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Uplifting Athletes Chapters cross the goal line for 2016 Touchdown Pledge Drive season with strong finish

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Uplifting Athletes Chapters cross the goal line for 2016 Touchdown Pledge Drive season with strong finish

At the peak of their football season, 11 members of the Uplifting Athletes Chapter network donated their time and hard work to run Touchdown Pledge Drives. In its third year of existence, Arizona, Cle…

Florida State RB Dalvin Cook sets school record for rushing yards with 228 yards and four touchdowns to earn Uplifting Athletes Player of the Week

Florida State University
Florida State RB Dalvin Cook sets school record for rushing yards with 228 yards and four touchdowns to earn Uplifting Athletes Player of the Week

Florida State continues to make itself more attractive as bowl game pick despite a three-loss season. Two of those three setbacks, Clemson and North Carolina, are by three or fewer points. Running bac…

Penn State Chapter Touchdown Pledge set for road game Saturday night at Rutgers

Penn State University
Penn State Chapter Touchdown Pledge set for road game Saturday night at Rutgers

The Penn State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes is holding its 2016 Touchdown Pledge Drive to support the rare disease community Saturday when the Nittany Lions hit the road to face Rutgers. Led by Garre…

Penn QB Alex Torgersen sets school record and leads late comeback to earn Uplifting Athletes Player of the Week

University of Pennsylvania
Penn QB Alex Torgersen sets school record and leads late comeback to earn Uplifting Athletes Player of the Week

Penn stayed in the hunt for a second consecutive season of earning at least a share of the Ivy League title with a huge home victory over Harvard. Quakers senior quarterback Alex Torgersen led his tea…

Arizona Chapter Touchdown Pledge Drive on Saturday against Pac-12 foe Colorado

University of Arizona
Arizona Chapter Touchdown Pledge Drive on Saturday against Pac-12 foe Colorado

The Arizona Chapter of Uplifting Athletes is counting on the offense to put a few touchdowns on the board Saturday for its 2016 Touchdown Pledge Drive to support the rare disease community when the W…

Florida State Chapter Touchdown Pledge Drive set for Friday night against ACC opponent Boston College

Florida State University
Florida State Chapter Touchdown Pledge Drive set for Friday night against ACC opponent Boston College

Florida State’s offense has been consistent all season, putting up an average of 35 points a game for the Seminoles this year. The Florida State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes, led by President and s…

Washington WR John Ross explodes for 208 yards and three scores for Huskies to earn Uplifting Athletes Player of the Week

University of Washington
Washington WR John Ross explodes for 208 yards and three scores for Huskies to earn Uplifting Athletes Player of the Week

Washington continued its march toward a spot in the College Football Playoff and stayed unbeaten with a dominating 66-27 victory at Cal. Wide receiver John Ross, one of the fastest players in the Pac-…

Clemson Chapter Touchdown Pledge Drive set for Saturday against ACC Atlantic Division foe Syracuse

Clemson University
Clemson Chapter Touchdown Pledge Drive set for Saturday against ACC Atlantic Division foe Syracuse

After a trip to the College Football Playoff National Championship game a year ago, the defending ACC champion Clemson Tigers are in position for another big season in the spotlight with an 8-0 record…

Georgia Tech QB Justin Thomas explodes for 459 total yards against Duke to earn Uplifting Athletes Player of the Week

Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech QB Justin Thomas explodes for 459 total yards against Duke to earn Uplifting Athletes Player of the Week

Georgia Tech needs one more victory to become bowl eligible after missing the postseason a year ago. The Yellow Jackets secured a huge victory this past Saturday for their fifth win of the season. And…

Northwestern QB Clayton Thorson puts up 285 yards and a trio of touchdowns to snare Uplifting Athletes Player of the Week

Northwestern University
Northwestern QB Clayton Thorson puts up 285 yards and a trio of touchdowns to snare Uplifting Athletes Player of the Week

Northwestern rightly had high expectations before this season kicked off. Then came that shocking 1-3 start. The Wildcats offense was full of talented puzzle pieces that struggled mightily to get on t…