• 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

  • Volcano poses threat to Penn State-UCF game in Ireland

    CBSSports.com "In my time watching college football I've seen games canceled or delayed due to weather, but this would be a first. Penn State and UCF are scheduled to begin their seasons Aug. 30 with a game in Ireland, but that game could be in jeopardy because of, get this: volcanoes. Yes, it seems that..." August 20

  • Clemson loses RB Zac Brooks for the season

    CBSSports.com "It was going to be hard enough for Clemson to overcome Florida State in the ACC this year, but Wednesday's news will make the task even more difficult. Clemson announced that running back Zac Brooks will miss the 2014 season due to a foot injury. Brooks finished third on the team last season..." August 20

  • Ohio State has dealt with losing Heisman candidates before

    Sporting News - NCAAF "A lot of Ohio State fans spent Tuesday afternoon clicking or tapping refresh, looking for any updates on star quarterback Braxton Miller. Miller suffered a season-ending shoulder injury Monday, which then led to a lot of Google searching on backup quarterbacks J.T. Barrett and Cardale..." August 20

  • USC could be without starting guard for opener

    College Football Talk "With the season opener exactly 10 days away, USC could be at less than full strength along the offensive line. Starting guard Khaliel Rodgers, the school confirmed late Tuesday night, suffered a sprained knee during practice this week. He is expected to be sidelined for a period of 10-14 days. " August 20

  • Nebraska WR Kenny Bell Says He Bartended To Pay For Utilities

    ThePostGame.com "In three seasons, Nebraska wide receiver Kenny Bell has 134 recptions, 1,901 receiving yards and 15 receiving touchdowns. He has been selected to first team All-Big Ten, Big Ten All-Freshman Team and the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. But for a week and a half, Bell did not have..." August 20

  • 2015 Alabama recruit Calvin Ridley ineligible for most of season

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Monarch senior Calvin Ridley, the nation's No. 1 high school receiver for the Class of 2015, will be ineligible after the first three games this season because of age restrictions, Monarch athletic director James Klemke told the Sun Sentinel on Tuesday. FHSAA spokesman Corey Sobers confirmed..." August 20

  • Dee Hart, two others injured in Colorado State practice

    Coloradoan "Two key players went down with ankle injuries during practice Tuesday and another offensive tackle also was lost indefinitely to an injury, CSU coach Jim McElwain said. Junior running back Dee Hart, a transfer from Alabama who was competing for the starting job, and redshirt freshman receiver..." August 20

  • Injuries cost KU its top two RBs for all of 2014

    College Football Talk "It’s not been a very good past couple of days for experienced members of Kansas’ backfield. The Jayhawks confirmed Tuesday that running backs Brandon Bourbon and Taylor Cox will miss all of the 2014 season due to injuries. The former tore an ACL during a scrimmage Sunday, the latter ruptured an..." August 20

  • Under Armour unveils new Notre Dame unis

    ESPN Chicago "The largest college shoe and apparel deal kicked off in earnest Tuesday, as Under Armour revealed its new Notre Dame football uniforms. While the home and away uniforms are predictably more traditional, the uniform made for Notre Dame's Shamrock Series game against Purdue on Sept. 13 in..." August 20

  • Ohio State QB Braxton Miller to miss entire season

    NFL.com "Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller is expected to miss the 2014 season after re-injuring his right (throwing) shoulder at practice on Monday. Considered a Heisman Trophy candidate after a stellar junior year in which the Buckeyes went undefeated in the regular season, Mille's absence..." August 19

  • Five-star DT Thomas Holley out for season, will redshirt for Florida

    Miami Herald "Five-star freshman defensive tackle Thomas Holley underwent season-ending surgery Monday to repair a torn labrum stemming from a high school sports hernia injury, coach Will Muschamp announced. Holley, the nation’s No. 18 overall player according to 247Sports, is expected to be sidelined..." August 19

  • Notre Dame fights to protect integrity with academic fraud investigation

    SI - College Football "What's worse? A knock on the door in late May followed by the news that your starting quarterback has been suspended for a year for academic dishonesty? Or a knock on the door in mid-August with news that your best receiver, best defensive back, a starting defensive end and a backup linebacker..." August 19

  • Ole Miss WR Sammie Epps arrested for no driver's license, marijuana possession

    Biloxi Sun Herald "Ole Miss freshman wide receiver Sammie Epps was arrested in Oxford last Friday night, according to various sources, and it has been confirmed by Ole Miss. It was first reported by the Oxford Citizen. He was charged with driving with no driver's license and possession of marijuana in a motor..." August 19

  • Injured Colorado safety Jered Bell to seek sixth year, coach MacIntyre says

    Denver Post "Injured Colorado senior safety Jered Bell plans to petition the NCAA for a rare sixth year of eligibility, CU coach Mike MacIntyre said Monday following a morning practice. A returning starter, Bell tore an ACL during Friday evening’s practice and is lost for the season. " August 19

  • What are Venric Mark's options post-Northwestern?

    CSN Chicago "Venric Mark is no longer a Northwestern Wildcat. So what's next? We know how Pat Fitzgerald's team plans to move on. They'll rely on the same running back depth that played in Mark's injury-caused absence last season. But what about Mark? He announced he'd be transferring, but where will he be..." August 19

  • Maryland announces ‘lifetime degree guarantee’ for athletes

    College Football Talk "Dubbing it “The Maryland Way Guarantee,” the University of Maryland is blazing a trail on which most, if not all, Power Five conference schools will ultimately travel. The university announced Tuesday morning that, beginning in November of this year, it will offer a lifetime degree guarantee..." August 19

  • Spartans' quest: Prove '13 was no fluke

    Covers.com "Michigan State has spent the last few months basking in the glow of a Big Ten championship and a victory in the Rose Bowl. Or, at least, that's what it has done publicly. Behind closed doors, the Spartans insist the focus on 2014 began on the plane back from Pasadena. The Spartans are on a..." August 19

  • South Carolina CB Jamari Smith to miss season after breaking foot

    SI - College Football "South Carolina sophomore cornerback Jamari Smith will miss the upcoming season after breaking his foot during a scrimmage, the school announced Monday. Smith moved from running back to cornerback during fall camp last year, but rushed for 108 yards on 14 carries after he was switched back to..." August 19

  • Four-star running back Drew Harris parts ways with UMass football team

    MassLive.com "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

  • Report: Ohio State QB Braxton Miller re-injures shoulder

    USA Today "Braxton Miller, Ohio State's senior quarterback and a Heisman Trophy candidate, has re-injured his right shoulder and may miss the 2014 season, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Miller had surgery on the shoulder in February after injuring it on the first drive of Ohio State's Orange Bowl..." August 19

  • Report: ‘Significant friction’ between Bobby Petrino and Todd Grantham

    College Football Talk "Bobby Petrino hasn’t changed much since his last tour with the Louisville Cardinals. Even after failing miserably at the NFL level and then publicly embarrassing himself, his family and the University of Arkansas, it doesn’t seem like Petrino has learned from his mistakes. There is now..." August 19

  • Hawaii AD: 'Very real possibility' football program shuts down

    SB Nation "The school is facing a steep operating deficit. The University of Hawaii's football program may shut down as a result of tough financial conditions, athletic director Ben Jay said at a Board of Regents meeting Monday afternoon. The University reportedly holds a $2.1 million deficit this..." August 19

  • 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

  • Oklahoma suspends freshman Joe Mixon for entire season

    ESPN.com "Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon has been suspended from all activities with the football team for the entire season, the university announced Monday. Mixon was charged Friday with misdemeanor assault stemming from an alleged incident in which he was accused of punching a woman in the..." August 19

  • USF jerseys will have 'THE TEAM' instead of player names

    CBSSports.com "You might not be able to identify USF players by their uniforms in 2014, but Bulls coach Willie Taggart wants you to know his guys are all on the same page. Taggart confirmed Monday that instead of player names on the back of the jersey, USF will have "THE TEAM" above the numbers. We've seen..." August 19

  • LSU gets DT help as Travonte Valentine is apparently cleared by the NCAA

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU's defensive tackle positon got a huge shot in the arm on Monday when highly touted freshman Travonte Valentine was apparently green-lighted by the NCAA Clearinghouse. Valentine tweeted Monday morning that he had been cleared to play and posted two other references to that effect on his..." August 19

  • Iowa State names Richardson starting QB

    Fox Sports Southwest "New Iowa State OC Mark Mangino has answered the biggest question facing his new offense in Ames. Winter Park, Florida native Sam Richardson beat out Grant Rohach to earn the starting nod at quarterback for the Cyclones when they open their season on Aug. 30 against North Dakota State, the..." August 19

  • Michigan WR Csont'e York dismissed from program

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan coach Brady Hoke dismissed receiver Csont’e York from the program tonight. York, a sophomore receiver, had been suspended indefinitely since the start of training camp for a July 18 incident outside Scorekeepers bar in Ann Arbor that led to three misdemeanor assault charges. He is..." August 19

  • Hurricanes receiver Rashawn Scott will return in 2014

    Miami Herald "Hurricanes receiver Rashawn Scott, who had been running with the first team before injuring his shoulder/clavicle in Wednesday’s scrimmage, should be back at some point this season, coach Al Golden said. “It’s not a season-ending deal,” Golden said. “It’s a little bit of an exotic injury,..." August 19

  • Danny Etling named Purdue's starting quarterback

    Indianapolis Star "Danny Etling's work is just beginning. He was named Purdue's starting quarterback Monday. It wasn't a surprise. Etling was the No. 1 quarterback after spring practice and didn't do anything to lose the job during training camp. Austin Appleby was given every chance to move past Etling,..." August 19

  • 4-star recruit Benito Jones flips from Alabama to Ole Miss

    The Clarion-Ledger "Class of 2016 four-star Benito Jones on Sunday flipped his commitment from Alabama to Ole Miss. With Jones on board, the Rebels now have commitments from the state's top two 2016 prospects. "Ole Miss has just been on me hardest," Jones said. ".... (Ole Miss wants to) win a championship in..." August 19

  • Damien Robinson out for the season with a torn ACL

    The Clarion-Ledger "Mississippi State didn't have much depth on the offensive line entering 2014. It's even worse after last Friday's scrimmage. MSU coach Dan Mullen announced on Monday that Damien Robinson will miss the entire season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament. The injury leaves a gaping hole at..." August 19

  • Jeremy Johnson has Nick Marshall's back, believes Auburn quarterback will win Heisman

    Alabama.com "Jeremy Johnson has Nick Marshall's back. The Auburn quarterbacks show their support for each other on social media, at practice and behind closed doors. Whether it's talking to each other in times of need or supporting the other for the Heisman Trophy, they talk as if they're brothers. "I..." August 18

  • Former OU commit Dalton Rodriguez transferring to Sooners from Tulsa

    The Oklahoman "Dalton Rodriguez committed to Oklahoma while he was at Tulsa Union but, wanting to play defense, eventually switched his commitment to Tulsa and eventually signed with the Golden Hurricane. Now, Rodriguez will wind up in Norman after all, deciding to transfer to OU after an up and down year..." August 18

  • Four-star WR Jayson Stanley picks Georgia over Auburn, Miami, Oregon

    Alabama.com "Jayson Stanley became Georgia's 19th commitment Saturday night, according to multiple reports. The Bulldogs were long considered the leader for the four-star wide receiver. Auburn was among the finalists, along with Miami and Oregon." August 18

  • Report: Starting CB for WVU faces eligibility issues

    College Football Talk "The West Virginia Mountaineers surrendered 263.3 passing yards per game in 2013. The Mountaineers’ defense finished 106th overall in pass defense. It doesn’t get much worse…unless the team loses its top cornerback. That’s exactly what the Mountaineers are facing as the 2014 season..." August 18

  • Bryce Petty's unlikely journey to becoming Baylor's star

    SI - College Football "Neither one has the number quite right, but the point is the same. “He waited so long to play,” Baylor offensive tackle Spencer Drango says of quarterback Bryce Petty. “Seventeen hundred and 56 days.” Says Petty of his return for a second season as the Bears' starter: “I didn’t wait 1,786 days to..." August 18

  • Virginia Football Recruiting: Commitment! Rasool Clemons

    Streaking The Lawn "Mike London and the Cavaliers picked up commitment number 18 for the class of 2015. If there was ever any doubt about Mike London's ability to sell the Virginia football program following a 2-10 season, those fears have certainly been put to rest this summer. On Saturday afternoon, the UVa..." August 18

  • 'Half a season would be optimistic' for Carl Lawson's return, Auburn's Ellis Johnson says

    Alabama.com "The potential return of promising sophomore Carl Lawson will be a key storyline for Auburn as the season progresses. Lawson, who has been working hard to return from ACL surgery, wants to be able to make an impact at some point this season. But getting back to full strength after an ACL..." August 18

  • 2015 NFL Draft: Jameis Winston projected as No. 1 overall pick

    CBSSports.com "Like the swallows of Capistrano or spawning salmon returning to the rivers of their birth, hardcore football fans are instinctively drawn to mock drafts - even ones written before the season has even begun. Obviously there are going to be changes over the next nine months but after a few..." August 18

  • Ocean Lakes DB Jahque Alleyne commits to Hokies

    Hampton Roads "Add another defensive back to the Hokies' recruiting class. Ocean Lakes safety Jahque Alleyne announced that he'll sign with Virginia Tech in 2015 on Matt Hatfield's High School Sports Talk radio show on ESPN. Alleyne's a three-star recruit by both Rivals and 247 Sports. Rivals ranks him as..." August 18

  • Brian Kelly talks Irish investigation

    ESPN.com "Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly expressed disappointment Saturday about the school's academic misconduct investigation involving four of his players, saying he was shocked and disappointed when athletic director Jack Swarbrick called him into his office Thursday to inform him of the news. "I will..." August 18

  • Reports: Nebraska DT Aaron Curry to transfer to Oklahoma

    CBSSports.com "Nebraska 's defensive line depth has taken a hit with the reported transfer of tackle Aaron Curry, a junior who started eight games for the Huskers in 2013. Both SoonerScoop.com and HuskerOnline.com reported that Curry will transfer to Oklahoma, the school wher his father played basketball in..." August 18

  • Mark Stoops names Patrick Towles Kentucky's starting quarterback

    CBSSports.com "It hasn't been easy being Kentucky's quarterback the past few seasons. But Mark Stoops knows which player he wants to try and change that. Direct from Stoops' Twitter feedMonday morning. A redshirt sophomore, Towles beat out redshirt freshman Reese Phillips and four-star true freshman Drew..." August 18

  • Kevin Sumlin names Kenny Hill Texas A&M's starting QB

    CBSSports.com "Johnny Manziel officially has a successor. Kevin Sumlin named sophomore Kenny Hill Texas A&M's starting quarterback Saturday evening, ending a months-long battle between Hill and five-star early-enrollee freshman Kyle Allen. “Competition was close and that competition will continue to help..." August 17

  • Ledbetter Flips From Bama to Dawgs

    Georgia Scout ""Georgia has been gaining moment lately and plus the death of Tre Tre (former Creekside player De’Antre Turman who passed away a year ago today after a scrimmage) and plus Jason Stanley committing just seemed like the perfect time," Ledbetter said of his flip from Alabama to Georgia. "I..." August 17

  • Auburn DB Robenson Therezie facing 'eligibility issues'

    USA Today "When Auburn's star will shine again on the Plains is unclear. Auburn "star" safety Robenson Therezie is facing "eligibility issues" that could jeopardize his availability for the season opener, coach Gus Malzahn announced Saturday. "We're working through some eligibility issues right now..." August 17

  • Hawkeyes lose starting fullback to season-ending injury

    Hawk Central "Junior Macon Plewa is now the starting fullback for the Iowa football team, but his promotion comes at a heavy price. Plewa became the starter after fellow junior and close friend Adam Cox suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in practice this week." August 17

  • Starting QB decision still up in the air at Oklahoma State

    College Football Talk "Oklahoma State held a scrimmage on Saturday, but it shed little light on which quarterback will receive the chance to lead the Cowboys offense in the season opener against defending national champion Florida State. Head coach Mike Gundy seems pleased with the play of his quarterback options..." August 17

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