Carrol H. Cook (Beano) was presented the FWAA's Bert McGrane Award for his significant contributions to the coverage of college football. He was honored jointly by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame and the Football Writers Association of America during the Annual Enshrinement Festival.
He e began by serving as Pitt's sports information director for ten years — then went on to ABC Sport as NCAA press director, to the St. Petersburg Times as a sports writer, to the Miami Dolphins as a public relations director, and back to ABC Sports as a telecaster for another four years.
Finally, in 1986, he signed on with ESPN, serving there as a radio and television commentator.
Although Beano became widely-respected as a college football anaylyst, he is best known for his quick wit and razor-sharp quips.
Perhaps the most famous of these occurred when Major League Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn offered lifetime passes to the American hostages who had just been released by Iran, and Beano, a radid football addict, snapped, "Haven't they suffered enough?"
Beano lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.