- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday17 hrs ago
Former Boston College TE C.J. Parsons and former Marist QB Anthony Varrichione pled not guilty to assault and battery charges Wednesday in a Massachusetts court.
According to prosecutors, the two attacked 50-year-old Michael Hudson, a man who had been homeless for most of his life. The incident allegedly happened when Hudson was panhandling in front of an address he recently obtained around 2 a.m. on January 26.
Parsons was a redshirt junior in 2013 and Varrichione was a QB for Marist from 2009-2012.
“Hudson was told to go away and leave the area multiple times,’’ prosecutors wrote.
When Hudson refused to move and stayed in place outside a gated chain link fence in front of the property, Parsons and Varrichione allegedly began to physically assault him, knocking him unconscious with multiple punches, authorities alleged.
During the assault, Hudson’s “head was [allegedly] slammed into the sidewalk three to four times by Craig Parsons,’’ prosecutors allege.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
After a complaint was filed against Clemson asking for a clear separation between religion and its football program last week, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney responded Wednesday and said all faiths are welcome at Clemson.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation said Swinney had violated the separation of church and state with bible studies, devotionals and other religious activities. Clemson is a state-run university.
"Over the past week or two, there has been a lot of discussion of my faith," Swinney said in the statement. "We have three rules in our program that everybody must follow: (1) players must go to class, (2) they must give a good effort and (3) they must be good citizens. It is as simple as that.
"I have recruited and coached players of many different faiths. Players of any faith or no faith at all are welcome in our program. All we require in the recruitment of any player is that he must be a great player at his position, meet the academic requirements, and have good character."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
This offseason we will count down various topics from Monday through Friday, bringing you the top five of the important and definitely some not so important issues in college football. It's the Doc Five, every week until we will thankfully have actual games to discuss.
Christians across the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, but some were celebrating another holiday.
April 20, aka “4/20,” has become a de-facto holiday to celebrate the use of marijuana. With 4/20 in mind, we decided to use that as the basis for this week’s Doc 5 – the top five marijuana mistakes.
There are no shortage of college football players running into legal trouble throughout the offseason, many of them for marijuana charges. Any semi-regular reader of Dr. Saturday knows that. Over the years there have been plenty of top players whose marijuana use ultimately led to dismissals that impacted their teams.
It's time for number three.
TOP FIVE MARIJUANA MISTAKES
No. 3 - JANORIS JENKINS
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
Welcome to our new Dr. Saturday feature titled "Random offseason tweet of the day." With real games still months away, coaches and players will be tweeting about non-football-related things as the season approaches. In this space, we'll try to find the funniest and goofiest tweets of the day. If you see something, don't hesitate to send it to us.
Bob Stoops was at practice Wednesday dressed in team colors. It just wasn't his practice or his own team's colors.
The Oklahoma coach was instead at Kentucky's practice. His brother Mark is the Kentucky coach.
Bob Stoops in his UK gear. pic.twitter.com/RwkzwR2anE
Mike Stoops, Oklahoma's defensive coordinator, was there too. According to Mark Stoops, his two brothers weren't there for fun. They came in and watched film Tuesday night and observed practice Wednesday.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
As former Florida center Jonotthan Harrison details it, the players on Florida's 2013 team didn't know how to appropriately handle the Gators' tumultuous season.
Harrison, speaking with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, said Florida was "crumbling as a team" after Florida's November 23 loss to Georgia Southern.
Pads were still on. Tempers were flaring. Head coach Will Muschamp ordered a player to talk to the team. Anyone. So, being a fifth-year senior, center Jonotthan Harrison stepped into the middle of the mayhem.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
The SEC expects to have a solution to the uncertainty surrounding its future schedules sometime soon, and a nine-game schedule is still under consideration. However, if Nick Saban has the correct read on the feeling towards a nine-game conference schedule by the conference's coaches, there's still not much support.
"I don't think there's any support for that, it doesn't seem like" Saban told AL.com Tuesday. "I think there's a little bit more support for staying with an eight-game schedule and everybody playing a ninth opponent that's in the five major conferences.
"My thing is I'm for playing nine conference games and still playing another team in the major conferences, so you play 10 games because of fan interest, people coming to games looking forward to seeing more good games.
- Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles23 hrs ago
Dale Earnhardt Jr. had an idea for Richmond International Raceway's race on Saturday and the track decided to use it.
In March, Junior suggested on Twitter that Robert Griffin III, the quarterback of his favorite team, the Washington Redskins, should be involved in the pre-race ceremonies for the race. After all, Washington D.C. isn't too far from Richmond, Va.
And now Griffin is involved. The trackannounced Wednesday that Griffin would drive the pace car before Saturday night's race.
When Junior pitched the idea, the president of Richmond, Dennis Bickmeier immediately responded with the pace car idea. But unlike some Twitter ideas that never get carried over to real life, this one did. It probably helped that Griffin immediately responded too.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
The Georgia coach was at at UGA Day at the Gainesville (Ga.) Civic Center on Tuesday and said he's lost 20 poinds. But instead of an outright brag it was more of a humblebrag. And a funny one at that.
"I went from gross to kind of fat," Richt said (via AccessNorthGeorgia.com).
We never thought of Richt as one of the more overweight coaches in college football, but perhaps he was inspired by the bench presses by Mark Hudspeth or the sprints Charlie Strong runs with his team and wanted to make a change.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Scotty Young started six games last season for Louisiana Tech. He won't be starting any in 2014 after he announced Tuesday that he would be leaving the football team and won't play his senior season for the Bulldogs.
“I am graduating this summer and am ready to move on to the next chapter of my life,” Young said in a statement “Football has been a really good journey but sometimes you have to know when to end it. I have loved the experience and will cherish these memories forever. I want to thank the old staff for allowing me the opportunity to come to Louisiana Tech and I want to thank Coach Holtz and his staff for giving me the opportunity to stay here and earn my degree. It has been a great experience for me, one in which I have enjoyed every moment of.”
Young transferred from Texas Tech before the 2012 season. He sat out that year and in 2013 was 87-165 for 733 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.
Earlier in March, former Iowa QB Cody Sokol transferred to Louisiana Tech. He will be immediately eligible in 2014 after he graduates from Iowa in May.
- Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles1 day ago
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s car graveyard has a new inhabitant.
Junior tweeted Tuesday that his charred Texas car would be joining the car graveyard on his property where it will sit forever in the woods.
We took a look at the graveyard in 2012after we found out Juan Pablo Montoya's jet dryer car ended up there. Will Power's car from the massive Las Vegas crashthat claimed the life of Dan Wheldon is there too.