- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday8 hrs ago
Texas Tech WR Jakeem Grant was taken to a hospital early Sunday morning after an incident at a party off campus.
A Texas Tech spokesperson sent the following in a text messageto RedRaiderSports.com.
"We are aware of an incident that occurred last night and are gathering facts. Jakeem is no longer in the hospital and is doing well."
Per the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Grant was involved in an incident at a venue in Lubbock.
“Tech has confirmed that it was one of their football players, but his involvement, I don’t know,” Lt. Bryan Taylor, a spokesperson for the Lubbock County Sheriff's Department said. “I don’t know if he was involved in the altercation or if he just caught part of the assault. It’s my understanding that he had a laceration, so it may have been a knife wound. ... Anytime you have that many shots fired, people are going to scatter. I don’t know what caused his laceration.”
- Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles11 hrs ago
A week after he was run down from behind by Matt Kenseth in the garage at Charlotte, Brad Keselowski received a helpful push from Kenseth to win and advance to the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup on Sunday at Talladega.
After a blown tire at Kansas and a 16th place finish at Charlotte, Keselowski was in a win-and-in scenario in the last race of the Chase's second round. While eight of the 12 remaining drivers of the Chase advance to the third round, Keselowski was so far out of the top eight that the most realistic scenario to advance was to win.
He did just that after getting the lead before a second green-white-checker restart, which came when Dale Earnhardt Jr. was involved in a crash with others on the backstretch. As the leader, Keselowski had lane choice. He wanted the bottom line, which meant that third-place Kurt Busch would be behind him on the restart. The top side had teammate Joey Logano. Keselowski and crew chief Paul Wolfe chose the top.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday15 hrs ago
Utah's players are pretty pumped to wear the team's new black helmet.
The players learned after beating Oregon State about the new helmet they'll wear against USC on Saturday. It's the same matte black helmet that Utah has previously worn, but with a different and bigger logo.
It looks really sharp, though as we've said before, we're suckers for matte black. Utah's matchup against USC is potentially the game of the week on Saturday. While neither team is in the top 15, it's the weekend's only matchup of top 25 teams. Plus, it's for potential Pac-12 South superiority.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
Former USC RB LenDale White said that he was ejected from USC's game against Colorado at the Los Angeles Coliseum Saturday by USC athletic director Pat Haden.
The school says that Haden did not have White ejected. But White was indeed escorted from the stadium, as seen in this video here. (The video has no audio)
White voiced his frustration on Twitter after the game and even called Haden a coward. He reportedly got into a heated conversation with Haden during USC's win over Colorado.
@ADHadenUSC u are a coward and USC should fire your punk ass
I can't believe this 💩💩 for the 1st time in my life I'm truly embarrassed to b a #TROJAN I've done Wayy to much to b treated like that 😏😏
Jameis Winston and Jimbo Fisher embraced on the field following Florida State's 31-27 win against Notre Dame. As the two were together, microphones picked up the advice that Fisher gave his star quarterback.
ESPN had thrown the coverage down to the field to Tom Rinaldi for an interview with Fisher. The embrace between Winston and coach happened before the interview could begin, as Winston shouted "Let's enjoy this one right here, let's enjoy this one right here, baby. Let's go."
"Now here's what you've got to do," Fisher said into Winston's ear. "Calm down, don't give them ... act very passive right here and get people back on your side. Do you understand what I'm telling you? Humble, humble pie. You got me?"
Winston responded "I got you," to which Fisher replied "Don't get cranked up" before fireworks drowned out the end of their conversation.
Rinaldi asked Fisher what he said to Winston.
Here's what we learned about the Big 12 on Saturday: Oklahoma needs some help in the conference title race and Kansas State may be the conference's frontrunner for a possible College Football Playoff spot.
Didn't see that one coming, did you?
Thanks to losses by Baylor and Oklahoma State and a win over Oklahoma, the Wildcats are the lone undefeated team in the Big 12. But due to a loss to Auburn in Week 4, the Wildcats aren't undefeated overall.
If Auburn ends the season with just its loss to Mississippi State or two losses, and Kansas State makes it through the nine-game Big 12 schedule unblemished, the Wildcats will have an argument for the playoff. But if the Tigers don't make it with just a loss or two, it'd be hard to justify adding Kansas State to the four-team field.
If you're a Florida fan and have asked yourself if things could get worse for the Gator football team on the field, Saturday proved that yes, they can.
Against Missouri, Florida lost 42-13 at home after committing six turnovers and giving up four return touchdowns. It's the Gators' worst loss since losing to LSU 36-7 in 2002.
After a loss to Georgia Southern last year and an injury-plagued 4-8 season. Will Muschamp's status as Florida coach was in doubt. Athletic director Jeremy Foley gave him another season, and the questions about Muschamp's job have ignited once again. But instead of wondering if Muschamp will have another year, it's fair to wonder if Muschamp will even make it to the end of the season. Heck, Florida fans were openly doing that after the game. Though Muschamp said he didn't hear them.
"Fire Muschamp" chants gaining traction
Muschamp on his job security: "I'm not worried about that, I'm worried about this team."
Muschamp did not hear the “fire Muschamp” chants, he says.
UCLA beat Cal 36-34 after an interception by Marcus Rios was upheld via replay review.
Two plays prior, Cal converted a fourth down and got to the UCLA 39-yard-line with over a minute left. After a running play on first down that gained three yards, Cal QB Jared Goff went deep on second down and Rios was right there.
This is how close it was.
It was called an interception on the field and upheld via replay review. While Rios' toes aren't visible, you can see that his right foot was parallel to the sideline just briefly before he lost traction on the turf and his foot went out-of-bounds.
With 3:40 to go in the fourth quarter, UCLA took the lead on a 26-yard field goal by Ka'imi Fairbairn, almost three minutes after Cal went ahead for the first time since the second quarter on a 23-yard touchdown from Goff to Kenny Lawler.
Florida State offensive line coach Rick Trickett will not coach against Notre Dame on Saturday night because of health reasons.
"Florida State assistant head coach/offensive line coach Rick Trickett will not be at the game tonight because of a personal health issue, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher announced on Saturday," Florida State said in a statement. "Trickett has coached Florida State’s offensive line since 2007."
"Per NCAA rules, David Spurlock will assume the offensive line coaching duties."
Warchant.com said Trickett "was checked out for a heart issue" Friday night and his long-term health is not in jeopardy. Spurlock is a graduate assistant for Florida State. He played on the Seminoles offensive line and was a senior in 2011.
Baylor set a Big 12 record on Saturday at West Virginia. No, it wasn't for points or yards. Well, OK, it was for yards. Penalty yards.
The Bears committed an astounding 18 penalties for 215 yards (for perspective, the single-game NCAA record for penalty yards is 238 by Arizona State in 1961) in a 41-27 upset loss at West Virginia. While Baylor was the most-penalized team in the country last season and near the top of the penalty chart again this season, the barrage was absolutely wild. DB Xavien Howard committed five personal foul penalties and a face mask penalty on West Virginia WR Kevin White, the leading WR in the country.
White entered the game with 888 receiving yards and was unstoppable. He had eight catches for 132 yards and two touchdowns despite enduring all of the hacking from Baylor's defense. The second touchdown came with the score tied at 27-27 in the fourth quarter. And, fittingly, there was a pass interference penalty by Howard too. White broke the tie and gave West Virginia the lead for good with a nifty one-handed touchdown catch.