American Athletic RUMORS & NEWS

  • 10 College Football Programs That Are Screwed in Class of 2021 Recruiting Window

    Bleacher Report "For many college football programs, national signing day (Feb. 3) will provide a satisfying culmination of much hard work and a promising glimpse of the future. For others, that date on the calendar looms ominously, like a science fair for which they've long neglected to work on..." January 26

  • Cincinnati expected to hire Mike Tressel as DC

    CBS Sports "Cincinnati did not waste much time moving on from departed defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman. According to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, the Bearcats are expected to hire Michigan Statesafeties coach Mike Tressel.  The nephew of former Ohio State and..." January 18

  • Desmond Ridder Returning for Senior Season

    SI "University of Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder will return to school for his senior season according to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports.  He led the Bearcats to a 9-0 regular season record, as UC fell just short against Georgia in the Peach Bowl..." January 08

  • Retired Naval Academy Goat Mascot, Bill 33, Dead At 14

    TMZ "Tragic news coming out of Annapolis -- retired Navy football goat mascot, Bill 33, has died, the Academy announced Thursday. He was 14. Bill 33 -- AKA "Blue Eyes" -- recently battled age-related health issues that would not improve ... and was euthanized in his Navy home..." January 07

  • Nasty brawl between Mississippi State-Tulsa shows need for no-tolerance rule in college football

    USA Today "We won’t find much consensus on the best moment of the college football bowl season. The Liberty-Coastal Carolina, Cincinnati-Georgia and West Virginia-Army thrillers. Your favorites are determined regionally. Within a state. Within a conference. But from coast to..." January 06

  • Memphis Tigers QB Brady White wins 31st Campbell Trophy as college football's top scholar-athlete

    ESPN "Memphis quarterback Brady White has been named the 31st recipient of the Campbell Trophy, given to college football's top scholar-athlete. "Brady and his fellow members of the 2020 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class represent more than just their standout..." January 06

  • Mississippi State’s Malik Heath Kicks Tulsa Player, Runs Away & Then Brags About It On Instagram

    Total Pro Sports "Malik Heath’s days with the Mississippi State football program may be numbered after he was caught kicking a player in the post-game brawl with Tulsa after the Bulldogs’ 28-26 win in the Armed Forces Bowl. " January 01

  • Mississippi State, Tulsa get into brawl after Armed Forces Bowl

    Larry Brown Sports "Mississippi State and Tulsa treated fans to a hard-fought game in the Armed Forces Bowl on Thursday, but things quickly turned ugly after the final whistle blew. A wild brawl broke out in the moments following Mississippi State’s 28-26 win. Players from both sides swung at one..." January 01

  • Jack Podlesny kicks game-winning 53-yard field goal for Georgia

    Yardbarker "Cincinnati looked like it was in prime position to pull off a big upset in the Peach Bowl on Friday, but Georgia kicker Jack Podlesny had other plans.  The Bulldogs trailed for the entire second half, but their defense continued to pile up stops and give them a chance..." January 01

  • Luke Fickell ripped for clock management late in Cincinnati’s Peach Bowl loss

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cincinnati Bearcats led the Georgia Bulldogs for much of the game during Friday’s Peach Bowl, but only had themselves to blame for their late defeat. The Bearcats were clinging to a 21-19 lead when they got the ball back with 2:54 remaining in the fourth quarter. A long..." January 01

  • Coby Bryant Honors Kobe Bryant With Sideline Dunk Celebration

    Total Pro Sports "This may be the best thing you see all 2021! On Friday, Cincinnati Bearcats cornerback Coby Bryant got his chance to be in the spotlight when he intercepted a pass at the Chick-Fil-A Bowl against the Georgia Bulldogs. " January 01

  • Tulsa's Zaven Collins wins Bronko Nagurski Award as nation's top defender

    The Score "Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins has won the 2020 Bronko Nagurski Award, the school announced on Wednesday. Collins is the first Golden Hurricane player to be given the award that honors the nation's top college defensive player. " December 23

  • Air Force, Navy to play on 20th anniversary of September 11

    Sportsnaut "Air Force and Navy have altered the date of next year’s game to Sept. 11, a decision that recognizes the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The teams originally were scheduled to play on Oct. 2. “We will use this nationally televised opportunity to..." December 22

  • Notre Dame in College Football Playoff as Texas A&M, Cincinnati snubbed

    Clutch Points "The four teams that will play in the College Football Playoff have been revealed, causing some controversy among fans. Despite losing in lopsided fashion to Clemson on Saturday, Notre Dame was selected to the College Football Playoff, snubbing Texas A&M and..." December 20

  • Duncanville star offensive tackle Savion Byrd chooses Oklahoma over SMU

    Dallas Morning News "It came down to hometown vs. powerhouse, but in the end the latter was too much to pass up for Duncanville star Savion Byrd. Byrd, a four-star recruit and the No. 4 player in the SportsDayHS Top 100, signed with Oklahoma on Wednesday during a live announcement over Zoom. He chose the..." December 16

  • SMU football working to make fans, prospects in the Dallas area 'pony up'

    USA Today "SMU coach Sonny Dykes understands the situation: You, a random Dallas resident, may have grown up rooting for Texas, or gone to school at Texas A&M, or moved into the city from Oklahoma, Louisiana, California or elsewhere. In other words, as one random resident of the about..." December 16

  • Amid COVID-19 issues, SMU bows out of its bowl game commitment with UTSA

    ESPN "SMU will have to bow out of this weekend's Tropical Smoothie Frisco Bowl against UTSA because of COVID-19 issues, a source confirmed to ESPN on Monday. The news was first reported by 247Sports. The status of the bowl game, scheduled to be played Saturday at Toyota..." December 15

  • QB McKenzie Milton is transferring to FSU

    247 Sports "McKenzie Milton is transferring to Florida State. The graduate transfer quarterback from UCF announced on Sunday that he intends to finish his decorated college career for the Seminoles. Milton will have at least one season at FSU and will be immediately..." December 13

  • Crowd ERUPTS After The President Shows Up For The 121st Army-Navy Game

    Total Pro Sports "Today is the final time President Trump will be showing up to the Army-Navy game, at least for the next four years. On Saturday, the President came out to the field before the 121st Army-Navy game and the crowd erupted in cheers. In fact, they began chanting USA. " December 12

  • Army invites its first Black varsity football player, Gary Steele, to Navy game

    ESPN "Fans won't be allowed at the Army-Navy football game at West Point on Saturday because of COVID-19 restrictions, but Army athletic director Mike Buddie made an exception for Gary Steele. Steele, a retired colonel, was one of about 30 Black students at the academy in the mid-1960s..." December 11

  • Cincinnati-Tulsa canceled due to Bearcats' COVID-19 issues

    The Score "Saturday's matchup between Cincinnati and Tulsa has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns in the Bearcats' program, the school announced Tuesday. The contest will not be rescheduled. " December 08

  • UCF Knights QB McKenzie Milton to enter transfer portal two years after devastating knee injury

    Saturday Down South "On Nov. 23, 2018, UCF QB McKenzie Milton suffered one of the most gruesome leg injuries in college football history against USF. Two years later, Milton is still not back to 100%, though he’s getting better every day and has resumed practicing with the..." December 03

  • Southern Miss hiring Tulane offensive coordinator Will Hall as next head coach

    Yahoo! Sports "After a tumultuous season that featured three different head coaches in three months, Southern Miss has found a permanent head coach of the future. The school has finalized a deal to hire Tulane offensive coordinator Will Hall as its next head coach, according to Yahoo Sports sources...." December 02

  • Army and Navy pay tribute to rich traditions with uniforms for 121st matchup

    USA Today "The United States Military Academy and the Naval Academy unveiled their jerseys Tuesday for this year's annual Army-Navy football game, both of which honor the rich history of each institution. Army's jersey will honor the soldiers of the 25th Infantry..." December 01

  • Cincinnati's case for College Football Playoff backed by these surprising stats

    Sporting News "Cincinnati stayed at No. 7 in the second installment of the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday. The Bearcats (8-0) didn't play last week, and won't play this week — but their path to the four-team Playoff remains the same: They need help. Cincinnati..." December 01