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  • Texas lands 2 more former Baylor signees (Update)

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 17 hrs 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 2 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 2 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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  • NC State to wear throwback uniforms vs. Notre Dame (Photos)

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    When NC State hosts Notre Dame on Oct. 8, the Wolfpack will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first game at Carter-Finley Stadium. In doing so, the team will wear throwback uniforms featuring the program’s classic red diamond logo.

    Closer look at #CF50 throwbacks.

    NC State first used the diamond logo in 1986 and it graced the Wolfpack’s helmet for the following 14 seasons until returning to the block “S” in 2000.

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    “It’s a special year as we honor Carter-Finley’s 50th anniversary,” head coach Dave Doeren said. “To recognize our proud tradition, we have brought back the diamond logo and uniform.”

    Here is how the rest of the uniform combination will look:

    Coming off a 7-6 record in 2015, NC State opens its 2016 campaign at home against William & Mary.

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  • Baylor releases 5 2016 signees from national letters of intent

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    Five signees from Baylor’s 2016 recruiting class have officially been released from their National Letters of Intent.

    The university announced the decision Thursday night, clarifying that the prospects involved were those who “formally requested” their release prior to May 31. The school did not name the prospects in question in a news release, but severaloutlets reported they are defensive back Parrish Cobb, defensive back Donovan Duvernay, offensive lineman Patrick Hudson, running back Kameron Martin and offensive lineman J.P. Urquidez.

    Those five players have been granted a full release, Baylor affiliate confirmed with the National Letter of Intent office. They are now free to completely re-open their recruiting process and sign with any other institution.

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  • Dismissed Michigan OL says he's headed to Akron

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    It appears former Michigan offensive lineman Logan Tuley-Tillman is staying in the Midwest.

    Tuley-Tillman, who was dismissed from Michigan in September 2015, announced on Twitter Wednesday night that he will continue his career at Akron as a graduate transfer.

    “Finally done with my bachelors and happy to join @ZipsFB and get back to work,” Tuley-Tillman tweeted.

    Tuley-Tillman was dismissed by Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh for “conduct unacceptable for a Michigan student-athlete.” A few months later, specifics emerged when Tuley-Tillman was charged with three felonies for filming sex with a woman without her consent.

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  • Projected Michigan State starter gets sixth year

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 5 days ago

    Michigan State received some good news on Tuesday.

    The program announced that offensive lineman Brandon Clemons, an expected starter, has officially been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. Clemons has appeared in 32 games during his Spartans career and was listed as a starter at right guard during spring practice.

    The 6-foot-3, 303-pound Clemons missed most of his redshirt freshman season (2012) due to a foot injury, allowing him to pursue a medical redshirt. He graduated in December 2015, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

    Clemons began his career on the defensive line and saw action in six games in 2013 before moving to the other side of the ball in 2014. He played in 13 games in 2014 and became more of a regular presence in the line rotation last year throughout Big Ten play.

    Davis was an honorable mention all-Big Ten selection in 2014 but missed the 2015 season after tearing his ACL during preseason practice. He is allowed to practice with the team while the eligibility process plays out. 

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