Conference USA RUMORS & NEWS

  • South Florida at FAU football game postponed

    CBS Sports "FAU and South Florida announced Wednesday that their game scheduled for Saturday will be postponed "due to issues involving the novel coronavirus." The game is the 21st FBS contest to be postponed or canceled due to the pandemic, joining Notre Dame-Wake Forest and..." September 23

  • Houston-North Texas Game Canceled

    UH Cougars "The scheduled Sept. 26 matchup between Houston and North Texas has been canceled, both schools announced Wednesday.   "We understand this COVID-related decision North Texas has made to not play Saturday's game and appreciate the consistent dialogue with our program..." September 23

  • Florida Atlantic-Georgia Southern game postponed due to COVID-19 concerns

    USA Today "Florida Atlantic announced Friday its season-opening football game at Georgia Southern scheduled for Saturday was postponed. The announcement came after the results of Thursday’s coronavirus testing. The Owls were supposed to travel to Statesboro, Georgia Friday afternoon, but..." September 18

  • Texas' 5-Star Safety B.J. Foster Quit Team During 3rd Quarter vs. UTEP

    Bleacher Report "Junior safety B.J. Foster may have played his final game with Texas. OrangeBloods.com's Anwar Richardson reported Foster "quit the team" midway through the third quarter of the Longhorns' 59-3 win over UTEP on Saturday. Richardson followed up to..." September 13

  • North Texas QB coach Tate Wallis resigns after allegations of relationship with student

    CBS Dallas Forth Worth "The University of North Texas Sports Information Department confirmed Thursday, the football team’s quarterbacks coach Tate Wallis has resigned. Wallis was arrested earlier this month for allegedly having an improper relationship with a student. He was immediately put..." September 11

  • Marshall player Brandon Drayton acquitted of domestic battery

    247 Sports "A Marshall University football player has been acquitted nearly a year after he was charged with strangulation and domestic battery. According to the Associated Press, Thundering Herd safety Brandon Drayton was acquitted Wednesday in Cabell County Circuit..." September 10

  • Baylor vs. Louisiana Tech game postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak within Bulldogs program

    247 Sports "A third Big 12 team’s 2020 season-opener has now been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Baylor will have to delay its game against Louisiana Tech due to an outbreak within the Bulldogs’ locker room. According to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, the game between Baylor and..." September 09

  • Southern Miss football coach Jay Hopson steps down: 'It is in the best interest of the players, coaches'

    USA Today "Jay Hopson has stepped down as football coach at Southern Miss. The decision comes on the heels of Southern Miss' season-opening 32-21 loss to South Alabama on Thursday. "Coach Hopson came to me after last Thursday’s game to discuss what was on his heart and..." September 07

  • Rice Owls expected to postpone 2020 college football season for second time

    Sportsnaut "The 2020 college football season has already experienced plenty of setbacks created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the latest came this week, hitting the Rice Owls for the second time this fall. Nearly a month after Rice University delayed the start of its 2020 college football..." September 07

  • Frank Gore’s son, Frank Gore Jr. makes college debut

    Clutch Points "Another member of the Gore family is making waves on the football scene. New York Jets running back Frank Gore’s son, Frank Gore Jr., recently made his debut on the gridiron as a true freshman playing for Southern Mississippi. The 5’8″, 165-pound player..." September 05

  • Middle Tennessee State embarrasses itself with terrible clock management

    Yardbarker "We already have our first inexplicable clock blunder of the 2020 college football season. The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders were trailing 21-0 with 45 seconds left in the first half against Army. They had, however, advanced the ball to the Army two-yard line, and had..." September 05

  • East Carolina-Marshall football game postponed due to COVID-19 concerns

    USA Today "Another college football game is off the Sept. 12 schedule due to COVID-19 concerns, another sign of trouble for schools hoping to complete a fall season. East Carolina’s home opener against Marshall has been postponed, ECU announced Thursday. A make-up date has not been..." August 27

  • Mississippi's governor zings Big Ten, Pac-12 for postponing football seasons

    ESPN "In announcing Thursday that there would be no tailgating on campus this season for Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Miss football games, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves tweeted a zinger in the direction of the Big Ten and Pac-12. The Big Ten and Pac-12..." August 20

  • FIU assistant coach, former Florida WR Aubrey Hill dies at 48 after battle with cancer

    Tampa Bay Times "Aubrey Hill, a former Florida Gators receiver and longtime college assistant in the state, has died. Florida International, where he was receivers coach, announced the news Sunday evening. Hill was 48. “It was a shock to learn of Aubrey’s passing tonight after his long..." August 17

  • UAB LB Allen Merrick hospitalized after being shot

    The Spun "The UAB football program received tragic news on Friday morning. Freshman linebacker Allen Merrick was shot on Thursday and has been hospitalized due to a gunshot wound. While there isn’t much information available at this moment, it’s obviously a serious concern for both..." August 14

  • UAB football player Allen Merrick dies following accidental shooting in Gadsden

    CBS 42 "A new member of the UAB Blazers football team died Friday after being shot in his hometown of Gadsden. Allen Merrick, a 19-year-old freshman at UAB, died Friday morning at UAB Hospital after being shot in Gadsden Thursday, according to Capt. Bobby Jackson of the Gadsden Police..." August 14

  • Two FIU players, DB Maurquel Dillard and WR DeAndre Williams, no longer on the roster

    College Football Talk "The shifting of the FIU football roster has continued. As we noted earlier in the week, Texas defensive tackle D’Andre Christmas-Giles was formally added to the FIU football team.  It’s also been confirmed by Eric..." July 31