American Athletic RUMORS & NEWS

  • NC State football hires former ECU coach Ruffin McNeill

    The News & Observer "Already back in his home state for family reasons, Ruffin McNeill is returning to the state’s college football circles. On Tuesday, N.C. State announced that McNeill, the Lumberton native and former East Carolina University head coach, will be joining the staff as the special..." July 07

  • Granted a sixth season in March, Tulane RB Corey Dauphine suffers torn Achilles in July

    College Football Talk "As one Tulane football player has learned, football is the cruelest of mistresses. In early March, Tulane football announced that Corey Dauphine had been granted a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA.  The waiver would’ve allowed the running back to..." July 07

  • Son Of NFL Legend Ray Lewis Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

    The Spun "Rahsaan Lewis, son of NFL legend Ray Lewis, has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Rahsaan’s collegiate career hasn’t panned out the way he’s hoped thus far. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound transfer spent his freshman year at UCF where he played primarily at defensive back...." July 07

  • Memphis Tigers football players to wear Black Lives Matter sticker on helmets during 2020 season

    Fox News "The Memphis Tigers football team will feature Black Lives Matter stickers on their helmets this season, coach Ryan Silverfield announced Tuesday. The sticker will read “BLM” in a tribute to the movement with the “M” featuring the Tigers’ logo...." July 05

  • FCS Lafayette cancels Sept. 12 football game vs. Navy

    College Football Talk "Once again, the Navy football schedule has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. It was confirmed early last month that the Notre Dame-Navy football game, originally scheduled for Dublin, Ireland, would instead be played in Annapolis.  Nearly a month to the day..." July 03

  • 5 college football transfers who will have a big impact in 2020

    Larry Brown Sports "The transfer portal has become an increasingly vital part of college sports in recent years. College football teams use transfers to become quick contenders, and in the case of some schools, remain contenders despite high-profile departures. Oklahoma has essentially made it standard practice to..." July 01

  • UConn officially embarks on its journey as a football independent

    College Football Talk "For UConn football, its divorce is official.  And it will now tread the same independent waters as the Notre Dames and BYUs — and Libertys and New Mexico States — of the college football world. In June of last year, it was confirmed that UConn will be leaving the..." July 01

  • Houston's plan to redshirt marquee players in 2019 could lead to huge progress in 2020

    CBS Sports "Is it tanking if you don't get a draft pick for it? That's a question I wrestled with when trying to figure out what to call what Dana Holgorsen did with the Houston program during his first season in charge. After getting off to a 1-3 start that included losses to Oklahoma and..." June 29

  • South Florida trying to get out of paying Charlie Strong buyout

    Yardbarker "South Florida owes Charlie Strong a hefty sum of money after firing the coach last season, but the school may be trying to find a way to get out of paying the bill. Strong, who signed a five-year deal with USF in 2016, was fired after the Bulls went 4-8. His buyout agreement calls for..." June 19

  • 5 Most Explosive Players In College Football Right Now

    Sportsnaut "One of the most valuable assets for any football team is an explosive weapon. A player with the ability to score from anywhere changes the dynamic of every play. They keep opponents on edge, even creating opportunities for their teammates when they don’t have the ball. When they..." June 19

  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says state's FBS schools should not expect football capacity to be above 50%

    USA Today "Texas Gov. Greg Abbott spent an hour on a Zoom call Friday with the 12 athletics directors of the state's Football Bowl Subdivision schools and told them not to expect capacity at their stadiums to be above 50% this fall, a person with knowledge of the call told USA TODAY Sports. The..." June 13

  • Mississippi State, Memphis schedule future home-and-home

    College Football Talk "Taking a break from beefing up its roster with talent from the University of Alabama, Mississippi State is adding to its future football slates. Thursday, Memphis announced that it has reached an agreement with Mississippi State on a future home-and-home football..." June 12

  • Houston suspends workouts after six football players test positive for COVID-19

    Larry Brown Sports "The University of Houston athletics department announced on Friday that they have suspended voluntary workouts after six football players tested positive for COVID-19. Houston allowed student-athletes from the football and men’s and women’s basketball programs to..." June 12

  • Ole Miss, USF football coaches, players participate in unity walks

    ESPN "Ole Miss football coach Lane Kiffin, who took part in a unity walk on the campus Saturday along with athletes and coaches from various sports as well as athletic administrators, said he was "proud to stand with his players" in the fight against racial..." June 06

  • Missouri transfer WR Kam Scott commits to Houston

    College Football Talk "Houston, you have a… new football player.  Unofficially. Back in February, it was reported that Missouri’s Kam Scott had decided to test the transfer portal waters.  A little more than four months later, the wide receiver announced on Instagram..." June 06

  • Temple's Pat Kraft agrees to become new athletic director at Boston College

    Yahoo! Sports "Temple athletic director Pat Kraft has agreed to become the new athletic director at Boston College, sources told Yahoo Sports. He’s agreed to a five-year contract with the school, sources said. Kraft will replace Martin Jarmond, who left Boston College for UCLA nearly..." June 03

  • Navy, Notre Dame won't play season opener in Ireland

    The Score "Navy and Notre Dame will not open their 2020 schedules with an Aug. 29 matchup in Dublin due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the programs announced Tuesday. The 94th game of the longest continuous intersectional rivalry in the U.S. will instead be held for the first..." June 02

  • Highest-rated signee in Memphis’ 2020 recruiting class officially in the portal

    College Football Talk "Memphis has officially expunged Kundarrius Taylor from its football roster.  And, apparently, from its program. In a short and sweet Twitter missive last week, Taylor announced that he is entering the NCAA transfer database.  The specific missive? ..." May 30

  • Tulane dismisses Tyler Judson from football team

    Fox 8 "Tulane announced Wednesday the dismissal of Tyler Judson after the 19-year-old’s arrest early Monday morning for second-degree battery. " May 29

  • Tulane Football's Tyler Judson Arrested, Allegedly Punched Woman At Waffle House

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "A Tulane football player, and Zachary native, was arrested in East Baton Rouge Parish over the weekend following a disturbance at an area Waffle House. Booking records show Tyler Judson, a 19-year-old defensive back for Tulane University, was arrested in the early morning hours..." May 28

  • UConn announces future games vs. FIU, Temple and Wyoming

    College Football Talk "UConn is, once again, getting its football independent schedule on. This year alone, UConn announced future games against Power Five opponents in Ohio State (HERE), Syracuse (HERE), Michigan (HERE) and North Carolina (HERE).  For the game against the Buckeyes alone, the Huskies..." May 28

  • Iowa State QB transfer Re-al Mitchell commits to Temple

    247 Sports "Former Iowa State quarterback Re-al Mitchell has a new college home. Mitchell entered the transfer portal in January after a year behind Brock Purdy at quarterback. Mitchell announced today that Temple will be his new home. “I am determined to..." May 23

  • Braxton Webb enters NCAA Transfer Portal

    247 Sports "SMU offensive lineman Braxton Webb has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal, sources confirmed to Pony Stampede. The San Angelo, Texas native appeared in five games during his SMU career. After redshirting in 2016, the former Central High standout played in two games in 2017,..." May 18

  • Ex-Arkansas WR Jordan Jones transfers to Cincinnati

    National Post "Former Arkansas receiver Jordan Jones said he has elected to continue his college career at Cincinnati. Jones will be immediately eligible as a graduate transfer. Jones entered the transfer portal in December. He also considered East Carolina and Hawaii. " May 18

  • Nate Meyer switching from baseball to football at Cincinnati with eye on coaching career

    Larry Brown Sports "Urban Meyer may not be in college football currently, but the Meyer coaching legacy may be living on. Urban’s son Nate has spent the past two years as a baseball player for the Cincinnati Bearcats. However, he is now switching sports and will be a member of the..." May 13

  • SMU QB Shane Buechele raises $50,000 for Dallas COVID-19 relief

    Larry Brown Sports "Shane Buechele stepped up in a big way for his community. The SMU quarterback and his girlfriend Paige Vasquez launched a GoFundMe charity page with a target goal of $50,000. The fund was created to give money to the City of Dallas Emergency Assistance Fund to help with..." May 12