• Tim Beckman releases statement firing back at Illinois after being fired

    CBS Sports "Illinois made the surprising decision on Friday to fire head coach Tim Beckman just a week before the season started. Beckman was under investigation over allegations of player mistreatment and he was fired as a result of the preliminary findings in that investigation. Illinois AD Mike Thomas..." August 29

  • Cam Cameron to coach LSU this year despite recent cancer treatment

    ESPN "LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron has been treated for prostate cancer but plans to coach during the upcoming season. Cameron and Tigers coach Les Miles addressed the media and discussed Cameron's prognosis after Friday's practice." August 29

  • Illinois fires Tim Beckman, allegedly for mistreatment of injured players

    SB Nation "Illinois has fired head coach Tim Beckman just one week before the team's season opener against Kent State, FootballScoop is reporting. Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman confirmed the news. This offseason, multiple former Illini players accused Beckman of abuse and improper treatment, specifically with..." August 29

  • Purdue puts two-game cap on Gelen Robinson’s suspension

    College Football Talk "Earlier this month, Darrell Hazell confirmed Gelen Robinson would miss at least two games and up to four following an offseason arrest. In the end, the punishment meted it is at the lower end of the spectrum. The Purdue head coach revealed Thursday that Robinson will be suspended for the..." August 29

  • Arkansas 4-star TE C.J. O'Grady arrested for DWI

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "The highest-rated recruit in Arkansas’ 2015 freshman class was arrested Friday. According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, tight end C.J. O’Grady was arrested early Friday morning for driving his motor scooter while intoxicated. The arrest report states that O’Grady was pulled over at 1:33 a.m...." August 29

  • WR Mitchell commits to U-M with airplane banner

    Detroit Free Press "The ante keeps going up in recruiting announcements. Jabrill Peppers' rap commitment to Michigan on an ESPN network seemed groundbreaking. But since then, a Tennessee commit revealed his choice on a billboard in Times Square, and Rockford kicker Quinn Nordin picked Penn State in a video on a..." August 28

  • Perry Hills Named Maryland Starting QB for Season-Opener

    247 Sports "Junior Perry Hills emerged as Maryland's primary option at quarterback last Saturday during the Terps Fan Appreciation Day scrimmage, and today it was officially revealed that he will be behind center heading into the season-opener against Richmond next Saturday. Randy Edsall released his..." August 28

  • McElwain surprises six deserving Gators with full scholarships

    Fox Sports - College Football "Jim McElwain certainly has his hands full. He’s trying to rebuild a very famous college football program that hasn’t lived up to its name in recent years. Well, the Florida head coach is doing his part to has been working his tail off to recruit some of the best prospects in the nation, and..." August 28

  • Virginia Tech under scrutiny over fine system for football players

    Larry Brown Sports "Virginia Tech’s football program is under scrutiny for imposing an apparent fine system as discipline for its players. The system came to light on Wednesday night when Hokies defensive coordinator Bud Foster told the media they would look into fining players. “We’re going to look at doing..." August 28

  • U-M's Mone likely to miss season with freak injury

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh hesitates to talk about injuries, but he said today that nose tackle Bryan Mone suffered a broken leg and likely will miss the season. The injury was widely reported two weeks ago, soon after camp started, but was not confirmed by U-M until today, at..." August 28

  • Oregon lists transfer QB Vernon Adams as starter on Week 1 depth chart

    CBS Sports "Just two weeks ago Vernon Adams was waiting for the results of his final test at Eastern Washington to determine whether he would graduate and be able to complete his transfer to Oregon. Now, after just two weeks in Eugene, Adams is listed as the starting quarterback for the Ducks in the most..." August 28

  • Lawyer for Jameis Winston’s accuser hired by Baylor rape victim

    College Football Talk "The high-profile Baylor rape case has added a prominent new character, the Dallas Morning News is reporting. According to the paper, nationally-known Title IX attorney John Clune of Colorado has been hired by the victim and her family to “investigate a number of issues surrounding the case,”..." August 28

  • Former Notre Dame RB Greg Bryant opens recruitment

    ESPN "Former Notre Dame running back Greg Bryant is reopening his recruitment, the redshirt sophomore announced Thursday on Instagram, making his return to South Bend, Indiana, unlikely. "Opening up my recruitment so my next move will be best move," Bryant wrote in part of his post. Bryant, who..." August 28

  • Arkansas RB Jonathan Williams says he'll likely enter 2016 draft

    NFL.com "Arkansas running back Jonathan Williams said Thursday he will most likely enter the 2016 NFL Draft. The Razorbacks' 1,000-yard rusher had been expected to lead the Arkansas backfield this fall until he suffered a left foot injury in a scrimmage nearly two weeks ago. The injury will keep..." August 28

  • Former Alabama, UNLV RB Altee Tenpenny heads to FCS Nicholls State

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Running back Altee Tenpenny is working on his third college football program in eight months. Nicholls State confirmed to al.com Thursday that Tenpenny has joined its program after being dismissed from UNLV earlier this month for an undisclosed violation of team rules." August 28

  • Louisville to announce $55 million stadium expansion

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The University of Louisville’s long contemplation over whether to expand Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium appears to have come to a decision, and, according to one prominent booster Thursday night, athletic director Tom Jurich is ready to move forward with a big expansion project. Jurich announced..." August 28

  • Tennessee safety LaDarrell McNeil to miss 'extended period of time'

    Times Free Press "Tennessee's once-settled secondary has suffered a second blow in less than a week. Head coach Butch Jones said Thursday that starting safety LaDarrell McNeil, a three-year starter and one of the Volunteers' most experienced players, will be out for an extended period of time with a neck..." August 28

  • Pittsburgh's Rachid Ibrahim likely out for season with Achilles injury

    The Score "Pittsburgh has suffered a major blow to its running back corps. Rachid Ibrahim will likely miss the entire 2015 season because of an Achilles injury suffered in a team practice earlier this week, Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi said Wednesday, as reported by Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh..." August 28

  • Iowa State reserve defensive lineman Cousin leaves Cyclones

    Des Moines Register "Reserve defensive lineman Devlyn Cousin’s social media announcement Thursday that he is leaving the Iowa State football program isn’t likely to make a difference in the position’s overall production. The hit that it suffered in depth, should be compensated by the number of transfer newcomers..." August 28

  • 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

  • NCAA Makes Decision On Ishaq Williams' Appeal

    247 Sports "The NCAA responded to Notre Dame regarding Ishaq Williams' appeal. The defensive end's appeal was denied by the NCAA, head coach Brian Kelly announced Thursday evening. Williams is not allowed to practice, but Kelly said he will be able to work out at Notre Dame's football..." August 27

  • McElwain: Florida will play two QBs in opener vs. New Mexico State

    CBS Sports "Florida will play two quarterbacks in the season opener against New Mexico State, Jim McElwain told reporters on Thursday. Redshirt freshman Will Grier has been battling with Treon Harris through camp, but McElwain says he needs to see both quarterbacks in action on Saturdays before naming a..." August 27

  • No.1 QB prospect Hunter Johnson commits to Tennessee

    EndZone Score "The nations number one prospect Hunter Johnson has committed to the Tennessee Volunteers and head coach Butch Jones, according to 247sports The Brownsburgh (IN) High School 2017 prospect has given his verbal committal to the Vols. Many were in the chase for Johnson’s committal including Notre..." August 27

  • NC State leading rusher Shadrach Thornton suspended first 2 games

    ESPN "NC State will be without leading rusher Shadrach Thornton for the first two games of the season after coach Dave Doeren suspended the senior for a violation of department rules. The school confirmed the violation occurred during the spring. A source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy that Thornton was..." August 27

  • 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

  • Florida 5-star OL Martez Ivey (leg) out indefinitely after surgery

    CBS Sports "Martez Ivey, Florida's five-star freshman offensive lineman, will be out indefinitely after undergoing surgery on his leg. Coach Jim McElwain did not want to go into details about Ivey's injury, but the Orlando Sentinel reports that the arthroscopic surgery will take place on Friday. His..." August 27

  • Auburn Saved Public Administration Program So Athlete Graduation Rates Wouldn't Decrease According to Report

    The Big Lead "Auburn was going to get rid of an unpopular undergraduate major in 2013, but was overruled by the athletics department. It seems Auburn’s athletes love Public Administration. According to the Wall Street Journal: “more than half of the roughly 100 students majoring in public administration were..." August 27

  • Cincinnati might withhold cost of attendance money for rules violations

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Cincinnati's football players can receive more than $7,000 annually in "cost of attendance" benefits, but bad behavior could cost them. Bearcats coach Tommy Tuberville and athletic director Mike Bohn told ESPN the school will consider withholding some of that money from players who violate..." August 27

  • Vols Pig Howard suspended for Bowling Green game

    Tennessean "Tennessee Volunteers coach Butch Jones addressed the media Thursday afternoon on a number of injuries and a suspension with the upcoming football season less than two weeks away. Senior wide receiver Alton "Pig" Howard has been suspended for the opening game against Bowling Green for a..." August 27

  • Miami Athletic Director Says Al Golden “Knows He Needs To Win” In 2015

    College Spun "Miami head coach Al Golden is on the hottest of seats as the Hurricanes get ready for their September 5 season opener against Bethune-Cookman. Golden has posted an unimpressive 28-22 record since being hired to lead the ‘Canes in December of 2010, and the people surrounding the program have grown..." August 27

  • Purdue’s Danny Ezechukwu relieved about knee injury

    Indianapolis Star "When Purdue’s medical personnel informed Danny Ezechukwu he didn’t suffer a torn ACL in Saturday’s scrimmage, well, you can probably guess the rest. “It was a huge relief,” the sophomore linebacker said following Wednesday’s practice. Ezechukwu suffered a grade 2 MCL sprain in his right knee..." August 27

  • Report: Arizona State Assistant Bo Graham Resigned Due To Relationship With Student-Athlete

    College Spun "On Monday, Arizona State running backs coach Bo Graham, the son of ASU head coach Todd Graham, resigned under mysterious circumstances. Former Arizona State QB Rudy Carpenter stirred some buzz on Monday night with his tweet hinting that the younger Graham had to step down due to some canoodling..." August 26

  • UCLA names freshman Josh Rosen its starting quarterback

    CBS Sports "So it seems that if your coach rips you in practice, it doesn't mean you can't start for him. A week after UCLA coach Jim Mora gave freshman quarterback Josh Rosen an earful in front of the media, Rosen has been named the starting quarterback for the Bruins in 2015. The decision doesn't come..." August 26

  • Steve Sarkisian bans parents from practice

    Larry Brown Sports "USC won’t have to worry about any P. Diddy-like distractions during practice. That’s because head coach Steve Sarkisian has banned parents from attending Trojans’ practices. Sark established the policy over the weekend and explained why during a meeting with the media Wednesday. “I just felt..." August 26

  • Austin Appleby named Purdue's starting QB

    Indianapolis Star "Austin Appleby was named Purdue's starting quarterback by coach Darrell Hazell on Tuesday. The decision isn't a surprise since Appleby exited spring practice atop the depth chart and remained there throughout summer workouts and training camp. "I'm glad it's official and now I can focus on..." August 26

  • Texas judge dismisses John Chavis' lawsuit against LSU

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "A state district judge in Texas has dismissed the lawsuit Texas A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis filed against his previous employer, LSU. Texas judge Travis Bryan III tossed the case on grounds that the court did not have jurisdiction to preside over the matter and instead sent it back to..." August 26

  • Noah Brown, Ohio State sophomore wide receiver, suffers leg injury in practice

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State walked off the practice field somberly after and interviews were cancelled abruptly Wednesday evening. Now we know why. Wide receiver Noah Brown, who was expected to be a main contributor in Ohio State's offense this fall, suffered what appeared to be a major leg injury, sources..." August 26

  • Report: Dantonio says RB Delton Williams is eligible to play

    College Football Talk "The return of Michigan State running back Delton Williams appears to be in the hands of the running back. According to a one report, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio says the running back will be eligible to play for the Spartans in the season opener next week. Hondo Carpenter of Spartan..." August 26

  • ECU QB Kurt Benkert out for season with knee injury

    Raleigh News & Observer "East Carolina suffered a huge setback Wednesday as it announced starting quarterback Kurt Benkert will miss this season with a right knee injury. According to a release from ECU, Benkert felt discomfort in the knee after Tuesday's practice and additional testing on Wednesday confirmed the..." August 26

  • Washington State opener could be postponed or moved due to wildfires

    CBS Sports "Eastern Washington has been plagued by wildfires during an unusually hot and dry summer, and Washington State's home opener against FCS Portland State could be moved or postponed due to the fires' effect on air quality, Cougars athletic director Bill Moos told the Spokesman-Review on..." August 26

  • Boise State says it didn’t have any reports of Ukwuachu being violent toward women

    Idaho Statesman "Boise State has issued a statement regarding what it knew about former Boise State football player Sam Ukwuachu before he was dismissed from the football team in 2013. He was convicted of sexual assault last week in Texas. He had transferred to Baylor. Ukwuachu was dismissed from the team in..." August 26

  • Report: Baylor QB Chris Johnson will move to wide receiver, clearing way for Jarrett Stidham

    Dallas Morning News "Baylor’s quarterback battle has been hotly talked about. Seth Russell is poised to easily capture the starting job, but the backup position might have just been decided as well. According to a report from ESPN Central Texas’ David Smoak, backup quarterback Chris Johnson will transition from..." August 26

  • Big 12 ADs favor banning transfers with "serious misconduct" in past

    CBS Sports "The Big 12 is close to becoming the second major conference banning transfers with a history of sexual and/or violent misconduct. The league's athletic directors voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend adoption of a rule similar to what the SEC passed in May. The Southeastern Conference will not..." August 25

  • Report: Will Muschamp “wouldn’t touch” Sam Ukwuachu in 2013

    College Football Talk "Baylor made the decision to shut down media availability today and until next week when the Bears begin preparing for the first game of the season. Perhaps that was a good idea as Sports Illustrated has reported one coach from the SEC made the decision to steer clear of Sam Ukwuachu back in 2013..." August 25

  • Steve Sarkisian once ran up huge bar tab with 40 shots, asked for reimbursement

    Larry Brown Sports "USC coach Steve Sarkisian has apologized for acting like a drunken fool at a team event on Saturday night, but there is a growing concern that his behavior that night was not an isolated incident. TMZ reports that USC officials have been getting complaints from boosters who want Sarkisian to be..." August 25

  • Apologetic USC coach Steve Sarkisian said he mixed alcohol, medicine at event

    ESPN Los Angeles "Southern California football coach Steve Sarkisian said Tuesday that a mixture of medication and alcohol was at least partially to blame for his inappropriate behavior at the school's Salute to Troy event Saturday night and that he would seek help. "I took medication. I mixed it with alcohol,"..." August 25

  • South Carolina Names Connor Mitch Starting Quarterback

    College Spun "South Carolina has officially named redshirt sophomore Connor Mitch its starting quarterback. Mitch beat out Michael Scarnecchia and Perry Orth for the job. True freshman Lorenzo Nunez is also expected to see time at the position this season." August 25

  • Ex-South Carolina CB Wesley Green lands at Indiana

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Former South Carolina defensive back Wesley Green is headed to the Big Ten. Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson announced Monday that Green, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound cornerback, has joined the Hoosiers program. Green redshirted in 2014, his only season at South Carolina, and will have to sit out..." August 25

  • Clemson's D.J. Reader stepping away from football for personal reasons

    The Score "Clemson defensive tackle D.J. Reader is stepping away from football indefinitely due to "personal issues," the team announced Tuesday. Coach Dabo Swinney said he's unsure when the senior will return to the team. Reader, a Greensboro, N.C. native, has served primarily as a backup at defensive..." August 25

  • Rutgers investigating football coach Kyle Flood for possible rules violation

    Newark Star-Ledger "Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood could face a suspension or firing because of impermissible contact with a university faculty member regarding the status of one of his players, two people with knowledge of the situation told NJ Advance Media. The university's office of general counsel is..." August 25

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