Southeastern RUMORS & NEWS

  • Georgia's Jurkovic seeks medical disqualification due to knee injuries

    Dawg Nation "Georgia offensive lineman Mirko Jurkovic is pursuing a medical disqualification, due to chronic knee trouble, head coach Kirby Smart confirmed on Monday. It’s not finalized, per Smart, but is on track. “The doctors have advised him that long term it would be better for him to put football..." July 26

  • Father of injured LSU kicker says fire saved his son's life

    The Advocate "The fire saved Colby Delahoussaye’s life. Flames that scorched the LSU kicker’s left thigh woke him from an unconscious state, leading to his escape from Saturday night’s fiery car crash, which left two dead. “All he remembers is that the fire was burning his leg and that woke him up,” said..." July 26

  • Kary Vincent Jr., nation's No. 22-ranked prospect, commits to LSU

    ESPN "Kary Vincent Jr., the No. 22-ranked prospect in the class of 2017, is headed to Baton Rouge. The nation's No. 2-ranked cornerback committed to LSU on Sunday, over Ohio State, Texas, Florida State and Texas A&M. Vincent's father, Kary Vincent Sr., played wide receiver at Texas A&M." July 25

  • Gators land Florida’s No. 1 RB, Adarius Lemons

    SEC Country "Florida’s recruiting momentum continued Sunday with another verbal commitment for the Gators. Adarius Lemons, a 4-star running back from Clearwater, Fla., flipped from North Carolina to UF. He attended Friday Night Lights and told SEC Country the Gators were pushing for his No. 1 spot." July 25

  • Treon Harris the latest quarterback to transfer from Florida

    CBS Sports "Florida's quarterback battle just became a little less congested. Quarterback Treon Harris -- expected to move to wide receiver this season -- has been granted his release from the school and is planning to transfer. Harris appeared in 12 games for the Gators last season, throwing for 1,676..." July 25

  • Auburn makes huge splash with commitment from 2017 QB Tray Bishop

    Oanow "Auburn already had a strong football recruiting class already in the fold for 2017, but the Tigers hadn’t found a quarterback for it yet. On Monday, they got their guy. Four-star quarterback/athlete Tray Bishop announced his verbal commitment to Auburn in a video on 247Sports.com on Monday,..." July 25

  • Tennessee lands late commitment from 4-star DE Mykelle McDaniel

    SEC Country "One of the last recruiting mysteries for the class of 2016 has finally been solved. Defensive end Mykelle McDaniel has signed to play at the University of Tennessee. It took McDaniel a little bit longer to academically qualify with the NCAA, something he did just last week. McDaniel signing..." July 24

  • LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye injured in Wisconsin car crash that killed Nebraska, Michigan State players

    The Advocate "LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye has been released from a Wisconsin hospital after being treated for burns on his legs and receiving stitches following a car crash overnight that took two players’ lives. Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were killed in the crash, the..." July 24

  • Former LSU kicker Trent Domingue transferring to Texas

    Gridiron Now "Less than two weeks after he announced he was leaving LSU, kicker Trent Domingue has found a new school. Domingue announced Sunday on Twitter that he has “officially” transferred to Texas." July 24

  • Gators LB Cristian Garcia helps stop sexual assault behind bar

    ESPN "A University of Florida football player assisted in stopping a rape that was happening behind a Gainesville restaurant early Thursday morning, according to police reports. Cristian Garcia, a junior linebacker for the Florida Gators who played in one game last season, said he was working..." July 23

  • Florida's Jim McElwain confirms Treon Harris has moved to WR

    Yahoo! Sports "After months of speculation, we now know what position Treon Harris will play when Florida begins preseason camp in a few weeks. Months after it was first reported, Gators head coach Jim McElwain confirmed on ESPN writer Ivan Maisel’s podcast that Harris has made the move from quarterback to..." July 21

  • 3-star CB C.J. Cotman becomes Tennessee’s 21st commitment

    Gridiron Now "Tennessee’s 2017 recruiting class is getting closer to being full after three-star cornerback C.J. Cotman pledged to the Vols on Wednesday night via Twitter. Cotman (5 feet 11, 180 pounds), from Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic, is Tennessee’s 21st commitment for its ’17 class. " July 21

  • Former South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore to play himself in new movie

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore is about to hit the big screen. Lattimore will make his acting debut in the Christian film "Faiths Song". The film, set to hit screens this fall, was shot in various locations in South Carolina, according to The State. He'll play himself as a..." July 20

  • Saban: I suspended Taylor over DUI charge because he endangered others

    The Score "It's been a tumultuous few weeks for Nick Saban and the Alabama program, capped off by the legendary coach's decision Monday to suspend guard Alphonse Taylor indefinitely due to a recent DUI arrest and charge. The disciplinary move came days after Saban decided Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones..." July 19

  • Lou Holtz Carried Around Crown Royal at the Republican National Convention

    The Big Lead "Former ESPN analyst and Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz is a Donald Trump supporter. He was in attendance for Day 1 of the Republican National Convention, sporting an ear-to-ear smile and some free swag. Here he is carrying around a bottle of Crown Royal. It’s images like this that restore one’s..." July 19

  • Alabama’s Alphonse Taylor arrested on DUI charge

    SI "Alabama offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor was arrested Sunday and charged with DUI, according to the Tuscaloosa Country Sheriff's Office. Taylor’s bond has been set at $1,000." July 18

  • Florida WRs Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells Arrested for Allegedly Shooting BB Guns in Dorm

    The Big Lead "Florida freshman wide receivers Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells were arrested Sunday for allegedly firing BB guns and causing more than $1,000 worth of damage on campus. Cleveland and Wells, both 18, were charged with criminal mischief for damaging property of more than $1,000 – a third-degree..." July 18

  • Alabama OL Alphonse Taylor suspended after DUI arrest

    Yahoo! Sports "A day after his arrest for DUI, Alabama offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor has been suspended indefinitely from the program. “We are very disappointed any time a player makes a choice that leads to this kind of behavior,” head coach Nick Saban said in a statement. “We are still in the process of..." July 18

  • Former Mississippi State receiver Chris Smith killed in shooting

    The Clarion-Ledger "Former Mississippi State wide receiver Chris Smith was shot and killed in Meridian on Friday night, coach Dan Mullen confirmed to The Clarion-Ledger. Meridian police chief Benny Dubose said the incident occurred at Frank Berry Courts on 8th Street, according to WTOK. Dubose didn't immediately..." July 17

  • Ex-LSU QB Anthony Jennings transfers to Louisiana-Lafayette

    Yahoo! Sports "Anthony Jennings hasn’t transferred far from LSU. Louisiana-Lafayette announced Thursday that Jennings has joined the team as a graduate transfer. He’ll be a senior in 2016. “We are excited about Anthony joining our program and competing for the starting quarterback position this fall,” ULL..." July 15

  • South Carolina offensive lineman charged with DUI

    The State "South Carolina sophomore Christian Pellage has been indefinitely suspended and will miss at least one game after being charged with DUI on Friday. Pellage is suspended from all football activities until his case is resolved, per USC athletic department policy. Players are set to report on Aug...." July 15

  • Cory Batey sentenced to 15 years in Vanderbilt rape case

    Tennessean "Cory Batey, a former Vanderbilt University football player who raped an unconscious woman in 2013, was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday. It was the minimum term possible for the crimes. Judge Monte Watkins said he'd weighed thousands of cases and in each considers a sentence that was fair..." July 15

  • Police officer rebukes alleged Nick Saban claim of LSU bias

    USA Today "If, as ESPN host Paul Finebaum said Wednesday, Nick Saban insinuated that the Monroe (La.) police officers who arrested two Alabama players last month may have looking through purple and gold lenses, it would make no sense to the department’s public information officer. “I can tell you for a..." July 14

  • Georgia safety Xavier McKinney decommits from Alabama

    Alabama "Alabama lost a commitment Thursday morning from Georgia four-star safety Xavier McKinney. McKinney bonded with Alabama commits last week at The Opening and said his commitment was 100 percent, but also said he would make visits to Florida and Clemson. The 6-foot-1, 194-pound McKinney had..." July 14

  • Ole Miss' Chad Kelly takes swipe at Clemson, makes clear who has 'real Death Valley'

    Alabama "Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly didn't miss an opportunity to give people at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday a little insight into his feelings about Clemson. Kelly, who was kicked off the Clemson team by coach Dabo Swinney in the spring of 2014, told the media gathered that LSU..." July 14

  • Leonard Fournette still feels Nick Chubb's the best running back in the SEC

    Macon Telegraph "A year ago at SEC Media Days, Leonard Fournette called Nick Chubb the best running back in the SEC. After a season in which Fournette, the Heisman Trophy favorite entering the 2016 season, ran for 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns, Fournette was asked if he’d reassessed his opinion. “I still..." July 14

  • Hugh Freeze: No coach can control everything the NCAA expects us to

    CBS Sports "Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said Thursday he believes he set the proper atmosphere in his program for NCAA compliance but acknowledged "we'll see at the end of the day" how the NCAA views the violations. Ole Miss is the first major football program that largely falls under a new NCAA penalty..." July 14

  • Leonard Fournette on why LSU is better than the NFL: 'Everything is free'

    Fox Sports "Entering the 2016 season, LSU running back Leonard Fournette is among the favorites to take home the Heisman Trophy. In 2015, he rushed for 1,953 yards as a true sophomore, finding the end zone 22 times. His numbers were obviously eye-popping despite LSU being forced to cancel its game against..." July 14

  • It's a Fine Line Between Alabama and Baylor

    The Big Lead "Alabama football players Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones were arrested on drug and weapons charges in May. The district attorney, with odd reasoning, declined to pursue charges in June. Coach Nick Saban, in July, confirmed that Robinson and Jones would not be suspended, as long as they don’t play..." July 14

  • Ole Miss' Chad Kelly says he's the best QB in U.S.

    ESPN "Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly stole the spotlight on the fourth and final day of SEC media days Thursday, making a bold statement about his talent and taking a veiled shot at Clemson, his former school. The SEC's top returning quarterback was certainly confident, overshadowing Les Miles and..." July 14

  • Myles Garrett dismisses notion of sitting out to protect draft status

    Fox Sports "There's a school of thought that top college football stars might consider sitting out their final year before the NFL Draft in order to protect their status as a first-round pick. Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett has heard it, but he isn't buying into it. Garrett, who will be a junior..." July 13

  • Nick Saban explains why SEC Media Days are a waste of everyone’s time

    SEC Country "Nick Saban is the king of working himself up mid-monologue, and his Wednesday appearance at SEC Media Days proved why he’ll keep the crown this season. Around the sixth minute of his lengthy introduction, Saban decided to tear down the charade at one of college football’s largest offseason..." July 13

  • Alabama's Cam Robinson, Laurence Jones have chance to play in season opener after arrests

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban told reporters at SEC media days that All-SEC left tackle Cam Robinson and reserve defensive back Laurence Jones faced internal discipline after their arrests on drug and weapons charges and will have a chance to play in the season opener against USC. The two..." July 13

  • Mississippi State Coach Dan Mullen Has Family Issues

    Deadspin "Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen wanted to talk about family at SEC Media Days yesterday, particularly when questions turned to five-star recruit Jeffrey Simmons. The freshman defensive end was hit with a one-game suspension in June, after video of him beating a woman emerged online...." July 13

  • Nick Saban, Paul Finebaum have heated exchange over Cam Robinson discipline

    Alabama "Things got heated on the SEC Network stage Wednesday morning in Hoover. Nick Saban and Paul Finebaum sparred over the decision to not suspend Cam Robinson or Hootie Jones following their May 17 arrest. The exchange continued into the commercial break in a ballroom full of reporters covering SEC..." July 13

  • Rhoades leaving Mizzou

    Rivals "Mack Rhoades has packed a lot of action into his 14 months as Director of Athletics at Mizzou. But sources have told PowerMizzou.com that Rhoades’ tenure will come to an end. According to those sources, Rhoades is leaving Mizzou to be the Athletic Director at Baylor. Announcements should come from..." July 13

  • Arkansas' Bret Bielema throws shade at Auburn, Alabama and Mississippi State over offseason arrests

    Alabama "With Steve Spurrier enjoying retirement, SEC Media Days was unusually dry when it came to rhetoric at the podium. That was, of course, until Arkansas' Bret Bielema took the stage shortly before 11 a.m. Bielema isn't afraid to speak his mind or ruffle some feathers when he talks. Wednesday was..." July 13

  • Cam Robinson: 'People are so quick to react without knowing ANY FACTS'

    Alabama "For two months, Alabama star left tackle Cam Robinson hadn't said anything publicly about the situation that led to his arrest in mid-May. That changed Wednesday. People are so quick to react without knowing ANY FACTS. — Cam. (@crobinson_68) July 13, 2016 Earlier Wednesday, Tide coach..." July 13

  • Smart says Chubb and Michel are still ‘question marks’ for opener

    Dawg Nation "Nick Chubb and Sony Michel’s availability for Georgia’s season opener is up in the air. And it’s going to take awhile before it is known. That was the takeaway from head coach Kirby Smart’s session with reporters at SEC media days on Tuesday, where he updated the injury and rehabilitation..." July 12

  • Kirby Smart says Jonathan Ledbetter will face 'discipline' and be offered help

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter will be receive unspecified “discipline” after his second alcohol-related arrest, as well as what the school is calling “an intensified education, counseling, and medical assistance program.” In a statement released on Monday morning, head coach..." July 12

  • Dan Mullen tries to distance himself from controversial Jeffery Simmons decision

    CBS Sports "Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen tried Tuesday to distance himself from the controversial decision to enroll five-star defensive end Jeffery Simmons and suspend him one game for repeatedly hitting a woman on the ground. But when pressed about what responsibility he has if a recruited player with..." July 12

  • Georgia lands 4-star running back Toneil Carter

    Today's U "The University of Georgia added to a strong 2017 recruiting class after running back Toneil Carter announced his intention to join the Bulldogs’ program." July 11

  • Georgia's Jonathan Ledbetter arrested Sunday

    Dawg Nation "Jonathan Ledbetter, the Georgia defensive lineman who had alcohol charges dismissed earlier this year, was arrested again on Sunday morning. Ledbetter was charged with DUI and underage possession, both misdemeanors. He was booked at 6:05 a.m. and released on $2,000 bond at 10:24 a.m., according..." July 11

  • 4 Auburn players arrested for marijuana possession won't miss any playing time

    Alabama "The four Auburn football players arrested for possession of marijuana in April will not miss any playing time. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said cornerbacks Carlton Davis and Jeremiah Dinson, defensive end Byron Cowart and wide receiver Ryan Davis, have all been "punished" for their arrests on..." July 11

  • 4-star offensive lineman Nick Brahms commits to Auburn at The Opening

    Alabama "Auburn picked up a commitment from Navarre, Fla., offensive lineman Nick Brahms on Saturday, when he announced his intentions at The Opening finals in Beaverton, Ore. Brahms picked Auburn over North Carolina, Tennessee and Miami. The 6-foot-4, 285-pound Brahms is rated as a four-star recruit..." July 10

  • EKU's Patrick Graffree turns self in on 3 charges

    Yahoo! Sports "Former Kentucky and current Eastern Kentucky player Patrick Graffree turned himself in to police Friday afternoon on three charges. According to WKYT, Graffree is charged with “criminal mischief, terroristic threatening, and harassing communications.” However, there have been no details..." July 10

  • LSU “saves the date” for national championship game

    College Spun "Believe it or not, we’re only six months away from the College Football Playoff Championship Game. Crazy, we know. While every team sets its sights on a national championship before the season, only a handful of programs can legitimately attain that goal. LSU is one of those teams this year,..." July 09

  • Report: Adonis Thomas to transfer from Alabama

    The Score "Alabama looks set to lose some linebacker depth, as a source told AL.com's Matt Zenitz that Adonis Thomas has decided to transfer out of the program. Thomas came to Alabama as a highly touted four-star recruit out of Lawrenceville, Ga., in the 2015 class. " July 07

  • Univ. of Tennessee settles lawsuit regarding sexual assault cases

    ESPN "The University of Tennessee has reached a financial settlement with a group of women who sued the school in federal court for the way it handled their allegations of sexual assaults by student-athletes. According to documents obtained by ESPN, the university will pay the eight women $2.48..." July 06

  • Bama Quarterback Blake Barnett Got Engaged to Professional Surfer Maddie Peterson

    The Big Lead "Alabama quarterback Blake Barnett, who is in the competition to be the team’s starter this upcoming season, announced his engagement to professional surfer Maddie Peterson on his Twitter account. They appear to be quite happy, as they should. " July 06

  • No. 7 DE Robert Beal commits to the Georgia Bulldogs

    Scout "Robert Beal has ended his recruitment completely this time. The No. 64-ranked prospect in the country has committed to the Georgia Bulldogs. Beal chose Georgia over Alabama, Florida State, Notre Dame, Texas and so many others. The 6-foot-4, 230 pound jumbo-athlete out of Norcross (Ga.) will..." July 05

  • Alabama self-reports 5 low-level NCAA violations

    The Score "The athletic year ended on June 30 for Alabama, and following its conclusion the school released information regarding 19 low-level NCAA violations, including five on the football program. The violations reported are all minor in nature, with the five football transgressions being: Former..." July 05

  • LSU to require players, coaches to take sexual harassment classes amid rape scandals rocking other programs

    The Advocate "Baylor University, the University of Tennessee, Florida State University — the publicity these schools have received in the past couple of years is not the kind LSU is looking to replicate. These schools and others have been rocked by allegations of sexual assaults involving star student..." July 05

  • Georgia RB Sony Michel breaks arm

    Yahoo! Sports "Georgia running back Sony Michel suffered a broken arm in what’s being termed an “off-field incident” over the weekend. According to UGASports.com, Michel was involved in an ATV accident Sunday evening. He had surgery for a fractured left forearm on Monday morning. He underwent successful..." July 05

  • No ambiguity: Kyle Shurmur is Vanderbilt's starting QB

    Tennessean "Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason answered the quarterback question before it was asked. “I want to just say this: We have a clear-cut one and a clear-cut two,” Mason said. “Kyle Shurmur is my clear-cut starter.” Mason and three players will head to SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala., on Monday. At..." July 05

  • Former Tennessee OL Ray Raulerson transfers to West Virginia

    Tennessean "Former Tennessee offensive lineman Ray Raulerson is transferring to West Virginia, the school announced Friday. Raulerson, 6-foot-4 and 287 pounds, played five games in a reserve role for Tennessee as a redshirt freshman in 2015. He will have sit out the 2016 season because of NCAA rules." July 03

  • Report: Former LSU QB Anthony Jennings likely transferring to Louisiana-Lafayette

    The Comeback "Back in March, it was announced that LSU QB Anthony Jennings would be seeking a transfer. Jennings was the starting QB for LSU in 2014. In 2015, he was overtaken by Brandon Harris and only played in two games. Now he’s seeking another chance and according to multiple reports that will be the..." June 30

  • Tunsil's stepfather claims Ole Miss gave family improper assistance

    The Score "The Laremy Tunsil-Ole Miss saga took another turn Wednesday, as the offensive tackle's stepfather Lindsey Miller is claiming people associated with the school helped improperly fund the family's move to Oxford, Miss. The NCAA is currently investigating multiple infractions against Ole Miss and..." June 29

  • Kellen Mond to Texas A&M: Aggies Land 4-Star QB Prospect

    Alabama "Texas A&M's push for Kellen Mond has paid off. After weeks of speculation, the dual-threat quarterback from San Antonio announced his commitment to the Aggies Monday night via Twitter. His other finalist was Auburn. "It is an honor to announce my commitment to the Texas A&M Aggies," Mond..." June 28

  • Report: Florida WR Alvin Bailey decides to transfer

    The Gainesville Sun "Florida redshirt junior wide receiver Alvin Bailey is transferring to another school, the university confirmed to The Sun on Monday. A four-star recruit in the 2013 class out of Seffner, Bailey contributed minimally during his three seasons at Florida. After redshirting his freshman season, he..." June 28

  • Four-star RB Kameron Martin joins Auburn after release from Baylor

    SI - College Football "Former Baylor signee Kameron Martin will join Auburn as an incoming freshman after Baylor released him from his national letter of intent last week, he announced on Twitter. Scout.com ranks the four-star running back as the No. 112 player in the recruiting class of 2016, the No. 6 player at..." June 28

  • Former South Carolina QB Mitch announces transfer to James Madison

    The Score "Former South Carolina starting quarterback Connor Mitch has declared via Twitter that he will be joining James Madison as a graduate transfer. Mitch opened the season as the GameCocks' starting quarterback in 2015 and started the first two games of the season before missing the rest of his..." June 28

  • Five-star ‘Bama signee set for second surgery in three months

    College Football Talk "Even as Lyndell Wilson has yet to play a down of college football, the highly-touted 2016 signee simply can’t buy an injury break. In late March, Wilson announced via Twitter that he would be undergoing surgery in short order to repair a torn labrum in one of his shoulders. Three months later,..." June 28

  • Mississippi WR Brandon Smith Announces Commitment To Iowa

    College Spun "Iowa doesn’t often make big recruiting splashes in the Deep South, but after a very strong 2015, the Hawkeyes are off to a very nice start on the recruiting trail. On Sunday night, three-star wide receiver Brandon Smith, a Mississippi native, announced his commitment to Kirk Ferentz’s program." June 27

  • 4-star WR Jhamon Ausbon commits to LSU

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The Tigers continue to roll on the recruiting trail, with the latest addition to the group coming by way of IMG Academy wide receiver Jhamon Ausbon, as announced via Twitter Saturday evening. The physical, 6-feet-2, 215-pounder selected LSU over Texas A&M, following an unofficial visit last..." June 26

  • Auburn's Woody Barrett academically cleared to enroll

    SEC Country "The wait is almost over. Quarterback Woody Barrett has apparently cleared academic hurdles and is “all clear” for enrollment at Auburn, West Orange High coach Bob Head tells SEC Country. Barrett had yet to meet SAT requirements in January to be granted admission into Auburn University,..." June 24

  • Four-star LB Santino Marchiol commits to Texas A&M

    SI - College Football "Four-star linebacker Santino Marchiol has committed to Texas A&M, reports 247sports.com. Marchiol is the No. 29 linebacker prospect in the class of 2017, according to Scout. He is currently attending the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Marchiol chose the Aggies over offers from Florida State,..." June 23

  • Report: Georgia CB dismissed for stealing $30 headphones

    College Spun "The Apple earbuds, those nearly ubiquitous white circular headphones that come with every iPhone, retail for $30. Georgia freshman cornerback Chad Clay was arrested for stealing a pair on June 20, and it cost him his career with the Bulldogs. On Wednesday night, Georgia announced Clay’s dismissal...." June 23

  • Former Alabama safety transferring to AAC school

    Alabama "Former Alabama safety Shawn Burgess-Becker is transferring to Central Florida, a source close to Burgess-Becker told AL.com. A Coconut Creek, Florida native, Burgess-Becker contributed on special teams as a true freshman for the Tide last season, playing in 13 games and making three tackles." June 23

  • Ex-Oklahoma RB Alex Ross transfers to Missouri

    SI - College Football "Former Oklahoma kick returner and running back Alex Ross has transferred to Missouri, the university announced. As a graduate transfer, he is eligible to play next season. Ross played in 36 games for the Sooners and was used mainly as a kickoff returner. He averaged 31.2 yards per return and..." June 23

  • Jeremy Pruitt is next million-dollar Alabama defensive coordinator

    Alabama "New Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will save the program a little cash. Though he'll be one of the highest paid defensive coordinators in the country, his salary will be considerably less than his predecessor. The deal approved Tuesday will pay Pruitt $1 million a year and spans..." June 22

  • Vols receiver Vincent Perry ruled academically ineligible

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Tennessee redshirt freshman wide receiver Vincent Perry is academically ineligible for the 2016 season, UT athletics department spokesman Ryan Robinson said Wednesday. Robinson said Perry would still be able to practice with the team, but would not be allowed to play in games. He will also be..." June 22

  • Mom of Alabama RB Damien Harris apologizes for Facebook joke

    Gridiron Now "Alabama sophomore running back Damien Harris’ mother, Lynn, sent shockwaves through the Crimson Tide fan base Wednesday with a morning Facebook post announcing her son was transferring. “It is with a very light heart that I announce Damien has decided to leave the University of Alabama and..." June 22

  • Why the DA is dropping charges against Alabama's Cam Robinson, Hootie Jones

    CBS Sports "The charges against Alabama football players Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones stemming from a traffic stop on April 17 have been dropped by the district attorney in Louisiana's 4th district. Robinson, the star left tackle for the Crimson Tide, was facing two misdemeanor charges for possession of..." June 21

  • Georgia's Chubb says he'll be back for opener

    The Score "Georgia running back Nick Chubb expects to be on the field and in uniform when his team opens the 2016 season against North Carolina on Sept. 3. Chubb, who missed the last half of the 2015 season due to a torn PCL in his knee, has vowed to "be ready to play in Atlanta" on Labor Day..." June 21

  • Tennessee fills DL need as Kivon Bennett chooses Vols over Alabama, Ohio State

    SEC Country "Tennessee has more commits than any Power Five team in the FBS ranks, but more importantly, the Vols have addressed one of the more challenging position groups. Kivon “KB” Bennett, son of two-time AFC Defensive Player of the Year and three-time first-team Alabama All-American Cornelius Bennett,..." June 21

  • DA won't prosecute Alabama's Cam Robinson, Hootie Jones on weapons, drug charges

    Alabama "The legal situation facing two Alabama football players ended Monday. The district attorney in Monroe, La., decided not to pursue prosecution of Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones, AL.com confirmed. The district attorney did not find sufficient evidence to prosecute, according to the county..." June 20

  • Brandon Vandenburg found guilty in Vanderbilt rape retrial

    Tennessean "A jury found former Vanderbilt University football player Brandon Vandenburg guilty late Saturday in the rape of an unconscious woman in his dorm room nearly three years ago. The jury of seven women and five men deliberated 4½ hours before delivering the verdicts at about 8:20 p.m. Jurors found..." June 19

  • South Carolina DE Tre Lawson, No. 8 in Palmetto State, picks Tennessee

    SEC Country "Tre Lawson, South Carolina’s No. 8-ranked player in the 2017 class, has made a verbal commitment to sign with Tennessee. Lawson is a 6-foot-6, 247-pound defensive end at North Augusta High School who ranks No. 537 overall in the nation. UT assistant Steve Stripling was Lawson’s primary..." June 19

  • Tennessee ‘best fit’ for in-state DE

    247 Sports "After recently attending Tennessee’s satellite camps in Nashville, Tenn., and Jackson, Tenn., LaTrell Bumphus admitted he might be moving closer to making his college decision. He decided Saturday was the right time to do it. The three-star rising senior defensive end from Hardin County High..." June 19

  • Ole Miss lands 4-star LB Willie Gay Jr.

    The Score "Ole Miss increased its depth on defense Friday when four-star linebacker Willie Gay Jr. announced his commitment to the Rebels. At 6-foot-2, 215 pounds, Gay Jr. provides Ole Miss with the 153rd-ranked recruit on the ESPN 300. " June 18

  • Veteran defensive back transferring out of Alabama

    Alabama "A veteran defensive back is transferring out of Alabama's program. Senior Maurice Smith, who was in the mix to be the Tide's starting nickel back, is leaving and will join another program as a graduate transfer, a source told AL.com. The Sugar Land, Texas native was the first-team nickel..." June 18

  • Arkansas lands JUCO standout TE Jeremy Patton

    Today's U "Arkansas head football coach Bret Bielema is having a heck of a couple of days. Yesterday he received a pledge from Texas transfer Jake Raulerson and earlier on Friday he got a commitment from 3-star cornerback Jordon Curtis and now he has a commitment from junior college standout tight end Jeremy..." June 18

  • Four-star lineman Austin Troxell commits to Auburn

    Alabama "Four-star offensive tackle Austin Troxell committed to Auburn following his Saturday visit to the Plains with his parents, brother, sister and girlfriend. "I have committed to the University of Auburn, so I'm ready," Troxell said. "I'm ready to start my journey and be an Auburn Tiger... It's a..." June 18

  • Son of Kentucky great Craig Yeast pulls his UK football commitment

    Lexington Herald-Leader "The recent unraveling of the University of Kentucky football team’s 2017 recruiting class continued Thursday night when wide receiver Russ Yeast backed out of his commitment to the Wildcats. The latest de-commitment comes as a blow to Kentucky pride as Yeast is the son of Craig Yeast, a UK..." June 17

  • Trust Tennessee in 2016 When They Beat Someone

    The Big Lead "Tennessee will be a talked-about team this offseason. Some are touting the Vols as title contenders. They should be prevailing SEC East favorites. One suspects they will begin the 2016 season ranked in the Top 10. Tennessee is tempting, but don’t buy in, yet. The Vols went 9-4 last year. The..." June 16

  • LSU lifts ban on visiting marching band performances

    Sporting News - NCAAF "LSU is trying to save face. It lifted a controversial policy Wednesday that banned halftime performances from visiting marching bands at Tiger Stadium while the Tiger Band's field time was left untouched. The ban was originally put in place for safety and spatial reasons, but after receiving..." June 16

  • Robert Horry's son commits to Texas A&M as tight end

    College Spun "Will the son of Robert “Big Shot Bob” Horry become “Big Catch Camron?” Texas A&M fans are going to find out over the next few years. Camron Horry, a three-star tight end out of Katy, Texas, has committed to the Aggies, he announced via Twitter Tuesday." June 15

  • Auburn alum Charles Barkley has a sneaky plan to get Nick Saban stuck in Cuba

    Fox Sports "Charles Barkley has never been reluctant to share his love for Auburn. Having played three years of basketball at the university, it's easy to understand why he's still such a big supporter of the Tigers. It's also simple to see why Barkley (jokingly) wants to get rid of the coach that's given his..." June 15

  • Four-star offensive lineman D'Antne Demery chooses Georgia over Alabama

    Macon Telegraph "Georgia’s class of 2017 just got bigger in numbers and in size. Brunswick offensive lineman D’Antne Demery, a four-star recruit according to the 247Sports.com composite, announced his commitment to the Bulldogs early Wednesday afternoon. Demery is a 6-foot-5 and 319-pound prospect who fits the..." June 15

  • Tennessee Has Canceled Classes On Sept. 1 For Season Opener

    College Spun "Last month, the University of Tennessee announced that the football team’s season opener against Appalachian State had been moved up two days from Saturday, Sept. 3 to Thursday, Sept. 1. In order to accommodate the change, Tennessee is doing something it rarely does: canceling classes. The..." June 14

  • Four-star WR Tyrell Shavers commits to Alabama

    SI - College Football "Four-star wide receiver Tyrell Shavers has committed to Alabama, he announced Monday on Twitter. “I would like to thank all the coaches for giving me the opportunity to come and play football and attend their University,” Shavers wrote. “After talking with my family and coaches I am closing..." June 14

  • Rebels land future Landshark as LB Josh Clarke commits to Ole Miss

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  • Former Auburn RB Roc Thomas officially has a new home

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  • Rename Auburn's Mike Hubbard Blvd. to Cam Newton Run: Petition

    Alabama "A petition on MoveOn.org is urging officials in the city of Auburn to rename Mike Hubbard Blvd. in honor of football superstar Cam Newton. "With exit 57 serving as a prominent gateway to Auburn fans, prospective students, opponents and the like, "Cam Newton Run" recognizes one of Auburn's most..." June 14

  • Florida AD Jeremy Foley retiring effective Oct. 1

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  • Texas A&M gets commitment from Plain Dealing athlete Keldrick Carper

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Plain Dealing athlete Keldrick Carper once said he wants to be a college professor when he's done playing football and he'll get the foundation for that career after he committed to Texas A&M Sunday. Carper picked the Aggies over offers from Georgia, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Notre Dame among..." June 12

  • La Vergne safety Maleik Gray commits to Tennessee

    Tennessean "Maleik Gray dreamed as a kid of one day playing football for Florida State. That dream, though, has changed. The La Vergne High senior standout is now ready to be a Vol. Gray, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound athlete and Tennessee Titans Class 5A Mr. Football semifinalist in 2015, announced his..." June 12

  • Top-rated in-state receiver joins Gamecocks’ 2017 class

    The State "The new South Carolina football coaching staff is looking for playmakers, and former Union County coach and Gamecocks quarterback Steve Taneyhill believes USC is getting a major adrenaline boost with the commitment Saturday of wide receiver Shi Smith. “He is fast, that breakaway speed that very..." June 11

  • Meet seventh-grade QB Aaron McLaughlin, who already has an SEC scholarship offer

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