As associate executive director for ESPN Events, Melissa Meacham-Grossman oversees operations, logistics and execution of the bowl game.
Seven-year-old Thaddeus Thatcher, who has been diagnosed with leukemia, became an honorary Gael with the Bishop Gorman High School football team and learned about another surprise, courtesy of Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada.
Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still received good news on Wednesday. His 4-year-old daughter Leah’s cancer is in remission, he said in a post on Instragram.
Defensive tackle Devon Still and 4-year-old daughter Leah, who has been battling Stage 4 pediatric cancer, received some great news. Still, a free agent who hopes to re-sign with the Cincinnati Bengals, said after nine months of treatment, his daughter may be free of cancer.
Virginia placekicker Ian Frye completed a 46-yard field goal after hearing his father was suffering a heart attack during last Saturday’s game at Brigham Young University.
Off the field, brothers Ma’ake Kemoeatu, an ex-Baltimore Raven, and Chris Kemoeatu, an ex-Pittsburgh Steeler, are closer than close. When Chris needed a kidney transplant, his older brother stepped in.
Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says the school is investigating defensive back Josh Shaw’s story that he injured both of his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew from drowning.