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         Allstate Partners with the American Football Coaches
         Association to Honor College Football Players' Achievements Off                                                           ALL          45.72    -0.94   News
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         Allstate Announced as Title Sponsor of the 2008 Good Works Team(R)
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         NORTHBROOK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The kickoff of the 2008 college football season is still a few weeks away              ·   Where Is the Growth in Vehicle
         but a group of committed and hard-working players has already been honored for their off-the-field achievements.              Insurance? - at Seeking Alpha
         Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) have announced the list of                    (3:07 pm)
         71 student-athlete nominees for the 17th annual Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®.                                           ·   Sector Snap: Insurance stocks
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                                                                   Through a partnership announced this week, Allstate has
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                                                                   teamed with the AFCA to honor the college football              ·   Minnesota's Environment is in
                                                                   players whose involvement with charitable organizations             Good Hands - Allstate Green is
                                                                   and community service contributions stand out among the             on the way! - Business Wire
                                                                   more than 50,000 student-athletes participating in the              (Wed Aug 6)
                                                                   sport at all four-year collegiate institutions. From among      ·   Sector Wrap: Insurance
                                                                   the 71 nominations submitted by sports information                  companies mixed - AP (Wed Aug 6)
                                                                   directors on behalf of their team, a special selection
                                                                   committee assembled by the AFCA and Allstate will select                                             More...
                                                                   two 11-player Good Works Teams® - one composed of
                                                                   players competing in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision
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                                                                   (I-A) and a combined team representing players
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                                                                   competing in the NCAA Football Championship
                                                                   Subdivision (I-AA), Divisions II, III, and the NAIA.
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                                                              “Allstate is proud to partner with the AFCA and
                                                              acknowledge the outstanding commitment to community
                                                              so many student-athletes are demonstrating off the
                                                              football field,” said Lisa Cochrane, vice president of
                                                              marketing for Allstate. “As a first-year sponsor of the
         Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, Allstate continues its commitment to college football by honoring the volunteer
         efforts of college football players at all levels.”

         This season, Allstate is working with the AFCA to reinforce the heritage and tradition of the award. For the first time
         in the 16-year history of the program, the selection committee includes five former members of the Allstate AFCA
         Good Works Teams®. Other 2008 selection committee members include two coaches representing the AFCA, five
         representatives of the college football media, and one Allstate representative.
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         ”We are excited about Allstate’s role with the AFCA and welcome them as one of our official corporate partners,”
         said Grant Teaff, AFCA executive director. “Allstate is a first-class company that supports collegiate athletics –
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         football in particular – in a variety of ways. Their support of our Good Works Teams as title sponsor ensures that
         those student-athletes making countless volunteer contributions to their communities and campuses through many            ·   Citigroup returning billions to
         off-field efforts will get the proper recognition they deserve.”                                                              investors - AP (1:33 pm)

         The 2008 Allstate AFCA Good Works Teams® voting panel includes: Allstate senior vice president, Steve                     ·   Retailers report mixed sales
         Sorenson; former Good Works Teams® members Matt Stinchcomb (University of Georgia, 1997 team), Mike                           results in July - AP (12:50 pm)
         Proman (Amherst College, 2002 team), Deuce McAllister (University of Mississippi, 1999 team), Dan Lord (Tufts             ·   Oil gyrates on demand
         University, 1997 team), Zaid Abdul-Aleem (Duke University, 1994 team); media members Kirk Herbstreit (ESPN),                  concerns, pipeline fire - AP (1:36
         Dennis Dodd (CBS Sportsline), Tony Barnhart (Atlanta Journal-Constitution), Kelly Whiteside (USA Today), Ivan                 pm)
         Maisel (ESPN.com); current AFCA president and University of Washington head coach Tyrone Willingham; and                                                       More...
         1996 AFCA president Fisher DeBerry, former head coach at the United States Air Force Academy.

         The committee will be responsible for selecting 22 players from the 71 nominations received over the summer at
         the AFCA headquarters in Waco, Texas. The following players have been nominated for consideration to be
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         Kansas State University – Jeron Mastrud
         Middle Tennessee State University – Phillip Tanner
         North Carolina State University – Andre Brown
         Northern Illinois University – Matt Simon
         Northwestern University – Eric Peterman
         Ohio State University – James Laurinaitis
         Rutgers University – Tiquan Underwood
         Syracuse University – Lavar Lobdell
         Temple University – Richard Sheppard
         Texas Tech University – Brian Duncan
         Tulane University – Craig Gelhardt
         U.S. Air Force Academy – Travis Dekker
         University of Arkansas – Jose Valdez
         University of California – Alex Mack
         University of Colorado – Maurice Cantrell
         University of Connecticut – Brad Kanuch
         University of Georgia – Mohamed Massaquoi
         University of Illinois – Brit Miller
         University of Kansas – Mike Rivera
         University of Kentucky – Tim Masthay
         University of Maryland – Jordan Steffy
         University of Memphis – Dominik Riley
         University of Nebraska – Todd Peterson
         University of Notre Dame – Evan Sharpley
         University of Oklahoma – Gerald McCoy
         University of Pittsburgh – Scott McKillop
         University of South Carolina – Eric Norwood
         University of South Florida – George Selvie
         University of Tennessee – Josh Briscoe
         University of Texas – Colt McCoy
         University of Toledo – John Allen
         University of Wisconsin – Chris Pressley
         Utah State University – Geno Odong
         Virginia Tech – Orion Martin
         Wake Forest University – Benjamin Wooster
         West Virginia University – Tito Gonzales
         Western Michigan University – Tim Hiller


         Combined Divisions (I-AA II, III & NAIA)
         Bethel University (Minn.) – Mike Ervin
         Chadron State College – Joe McLain
         Coastal Carolina University – Dominique Davenport
         Colby College – Thomas Daley
         Harvard University – Andrew Berry
         Henderson State University – Nick Finley
         Hillsdale College – Phil Davignon
         Illinois State University – Kedric Meredith
         Lehigh University – Brendan VanAckeren
         McNeese State University – Kenneth Lundy
         Missouri Western State University – Dustin Strickler
         North Dakota State University – Tyler Roehl
         Northern State University – Brian Jark
         Sewanee: The University of the South – Tyler Brantley
         Southern Illinois University – Larry Warner
         Southwest Minnesota State University – Tyler Reed




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         St. Cloud State University – Rocky Horn
         St. John’s University (Minn.) – Jeff Schnobrich
         University at Albany – Daniel Bocanegra
         University of Central Arkansas – Taylor Scott
         University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) – Paul Hughes
         University of Montana – Colin Dow
         University of Northern Colorado – Michael Van Portfliet
         University of St. Thomas – Mikkel Haugen
         Valparaiso University – Matt Mancl
         Youngstown State University – Brian Mellott


         About the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®

         In order to meet the criteria set forth by Allstate and AFCA, each player must be actively involved and committed to
         working with a charitable organization, service group or community service while maintaining good academic
         standing.

         The Allstate AFCA Good Works Teams® were established in 1992 by the College Football Association,
         recognizing the extra efforts made by college football players and student support staff off the field. AFCA became
         the governing body of the award in 1997 and continues to honor college football players who go the extra mile for
         those in need.

         Since 1992, the SEC leads all conferences with 49 selections to the Good Works Teams®, followed by the Big 12
         with 32 selections and the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with 19 selections. In 2007, Georgia
         strong safety Kelin Johnson became the 11th Bulldog to be selected to the team, tying the University of Georgia
         with the University of Nebraska for most selections all-time. Super Bowl XLII and XLI champion quarterbacks Eli
         and Peyton Manning were members of the 2002 and 1997 Good Works Teams®, respectively.

         The 2008 college football season will also mark the fourth consecutive year of Allstate's "Good Hands®" field goal
         net program. The program rewards the on-field performance of its 65 partner teams by earmarking money to the
         schools’ general scholarship funds for each field goal ($300) and extra point ($100) successfully converted into the
         “Good Hands®"-branded nets at each of their home games. To date, Allstate has donated over $1.5 million through
         the "Good Hands®" field goal net program. Allstate will also celebrate its third year as the title sponsor of the
         Allstate® Sugar Bowl held in New Orleans at the Louisiana Superdome January 2, 2009.

         About Allstate

         The Allstate Corporation (NYSE:ALL - News) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer. Widely
         known through the “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®” slogan, Allstate is reinventing protection and retirement
         to help individuals in approximately 17 million households protect what they have today and better prepare for
         tomorrow. Customers can access Allstate products and services such as auto insurance and homeowners
         insurance through approximately 14,700 exclusive Allstate agencies and financial representatives in the U.S. and
         Canada, or in select states at allstate.com and 1-800 Allstate ®. Encompass® and Deerbrook® Insurance brand
         property and casualty products are sold exclusively through independent agents. The Allstate Financial Group
         provides life insurance, supplemental accident and health insurance, annuity, banking and retirement products
         designed for individual, institutional and worksite customers that are distributed through Allstate agencies,
         independent agencies, financial institutions and broker-dealers. Customers can also access information about
         Allstate Financial Group products and services at myallstatefinancial.com.

         About AFCA

         The American Football Coaches Association was founded in 1922 and currently has more than 10,000 members
         around the world ranging from the high school level to the professional ranks. According to its constitution, AFCA
         was formed, in part, to “maintain the highest possible standards in football and in the coaching profession” and to
         “provide a forum for the discussion and study of all matters pertaining to football.”


         Contact:
         Allstate Media Relations
         Raleigh Floyd
         847-402-7891
         rflad@allstate.com
         or
         Taylor
         Christopher Goodnight
         704-548-8556
         cgoodnight@taylorpr.com
         or
         AFCA Media Relations
         Vince Thompson




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