Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Etta-Tawo, Dungey sizzle as Syracuse tops UConn

    The Sports Xchange "Amba Etta-Tawo set a school record with 270 receiving yards and quarterback Eric Dungey threw for a career-high 407 yards as Syracuse posted a 31-24 victory over Connecticut on Saturday in Storrs, Conn. Etta-Tawo reeled in 12 passes, including a 59-yarder en route to a late 99-yard touchdown..." September 24

  • Towles totals four TDs as Eagles cruies past Seahawks

    The Sports Xchange "Patrick Towles threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more to lead Boston College to a 42-10 home victory over FCS Wagner on Saturday. Jon Hilliman also ran for two touchdowns for the Eagles (2-2, 0-2 ACC) who opened a four-game homestand with their first home win since last Sept. 26...." September 24

  • Benkert's record-setting effort leads Cavaliers past Chippewas

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. -- After starting the 2016 season 0-3, first-year head coach Bronco Mendenhall captured his first win as Virginia head coach when the Cavaliers knocked off Central Michigan 49-35 on Saturday afternoon at Scott Stadium. With the win, the Cavaliers avoided their first 0-4..." September 24

  • Evans, Virginia Tech dismantle East Carolina 54-17

    The Sports Xchange "Virginia Tech dominated in every phase in a 54-17 non-conference victory over visiting East Carolina on Saturday at Blacksburg, Va. Quarterback Jerod Evans passed for a career-high 282 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Hokies' offensive outburst. Virginia Tech (3-1) churned out a total..." September 24

  • Cook, No. 14 Florida St. run roughshod over So. Florida

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- All Florida State running back Dalvin Cook needed to get back in the Heisman race was another game against the South Florida Bulls. Cook rushed for a career-high 267 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 14 Florida State to a 55-35 win against South Florida on Saturday at..." September 24

  • Trubisky shines as Tar Heels edge Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Mitch Trubisky threw his fifth touchdown pass of the game for a 2-yard score to receiver Bug Howard with two seconds remaining and North Carolina defeated Pittsburgh 37-36 in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams Saturday at Kenan Stadium. The third-down..." September 24

  • Wake Forest goes to 4-0 with win over Indiana

    The Sports Xchange "John Wolford rushed for two touchdowns and threw for one as Wake Forest defeated mistake-prone Indiana 33-28 on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind. The Demon Deacons (4-0) intercepted Indiana quarterback Richard Lagow five times. Lagow threw for 496 yards and three..." September 24

  • Duke sends Notre Dame to second straight home loss

    The Sports Xchange "Quarterback Daniel Jones passed for 290 yards and three touchdowns and kicker AJ Reed drilled a 19-yard field goal with 1:24 remaining to lead Duke to a 38-35 upset win over Notre Dame on Saturday in South Bend, Indiana. Wide receiver Anthony Nash hauled in two touchdown passes as the Blue..." September 24

  • No. 5 Clemson rolls over Georgia Tech

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is loving his team's toughness on the road. Now he'll get the chance to see if the Tigers can perform likewise in a big game at home. Fifth-ranked Clemson bolted to a 23-point halftime lead and held off Georgia Tech 26-7 on Thursday night, snapping..." September 23

  • Florida State QB Malik Henry returns to practice

    Tallahassee Democrat "Florida State quarterback Malik Henry has returned to practice per multiple reports. TomahawkNation first reported the news. Henry was suspended for an undisclosed violation of team rules on August 20th, and had not been at practice until Monday. Prior to his suspension he was competing for the..." September 21

  • Dabo Swinney apologized to Tigers for creating distraction with Kaepernick, MLK comments

    The Post and Courier "The comments made by Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney at his press conference Sept. 13 made waves in local media and a major splash on the national landscape. Swinney’s stance that players like Colin Kaepernick should find other ways to protest race relations in America rather than refuse to..." September 20

  • Northwestern defeats Duke for first win of season

    The Sports Xchange "Clayton Thorson threw three touchdown passes as Northwestern won for the first time this season, defeating visiting Duke 24-13 on Saturday night at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill. Thorson, who completed 18 of 39 passes for 320 yards, opened the scoring with a 26-yard pass to fullback Garrett..." September 18

  • Georgia Tech runs over Vanderbilt

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman fullback Dedrick Mills scored three touchdowns and helped Georgia Tech amass 511 total yards in a 38-7 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. Mills, who didn't play last week while serving a one-game suspension for missing a team meeting, carried 14 times..." September 17

  • No. 25 Miami routs Appalachian State as Kaaya throws 3 TDs

    The Sports Xchange "BOONE, N.C. -- Miami's first visit to the North Carolina mountains was a curiosity on the schedule. The No. 25 Hurricanes acted like they were in a hurry to take care of business and move on in what became a dominant performance. Brad Kaaya threw three touchdown passes as Miami rode a..." September 17

  • Jackson fuels No. 10 Louisville past No. 2 Florida St.

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Quarterback Lamar Jackson has established himself as the clear favorite for the Heisman Trophy. Jackson, however, is far from the only reason why No. 10 Louisville has to be considered a legitimate national championship contender. Dominating both sides of the..." September 17

  • Mike Vick pays Lamar Jackson ultimate compliment

    Larry Brown Sports "Lamar Jackson received the ultimate compliment after leading Louisville to a thrashing of Florida State on Saturday. Following the Cardinals’ 63-20 victory over the Seminoles, former Virginia Tech star Mike Vick tweeted about Jackson and called him five times better than he was That’s about..." September 17

  • Clemson ignites offense in rout of South Carolina St.

    The Sports Xchange "CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson, in dire need of a game that would get its offense untracked, got that and more Saturday afternoon. The Tigers scored a school-record 31 points in the first quarter and cruised to a 59-0 victory against South Carolina State at Memorial Stadium. "It's hard to..." September 17

  • Puyol's late field goal lifts Huskies over Cavaliers

    The Sports Xchange "Virginia's quest for its first road win since 2012 and first-year head coach Bronco Mendenhall's first win as the Cavaliers' head man fell short on Saturday. The Cavalier's blew a 10-0 first-half lead and fell to Connecticut 13-10 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Conn...." September 17

  • North Carolina routs James Madison

    The Sports Xchange "Mitch Trubisky threw three touchdown passes and North Carolina scored touchdowns on all five of its full first-half possession on the way to a 56-28 throttling of James Madison on Saturday at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C. Running back T.J. Logan scored on three touchdown runs and..." September 17

  • Evans, Virginia Tech jolt Boston College

    The Sports Xchange "Jerod Evans tied a school record with five touchdown passes in Virginia Tech's 49-0 rout of Atlantic Coast Conference foe Boston College on Saturday at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va. Evans, who was 16 of 23 for 253 yards, has 10 scoring tosses on the year. Bryan Randall set the school mark..." September 17

  • Mack's run keys South Florida rout of Syracuse

    The Sports Xchange "Relatively quiet for three quarters, South Florida star running back Marlon Mack showed up just when the Bulls needed him most. Mack's 52-yard touchdown run on a fourth-and-1 play from the Bulls' 48-yard line late in the third quarter broke open a tight game and propelled American Athletic..." September 17

  • McClendon carries North Carolina State past Old Dominion

    The Sports Xchange "Backup quarterback Jalan McClendon was used in specialty situations and ran for a pair of first-half touchdowns as North Carolina State defeated Old Dominion 49-22 on Saturday night at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C. McClendon also threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to tight end Thaddeus..." September 17

  • Rudolph passes for 540 yards in Oklahoma State win

    The Sports Xchange "Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph passed for a school record 540 yards and tossed two touchdowns Saturday to lead the Cowboys to a 45-38 win over Pittsburgh. One week after an emotional and controversial loss to Central Michigan and enduring a nearly two-hour lightning delay that left..." September 17

  • Wake Forest off to 3-0 start after 38-21 win

    The Sports Xchange "Quarterback John Wolford ran for a touchdown and passed for one in a relief role as Wake Forest defeated Delaware 38-21 on Saturday night at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, N.C., giving the Demon Deacons three victories to begin a season for the first time since 2008. Quarterback Kendall..." September 17

  • Clemson Professor Ethers Dabo Swinney Over MLK Reference

    Black Sports Online "Clemson’s head football coach Dabo Swinney gave his thoughts on the recent national anthem protests spurred by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and while Dabo seemed to try to come across understanding and discerning, his reference to Martin Luther King Jr. was ill-informed and..." September 15

  • FSU's Derwin James to miss 5-7 weeks after meniscus surgery

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State safety Derwin James had successful surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee, Jimbo Fisher said after Tuesday’s practice. James is expected to miss anywhere from 5-7 weeks, Fisher estimated. “They sowed it, which is really good for him because they saved every..." September 14

  • Bowl projections: Stanford moves into Playoff spot as Clemson falls back

    USA Today "Stanford was the big winner in the latest USA TODAY Sports bowl projections even though the Cardinal didn't take the field last weekend. A struggling effort by Clemson against Troy pushed the Tigers out of the College Football Playoff. Their spot was taken by Stanford, which was idle before a..." September 14

  • North Carolina's Allen Artis, accused of sexual assault, turns himself in

    USA Today "University of North Carolina football player Allen Artis entered court Wednesday to face the misdemeanor arrest warrant issued over sexual assault allegations. His first court appearance is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday. UNC sophomore Delaney Robinson accused Artis, 21, of sexually assaulting her..." September 14

  • The five college football programs with the most NFL players

    Fox Sports - College Football "Which colleges produce the most future NFL players? With preseason cuts officially over, we decided to take a look. Obviously these numbers are subject to change -- based on injuries, free agent signings and general roster transactions -- but as of right now, here are the five schools which..." September 14

  • Clemson's Hunter Renfrow out at least 4 weeks with broken hand

    CBS Sports "Clemson will be without receiver Hunter Renfrow for at least a month due to a broken hand suffered in the first half against Troy on Saturday. The Clemson wideout was injured after making an acrobatic touchdown catch in the second quarter and will now miss games against Georgia Tech and..." September 13

  • Student says she was sexually assaulted by UNC football player

    Raleigh News & Observer "A UNC-Chapel Hill student has said she was sexually assaulted in February by a UNC football player who has not been prosecuted or held accountable in the six months since. The student will hold a news conference with her father and attorney Tuesday afternoon to discuss her case. In..." September 13

  • FSU's Derwin James undergoes surgery for torn cartilage in left knee

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State safety Derwin James is expected to miss some time with torn cartilage in left knee, Jimbo Fisher said on Monday. Fisher said James had surgery on Monday, and expressed there was no serious damage suffered. Fisher did not have a timetable for James' recovery or how many games..." September 12

  • Trubisky accounts for four TDs in Tar Heels' 48-23 win

    The Sports Xchange "Quarterback Mitch Trubisky passed for two touchdowns and ran for two as North Carolina rebounded from a season-opening loss to Georgia with a 48-23 victory over Illinois on Saturday night in Champaign, Ill. Trubisky was 19-of-24 passing for 265 yards and extended his string of attempts..." September 11

  • No. 17 Tennessee wins in front of record crowd

    The Sports Xchange "BRISTOL, Tenn. -- For Tennessee coach Butch Jones, this one was special. "We talk to the players all the time about leaving a legacy," he said. And the 17th-ranked Volunteers certainly made some memories while taking strides toward being the team they want to be Saturday night,..." September 11

  • Jackson, No. 13 Cardinals thump Syracuse

    The Sports Xchange "SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- If Louisville Cardinals sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson wasn't in the serious Heisman Trophy discussion before, he is now. Jackson accounted for five touchdowns and 610 of Louisville's school- and Atlantic Coast Conference-record 845 total yards as the No. 13 Cardinals..." September 10

  • Towles passes Boston College past UMass

    The Sports Xchange "Graduate senior Patrick Towles hit converted quarterback Jeff Smith with two long touchdown passes in the second quarter and Boston College broke a nine-game losing streak with a 26-7 victory over Massachusetts at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on Saturday. Towles, a transfer from..." September 10

  • East Carolina holds on to defeat N.C. State

    The Sports Xchange "Running back Anthony Scott scored on a 5-yard touchdown run with 5:49 remaining and running back/receiver James Summers ran for two touchdowns as East Carolina defeated visiting North Carolina State 33-30 on Saturday afternoon at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, N.C. East Carolina (2-0)..." September 10

  • Pitt outlasts Penn State, 42-39

    The Sports Xchange "Penn State wouldn't lie down but Pittsburgh wouldn't be denied. Quadree Henderson returned a fourth-quarter kickoff 84 yards to set up James Conner's second touchdown of the game and Pittsburgh held on to beat Penn State 42-39 on Saturday in Pittsburgh. With Penn State nearing field..." September 10

  • No. 3 Florida State routs Charleston Southern 52-8

    The Sports Xchange "TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A short week of rest coming off an emotional Labor Day night game on Monday could've meant bad news No. 3 Florida State on Saturday. Instead, it was all good in the Seminoles' 2016 home opener. Quarterback Deondre Francois threw three touchdowns, Heisman hopeful..." September 10

  • Derwin James, an NFL talent stuck in college, suffers knee injury

    Pro Football Talk "One of the worst things about college football is seeing a player who’s good enough that he could be playing on Sundays get hurt on a Saturday, especially if that player is stuck playing for free in the NCAA because he’s not yet eligible for the NFL draft. Such an injury occurred today." September 10

  • Georgia Tech tops Mercer in home opener

    The Sports Xchange "Quarterback Justin Thomas accumulated 149 yards of total offense in one half to lead Georgia Tech to a 35-10 win over Mercer University on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. The senior competed 5 of 10 passes for 80 yards and rushed seven times for 69 yards, including a 13-yard..." September 10

  • Carney paces Wake Forest past Duke

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman running back Cade Carney scored on three touchdown runs and Wake Forest defeated Duke 24-14 in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams Saturday at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C. Carney gained 94 yards on 14 carries. His scoring runs were from 7, 1 and 55 yards,..." September 10

  • No. 2 Clemson gets scare from Troy

    The Sports Xchange "CLEMSON, S.C. -- Troy coach Neal Brown said his team didn't play its best Saturday, and that probably came as disconcerting news to No. 2 Clemson, which was pushed to the limit by the upstart Trojans at Memorial Stadium. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson threw three touchdown passes,..." September 10

  • Walton enjoys career night as Miami mauls Fla. Atlantic

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- With junior quarterback Brad Kaaya struggling, throwing two interceptions in a game for the first time since the first half of his freshman year, Miami turned to its running backs to pick up the load against Florida Atlantic. Good move. Sophomore Mark Walton and..." September 10

  • Miami freshman and former star recruit Sam Bruce out indefinitely with broken leg

    Miami Herald "LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST REDDIT PRINT ORDER REPRINT OF THIS STORY Could it get any worse injury-wise for the University of Miami football team? Hurricanes freshman Sam Bruce, one of the most talented high school receivers in the nation when he played at Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas..." September 09

  • Steve Spurrier says he coached on the sly during one-game suspension

    Sporting News - NCAAF "For three seasons Steve Spurrier was the head coach at Duke. He coached every Blue Devils game, including while he was suspended. During the 1988 season Spurrier was suspended for Duke's game against UNC for bad-mouthing the referees the week before. He was allowed to be at the game up to an..." September 08

  • Brent Musburger Said Bobby Petrino is a Good Coach "when he gets off his motorcycle"

    The Big Lead "Brent Musburger worked last night’s Clemson – Auburn game on SEC Network. During the second quarter Brent was looking at Clemson’s schedule and pointed out their October 1st game against Louisville. He noted that Clemson would watch out because when Bobby Petrino gets off his motorcycle, he’s a..." September 07

  • No. 4 Seminoles rally past No. 11 Ole Miss

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Think the epic Sunday night duel between Notre Dame and Texas couldn't be topped? Think again. Fourth-ranked Florida State pulled off the biggest comeback win in school history Monday night in front when it rallied from 22 points down to defeat 11th-ranked Ole Miss..." September 06

  • Dabo Swinney and wife donate $1 million to Clemson IPTAY

    Sportsnaut "Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney knows how to literally put his money where his mouth is. The fun-loving coach often touts his school as the best in the nation. Now he and his wife are donating a significant chunk to the university’s IPTAY program that is responsible for funding all..." September 06

  • Greenville police arrest former Clemson QB Tajh Boyd

    USA Today "Greenville police have charged former Clemson star Tajh Boyd with assault and battery, according to an arrest warrant. On the night of July 14, Boyd had a verbal altercation and pushed someone in the chest, causing the person to fall into another individual and then to the ground, according to..." September 06

  • 'Canes reserve linebacker Jamie Gordinier out for season after knee injury

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Hurricanes, already dealing with major depth issues on the defensive side of the ball, were dealt another blow during Saturday's win over FAMU. Redshirt freshman linebacker Jamie Gordinier, who made his debut in the win, injured his knee and will be out for the rest of the season, the..." September 05

  • No. 2 Clemson holds off upset-minded Auburn

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN, Ala. -- Mike Williams missed essentially all of last season after breaking a bone in his neck 12 plays into Clemson's season opener. He began making up for lost time Saturday night. Playing in his first game in more than a year, the junior wide receiver caught nine passes for a..." September 04

  • Miami walk-on QB arrested on DUI and drug charges

    Miami Herald "Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested University of Miami walk-on quarterback Tucker Beirne in Tavernier early Saturday morning. Beirne, 19, was charged with a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence and a felony count of cocaine possession. He had a blood alcohol level of..." September 04

  • Georgia Tech rallies past Boston College in Ireland

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman Dedrick Mills ran 4 yards for a touchdown with 35 seconds left to give Georgia Tech a come-from behind 17-14 ACC victory over Boston College in the opening game for both teams in Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday. The Yellow Jackets, who won just one conference game in an injury marred..." September 03

  • Pitt beats Villanova as Conner stars in return

    The Sports Xchange "Junior running back James Conner scored two touchdowns in his return from a serious knee injury and a cancer battle to help Pittsburgh record a 28-7 victory over Villanova on Saturday in a nonconference affair at Pittsburgh. Conner rushed for 53 yards and one touchdown and added a 9-yard..." September 03

  • Richmond dominates Virginia in Mendenhall's debut

    The Sports Xchange "First-year coach Bronco Mendenhall's Virginia debut was spoiled by in-state foe Richmond as the Cavaliers were dominated on both sides of the ball in a 37-20 loss to the Spiders on Saturday afternoon at Charlottesville, Va. The win marked Richmond's first triumph over the Cavaliers since..." September 03

  • Miami blows out Florida A&M 70-3

    The Sports Xchange "Miami scored touchdowns on nine of its first 11 possessions and rolled to a 70-3 victory over overmatched Florida A&M on Saturday evening in Miami Gardens, Fla., to make Mark Richt's debut as Hurricanes coach a successful one. The Hurricanes (1-0) took a quick 14-0 lead after capitalizing on..." September 03

  • Jones propels Duke to rout of North Carolina Central

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Daniel Jones' college debut was a big success as the quarterback threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score as Duke demolished cross-city opponent North Carolina Central, 49-6, on Saturday night at Wallace Wade Stadium. Jones, a redshirt freshman, completed 10-of-15..." September 03

  • No. 18 Georgia rallies to defeat No. 22 North Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Nick Chubb showed he was fully recovered from his knee injury, but the No. 18 Georgia Bulldogs also needed a spark from freshman quarterback Jacob Eason to give former Alabama assistant Kirby Smart a victory in his first game as the Bulldogs' head coach on Saturday. Chubb, who set..." September 03

  • Samuels powers NC State over W&M

    The Sports Xchange "Quarterback Ryan Finley completed his first nine passes and fullback Jaylen Samuels scored three touchdowns as North Carolina State strolled past visiting William & Mary 48-14 in Thursday night's season opener at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C. Finley, a redshirt sophomore transfer..." September 02

  • Syracuse begins Babers era with rout of Colgate

    The Sports Xchange "Junior wide receiver Ervin Phillips tied Art Monk's 39-year-old school record with 14 receptions Friday night as Syracuse defeated Colgate 33-7 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York in coach Dino Babers first game with the Orange. Graduate transfer receiver Amba Etta-Tawo and freshman..." September 02

  • George Brown’s transfer from LSU to Miami made official

    College Football Talk "A week after leaving an SEC school, George Brown has landed in the ACC. Following up on the speculation that’s been growing in recent days, Miami has confirmed that Brown is enrolled in classes at the university and will begin practicing with his new teammates immediately. While he’s permitted..." September 01

  • Dismissed Miami Hurricanes linebacker Jermaine Grace trying to return to team

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dismissed Miami Hurricanes linebacker Jermaine Grace may be trying to get back on UM's roster. Grace, a former Miramar High standout, posted a picture of himself on Instagram where he is wearing his Hurricanes gear and walking into Hard Rock Stadium with the caption, “Canes walk, I would not be..." September 01

  • FSU's Vic Viloria shared drinks with Showtime crew on night of DUI arrest

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State University strength and conditioning coach Vic Viloria was drinking with members of Showtime’s film crew on the night he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Viloria was given a bottle of whiskey from members of the crew to celebrate the end of preseason camp..." September 01

  • Defense leads way as Wake Forest tops Tulane

    The Sports Xchange "Wake Forest's defense stiffened repeatedly in the second half in a season-opening 7-3 victory against Tulane on Thursday night at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, N.C. Tulane moved into Wake Forest territory with slightly more than a minute remaining. Three incomplete passes from the 47-yard..." September 01

  • Jackson (eight TDs) leads Louisville to rout of Charlotte

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Asked if he had ever coached a player who accounted for eight touchdowns in a half, as quarterback Lamar Jackson did on Thursday night, Louisville coach Bobby Petrino couldn't think of one. "Should have been nine," Petrino quipped. Petrino and the 19th-ranked..." September 01

  • A middle schooler was lonely at lunch, so an FSU WR came to the rescue

    ESPN "This is your daily reminder of the good in the world. Bo Paske is an autistic student at Montford Middle School in Tallahassee, Florida. He was sitting alone at lunch, and Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph took notice. His mom told the story on Facebook. I was just a kid not too..." August 31

  • Florida State names Deondre Francois starting QB for Ole Miss game

    SEC Country "The Ole Miss Rebels now know which Florida State quarterback they will face on Sept. 5. Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher has named redshirt freshman Deondre Francois as the team’s starting quarterback. He beat out senior Sean Maguire, who suffered a foot injury earlier in camp and only returned to..." August 28

  • Duke QB Thomas Sirk reinjures Achilles, expected to miss season

    Fox Sports "Duke's bid to make a fifth consecutive bowl game under David Cutcliffe may have already suffered a devastating blow before the 2016 season has even started. Redshirt senior quarterback Thomas Sirk reportedly reinjured the left Achilles tendon he tore in February, and is expected to miss the..." August 27

  • Miami Hurricanes dismiss two standout defenders ahead of opener

    Fox Sports "Miami’s rebuilding hopes took to a huge jolt Saturday morning when red-shirt junior defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad and senior linebacker Jermaine Grace were permanently dismissed from the Hurricanes football program for violating NCAA rules. The 6-4, 250-pound Muhammad was UM’s most proven..." August 27

  • FSU strength coach Vic Viloria charged with DUI

    Tallahassee Democrat "At 5:06 a.m. Saturday, Tallahassee Police found Florida State head strength and conditioning coach Victor Viloria asleep at the wheel of his truck on the I-10 off-ramp on North Monroe Street. His truck was still in drive and Viloria’s foot was on the brake pedal. Officers tried to wake him up..." August 27

  • Tim Beckman parts with UNC, saying presence was 'distraction'

    ESPN "Former Illinois football coach Tim Beckman announced Thursday he will no longer serve as a volunteer assistant at North Carolina, saying he did not want to be a distraction to the program. The announcement came one day after the school confirmed that Beckman, who was fired as Illinois' football..." August 26

  • Meet the breakout star QB who could turn Louisville into a title contender

    Fox Sports "Nearly three years after Teddy Bridgewater last suited up for the Louisville Cardinals, you’ll still see young fans here wearing his jersey and pictures from his playing career displayed prominently on peoples’ walls. The Minnesota Vikings star helped put a then-Big East program on the national..." August 25

  • Island Coast's Kurt Benkert named Virginia's starting QB

    News-Press "It has been quite a year for Kurt Benkert. Marriage. Injury. A degree. Transfer. And now the former Island Coast High star is the starting quarterback for the University of Virginia football team. “It’s been a busy summer,” said Benkert, who married Cape Coral's Samantha Morreal in July...." August 24

  • Tar Heels losing QB Caleb Henderson to transfer

    College Football Talk "It appears the competition for North Carolina’s backup quarterback job has come to an end. Entering summer camp, redshirt sophomore Caleb Henderson and redshirt freshman Nathan Elliott were neck-and-neck in their battle to back up starter Mitch Trubisky. According to a report from,..." August 21

  • Syracuse RB George Morris out indefinitely after ankle surgery "Syracuse football fifth-year senior running back George Morris underwent surgery for an ankle injury suffered last week in practice, the school said Friday. It's unclear how long Morris will be out. Rehab is expected to take multiple weeks, and his playing status will be determined at a later..." August 20

  • Florida State may be down two QBs for Ole Miss with blue-chip freshman suspended

    CBS Sports "Florida State's depth at quarterback has taken a hit each of the last two weekends. Sean Maguire's foot injury, expected to keep him out of the lineup until at least the third or fourth game of the season, has likely promoted redshirt freshman Deondre Francois to the starter's role for the..." August 20

  • Miami's Coley investigated for potential NCAA violation

    Miami Herald "UM's investigation into players who might have used cars from a South Beach luxury car rental agency, in exchange for future promises, has expanded and now includes UM receiver Stacy Coley, according to a source with direct knowledge. As we have previously reported, Al Quadin Muhammad and Jermaine..." August 20

  • Duke suspends DT Brandon Boyce and S Phillip Carter for first 3 games

    Today's U "Duke will head into the 2016 season minus two of its defensive players for the first three games, as defensive tackle Brandon Boyce and safety Phillip Carter have been suspended by head coach David Cutcliffe. This according to multiple reports. No reason was given for the suspension. However,..." August 19

  • Deshaun Watson: Dual-threat is ‘code word’ for black quarterback

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2016 college football season, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is one of the most dangerous players in the nation. He’s a dual-threat quarterback (he can beat you with his arm and his legs), but don’t think for a second that means he is looking to run the ball as his first..." August 18

  • Clemson's new football facility has everything, including laser tag and a 'nap room'

    Fox Sports "Outside of the action on the field, one of the most exciting parts of following college football is to watch the great arms races between programs, consistently trying to one-up each other. From locker rooms with waterfalls, to barbershops in the practice facility, it seems like there is no..." August 18

  • How Florida State could make college football history in 2016

    Fox Sports "A touted redshirt freshman quarterback. Three proven receivers. An experienced offensive line that’s gone through the rough patches together. A scary defensive line. An All-America caliber safety. All of those things would have appeared on a preseason scouting report of Florida State’s 2013..." August 18

  • UM running back Trayone Gray to miss season with torn ACL

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For the second time in as many months, the Hurricanes have lost a player to a serious knee injury. This time, it's running back Trayone Gray, who tore his ACL and will miss the season, a source confirmed to the Sun Sentinel late Tuesday. Gray, a junior out of Carol City High School, was..." August 17

  • Pitt football will wear these spectacular throwback jerseys this season

    Fox Sports - College Football "College football season is right around the corner, and along with all the pomp and circumstance that comes with Week 1, comes something else altogether: Uniform talk. That’s right, a handful of teams always seem to break out specialty uniforms for Week 1, with schools like Texas A&M, Arizona..." August 16

  • Clemson DE Austin Bryant to miss Auburn game with injury

    SEC Country "Auburn looks to have caught a break for its opener against Clemson. As reported by Dan Hope of, Clemson defensive end Austin Bryant will miss some action after sustaining a foot injury. Clemson hopes Bryant, who had 35 tackles and 1.5 sacks last year, will return for the..." August 16

  • Florida State QB Sean Maguire out several weeks

    Yahoo! Sports "Florida State will be without presumptive starting quarterback Sean Maguire when the season begins. Maguire showed up at FSU’s practice Saturday with a boot on his right foot, and Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher told reporters following practice that Maguire, a fifth-year senior, needs..." August 14

  • Raising Kaaya: Mom's fame, dad's obsessiveness shape Miami's star QB

    CBS Sports "Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya was a 9 years old when he first said, "Bye, Felicia" to his mom, the catchphrase that she's famously identified with from the movie "Friday." Angela Means, Kaaya's mother and a former comedian/actress, had fussed at her son to clean up his room. He fired back with,..." August 12

  • Bobby Petrino on If He “Liked” a 5-Star Smut Tweet on Twitter

    Black Sports Online "The explanation Petrino gives is plausible but considering his track record of smashing interns and other shady activities I can’t say I can fully give him the benefit of the doubt. Personally, I don’t have a problem with anyone liking a 5-star Smut tweet, but I can understand with Petrino’s..." August 11

  • Georgia Tech athletic director leaving to take same position at Purdue in July

    CBS Sports "Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski is leaving the ACC school to take the same job at Purdue, a source confirmed to CBS Sports early Tuesday. "While I regret that Mike is leaving us, I appreciate his tremendous efforts the last three years to forge a unified, strategic direction for..." August 09

  • QB Jack Sears commits to Duke

    247 Sports "Sam Clemente (Calif.) high school four-star quarterback Jack Sears has committed to Duke. The 6-3, 200-pounder chose the Blue Devils over offers from UCLA, USC, Arizona State, Florida State, Tennessee and many others. As a junior, he completed 193-of-270 passes for 2,697 yards, 37 touchdowns..." August 08

  • Bandy commits to Miami

    247 Sports "Cornerback Trajan Bandy (Miami/Columbus) said he committed to Miami, as first-reported by 247Sports. Bandy chose Miami over finalists South Carolina and TCU. “I will no longer be interested in any other school,” Bandy said. “I will be attending the University of Miami.” Bandy has 36 total..." August 08

  • QB Dwayne Lawson decides to transfer from Virginia Tech, failed multiple drug tests, according to source

    Daily Press "After spending just more than a year at Virginia Tech, former highly touted quarterback recruit Dwayne Lawson has decided to transfer to Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kan. Lawson, a 6-foot-6, 231-pound rising sophomore from Tampa, Fla., failed multiple drug tests during his time..." August 06

  • Louisville's Sturghill to miss season after being shot in foot

    Louisville Courier-Journal "University of Louisville sophomore cornerback Cornelius Sturghill will miss the season as he recovers from being shot in the foot this summer during a drive-by shooting in his hometown of Memphis, coach Bobby Petrino announced Saturday. "He was walking down the street," Petrino said. "There was..." August 06

  • Canes fullback power cleans a ridiculous 381 pounds and teammates go wild

    Fox Sports "On Tuesday, 6-foot-1, 280-pound Miami Hurricanes fullback Marquez Williams locked and loaded an astonishing 381 pounds on a power clean -- a feat that puts him on par with many of the "Freaks" in Bruce Feldman's review of college football's most athletic specimens. “You see that cat?” Canes..." August 03

  • North Carolina lands 4-star OT Billy Ross

    Charleston Gazette-Mail "Add another name to the growing list of high school football players from West Virginia to commit to big time college football programs this summer. Huntington offensive lineman Billy Ross picked the University of North Carolina over Tennessee, Marshall and Florida State late Sunday night..." August 01

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