- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 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. Saturday3 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. Saturday4 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. Saturday5 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. Saturday20 hrs 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 Marbles22 hrs 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."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday23 hrs ago
Florida offensive coordinator Kurt Roper met with the media on Tuesday and, as most coaches do, cracked a joke.
His wife, Britt Roper, is a former sports reporter. So it gave Kurt Roper the chance to joke about the media in attendance and he said that his wife looked better than most reporters. Though he may want the qualifier back after Britt saw the comment on Twitter.
@ZachAbolverdi did he really say "most"?
We definitely laughed.
We're not going to assume that Britt is mad at Kurt, rather that this is going to be a joke that he won't live down at home in the foreseeable future. And a cue for Kurt to open his next press conference by definitively stating his wife is a lot better looking than everyone assembled to ask him questions.
Florida plays Saturday at Alabama. It's Roper's first game against Alabama as Florida's offensive coordinator. After coaching at Duke last season, he replaced former offensive coordinator Brent Pease.
For more Florida news, visitInsideTheGators.com.
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- Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles23 hrs ago
Our Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. In fact, it's the perfect blend of analytics and bias against your favorite driver. And you think we dislike your favorite driver, so it makes sense, right? Direct all your complaints to us at email@example.com.
1. Brad Keselowski: Please note, we will not be resetting Power Rankings after each Chase elimination round. That seems like an exercise in not-power. With two consecutive victories and the points lead going into the Chase and the points lead after Chase race numero uno, Keselowski is the no-brainer pick for the top spot. His three-wide pass for the lead was great, but it's made more awesome in that it came in a season where battling for the lead at intermediate tracks has been nonexistent at times.
2. Kevin Harvick: Harvick was using everything in his bag of tricks to try to get Kyle Larson to burp the throttle just enough to yield first place. Had either driver been able to get clear, Keselowski may not have an opportunity to make his pass. Instead, Harvick and Larson had cut such a huge hole in the air on the frontstretch that Keselowski's car looked like it had rocket boosters attached to it.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is still at the top of the Heisman odds, but there are a couple of new faces right behind him.
According to the Bovada sportsbook, Mariota remains the Heisman favorite at odds of 11/2 through the first three weeks of the season. Georgia RB Todd Gurley is second at 7/1 while Texas A&M QB Kenny Hill is third at 15/2.
Florida State QB Jameis Winston is still fourth, but he's now tied with another QB. Notre Dame's Everett Golson has moved from 16/1 to tie Winston at 10/1. (Winston was previously 8/1.) Through the first three games of the year, Golson is 62-96 passing for 780 yards, seven touchdowns and no interceptions.He also has four rushing touchdowns.
BYU's dual-threat QB Taysom Hill started the season off the board and he's now tied for the ninth-highest favorite at 20/1. He's tied with Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, the RB who had the miraculous run-after-catch for Nebraska to beat McNeese State.
Here's how the entire top 10 looks.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Red Wolves players had a cross decal on the back of their helmets for the first two games of the season. The cross had the initials of DT Markel Owens and manager Barry Weyer on each side after Owens was shot and killed in an attempted robbery in January and Weyer died in a car crash in June.
However, the school removed the crosses after a complaint following the team's game against Tennessee on September 6. Now, a firm which says it represents an unidentified player who fears punishment, is wanting the crosses back on the helmets.
The Liberty Institute wants the crosses back on the helmets by Wednesday.
“ASU’s actions in defacing the students’ memorial stickers to remove their religious viewpoint is illegal viewpoint discrimination against the students’ free speech,” Hiram Sasser, director of litigation for Liberty Institute told Fox News.