American Athletic RUMORS & NEWS

  • UCF starting linebacker Eriq Gilyard enters transfer portal

    The Athletic "UCF's Eriq Gilyard has entered the transfer portal with an intention to redshirt this fall and find a new team for 2022, the linebacker announced on Instagram. "To my teammates I love y'all boys and believe y'all will get the program back to where the it needs to..." October 06

  • Cincinnati trolled Brian Kelly so hard after upset win at Notre Dame

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cincinnati Bearcats got a massive resume win over Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday. The fact that Kelly used to coach the Bearcats was not lost on anyone, either. Cincinnati came armed and ready on social media after their 24-13 win. Most notable was a..." October 02

  • A week with Bearcats reveals Cincinnati's potential CFP rise

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF "On the night before the Cincinnati football program embarks on the biggest two-game stretch in school history, it has become clear amid a cluster of coaches at a hotel ballroom table that the Bearcats are off schedule. This is notable because everything in head..." September 29

  • TCU's Gary Patterson upset with SMU for flag-planting that led to brawl

    The Score "TCU head coach Gary Patterson shared his frustration with SMU for its role in a postgame brawl between the two teams last weekend. SMU players attempted to plant the school's flag at midfield following their 42-34 win against the Horned Frogs. Patterson..." September 28

  • SMU, TCU have postgame confrontation over flag plant

    Yardbarker "Things got a bit heated between in-state rivals SMU and TCU on Saturday after SMU tried to plant its flag at midfield. SMU improved to 4-0 with a 42-34 road win over TCU. To celebrate, the Mustangs tried to plant an SMU flag at midfield of Amon Carter Stadium. That did not go over..." September 25

  • SEC admits to missed calls on Memphis punt return TD vs. Mississippi State

    The Score "The SEC admitted to multiple missed calls during Memphis' wild punt return touchdown against Mississippi State on Saturday. With just over five minutes remaining, Calvin Austin III recovered a loose ball on a Bulldogs punt and took it 94 yards for a..." September 19

  • Navy assistant coach let go for refusing COVID-19 vaccine

    Pro Football Talk "The U.S. Naval Academy is requiring everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccine. That includes the football coaching staff, and as a result one assistant coach is no longer with the team. Billy Ray Stutzmann, an offensive assistant, released a statement saying his application for a religious..." September 14

  • James Franklin, Luke Fickell deflect USC questions as coach search rumors begin

    The Athletic "Less than 24 hours after USC parted ways with head coach Clay Helton, rumored candidates to replace Helton have started to push back on questions about their interest in the role. Penn State coach James Franklin, when asked Tuesday about the USC speculation, said that he will address..." September 14

  • Tulane Green Wave football team to return home for Sept. 25 game vs. UAB Blazers

    ESPN "Tulane's football team will return to campus and play its first game there since Hurricane Ida on Sept. 25 when it hosts UAB at Yulman Stadium. The Green Wave left campus for Birmingham, Alabama, before the storm hit, and all of Tulane's athletic operations have been taking..." September 13

  • Navy fires longtime OC Ivin Jasper after loss to Air Force

    Sportsnaut "Navy fired longtime offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper following Saturday’s 23-3 loss to rival Air Force, multiple outlets reported. The Midshipmen managed just 68 yards of total offense — including 36 on the ground for the run-first offense — against Air..." September 12

  • Will USF football be another UCF or UConn?

    Yahoo! Sports "Assuming the Big 12 makes its expected move of adding UCF, Houston, Cincinnati and BYU, Friday will be one of the most distressing days in USF football history. It will mean USF has been lapped by the UCF program it reportedly blocked from joining the Big East a decade ago...." September 10

  • BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, Houston set to join Big 12

    Clutch Points "The college football landscape will look drastically different in a couple of years with some schools moving around. One conference that is set to undergo some change is the Big 12, which will lose Oklahoma and Texas. But, the conference has already put its contingency plan in..." September 10

  • Big 12 expansion: Presidents to 'rubber stamp' invites to BYU, Cincinnati, Houston, UCF on Friday

    CBS Sports "Big 12 presidents at a meeting Friday will "rubber stamp" invitations to join the conference to BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF, sources told CBS Sports on Wednesday. While the the meeting has been planned for some time, the exact actions to be taken at it had not previously been..." September 09

  • Cincinnati reportedly submits application to join Big 12

    247 Sports "Conference expansion appears to be officially beginning in the Big 12 Conference. The University of Cincinnati has officially submitted its application to join the Big 12, according to a report from The Enquirer. The Big 12 is expected to announce on Friday that it is adding..." September 08

  • Big 12 expansion: League wants four teams with focus on BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF

    CBS Sports "It appears as though the Big 12's expansion plans are coming into focus following the sudden departures of Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC this summer. The Big 12's preference is to expand by four teams with a specific focus..." September 02

  • Temple-Rutgers football game postponed to Saturday due to flooding

    Yardbarker "The remnants of Hurricane Ida have continued to cause damage throughout portions of the United States and impact sports calendars ahead of Labor Day weekend.  Both the Temple Owls and Rutgers Scarlet Knights football programs confirmed in statements that Thursday's game to be..." September 02

  • Hurricane Ida forces cancellation of Oklahoma-Tulane football game in New Orleans

    ESPN "Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The Oklahoma-Tulane game set for Saturday will not be played in New Orleans due to the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, sources told ESPN. Tulane was set to host No. 2 Oklahoma on..." August 30

  • Tanner Mordecai wins starting QB job at SMU

    Sportsnaut "Perennial backup quarterback Tanner Mordecai has won the starting job at SMU, multiple outlets reported. A transfer from Oklahoma, Mordecai spent his first three college seasons on the depth chart behind Kyler Murray, Jalen Hurts and Spencer Rattler. Mordecai, a redshirt..." August 30

  • LSU, Tulane football relocated due to Hurricane Ida effects

    The Athletic "Both LSU's and Tulane's football teams are being relocated as southern Louisiana prepares for the effects of Hurricane Ida, which is supposed to make landfall Sunday night. LSU is relocating to Houston and will stay there until flying to Los Angeles on Thursday for the season..." August 28