American Athletic RUMORS & NEWS

  • UCF football linebacker arrested on sexual battery charge

    Orlando Sentinel "University of Central Florida football player was arrested by campus police Tuesday on a sexual battery charge. Demetreius Mayes, 18, is accused of raping an intoxicated person who police said he met at an off-campus party Saturday. The victim described..." September 19

  • Hurricane Florence causes cancellation of UCF-North Carolina

    Tampa Bay Times "For the second year in a row, a hurricane has caused the cancellation of a game between UCF and an ACC opponent. The threat of Hurricane Florence forced the cancellation of Saturday's game at North Carolina, UCF announced Tuesday. "First and foremost, our..." September 11

  • No college football team in the mainland U.S. will travel more than Navy’s 26,496 miles

    Washington Post "Navy football Coach Ken Niumatalolo usually likes to jump in during practice and coach the offensive line, or trot over to the sideline to put the slotbacks through a drill. But this August, Niumatalolo took a step back. He hovered around the middle of the field this preseason,..." August 29

  • At last, Charlie Strong confirms Blake Barnett will start at QB for USF

    Tampa Bay Times "One of the worst-kept secrets in Tampa finally was confirmed Tuesday when USF coach Charlie Strong announced graduate transfer Blake Barnett will start the Bulls' season opener Saturday against Elon. The opening-night starter for Alabama only two seasons ago,..." August 28

  • After leaving LSU, new Tulane quarterback Justin McMillan could play soon

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Justin McMillan went through a second day of Tulane football practices Sunday (Aug. 26) with a red non-contact jersey and a white helmet that stood apart from his new green-helmeted teammates. But then it made sense for him to be a little different. He's the newcomer, a..." August 27

  • Blake Barnett expected to be USF’s opening night starter

    Tampa Bay Times "Graduate transfer QB Blake Barnett has been informed he'll start USF's season opener against Elon a week from Saturday, the Tampa Bay Times has learned. Spectrum Sports first reported the news early Thursday evening. Barnett led the opening drive of the..." August 23

  • Memphis names Brady White starting quarterback; his competition, David Moore, leaves team

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The suspense that has swirled around the Memphis football program and its quarterback competition came to an end Tuesday. Tigers coach Mike Norvell named junior Brady Whitethe starting quarterback following practice, a move that was not totally..." August 22

  • Ex-Michigan WR Eddie McDoom transfers to South Florida

    Michigan Live "Another departed Michigan football player has found a home elsewhere. Eddie McDoom, who left the the program earlier this month, is enrolled at South Florida and been added to the football team's roster, a USF spokesman confirmed to MLive on Monday. The Wolverine..." August 21

  • Former Michigan, Notre Dame wideout Freddy Canteen, now with Tulane, hurt again

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The former Michigan and Notre Dame wideout who left both schools after season-ending injuries is hurt again. Freddy Canteen, a Tulane transfer who arrived during the summer, will not play this season after hurting the same shoulder that caused him to miss all but the first..." August 14

  • Charlie Strong: 7-6 won’t work for USF this season

    College Football Talk "The bar has been set high for South Florida as Charlie Strong prepares for his second season at the helm of the Bulls. Focusing on establishing an unmistakable identity for the program to avoid any confusion on the recruiting trail with rival UCF, Strong is not shy about saying what..." August 13

  • Florida Atlantic adds SMU transfer Rafe Peavey at quarterback

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Florida Atlantic quarterback competition just got a bit more interesting. On Tuesday, the school announced former SMU quarterback Rafe Peavey had transferred to FAU. A graduate student, he was immediately eligible and practiced for the first time..." August 07