American Athletic RUMORS & NEWS

  • Brother of USF’s new starting QB shot, killed protecting group of kids

    Miami Herald "Bradley Holt was so concerned about a group of children playing in front of an Allapattah apartment complex Thursday night, that he approached a yellow Ford Mustang circling suspiciously nearby, police said. A few minutes after he yelled at the man, the driver returned and fired a bullet that..." November 15

  • Tulane WR Xavier Rush's season, Wave career done after ACL injury

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Senior Tulane wide receiver Xavier Rush is out for the season and likely his college career with a ruptured ACL, according to two sources. Rush left practice early on Wednesday with the knee injury, needing assistance to leave Yulman Stadium's field. Rush is a 6-foot-3, 202-pound three-year..." October 31

  • Kiel likely to play this week, Tuberville says

    Cincinnati Enquirer "University of Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel appears likely to play in Friday's game at Tulane, coach Tommy Tuberville said Monday. Kiel aggravated his bruised ribs in last week's 34-17 win over USF, and he missed the second half. Kiel has started all seven games for UC (4-3, 2-1 American..." October 28

  • SMU AD: No contact with Mack Brown

    CBSSports.com "Dallas Morning News columnist Bill Nichol wrote Thursday that "SMU officials have already had preliminary discussions with former Texas coach Mack Brown" about the Mustangs' head coaching opening, with the school supposedly ready to open the checkbook to the tune of a $4 million annual..." October 26

  • Report: SMU ‘floating $4 million annually’ to entice Mack Brown

    College Football Talk "If SMU fails to land Mack Brown as its next head coach, it won’t be for lack of trying. Or financial incentive. In a piece detailing just who may emerge as legitimate candidates for the Mustangs job opened by June Jones’ abrupt retirement two games into the 2014 season, Dallas Morning News..." October 24

  • UC QB Jarred Evans suspended indefinitely

    Cincinnati Enquirer "University of Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville was not angry when he spoke Tuesday about the suspension of backup quarterback Jarred Evans, but Tuberville clearly is tired of warning his players to behave. Evans was arrested for assault early Sunday morning, just hours after UC returned to..." October 23

  • UC's backup QB arrested on assault charge

    Cincinnati Enquirer "A backup quarterback for the Bearcats who was arrested for assault early Sunday morning appeared in court Monday. Jarred Evans, 22, was arrested hours after UC's football team returned to Cincinnati following a 41-3 victory over Southern Methodist University in Dallas, court records..." October 20

  • East Carolina indefinitely suspends three for BB gun incident

    College Football Talk "East Carolina has indefinitely suspended three freshmen for their involvement in a BB gun incident. Linebackers Yiannis Bowden and Markel Winters and wide receiver Curtis Burston have been suspended by head coach Ruffin McNeil after each player received a citation for discharging a BB gun within..." October 09

  • Memphis loses top running back Dorceus to injury

    Daily Helmsman "The University of Memphis football team lost 24-3 to then, No. 11 Ole Miss on Saturday, but the biggest loss may have come late in the first half at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford. Fuente announced on Monday at his weekly press conference that the Tigers’ leading rusher sophomore Doroland..." October 01

  • Bearcats dealing with loss of a brother

    Fox Sports Ohio "When the phone rings at 2 a.m., as Tommy Tuberville's did last year on Sept. 22, it's rarely a good sign. That's the time the University of Cincinnati football coach got the call informing him of a single-car accident that resulted in the death of freshman offensive lineman Ben Flick. Freshmen..." September 30

  • UCF's George O'Leary accused of racist remarks in suit

    USA Today "Former University of Central Florida defensive coordinator Paul Ferraro accuses UCF football coach George O'Leary of explosive racist remarks in a breach of contract lawsuit filed in circuit court on Friday. The suit alleges that O'Leary used a derogatory word for African-Americans and called..." September 30

  • Report: SMU brass “intrigued” by ex-Texas coach Mack Brown

    Dallas Morning News "While SMU will likely go with a young, energetic head coach to replace June Jones, Mack Brown continues to be a name thrown out there by a multitude of pundits. Brown has shown no public interest in the job. But according to a report from FoxSports.com’s Bruce Feldman, the SMU brass feels like..." September 29

  • Grieving Bearcats head to Columbus for OSU game

    Cincinnati Enquirer "University of Cincinnati football players quietly boarded buses Friday afternoon for their trip north to play Ohio State, with the mood subdued after teammate Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore died Thursday. Kennedy-Palmore, a non-scholarship running back, was killed when a vehicle turned across two..." September 26

  • Cincinnati Freshman RB Killed in Motorcycle Crash

    Cincinnati Enquirer "A University of Cincinnati football player from Lakota East High School was killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday, a UC official said. "It's a tragedy," said Ryan Koslen, associate athletic director for UC. Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore, a non-scholarship football player, was killed when a vehicle..." September 25

  • East Carolina plunders Virginia Tech transfer RB

    College Football Talk "East Carolina had quite a day picking from and poking at their ACC opponents this season. In the past two weeks the Pirates have defeated Virginia Tech and North Carolina, and seen a billboard bragging about in-state dominance. Now the Pirates welcome the addition fo a former Hokies running back." September 24

  • East Carolina WR Cam Worthy suspended 2 games

    SB Nation "The East Carolina Pirates will be without their top wide receiver Cam Worthy for their next two games, as he has been suspended for violating the student code of conduct, according to Fox Sports Carolinas' Lauren Brownlow. Worthy's suspension will run through October 4th, so he will miss..." September 21

  • Jozwiak expected back for USF on Friday

    Tampa Tribune "South Florida is coming off a 49-17 blowout loss to North Carolina State and not many positives were taken away from the game. A welcoming sight, though, may be back on the Bulls’ offensive line, as senior guard Thor Jozwiak is expected to make his return to the field. Jozwiak was injured in USF’s..." September 18

  • Tom Rossley back at SMU as offensive consultant if school OKs hire

    Dallas Morning News "SMU coach Tom Mason said he will hire former Mustangs coach Tom Rossley as offensive consultant, pending school approval. Rossley is known for his offensive innovations and for being a quarterback mentor, having worked with Hall of Famers Brett Favre and Warren Moon. The Mustangs play their..." September 18

  • Why yes Houston Nutt would like the SMU job

    The Clarion-Ledger "Did you know that Houston Nutt lives in Dallas? It's true. After Ole Miss paid him $5.55 million to no longer be its head coach, Nutt has gotten around. He was living in Oxford for a while, and then moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. At some point he changed locales again, this time to Big..." September 10

  • SMU quarterback Neal Burcham out for season with injury

    Dallas Morning News "SMU quarterback Neal Burcham will miss the rest of the season with a right elbow injury, the school announced Tuesday. The sophomore threw for 158 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in two games. Backup Matt Davis also has been limited by an undisclosed injury." September 10

  • SMU head coach June Jones resigns

    USA Today "SMU coach June Jones has resigned, according to his agent Leigh Steinberg. "June had felt for some time he had accomplished mission to turn around program and needed a break," Steinberg Tweeted on Monday afternoon. Jones' resignation comes two games into his seventh season at SMU -- a 45-0..." September 09

  • UConn's Starting Quarterback Retires Due To Concussions

    Deadspin.com "Casey Cochran, the UConn quarterback who won the starting job—and our hearts—before the college football season, has stepped away from the game due to concussions. UConn released a statement on Cochran's retirement today, saying that the redshirt sophomore would stop playing football and..." September 09

  • Tulane running back Robert Kelley facing robbery, battery charges after bike incident

    The New Orleans Advocate "Tulane senior running back Robert Kelley is facing criminal charges of simple robbery and simple battery after allegedly beating a fellow Tulane student and stealing his bicycle, WWL-TV reported Monday night. A July 30 incident outside The Boot led to Kelley’s Aug. 4 booking. He was freed after..." August 26

  • Volcano poses threat to Penn State-UCF game in Ireland

    CBSSports.com "In my time watching college football I've seen games canceled or delayed due to weather, but this would be a first. Penn State and UCF are scheduled to begin their seasons Aug. 30 with a game in Ireland, but that game could be in jeopardy because of, get this: volcanoes. Yes, it seems that..." August 20

  • USF jerseys will have 'THE TEAM' instead of player names

    CBSSports.com "You might not be able to identify USF players by their uniforms in 2014, but Bulls coach Willie Taggart wants you to know his guys are all on the same page. Taggart confirmed Monday that instead of player names on the back of the jersey, USF will have "THE TEAM" above the numbers. We've seen..." August 19

  • Former OU commit Dalton Rodriguez transferring to Sooners from Tulsa

    The Oklahoman "Dalton Rodriguez committed to Oklahoma while he was at Tulsa Union but, wanting to play defense, eventually switched his commitment to Tulsa and eventually signed with the Golden Hurricane. Now, Rodriguez will wind up in Norman after all, deciding to transfer to OU after an up and down year..." August 18

  • Former Houston football player Sam Hairston killed in Afghanistan

    USA Today "The University of Houston is mourning the loss of a former linebacker this week. Sgt. 1st Class Sam Hairston was killed earlier this week in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense announced that Hairston's unit took small-arms fire from the enemy in Ghazni, Afghanistan. "We are deeply..." August 14

  • UC senior Jake Golic fights back for football

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jake Golic is a proud member of one of America's best-known football families, and the University of Cincinnati senior is fighting hard to continue his career. A chronic back ailment seemed to terminate football for Golic in August 2013, when constant pain prompted the Notre Dame transfer to..." August 14

  • UC senior Jake Golic fights back for football

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jake Golic is a proud member of one of America's best-known football families, and the University of Cincinnati senior is fighting hard to continue his career. A chronic back ailment seemed to terminate football for Golic in August 2013, when constant pain prompted the Notre Dame transfer to..." August 13

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Former Arkansas DB Chris Murphy transferring to Cincinnati

    CBSSports.com "Defensive back Chris Murphy, an Arkansas signee who enrolled early but decided to transfer from the Hogs after spring ball, is headed to Cincinnati, according to sources. Murphy is a three-star recruit in the 2014 class from Marietta, Ga. He's expected to enroll in school and join the Bearcats..." August 05

  • Tulane WR Niguel "Teddy" Veal is reinstated after the rape charges are dropped

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tulane true freshman receiver Niguel "Teddy" Veal has been reinstated to the football team, after the Orleans Parish District Attorney dropped the rape charges against him. Veal had been booked on one count of simple rape, online records with the Orleans Parish Sheriff's website show. He was..." August 05

  • UH set to land Texas A&M football transfer

    Houston Chronicle "Former Texas A&M defensive end Gavin Stansbury plans to transfer to Houston and will be eligible to play immediately, a person with knowledge of Stansbury’s plans said. Stansbury was dismissed from Texas A&M on July 21 by coach Kevin Sumlin for “personal issues.” In April, Stansbury was..." July 31

  • Ball State announces Cincinnati transfer Posley

    The Star Press "Earlier this summer there was speculation that a member of the Cincinnati Bearcats would be on the move to the MAC. Thursday, that came to fruition. Ball State announced in a release that Joshua Posley has transferred into the football program. Because of NCAA transfer rules, the defensive..." July 31

  • Gator TE Colin Thompson reportedly transferring to Temple

    Philly.com "FORMER ARCHBISHOP Wood tight end Colin Thompson is transferring to Temple after two injury-plagued seasons at Florida, sources familiar with the situation confirmed. Rated as one of the top players at his position in the recruiting class of 2012, he never caught a pass for the Gators. He played..." July 23

  • TDECU buys naming rights to new UH football stadium

    Houston Chronicle "Less than two months until it officially opens, the University of Houston's new on-campus football stadium finally has a name. UH plans to announce Tuesday a naming-rights sponsorship agreement with Texas Dow Employees Credit Union, a person with knowledge of the situation said Monday. The..." July 08

  • USF Adds Delray Beach DE Kevin Bronson To Incoming Class

    Voodoo Five "Here's a weird one for you: It looks like Delray Beach DE Kevin Bronson didn't have the grades to get into Virginia Tech, and instead is heading to USF. Considering USF is the same school that has been denying kids with its infamously difficult academic committee for years now, this is certainly a..." July 04

  • USF CB Kenneth Durden transferring to Youngstown State

    Tampa Bay Times "USF CB Kenneth Durden, arrested in January on a marijuana-possession charge, told the Tampa Bay Times on Sunday evening he's transferring to Division I-AA Youngstown State. A fourth-year junior from Valdosta, Ga., Durden confirmed his departure via text message, adding he will be eligible for..." July 02

  • USF quarterback transfers to South Alabama

    College Football Talk "Former USF quarterback Matt Floyd has found a landing spot for a transfer. South Alabama announced Thursday the program welcomes the transfer quarterback, with two years of eligibility remaining. “We recruited Matt out of high school, he was the No. 1 guy on our board at quarterback,” said..." June 19

  • Cole Way leaving TU football program for baseball career

    The Oklahoman "Tulsa punter/kicker Cole Way hasn't played baseball since his high school days, but the 6-foot-8 senior is leaving TU to pitch for the Kansas City Royals organization. Having decided to forgo his senior season at TU, the 6-foot-8 Way was scheduled to travel on Monday night to Surprise, Ariz.,..." June 10

  • UCF coach compares SEC’s threats to Civil War South

    Orlando Sentinel "George O'Leary is starting to wonder if the Southeastern Conference is being governed by league commissioner Mike Slive or Confederate President Jefferson Davis. O'Leary, the blunt, straightforward coach of the UCF Knights, compares the SEC's recent threat to break away from the rest of major..." June 05

  • UConn's leading rusher no longer part of the team

    CBSSports.com "The UConn Huskies head into 2014 looking to bounce back from a 3-9 season, but they'll have to do so without their leading rusher. The school announced Wednesday that running back Lyle McCombs was no longer a part of the football team. That's a big blow to the UConn offense, as McCombs was the..." June 04

  • Houston adds pair of Okla. transfer linemen from Sooners, Cowboys

    College Football Talk "Tony Levine‘s Houston football team will get immediate help from at least one, possibly two offensive linemen from Power Five schools in the state of Oklahoma. In a press release, the Cougars announced Tuesday that Travis Cross (pictured) and Kyle Marrs have transferred into the UH football..." June 04

  • Duke lacrosse player Hipps transferring to play football at SMU

    NFL.com "Duke lacrosse player Chris Hipps, several years removed from being one of the most talented wide receivers in the Texas high school football ranks, will give football one final shot. Hipps will transfer to SMU to compete in football this fall, per NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt. The..." May 29

  • ECU DE Terrell Stanley out for 2014, continuing rehab after car accident

    CBSSports.com "East Carolina junior defensive end Terrell Stanley will miss the entire 2014 season as a result of serious injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Feb. 12. The school confirmed that Stanley has "demonstrated continued progress" during the rehabilitation process, but needs more time..." May 23

  • Legally blind long snapper headed to Tulane as walk-on

    NFL.com "Tulane has offered a preferred walk-on spot to a legally blind long snapper from the Boston area. Aaron Golub, from Newton (Mass.) South, has been blind since birth. He has no vision in his left eye but can see some out of his right eye. "For reference, close one eye and then make a fist with a..." May 21

  • Paralyzing hit hasn't kept Tulane's Devon Walker from chasing goals

    CBSSports.com "Sometimes Devon Walker just wants to hear the roar. That would be the revved-up engine of his new 2012 Camaro SS. Throaty, loud, obnoxious. "You'd start it up and it sounds like a damn boat," said Jacob Davis, a best friend of the former Tulane safety. Wait, new Camaro? It was that way 19..." May 16

  • USF assistant suspended after questioning 49ers' selection of Aaron Lynch

    Sacramento Bee "The University of South 's strength and conditioning coach reportedly has been suspended for a tweet he made about the 49ers' fifth-round selection of former Bulls' defender Aaron Lynch. Read the tweet from Hans Straub, which has since been removed: "Thought an organization with 5 Super Bowl..." May 13

  • UCF, O'Leary reach new deal

    CBSSports.com "UCF and George O'Leary have agreed to a new contract that will make the 10-year Knights coach one of the highest paid in the American, according to sources. The contract is expected to average $2-plus million annually after incentives over the course of the four-year deal. UCF and O'Leary..." May 12

  • Four-star QB Torrance Gibson announces his top 15

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Four-star quarterback Torrance Gibson of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage may be one of Ohio State's top quarterback targets in the 2015 recruiting class. But the Buckeyes aren't Gibson's top school. At least not yet. Gibson released his top 15 in order Monday night, and Ohio State..." May 06

  • Houston surprises kicker and his mom with full scholarship

    College Football Talk "Houston head coach Tony Levine informed kicker Kyle Bullard he is being put on a full scholarship immediately. Bullard is a junior who has worked hard to be a contributor to the Houston football team, and the awarding of a scholarship for a kicker generally gets overshadowed. Fortunately,..." April 29

  • Tyson Summers has interim tag lifted; named UCF defensive coordinator

    Orlando Sentinel "UCF removed the interim tag from Tyson Summers, officially naming the 33-year-old coach as defensive coordinator. "The only reason I made him interim is I wanted to see him through the spring handle the team meetings, the unit meetings, the field decisions and handle the personnel and the..." April 29

  • Quarterback Nick Patti receives waiver, eligible to play for UCF this fall

    Orlando Sentinel "Former Dr. Phillips and Boise State quarterback Nick Patti was granted a request by the NCAA and will be eligible to play for UCF this fall, his father, Ed Patti, told the Sentinel. Ed Patti said the decision was not a hardship waiver, but "a request to waive the one-year residence rule based..." April 24

  • Transferring UConn receiver headed back to BC?

    College Football Talk "Prior to the start of the 2011 season, Shakim Phillips decided to transfer out of the Boston College football program and ultimately landed at UConn. Nearly three years later, the wide receiver’s playing career may be coming full circle. Earlier this afternoon, first-year UConn head coach Bob..." April 24

  • 2014 Tulane early enrollee Teddy Veal charged with rape

    College Football Talk "For the second time today, a player at an FBS program has been charged with sexually assaulting a female. Multiple media outlets are reporting that Tulane wide receiver Teddy Veal was arrested early this morning and charged with one count of simple rape. The 17-year-old Veal — he will be 18..." April 23

  • Rise, fall and return of QB Garrett Gilbert

    Houston Chronicle "Garrett Gilbert has soared, fallen and risen during the last six years. Now, the senior SMU quarterback is attempting to rise once more, defying a low initial 2014 NFL draft projection and becoming a case study in football perseverance. Gilbert wasn’t invited to the February scouting combine in..." April 09

  • Former Boise State QB Nick Patti transfers to UCF

    College Football Talk "When it was reported in mid-January that Nick Patti would be leaving the Boise State football program and transferring elsewhere, it was speculated said elsewhere could very well be UCF. Two months later, the AAC school has indeed become that elsewhere. While UCF has not yet confirmed his..." March 26

  • Memphis Announces 2014 Football Schedule

    GoTigersGo.com "Six home dates, including a nationally-televised, Friday game against American Athletic Conference newcomer Tulsa on Halloween night, as well as nonconference road games at UCLA and Ole Miss, highlight the 2014 Memphis football scheduled announced on Tuesday. "The way it is designed - how it..." March 13

  • Five up-and-comers to watch in UCF spring football

    Orlando Sentinel "UCF's spring football practice begins tomorrow and there will be plenty of storylines to keep an eye on as the practices unfold. We'll preview those top five angles in tomorrow's paper, but today let's take a look at five key up-and-comers this spring who could win a starting job or play a..." March 11

  • Neck injury forces UConn safety to retire

    College Football Talk "Spring practices will get underway in Storrs, Connecticut on Monday. The start of a new season technically begins at this time. Sadly, this year’s spring practices will mark the official end of one player’s career. A neck injury suffered last season will force three-year starting safety Ty-Meer..." March 08

  • East Carolina makes receiver walk the plank after DWI charge

    College Football Talk "Three strikes and you are out, right? Such is the case for East Carolina wide receiver Danny Webster. Following an arrest and DWI charge earlier this month, East Carolina has kicked Webster off the team. East Carolina head coach Ruffin McNeill confirmed the news Thursday. Webster may have..." February 28

  • USF QB Matt Floyd looking for transfer

    College Football Talk "The spring practices are getting underway for Willie Taggart‘s USF Bulls, but quarterback Matt Floyd is nowhere to be seen. Floyd is not expected to be around in the fall either. According to Joey Knight of Tampa Bay Times, Floyd plans to graduate this spring and will transfer to another..." February 27

  • UC football positions to watch

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The University of Cincinnati men’s football team is going to look a lot different this year. Here’s a look at the positions that will be affected. OFFENSE Starters leaving (4): QB Brendon Kay, LG Austen Bujnoch, RG Sam Longo, WR Anthony McClung Other key departures: TE Blake Annen, OL Andre..." February 26

  • UCF football has 31 players named to American Athletic Conference all-academic team

    Orlando Sentinel "CF football had 31 players named to the American all-academic team. Players must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and completed a minimum of two consecutive semesters, with a total of 18 semester credits not including remedial courses. UCF owns a Graduation Success Rate..." February 26

  • UAB offers Temple commit Jordan Herrera, among other south Florida prospects

    Alabama.com "UAB signed one south Florida player for its 2014 recruiting class in Deerfield Beach running back Aeron McNeal. Look for that number to increase this year. Head coach Bill Clark said on National Signing Day that recruiting that area would be a priority. Offensive coordinator Bryant Vincent..." February 25

  • Blake Bortles states his case to be No. 1 pick

    CBSSports.com "Blake Bortles has been No. 1 in my mock draft for a few months now, but we still have a long way to go before finding out if he ends up No. 1 on draft weekend in May. On Friday at the NFL combine, he made his case at the podium. “I believe I can compete with any guy here,” Bortles said when..." February 22

  • Texans coach Bill O'Brien eager to see more of Blake Bortles at NFL combine

    Orlando Sentinel "Texans coach Bill O'Brien said he looks forward to seeing more of former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles during the NFL Scouting Combine. O'Brien addressed the obvious — his many connections to Bortles — during his press conference at the combine Friday. O'Brien was coaching at Penn State..." February 21

  • No real dissatisfaction with June Jones' performance at SMU yet

    Dallas Morning News "Question: What does SMU need to do in order to knock off Connecticut in Storrs this weekend? Cowlishaw: Find some offense. This team struggles for long stretches at time to score points. They can defend anyone. Big game in the middle from Markus Kennedy would help as UConn fans, who saw him..." February 21

  • USF an option for transferring Cincinnati QB

    College Football Talk "After spending the past couple of years up north, Bennie Coney could be headed south back toward more familiar territory. Head coach Tommy Tuberville confirmed Wednesday that the quarterback has decided to take his leave of the Cincinnati football program. The player himself confirmed via..." February 20

  • Bearcats' Tuberville: QB Bennie Coney will transfer

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Quarterback Bennie Coney was rated a four-star football recruit by 247Sports.com when he signed with the University of Cincinnati in 2012, but he now is headed elsewhere. “Bennie Coney is no longer with us,” UC coach Tommy Tuberville said Wednesday. “He’s going to transfer and go somewhere. We..." February 20

  • Tulane safety Leonard Davis is ready for his new role

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Fresh off a Saturday scrimmage as one of Tulane's starting safeties, Leonard Davis appears to be a good fit. Coach Curtis Johnson this spring moved Davis, who will be a sophomore in the fall, to the free safety spot opposite rising senior Sam Scofield, and shifted rising junior Darion Monroe to..." February 19

  • Former UCF QB Blake Bortles will throw at NFL Scouting Combine

    Orlando Sentinel "Former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles will throw at the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend in Indianapolis. Bortles posted on Twitter, “Dreamt [sic] about combine since I was a kid! Fired up to compete in all aspects of it, especially throwing!” He confirmed in a text message to the Orlando..." February 19

  • Tulane safety Leonard Davis is ready for his new role

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Fresh off a Saturday scrimmage as one of Tulane's starting safeties, Leonard Davis is fitting right in early on. Coach Curtis Johnson this spring moved Davis, who will be a sophomore in 2014, to the free safety spot opposite rising senior Sam Scofield, and he shifted rising junior Darion Monroe..." February 18

  • College coach not ready to declare Blake Bortles a franchise QB

    Pro Football Talk "Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles name comes up in discussions of the top passers in this year’s draft, but his college coach isn’t ready to declare him a franchise quarterback just yet. George O’Leary told Sports Radio 610 in Houston that description should be more rare. “I think a..." February 13

  • ECU's Terrell Stanley in critical condition following car accident

    CBSSports.com "East Carolina defensive end Terrell Stanley is in critical condition following a car accident Wednesday morning, according to a release from the school. The release says that Stanley was the driver of a car in a single-vehicle accident with offensive lineman Isaac Harris as a passenger. Both..." February 12

  • Illini announce home-and-home series with UConn

    Chicago Tribune "Illinois and Connecticut finalized a home-and-home football series for 2019 and 2020, the schools announced Tuesday. In their first-ever meeting, the Illini will travel to Storrs, Conn., for a Sept. 7, 2019 game. The Huskies will head to Champaign on Sept. 12, 2020. The Big Ten begins in..." February 12

  • Legaux, Washington gain extra football eligibility for UC

    Cincinnati Enquirer "University of Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux and wide receiver Shaq Washington have received eligibility extension waivers from the American Athletic Conference office, the league announced Wednesday. Legaux (New Orleans, La.) will have one year of eligibility remaining, while Washington..." February 12

  • Former UCF QB Blake Bortles stays in touch with his possible replacements

    Orlando Sentinel "Blake Bortles is spending his time in California preparing for the NFL Draft, a process that takes up most of his days. With his free time, however, he's happy to help out his former program. Back home, three young quarterbacks are using that same time to ready for a chance to replace the..." February 12

  • Prospects bigger, faster for UCF Knights football

    Florida Today "UCF’s 2014 recruiting class had a theme — height, weight, speed. Going into their second season in the American Athletic Conference, the Knights targeted bigger, stronger athletes to help compete against a tough 2014 schedule. UCF squares off against Big Ten team Penn State as well as Missouri..." February 12

  • Tulane secondary 'flying' through three 2014 spring practices

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The No Fly Zone is back at Tulane. The Green Wave has only completed three spring football practices, but junior cornerback Lorenzo Doss - whose seven interceptions led Tulane in 2013 - and junior safety Darion Monroe are ready to wreak havoc again after two stellar seasons at Tulane. And that..." February 11

  • Two added to UNC’s staff, including ex-Memphis head coach

    College Football Talk "In completing his North Carolina coaching staff after departures this offseason, Larry Fedora has added a very experienced former assistant as well as a coach very familiar to the Tar Heels football program. UNC confirmed Monday that Keith Heckendorf and Larry Porter have been added as position..." February 11

  • Former Owls QB joins staff as wide-receivers coach

    Philly.com "UNTIL YESTERDAY, there was no record of any former Temple football player returing to his alma mater to become a full-time assistant coach. Adam DiMichele can now say he's the first. The former Owls quarterback joined Matt Rhule's staff a year ago as a graduate assistant working with..." February 08

  • Why quality depth on SMU roster often sends coach Larry Brown home feeling bad

    Dallas Morning News "In the new era of SMU basketball, tickets are hard to get. Saturday’s game against No. 7 Cincinnati has been sold out for a couple of weeks. Seating is a problem for coach Larry Brown, too. Determining who sits may be the most difficult part of his job. So much so that he talked to the team..." February 08

  • UCF targets Alabama commit DB Chris Williams of Camden County (Ga.)

    Orlando Sentinel "It' the final weekend of the 2014 college football recruiting period and UCF will have a key target on campus Saturday in Camden County (Ga.) safety Chris Williams, an Alabama commit who many think is already planning to flip his pledge to the Knights. Williams, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound defensive..." February 01

  • Tulane co-defensive coordinator Jon Sumrall offered job, declines it to stay at Tulane

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tulane co-defensive coordinator Jon Sumrall confirmed a report Monday that he was offered the defensive coordinator position at San Jose State but declined it, preferring to remain with the Green Wave. Sumrall, who also coaches defensive line, and all of the coaches on head coach Curtis..." January 28

  • Game (back) on! Tulane announces Georgia Tech game will be played

    College Football Talk "Just hours after Georgia Tech announced a 2014 game against Tulane had been cancelled, Tulane said the game is back on. “Tulane University and Georgia Tech are pleased to announce that their previously scheduled football game will be played Sept. 6 in New Orleans,” a statement from Tulane..." January 25

  • Tulane will pay Georgia Tech $300,000 to back out of four-game series

    College Football Talk "Georgia Tech, just days after revealing their 2014 football schedule, is already in need of making an adjustment. Tulane has chosen to back out of a four-year scheduling agreement with the ACC school, leaving the Yellow Jackets with a late schedule vacancy to fill for the second week of the..." January 25

  • UC's Brendon Kay on NFL: 'I think I will get a shot somewhere'

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Brendon Kay made some noise in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl all-star game last weekend, but that is not why the University of Cincinnati senior quarterback is increasingly optimistic about his National Football League chances. Kay is not rated in the Johnny Manziel-Teddy Bridgewater upper echelon..." January 23

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