Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Duke dual-threat QB Thomas Sirk suffers ruptured Achilles tendon

    College Football Talk "Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk will be out of offseason workouts indefinitely after suffering a ruptured left Achilles tendon this morning. The school announced via Twitter he is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday. Sirk led the Blue Devils in passing in 2015 with 2,625 yards and 16 touchdowns..." February 09

  • NCAA denies Syracuse QB Terrel Hunt's appeal for sixth season

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The NCAA has denied Syracuse's appeal in an effort to get Orange quarterback Terrel Hunt a sixth season of eligibility, The Daily Orange reported Monday. Hunt, who threw for 1,638 yards and 10 touchdowns as a redshirt sophomore in 2013, missed all but five games of his junior season because of..." February 08

  • Syracuse football defensive ends Qaadir Sheppard, Amir Ealey dismissed from program

    Syracuse.com "Syracuse football defensive ends Amir Ealey and Qaadir Sheppard have been dismissed from the program for a violation of team policy, according to SU athletics spokesman Mike Morrison. Their dismissal comes a little more than two months after both were suspended indefinitely following a second..." February 08

  • 2017 QB N'Kosi Perry Decommits from Miami

    State of the U "After saying his commitment to Miami was solid following a meeting with Mark Richt, 2017 commit QB N'Kosi Perry decommitted from Miami this evening Perry, the Florida 6A player of the year in 2015, is a very good prospect at the quarterback position. However, his dual threat talents are best..." February 08

  • Mallard Creek wide receiver Ryan Jones commits to play football for UNC

    Charlotte Observer "Mallard Creek High wide receiver Ryan Jones, a 6-foot-2, 202-pound junior, committed to North Carolina Friday morning, Mavericks football coach Mike Palmieri said. Jones is rated a 4-star recruit nationally by ESPN (out of five stars) and is ranked No. 4 overall in North Carolina. Earlier this..." February 08

  • Pitt star RB James Conner expected to play in 2016 after cancer diagnosis

    CBS Sports "Pittsburgh running back James Conner was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in December, and the 2014 ACC Player of the Year is back running and working out at the Pitt facility. Coach Pat Narduzzi spoke with ESPN's Jared Shanker and said he expects Conner to be back playing with the Panthers in..." February 06

  • Shavar Manuel knew he was flipping to Florida State for weeks

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, like so many high school football players, four-star defensive tackle Shavar Manuel signed his letter of intent. What came as a bit of a surprise, however, was that Manuel faxed that letter of intent to Florida State. He had originally committed to Florida State's in-state rival..." February 03

  • Florida State's strong National Signing Day continues with Landon Dickerson's commitment

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State has compiled arguably the top offensive line class in the country with the addition of Landon Dickerson. The four-star tackle from Hudson, N.C. picked the Seminoles over Alabama and Tennessee on National Signing Day. Dickerson (6-5, 300) is a versatile lineman with the strength..." February 03

  • Clemson scores early signing day win with No. 18 player

    ESPN "Clemson won the first big battle of national signing day, but Alabama, Florida State, Ole Miss and Texas are the day's biggest winners. Cornerback Trayvon Mullen, the No. 18 player in ESPN 300, committed to Clemson live on ESPNU Wednesday morning. His decision surprised many as he was projected..." February 03

  • Amir Rasul, speedy Florida State running back commit

    Tomahawk Nation "With Dalvin Cook returning for his junior season next season, Florida State was not in need of an immediate contributor at running back in its 2016 recruiting class. However, that didn't stop the Seminoles pursuing and landing a promising prospect in 2016 running back Amir Rasul. Rasul, a Coral..." February 03

  • Pittsburgh gets 'five-star pickup' with NCAA waiver for All-ACC DL

    CBS Sports "Pittsburgh has surged up into the top five of the ACC rankings, according to the 247Sports Composite, in the last week, but it also added a key piece for 2016 on National Signing Day thanks to a ruling from the NCAA. Defensive lineman Ejuan Price missed all of 2014 with a muscle strain in his..." February 03

  • All-American CB Tyler Byrd flips from Miami to Tennessee via Periscope

    Fox Sports - College Football "On the eve of National Signing Day, Miami found out the hard way that all-American cornerback Tyler Byrd will be not be a Hurricane. Byrd, who committed to Miami last year, announced on Periscope on Tuesday that he was headed to Tennessee in 2016" February 03

  • Olathe North football player Isaiah Simmons commits to Clemson

    Kansas City Star "Olathe North High School wide receiver and defensive back Isaiah Simmons announced his decisision to attend Clemson University on Twitter Tuesday night. Simmons is listed as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com. He is ranked as the No. 3 recruit in the state of Kansas and the No. 32-ranked..." February 02

  • Hurricanes nab commitment from heralded safety Romeo Finley

    Miami Herald "On the eve of National Signing Day, the Miami Hurricanes got another big commitment. Four-star safety Romeo Finley of Niceville, Florida, revealed on Twitter that he will attend the University of Miami. Finley, 6-1 and 200 pounds, is rated the nation’s 12th-best safety according to..." February 02

  • No. 1 recruit Rashan Gary deciding between Clemson and Michigan

    The Score "A process that began with a list of teams too long to recount is down to just two: Clemson and Michigan. Five-star defensive tackle Rashan Gary, the No. 1 recruit in the country, knows he'll commit to the Tigers or Wolverines during Wednesday's National Signing Day. However, he's having a..." February 02

  • Boston College OL Hendren pens heartfelt letter after being DQ'd by concussions

    Fox Sports - College Football "The promising football career of Boston College’s James Hendren has come to an end, as the rising redshirt sophomore was medically disqualified from playing football due to the concussions he has sustained. “It saddens me to say that as of today, my football playing days have come to an end,”..." February 02

  • Pitt linebacker Bradley has surgery, may miss spring practice

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pitt outside linebacker Bam Bradley, who played in all 13 games last season, had shoulder surgery after the season and might miss spring practice, the Tribune-Review has learned. Bradley, a junior, is expected to recover in time for training camp in August. Last season, he started five of..." February 02

  • Report: Juwann Winfree decommits from Pitt

    The Score "Juwann Winfree's roller coaster collegiate career continues. After a season at Coffeyville Community College, the former four-star wide receiver found his way back into the FBS by committing to Pitt in December, only to decommit from the Panthers less than two months later, according to..." February 01

  • 4-Star Wide Receiver Desmond Fitzpatrick Commits To Louisville

    College Spun "Recruits are getting more and more creative with their commitment announcements. Four-star wide receiver Desmond Fitzpatrick, choosing between Arizona, Indiana, Louisville, and Nebraska" February 01

  • Georgia, Miami making late push for Alabama wide receiver commit

    Alabama "Kirby Smart was the first Alabama coach to make contact with Tyler Simmons, playing a role in the Tide getting a commitment from the three-star wide receiver from Georgia. That was before Smart took over as Georgia's head coach. During an in-home visit with Simmons Thursday, Smart, likely in..." February 01

  • Wakulla WR Keith Gavin recommits to FSU

    Orlando Sentinel "As the college football world headed into the biggest weekend of the recruiting season leading up to Wednesday's National Signing Day, FSU received some big news on Friday night. Keith Gavin, the 6-foot-3, 211-pound Crawfordville Wakulla wide receiver who decommitted a previous pledge to FSU..." January 30

  • Deshaun Watson Claims Next Year May Be His Final Season at Clemson

    Bleacher Report "Enjoy quarterback Deshaun Watson next season, Clemson fans. It may be your last chance. According to a Wednesday report by the Associated Press (via FoxSports.com), the quarterback, who will be a junior during the 2016 campaign, said “he could leave a season early next year if circumstances are..." January 28

  • FSU boosters to pay $1.3 million in attorney fees from Winston settlement

    CBS Sports "Florida State's booster organization will pay $1.3 million of the $1.7 million in attorney fees from the Title IX lawsuit filed against the school by Erica Kinsman, according to the Associated Press. Kinsman sued Florida State for not properly investigating the allegations that she had been..." January 26

  • Son of Alabama FB battling ALS gets scholarship offer from Dabo Swinney

    CBS Sports "Dabo Swinney's connection to Alabama football are well-documented. His college football career started as a player a Crimson Tide walk-on and his coaching career started in Tuscaloosa as a graduate assistant. During his time as a player at Alabama, Swinney got some help from fullback Kevin Turner,..." January 25

  • 3-star CB Obi Eboh decommits from the Texas Longhorns

    Burnt Orange Nation "The Friday decision to cancel an official visit to Austin for the second time resulted in the expected Saturday decommitment of Southlake Carroll cornerback Obi Eboh from the Texas Longhorns: The only particularly surprising part of the decision from Eboh was that he did not immediately flip..." January 25

  • FSU picks up commitment from 3-star DB Clifford Chattman

    Tallahassee Democrat "Three-star defensive back Clifford Chattman did not become a target for the Florida State football team until late in the recruiting cycle. But after his official visit to the school this weekend, he is now a Seminole. Chattman, who attends McDonogh 35 High School in New Orleans, announced..." January 25

  • Florida State agrees to pay Winston accuser $950,000 to settle suit

    USA Today "Florida State has settled a federal Title IX lawsuit with Erica Kinsman, a former student who said she was raped by quarterback Jameis Winston in 2012. The settlement was announced by her attorneys on Monday, more than a year after she initially filed the complaint in federal court. FSU..." January 25

  • Randy Moss' son commits to North Carolina State

    NFL.com "Thaddeus Moss, the son of seven-time Pro Bowl WR Randy Moss and a top high school recruit, has committed to North Carolina State. The younger Moss, an athletic four-star tight end prospect at Charlotte Mallard Creek High, chose the Wolfpack over UCLA, Texas A&M, Georgia, USC, Nebraska and..." January 24

  • Trey Edmunds plans to transfer to Maryland, concluding a what-if career at Virginia Tech

    The Roanoke Times "The first of the Edmunds brothers has moved on from Virginia Tech, and earlier than expected. News of running back Trey Edmunds' intentions to transfer to Maryland broke Wednesday, first reported on TechSideline.com. Trey's dad, Ferrell, who did not comment when reached early Wednesday evening,..." January 21

  • Clemson DB Jefferie Gibson, A Former 4-Star, To Transfer

    Tiger Net "Clemson redshirt sophomore safety Jefferie Gibson is transferring according to multiple reports and confirmed by school officials on Wednesday. Gibson played in 12 games this past season and had six total tackles. The Tigers will have Korrin Wiggins, Jadar Johnson, Tanner Muse, Denzel..." January 21

  • Boston College and Purdue set-up home-and-home series for 2018, 2020

    College Football Talk "Boston College and Purdue are now locked into a regular season ACC-Big Ten clash in 2018 and 2020. The scheduling agreement was announced today, stating Purdue will host Boston College on September 22, 2018 and Boston College will host Purdue on September 26, 2020. The two schools have never faced..." January 19

  • Louisville and Purdue to square off in Lucas Oil Stadium in 2017

    College Football Talk "It turns out Purdue had more to share with regards to their future schedules on Tuesday. In addition to a pair of future games against Boston College, the Boilermakers also added a future neutral site game in Indianapolis against Louisville. Purdue and Louisville will meet in Lucas Oil Stadium..." January 19

  • Deshaun Watson listed as odds-on favorite to win 2016 Heisman

    Sportsnaut "With the 2015 college football season in the books, it’s never too early to look ahead to 2016. A familiar name, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, is the current Heisman Trophy favorite per Bovada, leading an impressive field. While there aren’t any big surprises, one thing is worth..." January 19

  • Medically disqualified Syracuse QB A.J. Long transfers to Wagner

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Former Syracuse quarterback A.J. Long, who was medically disqualified from the team, has found a new place to play at Wagner. Because Wagner, a school on Staten Island, is an FCS program, Long will be eligible right away. He’ll have three years of eligibility remaining if he’s granted a medical..." January 18

  • Hurricanes lineman Joe Brown transferring

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It was an inexperienced unit that was tested throughout the season and now, when the Hurricanes return to the field in March for the start of spring practice, they’ll be without one of the reserve offensive linemen that saw playing time as the unit tried to find stability. Joe Brown, a rising..." January 18

  • Tight end Bucky Hodges announces he's coming back to Virginia Tech for 2016

    The Roanoke Times "Bucky Hodges is putting off the NFL for at least another year. The 6-foot-7, 241-pound Hokies tight end, who was pondering a leap to the NFL after his redshirt sophomore season, announced Wednesday night on Twitter that he'll return to Virginia Tech next season. "Staying another year in..." January 14

  • Clemson's Wayne Gallman hints at return for 2016 season

    The Score "Led by quarterback Deshaun Watson, Clemson figures to be a major contender for a return trip to the national championship in 2016, and it appears the star pivot's backfield mate Wayne Gallman will be beside him. The draft-eligible redshirt sophomore, who finished the season with 1,527 yards and..." January 13

  • Clemson defensive end Kevin Dodd heading to the NFL

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Monday's College Football Playoff National Championship Game was Clemson defensive end Kevin Dodd's last in a Tiger uniform. Dodd announced Wednesday that he was heading to the NFL. He had three sacks of Alabama quarterback Jake Coker in the Tigers' 45-40 loss. “After speaking with my family,..." January 13

  • Clemson Star DE Shaq Lawson Declares For NFL Draft

    College Spun "Just days after the Clemson Tigers fell short against Alabama in the College Football Playoff Championship game, star defensive end Shaq Lawson has decided to forego his senior season and declare for the 2016 NFL Draft, he announced via Twitter Wednesday afternoon." January 13

  • Report: Suspended Deon Cain enrolls in classes, will remain at Clemson

    The Score "Suspended Clemson receiver Deon Cain has enrolled in classes for the spring semester and is remaining with the program, according to ESPN. The freshman standout was sent home prior to the Orange Bowl, along with kicker Ammon Lakip and tight end Jay Jay McCullough, for violating team rules and..." January 12

  • Clemson shifts millions in Vegas with late cover in loss to Alabama

    ESPN "A last-minute touchdown drive by Clemson in Monday's College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T didn't mean the difference in the 45-40 loss, but it meant a whole lot to the bettors. When the game kicked off, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook had Clemson as a 6.5-point..." January 12

  • Alabama holds off Watson, Clemson to win national championship, 45-40

    USA Today "He has now won five national titles, staking his claim as arguably the greatest coach of all-time. But Nick Saban has never had to overcome an opponent like this with so much on the line, making all the more impressive what Alabama did Monday night to beat No. 1-ranked Clemson for the College..." January 12

  • Clemson's Shaq Lawson to start national championship

    The Score "Despite battling an MCL sprain, Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson will start Monday's national championship against Alabama, head coach Dabo Swinney announced pregame. Lawson suffered the injury against Oklahoma, and his status had been questionable since." January 11

  • NC State hires Boise State's Eliah Drinkwitz as OC

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "NC State looked to the Mountain West for its new offensive coordinator. Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren announced Monday that he has hired Boise State’s Eliah Drinkwitz as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Drinkwitz spent the past two seasons at Boise after making the move from..." January 11

  • Nick Saban and Dabo Swinney made a bet for the national title game

    Fox Sports - College Football "Nick Saban and Dabo Swinney will be extremely focused when Alabama and Clemson face off for the national title on Monday night, with Saban trying to win his fourth championship with the Crimson Tide (fifth overall) and Swinney trying to win his first while building Clemson into a program that..." January 11

  • Mackensie Alexander, Shaq Lawson of Clemson both game-time decision vs. Alabama

    ESPN "Clemson All-America cornerback Mackensie Alexander has a hamstring injury and his status is uncertain for the College Football Playoff National Championship presented by AT&T, a school spokesman confirmed. Alexander is expected to be matched up against Alabama's best deep threat in Calvin..." January 11

  • Las Vegas betting sides with Alabama over Clemson

    ESPN "The public in Las Vegas has sided with the Alabama Crimson Tide, but there's still plenty of support for the underdog Clemson Tigers -- the "sharp side" -- as game day arrives for the College Football Playoff National Championship (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN). Alabama is a seven-point favorite and is..." January 11

  • Dabo Swinney Expects Clemson Star Defensive End Shaq Lawson To Play In National Championship

    College Spun "One of the biggest story lines heading into tomorrow night’s national championship between Alabama and Clemson is the status of Tigers’ defensive end Shaq Lawson. The star pass rusher was injured in the semifinal game against Oklahoma, and yesterday, he estimated a 60-percent chance that he would..." January 10

  • Clemson's Shaq Lawson '60 percent chance' of playing on Monday

    CBS Sports "Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson said Saturday there's a 60 percent chance he will play Monday against Alabama as he continues to recover from a sprained medial collateral ligament in his knee. The health and effectiveness of Lawson is a significant issue to watch for the College Football..." January 10

  • Sean Maguire Played Second Half Of Peach Bowl On Broken Ankle

    College Spun "Near the end of the first quarter during last week’s Peach Bowl, Florida State quarterback Sean Maguire landed awkwardly on his left foot as he fell out of bounds following a pass attempt. He walked off the field in great pain, but returned to the game a few series later to try to help Florida..." January 09

  • Clemson to discuss contract extension, raise with Dabo Swinney

    ESPN "Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich said Saturday that he will begin negotiations on a contract extension and increased salary for coach Dabo Swinney after the national championship game Monday night. The No. 1 Clemson Tigers will play the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide in the College..." January 09

  • Brother of Clemson's Dabo Swinney charged with aggravated stalking

    The News-Herald "While one member of the Swinney family will lead Clemson in the national college football championship game, another is in the Bay County Jail on a charge of aggravated stalking, according to court records. Henry “Tripp” Swinney III, 47, was arrested Tuesday after a restraining order was filed..." January 08

  • Clemson granted practice waiver by NCAA, removing 20-hour restriction

    CBS Sports "Are you sitting down? If you aren't, you probably should because the NCAA showed some common sense on Thursday. It granted Clemson a practice waiver that will allow the Tigers to exceed the 20-hour practice limit this week. "We're appreciative of the NCAA working with us in granting this waiver..." January 07

  • Louisville linebacker Keith Kelsey returning for senior season

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The Louisville football team will return its leading tackler for the 2016 season. Junior middle linebacker and captain Keith Kelsey, a first-team media All-Atlantic Coast Conference pick who has been weighing an early jump to the NFL draft, tweeted Tuesday night that he intends to return for..." January 06

  • Florida State junior CB Jalen Ramsey declares for the 2016 NFL Draft

    CBS Sports "Florida State's star junior cornerback Jalen Ramsey is entering the 2016 NFL Draft. The school and Ramsey announced he would be foregoing his senior season in a statement on Tuesday. "Today, after having in depth discussions with my parents, my coaches and others whom I hold dear to my heart, I..." January 05

  • 2017 4-Star WR J.T. Cauthen Commits To UNC

    College Spun "Waxhaw (N.C.) Cuthbertson four-star junior wide receiver J.T. Cauthen is staying in-state to play his college ball. Cauthen confirmed his commitment to North Carolina moments ago on Twitter." January 05

  • NC receiver Diondre Overton commits to Clemson

    The State "Wide receiver Diondre Overton of Greensboro, N.C., announced a commitment Sunday night to Clemson during the Semper Fidelis All American Bowl in Carson, Calif. Overton (6-5, 195) picked the Tigers over the NC State. He also strongly considered Tennessee and Nebraska as he went through the..." January 04

  • Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik says he wants to transfer

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik will leave the program and seek a transfer, he announced Monday. A redshirt junior, Voytik is slated to receive his undergraduate degree from Pitt in April. After that, he can transfer to a Football Bowl Subdivision school and play next season under the NCAA’s..." January 04

  • Clemson 'very optimistic' Shaq Lawson will play in championship

    The Score "Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson suffered a knee injury in the Orange Bowl, but the ailment doesn't appear serious enough to keep him out of the national championship against Alabama. "So far, so good," head coach Dabo Swinney said Monday. "Very optimistic that he'll be able to..." January 04

  • NC State fires offensive coordinator Matt Canada

    College Football Talk "With assistant coaching moves left and right, NC State has dropped a surprising one on us all with the decision to fire offensive coordinator Matt Canada. NC State’s offense ranked 57th in the nation this past season with an average of 412.8 points per game, which actually went up each of the..." January 04

  • Miami hires Manny Diaz from Mississippi State to be new DC

    CBS Sports "The University of Miami made another major coaching hire on Saturday when the school announced that Mississippi State defensive coordinator Manny Diaz accepted the same position in Coral Gables. "I'm very excited about Manny Diaz becoming our defensive coordinator," Miami coach Mark Richt said..." January 03

  • Pitt's Tyler Boyd declares for NFL draft

    The Score "Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd will forego his senior year to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft. Boyd ended his college career with 22 touchdowns on 3,361 receiving yards and 520 rushing yards. He announced his intentions in an email to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, stating he would leave..." January 02

  • Alabama vs. Clemson officially the 2015-2016 College Football Playoff Championship matchup

    SB Nation "The College Football Playoff National Championship is set: No. 1 Clemson will play No. 2 Alabama for the title. Clemson booked its ticket to the Championship by dominating No. 4 Oklahoma en route to a 37-17 win in the Orange Bowl. The Sooners were leading a tight game 17-16 at halftime, but the..." January 01

  • Clemson suspends WR Deon Cain, 2 others, reportedly over drug tests

    Fox Sports "The Clemson Tigers are the top seed in the College Football Playoffs because they have yet to lose this season. Until Tuesday. According to multiple reports, the top-ranked Tigers lost three players from their roster, sending them home from the Orange Bowl for allegedly failing drug..." December 30

  • Hurricanes DB Artie Burns to declare for NFL draft

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For Artie Burns, an emotional season at Miami ended on Saturday afternoon. It turns out, that Sun Bowl loss to Washington State also marked the end of Burns' career as a Hurricane. The junior cornerback, who finished the season with an ACC-high six interceptions, issued a statement saying on..." December 29

  • Miami hits home run, hires Missouri DL wizard Craig Kuligowski

    CBS Sports "Mark Richt continues to put together a strong coaching staff at Miami, and his latest hire for the Hurricanes is former Missouri defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski, according to multiple reports. Kuligowski, who is known as one of the nation's top defensive line coaches, worked for 24..." December 28

  • FSU's Everett Golson does not travel to Peach Bowl, ending college career

    Orlando Sentinel "Everett Golson’s brief stint at FSU is officially over. The graduate transfer quarterback – who started the first seven games of the season before ultimately being replaced by junior Sean Maguire – left the team, coach Jimbo Fisher told media members after Saturday’s practice in Atlanta for the..." December 26

  • Professor: Deshaun Watson worth 'well beyond $2M' to Clemson

    The Post and Courier "The Clemson football program has already won the publicity national championship for 2015. The undefeated Tigers were No. 1 wire-to-wire over the six weeks of the College Football Playoff rankings, hosted the ESPN “GameDay” crew and made three Sports Illustrated covers and the Heisman Trophy..." December 26

  • Deon Clarke, two WRs suspended by Virginia Tech

    ESPN "Senior starting linebacker Deon Clarke is among three players suspended by Virginia Tech for Saturday's Camping World Independence Bowl, coach Frank Beamer announced. Clarke and wide receiver Kevin Asante were suspended for unspecified reasons after the team's first night at the bowl game site..." December 26

  • UM’s Jamal Carter, Courtel Jenkins suspended before Sun Bowl

    Miami Herald "Just when it seemed like everything was rosy for the University of Miami in its Sun Bowl preparation for Washington State, double trouble hit the Hurricanes. Two Hurricanes were suspended and sent home from El Paso on Tuesday, one for being academically ineligible and the other for violating..." December 24

  • Syracuse defensive lineman Ron Thompson will enter NFL Draft

    Syracuse.com "Defensive end Ron Thompson will leave Syracuse one year early and enter the NFL Draft, a source told syracuse.com on Wednesday. The news was first reported by ESPN's Joe Schad. Thompson later confirmed his decision on Twitter. Thompson, a redshirt junior, had four forced fumbles and seven..." December 24

  • Pitt adds transfer wide receiver Juwann Winfree

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Pitt added some receiver depth Sunday when former Maryland wideout Juwann Winfree announced that he will join the Panthers as a transfer. Winfree, a former four-star recruit, enrolled at Maryland in 2014 and caught 11 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman. He was suspended..." December 21

  • QB Patrick Towles to transfer from Kentucky to Boston College

    ESPN "Former Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles will transfer to Boston College, the redshirt junior said Friday on social media. Towles is expected to graduate this month with a degree in political science, and he will be immediately eligible to play for the Eagles." December 19

  • Virginia Tech CB Kendall Fuller to Declare for 2016 NFL Draft

    Today's U "Virginia Tech junior cornerback Kendall Fuller will forgo his senior season and enter the 2016 NFL Draft, according to a report from Inside the League’s President, Neil Stratton. Fuller (6-foot, 200 lbs.), the younger sibling of current Chicago Bears corner Kyle (who also played at Virginia..." December 16

  • The nation's No. 1 QB flips to Clemson

    247 Sports "High five-star 2017 quarterback Hunter Johnson has decommitted from Tennessee and has given his pledge to Clemson, his family tells 247Sports. 247Sports ranks Johnson as the No. 1 quarterback in the country in his class and the No. 11 player overall. Johnson visited the Tigers campus on..." December 15

  • Five-star DT Dexter Lawrence chooses Clemson

    College Spun "Wake Forest (N.C.) five-star defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence announced his commitment to Clemson moments ago during a ceremony at his school. Lawrence picked the Tigers over Alabama, Florida, Ohio State, USC, Tennessee, N.C. State and North Carolina." December 14

  • Duke Lands Commitment From 4-Star DE Chidi Okonya

    College Spun "Duke just landed another four-star recruit for the 2016 cycle. Just a week after de-committing from the University of Tennessee, four-star defensive end Chidi Okonya has made his pledge to the Blue Devils. " December 14

  • 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

  • Georgia coach Kirby Smart makes key hire in Pitt OC Jim Chaney

    CBS Sports "New Georgia coach Kirby Smart has begun filling out the rest of his staff and has made two significant offensive hires. The Bulldogs will reportedly bring in Pitt offensive coordinator Jim Chaney -- formerly at Arkansas and Tennessee -- to fill the same position in Athens Dawg Nation and..." December 12

  • Pitt will help pay for James Conner’s Hodgkin lymphoma treatment

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "As Pitt running back James Conner embarked on a chemotherapy regimen Tuesday to treat his recently diagnosed Hodgkin lymphoma, he knew he had a long fight ahead of him. But of all the things Conner and his family will have to worry about as he receives bi-weekly treatments over the next six..." December 11

  • Pitt football coach Narduzzi signs two-year contract extension

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Pitt football coach Pat Narduzzi signed a two-year contract extension through the 2021 season, the school announced today. Two years were added to Narduzzi's original five-year contract, signed in December when he was hired as the Panthers' head coach. Financial terms of the deal were not..." December 10

  • Get to know Brian Ward, Syracuse football's new defensive coordinator

    Syracuse.com "As Dino Babers continues to put together his coaching staff at Syracuse, we turn to Twitter for another unofficial announcement. Sean Lewis updated his information to indicate his move to Syracuse on Monday: "Co-Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach for your Syracuse Orange." On..." December 10

  • Florida State Lands Firm Commitment From 2016 4-Star Defensive End Janarius Robinson

    College Spun "Janarius Robinson, a four-star defensive end in the 2016 class, has decided to end his recruitment and remain committed to Florida State. The 6-foot-5, 260-pound prospect out of Florida is ranked the No. 4 weak-side defensive end in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings. " December 10

  • BYU's Robert Anae leaving for Virginia, taking 3 assistants with him

    The Deseret News "BYU offensive coordinator Robert Anae announced Wednesday that he has accepted a job as the offensive coordinator at the University of Virginia. He follows new Cavalier coach Bronco Mendenhall to Charlottesville after the Cougar bowl game in Las Vegas on Dec. 19 against Utah. The Las Vegas bowl..." December 10

  • Clemson pass rusher Shaq Lawson plans to go pro

    CBS Sports "Clemson redshirt junior pass rusher Shaq Lawson has elected to skip his senior season and enter the 2016 NFL Draft, according to FOX 26 Sports in Houston. “I'm going to declare for the draft,” Lawson said. “I sat down with my family, sat down with the support staff at Clemson. I enjoyed being..." December 09

  • Jayron Kearse of Clemson leaning toward entering 2016 draft

    NFL.com "Clemson junior Jayron Kearse is leaning toward applying for early eligibility in the 2016 NFL Draft. Kearse is a safety with freakish measurables (6-foot-5, 220 pounds), and has told multiple sources of his expectation, according to NFL Media's Rand Getlin. Kearse is the nephew of former..." December 08

  • Ex-Syracuse coach Scott Shafer is Maryland’s new defensive coordinator

    Washington Post "Former Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer has been hired as Maryland‘s defensive coordinator, a person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday. Shafer, who was fired last month after going 14-23 in three seasons at Syracuse, is expected to be introduced by Maryland on Wednesday. He..." December 08

  • Derrick Henry, Christian McCaffrey, Deshaun Watson are Heisman finalists

    USA Today "The Heisman Trophy race appears to be coming down to a choice among a player who does one thing extraordinarily well two other players who are exceptional in multiple ways. Alabama’s Derrick Henry leads the country in rushing with 1,986 yards, carries with 339 and rushing touchdowns with 23. He..." December 08

  • Clemson WR Mike Williams out for playoffs but will return in 2016

    College Football Talk "The Clemson Tigers were awarded the top seed in the upcoming College Football Playoff. That playoff run will have to be done without wide receiver Mike Williams. On Sunday, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said Williams will not play in Clemson’s postseason games but does intend on returning to the..." December 07

  • Clemson, Alabama, Michigan St., Oklahoma play for title

    CBS Sports "Three months of college football and six weeks of rankings are now in the books as we now know the four teams set to compete in for the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship. Undefeated at 13-0, Clemson claimed the No. 1 spot and celebrated their tremendous season with 20,000 fans..." December 06

  • North Carolina, Larry Fedora agree to contract extension through 2022

    CBS Sports "North Carolina received some good news before the ACC Championship Game. Coach Larry Fedora agreed to a four-year contract extension, athletic director Bubba Cunningham confirmed to the News & Observer on Saturday. ESPN first reported the news." December 06

  • Syracuse to hire Bowling Green's Dino Babers as coach

    CBS Sports "Less than 24 hours after Dino Babers was coaching Bowling Green to a 34-14 victory over Northern Illinois in the MAC Championship Game, it appears he is on the verge of accepting a new job. Syracuse is planning to announce Babers as its new head coach, and the announcement could come as early..." December 05

  • Virginia hires BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall

    SI - College Football "Virginia will hire BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall, a source told SI​’s Thayer Evans. Virginia later confirmed the hire. Jerry Ratcliffe of The Daily Progress first reported the news. Virginia announced Mendenhall has agreed to a five-year contract, with annual compensation beginning at $3.25..." December 05

  • Pitt's James Conner diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Pitt standout running back James Conner was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma this week, the junior announced at a news conference this afternoon. “It’s tough,” Conner said. “The whole city has my back. “We’re gonna beat this thing.” Conner, 20, was joined by his mother, Kelly Patterson,..." December 04

  • Report: LSU negotiated with Jimbo Fisher but money was an issue

    Larry Brown Sports "LSU did indeed enter contract negotiations with Jimbo Fisher before ultimately backtracking and announcing they were sticking with Les Miles as their head football coach. But money and support for Miles were the two biggest obstacles preventing the school from hiring Fisher, according to a..." December 04

  • UNC starting safety Sam Smiley suffers torn Achilles tendon

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "North Carolina starting safety Sam Smiley will miss the ACC title game and the Tar Heels’ bowl game after suffering a torn Achilles tendon against N.C. State last weekend. He's already had surgery. Smiley, a senior, suffered the injury during the third quarter. He was helped off the field..." December 04

  • Jacob Eason, Nation's Top QB Recruit, May Follow Mark Richt to Miami

    The Big Lead "The Miami Hurricanes may have already secured the best available coach in Mark Richt. In 15 years at Georgia, he went 145-51 and won two SEC Championships. He didn’t take shortcuts in exchange for on-field results and, by all accounts, ran an upstanding program. His ouster, which looked inevitable..." December 04

  • Mack Brown reportedly interested in Virginia job

    College Football Talk "At least if it’s up to him, you haven’t heard the last of Mack Brown when it comes to the college coaching game. With a handful of openings across the country, the former Texas head coach has reportedly tossed his name into the mix for the vacancy at Virginia, not far from where he began his..." December 03

  • Central's Jamal Couch de-commits from FSU

    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer "Central senior wide receiver Jamal Couch, a long-time commit to Florida State, withdrew his commitment on Wednesday to re-evaluate his options. In a note posted to Twitter, Couch said he would re-enter the recruiting process and will announce his school on national signing day. Read more..." December 03

  • Report: Bowling Green's Babers top candidate for Syracuse job after Ash withdraws

    The Score "Ohio State defensive coordinator Chris Ash has removed his name as a candidate for the Syracuse head coaching position, according to Dan Wolken of USA TODAY. The Orange were reportedly deciding between Ash and Bowling Green head coach Dino Babers to replace Scott Shafer." December 03

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