Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel exploring transfer to Duke

    Raleigh News & Observer "Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel is exploring a graduate transfer next season, and Duke is one of the schools he is considering, according to a source. He has sent a release to the Blue Devils, allowing them to contact him. Driskel, a redshirt junior, has one season of eligibility remaining..." December 27

  • Florida State leading rusher Dalvin Cook named in police records release

    CBSSports.com "The Tallahassee Police Department released over 300 reports on Christmas Eve in response to a public records request, all of which involved a current or former Florida State University athletes. According to a press release from the TDP, authorities did not include documents from an open case..." December 27

  • Police release 300 reports on FSU athletes after ESPN request

    SB Nation "Star Florida State running back Dalvin Cook was named as an associate in an aggravated assault case from July 17, 2014 that is still being investigated by Tallahassee police. The Tallahassee police released a statement that Cook is an associate, but has no further updates at this time. This..." December 24

  • U of L's Dyer ruled ineligible for Belk Bowl

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The University of Louisville football team will be without running back Michael Dyer when it takes on Georgia next week in the Belk Bowl, the school announced Tuesday night. Dyer, a senior who's second on the team in rushing yards, is not academically eligible to play in the Dec. 30 bowl game..." December 24

  • Frank Beamer will coach from press box in Military Bowl

    The Roanoke Times "Still on the mend from throat surgery earlier this month, Frank Beamer will coach for Virginia Tech in the Military Bowl, but he won't join the team until Friday and will handle his gameday duties from the press box at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium. Beamer's health was just one of a few bits of..." December 23

  • Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher receives contract extension through 2022

    Fox Sports "Florida State has signed head coach Jimbo Fisher to a new eight-year contract that runs through the 2022 season and will make Fisher one of the highest-paid college-football coaches in the country. A source told FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman that the contract averages $5.5 million per season, which..." December 23

  • Accuser's attorney blasts FSU hearing: 'The fix was in'

    CBSSports.com "An attorney for the woman who has accused Jameis Winston of sexual assault blasted the Florida State code of conduct hearing concerning her allegations, calling it "biased" and a "sham." Retired Florida Supreme Curt Justice Major Harding decided in a ruling made public Sunday that Winston had..." December 23

  • Winston defines 'consent' at hearing

    ESPN.com "According to a transcript obtained Monday by ESPN, Jameis Winston did answer questions from the retired judge overseeing the Florida State quarterback's student code of conduct hearing for an alleged sexual assault in 2012. After initially declining to answer questions from retired Florida..." December 23

  • Sources: MSU coordinator Pat Narduzzi in talks to become next Pitt coach

    Yahoo! Sports "Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi has emerged as the leading candidate to become the next head coach at Pittsburgh, sources told Yahoo Sports on Monday. Narduzzi had interviewed with both Pittsburgh and Colorado State within the last week, sources said. Narduzzi was the leading..." December 23

  • Florida State Sent A Recruit “75 Reasons” Explaining Why He Should Play For The Seminoles

    College Spun "It would appear that whoever works in Florida State’s recruiting department has been very busy coming up with more than a few selling points on why high school players should be considering suiting up for the Seminoles. Monday, four-star offensive guard prospect Jalen Merrick tweeted out a photo..." December 22

  • Butch Davis would be interested in return to Hurricanes

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Butch Davis would welcome an opportunity to return as coach at Miami, a position he still considers a "top-notch job." The former Hurricanes coach made a Monday morning appearance on the Joe Rose Show on CBS Radio in Miami, where he was asked about making a return to the program he helped build..." December 22

  • FSU clears Jameis Winston in Code of Conduct case

    Pro Football Talk "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston didn’t face prosecution in the wake of sexual assault accusations made in 2012. He also will not face any discipline from Florida State. Winston’s lawyer, David Cornwell, has published via Twitter the conclusion of the in-house proceedings: “In sum,..." December 22

  • Michael Vick: Jameis Winston is 'future of the NFL'

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "When Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston does make it to the NFL, he will already have the support of Jets quarterback Michael Vick. Despite Winston's troubles away from the field, Vick believes Winston will be the league's next big star. "I think he's the future of the NFL," Vick said,..." December 21

  • FSU's Fisher on Winston's future: 'It would not shock me either way'

    The Score "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has a tough decision to make: stay another year in college or head for the NFL. What he decides won't come as a surprise to his coach, Jimbo Fisher. Fisher said Friday on ESPN's "Mike and Mike": Jameis loves college football, but I think he's going to..." December 20

  • Steve Addazio inks Eagles extension

    ESPN.com "Boston College coach Steve Addazio does not look like he is going anywhere for a while. The second-year Eagles coach signed a contract extension through the 2020 season, the school announced Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "In just two years, Steve Addazio has done an amazing..." December 18

  • Pitt targeting Greg Schiano, per report

    Cardiac Hill "With news of Paul Chryst heading to Wisconsin to take the Badgers' job, we're quickly going to be moving into the land of coaching candidates for Pitt. First up? Greg Schiano, apparently. I don't fully know where I stand on this, but there are certainly worse candidates. I remember being..." December 17

  • Pioneering partnership between Nike, University of Miami may be over

    Palm Beach Post "The University of Miami’s 27-year partnership with Nike – the first of its kind in college athletics – may be coming to an end. UM has not renewed its contract with Nike, which expires Aug. 31, 2015, and competitors Adidas and Under Armour have submitted formidable bids to replace Nike as the..." December 16

  • Miami RB Duke Johnson will announce 2015 plans on Dec. 28

    College Football Talk "Miami running back Duke Johnson announced Friday that he will announce whether or not he’ll return for his senior season on Dec. 28. The Hurricanes meet South Carolina in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl the day prior, and most often players don’t wait until season’s end to announce their..." December 13

  • Report: Paul Chryst to Wisconsin

    ESPN.com "Former Wisconsin assistant and current Pittsburgh coach Paul Chryst is poised to become the Badgers' new head coach, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Thursday night, citing a source. Chryst would replace Gary Andersen, who left the Badgers earlier this week after two seasons to take the..." December 12

  • Vic Koenning out as North Carolina's defensive coordinator

    CBSSports.com "North Carolina defensive coordinator/associated head coach Vic Koenning will not return to coach on Larry Fedora's staff in 2015, according to multiple reports. Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman and 247Sports' Ross Martin are both reporting that Koenning is out, with Feldman adding that the longtime..." December 11

  • Former Clemson QB Chad Kelly tweets he's going to Ole Miss

    Yahoo! Sports "Chad Kelly is heading to Ole Miss in 2015. The former Clemson quarterback tweeted he was a Rebel on Wednesday. Kelly was dismissed from Clemson in April for "conduct detrimental to the program." He was competing with Cole Stoudt and freshman Deshaun Watson to be Clemson's starting quarterback..." December 11

  • Syracuse safety Durell Eskridge will enter 2015 NFL Draft, forgoing final season

    Syracuse.com "Durell Eskridge will forgo his final season at Syracuse and enter the 2015 NFL Draft, he announced Tuesday afternoon in a post on Instagram. "To all my family, friends, mentors & most importantly my diehard Syracuse fans, I decided to forgo my senior season and enter the 2015 NFL Draft. It has..." December 10

  • Clemson loses second touted WR from 2014 class

    College Football Talk "Three wide receivers who were a part of Clemson’s 2014 recruiting class enrolled in January. One of those, second-team All-ACC selection Artavis Scott, led the Tigers in receptions and receiving touchdowns as he played an integral role in the offense his first season. The other two? Gone. In..." December 10

  • Eli Harold will skip senior season at Virginia for NFL draft

    Washington Post "Virginia defensive end Eli Harold announced on his Twitter account Wednesday that he will forgo his final year of eligibility and declare for the 2015 NFL draft. Harold was one of the first high-profile recruits to commit to the Cavaliers after Coach Mike London’s hiring in 2010, and he lived..." December 10

  • Nation's No. 1 recruit Josh Sweat commits to Florida State

    CBSSports.com "The rich have once again gotten richer. Already the No. 2 team in the 247Sports team recruiting rankings for the Class of 2015, Florida State added another huge prize to its upcoming Signing Day haul when five-star defensive end Josh Sweat, the No. 1 overall recruit in the country, committed to..." December 10

  • David Cutcliffe reportedly turned down Michigan job

    Yahoo! Sports "Was Duke coach David Cutcliffe approached by Michigan about the Wolverines' coaching job? According to NFL.com's Gil Brandt, Cutcliffe was offered the job by Michigan and turned it down. Cutcliffe, 60, has been at Duke since 2008. After four losing seasons, Cutcliffe's Blue Devils are..." December 10

  • Sources: Knee surgery this week will end Clemson QB Watson's season

    The Post and Courier "After further review, Deshaun Watson's next game can wait 'til next year. According to two separate sources, Clemson has decided to shut down its precocious freshman quarterback, electing to go ahead with season-ending knee surgery to repair Watson's partially torn ACL in lieu of waiting until..." December 10

  • Michigan reportedly interested in Duke's David Cutcliffe

    SB Nation "After many reports that Jim Harbaugh-to-Michigan might be unlikely (since going back to college is a bad idea for NFL coaches), the Wolverines are reportedly interested in a strong X's and O's coach from the collegiate ranks. According to 247 Sports, UM has "gauged the interest" of Duke's David..." December 09

  • Virginia Tech CB Brandon Facyson breaks leg in practice

    Yahoo! Sports "Virginia Tech cornerback Brandon Facyson burst onto the scene last year and earned third-team All-ACC honors by registering 27 tackles and five interceptions as a true freshman. His sophomore season has not gone as well. After missing much of the season with a stress reaction in his left leg,..." December 09

  • Ohio State bumps TCU from CFP

    ESPN.com "Ohio State will join Alabama, Oregon and Florida State in the inaugural College Football Playoff. The No. 1 Crimson Tide will face the No. 4 Buckeyes in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, and the second-seeded Ducks will face the third-seeded Seminoles in the Rose Bowl presented by Northwestern Mutual,..." December 08

  • Ga. Tech extends Paul Johnson

    ESPN.com "Georgia Tech and Paul Johnson agreed in principle to a four-year contract extension through the 2020 season, athletic director Mike Bobinski announced Saturday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed publicly, but the contract is believed to place Johnson among the four-highest paid coaches in..." December 06

  • Florida State RB Karlos Williams (concussion) out for ACC title game

    CBSSports.com "Florida State looks to win its third straight ACC Championship and clinch a spot in the College Football Playoff on Saturday night against Georgia Tech. Unfortunately the Seminoles will not have senior running back Karlos Williams in the lineup for the game, as he has not been cleared to play..." December 06

  • Winston lawyer: 'We'll sue back if lawsuit is brought against Jameis'

    The Score "If the accuser in Jameis Winston's sexual assault case decides to file a civil lawsuit against him, Winston's lawyer will retaliate. Winston concluded hearings with his school this week, where he faces four potential violations of Florida State's code of conduct in relation to whether he..." December 06

  • Winston denies rape allegations in statement

    ESPN.com "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston declined to answer questions about whether he sexually assaulted a woman two years ago, but the reigning Heisman Trophy winner did read a five-page statement during his two-day student conduct hearing that concluded on Wednesday. Winston, who is accused..." December 04

  • Virginia quarterback David Watford granted release from scholarship, will transfer

    Washington Post "Virginia quarterback David Watford has been granted a release from his scholarship and will transfer to another school, Coach Mike London confirmed Tuesday night. Watford is on track to graduate in December, according to London, and therefore will be eligible to play immediately for a program..." December 03

  • UM athletic director Blake James says Al Golden 'will continue to be our coach'

    Orlando Sentinel "UM athletic director Blake James is standing by Al Golden despite a WQAM report Hurricanes' head football coach could be fired as early as Tuesday night. “As I said last week, Al Golden is our coach and will continue to be our coach," James told the Sun Sentinel Tuesday. James made similar..." December 03

  • Winston's Teammates Do Not Testify At Conduct Code Hearing

    ESPN.com "Florida State football players Chris Casher and Ronald Darby refused to testify during a student conduct code hearing regarding allegations that reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston sexually assaulted an FSU student nearly two years ago, people familiar with the case said. Winston, who..." December 03

  • Winston's attorney: Accuser's side is 'executing their extortion plan'

    Fox Sports - College Football "Jameis Winston's Florida State code of conduct hearing began Tuesday in Tallahassee. Retired Florida Supreme Court justice Major Harding is tasked with determining whether Winston violated the school's student conduct policy during an alleged sexual assault in December 2012. If found guilty..." December 02

  • UM says Clive Walford has knee injury, bowl status is unclear

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "When the Hurricanes close out their season in a bowl, they could be lining up without one of their biggest playmakers, tight end Clive Walford. UM confirmed to the Sun Sentinel Walford suffered a knee injury and will undergo a procedure on the knee Wednesday. At this point, school officials..." December 02

  • Clemson OC Morris named SMU head coach

    ESPN Dallas "Chad Morris knew he wanted the SMU job the minute it opened. Maybe it was because Morris, Clemson's offensive coordinator the past four seasons, is a Dallas native. Or maybe it was because he used to ride school buses to old Texas Stadium and watch the Mustangs play when he was growing..." December 02

  • Georgia Tech finally offers Johnson contract extension

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia Tech has finally extended an offer to coach Paul Johnson for a contract extension, after an absence of negotiations for several months. “We’re exchanging numbers now and we’re actually in discussion for an extension,” Jack Reale, Johnson’s agent, said Monday after receiving the..." December 01

  • Bobby Petrino in pregame scuffle

    ESPN.com "Louisville coach Bobby Petrino appeared to shove a Kentucky assistant during an on-field pregame scuffle Saturday prior to the in-state rivals' annual showdown. The incident began when several Kentucky players stomped on the Cardinals' logo at midfield, prompting an angry response from..." November 30

  • Swinney thinks Watson has good chance to play against SC

    Tiger Net "Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said after practice on Wednesday that he believes Deshaun Watson has a good chance to play against South Carolina. "I thought he was better today than he was yesterday," Swinney said. "It's just like I have been saying it gets better each day. I know he was more..." November 27

  • Consider the villain, or 24 hours at Florida State

    SB Nation "Florida State -- if you want to address them as a whole, collective personage -- knows. They know. They know you hate them, and their quarterback, and their fans, and their fans on Twitter, and their win streak, and their war chant. They know you hate how, a year after winning a national title..." November 26

  • Fedora, UNC apologize for spray-paint damage to Duke locker room

    CBSSports.com "After winning back the Victory Bell from Duke for the first time in three seasons last Thursday, North Carolina got a little carried away with the spray paint. Coach Larry Fedora and athletic director Bubba Cunningham issued a public apology to the Blue Devils over what the Herald-Sun reported..." November 24

  • Florida State's Jameis Winston should have been ejected for shoving official

    Fox Sports - College Football "Shameis on Jameis. Yes, I'm fully aware that the defending national champion, Heisman Trophy winning quarterback led No. 3 Florida State to another comeback win Saturday, pulling out a not-so-pretty 20-17 win over Boston College. What also wasn't pretty was what Jameis Winston did to an..." November 23

  • Florida State to honor shooting victims with ribbon helmet decals

    Fox Sports - College Football "Florida State will wear special ribbon decals on their helmets this Saturday to honors the victims of a shooting at the university library. A gunman on Thursday injured three people before officers fatally shot him. The school posted an image of the ribbon on Twitter with the hashtag..." November 22

  • Syracuse QB Terrel Hunt ruled out for rest of season with fractured fibula

    Syracuse.com "Syracuse redshirt junior quarterback won't play in the team's last two games as he continues to recover from a fractured fibula, SU head coach Scott Shafer said in his weekly Thursday press conference. Hunt, who suffered the injury in the Orange's 28-6 loss to Louisville on Oct. 3, will finish..." November 21

  • ESPN student reporter makes atrocious Jameis Winston joke amid FSU shooting

    USA Today "University of Alabama student Marisa Martin, who is part of ESPN’s Campus Conection shared a series of tasteless tweets following news of a shooting at Florida State, joking about the safety of Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston. Three students were shot in the Florida State University..." November 20

  • Jameis Winston says some autographs are forgeries, source tells Post

    Palm Beach Post "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston identified scores of items bearing his signature as forgeries, a source told the Palm Beach Post. Winston sat down with FSU compliance officials one month ago to look at the memorabilia being sold online bearing his signature after ESPN reported that..." November 19

  • Hokies may have a running back-hating god; Williams done for 2014 with torn ACL

    College Football Talk "An injury-riddled season has come to an unfortunate end for Virginia Tech running back Marshawn Williams. The talented freshman running back torn his left ACL in a win against Duke on Saturday. The injury will bring a premature ending to his freshman season and is expected to keep him out of..." November 18

  • Tar Heels RB Khris Francis out for remainder of season

    Daily Tar Heel "Khris Francis, a sophomore running back on the North Carolina football team, will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus in his right knee, per a team release Monday. Francis injured his knee in the second quarter of UNC’s 40-35 win over Pittsburgh Saturday..." November 18

  • Sources: Winston items not validated

    ESPN.com "The autograph authentication company that has certified more than 1,000 jerseys, photos, mini helmets and other items as bearing the valid signature of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston received the items only after an initial authentication firm rejected the job because of concerns about..." November 18

  • Jameis Winston’s disciplinary hearing rescheduled (again) for Dec. 2

    College Football Talk "Jameis Winston‘s long-awaited Florida State disciplinary hearing is going to be just a little bit more, uh, awaited. Winston’s hearing as to whether or not he committed any Florida State code of conduct violations on the night of his alleged sexual assault, reported to campus police on Dec. 7,..." November 18

  • Florida State responds to allegation of preferential treatment

    College Football Talk "Florida State University wasn’t directly involved with recent allegations of a hit-and-run accident in October by two of the school’s star players, P.J. Williams and Ronald Darby. The Tallahassee Police Department dealt with the situation. However, what exactly transpired came under scrutiny..." November 16

  • Clemson QB Deshaun Watson suffers knee injury

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Clemson star quarterback Deshaun Watson left Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech with an apparent knee injury following a quarterback draw. Watson, who was in the midst of his seventh carry, appeared to step awkwardly before falling to the turf and clutching his left knee. He was able to get..." November 16

  • Clemson suspends Jay Jay McCullough for team rules violation

    The Score "Clemson tight end Jay Jay McCullough was suspended by the team prior to Saturday's game against No. 22 Georgia Tech." November 15

  • The numbers love Miami's chances vs. Florida State. Can Canes seize opportunity?

    SB Nation "There's always a team that seems out of place. In 2011's F/+ rankings, 9-4 Florida State was 10th, 8-5 Notre Dame was 13th, and 7-6 Texas A&M was 15th. In 2012, 8-5 Oklahoma State ranked 13th, 7-6 Michigan State was 15th, and 8-6 Wisconsin was 16th. In 2013, 10-4 USC and 10-4 Arizona State were..." November 15

  • Report: FSU players in hit-and-run

    ESPN.com "Two Florida State players -- starting cornerbacks P.J. Williams and Ronald Darby -- were involved in a hit-and-run accident in October that resulted in two traffic tickets, the New York Times reported Friday. It is the latest in a series of incidents involving Florida State players and..." November 15

  • This Is How Tallahassee Police Protect Florida State Football Players

    Deadspin.com "On October 5th at 2:30 a.m., a car driven by Florida State cornerback P.J. Williams turned across oncoming traffic and was struck. Williams and his two passengers—which included Ronald Darnby, FSU's other starting cornerback—fled the scene on foot. They later returned but Williams, who was driving..." November 15

  • Once again, UNC’s Elijah Hood listed as doubtful

    College Football Talk "It’s beginning to look like the word “doubtful” will be attached to Elijah Hood‘s name the remainder of the year. North Carolina’s injury report was released Thursday and, as you may have figured out, Hood was listed as doubtful for Saturday’s game against Pittsburgh. This is the fourth..." November 15

  • Henry, Class of '16 top QB, commits to FSU

    ESPN.com "With the race for the No. 1 recruiting class in 2015 still underway, Florida State took a significant step toward gathering the top-ranked 2016 group, as No. 1 quarterback Malik Henry announced his commitment to the Seminoles on ESPNU's "College Football Daily" on Thursday afternoon. "I felt..." November 14

  • Police no longer investigating FSU's Williams

    ESPN.com "The Tallahassee Police Department is no longer investigating an alleged domestic assault case involving Florida State running back Karlos Williams and considers the matter open/inactive at this time, according to an incident report released Wednesday. A department spokesman said the case won't..." November 13

  • FSU postpones Jameis Winston hearing until Dec. 1

    USA Today "Jameis Winston stands to remain eligible for the Seminoles through the national championship game after a Florida State investigative hearing into whether an alleged sexual assault involving the quarterback violated the student conduct code was delayed Wednesday until Dec. 1. A person involved..." November 13

  • Ex-UNC player McAdoo suing over sham classes

    Time "Former North Carolina football player Michael McAdoo is suing the school over sham classes. Does the case have a shot? When the University of North Carolina was recruiting Michael McAdoo, Tar Heels head coach Butch Davis made a pledge that helped lure the high school football star to Chapel..." November 12

  • Bobby Petrino set for unique $500,000 bonus

    ESPN.com "Ten months into Bobby Petrino's second tenure as the head coach of the the Louisville Cardinals, he is expected to receive an academic bonus that is two and half times larger than the bonus the school would owe him if his team won the national championship. Petrino is in line to get a $500,000..." November 12

  • NCAA grants extra year for Duke LB Kelby Brown, TE Braxton Deaver

    CBSSports.com "While Duke continues its march toward a second-straight Coastal Division title in 2014, two of its leaders during the program's rise got good news from the NCAA regarding 2015. The NCAA granted a sixth years of eligibility to linebacker Kelby Brown and tight end Braxton Deaver. Both players..." November 11

  • Louisville starting QB Will Gardner (knee) out for the rest of 2014

    CBSSports.com "Louisville starting quarterback Will Gardner suffered a knee injury in the Cardinals' win at Boston College on Saturday that will cause him to miss the remainder of the 2014 season. Gardner did not play in the second half against BC after suffering the injury, which was not expected to be..." November 11

  • Louisville LB Lorenzo Mauldin out for ACC finale vs. Boston College

    CBSSports.com "Louisville will be without its most productive pass rusher against Boston College as Lorenzo Mauldin has been ruled out for Saturday's game in Chestnut Hill. After Thursday's practice, Bobby Petrino told reporters that Mauldin will be sidelined due to a hamstring injury that has bothered the..." November 08

  • FSU dismisses LB Ukeme Eligwe for violating team rules

    Orlando Sentinel "FSU LB Ukeme Eligwe has been dismissed from the team. Eligwe, a projected starter who has spent the majority of the season recovering from a Lisfranc injury he suffered in spring practice, was dismissed for violating team rules, according to coach Jimbo Fisher. Noles Digest, of the Fox..." November 08

  • Jameis Winston's lawyer seeks delay

    ESPN.com "The attorney for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has requested that FSU officials delay his upcoming student conduct code hearing, in which Winston potentially could face four violations for his involvement in an alleged sexual assault in December 2012. Winston's attorney, David..." November 08

  • Syracuse QB AJ Long 'highly doubtful' for Duke due to a nerve issue

    CBSSports.com "It is "highly doubtful" that Syracuse starting quarterback AJ Long will play for the Orange against Duke on Saturday, Scott Shafer told reporters on Thursday. According to Shafer, Long injured his throwing arm in the loss to NC State last week but did not release the severity of the injury..." November 07

  • Dismissed Clemson WR lands at Wazzu

    College Football Talk "Kyrin Priester began the 2014 season on the East Coast. As it turns out, he’ll end it on the West Coast. Washington State announced in a press release Tuesday night that Priester has signed a financial aid agreement with the school and will play football for the Cougars. That won’t be until..." November 05

  • Virginia Tech backup QB Mark Leal decides to leave the program to pursue "professional opportunity"

    Daily Press "In one of the most surprising developments of Virginia Tech's disappointing football season, senior quarterback Mark Leal has decided to leave the program to pursue “a professional opportunity,” according to a statement from Tech's athletic department. Leal, a 6-foot-1, 204-pound native of..." November 05

  • Jameis Winston hearing scheduled for week of Nov. 17

    USA Today "A Florida State disciplinary hearing into whether an alleged rape involving quarterback Jameis Winston violated the student conduct code has been scheduled for the week of Nov. 17, according to an attorney for the woman who made the allegation in December 2012. "We have been advised by Florida..." November 04

  • Clemson QB Deshaun Watson will dress out against Wake Forest

    Yahoo! Sports "Clemson will have quarterback Deshaun Watson back in uniform against Wake Forest on Thursday. Coach Dabo Swinney said that Watson, who has been out with a broken bone in his hand, will dress out and warm up. However, senior Cole Stoudt will still be the starter. Watson will be available if..." November 04

  • Virginia WR Miles Gooch (knee) to miss remainder of season

    SI - College Football "Virginia wide receiver Miles Gooch will miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery, the school announced on Monday. Gooch, who currently ranks third on the team with 371 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown, suffered the injury in an Oct. 25 loss to North Carolina. The..." November 04

  • Fisher: game plan won't change 'one bit' over Winston ankle injury

    CBSSports.com "Usually, an ankle injury (and noticeable limp) suffered by the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback of the defending national champions and No. 2 team in the country would be a little more scrutinized than it seems like Jameis Winston's -- suffered in the third quarter of his team's 42-31..." November 03

  • Duke Johnson closing in on Miami’s all-time rushing mark

    College Football Talk "There’s a case to be made that Duke Johnson is the best running back in Miami’s football history, and the junior Miami native is currently making it. After failing to hit the 100-yard mark in the first four games of the season, Johnson has been on a tear, carrying 97 times for 843 yards (8.7..." November 03

  • Emails Show That FSU Requested Police Investigation Of Karlos Williams

    Deadspin.com "It was an FSU official, general counsel Carolyn Egan, who forwarded a screenshot of a damning Facebook post to the cops, starting the ongoing domestic battery investigation involving running back Karlos Williams, according to emails released by Tallahassee police. The Facebook post appeared..." November 01

  • FSU counsel initiated cops contact

    ESPN.com "Florida State general counsel Carolyn Egan contacted Tallahassee police about social media posts that accused Seminoles running back Karlos Williams of physically assaulting his pregnant ex-girlfriend, according to emails released by police Thursday. According to a statement from Tallahassee..." October 31

  • Case against FSU defensive end Chris Casher dismissed

    ESPN.com "The lawsuit against Florida State defensive end Chris Casher that was opened by the attorney who defended him in his school code of conduct hearing has been voluntarily dismissed. A source told ESPN.com that Casher has paid restitution to attorney Adam Ellis, and the status of the case is now..." October 30

  • Florida State's Fisher: Williams will play Thursday

    SI - College Football "Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher said Tuesday that running back Karlos Williams will play Thursday against Louisville, according to Warchant.com of Rivals. The Tallahassee Police Department announced Monday that Williams was a suspect in an alleged domestic battery case that it was..." October 29

  • Jimbo Fisher's defense of Jameis Winston helped land four-star recruit

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Much has been made of the way Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher has come to the defense of criticized and beleaguered star quarterback Jameis Winston. But there's one person who liked the way Fisher came to the aid of his top player, and that person is the newest Seminole commit. On Monday,..." October 28

  • Hurricanes lose left tackle Ereck Flowers to knee injury

    Miami Herald "University of Miami left tackle Ereck Flowers will miss at least one game – and possibly the rest of the season – with a knee injury, a source familiar with the situation said Tuesday morning. UM offensive coordinator James Coley confirmed the news, saying Flowers was injured late in the game..." October 28

  • Alleged victim's attorney asking TPD to drop Karlos Williams investigation

    Tallahassee Democrat "The attorney representing the alleged victim in a domestic battery case involving Florida State University running back Karlos Williams says he has requested the Tallahassee Police Department to drop its investigation. TPD sent out a news release Monday saying Williams, the Seminoles' leading..." October 28

  • Lawyer blasts authorities for connecting Karlos Williams to robbery

    College Football Talk "Yesterday it was reported that Karlos Williams is under investigation by the Tallahassee Police Department for an alleged domestic battery incident. Today, the Florida State running back has been connected to yet another legal allegation. A TPD spokesperson told ESPN.com that Williams had..." October 28

  • Cops Looking At 'Noles RB In Armed Robbery During Pot Deal Gone Bad

    Deadspin.com "Florida State running back Karlos Williams isn't just under investigation for alleged domestic battery. Cops are also looking into his alleged role in an armed robbery during a weed deal gone awry. According to a report from ESPN, an FSU student on June 23 was trying to purchase weed from three..." October 28

  • FSU RB Karlos Williams a suspect in alleged domestic battery case

    Yahoo! Sports "Florida State running back Karlos Williams is the subject of a domestic battery case currently being investigated by the Tallahassee Police Department, according to the department’s Facebook page and media reports. The Tallahassee Police Department is currently working an alleged domestic..." October 27

  • Roy Williams speaks, calls this 'a very sad time' for North Carolina

    CBSSports.com "North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams spoke publicly late Friday for the first time since a report detailing what some have called the worst academic fraud case in NCAA history was released in a development that tarnished UNC's reputation. "We made some mistakes for a long time,"..." October 25

  • UNC should get death penalty in academic fraud case, but it won't

    CBSSports.com "North Carolina has been disgraced. Unfortunately for everyone involved, it's not going to end with mere embarrassment. Not if you believe that some shred of the NCAA Manual matters to anyone anymore. Not if you believe in the collegiate model that says education should have at least a smidge to..." October 25

  • UNC’s Elijah Hood again listed as doubtful

    College Football Talk "For the second consecutive game, it appears North Carolina will be sans one of the most productive members of its backfield. On its weekly injury report, UNC lists running back Elijah Hood as doubtful for Saturday’s game against Virginia. Thus far, the nature of Hood’s injury hasn’t been..." October 25

  • Retired judge to conduct FSU hearing

    ESPN.com "Retired Florida Supreme Court chief justice Major Harding has been selected to serve as the independent observer who will conduct Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's upcoming student conduct code hearing, a source close to the situation confirmed to ESPN.com on Thursday. Winston, the..." October 24

  • BC head coach Clawson: Wolford to start at QB for Wake Forest

    Raleigh News & Observer "Wake Forest's woeful offense can take some solace in this: At least the Demon Deacons still have their quarterback. John Wolford will be back in the starting lineup this week against Boston College after coach Dave Clawson said the freshman showed no signs of a concussion following last week's..." October 23

  • Clemson freshman QB Deshaun Watson still the starter once he's healthy

    The Post and Courier "Barring "something unusual," Cole Stoudt is a seat-filler. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, often ambiguous about the development of personnel battles, promised injured freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson his job back at his weekly Tuesday press conference, once Watson is healed from a broken..." October 23

  • ACC explains controversial Notre Dame penalty in FSU game

    SB Nation "Based on the explanation of the rule, offensive pass interference appeared to be the correct call. Notre Dame scored a game-winning touchdown to knock off undefeated defending national champion Florida State, and then it didn't. An offensive pass interference penalty negated the score, and the..." October 20

  • Clemson leading rusher Adam Choice out for season

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Clemson will be without its leading rusher for the rest of the season. Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney said in his Sunday teleconference that freshman running back Adam Choice tore his ACL Saturday afternoon against Boston College. The 5-foot-10, 200-pound Choice went down on the team’s second..." October 20

  • Jameis Winston's attorney meets deadline for FSU conduct hearing

    ESPN.com "Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston is moving forward with an upcoming student judiciary hearing, in which he might be charged with as many as four violations of FSU's student conduct code for his conduct in an alleged sexual assault in December 2012, his attorney, David Cornwell,..." October 19