. His resume also includes offensive coordinator, Oklahoma State (1989); assistant coach, Wake Forest (1987); former quarterback, Southern Miss (1972-75).?What theyre saying: Coach Bower, Ive been blessed to be around a lot of great coaches in my journey. He is a coach that is the most organized coach and structured coach Ive ever been around. Hes a football guy from A to Z, very knowledgeable, very detailed. I dont think theres anybody that they could hire who would be more detailed and will turn over every stone and look at everything from A to Z like Coach Bower will. -- Southern Miss coach Jay HopsonHERB DEROMEDI Title: Retired; former head coach Central Michigan Alma mater: Michigan Age: 77 Conference connections: Big Ten, MACBio Blast: Member of the College Football Hall of Fame; spent a combined 38 years at CMU and retired as the winningest coach in Mid-American Conference history. Led the Chippewas to three league titles (1979, 1980 and 1990); Athletic director at CMU (1994-2006); Served as chair of the NCAA Football Rules Committee in 2003.What theyre saying: When youve been a part of college football as long as I have, you realize what it has meant to your life, what it has given me -- not only the opportunity to coach some great young men, but to meet the type of people and represent a game that is very important to me. This gives me an opportunity in some small way to be able to give back, to express my appreciation to those who have confidence in me being a part of the selection committee. You put all of those things together and it was a pretty easy, Yes, Ill be available. -- DeromediTOM JERNSTEDT Title: Senior counselor, The Jernstedt Company Alma mater: Oregon (1967, 1973) Age:?71 Conference connections: Mountain West, Big 12, Pac-12Bio blast: Consultant, MWC (2012-2013); Big 12 Conference (2010); Oversaw development of 88 Division I, II and III mens and womens NCAA championships; Directed all facets of NCAA basketball; Facilitated NCAA governance plan that incorporated womens championships into NCAA structure (late 1970′s); USA Basketball, Board of Directors (1976-2010), President (2000-2005); United States Olympic Committee, Board of Directors (1974-2002).What theyre saying: I dont think theres any need to make a judgment as to this conference is better than that conference. You sit there and evaluate this team versus that team. Our obligation is to select the four best teams. -- JernstedtBOBBY JOHNSON Title: Retired; former head coach at Vanderbilt Alma mater: Clemson (1973); Furman (1979). Age: 65 Conference connections: ACC, SECBio blast: Head coach, Vanderbilt (2002-2010); Head coach, Furman (1994-2001); Defensive coordinator, Clemson (1993); Defensive coordinator, Furman (1983-1992); 2008 SEC Coach of the Year; 2001 American Football Coaches Association National Coach of the Year; cornerback and wide receiver, Clemson (1969-1972).What theyre saying: I dont want to get too involved with statistics. I like to watch games and then Ill go back and look at statistics and see what may have been the big difference in that one team winning or losing. It always gets down to who can execute and who can get the job done when the pressures on. To me, thats the big thing. Thats looking at the coaching staff, thats looking at the players, the kickers, everything. Theres a lot of stuff to look at, but when it gets down to it, the old eye test is probably the most important. -- JohnsonJEFF LONG Title: Arkansas athletic director and vice chancellor Alma mater: Ohio Wesleyan, Miami (Ohio)? Age: 57 Conference connections: ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, SECBio blast: Former selection committee chair (2014, 2015); Athletic director, Pittsburgh (2003-2007); Senior associate athletic director, Oklahoma (2001-03); Athletic director, Eastern Kentucky (1998-01); Associate athletic director, Virginia Tech (1998); Associate athletic director, Michigan (1996-1998); Assistant athletic director, Michigan (1990-1996); Assistant to the AD and compliance coordinator, Michigan ((1988-1990); Graduate assistant football coach, Michigan (1987); Assistant football coach, Duke (1986); Administrative assistant for head football coach, North Carolina State (1983-1986); Graduate assistant football coach, Miami (Ohio) (1982); Football (quarterback and defensive back) and baseball varsity letterman at Ohio Wesleyan (1978-1981).ddddddddddddWhat theyre saying: The coaches copy [of game film] really does allow you to watch a lot of plays quickly to get a good feel. Thats much less-time consuming than watching television copy, even when youre fast-forwarding through commercials. The technology really is what gives us a chance to do a good job in seeing a large number of teams. Ive said this before, but theres no question that in the end, that more football will have been watched by this committee in evaluating teams than any ranking in the history of college football. People will ultimately disagree with our selections, but they cant argue with the amount of time or the amount of football weve watched to reach our conclusions. -- LongROB MULLENS Title: Oregon AD Alma mater: West Virginia Age: 47 Conference connections: Pac-12, SEC, ACCBio Blast: Deputy Director of Athletics, Kentucky (2006-2010); Executive Associate Director of Athletics, Kentucky (2002-2006); Assistant Director of Athletics for Business/Executive Senior Associate Director of Athletics & Chief of Staff, Maryland (1996-2002); Senior Athletics Business Manager, Miami (1994-1996).What theyre saying: Im extremely excited to join such a distinguished group to serve such an important role for our industry. College football is critical to the success of college athletics. ... Ive been giving it a lot of thought. Im still trying to learn from the current committee members and process all that. Pat [Haden] was telling me what he did in his process and the takeaway from Pat was how impressed he was with how much work everyone put in. He was just explaining to me the process for him -- not specifically in what he evaluated, but how he went about it. Im going to spend some time every week analyzing. Im going to start watching games immediately and start evaluating throughout the year to be prepared for that first meeting. -- MullensDAN RADAKOVICH Title: Clemson athletic director Alma mater: Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Miami Age: 58 Conference connections: ACC, SECBio blast: Georgia Tech athletic director (2006-2012); Senior associate athletics director, LSU (2001-2006); Athletics director, American University (2000-2001). Athletics chief financial officer, South Carolina (1994-2000); Senior associate athletics director, Long Beach State University (1989-1994); Athletics business manager, Miami (1983-1985); Tight end, punter and student coach, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1976-1980).What theyre saying: It shows that youre going out and trying to play at the highest level of FBS, which is the Power 5 group, Radakovich said of playing an aggressive schedule. I think its important. In any particular year, you have to be fortunate as your body of work is looked at. Were the teams you played really good?CONDOLEEZZA RICE Title: Professor of political economy in the Graduate School of Business and professor of political science, Stanford University (2009 to present); Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Founding partner, RiceHadleyGates, LLC. Alma mater: Denver; Masters degree in political science, Notre Dame; Doctorate in international studies, Denver Age: 61 Conference affiliation: Pac-12, Notre DameBio blast: U.S. National Security Advisor (2001-2005); U.S. Secretary of State (2005-2009); Provost of Stanford University (1993-1999); Board of Directors at the University of Notre Dame (1994-2000).What theyre saying: She has a very unique combination of someone with a lot of knowledge and expertise when it comes to football, but has obviously been through some very significant processes and under a lot of pressure and scrutiny that would make college football pale in comparison. Having a woman on the first-ever college football playoff selection committee I thought would make a very positive statement to the outside world that we truly are looking for the best thinkers, people with the highest integrity and credibility, regardless of gender or ethnicity. -- Pac-12 commissioner Larry ScottSTEVE WIEBERG Title: Writer/editor in the public affairs department of the Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library Alma mater: Missouri Age: 61 Conference connection: SECBio blast: Top college football writer for USA Today and a sportswriter for more than 30 years. A member of the USA TODAY startup staff in 1982. Concentrated on college football and basketball and NCAA issues until departure in 2012. Also covered eight Summer and Winter Olympics and three baseball World Series. Member of the United States Basketball Writers Association Hall of Fame (2008). One of the 10 Most Powerful People in College Sports as named by Chronicle of Higher Education (2007). As a writer, covered 18 college football championship games and every basketball Final Four from 1983 to 2012. One of the 50 Most Influential People in College Sports as selected by College Sports magazine (1995, 1996).What theyre saying: I still take a lot of satisfaction in how we met the challenge of a difficult call at the end of the 2014 season -- with essentially six teams to consider for the four playoff spots. The thought, analysis, re-thought and re-analysis that went into that decision was impressive. Everybody understood the stakes. Nobody came into the room with an agenda beyond getting it right. And we got it right. Its why you have a committee, to make those kinds of tough calls. -- WiebergTYRONE WILLINGHAM Title: Retired; former head coach at Stanford, Notre Dame and Washington Alma mater: Michigan State? Age: 62 Conference connections: Pac-12, Notre Dame, Big TenBio blast: Head coach, Washington (2005-2008); Head coach, Notre Dame (2002-2004); Head coach, Stanford University (1995-2001); Two bowl teams at Notre Dame (2002, 2004); Four bowl games at Stanford, including the Pac-10 Conference Championship (1995, 1996, 1999, 2001); Pac-10 Coach of the Year (1995, 1996); Assistant coach, Minnesota Vikings (1992-1994), Stanford (1989-1991), Rice (1986-1988), NC State (1983-1985), Michigan State (1980-1982), Central Michigan, (1978-1979); Quarterback and wide receiver for Michigan State (1972-1976).What theyre saying: I hear this wording out there about the most deserving. Well, in my world, the best team is usually the most deserving. And the most deserving has usually been the best team. So I think its an honor, individually, and its an honor collectively for all the players and coaches Ive been around, that I can do something for the game and put in place something that will be, in a sense, pure, and provide the competition that all athletes really enjoy. -- Willingham to Fox Sports in September 2014 ' ' '

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