American Athletic RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Florida State to hire former South Florida HC Jim Leavitt

    Sportsnaut "Willie Taggart and the Florida State Seminoles need all of the help they can get after a sluggish 1-1 start to the season. Florida state lost to Boise State in its season opener and barely eked by Louisiana-Monroe by the score of 45-44 last week. It’s in this..." September 11

  • Scary moment as Cincinnati player suffers on-field seizure

    USA Today "A scary situation for Cincinnati and Kyriq McDonald developed during the second quarter of the Bearcats' matchup against Ohio State on Saturday in Columbus.  McDonald, a safety and Alabama transfer, collapsed in the middle of a play — a run to the left — and..." September 07

  • Why McKenzie Milton still strives to play football again after horrific injury

    Yahoo! Sports "Teresa Milton watched the NBA Finals in June as a general sports fan, not emotionally invested in either the Golden State Warriors or the Toronto Raptors. But when she saw Kevin Durant come back from injury and get hurt again, she had a visceral reaction. Milton went into her bedroom..." August 29

  • Five Players Who Can Mount Surprising Heisman Trophy Campaigns

    The Big Lead "No “mid-major” player has won the Heisman in the 21st Century, but these Group of Five superstars deserve to be recognized. Here are five who could play their way to New York City come December. QB Mason Fine, North Texas It’s possible that other squad from..." August 27

  • McKenzie Milton injury gives glimpse into how colleges, athletes deal with growing medical issues

    Orlando Sentinel "McKenzie Milton stretched both feet out in front of him, his injured right leg in a boot, aboard a private plane en route from Orlando to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. “How’s your air ambulance?” his mom, Teresa Milton, asked from behind the camera in a video posted..." August 23

  • Notre Dame transfer Brandon Wimbush named starting QB at UCF

    Orlando Sentinel "UCF has named Brandon Wimbush the Knights’ starting quarterback for the season opener against Florida A&M, tapping the seasoned Notre Dame transfer to replace injured veteran McKenzie Milton. Wimbush, redshirt freshman Quadry Jones and true freshman Dillon Gabriel battled..." August 22

  • The 10 college football coaches with the hottest of hot seats entering the season

    USA Today "For every head coach with rock-solid job security — Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban, to name two — there are a couple of dozen firmly on the hot seat heading into the 2019 season. One name in particular stands out: Southern California coach Clay Helton. On the heels of last..." August 19

  • 25 Names You Need to Watch for 2019 College Football Season

    Bleacher Report "Heading into the 2019 season, there is a general consensus on the top players in college football. However, the order changes a bit when thinking about the most noteworthy. We've highlighted 25 names you should prepare to hear constantly this campaign. Many of them are..." August 15

  • Luck Fickell not worrying about Jim Harbaugh anymore

    Larry Brown Sports "Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Luke Fickell seems to be backing down after working all offseason to make Michigan look like a villain over the NCAA not granting immediate eligibility to transfer James Hudson. Hudson was a redshirt freshman at Michigan last year and appeared in three..." August 15

  • Jim Harbaugh fires back at Luke Fickell over James Hudson transfer situation

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has been vocal about his stance on NCAA transfers, and on Tuesday he fired back at an assertion that he roadblocked the waiver process after one of his former linemen, James Hudson, transferred to Cincinnati last season. “Michigan..." August 14

  • Memphis defensive back Austin Jones enters NCAA transfer portal

    Memphis Commercial Appeal " Memphis freshman defensive back Austin Jones has entered the NCAA transfer portal, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told The Commercial Appeal on Thursday. The source requested anonymity because no official announcement has been made. Jones, a..." August 09

  • UConn's Randy Edsall: Paying college players 'inevitable'

    ESPN "UConn football coach Randy Edsall believes one of the NCAA's favorite terms, "student-athlete," is disingenuous and outdated. The veteran coach said it's inevitable and overdue for college sports to start giving players a chance to make money. Edsall, who has spent..." August 05

  • Former Alabama LB Eyabi Anoma chooses Houston as transfer destination, report says

    CBS Sports "The offseason saga of now-former Alabama linebacker Eyabi Anoma is finally over .. well, reportedly, anyway. AL.com reports that Anoma has committed to Houston to continue his college football career one week after entering the transfer portal for the second time since February. The report adds..." August 04

  • Navy drops gun motto after sensitivity questions

    ESPN "The Navy football team has changed its motto for the upcoming season after reporters from The Capital Gazette questioned whether it was insensitive following last year's deadly shooting in its newsroom. Navy's seniors originally selected "Load the Clip" as the motto..." August 03