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  • Report: Cardale Jones 'good' after being taken to hospital for headache

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 hrs ago

    Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones was taken to the hospital Wednesday night because of a headache.

    The headache does not seem to ultimately be that serious based off what his mother told the Toledo Blade. Jones' uncle had posted a status to Facebook asking for prayersand the hospital trip had been confirmed by his high school coach Ted Ginn Sr. to multiple outlets.

    Cardale Jones' mother tells me it is "just a headache." Still in ER getting checked out. Should be fine.

    Cardale Jones' mother, Florence: "He's good."

    Jones started Ohio State's final three games of the 2014 regular season after J.T. Barrett was injured and out for the season. The two are competing for the right to be Ohio State's starting quarterback against Virginia Tech on Monday night after quarterback Braxton Miller transitioned to H-Back.

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  • Georgia WR Justin Scott-Wesley doubtful to play in 2015

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 7 hrs ago

    It looks like Georgia wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley could miss the entire season because of a knee injury.

    Scott-Wesley suffered the knee injury in practice on August 17. Georgia coach Mark Richt said Wednesday that Scott-Wesley is doubtful to play in 2015.

    Richt just said it's doubtful Justin Scott-Wesley will play this year, but did not rule it out. He will help coach in the meantime

    It's Scott-Wesley's third knee injury of his career. Here's the video of what happened two weeks ago via the Athens Banner-Herald:

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    He had surgery for a meniscus injury in July and didn't play much in 2014 (3 catches for 52 yards). The senior has 25 career catches and four touchdowns. Richt hasn't said what specifically happened to Scott-Wesley's knee, though did say after the injury that he was concerned that the receiver wouldn't be able to play for a while.

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  • Random Recap: The 1951 Southern 500

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 9 hrs ago

    Welcome to Random Recaps, a weekly feature at From The Marbles. In this space, we'll recap a random race from the past at the track the where Sprint Cup Series is racing next.This week's race is the 1951 Southern 500. As always, Random Recap is truly random thanks to Random.org. And stunningly, this race is not on YouTube.

    Herb Thomas won the Southern 500 at Darlington by leading the first five laps and the final 306.

    Thomas, who started from the pole, relinquished the lead to Jesse James Taylor on lap 6. He got it back for the second – and final – time on lap 95 when he took the lead from Curtis Turner, who had led the previous 43 laps.

    Taylor ended up being the only car within a lap of Thomas. He finished one lap down. Buddy Shuman, who finished third, was eight laps down. Turner was forced to retire because of engine failure.

    Johnny Mantz, the man who won the inaugural Southern 500, finished 76th, a spot behind Joe Eubanks.

    Epilogue: 82 cars! 82!

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  • Report: Kyle Flood was told not to contact faculty member

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 10 hrs ago

    Kyle Flood was reportedly told not to contact a faculty member regarding a football player.

    According to NJ,com, two university officials said Flood was told by academic support staff that he should not directly email a lecturer. Floodis being investigated by the university for emailing a member of Rutgers' faculty regarding cornerback Nadir Barnwell, who was reportedly on the edge of being academically ineligible for the 2015 season.

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    From NJ.com:

    The two officials, who requested anonymity because the investigation into whether Flood violated university policy is ongoing, said the inquiry isn't simply about an email sent from Flood's private account.

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  • Tyreek Hill to play for West Alabama

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 10 hrs ago

    Not long after he was given three years probation in a domestic abuse case, former Oklahoma State RB Tyreek Hill has a new team.

    Hill, now listed as Ty Hill, is on the roster at West Alabama.

    "We hold a high standard for both our football program and our university," West Alabama coach Brent Gilliland said in a statement. "We believe Ty will be successful with the detailed support structure we have at West Alabama."

    The team said it expects to have Hill in uniform on Saturday when it plays Stillman College. West Alabama is a Division II school.

    Hill was given probation less than two weeks ago regarding an incident with his pregnant girlfriend in December. He was accused of punching and choking her and was charged with a felony count of domestic abuse by strangulation. He was kicked off of Oklahoma State's team after he was arrested. He got probation as part of a plea deal for pleading guilty.

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  • Nick Saban: I've had teams good enough to win 8 titles

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 14 hrs ago

    Yes, Alabama coach Nick Saban plays the "what if?" game when it comes to national championships his team could have won.

    In an interview set to air Sunday morning on ESPN's Outside the Lines, Saban said he felt he's had teams good enough to win eight national titles during his coaching career.

    "We haven’t finished the season the last two seasons like we’d like,” Saban said. “People talk about you’ve won four national championships. Well I feel like we’ve had good enough teams to to win eight. So I feel like we’ve failed four times. I feel like I’ve failed four times. So is that being too difficult, I don’t know. But I just know that we’ve had other teams that have had the talent and we weren’t able to do it.”

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    Three of Saban's titles have come at Alabama in the 2009, 2011 and 2012 seasons. He also won a BCS Championship at LSU in 2003.

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  • Connor Cook disappointed he isn't a Michigan State captain

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 16 hrs ago

    Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook said he was bummed when he heard he wasn't voted a team captain by his teammates.

    The quarterback is one of the best signal-callers in the Big Ten and the country. And good senior quarterbacks are typically team captains. However, center Jack Allen, defensive end Shilique Calhoun, and linebacker Darien Harris were selected as the team's three captains while Cook wasn't.

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    "Obviously, I was disappointed," Cook said via SpartanMag.com."Obviously we have leadership council with 12 guys, and I think the whole senior class takes pride in everyone being leaders. We are not all about the title. I for sure wanted to be captain, but it's not going limit me from leading."

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  • Kyle Flood: Rutgers will decide on QB at halftime of first game

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 16 hrs ago

    Rutgers' quarterback competition possibly has another added twist.

    Hayden Rettig was tapped as the team's starter against Norfolk State when Chris Laviano was suspended for the first half of the game by coach Kyle Flood. However, according to Flood, Rettig's tenure as the team's starter could only last for that first half. Flood said Tuesday that the team would "evaluate" where it is at halftime.

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    "Hayden Rettig is the starting quarterback," Flood said via ScarletNation.com. "We're going to evaluate the first half and we'll make a decision at halftime as to how we're going to proceed."

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  • Brent Stockstill named Middle Tennessee State's QB

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 17 hrs ago

    Redshirt freshman Brent Stockstill will start at quarterback for Middle Tennessee State after he beat out Austin Grammer for the starting job.

    Grammer was the team's starting quarterback in 2014. He started all 12 of the Blue Raiders' games as the team went 6-6. Stockstill is the son of MTSU coach Rick Stockstill.

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    "I told all of our players coming into camp that every position is open competition and I will say the same thing next year,” Rick Stockstill said via the Daily News Journal. “I believe in competition and what you did yesterday doesn't matter. You have to improve and earn it every day.”

    Offensive coordinator Buster Faulkner touted Brent's decision-making.

    “This was a tough (decision), and these are two great quarterbacks, and I believe in both of them.”

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  • Nebraska parts with new PA announcer after discovery of Facebook post

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Nebraska said Monday it had hired a new PA announcer for Memorial Stadium. A day later it had to replace its replacement.

    According to KETV in Omaha, former station sports director John Schuetz said he was told he no longer had the job as the PA announcer because of a now-deleted "social media post" that was critical of the school's decision to fire Bo Pelini in November 2014.

    From KETV:

    In a conversation with KETV NewsWatch 7, Schuetz said Tuesday he was told the University was going in a different direction.

    Schuetz said he understands the University's position, and has no animosity about its decision to look for another announcer.

    The post was reportedly on Facebook. The school said Tuesday that Lane Grindle, the sideline reporter for radio broadcasts, would be Schuetz's replacement.

    Schuetz out as #Huskers PA man, 1 day after hiring. He says an old Facebook post critical of Neb did him in; he says Neb made right decision

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