American Athletic RUMORS & NEWS

  • Source: Western Kentucky hires ex-Houston coach Levine as assistant

    Fox Sports - College Football "Former Houston head coach Tony Levine will join the Western Kentucky staff as an offensive assistant and special teams coordinator, a source told FOX Sports Monday. The 43-year-old Levine spent three seasons as the head coach at Houston and went 21-17. The former University of Minnesota wide..." February 08

  • Karamo Dioubate to Temple: Owls Land 4-Star DT Prospect

    Bleacher Report "After a lengthy recruiting process, defensive tackle Karamo Dioubate made his collegiate decision on Wednesday by committing to Temple. Rick O'Brien of the Philadelphia Inquirer provided a picture of Dioubate's announcement According to 247Sports, the Philadelphia native is a 4-star prospect..." February 04

  • Houston officially lands highest-rated recruit in program history

    College Football Talk "If you think Tom Herman‘s momentum in Houston is limited to on the field, you’d be sorely mistaken. Ed Oliver is a five-star defensive tackle who committed to Houston last June. Ever since, a significant amount of the focus has been on exactly which Power Five program would flip him away from..." February 03

  • Temple president pushing for on-campus football stadium

    Philly.com "Temple University's board of trustees will hold a special meeting Monday to consider plans to move forward on a campus football stadium. President Neil D. Theobald told student government leaders at a packed meeting Monday that he would recommend that the project proceed. His announcement..." February 02

  • Former Tulane QB Tanner Lee transferring to Nebraska

    Fox Sports - College Football "Former Tulane starting QB Tanner Lee tells FOX Sports that he will transfer to Nebraska. "I just think it's a great opportunity, and I am excited to get back to work," Lee said. "The timing is good for me. Coach [Mike] Riley is an unbelievable coach and person. I'm really looking forward to..." January 31

  • Warde Manuel to become AD for Michigan Wolverines

    ESPN "UConn athletic director Warde Manuel is expected to accept the same post at Michigan, his alma mater, sources confirmed to ESPN's Andy Katz on Wednesday. Anorther source told Katz that an official announcement was expected Thursday. Manuel, who has been the athletic director at UConn since..." January 27

  • Memphis lands 4-star DE John Tate

    The Score "Memphis has reeled in its first four-star recruit of the 2016 class, as defensive end John Tate announced his commitment to the Tigers on Sunday. Tate, a Pine Bluff, Ark., product picked Memphis over scholarship offers from Arizona State, Houston, and Louisville, among other programs." January 25

  • Cincinnati's Gunner Kiel rejoins team, will return for senior season

    The Score "Gunner Kiel is back, and he's sticking around for his senior season. The Cincinnati quarterback has returned to school after missing the Bearcats' bowl game due to undisclosed personal reasons. Not only is Kiel back in school for the spring semester, but he's also staying with the program next..." January 25

  • UConn backup QB Tim Boyle to transfer

    Hartford Courant "UConn junior quarterback and Xavier-Middletown grad Tim Boyle confirmed through text message Saturday he is indeed transferring. Also, Boyle texted that he was visiting Eastern Kentucky of the Ohio Valley Conference and a member of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS, Division I-AA), but..." January 18

  • Former Memphis cornerback Reggis Ball issues apology to Auburn for stealing football after Birmingham Bowl

    Alabama "The former Memphis football player who stole an Auburn game ball following the Birmingham Bowl issued an apology on Tuesday. Reggis Ball, who tackled a member of Auburn's equipment staff to the turf and stole a football following Auburn's 31-10 win at Legion Field, penned a hand written apology..." January 06

  • Ex-Texas A&M QB Kyle Allen to land at Houston with Tom Herman

    CBS Sports "Former Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen will reportedly land with Tom Herman at Houston, giving the Cougars a potential star under center and continuing the trend of former Aggie quarterbacks transferring to nearby locations. Kenny Hill transferred to TCU after 2014 and Kyler Murray was..." January 05

  • Report: Chip Kelly may have had interest in Navy job

    Larry Brown Sports "All indications are that the now-unemployed Chip Kelly will look to remain in the NFL, but apparently there may be a college gig or two that could catch his attention. The Navy job was said to be one of them. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported in his “Six Points” column that “if the Navy job had..." January 01

  • Paxton Lynch to announce he intends to enter 2016 NFL Draft

    NFL.com "Memphis junior quarterback Paxton Lynch has decided he's ready to make the jump to the NFL. Lynch will announce at a press conference Thursday morning that he'll apply for early entry into the 2016 NFL Draft, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport." December 31

  • Report: Navy's Ken Niumatalolo receives raise after turning down BYU

    CBS Sports "Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo considered leaving for the BYU coaching vacancy this offseason, but decided against it, instead staying in Annapolis, Maryland. According to The Capital Gazette, Niumatalolo's decision to stay at Navy also came with a raise. Niumatalolo was making a base salary of..." December 24

  • South Florida sports fans don't have a way with words, study says

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Attention South Florida sports fans: You need to clean up your language. A study by Grammarly ranked each major North American sports city based on the number of grammatical errors its fans make in the comments sections of league websites, and Miami finished 30th out of 42. According to the..." December 23

  • USF gives coach Willie Taggart a three-year contract extension

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "South Florida coach Willie Taggart started the 2015 season on the hot seat. But just five months later, as Taggart prepares to coach in the Miami Beach Bowl on Monday, he’s doing so with a newly signed three-year contract extension. “We are very excited about the direction of our football..." December 21

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  • Ken Niumatalolo staying at Navy after considering BYU

    ESPN "Ken Niumatalolo, who interviewed for BYU's head coaching job on Monday, has informed Navy he will remain the Midshipmen's coach, the team said Wednesday night. Niumatololo was offered the position at BYU but declined, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad. Niumatalolo confirmed on ESPN's College..." December 17

  • Duke offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery to be ECU head coach

    Raleigh News & Observer "Duke offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery is set to become the next head football coach at East Carolina, according to multiple reports. Fox Sports’s Bruce Feldman was first with the news Saturday night. A Duke source confirmed that an announcement could come as early as Sunday. Montgomery,..." December 13

  • Navy QB Keenan Reynolds breaks D-I career rush TD record

    CBS Sports "Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds already set the FBS record for rushing touchdowns in a career, but entering the Army-Navy Game, he was still one touchdown behind former Georgia Southern running back Adrian Peterson for the all-time Division I record. Reynolds didn't waste much time tying..." December 13

  • Sterlin Gilbert, Matt Mattox to join Horns after Texas' pleas, sources say

    ESPN "Tulsa's Sterlin Gilbert has agreed to become the new offensive coordinator at Texas, according to ESPN's Max Olson and media reports. Gilbert agreed to the deal Friday night after meeting with Texas coach Charlie Strong, athletic director Mike Perrin and UT president Greg Fenves. Perrin and..." December 12

  • South Florida's Willie Taggart to buy Bowl tickets for 500 students

    USA Today "Willie Taggart says he appreciates all the fan support at home games this season — South Florida was 5-1 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. And so the Bulls' head coach has decided to put his money where his mouth is. Taggart will cover ticket costs for 500 South Florida students for the..." December 11

  • Tulane nears a deal to hire Georgia Southern's Willie Fritz

    USA Today "Tulane is nearing a deal with Georgia Southern coach Willie Fritz, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke with USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the school had not yet publicly announced the hire. Fritz, 55, is considered an offensive..." December 11

  • Report: Paxton Lynch ‘a virtual lock’ to enter 2016 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch is reportedly “a virtual lock” to enter the 2016 NFL Draft, according to Josh Norris of Rotoworld and NBC Sports, a noted draft guru. This is expected for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, Lynch’s 2015 campaign for the Tigers was the kind every young..." December 07

  • Temple gives Matt Rhule a new six-year deal

    Philly.com "Temple football coach Matt Rhule has agreed to a new deal. Actually, the length is the same as his old contract, but with a raise in pay. The school announced a deal that will run through the 2021 season. Rhule’s old contract also went through 2021, so Temple tore up the old contract and..." December 07

  • After Temple game, security filmed beating Houston students

    Philly.com "Following Houston's 24-13 win over Temple in the American Athletic Conference title game Saturday, thousands of students rushed the field to celebrate the victory. Unfortunately, several students were caught on video being roughed up by security guards, incidents that are being investigated by..." December 06

  • East Carolina fires coach Ruffin McNeill after six seasons

    CBS Sports "East Carolina made a surprise decision on Friday and fired coach Ruffin McNeill after six seasons with the Pirates. East Carolina posted its second-worst record under McNeill in 2015 with a 5-7 mark. McNeill had a 42-34 (.553) record in his six years at ECU, including a bowl victory in..." December 04

  • Houston coach Tom Herman signs new five-year contract with Cougars

    SI - College Football "Houston coach Tom Herman signed a new five-year contract Friday that pays him approximately $2.8 million annually and includes another $200,000 for his staff, according to a source. The deal comes after the highly coveted 40-year-old Herman was pursued for several other head-coaching jobs,..." December 04

  • Memphis to hire Arizona State OC Mike Norvell as coach

    CBS Sports "Mike Norvell, 34, will become one of the youngest head coaches in college football as he is reportedly set to be named to the top job at Memphis. Norvell, who has spent the past four seasons as Arizona State's offensive coordinator, will be introduced by the Tigers at a press conference Friday,..." December 03

  • Navy accuses ESPN of trying to sink Keenan Reynolds on its Heisman fan ballot

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds is running away with the ESPN's Heisman House voting but was removed as one of the automatic selections, leaving the United States Naval Academy up in arms. Reynolds was the leading vote-getter at 44 percent but his name no longer appears on the home-screen..." December 02

  • UCF set to hire Oregon OC Scott Frost to replace George O'Leary

    CBS Sports "UCF will name Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost its next head coach, according to CBS Sports' Ryan Bass. Frost has received attention as a potential head coach since he began calling plays for the Ducks in 2013. Syracuse was mentioned a school reportedly interested in Frost to replace..." December 01

  • Last call! Orlando bar gave out 15,000 free beers during UCF’s 0-12 season

    College Football Talk "It was a long season for fans of the UCF Knights, but at least one bar may have been the biggest loser of all. Orlando bar The Basement committed to giving away free beer during UCF football games after starting the season with four losses. The free beer promotion would continue until the Knights..." December 01

  • Tom Herman, UH reach deal in principle on new contract

    Houston Chronicle "Coach Tom Herman said Monday he has “reached a deal in principle” on a new contract with the University of Houston. Herman said details of the contract are still being worked out. “We are moving in the right direction and have agreed in principle on the generalities on what’s next,” Herman..." November 30

  • Tulane fires coach Curtis Johnson after back-to-back 3-9 seasons

    CBS Sports "One of the more challenging coaching jobs in FBS football is open again. Tulane announced Saturday that it has fired Curtis Johnson after four seasons at the helm for the New Orleans native and former New Orleans Saints assistant. Johnson's Green Wave gave up 31 second-half points in a..." November 28

  • Tulane to fire coach Curtis Johnson after regular-season finale vs. Tulsa, sources confirm

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tulane football coach Curtis Johnson will be fired after Friday's regular-season finale against Tulsa, multiple sources at the school with knowledge of the situation confirmed Wednesday night. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly about..." November 26

  • Report: Rob Ryan could be candidate to take over at Tulane

    Fox Sports - College Football "If Tulane is looking to make a big splash with its next head-coaching hire, it’s to imagine a name making a bigger splash on the New Orleans campus than the one reported by NBC New Orleans on Wednesday night. As FS1 College Football Insider Bruce Feldman reported earlier Wednesday, the Green..." November 26

  • Sources: Houston’s Tom Herman no longer a candidate to coach South Carolina

    Yahoo! Sports "Houston head coach Tom Herman is no longer a candidate to be the football coach at South Carolina, multiple sources have told Yahoo Sports. Herman had been the school's top choice to replace Steve Spurrier, sources said, and third-party discussions had been extensive. But Herman has withdrawn..." November 25

  • Freshman Tyreik Gray leaves UH football program

    Houston Chronicle "True freshman Tyreik Gray, a four-star recruit out of Lamar High School who played in only one game this season, has left the University of Houston football program, a school spokesman said Monday. Gray had one rushing attempt in the season opener against Tennessee Tech but did not play the..." November 24

  • Memphis AD: School made 'extraordinary offer' to keep Justin Fuente

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Memphis knows Justin Fuente will be a hot commodity on the coaching market, so the school is doing all it can to keep him. According to the Commercial Appeal, Memphis offered Fuente a deal that “would have made him the highest-paid football coach outside the Power Five conferences at the time.”..." November 21

  • UH approves huge raise for football coach Tom Herman

    Houston Chronicle "The University of Houston Board of Regents on Thursday approved an offer to increase football coach Tom Herman's annual salary to $3 million. The deal on the table for Herman - who has led UH to only the second 10-0 start in school history and No. 13 ranking in his first season as a head coach..." November 20

  • Navy's Keenan Reynolds sets career rushing TD record

    USA Today "On first and goal from the SMU 4, there was no question who was getting the ball. Keenan Reynolds scored on a quarterback sneak with 6:08 left in the first quarter, his 78th rushing touchdown of his career to become college football’s all-time leader. He had been tied with running back Montee..." November 15

  • For Temple, stadium is the next logical step

    Philly.com "I want to start by thanking everyone in Philadelphia who embraced Temple University in the last few weeks. I’ve had dozens of messages from local residents saying how proud they were of our football team and how delighted they were by the national attention for our city. In addition to local..." November 10

  • Bowl selection depends on Navy's success

    The Score "Navy's success could throw a wrench into the entire Bowl process. If the Midshipmen win their remaining three games against SMU, Tulsa, and Houston, they'll go to the AAC Championship Game. In their first year in the conference, they joined a group of candidates for the Group of Five slot in..." November 09

  • Four-star 2017 CB Terry Petry commits to Houston

    SI - College Football "Four-star cornerback Terry Petry has committed to Houston, he announced Friday. Petry, a native of Missouri City, Texas, is ranked No. 24 among the country’s best cornerbacks in the class of 2017. He also attracted interest from Texas and Kansas. In addition to playing the cornerback..." November 06

  • Rich Rod leads list of 6 candidates to replace Beamer at Virginia Tech

    CBS Sports "When Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer stepped down Sunday effective at the end of the season, a trend continued. College football is increasingly becoming a young man's game. In a span of 19 days, college football has lost four of its five oldest coaches. For various reasons, Steve Spurrier..." November 02

  • Navy's Keenan Reynolds ties FBS record for career rushing touchdowns

    The Score "Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds tied the FBS record for rushing touchdowns with his 77th career score Saturday against South Florida. Reynolds tied former Wisconsin running back Montee Ball atop the all-time list with his second touchdown of the day and 13th of the season. The senior's..." October 31

  • USF freshman receiver Deangelo Antoine arrested

    Tampa Bay Times "USF freshman WR Deangelo Antoine was arrested early Sunday morning on felony charges of possessing a controlled substance. Antoine, 19, who didn't appear in Saturday's 38-14 victory against SMU, was released late Sunday morning on $2,000 bond, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's..." October 28

  • Tom Herman's hell-bent on making Houston a team you don't mess with

    Fox Sports - College Football "Houston is 7-0 and rolling. Rookie head coach Tom Herman has learned well from his time under Urban Meyer and isn’t about to lose sight of the little details that might lead to a stumble. In junior Greg Ward Jr., Herman has his latest playmaking QB protégé. After developing Braxton Miller, J.T...." October 28

  • Report: UCF will pay former coach George O'Leary $200k till March 2020

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Former UCF coach George O’Leary will remain on the Knights’ payroll as a “Special Liaison to the Director of Athletics on Football Operations” and earn an annual salary of at least $200,000. O’Leary resigned as the school’s head coach on Sunday after the Knights started the year..." October 27

  • Reports: UCF's George O'Leary resigns as coach; Barrett interim coach

    CBS Sports "Another week, another loss, another job that George O'Leary is stepping down from. O'Leary, 69, is resigning from his position as coach at UCF, according to a report from ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy. He left his post as the school's interim athletic director earlier this month, after he'd been..." October 25

  • George O'Leary knocks down contract rumors promising UCF OC Brent Key as successor

    Orlando Sentinel "UCF coach George O'Leary knocked down long-standing rumors his contract contained language designating a head-coach-in-waiting when pressed by WKMG's Channel 6 at his Monday news conference. When reporter Mike Holfeld asked O’Leary if there were clauses in his contract that addressed the future..." October 21

  • Another USF football player accused of firing gun on campus

    Tampa Tribune "For the second time in less than a week, a University of South Florida football player has been accused of firing a gun on campus. Junior cornerback Lamar Robbins, 22, of Lutz, was arrested by university police just after 4 p.m. at 13152 Maple St. and has been suspended from all team..." October 16

  • George O'Leary steps down as UCF interim athletics director but will continue coaching

    Orlando Sentinel "Offseason moves and injuries already marked UCF’s 2015 season as one of change, but George O’Leary’s announcement Monday that he’d step down as the school’s interim athletics director suggests this season also is about letting go. “Right now, I want to coach football and, again, I looked at the..." October 13

  • Navy football to face Notre Dame with Kwazel Bertrand likely out for year

    Washington Post "When Navy safety Kwazel Bertrand was carted off the field during the fourth quarter of a 33-11 victory over Air Force on Saturday, Coach Ken Niumatalolo feared the worst. Two days later, the senior had surgery to repair a broken ankle, and at practice Tuesday afternoon, Niumatalolo confirmed..." October 09

  • Tulsa receiver Keevan Lucas out for season with knee injury

    Tulsa World "University of Tulsa star receiver Keevan Lucas is out for the remainder of the season with a torn patella tendon, coach Philip Montgomery said Tuesday. Lucas, a junior with 26 catches for 409 yards and five touchdowns this season, had surgery Tuesday morning after a Monday on MRI revealed the..." October 07

  • Orlando bar offering free beer during UCF games until a win

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Drown your sorrows for free, UCF fans. Well, you better do it quickly. If your team wins a game, the drowning of the sorrows will come with a price tag. So enjoy the free beer while you can. The Basement, a bar in Orlando, is offering free beer during UCF games until the Knights get into the..." September 30

  • Cincinnati QB Gunner Kiel out against Miami with neck injury

    SI - College Football "Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville announced Tuesday on his weekly radio show that quarterback Gunner Kiel will miss Saturday's game against Miami. Kiel has not been cleared by doctors to practice after suffering a neck injury on a scary hit against Memphis on Thursday. He was taken off the..." September 30

  • Orlando bar offering free beer during UCF games until Knights win

    CBS Sports "I keep looking for the fine print or the disclaimer. I keep checking the calendar to make sure it's not April 1. But no, it's Sept. 29, and it looks like one Orlando bar is genuinely ready -- and I mean really ready -- to help UCF fans drown their sorrows over the team's 0-4 start: That's from..." September 29

  • Navy's Reynolds rushing up the record books

    Fox Sports - College Football "It’s only fitting that the player nobody wanted will end up being the one history will not be able to forget. When Keenan Reynolds graduated from Goodpasture Christian High School in Tennessee, the undersized, under-recruited quarterback had three college football options: Air Force, Navy and..." September 28

  • Cincinnati QB Gunner Kiel taken off field on stretcher vs. Memphis

    SI - College Football "Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel was taken off the field on a stretcher Thursday night against Memphis after taking a hard hit to his upper body. With less than four minutes remaining in the first quarter, Kiel scrambled out of the pocket and ran forward for the first down on a third and 1...." September 25

  • Cincinnati QB Gunner Kiel carted off after targeting (overturned) hit

    CBS Sports "Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel was knocked out of Thursday night's game at Memphis in the first half after taking a vicious hit on a third down run in the first quarter. Kiel apparently took a hit to the head at the end of this three yard run. The ruling on the field was an ejection due to..." September 24

  • UCF dismisses All-AAC running back Will Stanback

    Orlando Sentinel "UCF announced Tuesday All-American Athletic Conference running back Will Stanback has been dismissed from the football team. A statement released by UCF Athletics read, "William Stanback has been dismissed from the football team for continuous failure to comply with athletic policy and team..." September 22

  • Did Baylor benefit from RBs coach on Tulsa's sideline vs. Oklahoma?

    Football Scoop "A little bit of a developing situation has broken out in Norman, where Baylor running backs coach Jeff Lebby was reportedly spotted on Tulsa’s sideline during the Golden Hurricane’s game with Oklahoma in Norman on Saturday. Asked Monday about Lebby being spotted on the sideline (Baylor was off..." September 21

  • SMU football has designated Twitter-monitors for recruits

    Sportsnaut "The stories of a recruit being removed from a school’s list due to inappropriate behavior on social media unfortunately are not rare, but the SMU football program has taken Twitter-monitoring to a whole new level under first-year coach Chad Morris. Van Malone, the team’s defensive coordinator,..." September 16

  • UCF loses starting QB for 2-4 weeks and starting center for the year

    College Football Talk "Things have not started well for the UCF Knights, a program that just two years ago had players like Blake Bortles and Storm Johnson leading the program to a Fiesta Bowl victory over Baylor. This season has started slowly out of the gates with a mildly surprising 0-2 start with losses to FIU..." September 15

  • Penn State actually buried the Temple game tape with a shovel

    CBS Sports "Teams and players have talked about burning or burying game film before; usually statement like this are a metaphor for moving past a bad performance. But after Penn State lost to Temple for the first time since 1941, the performance was so bad that the Nittany Lions' captains actually buried the..." September 08

  • Memphis suspends six connected to Miami Beach Brawl

    College Football Talk "BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall will announce which of his players were suspended because of their actions in last year’s bowl game after the 2015 opener is played. His counterpart, however, is a being a little more forthcoming. Monday, Memphis head coach Justin Fuente announced six players..." September 01

  • George O'Leary wants to stop coaching, be permanent AD at UCF

    CBS Sports "George O'Leary has turned around the UCF football program and made the Knights into a perennial contender in the American Athletic Conference. On June 23, O'Leary was named interim athletic director after UCF's previous AD, Todd Stansbury, left for the same job at Oregon State. Now, O'Leary..." September 01

  • Cincinnati might withhold cost of attendance money for rules violations

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Cincinnati's football players can receive more than $7,000 annually in "cost of attendance" benefits, but bad behavior could cost them. Bearcats coach Tommy Tuberville and athletic director Mike Bohn told ESPN the school will consider withholding some of that money from players who violate..." August 27

  • ECU QB Kurt Benkert out for season with knee injury

    Raleigh News & Observer "East Carolina suffered a huge setback Wednesday as it announced starting quarterback Kurt Benkert will miss this season with a right knee injury. According to a release from ECU, Benkert felt discomfort in the knee after Tuesday's practice and additional testing on Wednesday confirmed the..." August 26

  • USF LBs Nigel Harris, Tashon Whitehurst suspended two games

    SI - College Football "University of South Florida linebackers Nigel Harris and Tashon Whitehurst have been suspended for the first two games of the season for violating unspecified team rules in the spring, reports Jeff Odom of the Tampa Bay Times. Harris, a 6'0", 220-pound junior from Tampa, was slated to be a..." August 25

  • Duke Catalon set to join UH after leaving UT after one season

    Houston Chronicle "Duke Catalon, a former four-star running back from Eisenhower, will join the University of Houston football program, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday." August 20

  • Cecil Cherry transfers from Texas to USF

    Voodoo Five "After just three practices for the Texas Longhorns, linebacker Cecil Cherry was granted his release from the school last week, and it appears he's about to enroll at USF. The above ESPN report quoted Cherry's Dad as saying Texas wasn't where he should have gone after decomitting from Tennessee." August 19

  • East Carolina gives Ex-Gophers, Ex-Rutgers QB Philip Nelson one more chance

    College Football Talk "When East Carolina opened spring practice, it did so with one quarterback looking to turn his college career around. Philip Nelson, the former Minnesota quarterback that once transferred to Rutgers only to be dismissed, will join the Pirates as a walk-on this season. East Carolina confirmed his..." August 08

  • Bulging disk in neck brings disheartening end to SMU running back’s career

    College Football Talk "You hate to see a college football player see his playing days end this way. Unfortunately, it is sometimes the reality of the risk involved in playing college ball. SMU running back Daniel Gresham has been medically disqualified due to a bulging disk in his neck, bringing a close to his playing..." August 08

  • SMU adds South Carolina transfer to roster; loses junior DT

    Dallas Morning News "SMU just got stronger up front. According to the updated official roster, SMU has added former South Carolina defensive tackle Deon Green to the team. Green had a rough start to his college career. After picking South Carolina over offers from Ole Miss and Penn State, Green missed both the..." August 04

  • Temple receiver Robby Anderson is cleared to return

    Philly.com "Robby Anderson was a difference maker at wide receiver for Temple in 2013 before he was ruled academically ineligible last season. Now he is eligible to play again this year. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound Anderson successfully completed summer courses at Temple and the coaching staff received word..." August 04

  • Chad Hedlund, son of UNT coach, now at SMU

    Denton Record Chronicle "Kicker Chad Hedlund, a former Argyle standout and the son of UNT soccer coach John Hedlund, is now playing for SMU, one of the Mean Green’s key rivals. Hedlund began his career at Wake Forest. E.J. Holland of The Dallas Morning News pointed out this morning that Hedlund has been added to the..." July 27

  • Navy, Notre Dame to meet in San Diego in 2018

    CBS Sports "Only months after defeating San Diego State in the 2014 Poinsettia Bowl, Navy has already made plans to return to San Diego and Qualcomm Stadium -- this time for a game with arguably even bigger stakes. The Midshipmen announced Wednesday that its 2018 meeting with Notre Dame will be played at..." July 22

  • Former Pasco High star Archibald transferring to USF

    Tampa Bay Times "Former Pasco High TE Bowman Archibald, a four-star prospect as a Pirate, has been granted a release from Wake Forest and will transfer to USF. Archibald, who enrolled early at Wake Forest eight months ago, likely will redshirt this season as he recovers from a broken ankle sustained before..." July 22

  • Former 4-star receiver transfers to UC from Virginia

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The University of Cincinnati football program landed a commitment Tuesday from Jamil Kamara, a former four-star wide receiver prospect who is transferring from Virginia. Kamara tweeted the news himself, with the move having been rumored in recent days. Kamara, a U.S. Army All-American from..." July 21

  • UCF DB Chris Williams shot, recovering in hospital

    Orlando Sentinel "UCF football player Chris Williams was shot following an argument at King Tut’s Lounge near campus and treated at Florida Hospital East for non-life threatening injuries early Saturday morning, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. A UCF athletics spokesman confirmed to the..." July 19

  • USF lands transfer Marquez Valdes-Scantling

    The Score "The South Florida family is growing. The Bulls announced on Thursday that they have added a Florida native to their roster: wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling from NC State." July 03

  • Nationally heralded QB Asiantii Woulard announces he's transferring to USF

    Tampa Bay Times "Two and a half years after nationally heralded prep QB Asiantii Woulard's turbulent courtship with USF ceased, he has announced his betrothal to the Bulls. Woulard announced via Twitter on Monday he is transferring from UCLA to USF, to whom he committed twice then ultimately spurned following..." June 29

  • Source: Temple, coach Matt Rhule agree to contract extension

    SI - College Football "Temple and head football coach Matt Rhule have agreed to a contract extension through 2021, a source told Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel. Rhule led the Owls to a 6-6 record in 2014, his second season as the team's head coach. In his first season, the team finished 2-10. " June 29

  • Report: FBS playoff selection committee may hold final ranking until Army-Navy game

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Army and Navy athletic officials stood their ground, and in the end, the College Football Playoff selection committee yielded. ESPN reported that the selection committee will postone the final FBS playoff rankings until after this year's Army-Navy game, if either of the service academies are in..." June 16

  • Diaco: McQuillan Has Left UConn Football Team

    Hartford Courant "Sean McQuillan is no longer a member of the UConn football program, head coach Bob Diaco told reporters Friday. Diaco made the announcement before the second annual Women's 101 Football Clinic. Diaco said earlier this week, McQuillan, a Glastonbury native who attended Avon Old Farms, was in..." June 15

  • Terps football adds former Connecticut LB Jefferson Ashiru

    Washington Post "Former Connecticut linebacker Jefferson Ashiru has transferred to Maryland and will be immediately eligible to play next fall, the school announced Friday evening. A former three-star recruit out of Powder Springs, Ga., Ashiru has previous ties to Maryland Coach Randy Edsall, who recruited the..." June 15

  • Lineman Reilly Gibbons cleared to play immediately

    Tampa Bay Times "USF will receive a much-needed boost on its offensive line this season after all. Stanford transfer Reilly Gibbons, a former four-star recruit out of St. Petersburg Catholic, was declared immediately eligible to play by the NCAA on Friday evening. The decision, which was first reported by..." June 15

  • Lawyer: Temple won’t punish Owls facing felony assault charges

    College Football Talk "While facing rather significant charges in the judicial system, two members of the Temple football program apparently don’t have to worry about the same from the university’s form of justice — for now, at least. The attorney for Owl players Haason Reddick and Dion Dawkins, James Funt, told the..." June 09

  • 2 Temple football players to face aggravated-assault trial

    Philly.com "TWO TEMPLE FOOTBALL players will face trial on felony aggravated assault and conspiracy charges and related misdemeanor charges in connection with an off-campus fight at a North Philly nightclub earlier this year, a Common Pleas judge ruled yesterday. Haason Reddick, 20, of Camden, and Dion..." June 08

  • Tulane football will be with Royce LaFrance but without WR Leondre James this fall

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tulane football coach Curtis Johnson shared some good news and bad news on Friday regarding his program. The good news is really good. Suspended star defensive end Royce LaFrance has worked his way back into Johnson's good graces with better work in the classroom and is expected to be a full-go..." June 08

  • UH receiver Chance Allen will be eligible to play this fall

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  • Florida Supreme Court rules for UCF in case of football player's death

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    Cincinnati Enquirer "The University of Cincinnati football program has added its third recruiting commitment this week, from cornerback/safety Romelo Webster of Hallandale Beach, Florida. Webster (5-10, 175 pounds) is rated a 2-star player by Rivals.com. Oregon State, Pitt and Toledo were among other offers for..." May 14

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