American Athletic RUMORS & NEWS

  • Houston’s Tom Herman blasts media over reports he met with Baylor

    Houston Chronicle "University of Houston football coach Tom Herman's vacation last week was met with a bit of turbulence and he wasn't pleased. A report linked Herman to the Baylor job currently occupied by interim coach Jim Grobe. Herman denied the rumor last week. In front of reporters at the Texas High..." July 21

  • UH athletic director Hunter Yurachek meets with Pac-12 commissioner

    Houston Chronicle "University of Houston athletic director Hunter Yurachek recently met with the commissioner of the Pac-12 Conference, a source close to the university told the Houston Chronicle on Monday. The meeting between Yurachek and Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott was held in San Francisco in June. The..." July 18

  • Seismic policy shift frees Air Force Academy grads to pursue pro sports without 2-year commitment

    The Gazette "A policy shift will allow service academy athletes to pursue professional sports immediately after graduation instead of waiting for two years, a move that could have a seismic impact at Air Force. "It's huge," two Falcons football assistants said Monday. "It immediately levels the playing..." July 13

  • NCAA grants Houston CB Howard Wilson medical hardship waiver

    The Score "The NCAA granted Houston cornerback Howard Wilson a medical hardship waiver Monday, making him a sophomore in terms of eligibility for the upcoming 2016 campaign. Wilson suffered a season-ending torn ACL in the third game of the 2015 season against Texas State, shortly after intercepting his..." June 28

  • Former Alabama safety transferring to AAC school

    Alabama "Former Alabama safety Shawn Burgess-Becker is transferring to Central Florida, a source close to Burgess-Becker told AL.com. A Coconut Creek, Florida native, Burgess-Becker contributed on special teams as a true freshman for the Tide last season, playing in 13 games and making three tackles." June 23

  • Tuberville: UC QB job is wide open

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The uncertain status of quarterback Gunner Kiel remains the biggest question for the 2016 University of Cincinnati football team, after a disappointing 2015 season. UC finished 7-6 last season, the worst record in three years under coach Tommy Tuberville. Tuberville’s first two UC teams each..." June 21

  • Tren'Davian Dickson latest Baylor defection, transferring to Houston

    ESPN "Baylor freshman receiver Tren'Davian Dickson plans to transfer to Houston, he confirmed to ESPN on Saturday. Dickson, an ESPN 300 recruit who had enrolled at Baylor in January, was granted permission to pursue a transfer earlier this month. He visited Houston and Oregon before reaching his..." June 19

  • Temple coach Matt Rhule explains his unlikely alliance with Chris Ash

    Newark Star-Ledger "As Temple coach Matt Rhule explains it, his only allegiance is to his school. "I like anyone that helps me and helps me get Temple's message out there," Rhule said. But as Rhule has sought ways to help his program, he has found an unlikely ally in Rutgers coach Chris Ash. Ash invited..." June 14

  • After transfer to UCLA goes awry, Texas OL Jake Raulerson could be headed to SMU

    Sports Day "Jake Raulerson, a former Celina standout and center for the Texas Longhorns, may have found his new college home. The sophomore, who has two years of eligibility remaining as a transfer after redshirting his first season at Texas and earning his degree in three years, had announced plans to..." June 10

  • UCF touts growth, popularity in case to join Big 12

    ESPN "Not long before the Big 12 presidents met in Irving, Texas to discuss expansion, University of Central Florida president John Hitt made the case for UCF to join the Big 12 in a letter to Oklahoma State president Burns Hargis. In the letter dated May 17, which ESPN.com obtained, Hitt touted the..." June 07

  • Christian Lezzer to continue career at UCF

    College Football Talk "Last October, after suffering his fifth concussion, Boston College linebacker Christian Lezzer opted to walk away from football. Eight months later, Lezzer has opted for a return, albeit on a different campus. On social mediaWednesday, Lezzer announced that he has “accepted a scholarship to..." June 02

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