• Baker Mayfield could add intriguing element at Oklahoma in 2014

    SI - College Football "It sounds like Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops could have an extra wrinkle in his quarterback situation in 2014. Stoops told reporters at Big 12 media days on Tuesday that Texas Tech transfer quarterback Baker Mayfield should be eligible to play immediately this fall. Mayfield surprised many when he..." July 23

  • Nick Saban says national title expectations 'unrealistic' for first-year Alabama quarterbacks

    Alabama.com "The first official practice is still more than a week off, but the big-picture questions are rolling in. Most, in Alabama's case, circle back to the vacant quarterback job. It's been asked in just about every way without getting much of an answer from Nick Saban. The coach appeared on the..." July 23

  • Gator TE Colin Thompson reportedly transferring to Temple

    Philly.com "FORMER ARCHBISHOP Wood tight end Colin Thompson is transferring to Temple after two injury-plagued seasons at Florida, sources familiar with the situation confirmed. Rated as one of the top players at his position in the recruiting class of 2012, he never caught a pass for the Gators. He played..." July 23

  • Jay Paterno, Bill Kenney sue Penn State for 'improper termination'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Jay Paterno is targeting Penn State University in another lawsuit. Mr. Paterno today filed a complaint in Philadelphia federal court, where he and fellow former assistant coach Bill Kenney are suing the university for improper termination. Mr. Paterno and Mr. Kenney were not retained as..." July 23

  • Report: Texas coach Charlie Strong names David Ash starting QB

    SI - College Football "Just one day after he was cleared to return to full practices, David Ash was named the starting quarterback of the Texas Longhorns by first-year head coach Charlie Strong on Tuesday at Big 12 Media Days, reports Taylor Gaspar of Rivals. Ash was the starting quarterback going into last season,..." July 22

  • Duke’s Hud Mellencamp - son of John Mellencamp facing more legal charges

    Raleigh News & Observer "Duke walk-on defensive back Hud Mellencamp, 20—the son of rockstar John Mellencamp—is facing a misdemeanor charge for illegal consumption of an alcoholic beverage. The charge was filed on July 10 with the Monroe (Ind.) County clerk’s office, the Indianapolis Star reported. An initial hearing on..." July 22

  • NCAA approves waiver, allows Alabama scholarship for former prized recruit Elisha Shaw

    Alabama.com "Getting to Alabama was the goal for Elisha Shaw. Injuries ended his football career, but the former top recruit will end up in Tuscaloosa anyway. The NCAA on Monday approved a waiver to give him a non-football scholarship. Alabama confirmed the news Shaw posted on his Twitter account earlier in..." July 22

  • OU’s leading tackler, Frank Shannon, still a Sooner

    College Football Talk "When last we dipped our toes into the Frank Shannon “situation,” the linebacker’s future at Oklahoma was “in limbo” after he was accused of sexual assault. The Cleveland County (Okla.) District Attorney’s Office, however, declined to pursue charges following a weeks-long investigation. There..." July 22

  • UGA DL Taylor arrested for aggravated assault

    Athens Banner-Herald "Georgia defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor was arrested early Tuesday on a charge of felony aggravated assault. It’s his second arrest this offseason, putting his status on the Bulldogs’ football team in jeopardy. Police determined that Taylor was the "primary aggressor" in a domestic..." July 22

  • TCU defensive star Devonte Fields a suspect in domestic disturbance

    Yahoo! Sports "TCU redshirt sophomore defensive end and Preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Devonte Fields is a suspect in a domestic disturbance that occurred Sunday morning in Fort Worth, Texas. According to a Fort Worth police report, Haley Brown, Fields' ex-girlfriend, accused him of punching..." July 22

  • Oregon lands 3-star defensive back recruit

    CSN Northwest "Duck Territory: Defensive back Dylan Kane commits to Oregon 3-star defensive back Dylan Kane of Honolulu, Hawaii committed to the Ducks on Monday after an unofficial visit this past weekend. At 6'2" and 180 pounds, Kane is Oregon's twelfth commit for the 2015 season and will take his official..." July 22

  • Michigan State gets verbal commitment from Virginia WR Felton Davis III

    Michigan Live "Receiver Felton Davis III from Highland Spring, Va., has made a verbal commitment to Michigan State. Davis is a 6-foot-3, 175-pounder who has a composite national ranking of 615 from 247sports, which also rates him the No. 77 receiver in the nation and the No. 21 player in the state of..." July 22

  • LSU freshman suffers serious injury after punch through window, school confirms

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU freshman defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao suffered a serious arm injury when he punched a glass window in the team weight room, LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette confirmed to NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Monday (July 21). Sources who were present said Lealaimatafao, a..." July 22

  • FSU coach explains why Winston unpunished

    ESPN.com "Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher prefers to keep players' punishments out of the public domain. In the case of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston's supermarket citation in April, however, Fisher said there weren't any consequences to speak of. When Winston was caught shoplifting..." July 22

  • Bar owner: Alabama fan sucker-punched Titans QB

    USA Today "Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger was the victim of a sucker punch during an incident over the weekend at a popular Nashville nightspot, according to its owner. Steve Ford, owner of Losers Most Wanted Bar & Grill, said Mettenberger did nothing to provoke another bar patron,..." July 22

  • One arrested A&M player leaves Aggies, another suspended

    College Football Talk "A pair of off-field incident have cost Texas A&M one defensive player permanently and another temporarily. A&M announced Monday that defensive lineman Gavin Stansbury has decided to leave the Aggies football program. Back in mid-April, Stansbury was one of three Aggies arrested on outstanding..." July 22

  • Former LSU kicker James Hairston transfers to Rice

    The Advocate "Former LSU kickoff specialist James Hairston has transferred to Rice, the school announced with a statement Monday. Hairston, a rising senior, was the primary handler of LSU’s kickoffs over the previous three seasons. " July 22

  • 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

  • Alabama fan explains hysterical meaning of his vanity plate

    Fox Sports "To some, vanity license plates may seem narcissistic or self-indulgent. There's a message, and a bumper sticker just couldn't get the job done. But sometimes there's a reason to have one. That brings us to a Vine courtesy of "Bananas Foster" on Twitter, in which a proud Crimson Tide fan..." July 22

  • Former top recruit Brandon Carter done at TCU

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Not surprisingly, wide receiver Brandon Carter's career at TCU is pretty much over. TCU head coach Gary Patterson said of the receiver, who in April was arrested on possession of marijuana (which was dropped), that Carter "Probably will not play this year. Academically he will not make..." July 22

  • Report: Texas quarterback David Ash cleared to practice

    SI - College Football "The Texas Longhorns offense is back at full strength for coach Charlie Strong's first season at the helm. Quarterback David Ash and running back Johnathan Gray were medically cleared to practice Monday, along with linebacker Jordan Hicks, reports Kirk Bohls of the Austin..." July 21

  • LSU lands commitment from mammoth Mississippi offensive tackle Matt Womack

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Mississippi offensive tackle Matt Womack decided to put an end to his recruitment by selecting LSU over offers from Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Louisville. The 6-foot-7, 320-pound prospect visited LSU this weekend and the level of comfort he developed with the program led to him ending the..." July 21

  • Winston: Learned lessons last year

    ESPN.com "Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston said Sunday at the ACC's preseason kickoff that he'd learned some valuable lessons about the glare of the spotlight he's endured -- and in some cases, created -- during the past year. "I know I have to live up to the hype," Winston said. "If I'm even an..." July 21

  • 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

  • Badgers RB recruit Crookshank 'the complete package'

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Davon Crookshank has spent his high school football career patterning his running style off Montee Ball. Now, Crookshank will have an opportunity to follow directly in Ball's footsteps at the college level. Crookshank, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound running back from Missouri City, Texas, verbally..." July 21

  • Oklahoma gets commitment from 2015 defensive tackle Tyrell Jacobs

    The Oklahoman "Defensive tackle Tyrell Jacobs of Metairie (La.) Rummel High committed to Oklahoma on Monday. Jacobs posted his commitment on Twitter. Jacobs (6-foot-4, 260 pounds) had offers that includes Arizona State, Kansas State, Louisville, Mississippi State and Tennessee. He’s a two-star recruit..." July 21

  • Prized freshman linebacker dismissed

    Salt Lake Tribune "BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall has dismissed one of his prized recruits from the 2014 signing class before that recruit has played a down of football for the school. Incoming freshman linebacker Sione Takitaki has been kicked off the football team. Talo Steves of Totalbluesports.com first..." July 21

  • Texas A&M defensive back Victor Davis arrested for shoplifting at Kohl's

    Dallas Morning News "Texas A&M defensive back Victor Davis was arrested at some point in the last two weeks for allegedly shoplifting at Kohl's in Rosenberg, Texas. The redshirt freshman's mug shot, along with five other alleged shoplifters, was posted on Twitter and Facebook by the Rosenberg Police Department..." July 21

  • Jameis on paying players: ‘free education… enough for me’

    College Football Talk "Earlier this year, and after his father did it, Jameis Winston again stoked the flames that he might (unexpectedly) stay at Florida State beyond the 2014 season and eschew (for now) early entry into the NFL. In very passionate comments, Winston left no doubt as to the value he places on the..." July 21

  • Big 12's Bowlsby rips NCAA enforcement, says 'cheating pays'

    CBSSports.com "Cheating pays. Financial stress is headed the NCAA's way. Get ready for an across-the-board reduction in minor sports. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby painted a bleak picture of the future of college athletics during his address Monday at the conference's media days. Much like last..." July 21

  • Pair of 5-star recruits commit to Georgia

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Two of the nation’s top high school juniors committed to UGA on Saturday. Ben Cleveland, a 5-star offensive tackle from Stephens County High School, and Jacob Eason, a 5-star quarterback from Lake Stevens, Wash., both pledged to UGA after competing together in the Dawg Night prospect camp on..." July 21

  • South Carolina CB Ahmad Christian to join Utes this fall, sit out one year

    Salt Lake Tribune "Former South Carolina cornerback Ahmad Christian will transfer to Utah this fall and be eligible to play in 2015, he told The Tribune by phone Wednesday night. As a redshirt sophomore last season, Christian was credited with 18 tackles, two pass break-ups and one forced fumble. He played in..." July 21

  • Ryan Johnson commits to Tennessee

    Rocky Top Talk "Offensive tackle Ryan Johnson has made his decision on where he wants to play his college football two years from now. Tennessee head coach Butch Jones and his coaching staff have nabbed another recruit in the class of 2016. '16 offensive tackle Ryan Johnson made his decision on Nashville's..." July 20

  • Penn State lands verbals from Irvin Charles, Miles Sanders

    The Patriot News "Penn State picked up verbal commitments early Saturday afternoon from New Jersey wide receiver Irvin Charles and Pittsburgh Woodland Hills' running back Miles Sanders, per Internet reports. Charles, from Haddonfield, N.J., will be a member of the Nittany Lions' Class of 2015, and Sanders will..." July 20

  • Hunter Dale says he's 'not committed' to Huskers

    Omaha World-Herald "On Thursday, Nebraska added another defensive back to the class of 2015 when Hunter Dale, a safety from New Orleans, committed during a visit to Lincoln with his friend and NU commit Kendall Bussey Jr. Bussey was the one to break the news on Twitter, welcoming his friend to Nebraska. Nebraska..." July 20

  • Mississippi State lands verbal commitment from Missouri running back Alec Murphy

    Gulflive "Mississippi State reportedly landed its second 2015 football verbal commitment of the day late Friday. Three-star Missouri high school running back Alec Murphy has committed to the Bulldogs, according to reports by 247 Sports, Rivals.com and Scout.com. Murphy (6-foot-1, 222 pounds) joins Hoover..." July 20

  • Report: Texas Tech backup cornerback Dee Paul leaves program

    Dallas Morning News "Cornerback Dee Paul has left the Texas Tech football program, according to Chris Level of Rivals.com. Paul, a sophomore from Munday, was listed behind La’Darius Newbold on the two-deep, post-spring depth chart. No reason was given for his departure. Level reported that he was released from..." July 20

  • Hoover WR Justin Johnson commits to Mississippi State

    Alabama.com "Justin Johnson eagerly waited for this day. The Hoover wide receiver wanted to make a commitment earlier in the summer, but was advised by his preferred school to wait until today. With the go-ahead given, the 6-foot-4 wide receiver verbally committed to Mississippi State over Kentucky and..." July 20

  • Florida commit Deontai Williams flips to Georgia

    Alligator Army "Usually, on the recruiting trail, it's Florida doing the flipping. On Saturday, Georgia played the Gators' game, as former Florida commitment Deontai Williams flipped to the Dawgs, according to 247Sports reporter Rusty Mansell ($). Williams, who attends Trinity Christian School in Jacksonville..." July 20

  • 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

  • Baylor flips highly rated Texas A&M OL commit

    College Football Talk "Baylor got one over on in-state recruiting power Texas A&M. Within days of Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin explaining how Texas A&M’s recruiting efforts have been so successful since joining the SEC, the Aggies lost one of the nation’s top offensive linemen in the Class of 2015 to..." July 19

  • NCAA denies ACC use of helmet cams, sideline communications

    CBSSports.com "The ACC will not be able to experiment with helmet cams and coach-quarterback communications systems this season, CBSSports.com has learned. The rules committee turned down the conference's request in June based, in part, on the timing. The committee said the late request didn't the committee..." July 19

  • Pinson Valley RB Nick Gibson commits to Mississippi State over Alabama

    Alabama.com "Nick Gibson kept the Alabama recruiting momentum going for Mississippi State on Friday. The Pinson Valley running back committed to MSU over Alabama on Friday while on the school's Starkville campus for its Big Dawg camp. Gibson became the second Alabama recruit of the day to commit to the..." July 18

  • Jamal Peters commits to Mississippi State

    The Clarion-Ledger "Jamal Peters put the exclamation mark on what is turning into a memorable day for Mississippi State. Peters, the state's top prospect, announced on Twitter that he has committed to the Bulldogs. The Bassfield safety is the sixth player to pledge to MSU's 2015 class at Big Dawg Day in..." July 18

  • Ole Miss QB: 'A lot of guys go to bed hungry at night'

    SI - College Football "The NCAA passed a rule in April allowing for unlimited meals for athletes. The decision came after - but was apparently unconnected to - Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier saying he often went to bed hungry. Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace expressed similar sentiments recently, saying the..." July 18

  • Report: Texas RB Johnathan Gray expected to be cleared for workouts next week following torn Achilles recovery

    Dallas Morning News "Texas junior running back Johnathan Gray is expected to be fully cleared for workouts next week, a source familiar with the situation confirmed Thursday night. Gray suffered a season-ending torn Achilles tendon in an overtime win against West Virginia on Nov. 9 and later underwent surgery. The..." July 18

  • Denzel Nkemdiche back with Ole Miss

    ESPN.com "Ole Miss redshirt junior linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche has returned to the Rebels' football team following his spring suspension, coach Hugh Freeze said on the final day of SEC media days Thursday. Freeze said that Nkemdiche, who has 117 career tackles in two seasons, will be allowed to fully go..." July 18

  • Wetumpka 4-star Brandon Kennedy picks Alabama

    Montgomery Advertiser "Wetumpka's four-star offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy added to an already strong 2015 recruiting class when he announced he would play his college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide on Friday. The 6-2, 295-puond No. 1 ranked center by Rivals chose the Tide over Auburn, Ole Miss and Clemson,..." July 18

  • Vanderbilt retires No. 1 jersey to support young fan fighting for his life

    Yahoo! Sports "Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason has only been on campus a few months, but he’s already making all the right decisions. On Wednesday, one of those decisions included retiring the No. 1 jersey for the season, so it could be entrusted to the Commodores No. 1 fan, Michael Sloan. Michael, a..." July 18