first_imgA closeup of a football with the Utah Utes logo on it.SALT LAKE CITY, UT – SEPTEMBER 10: A ball boy holds up a football during warm-ups before the Utah Utes and Brigham Young Cougars college football game at Rice Eccles Stadium on September 10, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)The college football season is almost over, but the final weeks of the year will certainly be fun to watch. While there aren’t any games on the schedule over the next two days, the Boise State Broncos will face the Boston College Eagles on Wednesday in the First Responder Bowl.Although the winner of this bowl game won’t earn the chance to keep its season alive, it will result in receiving arguably the best trophy ever.The First Responder Bowl trophy has a light on the top, which can be turned on with just the push of a button. It’ll be hard to find another bowl game award topping this design.Here is a photo of the trophy:The First Responder Bowl trophy has a light on top and a button in the back to turn it on. pic.twitter.com/Yf2hp27VjQ— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) December 24, 2018Boise State will look to erase the bitter moment of losing to Fresno State in their conference championship.If the Eagles are going to pull off the minor upset, then AJ Dillon will have to perform well in this game. The dynamic tailback was outstanding throughout the year for Boston College, proving to be the heart and soul of the offense.Kickoff for this matchup is set for 1:30 p.m. ET from Cotton Bowl Stadium.The game will be on ESPN.last_img read more


Pro soccer TV analyst pleads guilty to drug kickback scheme by The Associated Press Posted Jul 19, 2016 1:37 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 2:26 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEWARK, N.J. – A TV analyst for Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union pleaded guilty Tuesday to receiving nearly $500,000 in kickbacks for filling unneeded prescriptions for himself and recruiting others to the scheme.Peter Pappas, of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health fraud in federal court in Newark. The pharmaceutical salesman admitted he was recruited by a marketing company that was paid by pharmacies to refer people whose insurance paid for compounded medication including pain creams, scar creams and vitamins.Pappas admitted that he recruited others to join the scheme, including people using a health benefit program for service members and their families managed by the U.S. Department of Defence. He admitted that he attempted to recruit beneficiaries from TRICARE because they gave high reimbursements for compounded medication and cream, federal prosecutors said.Prosecutors said that while he received $481,773 from the marketing company, his employer, TRICARE and other insurance companies lost at least $3.69 million. Pappas faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced on Oct. 25.The former goalkeeper on the defunct Philadelphia Kixx indoor soccer team has been the Union’s TV analyst since 2013. He is a district sales manager for New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company Celgene, according to his LinkedIn page.On Twitter, he described himself as a “Canadian former soccer pro turned Rx slinger.”Pappas’ LinkedIn and Twitter pages were no longer available online late Tuesday afternoon.Neither the Union, Celgene nor Pappas’ attorneys were immediately available for comment. read more