- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday13 hrs ago
J.T. Barrett isn't anticipating missing Saturday's game against Illinois despite a sprained MCL in his left knee. While the knee is swollen, Barrett said Wednesday that he'll need a major setback before the game to not take the field.
"It would have to be something drastic to happen between now and Saturday," Barrett said after practice via BuckeyeGrove.com. "I plan on playing on Saturday."
Barrett said his knee was sore and there was some swelling, but wore a brace on it at practice. The injury happened before halftime of the Buckeyes' double-overtime win at Penn State.
Barrett tore the ACL in his right knee in high school, so this injury doesn't have any relation to the previous one. And while Ohio State fans may be wondering why Braxton Miller missed two games last year with a sprained MCL, it's worth remembering that sprains have differing severeties and that people respond different to injuries.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday15 hrs ago
There could be another high-profile Title IX investigation involving a Florida State football player.
According to the Associated Press, RB Karlos Williams is subject to a Title IX investigation after allegations of domestic battery were brought against him.
Earlier in the week, Williams' former girlfriend, the woman who accused him of the offenses, saidshe wanted the charges dropped. However, the Tallahassee Police Department is still looking into the accusations.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday15 hrs ago
Is Arkansas' Sebastian Tretola a Heisman contender?
Spoiler: the answer is no, but this video from Arkansas is a fantastic faux-Heisman campaign ad for the Razorbacks' guard.
The video chronicles Tretola's touchdown pass against UAB on Saturday, where he threw the ball on fourth-and-goal to long snapper Alan D'Appollonio for the touchdown. If you hadn't seen it, here's the play.
The fake beef between kicker Adam McSwain and D'Appollonio is great, but the video is worth it only for the bottom quote by Tretola. We really hope it's actually true.
"I wake up every morning, and you know, I brush my teeth with greatness, I comb my hair with greatness and I strike a Heisman pose with greatness," Tretola said.
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- Nick Bromberg at Big League Stew22 hrs ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With the key relievers of the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants all rested and available for Game 7 of the World Series, it was widely anticipated the bullpens would figure prominently.
And they did. Really prominently.
Game 7 starting pitchers Jeremy Guthrie and Tim Hudson combined to pitch just five innings in the Giants' series-clinching 3-2 victory Wednesday night. The 15 outs tied the mark of fewest outs by Game 7 starters and meant the teams' bullpens –including that guy Madison Bumgarner – had to combine for 13 innings.
Though he got a no-decision, Hudson was the first pitcher to exit. After the Giants' offense gave him a two-run lead in the top of the second, the 39-year-old and oldest pitcher to start a Game 7 of the World Series didn't make it through the bottom half of the frame.
Royals designated hitter Billy Butler led off the inning with a single. Then left fielder Alex Gordon doubled him home. After Gordon, Hudson's next pitch hit Salvador Perez in the knee.Wed, Oct 29San Francisco3 - 2Kansas CityGame Recap
- Nick Bromberg at Big League Stew23 hrs ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City designated hitter Billy Butler has become synonymous with Royals baseball.
The longest-tenured member of the Royals – a man who even has his own brand of barbecue sauce – lunched at Oklahoma Joe's BBQ in a Kansas City suburb for a second-straight day before Wednesday's Game 7 of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants.
Trust us, there's nothing more Kansas City than eating barbecue before one of the city's biggest moments in the last quarter century.
However, it's hard not to wonder if Butler and the city will be separating after the season. Was his foul pop-up to first baseman Brandon Belt in the ninth inning of the Royals' 3-2 loss to the Giants his last at-bat in a Kansas City uniform?
Florida State plays Louisville on Thursday night in Louisville, so the Seminoles held their Wednesday walk-through at a public park.
was on a run Wednesday, he was approached by a parks employee who told him that the Seminoles were practicing not far from where he was running. So Himmelsbach went over to watch. After he was told to step back on the sidewalk by a security guard -- yes, in a public park -- he went to take a picture.
Then I took out my phone to take a picture, and two FSU staff members started freaking out.
"Put that away!"
I calmly told them that this was a public park, and that anyone can take pictures at a public park. They told me they had reserved the field. I said that I wasn't trying to use the field they had reserved. I was just taking a picture of it.
Himmelsbach then said FSU staffers noticed people further away taking pictures and they chased over toward them screaming for no pictures.
Julius Whittier, a former Texas player, has filed a $50 million class-action lawsuit against the NCAA on behalf of everyone who he says played NCAA football from 1960-2014, didn't play professionally and has head injuries from his playing career.
The lawsuit, filed in a U.S. District Court in Austin, Tex., says Whittier seeks damages for "a latent brain injury, early onset Alzheimer's disease, caused by repeated traumatic head impacts suffered" by the players.
Whittier played offensive lineman and tight end at Texas from 1969-1972. According to the lawsuit, which you can view in full here thanks to KEYE-TV in Austin, Whittier experienced repeated traumatic head impacts.
Boise State announced Tuesday that it would be providing full cost-of-attendance scholarships to its athletes if and when it is permitted by the NCAA.
The push for full cost-of-attendance scholarships has been part of the move for autonomy in the NCAA by the Power Five conferences. The conferences want greater flexibility to create their own rules within the NCAA when it comes to scholarships and other reforms.
While Boise State isn't a member of a Power Five conference, the school can keep up with any perceived advantages Power Five conference teams could have if they agree to offer full cost-of-attendance scholarships in the near future.
"Boise State is a proven program in the collegiate athletics landscape," Boise State athletic director Mark Coyle said in a statement. "Our intent is to provide the resources available not only for football, but for each of our 20 sports, to not only win conference championships but to compete with any program on a national level."
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen would like to offer TCU coach Gary Patterson some friendly advice.
Move quarterback Trevone Boykin back to wide receiver.
After all, Holgorsen said Tuesday, Boykin was the best wide receiver on the field in West Virginia's win over TCU last season.
"Offensively, it starts with Boykin, their quarterback," Holgorsen said. "Probably – well, not probably – he is the most improved player in college football. He is playing well. I thought he was good two years ago. As a true freshman, he came out here and beat us in overtime. Last year, i thought he was the best receiver on the field – possibly the best player on the field. I texted those guys earlier in the week and told them to move him back to receiver because he was so dang good."
Yeah, TCU isn't taking his advice, as Boykin as flourished as a full-time quarterback this season after splitting time last year between both positions.
Texas A&M is wearing uniforms commemorating its 1939 team against Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday.
Yes, that's faux stitching on the helmets to make them look like leather helmets. Pretty cool, isn't it? The Adidas gear is a good look. The uniforms are simple and would look good as a primary uniform. But the helmet is just awesome. It's the best throwback helmet we've seen this year in college football.