Mid-American RUMORS & NEWS

  • NIU player charged with driving under the influence

    Daily Chronicle "A Northern Illinois University football player faces felony charges after police said they stopped him drunkenly driving 93 mph on Route 23 at 12:18 a.m. Thursday. Skyler P. Monaghan, 19, of the 28500 block of West Ash Creek Road, Willcox, Arizona, is charged with driving under the influence of..." July 27

  • Taking a Chance: three-star WMU QB signee heads to D-II

    College Football Talk "In 2014, Chance Stewart was thought to be the next big thing at the quarterback position for Western Michigan. In 2015, Stewart will ply his football wares a couple of rungs down the collegiate football ladder. On its official Twitter page a few days ago, Hillsdale College in Michigan..." July 27

  • CMU dismisses Brandon Greer after arrest on kidnapping and assault charges

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Central Michigan has dismissed defensive back Brandon Greer after he was arrested on several serious charges. CMU dismissed Greer from its football program on Friday, just one day after he was charged with assault, attempted unlawful imprisonment and assault with intent to commit sexual..." July 13

  • Former U of L WR Harris transfers to Akron

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Michaelee Harris' time at the University of Louisville is over, but his college football career will last another year. Harris, a wide receiver who had an injury-plagued five years at U of L, will play at Akron next season as a graduate transfer after evidently being granted a sixth year to..." July 02

  • CMU RB Derrick Nash dies after leukemia battle

    Detroit Free Press "Central Michigan athletics announced tonight that football player Derrick Nash, 20, died after a second bout with leukemia. Nash was a standout running back at Carrolton High and signed a national letter of intent with CMU in February 2013. He was first diagnosed with leukemia three months..." June 23

  • CMU football coach John Bonamego diagnosed with cancer in left tonsil; he says it's 'very treatable'

    Midland Daily News "New Central Michigan University head football coach John Bonamego has been diagnosed with cancer in his left tonsil, according to a press release sent by the university this morning. "As I told our team, I will beat this," Bonamego said in the press release. "It was discovered early and is very..." June 18

  • Central Michigan football player Derrick Nash battling cancer is 'hanging in there'

    Michigan Live "Derrick Nash has displayed a brave and unyielding resolve in his fight to beat cancer, inspiring countless people in the process. He needs their support now more than ever. Nash has been at the University of Michigan Health System hospital in Ann Arbor for three weeks, according to his..." June 15

  • Toledo coach will no longer lead team prayers after complaint

    CBS Sports "Toledo coach Matt Campbell issued a statement Friday saying Rockets players "will determine on their own any personal [pregame] preparation methods" after the university received a complaint over Campbell leading a team prayer in 2012. The Toledo Blade reported that the school received a letter..." June 15

  • Judge denies summary judgment for Bowling Green in concussion case

    CBS Sports "The Ohio Court of Claims has reversed course and denied a motion for summary judgment by Bowling Green in a concussion lawsuit brought by a former football player. The pending case is worth watching given that the judge now is allowing lawyers to call into question a release form designed to..." June 03

  • BGSU's Bryan Thomas suspended indefinitely

    Toledo Blade "Bowling Green State University football coach Dino Babers announced today that Bryan Thomas has been indefinitely suspended from the Falcons football team. BG gave no reason for the suspension of Thomas, a defensive end who in the spring was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA...." June 02

  • Bowling Green adds Notre Dame transfer Eilar Hardy

    College Football Talk "After four years in Indiana, Eilar Hardy has decided to move one state over for his final season. In a press release Thursday, Bowling Green announced that Hardy has decided to transfer into Dino Babers‘ football program and play his final season of college ball with the Falcons. Hardy comes..." May 28

  • Report: Tim Beckman named in ex-Toledo player hazing injury suit

    CBS Sports "A 2013 lawsuit brought by a former Toledo offensive lineman doesn't allege any direct mistreatment on the part of his then-Rockets coach Tim Beckman. But it also won't do anything to calm the firestorm surrounding the current Illinois coach's treatment of his players. The Chicago Tribune..." May 13

  • Ball State former starting QB Ozzie Mann transfers

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Ball State quarterback Ozzie Mann has decided to transfer, the school announced. Mann, a redshirt sophomore, started six games for the Cardinals last season. He completed 116-of-197 passes for 1,281 yards with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. "We want to thank Ozzie for his hard work and..." May 05

  • Cardale Jones plays 'May Fools' joke, says he's transferring to Akron

    CBS Sports "Thankfully (some) humans can hold their breath for longer than six minutes. Otherwise, the entire state of Ohio would be a desolate wasteland after what Cardale Jones did on Twitter Friday. Jones, the star of last year's College Football Playoff, announced in a series of tweets that he was..." May 02

  • NIU suspends LB Rasheen Lemon after domestic battery arrest

    College Football Talk "A mini-run of players diving headfirst into offseason legal issues continues, with Northern Illinois the latest program to take a hit. The DeKalb Daily Chronicle is reporting that linebacker Rasheen Lemon has been arrested on a domestic battery charge. The charges stem from an incident that..." April 21

  • BGSU cornerback arrested for allegedly assaulting woman on campus

    Toledo Blade "Nick Johnson, who last season played for the Bowling Green State University football team, was arrested after allegedly assaulting a woman on campus earlier this month. The university announced today that Johnson, a cornerback who last season earned All-Mid-American Conference second team..." April 16

  • Notre Dame, Ball State to meet in football for first time in 2018

    College Football Talk "This may elicit a yawn nationally — and maybe even in South Bend — but, for some areas in the state of Indiana, this is an absolutely huge announcement. Monday afternoon, Ball State announced that it has agreed to a one-game “series” with Notre Dame in 2018. The in-state matchup will be played..." March 17

  • Already down a head coach, Central Michigan reportedly loses defensive coordinator

    College Football Talk "We touched on this a bit earlier, but what the Central Michigan coaching staff pulled off today was a small slice of amazing. Without a head coach, without any sort of certainty to recruit to, the Chippewas signed 18 recruits on Wednesday. Following the surprise defection of head coach Dan..." February 05

  • Dan Enos leaves Central Michigan to be Arkansas offensive coordinator

    SI - College Football "Central Michigan head coach Dan Enos has resigned to take the offensive coordinator job at Arkansas, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. Enos informed his team of the move at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. Enos went 26-36 in five years at Central Michigan, reaching bowl games..." January 22

  • Darryl Monroe transfers from Washington State to Akron

    Orlando Sentinel "Former Orlando Dr. Phillips and Olympia linebacker Darryl "Ray Ray" Monroe, who spent his first three football seasons at Washington State, has transferred to the University of Akron for his senior season. Monroe (6-foot-1, 235), who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at WSU,..." January 19

  • QB/WR Conner Krizancic transfers from Minnesota to Ohio University

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Former Mentor quarterback/wide receiver Conner Krizancic, the 2013 cleveland.com offensive player of the year, has transferred from Minnesota to Ohio University and hopes to play QB for the Bobcats. "I knew (Ohio) wanted another quarterback and I knew how they wanted me out of high school,"..." January 15

  • 2014 Illini signee Matt Domer ends up at Bowling Green

    College Football Talk "Seven months after being denied entry at a Big Ten school, Matt Domer has moved on to the MAC. Earlier this week, Bowling Green announced that Domer as been added to the football program’s roster. Domer began spring semester classes this week. He will be eligible to play immediately in 2014,..." January 15

  • Toledo signs Matt Campbell to extension through 2020

    CBS Sports "Matt Campbell will be back at Toledo in 2015 after signing a contract extension with the school that runs through 2020. Campbell has a 25-13 record as head coach since taking over for Tim Beckman after the 2011 regular season. Under Campbell, the Rockets have had a winning season every year and..." December 22

  • P.J. Fleck signs six-year extension at Western Michigan, is now the MAC’s highest-paid coach

    College Football Talk "Just a year after posting a 1-11 debut, P.J. Fleck is set to become the highest-paid coach in the Mid-American Conference. The Broncos announced a six-year contract extension, keeping Fleck signed through the 2020 season, worth $800,000 annually, plus incentives. The new contract will make..." December 19

  • Falcons QB Matt Johnson charged in prank gone too far

    Toledo Blade "Injured Bowling Green State University quarterback Matt Johnson has been charged with obstructing official business, a misdemeanor, after admitting he took money from a teammate that had been reported stolen. According to a police report, Johnson’s roommate, Ryan Burbrink, had $1,500 stolen...." December 16

  • Buffalo-Kent State snowed out, won't be made up

    CBS Sports "The extreme weather conditions in Buffalo, N.Y., have led to the cancellation of Buffalo -Kent State for the second time in a week. The MAC office announced Thursday night that the game, first rescheduled from Wednesday night to Friday afternoon, will not be rescheduled. "Despite the best..." November 21

  • Kent State-Buffalo game rescheduled for Friday afternoon

    CBS Sports "Due to the incredible amount of snow to hit the Buffalo area in recent days, Wednesday night's scheduled game between Buffalo and Kent State had to be postponed. On Thursday morning the MAC announced that the game is "tentatively scheduled" to be played on Friday at 1 p.m. ET. Of course, the..." November 20

  • Buffalo fires head coach Jeff Quinn in wake of loss at Eastern Michigan

    Buffalo News "The University at Buffalo dropped a bombshell Monday afternoon by firing head football coach Jeff Quinn. The move comes two days after a stunning, 37-27 loss at Eastern Michigan. The loss dropped the Bulls to 3-4 and put their hopes for a second straight bowl bid on life support. UB may well..." October 14

  • Central Michigan running back Thomas Rawls reinstated to team after felony larceny plea

    Michigan Live "Central Michigan University running back Thomas Rawls was reinstated to the football team Tuesday, Sept. 23, the same day he accepted a felony larceny plea agreement. Rawls appeared in Isabella County District Court on Tuesday morning and pleaded guilty to larceny from a building, court..." September 24

  • UMass running back Jamal Wilson likely done for the year

    Daily Hampshire Gazette "On top of the frustrating 34-31 loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday, the UMass football team appears to have lost leading rusher Jamal Wilson for the season. Wilson suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter and had to be taken off the field on a cart for X-rays. After the game, Minuteman coach..." September 15

  • CMU running backs accused of stealing purse, credit cards

    The Morning Sun "Senior running back Thomas Tyrell Rawls, who was a no-show for Central Michigan University’s football game against Syracuse on Saturday, was arrested Sunday for allegedly stealing a purse and several credit cards at the Soaring Eagle Casino last April. Rawls, 21, of Flint, was arrested by..." September 15

  • Report: Vandy buys out of 2018 game at UMass

    College Football Talk "As part of the SEC’s non-conference scheduling requirement for all conference members, each school’s football schedule must include at least one game against an opponent from another power conference. Vanderbilt could be working on setting something up to meet that requirement. Vanderbilt..." September 10

  • Toledo QB Phillip Ely out for season with torn ACL

    CBS Sports "Toledo will have to manage the rest of the season without its starting quarterback as coach Matt Campbell announced Monday that Phillip Ely will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Ely suffered the injury late in the third quarter of Toledo's 49-24 loss to Missouri." September 08

  • 3 Eastern Michigan football players charged with assault

    Michigan Live "Three Eastern Michigan University players face misdemeanor assault charges after an incident off-campus Friday afternoon, court records show. Darius Scott, Quincy Jones and Jarockeis (Jay) Jones are all facing a single misdemeanor charge of aggravated assault, according to court records. The..." September 03

  • BGSU loses starting QB to season-ending hip injury

    College Football Talk "As it turns out, Bowling Green lost something more important than just a single football game this past weekend. During the loss to Western Kentucky Saturday, Matt Johnson suffered an injury to his hip that didn’t knock him out of the game. The injury was severe enough, though, that, according..." September 03

  • BGSU running back accused of attempted rape suspended for 2 years

    Toledo Blade "William Houston, a Bowling Green State University football player who is accused of attempted rape, has been suspended by the university for two years. Mr. Houston, 19, of Dublin, Ohio, was indicted in August in Wood County Common Pleas Court, after he was accused of attempted rape on July..." September 03

  • Former Alabama quarterback Phillip Ely named starter at Toledo

    Alabama "Former Alabama quarterback Phillip Ely will start at the same position for Toledo when the Rockets open the season against New Hampshire on Saturday. Ely, a 6-foot-1, 202-pound redshirt junior, won the competition to start. He transferred to Toledo in May of 2013 and sat out last year due to..." August 25

  • Kent State starting center found dead in apartment

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Kent State starting center Jason Bitsko died Wednesday from an undetermined medical issue, the university announced. Bitsko, 21, a fourth year junior who started all 12 games last season, was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment before 9 a.m. Wednesday morning,..." August 21

  • Four-star running back Drew Harris parts ways with UMass football team

    Mass Live "The newly revamped University of Massachusetts offense will have to make due without one of its prized offseason acquisitions this season. Coach Mark Whipple confirmed Monday that Drew Harris – a junior college transfer running back and former four-star recruit out of high school – has left the..." August 19

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Former Buckeye lineman files for waiver to play for Akron in 2014

    College Football Talk "A former Ohio State offensive lineman is hoping for a shot at more playing time at a new football home. If the NCAA helps him out, he will be allowed to play right away this season. Tommy Brown has decided to transfer to Akron, a transfer that brings him closer to home. Cleveland.com reports..." August 04

  • Ball State announces Cincinnati transfer Posley

    The Star Press "Earlier this summer there was speculation that a member of the Cincinnati Bearcats would be on the move to the MAC. Thursday, that came to fruition. Ball State announced in a release that Joshua Posley has transferred into the football program. Because of NCAA transfer rules, the defensive..." July 31

  • Bowling Green State University football player accused of attempted rape

    Toledo Blade "Bond for a Bowling Green State University football player who is accused of attempted rape has been set at $25,000. William Houston, 19, of Dublin, Ohio, remains in the Wood County jail. He was arraigned today by video in Bowling Green Municipal Court. Bowling Green police Lt. Brad Biller..." July 22

  • One of two suspected murderers of EMU player pleads guilty

    College Football Talk "A man suspected of murdering Eastern Michigan wide receiver Demarius Reed has pleaded guilty of the crime. Kristopher Pratt entered a plea agreement on Friday in Washtenaw County Trial Court in which he admitted guilt to second-degree murder. As part of the plea deal, Pratt will testify against Ed..." July 20

  • Ex-LSU quarterback Rob Bolden transfers to Eastern Michigan

    The Advocate "Former LSU quarterback Rob Bolden has a new home: Eastern Michigan. Bolden, a Michigan native who spent his first two college seasons at Penn State before joining the Tigers, transferred to Eastern Michigan, the school announced Friday. Bolden came to LSU in 2012 and played that position for..." July 19

  • Former Penn State and LSU QB Rob Bolden transferring to Eastern Michigan

    Give Me Sport "Former Penn State and LSU player Rob Bolden has announced he will transfer once again, this time he leaves the Beaux Bengals for the Eagles of Eastern Michigan to play under new head coach Chris Creighton. Bolden played QB at Penn State and switched to WR while with LSU. Bolden is originally..." July 16

  • Ex-Ohio State DE Jamal Marcus announces transfer to Akron

    CBS Sports "Former Ohio State defensive end Jamal Marcus announced on his Instagram feed this week that he will transfer to nearby Akron to play for coach Terry Bowden and the Zips. "Everything in life whether good or bad I feel are life lessons that God places on us to help us become better and wiser men..." July 05

  • CMU football players arrested for retail fraud, robbery and marijuana

    The Morning Sun "Central Michigan University wide receiver Andrew Flory has been offered a plea deal if he agrees to testify against a teammate in a related criminal case stemming from the theft of DVDs at Walmart last month, according to court records. Flory was offered the deal Tuesday if he pleads to..." July 02

  • Ex-Irish DL Bruce Heggie transfers to Ball State

    College Football Talk "On June 21, 2012, Ball State announced the addition of Brandon Newman, a transfer defensive lineman from Notre Dame. Nearly two years to the day, it’s lather (with Irish Spring), rinse and repeat for the Cardinals. In a release, Ball State announced that Bruce Heggie has transferred into..." June 19

  • Three Akron football players suspended, charged with rioting

    Akron Beacon Journal "Three University of Akron football players have been suspended after being charged with felonies related to a near brawl outside a McDonald’s after a deputy and a student were injured. Running back Bryan Green, safety Johnny Robinson and cornerback Donte Williams were arrested Monday by..." June 14

  • As football conference search continues, UMass explores possibility of independency

    Daily Hampshire Gazette "UMass is actively seeking a conference for its football program for when its Mid-American Conference affiliation ends after the 2015 season. But athletic director John McCutcheon said the school’s athletic department is beginning to prepare for the possibility that the Minutemen could play, at..." June 10

  • Sun Belt isn't looking to expand, sticks with 11 teams

    Sun Belt Sports "The Sun Belt Conference concluded its annual Spring Meeting on Wednesday with a number of important topics being discussed and several key developments taking place. Sun Belt Conference Membership Discussion The Sun Belt Conference has suspended any further discussion or consideration to add..." May 22

  • 2012 MAC Freshman of the Year transferring to Bethune-Cookman

    College Football Talk "According to Bruce Feldman, Jaime Wilson — who announced he’d transfer from Western Michigan back in February — is heading to FCS-level Bethune-Cookman to be closer to his 5-year-old daughter. Wilson earned MAC Freshman of the Year honors in 2012, reeling in 67 catches for 792 yards and six..." April 28

  • Jim Tressel named finalist for University of Akron presidency

    Fox Sports Ohio "Former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel is one step closer to becoming a university president. Tressel is one of three finalists for the University of Akron's presidency, according to multiple reports. He was originally among 19 men and women being considered for the position, which sitting..." April 22

  • UMass leaving the MAC after 2015 season

    College Football Talk "In an era of expanding conferences, the MAC is headed in the other direction. In a press release issued Wednesday afternoon, the MAC announced that UMass will be leaving the conference following the completion of the 2015 football season. UMass has been a football-only member of the MAC for..." March 27

  • Jim Tressel is one of 19 candidates for University of Akron president

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The University of Akron has identified 19 men and women who are being considered for president, including Jim Tressel, who until now had not indicated he was interested in succeeding Luis Proenza. Tressel, executive vice president for student success at the university and former Ohio State..." March 25

  • Jim Tressel should be considered seriously for University of Akron president

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "How long will the tattoos that marked Jim Tressel’s players also stain him? The statute of limitations on his college coaching ban still has two years to go. The Browns never gave the former Ohio State coach the time of day when they embarked on their last coaching search and wound up with Mike..." March 22

  • Report: Ball State to make Lembo highest paid coach in MAC

    College Football Talk "Ball State will make head coach Pete Lembo the highest paid coach in the MAC as part of a five-year contract extension. According to Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com, who was first to report the contract extension, Ball State will also improve various aspects of the football program to provide for..." March 20

  • NFL teams look at Jordan Lynch as a running back or safety

    Pro Football Talk "When we last heard from former Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch, he was saying he had been told by NFL scouts that he could be a pro quarterback. But at his Pro Day workout today, NFL scouts wanted to see how he looked doing drills as a running back or defensive back. Lynch hadn’t..." March 08

  • NIU announces 2014 football schedule

    Chicago Tribune "Northern Illinois will put its 26-game home stadium winning streak on the line when it hosts Presbyterian in a Thursday night season-opening game on Aug. 28. But the Huskies’ greater challenge will come in the following three weeks when they travel to Northwestern, UNLV and Arkansas. The..." March 01

  • Report: Hawkeye quarterback Cody Sokol looking to transfer

    Hawk Central "Cody Sokol, who was part of a three-man race for the starting quarterback position at Iowa this fall, is apparently looking for another place to finish his career. According to Hawkeye Report, Sokol has indicated that he would visit Louisiana Tech and Ball State. Sokol, who was born in Des..." February 28

  • Mark Whipple excited to coach UMass football

    Worcester Telegram & Gazette "UMass football was nameless in 1972 and homeless for the past two years, but has not been winless since 1927. However, the Minutemen — who got that name late in the '72 season — were dangerously close to not winning a single game in both 2012 and 2013, so changes were in order. They have..." February 26

  • Dri Archer runs 4.26, just misses Chris Johnson’s Combine record

    Pro Football Talk "Former Kent State running back Dri Archer fell two-hundredths of a second short of breaking the record for the fastest 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine. Archer ran his 40 in 4.26 seconds, just shy of the record of 4.24 set by Chris Johnson in 2008. Archer’s time tops the 4.27 that Marquise..." February 23

  • Khalil Mack would be my No. 1 overall pick

    NFL.com "A Mid-American Conference player went first in the 2013 draft, and if NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock had his way, a MAC player would go No. 1 in 2014, too. Appearing on Minneapolis radio station KFAN on Friday morning, Mayock said he would take Buffalo outside linebacker Khalil Mack first..." February 22

  • Firestone senior Brennan Williams commits to Akron for football

    Akron Beacon Journal "Firestone senior Brennan Williams has committed to attend the University of Akron and plans to play for the Zips football team in 2015. Williams will enter UA as a non-qualifier academically, Firestone coach Tim Flossie said, but will get the opportunity to get his grades up and compete for a..." February 21

  • Jordan Lynch: Scouts say I can be an NFL quarterback

    Pro Football Talk "Jordan Lynch had an excellent college career as the quarterback at Northern Illinois, leading his team to a surprise Orange Bowl appearance in his junior year, and coming in third place in Heisman Trophy voting as a senior. But Lynch wasn’t playing in a pro-style offense, and few people who saw..." February 16

  • Explosive running back Jerrod Davis anchors class

    Detroit News "Jerrod Davis made the most of his short time with Portage Central’s football program, helping the Mustangs reach the Division 2 state semifinals. Davis, a 6-foot, 190-pound running back, set school records for rushing yards (1,700), TDs (31) and points (190) in his lone season at the school..." February 07

  • Recruits aim to change losing culture

    Detroit News "Chris Creighton is getting a lot done in a short amount of time since becoming head coach at Eastern Michigan. Creighton has been busy filling his staff while also persuading some quality recruits to bring their talent to EMU. Kenny Jones (Lawrence Central/Indianapolis) is one of those..." February 07

  • Northern Illinois adds two to quarterback mix

    Chicago Tribune "Northern Illinois' next quarterback will have tough acts to follow. Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch more than adequately succeeded Chandler Harnish, who had been Mid-American Conference MVP before being drafted by the Colts. The Huskies signed two quarterbacks Wednesday — Landon Root..." February 06

  • Northern Illinois sees effect of Orange Bowl appearance

    Chicago Tribune "Rod Carey did not hesitate when asked how much stock he places in recruiting rankings. "I put none in it," the Northern Illinois coach said on national signing day Wednesday. "I put a period behind that with an exclamation point. "I do not care in any way, shape or form what third-party..." February 06

  • Transfers boost UMass’ haul

    Boston Herald "Back for a second go-round as UMass football coach, Mark Whipple treated yesterday’s national Letter of Intent Day like an old friend. “It was fun. I did a little (recruiting) at Miami, but I like helping kids and meeting people,” Whipple said after inking 15 prospective freshmen as well as..." February 06

  • University of Akron hires new cornerbacks coach

    Akron Beacon Journal "The University of Akron has hired a new cornerbacks coach in Otis Mounds, head coach Terry Bowden announced on Monday. Mounds played safety for Bowden at Auburn during the 1993 and ’94 seasons before playing professionally in the Canadian Football League and Arena Football League. His..." February 04

  • Terry Bowden adds former Auburn player to Akron staff

    College Football Talk "Two decades after playing for Terry Bowden at Auburn, Otis Mounds will now work under the head coach, albeit at a football program a little bit further north. Akron announced Monday that Bowden has added Mounds to his Zips coaching staff. Mounds will serve as Akron new cornerbacks..." February 04

  • Ball State hires Georgetown coach Kevin Kelly as its DC

    Ball State Sports "Kevin Kelly, who has served as the head football coach at Georgetown from 2007-13, has been named the defensive coordinator/inside linebackers coach for the Ball State Cardinals, according to fourth-year head coach Pete Lembo. “We are very fortunate to bring a defensive coach with Kevin’s..." February 03

  • NIU’s Jimmie Ward could be Bears safety who doesn’t miss

    Chicago Sun-Times "With a twinkling ukulele, ‘‘Hey Soul Sister” by Train spent 22 weeks atop the adult contemporary charts in 2010. The Village Voice once called its success ‘‘pretty much proof that rock music is dead.’’ Whatever your musical taste, it’s not what you’d picture a hard-hitting football player..." January 25

  • Texas Tech QB Clayton Nicholas transfers to BGSU

    CBS Sports "The most easily overlooked member of Texas Tech 's quarterbacking exodus has landed in an offense that might change that status come 2015. Red Raider redshirt freshman Clayton Nicholas will transfer to Bowling Green to play for first-year head coach Dino Babers, the Toledo Blade reported..." January 24

  • NIU's Ward back home for Senior Bowl

    Chicago Tribune "Jimmie Ward chuckled about it. He wasn’t selected to play in the Alabama-Mississippi high school football all-star game but here he was late Monday afternoon after the North’s practice for Saturday’s Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium preparing to play in the top college showcase leading up to..." January 21

  • WMU football program to hire former Michigan star Mike Hart as running backs coach

    Michigan Live "Former University of Michigan star running back and Eastern Michigan assistant coach Mike Hart will be joining the Western Michigan University football program as an assistant coach, according to school officials. Hart will replace Charles Huff, who left last week to join James Franklin's staff..." January 21

  • Predicting Destinations for Top 25 Uncommitted 2014 College Football Recruits

    Bleacher Report "Top uncommitted recruits are without a doubt the hottest commodities on the recruiting trail right now. At this point, many of the nation's best prospects have a decision on where they are going to college. Yet some recruits are still mulling their options. That means college coaches are..." January 20

  • Irish CB Wood headed to Miami (Ohio)

    Chicago Tribune "Notre Dame senior cornerback Lo Wood, who has a fifth year of eligibility remaining, will transfer to Miami of Ohio, his father, Lo Wood Sr., told the South Bend Tribune. Under NCAA graduate transfer rules, Wood will be eligible to play next season. Wood is the third fifth-year player from..." January 17

  • Mark Whipple hired by UMass again

    ESPN "UMass has hired Mark Whipple as its football coach. He returns to the school he coached from 1998 through 2003 and led to the Division I-AA national championship in his first season. UMass moved to the top level of college football when it joined the FBS in 2012. But the Minutemen went 1-11 in..." January 15

  • Ball State's Keith Wenning stands out at Shrine Game workouts

    NFL.com "A driving rainstorm led to alternative workouts at the East-West Shrine Game on Tuesday, but scouts were still able to take a long, hard look at some of the hidden gems in the 2014 draft class. Although it's tough to assess pro potential while watching prospects move around on carpet inside an..." January 15

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