Marathon Oil Corp., the U.S. oil producer that has been expanding exploration from Ethiopia to Texas, picked as its next chief executive officer the Exxon Mobil Corp. engineer who helped oversee the global portfolio of the world’s largest energy company.
The New York Yankees, using the 103rd overall pick, drafted University of Michigan outfielder Michael O’Neill, the nephew of former Major League Baseball player Paul O’Neill, who is now a YES television broadcaster for the team.
Auburn University quarterback Cam Newton passed for a career-high 335 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Tigers past the University of South Carolina 56-17 in the Southeastern Conference championship.
Auburn University quarterback Cam Newton was declared eligible to play by the National Collegiate Athletic Association after it investigated his recruiting. The school said a violation occurred and declared him ineligible two days ago.
Theodore L. Jones has held season tickets on the 43-yard line at Tiger Stadium, home of the perennial football powerhouse Louisiana State University, for almost 20 years. Because of the Baton Rouge lawyer’s lobbying in Congress in 1986, he and thousands of other fans get a tax break on donations they make as a condition for buying seats.
Gus Malzahn is returning to Auburn University as head football coach, a season after leaving for Arkansas State, and Bret Bielema is moving from the University of Wisconsin to the University of Arkansas as head coach.