Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Miami Lands 4-Star Defensive End Deonte “DJ” Johnson

    CBS Miami "The University of Miami just made a big splash in recruiting. 6-foot-5, 240-pound defensive end Deonte “DJ” Johnson committed to the University of Miami Monday evening – joining the Hurricanes 2017 recruiting class." July 26

  • James Conner to be full participant when Pitt practice opens

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi said Monday that running back James Conner will participate fully in practice when the Panthers open Aug. 8. Conner, who was recently declared cancer-free after battling Hodgkin lymphoma, will be fitted with a GPS device to monitor his practice pace and..." July 26

  • Mobile's Chris Casher, former 5-star recruit, no longer on team at Florida State

    Alabama "Mobile native Chris Casher has left the football team at Florida State, Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said Friday. Fisher did not give a reason for Casher's departure, but a source indicated to AL.com that the decision was related to academics. It was not immediately clear where, if anywhere,..." July 23

  • NC State wide receiver Jumichael Ramos out for season with knee injury

    Backing the Pack "I suppose it wouldn't be an offseason without football injury news, would it? NC State announced Wednesday morning that veteran receiver Jumichael Ramos will redshirt this season after suffering a knee injury that required surgery. Ramos was expected to be one of the leaders on a receiving corps..." July 21

  • Nick Saban: Clemson should be title favorite because of Deshaun Watson

    ESPN "During his visit Tuesday to ESPN's campus, Alabama coach Nick Saban happened to see Las Vegas odds that again had his Crimson Tide the favorite to win the national title. But Saban said he disagreed with the sportsbooks. He said the favorite should be Clemson, which pushed the Tide in the..." July 20

  • North Carolina's John Ferranto undergoes season-ending surgery

    Raleigh News & Observer "Versatile North Carolina offensive lineman John Ferranto will miss the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn left pectoral muscle, the school announced on Friday. Ferranto, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound senior, had been listed atop the Tar Heels’ preseason depth chart at right guard, which..." July 16

  • Miami's Lawrence Cager out for season due to knee injury

    SI "Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Lawrence Cager will miss the 2016 season due to a knee injury, according to Shandel Richardson of the Orlando Sun Sentinel. The injury reportedly took place during one of the team's off-season workouts. Cager finished last season with eight passes for 70 yards..." July 16

  • Ole Miss' Chad Kelly takes swipe at Clemson, makes clear who has 'real Death Valley'

    Alabama "Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly didn't miss an opportunity to give people at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday a little insight into his feelings about Clemson. Kelly, who was kicked off the Clemson team by coach Dabo Swinney in the spring of 2014, told the media gathered that LSU..." July 14

  • UM's Mark Walton reinstated after charges dropped in DUI case

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Charges were dropped Monday in the driving under the influence case against Miami Hurricanes running back Mark Walton. Walton, who was suspended indefinitely because of the incident, was reinstated immediately after the ruling. He was arrested April 23 when, according to the arrest affidavit,..." July 12

  • Khalan Laborn commits to Florida State with assistance from Lamborghini

    Larry Brown Sports "Grandiose announcements by prep athletes to commit to universities has become a preferred method in recent years. Khalan Laborn continued the trend on Friday. Laborn is currently listed as the No. 2 all-purpose running back in the country by Rivals for the class of 2017. On Friday, he made it..." July 09

  • Tyjuan Garbutt Decommits from Hokies

    Gobbler Country "Wednesday afternoon got slightly less boring with some recruiting news. Unfortunately, the news wasn't good for the Virginia Tech. Tyjuan Garbutt, a 4* DE from Fredericksburg, VA, announced his decommitment from Virginia Tech. Interestingly, Garbutt - who committed to the Hokies back in..." July 07

  • Four-star WR Tee Higgins commits to Clemson with Fourth of July video

    SI - College Football "Four-star wide receiver Tee Higgins has committed to Clemson, he announced Monday. Higgins, an Oak Ridge, Tennessee-native, is rated as the No. 35 overall player and fifth-best receiver in the 2017 recruiting class, according to Scout.com. He has the highest rating of the 11 players to..." July 05

  • Clemson decides against charging students for football tickets in 2016

    The Post and Courier "For now, Clemson students will continue attending home football games at Memorial Stadium free of charge. Following conversations that lasted into the summer, Clemson decided to table the idea of attaching season ticket fees for 2016, while looking into tweaking its ticket distribution process..." June 30

  • Virginia Tech football players Alexander, Gaines get probation, community service for drug charge

    Richmond Times-Dispatch "Virginia Tech football players Adonis Alexander and Houshun Gaines were sentenced to a year of probation and 24 hours each of community service for possession of marijuana on Wednesday, potentially opening the door for their reinstatement. The duo has been suspended indefinitely since being..." June 29

  • Florida State awarded its players ‘state championship rings’

    Palm Beach Post "Can you be a state champion if you’re the only team competing for the honor? Florida State, looking to honor a team that went 10-3 and lost to Houston in the Peach Bowl, awarded its players rings to commemorate a mythical state championship. Forget the fact the state’s three major football..." June 27

  • Miami suspends Juwon Young indefinitely for violation of department rules

    Miami Herald "UM junior Juwon Young, who was expected to get playing time this season, is away from the team and his status for next season is in serious doubt as UM investigates a potential NCAA violation involving the linebacker, our ace contributor Peter Ariz and I have confirmed today. (Update: in the wake..." June 24

  • Miami defender reportedly leaving Coral Gables

    Palm Beach Post "Sophomore safety James King left UM, a program spokesperson confirmed Tuesday. King left the team “to pursue other options,” according to a press release. King, who saw action on special teams as a freshman and moved from linebacker to safety this spring, was given a “full and unconditional..." June 23

  • Former Miami lineman Jon Feliciano feels disrespected by Al Golden

    The Score "Al Golden disrespected his former players last week when he said his time in Coral Gables left him "burned out." In an appearance on the "Big O Show" on WQAM on Thursday, former Miami offensive lineman Jon Feliciano - now a member of the Oakland Raiders - said Golden has only himself to blame..." June 23

  • UNC agrees to $795,000 settlement in two-year-old hazing case

    The Score "Two years after former UNC football player Jackson Boyer allegedly suffered a concussion during an off-campus hazing incident, the university has agreed to a $795,000 settlement with Boyer and his family. Boyer was a non-scholarship athlete at the time the incident allegedly took place at the..." June 22

  • 4-star athlete recruit Justin Watkins commits to Florida State

    Tomahawk Nation "The good news continued on the recruiting trail for Florida State as Justin Watkins gave his verbal commitment to the Seminoles. Watkins is one of the best athletes in the country in the class of 2018. Out of Citra (Fla.) North Marion High School, Watkins holds more than 30 scholarship offers...." June 18

  • 4-star RB Todd Sibley flips commitment from Ohio State to Pitt

    The Score "Four-star running back Todd Sibley announced Wednesday both his decommitment from Ohio State and his new pledge to Pitt. The Akron, Ohio native had spent the past year as a Buckeyes commit before announcing the change. The 5-foot-10 tailback also received scholarship offers from Iowa State,..." June 15

  • Pitt's Whitehead undergoes surgery, sidelined 4-6 weeks

    Cardiac Hill "Deep breaths, folks. I have to admit that when I first saw the news on Friday evening that Pitt sophomore safety Jordan Whitehead was having offseason knee surgery that my initial reaction wasn't all that great. But while he did indeed have some surgery on his left meniscus on Friday, turns out..." June 12

  • Tennessee, Virginia Tech to clash at Bristol Speedway

    The Score "Both Tennessee and Virginia Tech have been campaigning for years to play a game at NASCAR's Bristol Speedway. Sept. 10 at 8 p.m., they get their wish. The game will be played on the infield of the historic Speedway and is expected to draw nearly 150,000 fans, which would smash 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

  • Former Duke QB Anthony Boone out of hospital

    Charlotte Observer "Former Duke quarterback Anthony Boone was released from the hospital over the weekend, nearly a week after the ex-Weddington High standout was seriously injured during a head-on collision with Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson. Boone, who underwent hand and hip surgeries as a result of..." May 31

  • Florida AD Jeremy Foley suggests no long-term revival of Gators-Hurricanes

    College Football Talk "The Florida Gators play Florida State every year, and that appears to be the only school from the ACC Florida will continue to play annually. Sorry, Miami. Florida Athletics Director Jeremy Foley was a guest on WRUF in Gainesville, where he was on to discuss a number of various Florida sports..." May 30

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