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  • Oregon players injured during workouts released from hospital

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 1 hr ago

    The three Oregon football players who were hospitalized following strenuous workouts last week have been released from the hospital.

    According to The Oregonian, tight end Cam McCormick and offensive lineman Sam Poutasi, both redshirt freshmen, were no longer hospitalized as of Friday morning. Senior offensive lineman Doug Brenner was released Tuesday, a hospital spokesperson told the paper. The three had been treated after dealing with extreme soreness following a series of conditioning workouts led by new Ducks strength coach Irele Oderinde.

    Oderinde, who came to Oregon alongside new head coach Willie Taggart from South Florida, was suspended for a month without pay by the university on Tuesday.

    Taggart issued an apology.

    For more Oregon news, visit DuckSportsAuthority.com.

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  • Mike Leach has some hot takes about the offenses of the SEC

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 2 hrs ago

    New Ole Miss offensive coordinator Phil Longo is following a path very similar to Washington State head coach Mike Leach from 20 years ago.

    Longo is making the jump from the FCS level, where he was the OC at Sam Houston State, to the SEC. Leach, in 1996, made the move from Division II Valdosta State to Kentucky. After meeting Leach at a coaching clinic during Leach’s time at UK, Longo modeled his offense — a variation of which he’ll run at Ole Miss — after Leach’s air raid spread scheme.

    Leach, in a story about Longo in the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, said there’s no reason to doubt a coach making the leap from a small school to the SEC. Leach always speaks his mind, and he was very blunt in his assessment of the SEC and the perception of the league throughout college football.

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    Leach certainly seems to think it will.

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  • No more spring break in Florida for Michigan as off-campus practice rule passes

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 3 hrs ago

    If Jim Harbaugh had plans to take his team out of Ann Arbor for a portion of spring practice beyond this year, he’ll need to change his plans.

    At the NCAA convention Friday in Nashville, the Power Five conferences voted to prohibit off-campus practice during a vacation period outside of a team’s championship season. The legislation, which was proposed by the Pac-12, passed via a 58-to-22 vote.

    Autonomy conferences pass, 58 to 22, prohibition of off-campus practice during a vacation period outside the championship season. #NCAAConv

    — Inside the NCAA (@InsidetheNCAA) January 20, 2017

    The proposal was brought forth after Michigan brought part of its spring practice schedule to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. IMG has one of the top high school football programs in the country and has a roster full of Division I talent. The move caused quite a bit of uproar across college football last year.

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  • Record-setting WMU kicker Butch Hampton leaves school to pursue soccer

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 4 hrs ago

    Butch Hampton set the Mid-American Conference record for points during his freshman season at Western Michigan.

    He won’t have the chance to break it.

    Hampton, who put up 128 points kicking for the Broncos, told MLive.com he is leaving WMU to return to his home state of Oklahoma and play soccer for his father, who coaches at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

    “I just want to make it clear that I didn’t leave Western because I was unhappy,” Hampton said. “I absolutely loved it there. Teammates, coaches, schooling; it was just a change of heart for me.”

    Hampton’s best game was the MAC title game, when he connected on all five of his attempts to help the Broncos win their first conference championship since 1988. His five field goals were a record for the MAC title game.

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  • Surgery for Luke Del Rio could open the door for Feleipe Franks at QB for Florida

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 22 hrs ago

    When healthy in 2016, Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio didn’t do enough to lock up the starting gig heading into 2017.

    Del Rio was up-and-down in six starts, but missed time because of knee and shoulder injuries. He was set to enter a competition with redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks, a heralded four-star recruit, but that shoulder will delay that competition until the fall, leaving an opening for Franks to make his presence known.

    Florida announced Thursday that Del Rio had successful surgery on Wednesday on his non-throwing shoulder. The injury will cause him to miss spring camp, leaving the door open for Franks and fellow redshirt freshman Kyle Trask to take the majority of the reps.

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    If not, McElwain could opt for the veteran presence of Del Rio while bringing Franks along slowly.

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  • Report: Additional ex-Title IX officer at Baylor filed federal complaints vs. school

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Another former member of Baylor’s Title IX department has accused the school of wrongdoing.

    According to ESPN’s Outside the Lines, Gabrielle Lyons — who worked with former Title IX coordinator Patty Crawford at the school — initially filed a Title IX complaint against the school in April after she left in November of 2015. She then accused the school of intimidation and discrimination in a December complaint filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

    Last spring, Lyons reached out to a campus sexual assault advocacy group called End Rape on Campus to file a Title IX complaint against Baylor on her behalf to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. She worked with the group rather than file her own complaint because at the time, she feared retaliation and hoped to remain anonymous.

    The report notes Lyons was the unnamed investigator in a November Baylor statement that said a staffer resigned after being frustrated with the school and Crawford.

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  • Ricky Williams was stopped by Tyler police while in town for awards banquet

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Former Texas running back and Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams was searched by Tyler (Texas) police in the parking lot of his hotel after he went for a walk in the city on Jan. 11.

    Williams was in town for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Awards. He was staying at a Courtyard Marriott on the south side of the city and decided to go for a walk to kill some time before the ceremony that evening. As he returned to his hotel, he was stopped by multiple officers responding to a report of a “suspicious person.”

    The 1998 Heisman winner said he went to walk in a wooded area near the hotel, but then thought better of it when he saw houses that backed up to the woods and heard a dog barking.

    “I realized at the moment I’m a black man walking in the south and there’s a dog barking,” Williams told Austin radio station KLBJ on Wednesday.

    ” … I started to realize there’s something going on here. So I say ‘OK, I’m not going to walk over here because it doesn’t feel comfortable’ and I turn and I just take a walk around the neighborhood.”

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  • As Ole Miss NCAA case drags on, state rep introduces bill to speed up process

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    A Mississippi state representative wants NCAA investigations to take place within a specific timeframe.

    Mississippi Rep. Trey Lamar (R) has introduced a bill that would, according to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, “force under the threat of financial penalty for the NCAA ‘to complete its investigation, present findings to the NCAA Committee on Infractions and to render its final decision either imposing penalties for the violations proven in the investigation process or dismissal of the allegations’ within nine months of a member institution’s response to a letter of inquiry.”

    Guess what? Ole Miss is currently in the midst of an NCAA investigation that was extended following the May revelations regarding the football program. And you really won’t believe this, but Lamar went to Ole Miss and played football for the Rebels.

    For more Ole Miss news, visit RebelGrove.com.

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  • Players from D2 champion Northwest Missouri State injured in car crash

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Northwest Missouri State players Cole Forney and Jacob Vollstedt suffered injuries after the car they were driving in on a Missouri interstate hit a slick spot and overturned Tuesday night.

    According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Forney was driving his truck south on I-29 where it slid off the road after hitting the slick spot. The truck then hit a concrete barrier. Per Kansas City’s Fox 4,Forney was ejected from the truck while Vollstedt was still inside as it overturned and burst into flames after impact.

    Forney suffered serious injuries in the crash and, per Northwest Missouri State coach Rich Wright, was transferred from a hospital in St. Joseph, Missouri to the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. Wright said Vollstedt had been released.

    Jake has been released. Cole is at KU med & stabilized. Please keep Cole & his family in your prayers. Will update as we know more. ???????? https://t.co/mUu4FLmWZY

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  • Washington and Colorado open 2017 Pac-12 play with title game rematch

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Washington and Colorado will begin the 2017 Pac-12 conference schedule much the way they ended 2016.

    The two participants in the 2016 Pac-12 Championship Game will meet in Boulder on Sep. 23 in the conference opener for each team. Washington beat Colorado 41-10 to win the 2016 Pac-12 title and head to the College Football Playoff.

    The first Pac-12 game of the season will pit Stanford and USC in Week 2. The Trojans’ schedule is notable as their bye week comes on Nov. 25, the final week of the college football season. USC will play 13-straight games to open the season before having a week off before a potential Pac-12 title game appearance.

    The Trojans’ schedule also includes a road trip to Washington State on a short week after playing at Cal. Perhaps USC coach Clay Helton will have the same gripes former Cal coach Sonny Dykes did about Pac-12 scheduling.

    Here’s the entire Pac-12 conference schedule for 2017 below. The title game will either be on Friday, Dec. 1 or Saturday, Dec. 2 and televised on ESPN.

    Sep. 9 Stanford at USC

    Sep. 22 Utah at Arizona