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  • Mississippi State DB Justin Cox suspended indefinitely

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 24 mins ago

    Mississippi State DB Justin Cox has been suspended indefinitely after a reported alleged burglary and domestic violence incident.

    Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen announced the suspension in a statement on Friday morning.

    From the Starkville Daily News:

    Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department Lt. Brett Watson said deputies responded to a burglary call on Rocky Road in the Aspen Heights apartment complex at about 3 a.m. Friday. He said upon arrival, deputies found a female victim with an injury to her head. Watson would not identify the victim.

    Cox has played in nine games this season and has 21 tackles. He's listed as the backup to Taveze Calhoun at cornerback on the depth chart at BulldogBlitz.com.

    Mississippi State plays Vanderbilt on Saturday before playing Ole Miss on Nov. 29.

    For more Mississippi State news, visit BulldogBlitz.com.

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  • Happy Hour: Fake crowning Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, 2015 and more

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 54 mins ago

    Throughout the week you can send us your best questions, jokes, rants and just plain miscellaneous thoughts to happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com or @NickBromberg.We'll post them here, have a good time and everyone's happy.

    Happy offseason! Or is it sad offseason? I know we'll all get the itch for cars to start going in circles pretty soon, but it's time to enjoy the break for a little bit. Though if you still need your fix, Formula 1 is at Abu Dhabi this Sunday and thanks to its own championship format gimmick, the title situation is more dramatic than it could be under the previous format.

    Lewis Hamilton leads the points over teammate Nico Rosberg, but the race is for double points. If the race was for the normal points, Hamilton needs to finish sixth if Rosberg wins the race. But because the race is for double points, he has to finish second.

    Logano would have been the champion over Kevin Harvick by seven points. Here's how the points standings would have looked:

    Let's get to it.

    Speaking of a Stewart-Haas car, here's Danica Patrick's 2015 paint scheme. What in the heck?

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  • Syracuse QB Terrel Hunt out for the season

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 hrs ago

    Syracuse coach Scott Shafer said Thursday that quarterback Terrel Hunt will miss the remainder of the season.

    Hunt, a senior, fractured his left fibula against Louisville on October 4 and was originally expected to miss four-to-six weeks with the injury. However, he won't be ready for the Orange's final two games of the season.

    "Terrel's down," Shafer said Thursday via Syracuse.com."He's getting better, it's just that bones heal differently in each kid. He won't be available for the rest of the season, but he's doing a nice job with school, he's adjusted to the situation well and he's helping us with the young guys. He's been very attentive to meetings, but he won't be available."

    Hunt will finish the season with 983 passing yards, one touchdown and four interceptions. He had 1.638 yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 2013.

    For more Syracuse news, visit CuseConfidential.com.

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  • H.S. coach unhappy with Mississippi State after greyshirt request for QB

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 hrs ago

    West Mesquite (Tex.) High School QB Chason Virgil is no longer committed to Mississippi State and his coach isn't happy about it.

    Virgil said he was requested by Mississippi State to greyshirt, which means he was asked to enroll as a freshman in the second semester of his freshman year. He's scheduled to graduate early from high school in December.

    He's now looking for another school.

    "It's out of the blue," Virgil told Bulldog Blitz. "Head coach (Jeff) Neill just pulled me into his office and told me that they contacted them and told them about it. It kind of made me mad.," Virgil said. "I just really hated the fact they waited until close to December to let me know that knowing I was graduating early. I just look at that like it was really bad business they were doing. It was basically like they were trying to pull their scholarship just in a slicker way. "

    Neill voiced his frustrations about Mississippi State's request on Twitter.

    Miss St. pulls scholarship from our QB Chason Virgil w/16 days til graduation. Classless move by "coach" Dan Mullen

  • The Dr. Saturday Podcast: Let's talk about No. 4

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 19 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 talk about, what else, but the CFP rankings. It continues to be a pointless exercise, but someone has to do it. We'll also discuss:

    • MACtion and Dino Babers' curious coaching decision late in the game on Wednesday night.

    • Lament how the schedule doesn't look all that appetizing.

    • Pick USC/UCLA, Missouri/Tennessee, Ole Miss/Arkansas and more

    • Plus, we wonder if Florida is going to fall to an FCS team for the second year in a row.

    We're on iTunes. Check us out here and subscribe or simply listen in the player below or click here.

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    Nick Bromberg is the assistant editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at nickbromberg@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

  • Oregon State's Terron Ward has torn meniscus

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Oregon State's leading rusher is out for the final two games of the regular season.

    Terron Ward suffered a torn meniscus in the Beavers' win over Arizona State on Saturday.

    "I was pretty shocked," Ward said Tuesday to OregonLive.com.He said his knee didn't feel right, but that the pain wasn't unbearable.

    Ward, a senior, had a fantastic game as the Beavers upset the Sun Devils. He had 19 carries for 148 yards in the 35-27 win. But he was hurt at some point and is out for Oregon State's games against Oregon and Washington.

    "It's crazy to even think of that," Ward said. "I've thought about that many times in the last two days. It was a good game to go out on, I guess, upset the No. 6 team. But I don't get to play in the Civil War. I won't get to play Washington again. I don't know if we'll have a bowl game. So things like that go through your mind.

    "It's hard to swallow, but it's part of life."

    At 5-5, Oregon State needs to win one of the games to get to a bowl.

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  • Hendrick announces Kasey Kahne signs 3-year contract extension

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    Kasey Kahne is staying at Hendrick Motorsports through 2018.

    The team announced Thursday that Kahne signed a three-year contract extension. His contract was set to expire at the end of the 2015 season.

    “I’ve found a home at Hendrick Motorsports,” Kahne said in a team statement. “We have incredible people and partners supporting us, and I couldn’t be more excited about the direction we’re headed as a team and a company. It’s the right place for me, and I’m looking forward to being here for a long time.”

    The announcement comes a day after Hendrick announced that Keith Rodden, a former engineer for Kahne and Jamie McMurray's crew chief in 2014, would be Kahne's crew chief in 2015. He replaces long-time Kahne crew chief Kenny Francis who moved to a newly-created technical director position at Hendrick.

    Kahne joined Hendrick in 2012 after the team announced it had signed him in 2010 and he spent a transitional year at Red Bull Racing. In three years at Hendrick Motorsports he has five wins and 26 top 10s.

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  • Colorado State committees endorse on-campus stadium

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Could Colorado State be getting an on-campus stadium?

    Committees reviewing recommendations for the football team's future facilities all opposed renovations to Hughes Stadium, the current home of the Rams.

    In a memo dated November 14 to CSU president Tony Frank, the Campus Leadership Committee endorsed option 3, which is a phased version of an on-campus stadium proposal, unanimously supporting it as "the most viable" option. Public input was also sought about the project.

    From Colorado State's stadium site:

    The total cost of the option 3 stadium project is viewed at $180-190 million. The other on-campus stadium option (option 4) was a public-private partnership with a total estimated cost of $225 million. The first two options were maintaining and renovating Hughes Stadium.

    Hughes Stadium seats just over 34,000 and was built in 1968. It sits three miles away from Colorado State's campus.

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  • USC is going all-out to defend statues from UCLA attacks (Photo)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    It's UCLA-USC rivalry week, and USC already got a pre-emptive strike in on UCLA's Bruin bear. So to prevent any repercussions, USC students have gone whole-hog to prevent any UCLA statue vandalism.

    Statues on #USC's campus are protected during rivalry week, http://t.co/lNPDpdryd4 pic.twitter.com/emJSXkUNm2

    The schools have been going back and forth messing with each other's landmarks for 70 years, and students have started camping out (as you can see in the photo above) to thwart any issues. But just in case the guards are overcome with sleep or taken off by a mob from UCLA, at least two statues are covered head-to-toe in what looks like duct tape.

    Well done, USC. If the football team plays defense as well as the students do, the Trojans have a great chance of winning.

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  • Vanderbilt RB Jerron Seymour dismissed

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Vanderbilt running back Jerron Seymour is no longer on the team.

    Seymour was dismissed by Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason. The school confirmed the dismissal on Wednesday, which, per VandySports.com, was for a violation of team rules.

    The junior was Vanderbilt's best running back in 2013, but in 2014, he's missed time due to injuries and other issues.

    Last season, Seymour had 716 yards and 14 touchdowns, both team highs. This season, his stats aren't even close. He has 25 carries for 123 yards. He's missed four games and his most productive game in 2014 was a nine-carry 41-yard performance against Georgia.

    Ralph Webb has emerged as Vandy's primary running threat in 2014. The freshman has 185 carries for 838 yards and three touchdowns. Vanderbilt's second-leading rusher isn't even in the same zip code. Dallas Rivers has 184 yards.

    Vanderbilt is at No. 4 Mississippi State on Saturday.

    For more Vanderbilt news, visit VandySports.com

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