- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday8 hrs ago
Welcome to the Dr. Saturday Podcast! Throughout the season we'll be talking weekly about whatever is going on in the world of college football. This week, join Graham Watson and Nick Bromberg as we review week three and review week four. And yeah, there's something else to talk about. We chat about:
• Who else? Jameis Winston
• Will a penalty of missed game time be an effective one?
• Pick Auburn/Kansas State, Clemson/Florida State and more
And no, just like we couldn't type the phrase Jameis Winston said, we couldn't say it on the podcast either.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday12 hrs ago
Neurotrauma consultants will be required by Boston city law to be in attendance at every NCAA Division I football, hockey and and lacrosse events.
Boston City Council member Josh Zakim proposed the ordinance in May. Now that it's passed, it will go into effect on July 1, 2015.
Boston College is the only FBS program that plays its home games within Boston, but it'll also cover Boston University, Harvard and Northeastern.
“Most major Division I programs probably meet this definition already, but I think you might see it have more of an impact at a smaller school,” Dan Sibor, the chief of staff for Zakim, told CBS Sports. “There's no competitive consideration here. The consultant is supporting the onsite medical teams for the two teams. The final decision on evaluating a player still remains with the medical staff of that player.”
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday15 hrs ago
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is not a fan of Oklahoma's recruitment of Dorial Green-Beckham.
In a column for USA Todaypublished Wednesday, McCaskill criticizes the Sooners for their pursuit of the former top recruit in the country. After playing for two seasons at Missouri, Green-Beckham was kicked off the team in April.
He was involved in an incident in which he forced his way into an apartment and pushed a woman down some stairs. The woman, a friend of his girlfriend, declined to press charges in the matter citing the attention and possible backlash.
McCaskill, a Missouri fan and alum, references a recent poll asking what coach college football coaches would want to have their son play for. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops tied Georgia's Mark Richt as the most popular coach.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday16 hrs ago
Jameis Winston apologized Wednesday afternoon for yelling an obscene phrase on the Florida State campus on Tuesday. He met with the media not long after the school announced he had been suspended for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson.
The phrase, which we cannot repeat here, is a vulgar meme that has been shouted by videobombers during live newscasts before.
"First of all I want to apologize to the university, to my coaches and to my teammates," Winston said. I'm not a 'me' person, but in that situation it was a selfish act and that's not how you do things around here. I really want to apologize to my teammates, because I've now made a selfish act for them.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
Notre Dame president Fr. John Jenkins said Tuesday that the university's academic investigation into some football players involves a student who was employed by the athletic department.
Jenkins spoke to Notre Dame faculty on Tuesday and said the athletic department became aware of “a potentially problematic situation involving a current student athlete as well as a student who served for a brief time as a paid student employee of the athletic department, although that position had no role in academic tutoring or advising of student athletes.”
Jenkins said he didn’t think there had been any improprieties by members of Notre Dame’s fulltime staff, but that because this student was earning money for his work, the NCAA could consider his or her involvement an “extra benefit,” which would be an NCAA violation.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
Texas A&M WR Speedy Noil will probably miss Saturday's game against SMU after he suffered a knee injury against Rice.
Kevin Sumlin announced Tuesday that Noil, a freshman, would likely not play.
Sumlin says Speedy Noil is probably out this week, and some reports on his injury are "completely false."
Noil has been reported to suffer a sprained MCL and could miss 3-5 weeks with the injury. Sumlin said Noil's injury would be evaluated after the SMU game.
Texas A&M laid down new sod on the field as part of renovations to Kyle Field. The new turf coupled with heavy rains in the days before the game meant the field was comung up in chunks against Rice. According to Texas A&M's athletic director, doctors said any injuries sustained in the game had nothing to do with the field conditions.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
As Kansas' 41-3 loss to Duke was ending on Saturday, Scott Paradise, like many Kansas fans, was frustrated.
The Jayhawks haven't won a game on the road since Mark Mangino, now Iowa State's offensive coordinator, was the head coach. Simply put, since Mangino led the Jayhawks to the 2008 Orange Bowl and parted ways with the school in 2009, the Jayhawks have been one of the worst programs Power Five programs in college football.
Paradise took out his frustration in an email to Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger. The subject of the email was "FIRE WEIS." Straight and to the point in reference to Kansas coach Charlie Weis. Tuesday, per the Kansas City Star, Paradise got a reply from an assistant with Zenger's name attached to it.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
Texas A&M P Drew Kaser is not letting the season get in the way of his Heisman campaign.
Kaser and A&M have been campaigning for his Heisman candidacy since the beginning of the season and he recently walked around the Texas A&M campus with a sandwich board to continue the awareness for his Heisman candidacy.
Given the emergence of Kenny Hill as A&M's QB (and third-favorite for the Heisman), Kaser needs to do all the campaigning he can. He's being overshadowed.
OK, OK, the Kaser for Heisman movement is a giant joke. A punter simply doesn't have a chance to win the trophy. But that's what makes Kaser and Texas A&M's perserverance so funny. He got some interesting looks while parading around A&M. Hill could have been mobbed had he done that.
Before the season begain, Kaser even wore a "Punters are People Too" shirt as part of his push.
Texas A&M punter Drew Kaser begins lobbying for Heisman Trophy candidacy. pic.twitter.com/w2K5x3tNdx
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
With the bowl ban and NCAA scholarship sanctions for the Jerry Sandusky scandal now officially in the past for Penn State, some fans are organizing a tribute to former coach Joe Paterno during Saturday's game at UMass.
A small group wants to organize a "Joe-Out" before and during the game. What does that mean? Well, it means tributes to Paterno, whether it be dressing like him, bringing pictures or something else.
- Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles1 day ago
A grand jury will decide if Tony Stewart will face charges in the August 9 death of Kevin Ward.
The Ontario County (N.Y.) District Attorney's office announced Tuesday it is sending the evidence from Ward's death to a grand jury, which will decide whether or not to file charges against Stewart.
Stewart and Ward were racing together at Canandaigua Motorsports Park (N.Y.) in a sprint car race on Aug. 9. After Ward hit the wall, he exited his car and went down the track to angrily confront Stewart. Stewart's car struck and killed Ward.
The Ontario County Sheriff's Department had investigated the matter for approximately a month. Last week it announced it had sent the evidence from the investigation to the district attorney. According to the Associated Press, Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo "could have determined there was not enough evidence to support charges and dropped the case."