American Athletic RUMORS & NEWS

  • NCAA grants additional season of eligibility for spring-sport athletes impacted by coronavirus

    CBS Sports "The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to permit an additional season of competition and eligibility to all spring-sport athletes who were unable to complete the 2019-20 athletic year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision does not apply to athletes in winter sports like basketball..." March 30

  • Ohio State Will Pay $1.95 Million To Connecticut, $1.9 Million To Ball State For Non-Conference Games

    Eleven Warriors "The payout for a non-Power 5 team to come to Ohio Stadium for a non-conference football game is increasing. Ohio State will pay $1.95 million to Connecticut for its non-conference game against the Huskies at the Shoe on Oct. 28, 2025, and will pay $1.9 million to..." March 21

  • Orlando pushes to host Army-Navy game

    Orlando Sentinel "Camping World Stadium has hosted its share of spectacular sporting events over the years, from World Cup matches to the NFL’s Pro Bowl and Wrestlemania. But if Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan has his way, the venue could someday welcome the unique pageantry and tradition..." March 16

  • UC cancels spring football game, still plans travel to AAC tourney

    WCPO Cincinnati "To combat the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19, University of Cincinnati has canceled its Bearcats Spring Football & Fish Fry event on April 10, the school’s athletic department announced Tuesday. The university will also limit outdoor events to crowds of 150 spectators or..." March 10

  • McKenzie Milton throws passes after devastating knee injury

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s been about a year and a half since standout quarterback McKenzie Milton suffered a devastating knee injury, and now the UCF quarterback is back on the practice field. UCF’s Twitter account posted a video of Milton throwing passes at UCF’s spring practice. " March 04

  • Tulsa announces 4-game series with Army

    Tulsa World "Starting in 2025, the University of Tulsa football team will play Army four consecutive years. TU announced Tuesday that the Golden Hurricane and Army agreed to a four-game series that will start in 2025 at West Point, New York.  " February 25

  • Navy lineman David Forney dies after being found unresponsive in dorm room

    USA Today "Navy offensive lineman David Forney was found unresponsive in his dorm room on Thursday night and died on his way to a hospital, the U.S. Naval Academy announced Saturday morning in a statement.  Forney was pronounced dead at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Maryland..." February 22

  • Marshall vs. East Carolina moved up to Week Zero to honor victims of 1970 plane crash

    CBS Sports "Marshall's game vs. East Carolina, originally scheduled for Sept. 5 in Greenville, North Carolina, has been moved to Aug. 29 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium as a feature game in Week Zero. The game will honor the the 50th anniversary of the airplane crash on Nov. 14, 1970, that resulted..." February 20

  • 3 UConn players facing charges in campus burglary

    Hartford Courant "Former UConn cornerback Ryan Carroll has joined two other players in facing criminal charges related to a November burglary, according to police documents. In an affidavit, police describe Carroll as suggesting the three players burglarize a campus dorm room, before taking a..." February 19

  • With D’Eriq King, Miami Hurricanes Could Be Most Improved CFB Team In 2020

    Sportsnaut "The Miami Hurricanes disappointed in a big way last season as Manny Diaz and Co. went 6-7, but the addition of D’Eriq King changes everything. The skinny: Miami finished with a whimper in their bowl game against Louisiana Tech to cap off a miserable 2019 campaign. But with..." February 18

  • Charlie Strong Reportedly Met With Alabama Coaching Staff This Week

    12 Up "As Nick Saban has a tendency to do, he might be poaching another former high profile coach in need of a redemption tour for his staff. Saban welcomed Charlie Strong to Tuscaloosa on Thursday, and the two reportedly discussed some sort of off-field analyst role. The..." February 15

  • Controversial Ex-Alabama LB Eyabi Anoma Enters Transfer Portal After Dismissal From Houston

    12 Up "Eyabi Anoma was one of the most coveted players in his class coming out of high school in 2018. However, since leaving high school, the path to the NFL has been anything but smooth for the extremely talented linebacker. After playing one season for Alabama, Anoma was..." February 13

  • University of Houston to host XFL championship

    College Football Talk "As was initially reported earlier this week, the University of Houston will be the official host of the XFL’s championship game this XFL season. An agreement between the new football league, the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority and the University of Houston on Thursday..." February 13

  • Houston dismisses LB Eyabi Anoma for rules violation

    ESPN "Houston linebacker Eyabi Anoma has been dismissed from the program for an unspecified violation of team rules, the school announced on Tuesday. Anoma, the No. 3 overall prospect in the 2018 ESPN 300, spent a year at Alabama before transferring to..." February 11

  • Cincinnati's Fickell turns down Michigan State job

    Detroit Free Press "Cincinnati football coach Luke Fickell will not be Michigan State's next head coach.  Fickell has decided to stay with the Bearcats, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told the Free Press. Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports was first to report the..." February 10

  • Michigan State athletic director returns from Cincinnati, but without coach Luke Fickell

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman walked off an airplane Sunday afternoon in Lansing, after a trip to Cincinnati.  But he did not have the next Michigan State football coach on the plane with him. Beekman was expected to interview Luke Fickell on Sunday for..." February 09

  • Youngstown State expected to hire Cincinnati assistant Doug Phillips as coach

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Cincinnati Bearcats running backs coach Doug Phillips is leaving UC to become the head coach at Youngstown State University, according to multiple reports Thursday night. Phillips has coached UC's running backs for the past two seasons after coaching tight ends and serving as..." February 07

  • Syracuse football schedules UConn in 4-game series "Syracuse and Connecticut have renewed their football series with a new home-and-home deal that will see the two schools meet four times through the 2027 season. Syracuse will host Connecticut in the Carrier Dome on Sept. 6, 2025 and Oct. 3, 2026, the schools announced..." February 07

  • Luke Fickell addresses rumored candidacy for Michigan State job

    247 Sports "Michigan State was stunned at the sudden resignation of Mark Dantonio as their head coach. Defensive coordinator Mike Tressel serves as the interim head coach while the university lays out their plans for a last minute coaching change. Current Cincinnati..." February 05

  • Connecticut HC won't add transfers: 'They've got issues'

    The Score "Impact transfers have emerged as one of college football's biggest storylines over the last few years, but it seems Connecticut head coach Randy Edsall doesn't want anything to do with players changing teams. "I'd rather go with high school kids or junior..." February 05

  • Michigan State coaching candidates: Luke Fickell, Pat Narduzzi lead replacements for Mark Dantonio

    CBS Sports "Mark Dantonio's retirement can't be that much of a surprise. Embroiled in a wrongful termination lawsuit, Coach D merely had to get past Jan. 15 when he collected a $4.3 million retention bonus. Lately, Dantonio had been criticized not only for the downturn of the football..." February 04