- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 hr 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.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
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.
Urquidez, a native of Copperas Cove, Texas, was one of five former Baylor signees to receive a release from his NLI on Thursday. The 6-foot-7, 300-pound Urquidez was ranked the ninth-best tackle and No. 173 overall in the nation by Rivals.com.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday4 hrs 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.
Maybe it’s because Beaty does stuff like this:
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.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
Baylor and Art Briles are officially done with each other.
The two parties released a joint statement Friday evening announcing their separation. Briles had been suspended with intent to terminate as an independent investigation regarding the school's handling of sexual assault cases had been released in May.
Baylor University and Art Briles have mutually agreed to terminate their employment relationship, effective immediately. Both parties acknowledge that there were serious shortcomings in the response to reports of sexual violence by some student-athletes, including deficiencies in University processes and the delegation of disciplinary responsibilities within the football program. Baylor is addressing these shortcomings and making ongoing improvements.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
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Georgia State, which currently plays at the Georgia Dome, is getting closer to acquiring Turner Field, the home of the Atlanta Braves. The Braves are building a new stadium in Cobb County, Georgia.
The sale of Turner Field to Georgia State could be official "within weeks." https://t.co/JuRQ9iRRnj
In addition to the football stadium, Georgia State could add classrooms, offices and housing once the Braves leave. pic.twitter.com/UEmiWmWbqg
Purdue's Ra'Zahn Howard is reportedly heading to the NFL. He had 20 tackles in 2015 and was to be a senior in 2016.
Due to academic reasons, Purdue DT Ra'Zahn Howard is declaring for next month's supplemental draft, per source. Having pro day in NJ July 8.Sat, Jun 257:15 PM EDTNY Mets at AtlantaPreview Game
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday23 hrs ago
Update: June 24 - 5:30 p.m. ET
According to CaneSport.com, 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
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Clemson students don't have to worry about paying for good seats at football games in 2016.
The school tabled a proposal that would have charged students if they wanted to sit in the lower level of the stadium. The fee would have been $225 and would guarantee students lower-level seats for the entirety of the season.
Upper-deck tickets would have still been free on a first-come, first-serve basis. The student-body elect told the Charleston Post and Courier at the time of the proposal in April that it was like segregating the stadium based on socioeconomic status.
Mind you, that's kind of what happens when a team charges more for seats with a better view.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day 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.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
UConn coach Bob Diaco can make you some presidential pasta.
The coach says he has former President John F. Kennedy's recipe for fettuccine alfredo. Diaco explained how he obtained the recipe in a lengthy Q&A with Sports Illustrated.
It's not mine. And I wasn't there, but the person that told me was one of the greatest, finest men I had met in my life. Jim Hayes, who's a world-renowned lawyer, is a great, great friend. He went to Loras College, a small Jesuit school in Iowa and was president of student body. When JFK was campaigning, doing the Iowa caucus, he did a speech at Loras College. All the finite details, I'm not sure of. But the speech ended and Jim, JFK, the monsignor of the school and another priest find themselves hungry. And there's no place to eat, but they do have access to the cafeteria. JFK says, "You know? How about I cook you guys my Fettuccine Alfredo recipe?" Jim Hayes is taking diligent notes of this moment, and then he taught me.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day 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.
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.
“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.