Mid-American RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bowling Green pays $712K to settle football player's concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News - NCAAF "A former redshirt freshman offensive lineman has settled his lawsuit against Bowling Green State University in which he accused coaches and medical staff of not holding him out of full-contact practices after he suffered multiple concussions that have led to a permanent brain injury, Court News..." May 05

  • Eastern Michigan has no plans to drop down from Division I football

    The Score "All those calling for Eastern Michigan to give up football are going to be sorely disappointed. The Eagles released a statement Tuesday, saying the university has no plans to get rid of the football program. We want to collectively reiterate that any notion, suggestion, or headline that in..." April 28

  • In open letter, Eastern Michigan says 'we have absolutely no plans to eliminate football'

    Detroit Free Press "Eastern Michigan University's top leaders were blunt in an open letter sent Tuesday to their community – we've got no plans to ever drop football and we're not thinking about switching conferences. "We have absolutely no plans to eliminate football or move into any other division or..." April 27

  • UB extends Lance Leipold's contract through 2020 season

    Buffalo News "University at Buffalo football coach Lance Leipold agreed to a one-year contract extension that takes his deal through the 2020 season, UB athletics director Allen Greene announced. Leipold led the Bulls to a 5-7 mark in 2015, becoming the first UB head coach to win five games in his debut..." April 20

  • Central Michigan LB Malik Fountain charged for allegedly punching two women

    College Football Talk "Central Michigan linebacker Malik Fountain has been charged for an alleged assault on two women. Fountain is accused of punching two women at a bar back in early December. One of the women claimed to police she needed nose surgery following the incident in question. Fountain denied to..." April 09

  • Miami-Ohio grad transfer Marshall Taylor verbally commits to Auburn

    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer "Marshall Taylor was ready to walk away from football. The Miami-Ohio defensive back seriously considering leaving a year of eligibility on the table after his team’s season ended in December. Taylor, who medically redshirted as a sophomore, is set to graduate in May with a degree in sports..." April 05

  • Terry Bowden stays in-house for new Akron line coach

    College Football Talk "When it comes to replacing an assistant on his Akron coaching staff, Terry Bowden didn’t have to look very far. In a press release, Bowden confirmed that he has promoted Brett Ekkens to be his new offensive line coach. The past two seasons, Ekkens has served as a graduate assistant for the..." March 24

  • Ex- Michigan WR Da’Mario Jones lands at Bowling Green

    College Football Talk "In the end, Da’Mario Jones has traded That School Up North for one in That State Down South. The erstwhile Michigan wide receiver confirmed via social media earlier in the week that he will finish his collegiate playing career at Bowling Green. It was confirmed very late last month that Jones..." March 23

  • Akron player mistakenly shoots teammate in stomach

    ESPN "A former Akron football player is recovering in an area hospital Sunday after he was accidentally shot in the stomach by a teammate early Saturday morning. Andrew Pratt, a wide receiver who participated in Akron's pro day earlier this week, was in stable condition and doctors told the Akron..." March 21

  • Solomon Jackson, Buffalo DE, Dies at 20

    Bleacher Report "University at Buffalo defensive end Solomon Jackson died Monday night due to complications from a medical emergency that landed him in the hospital last week." March 01

  • Buffalo DE Solomon Jackson suffers 'medical emergency'

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Buffalo defensive end Solomon Jackson suffered a “medical emergency” during a Monday conditioning drill. According to the UB Spectrum, Jackson is in critical condition at Buffalo General Medical Center. A university spokesperson confirmed that Jackson was hospitalized Monday morning, but did..." February 23

  • Toledo, Northern Illinois to play game at U.S. Cellular Field

    The Score "Toledo and Northern Illinois will clash next season in an unfamiliar place. The two teams will square off on Nov. 9 at U.S. Cellular Field, the home of the Chicago White Sox. " February 17

  • Ohio State RB Warren Ball to graduate transfer to Akron, per report

    Land-Grant Holy Land "Ohio State running back Warren Ball will play his last year of college football at Akron, according to George Thomas of the Beacon Journal. He is set to earn his degree in Columbus, but still has one year of eligibility remaining; a year with the Zips could give the running back enough touches to..." February 12

  • Seth Collins, former Oregon State quarterback, transfers to Northern Illinois

    Oregonian "Less than two weeks after announcing his transfer from Oregon State, Seth Collins has found his latest destination, as Northern Illinois announced Thursday that Collins has joined the program. Collins' one season in Corvallis was part dazzling, part inconsistent. As a true freshman, he started..." February 08

  • Former Northern Illinois RB sues DraftKings, FanDuel in federal court

    Sporting News - NCAAF "A former Northern Illinois running back has filed a federal lawsuit against DraftKings and FanDuel for profiting off the names and likenesses of college athletes. Akeem Daniels filed suits against both daily fantasy sports companies Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of..." January 28

  • Ole Miss' Tee Shepard to transfer to Miami (Ohio)

    The Clarion-Ledger "Cornerback Tee Shepard intends to transfer from Ole Miss to Miami (Ohio). The junior is scheduled to complete his degree at Ole Miss this semester and be immediately eligible to play at Miami (Ohio) this fall, which will be his final season of eligibility. The Rebels kept Shepard on scholarship..." January 25

  • Report: Ball State expected to hire Mike Neu as head coach

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Ball State is reportedly expected to go to the NFL for its new head coach. According to Fox Sports, New Orleans Saints quarterbacks coach Mike Neu is on track to be the Cardinals' new coach. Ball State was looking for a coach to replace Pete Lembo, who left for an assistant coaching position..." January 07

  • Phillip Ely's request for sixth year of eligibility denied by NCAA

    ESPN "Toledo senior Phillip Ely's appeal to receive a sixth year of eligibility has been denied by the NCAA, a source close to the quarterback told ESPN. The NCAA's decision means Ely's final game will be Tuesday's night's 32-17 Marmot Boca Raton Bowl win over Temple. Ely initially signed with..." December 24

  • Bowling Green hires Texas Tech assistant Mike Jinks as head coach

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Three years ago, Mike Jinks was the head coach at Cibolo Steele High School in Cibolo, Texas. Now he’s a Division I head coach. Bowling Green announced Tuesday night that it has hired Jinks to be its next head coach. Jinks will succeed Dino Babers, who left Bowling Green last week to take the..." December 09

  • Iowa State Quarterback Grant Rohach Transfers to Buffalo Bulls Football

    Bull Run "Iowa State quarterback Grant Rohach has announced he will transfer from the Cyclones to Buffalo. This past season Rohach was a third string junior who will graduate in December and be eligible to play effective immediately per graduate transfer rules. Rohach started five games in his ISU..." December 08

  • Syracuse to hire Bowling Green's Dino Babers as coach

    CBS Sports "Less than 24 hours after Dino Babers was coaching Bowling Green to a 34-14 victory over Northern Illinois in the MAC Championship Game, it appears he is on the verge of accepting a new job. Syracuse is planning to announce Babers as its new head coach, and the announcement could come as early..." December 05

  • Report: Bowling Green's Babers top candidate for Syracuse job after Ash withdraws

    The Score "Ohio State defensive coordinator Chris Ash has removed his name as a candidate for the Syracuse head coaching position, according to Dan Wolken of USA TODAY. The Orange were reportedly deciding between Ash and Bowling Green head coach Dino Babers to replace Scott Shafer." December 03

  • Reports: Offensive coordinator Jason Candle to be Toledo's head coach

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Toledo is reportedly promoting from within for its new head coach. According to WTOL in Toledo, offensive coordinator Jason Candle is the Rockets' choice to be Matt Campbell's successor. Sports Illustrated also reported the news. Candle had been considered a possibility to go to Iowa State..." December 02

  • Toledo names Jon Heacock interim head coach

    The Score "Following the departure of Matt Campbell to Iowa State, Toledo has officially named defensive coordinator Jon Heacock the team's interim head coach. "We will begin our search for a new head coach immediately," athletic director Mike O'Brien said in a statement. "There is no timetable for the..." November 30

  • Rich Rod leads list of 6 candidates to replace Beamer at Virginia Tech

    CBS Sports "When Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer stepped down Sunday effective at the end of the season, a trend continued. College football is increasingly becoming a young man's game. In a span of 19 days, college football has lost four of its five oldest coaches. For various reasons, Steve Spurrier..." November 02

  • UMass football player Jalen Williams arrested, suspended from team

    Mass Live "University of Massachusetts football player Jalen Williams was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly breaking into a car and has been suspended from the team, according to a report Tuesday on WWLP.com Per WWLP, Williams was charged with Breaking and Entering of a vehicle and larceny..." September 24

  • Kent State's April Goss becomes second woman to score in FBS game

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Kent State kicker April Goss kicked an extra point against Delaware State on Saturday night to become the second female to score a point at college football's top level. Goss, a senior, kicked her PAT in the second quarter of the Golden Flashes' 45-13 win over Delaware State. "I knew this..." September 14

  • Harris likely done for season with knee injury

    Daily Chronicle "Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey said on Tuesday that junior running back Keith Harris is likely done for the season after suffering a knee injury in the season opener against UNLV. Harris, who played in just seven games the past two seasons, was injured after a 3-yard run on the Huskies'..." September 09

  • Colerain senior OL/DL Desmond Noel commits to Ohio University

    Cincinnati "Colerain senior offensive lineman/defensive lineman Desmond Noel verbally committed to Ohio University, according to Colerain coach Tom Bolden." September 08

  • Ex-Alabama quarterback named Toledo's starting QB

    Alabama "On a day Alabama coach Nick Saban said he remains undecided which of his quarterbacks will start the Tide's season-opener against Wisconsin on Saturday, a former Alabama quarterback was named the starter for a different team. Toledo tabbed Phillip Ely its starting quarterback Monday. A..." September 01

  • Leading rusher one of two Toledo starters suspended for two games

    College Football Talk "The season has yet to kick off and Toledo has already a suffered a pair of significant blows, one on each side of the ball. The football program announced Monday morning that senior defensive end Allen Covington and junior running back Kareem Hunt have been suspended for the first two games of..." August 31

  • Bowling Green the landing spot for ex-Kentucky LB Dorian Hendrix

    College Football Talk "Dorian Hendrix played his high school football in the state of Ohio and, after a brief detour to the south, he’s back in his home state. Bowling Green announced in a press release that Hendrix has been added to Dino Babers‘ football program. Because of NCAA transfer rules, the linebacker will..." August 31

  • After leaving Irish for WMU, Anthony Rabasa leaves Broncos too

    College Football Talk "As it turns out, Anthony Rabasa‘s stay in Kalamazoo was an extremely brief one. Rabasa had transferred into the Western Michigan football program July 30, P.J. Fleck announced at the time. Less than four weeks later, Fleck confirmed that Rabasa has decided to leave the Broncos and head back to..." August 28

  • Ohio the new home for ex-Iowa RB C.J. Hilliard

    College Football Talk "When it was announced this past weekend that Cincinnati native C.J. Hilliard would be transferring from Iowa, the stated reason for the departure was a desire by the player to move closer to home. In the end, that’s exactly what the running back did. Earlier this week, head coach Frank..." August 27

  • CMU's Bonamego finishes cancer radiation treatment

    Detroit Free Press "With less than two weeks until his first game as Central Michigan football coach, John Bonamego accomplished a huge milestone this morning in his fight against cancer. Bonamego completed his final radiation treatment - and had a chance to "ring the bell" at the University of Michigan Cancer..." August 24

  • Western Michigan football QB Cam Thomas to transfer to Grand Valley State

    Michigan Live "Western Michigan football quarterback Cam Thomas is transferring to Grand Valley State University, Broncos coach P.J. Fleck confirmed Tuesday evening. Thomas, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound redshirt sophomore out of New Hudson, posted a photo of a GVSU football helmet on his Instagram account Tuesday..." August 19

  • Ohio’s starting TE lost for the entire 2015 season

    College Football Talk "And, no, not Brady Hoke‘s Ohio either. At a summer camp practice early this past week, Troy Mangen sustained a significant knee injury. Significant enough, in fact, that it’s likely the tight end will be sidelined for the entire year. As Ohio head coach Frank Solich put it, “[i]t appears to..." August 17

  • Daiquan Kelly, dismissed from Penn State on Saturday, will sign with UMass

    NewJersey.com "Just 72 hours after being dismissed from the football program at Penn State University, former Union City standout Daiquan Kelly has already found a new home. Moments ago, Soaring Eagles' head coach Wil Valdez informed NJ.com that his 2015 graduate will head to the University of Massachusetts...." August 12

  • 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

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