- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday40 mins ago
Suspended Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of resisting arrest and battery of a police officer after his weekend arrest.
Butler was arrested outside of a South Bend, Indiana, bar on Friday evening. He allegedly pushed a woman involved in a fight outside the bar. He then allegedly became unruly when approached by police and pushed a police officer before allegedly striking the officer again after he was tackled.
The officer used a taser on Butler after he claimed Butler ripped his belt off of him. Per the South Bend Tribune, Aaron Knepper, the officer involved in the incident with Butler has been involved in three prior allegations of misconduct.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell says he’s transferring from Michigan and re-opening his recruitment. Mitchell, an early-enrollee at UM, is currently suspended by the Wolverines.
All love for the people of Michigan and U of M ???????? pic.twitter.com/dATIELCJQe
— Ahmir_SoDevoted (@TheDeuce_2_Nice) August 24, 2016
Mitchell was a four-star recruit in the class of 2016, according to Rivals. A native of New Jersey, he was ranked as the No. 30 wide receiver in the country and the No. 4 prospect in New Jersey. Mitchell committed to Michigan in October and enrolled at the school in January.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Washington State starting defensive back Shalom Luani was charged with second-degree felony assault early Wednesday morning after getting into a fight at a Domino’s Pizza near campus.
According to PullmanRadio.com, Luani became verbally abusive because his order was taking too long. A manger offered Luani his money back, but Luani continued to be confrontational.
Several patrons in the restaurant asked Luani to leave, including a 20-year-old Washington State student who was struck by Luani. The two men went outside where Luani broke the man’s nose. The man was treated at Pullman Regional Hospital.
Pullman Police arrived at Domino’s and found Luani, whom police say was under the influence of alcohol, cooperative. He was arrested and released.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
There are a lot of familiar faces in new places in 2016. Here’s a guide to 15 players who have transferred over the past two seasons and are expected to play big roles at their new schools.
While undergraduate transfers are required to sit out a season before being eligible to play, graduate transfers can play immediately at their new schools. So a few of the players on this list were playing games in 2015, including some quarterbacks who hope to take advantage of their new surroundings.
RB Duke Catalon, Texas to Houston: Can Houston have two 1,000 yard rushers in 2016? Quarterback Greg Ward ran for 1,114 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2015 and Catalon, a Texas transfer, seems a good bet to join him in the 1,000 yard club. Houston heads into 2016 without running backs Kenneth Farrow (958 yards, 10 TDs) and Ryan Jackson (395 yards, 4 TDs), so Catalon can be the undisputed No. 1. His success may determine if Houston can repeat its breakout 2015.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
Arkansas quarterback Rafe Peavey announced via Twitter he was leaving the Razorbacks to join SMU.
Thank you to the state of Arkansas!! pic.twitter.com/4W1rUZokcl
— Rafe Peavey (@IThrowFootballs) August 24, 2016
Peavey was competing for the backup job behind Austin Allen, who was named starter back in the spring. Peavey had also said in previous interviews that despite not being the starter, he had no intention of leaving the program.
“I’m going to stay regardless,” Peavey told the Arkansas News in April. “Been committed here since sophomore year of high school. I’ve never had any doubt. This is the place God wants me to be. I have faith in that.”
Peavey was the No. 2 quarterback coming out of spring, but an offseason back issue pushed him back into a competition with Ty Storey and Cole Kelley. Peavey had participated in limited practice during fall camp while recovering.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
Former Cal running back and five-time Pro Bowler Marshawn Lynch practiced with his alma mater in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday. The Bears open the 2016 season against Hawaii in Australia on Saturday (or Friday in the United States).
— Cal Football (@CalFootball) August 22, 2016
— Cal Football (@CalFootball) August 23, 2016
Coach Sonny Dykes told ESPN.com that Lynch has served as a mentor for the players and an ambassador for the team.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
Almost a year after being fired at Illinois, coach Tim Beckman has found another job.
According to the News-Gazette, Beckman has joined the North Carolina staff as a volunteer assistant with the defensive staff. North Carolina officials confirmed the report.
Beckman was fired last August after an external review into allegations found he discouraged players from reporting injuries. At the time, athletic director Mike Thomas stated that Beckman was terminated “based on the health and well-being of our student-athletes” and that “the findings don’t reflect the culture we are building with Illinois athletics.” Thomas was fired months later.
Beckman, who went 12-25 overall with the Illini and 4-20 in Big Ten, denied the allegations.
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora and Beckman do have a history as they worked together at Oklahoma State in 2007.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
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So, this guy made a recreation of the Nebraska-BYU Hail Mary ending from last year with Lego animation and it’s as awesome as you’d think it would be.
A video posted by Jared Jacobs (@goldyeller) on Aug 23, 2016 at 8:46am PDT
Like that one? He did one for the botched punt between Michigan and Michigan State, too.
A video posted by Jared Jacobs (@goldyeller) on Aug 15, 2016 at 6:13am PDT
Did you see Nebraska’s new uniforms? If you didn’t they’re pretty swell. As is the video to promote them.
Rep the N, shine bright.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
The lawyer for deceased Central Florida player Ereck Plancher had strong words for the university when he learned the school was erecting a statue of former coach George O’Leary.
Plancher collapsed and died in 2008 during an offseason practice because of complications from sickle cell trait. UCF’s athletic association was found negligent and Plancher’s family was awarded $10 million by a jury in 2011.
While O’Leary was not sanctioned in the judgment, several players testified that he was at the practice and did little to help Plancher when he noticed he was laboring.
“They ought to erect a statue to Ereck Plancher,” attorney Steve Yerrid told CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd on Tuesday. “Instead they’re erected a statue to the coach who watched it? Pitiful.”
“I tell you what, ‘[UCF] can go to hell.’”
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday23 hrs ago
Nebraska will wear white alternative uniforms against Northwestern on Sept. 24 that feature red numbers and lettering with silver accents and trim.
According to Adidas the uniforms were, “Developed in collaboration with the University of Nebraska athletic department, and inspired by the city of Lincoln, Nebraska, also know as the “Star City,” the new Husker Chrome alternate uniform blends crisp, modernized design with a tribute to Nebraska’s clean, classic signature look.
“The special edition alternative uniform is centered around a pristine white colorway with metallic accents to create a bold alternate look for the Cornhuskers. The modernized style features metallic red numbering with metallic chrome outlining on the jersey and is accented with metallic chrome stripes on both the jersey and the pants. Additional detailing includes an oversized, metallic red bold “N” logo that seamlessly aligns with the pant stripes.