- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday16 hrs ago
Michael Bowman, a member of South Carolina’s 2015 recruiting class, was arrested Friday on 16 counts of misdemeanor larceny.
According to the Havelock News, Bowman, a three-star wide receiver from Havelock, N.C., allegedly stole six iPads and two iPods that belonged to Arthur W. Edwards Elementary School. Additionally, Edwards allegedly stole “eight other iPods belonging to an employee from the school.”
According to a release from the Havelock Police Department, the thefts occurred over a period of five weeks “from June 9 to July 16.” Bowman was working for a company hired to clean the school over the course of the summer, the release said.
Since Bowman was allowed to be in the school because of his employment, no breaking and entering charges were filed against him, said District Attorney Scott Thomas.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday17 hrs ago
It only took two plays for Taivon Jacobs’ season to end.
Terps head coach Randy Edsall tweeted Monday that Jacobs, a redshirt freshman who earned a starting role, won’t play again this season due to a knee injury he sustained Saturday against James Madison.
Taivon Jacobs will miss the remainder of the season due to knee injury on Saturday vs James Madison.
According to the Baltimore Sun, the injury occurred when Jacobs “got tangled up with a James Madison defender while attempting to track down a long pass from quarterback C.J. Brown.”
With Jacobs out, Marcus Leak is likely to assume a first-team role along with Stefon Diggs and Deon Long. Sophomores Jacquille Veii and Amba Etta-Tawo could also see an increased role.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
Alabama senior Jarrick Williams knew his foot was bothering him, but he still managed to play the whole game and make three tackles in Alabama’s win over West Virginia on Saturday.
What the senior safety did not know is that he actually broke a bone in his foot – an injury coach Nick Saban said Monday will keep him out for four weeks.
According to Al.com, Saban referred to Williams’ injury as a “Jones fracture,” which is a “break of the fifth metatarsal at the base of his small toe.” To remedy the issue, a screw was put in Williams’ foot on Sunday.
With Williams out for a while, Saban said that Geno Smith and Maurice Smith are candidates to fill in at the “star” position – a kind of hybrid safety/outside linebacker role. Eddie Jackson, who has been out with a knee injury since the spring, could also be an option after being cleared by team doctors.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
It was perplexing to see Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon carry the ball only three times in the second half of Saturday night’s game against LSU.
After he ran for 71 yards in the first half, Gordon took off for a 63-yard scamper on the Badgers’ first play of the second half. From that point on, we saw very little of Gordon as Wisconsin allowed LSU to come back from a 17-7 half time deficit and win 28-24.
After the game, head coach Gary Andersen said the standout junior was fine, but Gordon told reporters Monday that, apparently unbeknownst to Andersen, he injured his hip on his last run of the first half.
Melvin Gordon: My hip injury happened on my last run before halftime. I was ready to go, but they were looking out for what's best for me.
Gordon when asked if the hip injury is why he was caught on long run, "Hahaha, yeah I'm gonna use that."
Contradicting his postgame statement from Saturday, Andersen also said Monday that Gordon had a hip flexor injury, so he was held out for most of the second half.
UTEP RB Aaron Jones dominates in win over New Mexico, team he says never showed up for recruiting visitSam Cooper at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
UTEP running back Aaron Jones had some extra motivation going into the season opener against New Mexico.
Jones told reporters that he had an in-home visit scheduled with New Mexico when he was a senior in high school, but the New Mexico coaches never showed up. This time around, revenge was sweet for Jones. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound sophomore from El Paso ran for a career-high 237 yards and three touchdowns in the Miners’ 31-24 road win.
“They called me and told me my senior year that they were going to do an in-home visit and they never showed up,'' Jones said after the win. ''They called and told me when they were coming, my mom cooked and they never showed up. So I have to take it to them.”
Jones’ 3-yard touchdown run with 2:18 to go ended up being the game-winner for the Miners, who are coming off a 2-10 season in 2013. Jones also scored on runs of 12 yards and 73 yards in the win.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
Saturday morning we told you about the little mishap with the skydivers delivering the game balls for the Croke Park Classic between UCF and Penn State in Dublin, Ireland. UCF’s skydiver somehow missed the stadium completely and ended up landing on a nearby railroad, while Penn State’s skydiver landed on the field without issue.
Now, thanks to an awesome GoPro video from the dive, we get to see a phenomenal look at the Penn State skydiver’s perspective from when he jumps out of the plane to when he lands at the 50-yard line of the famous Croke Park pitch.
Take a look.
It’s really cool to hear the roar of the crowd as he approaches the playing surface.
Penn State won the game, 26-24.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
One of New Mexico State’s pregame traditions involves a horse named Keystone circling the playing field rode by mascot Pistol Pete before the opening kickoff. Before Thursday’s opener against Cal Poly, there was a bit of a mishap.
Per the Las Cruces Sun-News, Zaina Atyani, a NMSU student who works in marketing for the school’s athletic department, got in Keystone’s way. The results were not pretty.
The video doesn’t make things look so good, but Atyani had a lighthearted reaction to the incident.
Just got knocked out by a horse. No big deal.
Additionally, Eddie Morelos, NMSU’s assistant director of media relations, told the Sun-News that Atyani was “perfectly fine” after taking the hit. What a trooper.
Even better for NMSU, the Aggies came out on top and beat Cal Poly 28-10.
For more New Mexico State news, visit CrimsonIllustrated.com.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday23 hrs ago
Texas head coach Charlie Strong delivered two devastating pieces of news concerning his team Monday morning.
First, Strong confirmed multiple reports that starting center Dominic Espinosa broke his right ankle and is likely to miss the season after undergoing surgery Wednesday.
Then, he dropped a shocker by revealing that quarterback David Ash has been experiencing concussion symptoms following Saturday’s win over North Texas.
BREAKING: David Ash will not play this week. Ash got hit and had concussion symptoms.
Ash, who missed 10 games in 2013 due to concussion issues, will miss next weekend’s game against BYU. Strong said that the injury stemmed from the first hit Ash took in the game, but the symptoms did not show until afterward on Saturday night.
Ash managed to throw for 190 yards and a touchdown on 19-of-34 passing even after the hit.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday23 hrs ago
The best finish from the first weekend of the season came from the FCS level.
Trailing 17-16 with 1.6 seconds left on the clock at home against Florida A&M, Jackson State needed a miracle. From the FAMU 49-yard line, JSU sophomore quarterback LaMontiez Ivy took a shotgun snap and surveyed in the pocket for a few seconds to allow his receivers to get down field.
Ivy then launched a Hail Mary pass that fell a few yards short of the goal line. Miraculously. after about four deflections, the ball fell into the waiting arms of junior receiver DeSean McKenzie in the endzone for the game-winning touchdown.
"The play was set to drop back and heave it up, and take it to the endzone," Ivy, who threw for 269 yards, said. "The (defensive) end could've sacked me. But I stepped back, threw it up as far as I could."
It was the second career touchdown reception for McKenzie, who said told the Clarion-Ledger that he had “dreamed about that moment before.”
The win came in head coach Harold Jackson’s first game with the program.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
After Thursday’s season-opening beatdown at the hands of Texas A&M, South Carolina will look to get back on track against East Carolina on Saturday. Unfortunately for the Gamecocks, star running back Mike Davis might not be able to go due to a lingering rib injury.
Per GamecockCentral.com, head coach Steve Spurrier said Sunday that Davis, who carried the ball just six times and did not see a second-half carry against the Aggies, is doubtful for Saturday night’s game and won’t practice for the next few days.
Spurrier characterized the injury as “a bad bruised rib” that is “painful for him.” Brandon Wilds will likely start in Davis’ place, while Shon Carson and redshirt freshman David Williams also could be in line for some touches. Wilds had 45 rushing yards on nine carries Thursday and Carson carried the ball once for just two yards.
Williams, a well-regarded redshirt freshman, did not play Thursday night. Spurrier thinks that will change Saturday.