American Athletic RUMORS & NEWS

  • Houston CB Ka'Darian Smith suspended after arrest

    ESPN "Houston cornerback Ka'Darian Smith was arrested Wednesday and is facing charges of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury of a 60-year-old man last week. Smith, a senior who has appeared in four games this season, is suspended from football activities, the..." November 12

  • Cincinnati football RB Tavion Thomas to transfer

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Tavion Thomas has decided to leave the Cincinnati football team, the sophomore running back tweeted Wednesday afternoon.  UC later confirmed to The Enquirer that Thomas had informed the Bearcats' coaching staff and the decision was final. " November 08

  • Transfer Express: Behind SMU football's return to national relevance

    The Score "Sonny Dykes didn't know what to expect. How could he? After countless hours spent studying, researching, and vetting new players, he entered fall camp with more than 60 new faces on his SMU roster compared to a year ago. "You don't really know how all those..." October 31

  • 5 Group of Five Teams Who Could Clinch a New Year's Bowl Game

    The Big Lead "The usual suspects from the Group of Five have fallen. Miniature juggernauts in Boise State and UCF have each lost their first games of the season. While the former can still claw their way back despite the misfortune, UCF will probably have to settle for their postseason coming before..." October 24

  • College football winners and losers: Parsing through the remaining unbeatens

    Washington Post "It’s down to a dozen. At the midpoint of the regular season (seven full weeks in the books, seven more to come before the conference title games), there are 12 undefeated teams left in the FBS. Not all unblemished records are the same, and some of those perfect teams have far..." October 19

  • USF quarterback Blake Barnett to undergo season-ending surgery on ankle

    College Football Talk "The Blake Barnett era at USF appears to be over. According to a report from Bulls247 and others, the senior quarterback’s career will likely end at the school after he undergoes surgery on his ankle that will knock him out the rest of the 2019..." October 17

  • Houston Offensive Lineman Justin Murphy Rips Program, Head Coach Dana Holgorsen on Twitter

    The Big Lead "Justin Murphy unloaded on Houston's football program and head coach Dana Holgorsen on Twitter Thursday night. In his expansive rant, the offensive lineman went off while explaining why he's no longer a part of the program. It was a detailed dismantling of Houston's program under..." October 11

  • How SMU has shocked college football with a surprising undefeated start to 2019

    CBS Sports "The last time SMU started 6-0, we pretty much know how the Mustangs got there. Those were the days of gifted Trans Ams and a governor overseeing a pay-for-play scheme. The Mustangs were basically the best team money could buy. That was 1982. And while the NCAA's death..." October 08

  • East Carolina punter Jonn Young has a killer mustache

    Larry Brown Sports "The search for the best mustache in college football may have ended on Thursday night. If you watched any of Temple’s win over East Carolina, you probably thought the guy on the Pringles can or the Monopoly Man was in charge of punting duties for the Pirates.  " October 04

  • Like it or not, it's tough to blame Houston, Dana Holgorsen and D'Eriq King for working the system

    CBS Sports "Dana Holgorsen has to know the optics at Houston this week. It looks like the Cougars' coach is giving up on the 2019 season.   In the cutthroat, hyper-competitive world of college football, it's also hard to blame him. Holgorsen just took one of nation's best..." September 28

  • UCF beefs up schedule with Boise State, BYU

    ESPN "UCF added nonconference home-and-home series with Boise State and BYU to its future schedules, the schools announced Tuesday. For UCF, the additions show an ongoing commitment to enhance its strength of schedule. The Knights have been criticized for their..." September 24

  • Houston QB D'Eriq King to redshirt the rest of 2019 season, remain with program

    Yahoo! Sports "Houston quarterback D’Eriq King said in a statement released through UH Athletics that he plans to take a redshirt for the 2019 season and return to the field for the Cougars in 2020. Earlier Monday, King’s father said D’Eriq would transfer. “I came here to..." September 23

  • Houston QB D'Eriq King breaks one of Tim Tebow's impressive college touchdown records

    Sportsnaut "Just a few drives after tossing a 75-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the game, Houston Cougars quarterback D’Eriq King used his legs to put his name in the record books on Thursday. King spotted a hole in the Tulane Green Wave defense, dodged a few defenders and..." September 20