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  • Report: 17 women reported assaults by 19 Baylor players since 2011

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 3 hrs ago

    Nearly 20 Baylor players have been accused of assault since 2011.

    According to the Wall Street Journal, regents for the university say 17 women have accused 19 football players of “sexual or domestic assaults” over the last five years. The report also states that fired coach Art Briles met with Baylor regents in two days before his dismissal.

    Briles was fired after the release of the Pepper Hamilton investigation commissioned by the university into its handling of sexual assault accusations. Among its numerous findings, the summary found, without citing many specifics, that Baylor football staffers hadn’t correctly dealt with accusations of sexual assault.

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  • Florida RB Mark Thompson not playing in UGA game after pot citation

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 5 hrs ago

    Florida running back Mark Thompson isn’t going to Jacksonville for Saturday’s game vs. Georgia.

    According to the Orlando Sentinel, Thompson was cited by school police for marijuana possession just after 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

    UFPD spokesperson Maj. Brad Barber said the officer smelled the odor of marijuana in the car and after a search discovered Thompson in possession of fewer than 20 grams of the substance.

    Thompson was given a notice to appear for the misdemeanor violation and also cited for failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to provide proof of insurance.

    Florida announced Friday morning in an unintentionally funny tweet that Thompson wouldn’t be playing.

    Mark Thompson will not be making the trip to Jacksonville due to some choices and decisions he's made. #Gators

    — Gators Football (@GatorsFB) October 28, 2016

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  • What to Watch: A possible preview of the Pac-12 title game

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 7 hrs ago

    It’s Week 9 and things are starting to get interesting. The first College Football Playoff rankings come out Tuesday, which makes the stakes high, especially for teams such as Washington and Clemson, which both have tough games this weekend.

    The postseason picture should start to become clearer as we head into the final month of the season.

    Here’s what to watch in Week 9:

    Game of the week: No. 4 Washington at No. 17 Utah, 3:30 p.m. ET

    This game marks the toughest test for a Washington team that has essentially cruised through its schedule so far. The Utes are the top team in the Pac-12 South and looking to knock the Huskies not only from the ranks of the unbeaten, but also from the College Football Playoff.

    However, it’s not going to be easy even at a raucous Rice-Eccles Stadium, which will be even more intense with ESPN’s “College GameDay” on campus. Washington has won 10 straight games and has beaten all but one opponent this season by at least 24 points. The Huskies’ defense, which ranks No. 1 in the Pac-12, is allowing just 14.6 points per game and leads the country in turnover margin with 2.0 per game.

    This game could possibly be a preview of the Pac-12 title game in December.

  • Big 12 eschewing division format when title game restarts in 2017

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 8 hrs ago

    The rebirth of the Big 12’s championship game will feature a matchup of the top two teams in the conference.

    The Big 12 said Fridayit wouldn’t move to a division format in 2017 when the championship game comes back. The conference had left open the possibility of creating two five-team divisions and matching up the division winners in the championship game, similar to the North vs. South championship game that happened in the league from 1996-2010.

    Bowlsby’s argument only has merit if the winner of the championship game is worthy of College Football Playoff consideration. If the league’s top team enters the game undefeated and loses to a second-place team with two (or more) losses, it’s doubtful that No. 2 team would be considered for the Playoff barring chaos in the other four Power Five conferences.

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  • After road loss to USC on short rest, Cal coach calls Pac-12 scheduling a 'travesty'

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 8 hrs ago

    Cal coach Sonny Dykes wasn’t pleased with his team’s schedule following its 45-24 loss to USC on Thursday.

    The Bears traveled to Southern Cal after playing Friday night at home vs. Oregon. That game went two overtimes before Cal won 52-49. After losing to the Trojans in a game Cal played with one fewer day of rest than normal, Dykes didn’t mince words, calling it a “travesty” and also a “disaster.”

    “The schedule has just been a disaster,” Dykes said via the Los Angeles Times. “It’s been a mess. It’s been incredibly hard on our kids from an academic standpoint.”

    It wasn’t a typical short week either. Cal is in the midst of fall midterms, so players had a short week and also had to worry about exams. And USC played the game after spending Week 8 on a bye. Cal had a bye before it played Oregon.

    USC ran all over the Bears in the 21-point win. The Trojans had 48 carries for 398 yards; an average of over eight yards a carry.

    From the Times:

    Television obligations leave “not a lot of flexibility,” Scott said

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  • Florida State WR Bobo Wilson out for Clemson game

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 9 hrs ago

    Florida State will be without its No. 2 receiver Saturday vs. Clemson.

    Coach Jimbo Fisher said Thursday that Bobo Wilson would miss the game vs. the No. 3 Tigers. Wilson injured his right foot vs. Wake Forest in Week 7 and hasn’t practice all week after No. 12 FSU’s bye in Week 8.

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    Wilson has 30 catches for 390 yards and a touchdown in 2016. He’s the team’s second-leading receiver behind Travis Rudolph, who has 32 catches for 497 yards and three scores. Wilson is also Florida State’s main punt returner. Wilson has nine returns for 155 yards and a score.

    Fisher mentioned Auden Tate and Nyqwan Murray as players that would see playing time in Wilson’s absence. The two have a combined 13 catches for 225 yards while Tate has four touchdowns.

    Fisher had said before Florida State’s bye that he didn’t expect James to be able to suit up vs. the Tigers, who won last year’s meeting 23-13. It was the Tigers’ first win in the series since 2011.

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  • Pitt's 300-pound offensive lineman scores a TD against Virginia Tech (Video)

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 21 hrs ago

    Pittsburgh offensive tackle Brian O’Neill is becoming quite the offensive weapon for the Panthers this season.

    Early in the fourth quarter against Virginia Tech, O’Neill, who weighs 300 pounds, came off the left edge and into the backfield where he took the handoff from quarterback Nathan Peterman and ran around the right side to the corner of the end zone for a 5-yard score.

    This wasn’t O’Neill’s first touchdown. Against Georgia Tech earlier this season, O’Neill scored a 24-touchdown off a backward pass that he took up the sideline.

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  • Shots fired into Memphis player's car hours after alleged altercation with teammate

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Memphis wide receiver Jae’Lon Oglesby and cornerback Kam Prewitt have been suspended indefinitely after an alleged physical altercation between the two Tuesday.

    Oglesby also told police his car was shot at late Tuesday night after the two had been in their dispute, though he wasn’t sure who fired the shots. From the Memphis Commercial-Appeal:

    Oglesby told police that he was sitting in his apartment in the 600 block of Patterson Street at around 10 p.m. Tuesday when he heard several gunshots outside. He noticed bullet holes in two windows and both of the passenger-side doors of his Nissan Altima, as well as bullet damage to the roof of the car, according to a police report. While he did not see who fired the shots, Oglesby told officers that he had a physical altercation with Prewitt earlier in the day.

    Oglesby's car was shot up outside of his apartment near campus. pic.twitter.com/kHJrTSCw57

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  • Spread Options: Dr. Saturday's Week 9 picks against the spread

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Keep on keeping on with the fading of our picks. We went 3-7 last week for a total record of 29-47-4. Brutal. If we’re terrible in Week 9 we’re going with an opposite week in Week 10.

    Appalachian State at Georgia Southern (OVER 44.5), 7:30 p.m. ET THURSDAY: The Mountaineers are on a four-game winning streak after the shellacking to Miami at home. Georgia Southern broke a three-game losing streak at New Mexico State last week with a 22-19 win. We’re going with the over in this game thinking that Georgia Southern will break Appalachian State’s rush defense. App State is giving up just 124 yards a game on the ground.

    Kentucky (+5) at Missouri, Noon ET: What does Vegas know that this Missouri alum doesn’t? The Tigers defense took a big hit against Middle Tennessee State, giving up 51 points and losing two of its best defenders for the season. The SEC East is still so much of a cluster that the Wildcats are a game out of first with Tennessee and Georgia yet to go while Missouri is the league’s only winless team in conference play.

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  • The Ann Arbor Ruth's Chris is booked solid after the Michigan State game

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Many Michigan fans apparently have already made dinner reservations to celebrate a Wolverine win over 2-5 Michigan State on Saturday. And they’re hoping for a deep discount too.

    The Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Ann Arbor has no open reservations on Open Table from Sunday through Thursday. You may remember the Ruth’s Chris as the restaurant offering patrons a discount equaling undefeated Michigan’s margin of victory(up to 50 percent) after Wolverine games this year.

    The restaurant’s promo first gained notoriety after the Wolverines’ 78-0 win at Rutgers. Even coach Jim Harbaugh took advantage of the discount after the Rutgers game.

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    Word is, the staff was so caught off guard by the response to the promotion the first night, an employee at a rival steak house was tapped to help with food-running.

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