Dr. Saturday

  • Rutgers lands Miami RB transfer Gus Edwards

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 12 hrs ago

    Former Miami running back Gus Edwards has found a new home for his final season of college football.

    Edwards, who gained 977 yards and scored 12 touchdowns over three seasons for the Hurricanes, told ScarletNation.com he will play for Rutgers for Chris Ash, who is entering his second season as the program’s head coach. Edwards, a native of Staten Island, New York, is excited to play closer to home.

    “It is a great opportunity to get back home for my last year and be closer to my family. I really like where Coach Ash has the program heading,” Edwards said. “Coach [Jerry] Kill is going to come in and do a great job with the offense and I have a great bond with the running backs coach [Lester Erb]. I think I could learn a lot from him. I think I could come in and make an impact.”

    Rutgers Nation welcome Gus Edwards @GodsGiftGUS! #RUK17IGHTED pic.twitter.com/fbccjzaihl

    The Scarlet Knights went 2-10 in 2016.

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  • Tennessee WR Jauan Jennings has pot charge dismissed

    Matt Fortuna at Dr. Saturday 13 hrs ago

    A misdemeanor charge for marijuana possession has reportedly been dismissed against Tennessee receiver Jauan Jennings.

    The charge was dismissed Monday on payment of court costs, the Knox County General Sessions Court Clerk’s office confirmed to the Knoxville News Sentinel.

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    Jennings made a court appearance on national signing day after he received a citation for marijuana possession on Jan. 15. He had been stopped by an officer after he was driving the wrong way on a one-way street. Jennings didn’t have his identification and was unable to remember his social security number when asked.

    Jennings had 40 catches for 580 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore in 2016.

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  • Baylor releases statement in response to Texas lawmakers’ calls for financial sanctions, investigation

    Matt Fortuna at Dr. Saturday 13 hrs ago

    Baylor released a statement Monday in response to a resolution filed by a Texas lawmaker that called on the governor to request a Texas Rangers investigation into whether the school had obstructed justice in responding to reports of rape.

    The school said it renews its pledge to extend full cooperation to authorities surrounding sexual assaults within the campus community, adding that the Office of Civil Rights will have representatives on campus this week.

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    “Our hearts are heavy at the thought of anyone experiencing sexual assault within the Baylor Family,” the school said. “As we have said previously, any such acts are reprehensible and unacceptable. The University remains committed to eliminating all forms of sexual and gender-based harassment and discrimination within our campus community.

    “We continue to outline the unprecedented actions that Baylor has taken in response to the issue of sexual assaults involving our campus community.”

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  • Duke QB Thomas Sirk to pursue graduate transfer

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 18 hrs ago

    Thomas Sirk, the Duke quarterback who was granted a sixth season of eligibility back in November, is leaving the school.

    With Daniel Jones entrenched as the starting quarterback, Duke announced Monday that the oft-injured Sirk will pursue a graduate transfer for the 2017 season. Sirk missed the entire 2016 season because of an Achilles injury — the third of his career.

    Sirk previously suffered a right Achilles injury in 2013 and missed that season. He returned in 2014 and was the top backup behind Anthony Boone, when he saw quite a bit of action in short-yardage packages as a runner (he led the team with eight rushing touchdowns). In 2015, Sirk threw for 2,625 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also led the team with 803 yards and eight scores rushing.

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  • Ex-Rutgers QB Chris Laviano reportedly heading to San Diego State

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 18 hrs ago

    Former Rutgers quarterback Chris Laviano has reportedly found a landing spot.

    Multiple reports say Laviano, who started 18 straight games for the Scarlet Knights over the last two seasons, will transfer to San Diego State. As a graduate transfer, Laviano would be eligible to suit up immediately for the Aztecs in 2017.

    Laviano was the team’s starter in 2015 and began the 2016 season in that role, but was benched in favor of Giovanni Rescigno in October. True freshman Tylin Oden and TCU graduate transfer Zach Allen also saw time at QB for Rutgers, which finished 2-10 overall and 0-9 in Big Ten play in Chris Ash’s first season as head coach.

    Overall, Laviano threw for 3,102 yards, 21 touchdowns and 15 interceptions while completing 55.8 percent of his passes during his time at Rutgers.

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  • Georgia launches house-building campaign for Devon Gales

    Chris Herbert at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    The heartwarming connection between Devon Gales and Georgia continues.

    The former Southern University football player fractured a vertebra while covering a kickoff against Georgia over a year and a half ago. Since that frightening afternoon, Georgia has stood by Gales’ side, from sending him to Shepard Center, a brain and spine hospital in Atlanta, to Georgia staff visiting with him, to paying for Gales’ parents trips to visit their son.

    Gales has become part of the UGA family ever since the injury.

    On Saturday, Gales received an NCAA Sportsmanship Award during a Georgia basketball game, but the award was not the highlight of the day. The University of Georgia Athletic Association announced a campaign to raise $500,000 for a handicap accessible house for Gales and his family.

    UGAAA Launches Drive to “Build a Dawg House” For Devon Gales Family pic.twitter.com/ChxTCZHyq6

  • Mike Gundy wonders if Oklahoma State played on 'level playing field' against Ole Miss in Sugar Bowl

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Mike Gundy has some thoughts.

    Whether he is offering hot takes about Big 12 expansion, millennials, or lamenting his team’s controversial “loss” to Central Michigan, the Oklahoma State head coach is never afraid to speak his mind.

    So when asked by Tulsa World columnist Bill Haisten about the NCAA issues at Ole Miss — the football program is facing 21 violations and has self-imposed a one-year bowl ban — Gundy looked back to the Cowboys’ 2016 Sugar Bowl loss to the Rebels and wondered if his team competed on a “level playing field.”

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  • Arizona signee will be first active openly gay FBS scholarship player

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Arizona incoming freshman My-King Johnson will make history when he joins the team this summer. The defensive end will be the first openly gay scholarship player on a major college football team.

    Johnson discussed his sexuality with the Arizona Daily Star in a feature posted Saturday. Johnson said he told those around him he was gay when he was 12, and Arizona knew about it when recruiting him. And, as it should be, nothing changed about his scholarship offer.

    When Johnson told UA assistant Vince Amey about his sexuality while being recruited, the coach’s reaction — “We want you to be a Wildcat” — was exactly what he wanted to hear.

    Now, the 17-year-old is an unintentional trailblazer.

    “I do feel like when I say that, it can put a target on my back,” Johnson said about being open about his sexuality.

    “But whatever.”

    Johnson is a three-star recruit according to Rivals and part of an Arizona recruiting class that ranked No. 36 in the class of 2017.

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  • Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested Saturday morning in Fayetteville, Arkansas, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s office.

    The booking log on the sheriff’s website said Mayfield was booked at 8:21 a.m. on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest. Per the site, he was arrested by the Fayetteville Police Department. A hearing is set for Monday morning.

    Per the police report obtained by ESPN, police encountered Mayfield at approximately 2:30 a.m. after someone reported an assault. Mayfield said he tried to break up the altercation and was asked to stay to give a statement. He started screaming “profanities” per the statement and did not stay.

    All four of the charges are misdemeanors.

    Regarding Baker Mayfield's fleeing charge… Just checked w/ Fayetteville PD, who checked w/ booking. They say it's misdemeanor, not felony.

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  • Legislator seeks Texas Rangers investigation into Baylor scandal

    Matt Fortuna at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    A Texas legislator has filed a resolution urging the governor to direct the Texas Rangers with investigating Baylor’s sexual assault scandal.

    Rep. Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio) filed House Resolution 664 on Friday in the Texas House of Representatives calling upon Gov. Greg Abbott to direct the Texas Rangers “with investigating the obstruction of justice surrounding the sexual assault of young female students at Baylor.”

    “Over the last year, we have discovered the most horrific facts concerning rampant sexual assault and efforts by Baylor University administration to discourage and retaliate against sexual assault victims,” the resolution states.

    Gutierrez’s office plans on sending Abbot a letter detailing his concerns and his call to action, according to the Dallas Morning News, which says that Gutierrez will hold a news conference Monday with other legislators who support the Texas Rangers investigating the matter.

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