Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Miami suspends Juwon Young indefinitely for violation of department rules

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

  • Miami defender reportedly leaving Coral Gables

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

  • Former Miami lineman Jon Feliciano feels disrespected by Al Golden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tennessee, Virginia Tech to clash at Bristol Speedway

    The Score "Both Tennessee and Virginia Tech have been campaigning for years to play a game at NASCAR's Bristol Speedway. Sept. 10 at 8 p.m., they get their wish. The game will be played on the infield of the historic Speedway and is expected to draw nearly 150,000 fans, which would smash the..." June 07

  • Christian Lezzer to continue career at UCF

    College Football Talk "Last October, after suffering his fifth concussion, Boston College linebacker Christian Lezzer opted to walk away from football. Eight months later, Lezzer has opted for a return, albeit on a different campus. On social mediaWednesday, Lezzer announced that he has “accepted a scholarship to..." June 02

  • Former Duke QB Anthony Boone out of hospital

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

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

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

  • Former Duke QB Anthony Boone remains hospitalized after head-on collision

    Charlotte Observer "Former Duke quarterback Anthony Boone remains hospitalized in Charlotte following two surgeries resulting from a car crash involving Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson last weekend. Boone, a former Weddington High standout, is in Carolinas Medical Center recovering from hand and hip..." May 27

  • Report: Mark Richt donating $1M for Miami's indoor practice facility

    Palm Beach Post "Stephen Ross isn’t the only South Florida sports figure digging into his own pocket for football construction projects. Mark Richt told boosters in Chicago last week he was donating $1 million of his own money to fund Miami’s indoor practice facility, several sources who were at the event told..." May 25

  • Pitt's James Conner tweets he's cancer-free

    Orlando Sentinel "Pittsburgh running back James Conner, who's been battling Hodgkin's lymphoma since December, announced Monday that he is cancer-free. Conner took to Twitter to announce the good news, tweeting out: "God is AMAZING. Just got the call that my body is clean of cancer!!! Been a long road but God..." May 23

  • Doug Flutie’s Nephew Troy Charged With Drunk Driving In Natick

    CBS Boston "Boston College quarterback Troy Flutie was suspended from the team Monday after he arrested over the weekend on drunk driving charges. Flutie is the 20-year-old son of former NFL player Darren Flutie and nephew of 1984 Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie. Natick police said Troy Flutie was..." May 23

  • Coveted football recruit DeeJay Dallas chooses Miami Hurricanes

    Miami Herald "The Miami Hurricanes and Mark Richt have landed one of their top targets in the 2017 recruiting class. Four-star athlete DeeJay Dallas from Glynn Academy in Brunswick, Ga. announced Saturday afternoon during a radio show that he will become a Hurricane. “For the next four years I plan on..." May 21

  • Ellis Brooks Decommits from Duke

    Campus Insiders "David Cutcliffe's 2017 recruiting class took a hit on Friday when its highest rated commit, 4-star recruit Ellis Brooks, announced his decommitment from Duke. Brooks, who originally pledged to the Blue Devils on March 24, released a statement on Twitter regarding the decision. " May 20

  • Hurricanes RB Mark Walton pleads not guilty in DUI case

    Palm Beach Post "The Hurricanes have yet to make a determination on whether suspended running back Mark Walton will remain so. Walton pleaded not guilty Thursday on charges of driving under the influence and driving with a knowingly suspended license, according to Miami-Dade court records. Walton, 19, was..." May 19

  • FSU LB Tyrell Lyons transferring from school

    Tallahassee Democrat "The Florida State football team will lose a promising prospect at linebacker next season. But the Seminoles also have to make way for their incoming No. 1 recruiting class. Redshirt junior Tyrell Lyons, who suffered a torn ACL injury last season, announced his intentions to transfer from the..." May 19

  • Ex-Boise QB Ryan Finley headed to NC State as graduate transfer

    ESPN "Former Boise State quarterback Ryan Finley will transfer as a graduate to NC State to reunite with a former coach. Finley, who will have two years of remaining eligibility and can compete in 2016, played under new NC State quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz at Boise..." May 17

  • Georgia Southern lands grad transfer Micheal Summers

    The Score "Former Georgia Tech wide receiver Micheal Summers will stay in state to finish out his college career, transferring to Georgia Southern the school announced Monday. As a grad transfer, Summers will be immediately eligible to play for the Eagles. "It means the world to me to be able to come..." May 16

  • FSU running back commit James Cook, Dalvin Cook's brother, reclassifies to Class of 2018

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State may not have to wait long to find a version of Dalvin Cook 2.0. Cook’s younger brother, James Cook, reportedly reclassified to the Class of 2018. The Miami Central standout originally pledged to FSU in March as a member of the 2019 recruiting class. Now James Cook, according to a..." May 16

  • Syracuse to spend $105M for new Carrier Dome roof, $100M more for renovation

    CBS Sports "Syracuse has approved a renovation plan for its 49,000 seat Carrier Dome, which includes a new roof for the stadium that was built in 1980. According to the school's release, there is no set timeline or exact final cost for the project's completion, but the cost of the new roof and renovations..." May 16

  • Former Syracuse football DE Qaadir Sheppard says he's committed to Ole Miss

    Syracuse.com "Former Syracuse football defensive end Qaadir Sheppard says he has committed to Ole Miss, according to a post on Instagram. It's unclear when Sheppard will join the Ole Miss program. By transferring to another FBS school, Sheppard would be required to sit out the 2016 season, per NCAA rules. He..." May 14

  • Clemson WR Deon Cain reinstated, Dabo Swinney confirms

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Clemson rising sophomore wide receiver Deon Cain, sent home the day before the Tigers' College Football Playoff semifinal in the Orange Bowl for violating team rules, has been reinstated, coach Dabo Swinney confirmed Tuesday. "He is a great kid — not a bad kid at all," Swinney told reporters at..." May 11

  • Syracuse loses AD to Minnesota after less than a year on the job

    CBS Sports "Minnesota announced on Wednesday morning that it would be hiring Mark Coyle as its new athletic director. The decision comes less than a year after Coyle accepted the same position at Syracuse. According to an announcement from Syracuse, Coyle made the decision to leave for Minnesota for..." May 11

  • David Cutcliffe hopeful QB Thomas Sirk will be ready for opener

    ESPN "Duke coach David Cutcliffe has maintained for the last month that injured starting quarterback Thomas Sirk is ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn Achilles tendon. On Wednesday at the ACC spring meetings, Cutcliffe went a step further, saying he was "absolutely" hopeful Sirk would be..." May 11

  • Pitt RB James Conner completes chemotherapy treatment

    College Football Talk "The college football season may be months away from kicking off, but we already have a good idea what one of the feel-good stories will likely be. That would be the return of Pitt running back James Conner, who continues to battle with cancer, which was diagnosed last fall (Hodgkin lymphoma)...." May 11

  • Petrino likely to hold satellite camps

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Though he generally doesn't like the idea of them, University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino said in a radio interview last week that the Cardinals are likely to hold at least one single-day, off-campus prospect camp – a so-called satellite camp – possibly in Georgia or Florida this..." May 10

  • Pitt QB Chad Voytik transfers to Arkansas State

    Underdog Dynasty "Only two days ago, Underdog Dynasty was reporting that Arkansas State's depth at quarterback had suddenly become dangerously shallow thanks to the departures of James Tabary and Cameron Birse. It appeared that recent Oklahoma transfer Justice Hansen had secured the starting role, if not by talent..." May 08

  • Logan Rudolph commits to Clemson with unusual Twitter video

    The State "Clemson flexed its in-state recruiting muscle Friday night with a commitment from defensive end Logan Rudolph of Northwestern High. After going out of state for their first nine commitments of the 2017 class, the Tigers made their first local take a big one. Rudolph (6-4, 225) holds 40 or so..." May 07

  • FSU's Mario Pender dismissed from team after being charged with domestic battery by strangulation

    Orlando Sentinel "Florida State dismissed running back Mario Pender after he was arrested Saturday and charged with domestic battery by strangulation and resisting an officer without violence. Pender, 23, was arrested by the Tallahassee Police Department and placed in Leon County Jail, according to county..." May 07

  • Richt to give 'really good QB' Kaaya more control of Miami offense

    Palm Beach Post "Mark Richt is excited about being a hands-on offensive coach again, but he’s not scouring all corners of the country, digging into textbooks and spending bleary-eyed nights trying to develop new plays. He has more than enough in his repertoire. “There’s really nothing new under the sun,” he..." May 06

  • Florida State bans Native American headdresses at athletic events

    The Score "Florida State's student government voted to ban all Native American headdresses at sporting events, according to Perry Kostidakis of FSUNews.com. Headdresses are popular among both fans and FSU entertainers who wish to represent the spirit of the Seminoles. However, the long, feathered style..." May 03

  • Mark Richt on NCAA overturning satellite camp ban: ‘I don’t like it’

    Palm Beach Post "The ACC and SEC lobbied for the NCAA to ban satellite camps. Having coached 15 years in the latter conference and five months in the former, you might expect Mark Richt to be against them. You’d be right. “I don’t like it,” he said Monday when asked in a Q&A session with Hurricanes boosters for..." May 03

  • Kurt Benkert transferring to Virginia

    Today's U "Former East Carolina quarterback Kurt Benkert is transferring to the Virginia Cavaliers. The gunslinger made the move known via 247Sports. This is clearly a solid get for the Cavs. Year one of Bronco Mendenhall as the leader of young men in Virginia is going to come under much scrutiny, as many..." May 01

  • Miami's Al-Quadin Muhammad undergoes minor knee surgery

    Palm Beach Post "Defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad, one of the Hurricanes’ top players, had surgery Friday, he announced through his Instagram account. UM later confirmed Muhammad had “a small procedure done on his knee” and would resume football activities in two weeks. A source close to Muhammad said he had an..." April 30

  • Miami Hurricanes RB Allegedly Posed As A Cop, Groped A Woman And Had The Balls To Ask Victim For A Date

    BroBible "The Miami Hurricanes may have hired a new head football coach this offseason in Mark Richt, but it seems as if some of the same problems persist after the news that freshman running back Mark Walton was recently busted by cops—and you won’t believe the perverse act that caused his arrest. After..." April 28

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