Sam Cooper

  • Steve Spurrier could meet with SEC Network about commentating gig

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 12 hrs ago

    Steve Spurrier as a commentator? It could happen.

    Spurrier told The State that he expects to meet with the SEC Network “in the next month.” This is not a drill.

    “We have tentatively discussed getting together to talk,” the former South Carolina coach said Monday, “but I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet but hope to do something constructive and productive. I have seen people who don’t do anything and that doesn’t work. Hopefully, I will get involved in something here in about a month or so.”

    Spurrier made a guest appearance on ESPN’s College Gameday soon after announcing his resignation and recently held down a two-hour spot on the Paul Finebaum Show, so he is certainly familiar with the network. ESPN declined to confirm if a meeting was scheduled when reached by The State.

  • Ex-South Carolina QB Connor Mitch headed to James Madison

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 13 hrs ago

    Connor Mitch will continue his career at the FCS level.

    Mitch, the former South Carolina quarterback, announced Monday that he will transfer to James Madison University. Mitch, who recently graduated from USC, will have two seasons of eligibility remaining for the Dukes.

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    Thank you to everyone! #ForeverToThee 🐔

    Mitch entered the 2015 season as South Carolina’s starting quarterback, but ended up missing most of the season because of a variety of injuries, including a separated shoulder and a hip infection that forced hospitalization. He saw action in only two games in 2015, completing 13-of-29 passes for 165 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 51 yards and a score.

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  • Miami (Ohio) unveils new uniforms (Photos)

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 19 hrs ago

    Miami (Ohio) will wear brand new uniforms in 2016.

    The program rolled out multiple new looks Monday, showcasing two different helmets, jerseys and pants to create a bevy of combinations as stylized by adidas.

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    "We are always looking for ways to do new and exciting things for our current players but also any possible recruits" said RedHawks head coach Chuck Martin. "Adidas has been a great partner for Miami Athletics and was a huge help in making this happen."

    Breaking News: @MiamiOHFootball has announced new uniforms for 2016 season #RiseUpRedHawks

    The team saw the new uniforms for the first time Monday morning. It looks like they were pretty excited.

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  • Notre Dame WR Torii Hunter Jr. signs pro baseball contract

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 20 hrs ago

    Notre Dame wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. signed a professional contract over the weekend. But don’t worry, Irish fans, the senior will still suit up for the blue and gold this fall.

    Hunter Jr., the son of five-time MLB all-star and nine-time Gold Glove winner Torii Hunter, was selected in 23rd round of the MLB draft by the Los Angeles Angels a few weeks ago. On Saturday, the younger Hunter signed a contract with the club.

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    Congratulations to Torii Hunter Jr. who officially signed with the #Angels today!

    ☘Year in Review: #NDTop10 Plays #5 - Torii Hunter Jr.'s wild catch makes @SportsCenter's Top-10 list 👀@THunterJr

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  • Texas lands 2 more former Baylor signees (Update)

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Update: June 26 - 11 a.m. ET

    Texas has added yet another former Baylor signee. This one shouldn't be much of a surprise. 

    According to multiple outlets, Donovan Duvernay committed to the Longhorns on Saturday night. Donovan, a three-star athlete, is the twin brother of Devin Duvernay, who signed with UTearlier in the week. 

    Great way to finish off a big day in ATX! #LetsRide

    Original story: June 25 - 3:20 p.m. ET

    It didn’t take long for J.P. Urquidez to find his new home.

    Two days after officially being granted his release from Baylor, the four-star offensive line recruitannounced that he has signed to attend the University of Texas. Urquidez visited Texas on Saturday.

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    Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong is excited about the addition to his roster.

  • Report: QB Chris Johnson transferring from Baylor to Houston

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Chris Johnson will reportedly leave Baylor.

    According to, Johnson plans to transfer to Houston after graduating from BU this summer. If those plans come to fruition, he will have two years of eligibility remaining for the Cougars and can compete immediately.

    On Chris Johnson leaving #Baylor: Graduating from YIV_FILTER_HOLDER_0001 this summer. Got his release. Going to #Houston. 2 years to play. Expected Y/TE.

    Johnson was thrust into the spotlight late in the 2015 when Baylor’s top two quarterbacks, Seth Russell and Jarrett Stidham, went down with injuries. His first career start came in a huge game at TCU and he struggled, completing only 7-of-24 passes for 62 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the pouring rain as the Bears lost 28-21 in double overtime.

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  • SEC Twitter account posts racy photos in apparent hack

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    A social media nightmare became a reality for the SEC.

    On Saturday morning, the SEC’s official Twitter account posted inappropriate photos of scantily clad women in two separate tweets. The tweets, which were sent out to the account’s 325,000 followers, were up only briefly before being deleted.

    (You can see the NSFW images here, if interested)

    Soon after the posts were deleted, commissioner Greg Sankey apologized and  the conference later said its account was hacked .

    Today an unknown/unauthorized individual accessed @SEC twitter. We apologize for any concern or confusion this caused.

    The SEC Twitter account has been hacked. Our staff is working to correct the problem. Apologies for any concern or confusion this caused.

    Chuck Dunlap, the SEC’s communications director, had a sense of humor about the whole ordeal.

    Sometimes 'I was hacked' is actually true....

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  • Kansas coach David Beaty recruits from a hoverboard (Video)

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    David Beaty’s first season as Kansas didn’t go too well on the field, but that hasn’t stopped him from making progress on the recruiting trail.

    The Jayhawks have already landed 10 verbal commitments for their 2017 class, including five three-star recruits and one four-star recruit. By comparison, by this time last year, the team had just two commitments that ended up signing with the school.

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    Maybe it’s because Beaty does stuff like this:

    @beaty_david My Head Coach🔥🔥🔥 lol!🔴🔵 #RockChalk #JayCrew17

    Yeah, that’s Beaty just casually rolling down the street on a hoverboard while recording a message for Reggie Roberson, a three-star wide receiver commit from Mesquite, Texas.

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  • Report: Miami investigating 2 players for NCAA violations (Update)

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    Update: June 24 - 5:30 p.m. ET

    According to, up to five players could be involved in the same issues that got Young suspended from the team.

    But the announcement immediately jumpstarted speculation of the involvement of an additional player or players. A source told CaneSport that as many as five other players might also be under suspicion of accepting illegal benefits from the same car agency .A separate source told CaneSport that the rumors that basketball players might also be involved are totally false.

    There were no confirmations or denials of any of the rumors from UM except another highly-placed source told CaneSport that there is absolutely no NCAA investigation involving the issue that caused Young's suspension or possibly involving any other UM athletes.

    Defensive end Al Quadin Muhammed, another player named in the report that said Young was being investigated, has not been suspended by Miami.

    Update: June 24 - 1:30 p.m. ET

    According to Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post, Young was not forthcoming during the school's investigation.

    From the Herald:

  • CMU LB Malik Fountain acquitted on assault charges

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    A Central Michigan linebacker accused of punching two women was acquitted on all charges on Thursday.

    According to the Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun, Malik Fountain, a sophomore for the Chippewas, was facing four misdemeanor assault charges - two counts of assault, one count of aggravated assault and one count of jostling - stemming from an alleged December incident at a bar. He was found not guilty after jury deliberations lasted about an hour.

    From the Morning Sun:

    In a move never seen before by defense attorney Joseph Barberi, jurors in the Malik Fountain trial filed out of the Isabella County Courthouse Thursday morning and hugged Fountain, his mother, father, girlfriend and brother.

    As jurors returned not guilty verdicts for two counts of assault, one count of aggravated assault and one count of jostling, Fountain’s parents, Dion Fountain and Pamela Randle, and other relatives, quietly wiped tears from their eyes following Judge Eric Janes’ caution to the gallery to remain calm.

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