College football notebook: Harbaugh inducted to Miami (Ohio) ‘Cradle of Coaches’
Ravens coach John Harbaugh will be inducted into the “Cradle of Coaches” association at his alma mater Miami (Ohio) next year.
Harbaugh’s team won the Super Bowl, beating his brother Jim’s San Francisco 49ers, 34-31, for the Ravens’ second NFL title. He graduated from the southwest Ohio school in 1984.
A bronze, life-size statue of Harbaugh will be added to the Cradle of Coaches display on a plaza outside Yager Stadium early next year, joining statues that include Paul Brown, Bo Schembechler, Weeb Ewbank and Ara Parseghian.
The statues honor Miami graduates who have been named a coach of the year at the college or professional level, won a national college or NFL title, or been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame or the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“To me, there is no greater recognition in coaching,” Harbaugh said in a statement. “To be included with these great men is something only dreamed about.”
• The Big Ten has approved the request from Nebraska and Iowa to move their 2013 football game to the day after Thanksgiving in Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska and Iowa met on the day after Thanksgiving in both 2011 and ’12, Nebraska’s first two years in the Big Ten. The 2013 game will mark the 24th straight season Nebraska has played on the day after Thanksgiving. The original Big Ten schedule had the teams playing the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
• Connecticut senior running back Martin Hyppolite, injured in a that the death of a New Hampshire judge on Saturday, was released from Portsmouth (N.H.) Regional Hospital, according to a New Haven Register report. Hyppolite was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Ryan Merchant, 22, which collided with a Buick driven by Bruce Larson outside of Durham, N.H. Larson, 74, was pronounced dead at the scene. Merchant was in critical condition. Hyppolite appeared in all 12 Huskies games last season and scored one touchdown. Police are investigating the crash.
• Two-time defending national champion Alabama offered a football scholarship to an eighth-grader from Baton Rouge (La.), according to a AL.com report. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban extended the offer to Dylan Moses, who attended Alabama’s junior day Saturday. Moses, a 6-foot-1, 215-pound athlete, also has an offer from LSU.
— Wire reports