Mid-American RUMORS & NEWS

  • Corey Davis could miss NFL combine due to ankle injury

    Fanrag Sports "Corey Davis, the star wideout from Western Michigan who is largely predicted to go in the first round of the NFL Draft, has reportedly suffered an ankle injury that may have a big impact on his future. According to Ian Rapoport: “WMU 1st-rd WR Corey Davis suffered an ankle injury while..." January 31

  • Western Michigan hires Tim Lester as head coach

    Detroit Free Press "Tim Lester is the next football coach for Western Michigan, the school announced Friday night. He replaces P.J. Fleck, who left last week to coach Minnesota. Lester, 39, served as Purdue's quarterbacks coach this past season. Before that he was offensive coordinator for two seasons at..." January 14

  • Minnesota expected to hire P.J. Fleck as coach

    SI "The University of Minnesota is expected to hire P.J. Fleck as its new coach, according to a source. The two sides are working on a deal, which could be finalized as early as Friday morning. Fleck led Western Michigan to an undefeated regular season and MAC title this year before losing in the..." January 06

  • No. 8 Wisconsin hands Western Michigan 1st loss

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- As far as consolation prizes go, winning the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic wasn't a bad one for No. 8 Wisconsin. "It means a ton," Badgers coach Paul Chryst said. "This is the last time this team plays together and to be able to get a win against a good team, I'm really..." January 02

  • Mississippi State wins St. Petersburg Bowl on blocked FG

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Miami (Ohio) Redhawks were one kick away from turning an 0-6 start to the 2016 season into a 7-6 finish with a bowl victory over an SEC program. However, Mississippi State defensive tackle Nelson Adams had other ideas. Adams blocked a 37-yard field goal..." December 26

  • Troy hangs on to defeat Ohio in Dollar General Bowl

    The Sports Xchange "MOBILE, Ala. -- Justin Lucas could have easily turned down the opportunity to sign with Troy when he was looking for a place to transfer to out of Eastern Mississippi, where he had won two junior college national titles. Late Friday night, the senior linebacker had no regrets about his..." December 24

  • Washington leads Old Dominion to 1st bowl win

    The Sports Xchange "When Bobby Wilder was hired to guide Old Dominion's football program eight years ago, his to-do list was a bit more extensive than most coaches. "I had to find a notepad, a pen, an office," he said. "We didn't have anything." From that humble start, the Monarchs progressed to the point..." December 23