Bill Mallory, who led Colorado to the Orange Bowl and became the winningest football coach in Indiana history, died from a brain injury suffered in a recent fall. He was 82.
Indiana announced Mallory's death Friday, a day after his son, Indiana State coach Curt Mallory, posted on Twitter his father was in hospice care following emergency brain surgery this week. Curt Mallory said his father was injured in a fall Tuesday.
Bill Mallory went 69-77-3 and took Indiana to six bowls from 1984 to '96. The Hoosiers have played in only 11 bowl games in their history.
In 1987, Mallory became the first to win the Big Ten's Coach of the Year award in consecutive years. He was 168-129-4 overall as a head coach with stops at alma mater Miami (Ohio), Colorado and Northern Illinois.
• Ohio coach Frank Solich, whose firing at Nebraska is still debated among Cornhuskers fans 15 years later, will return to the state this winter to receive a service award from the Football Writers Association of America. The organization said Solich would be presented the Tom Osborne Legacy Award on Jan. 9 in Omaha.
Protesters gather at NFL headquarters
Civil rights activists protested outside NFL headquarters in New York, calling on team owners to overturn their new national anthem policy and urging a boycott of the league and its sponsors.
About 50 people gathered for a rally organized by National Action Network, a civil rights nonprofit.
Kirsten John Foy, the group's northeast regional director, was the first of 10 speakers who took turns during the 40-minute demonstration to criticize NFL team owners and President Donald Trump. "Our demand is that the NFL reverse that immoral and unconstitutional decision," Foy said.
NFL owners voted Wednesday to require players to stand for the national anthem or stay in the locker room. Teams will be fined if players don't stand. Some players have been kneeling to protest police brutality and racial inequality.
• The Green Bay Packers signed tight end Marcedes Lewis, adding another veteran to back up Jimmy Graham. Lewis, 34, played 12 seasons in Jacksonville, ranking third in Jaguars history with 375 catches and second with 33 touchdown receptions.
AROUND THE HORN
College basketball: Louisville women's coach Jeff Walz received a one-game NCAA tournament suspension for comments he made toward NCAA committee members and staff at the scorer's table during the Final Four. NCAA officials said Walz "directed inappropriate comments and profane language" during the Cardinals' overtime loss to Mississippi State. … New High Point men's coach Tubby Smith has hired his son G.G. as his associate head coach. … Kansas State signed coach Bruce Weber to a two-year contract extension. … Florida State 6-8 senior forward Phil Cofer was granted another year of eligibility by the NCAA.
College hockey: Denver promoted David Carle to take over as coach following the departure of Jim Montgomery to the Dallas Stars. Carle, 28, spent the past 4½ seasons as a Pioneers assistant.
WNBA: Jewell Loyd scored 29 points, Breanna Stewart added 28 and host Seattle overcame a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Chicago 95-91 in overtime.
MLS: Maxi Urruti scored early on and Jesse Gonzalez made a series of big saves in FC Dallas' 1-0 victory at Toronto.