American Athletic RUMORS & NEWS

  • Memphis' Riley Ferguson gets nod at quarterback

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "What has long been expected became official this morning. University of Memphis football coach Mike Norvell announced after practice that junior Riley Ferguson has been named the starting quarterback for the team's opener against Southeast Missouri State on Sept. 3. "It's just a blessing,"..." August 22

  • Deion Sanders Jr. no longer on SMU team

    Sports Day "The Deion Sanders Jr. era at SMU is over. From Versace sheets in his dorm room to his clothing line to his controversial meeting with Lil' Wayne, Sanders has had an interesting career at SMU. However, Sanders was not listed on SMU's roster as the Mustangs opened fall camp on Thursday." August 06

  • Temple willing to talk to Big 12 about expansion

    Philly.com "With the Big 12 Conference's recent vote to pursue expansion, there will be plenty of schools more than willing to be part of the process, including Temple. In the past, Temple athletic director Patrick Kraft has declined to discuss the situation publicly for fear of alienating his current..." August 02

  • Ex-Memphis RB Jamarius Henderson transfers to Troy

    Dothan Eagle "Less than a week after announcing he was leaving Memphis in a desire to be closer to his 3-year-old son, former Dale County football standout Jamarius Henderson has found a new home. And it is one right in the Wiregrass. Henderson, arguably the top running back to come out of the area in the..." August 01

  • Ex-Oklahoma State running back Raymond Taylor plans transfer to Tulsa

    Tulsa World "Raymond Taylor has not gone far from Oklahoma State. The former Cowboys running back, a starter for three games in 2015, is planning to join the University of Tulsa as a graduate transfer for the 2016 season. Taylor told the Tulsa World on Friday that he is in Tulsa and hopes to start..." July 31

  • QB Devin Powell leaves Tulane, set to transfer to Nicholls State

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tulane third-string quarterback Devin Powell has left the school and intends to transfer to Nicholls State, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune has learned. Powell is a redshirt senior and will be eligible to play immediately if he transfers to an FCS school. Powell was third on the depth follow..." July 29

  • Jermaine Eskridge Commits To USF Bulls

    Campus Insiders "Willie Taggart is driving that gold and green bus all over the recruiting trail right now. Four-star prospect Jermaine Eskridge, the No. 19 wide receiver and No. 112 overall player in the class of 2018, committed to USF on Thursday while on an unofficial visit in Tampa. He released a..." July 28

  • 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