Sun Belt RUMORS & NEWS

  • Florida to pay Idaho $975,000 for game that won't be played

    SB Nation "Florida announced Wednesday that it will not play its scheduled game against Idaho, which lasted all of one play before being canceled due to thunderstorms. Florida will begin its season next week at home (with three players who were suspended for the Idaho game now able to return) against Eastern..." September 04

  • Florida-Idaho declared no contest, rescheduled for 2017

    CBSSports.com "Idaho will not have to make a return trip to Gainesville this year. We finally have a resolution to the Florida-Idaho game that was canceled last weekend due to storms in the area, as the game has been declared a no contest. Which basically means it never happened, nor will it happen any time..." September 03

  • Georgia State gets first FBS win, first win in nearly two years against Abilene Christian

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Georgia State is no longer a winless FBS football team. The Panthers beat Abilene Christian 38-37 Wednesday night in college football's season opener after a 26-yard field goal by Will Lutz with four seconds left. After starting the program in 2010, Georgia State moved up to FBS, the top..." August 28

  • Former Texas Tech transfer, walk-on leaving for Arkansas State

    Montgomery Advertiser "Walk-on defensive end Chase Robison is transferring from Auburn to Arkansas State, according to a report by A-State Nation. Robison, whose father Lanier played at Arkansas State, transferred to Auburn from Texas Tech last summer along with Tucker Tuberville, and sat out the 2013..." August 19

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "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

  • Idaho football team dismisses top receiver Dezmon Epps

    Idaho Statesman "On a team in need of playmakers, the Idaho Vandals football team won't have its best one next season. Coach Paul Petrino announced Sunday that senior receiver Dezmon Epps has been dismissed from the Vandals for violating team rules. Epps was arrested on a DUI charge in April and was sentenced..." July 21

  • Arkansas State center Bryce Giddens retiring due to head injuries

    College Football Talk "With the start of summer camp just around the corner, the middle of Arkansas State’s offensive line has suffered a significant blow. Head coach Blake Anderson announced in a press release Monday after that center Bryce Giddens has decided to end his playing career due to injuries. The injuries..." July 14

  • USF quarterback transfers to South Alabama

    College Football Talk "Former USF quarterback Matt Floyd has found a landing spot for a transfer. South Alabama announced Thursday the program welcomes the transfer quarterback, with two years of eligibility remaining. “We recruited Matt out of high school, he was the No. 1 guy on our board at quarterback,” said..." June 19

  • Idaho now on fifth OL coach in five years

    College Football Talk "Idaho just cannot seem to keep an offensive line coach for very long. For the fifth straight season the Vandals will hire a new offensive line coach after losing Jon Carvin. The reason for Carvin leaving the program has not been reported at this time. The Spokesman-Review was the first to report..." May 25

  • 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

  • Georgia State wants to turn Turner Field into football stadium

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia State is proposing repurposing Turner Field into a 30,000-seat football stadium and building another baseball stadium that will include Hank Aaron’s wall as part of the structure. University President Dr. Mark Becker and Atlanta real estate development firm Carter provided the Atlanta..." May 07

  • Packers pluck line coach from New Mexico State

    College Football Talk "A couple of months after the spinning of the 2013-14 Coaching Carousel came to an unofficial end, New Mexico State has found itself forced back on the unpopular ride. Following up on reports from earlier in the day, NMSU confirmed in a press release that Steve Marshall has decided to leave his..." May 02

  • Low APR scores will cost Idaho postseason eligibility

    College Football Talk "The Idaho Vandals will not be eligible to participate in college football’s postseason in 2014 due to a failure to meet the APR standards established by the NCAA. In addition to a postseason ban for 2014, Idaho will lose four hours of practice time each week. “My commitment to education..." April 26

  • Competition will be intense among South Alabama running backs

    Alabama.com "The South Alabama running game last season didn't materialize as some might have expected. Jay Jones earned the top spot and was the Jaguars' leading rusher, followed by quarterback Ross Metheny. This spring, there will be several players competing for playing time, not to mention the starting..." March 04

  • Here's a quick glance at the teams on South Alabama's 2014 football schedule

    Alabama.com "On Saturday, the Sun Belt Conference released all of the 2014 football schedules for its member school, including South Alabama. The Jaguars' schedule includes no Football Championship Subdivision teams. It does have two SEC teams and five teams that played in bowl games last season, producing a..." March 04

  • Ex-Ark. St. coach John Thompson likely new DC at Texas State

    CBSSports.com "Get the premium experience you deserve! Build your custom Fantasy Baseball Commissioner league today. Bruce Feldman Senior College Football Columnist Ex-Ark. St. coach John Thompson likely new DC at Texas State March 2, 2014 10:28 am ET John Thompson is expected to become the new..." March 02

  • South Alabama coaching staff keeping busy with 2015 recruiting, spring practice preparations

    Alabama.com "It's late February, a time when South Alabama's football team, at least in the recent past, would be back on the practice football, taking part in spring drills. This year, the Jaguars won't begin spring practice until March 10, waiting until after the school's spring break, allowing the team to..." February 25

  • NMSU coach Martin announces 2014 signing class

    Fox Sports Arizona "New Mexico State football coach Doug Martin announced the Aggies’ 2014 signing class Wednesday afternoon. Twenty-five student-athletes signed a National Letter of Intent/Financial Aid Agreement with the Aggies to attend New Mexico State University and play football beginning in 2014. The..." February 06

  • 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

  • Arkansas State's Markel Owens shot and killed

    Jackson Sun "Arkansas State University football player Markel Owens, 21, and his stepfather Johnny Shivers, 36, were shot and killed during a Wednesday night home invasion robbery on Walker Road in Jackson. A 37-year-old woman, who was Shivers' wife and Owens' mother, was also shot. She was treated and..." January 19

  • Arkansas State DL Markel Owens killed in shooting

    ESPN.com "Arkansas State junior defensive lineman Markel Owens was one of two men shot to death in what authorities are calling a home invasion robbery in Jackson, Tenn. "Our worst fears were realized as an athletics department after being notified early this morning about the unfortunate news about..." January 16

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