Supporters of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno have launched a campaign to reclaim his legacy, including an initiative to have his statute returned to the university grounds. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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The Yale football team in an undated photo. Commentator Frank Deford finds it curious that a sport as brutal as football became popular among the academic elite. AP hide caption

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Brandon Wells of the Mississippi State Bulldogs takes the field before a game against the Ole Miss Rebels last year. Stacy Revere/Getty Images hide caption

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Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter, who finished his college career last season, is the spokesman for the players' effort to unionize. John Mersits /CSM/Landov hide caption

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The winning catch: Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin of the Florida State Seminoles catches the 2-yard pass for a touchdown that put his team ahead for good with just 13 seconds left in the game. Harry How/Getty Images hide caption

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Incoming Texas Longhorns football coach Charlie Strong is embraced by Edith Royal, widow of famed Texas coach Darrell Royal, Monday. University of Texas hide caption

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Look, But Don't Touch, Part I: Some players are superstitious and don't want to touch a trophy until they win it. Florida State defensive back Jonathan Akanbi poses with the NCAA's Coaches' Trophy, which goes to the winner of Monday night's game. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck dives over the goal line in the fourth quarter of his team's 45-44 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. David Eulitt /MCT/Landov hide caption

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Dartmouth defenders sandwich a New Hampshire wide receiver during a game in Durham, N.H., in 2009. Josh Gibney/AP hide caption

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Oklahoma State players celebrate after a score during an Aug. 31 game against Mississippi State. Bob Levey/Getty Images hide caption

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