- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Rutgers wants to play another regular-season game at Yankee Stadium.
Athletic director Pat Hobbs told NJ.com that the Yankees want to "work more closely with us" regarding playing games at the stadium. The Scarlet Knights have played three games at Yankee Stadium including twice in the Pinstripe Bowl. From NJ.com:
"(The Yankees) want to work more closely with us," Hobbs said before throwing out the first pitch alongside Ash on Tuesday. "We want to look at maybe bringing a game here and announcing that sometime down the road. I guess the Yankees see Rutgers is starting to move forward and is a good story so they want to be part of it, too."Wed, May 257:05 PM EDTToronto at NY YankeesPreview Game
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook was arrested Monday on a charge of criminal trespassing in his hometown of Cameron, Texas.
Per the Norman Transcript,Westbrook was released approximately three hours after he was booked.
According to a Milan County (Texas) Jail spokesperson, Westbrook was booked into the jail at 11:30 a.m. on Monday. His bond was approved and he was released at 2:15 p.m.
"We are aware of the situation and are addressing it internally," OU spokesman Mike Houck said.
There are no details currently available regarding the circumstances of Westbrook's arrest. He posted to Twitter on Tuesday about going fishing.
Who trying to go fishing in Cameron??
Westbrook is Oklahoma's leading returning receiver in 2016. He was the team's second-leading pass catcher in 2015 behind Sterling Shepard with 46 catches for 743 yards and four touchdowns.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday8 hrs ago
New Miami coach Mark Richt is making a big donation to his alma mater.
Richt is donating $1 million towards the construction of an indoor practice facility for the Hurricanes. Miami recently announced plans to build one and the Hurricanes are currently the only ACC team without an indoor facility built or currently under construction.
Per CaneSport, Richt told boosters in Chicago last week that he was making the donation. From Miami's Rivals site:
Sources also told CaneSport that Miami is hoping to have the approximate $10 million that it needs pledged to get the pre-construction process of the approximate $27 million project started before the beginning of the 2016 football season as it targets completion before the start of the 2018 season.
- Yahoo Sports Staff at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
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The Pac-12announced a few changes Tuesday, including altering its TV agreements with ESPN and FOX. The modified agreements will reduce the number of late-night football games on Pac-12 Network.
Instead of games starting after 7 p.m. PT, games on Pac-12 Network can now start “either at 2:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. local and overlap with an ESPN or FOX exclusive TV window.”
The Pac-12 has modified its TV agreements with ESPN/FOX to reduce the number of night games on Pac-12 Network. pic.twitter.com/A1kccxfABM
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
Auburn and Rutgers both lost defensive backs to transfer on Tuesday.
At Auburn, Tim Irvin announced on Twitter that he will leave after one season with the Tigers. Irvin played in 10 games for the Tigers last fall and at times was the team’s top nickel cornerback. He finished the season with 18 tackles and two pass breakups.
Afour-star recruit in the 2015 class, the 5-foot-9, 194-pound Irvin chose Auburn after initially committing to Texas.
Meanwhile at Rutgers, safety Davon Jacobs told the Asbury Park Press he will pursue a graduate transfer. The senior said he plans to graduate this summer. If he finishes his degree, Jacobs would be immediately eligible at another FBS school for the 2016 season.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday23 hrs ago
The two misdemeanor charges levied against Georgia defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter have been dropped.
Ledbetter was arrested in March for underage possession of alcohol and false identification, but the case was dismissed Monday. According to the Athens Banner-Herald, the case would have been difficult to prosecute because of how officers “obtained the information determining Ledbetter’s age.” Ledbetter, who police said was “very inebriated,” was arrested after trying to enter a bar.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Duke walk-on defensive end Danny Doyle worked his way to the top of the team’s depth chart by the time spring practice came to an end. This week, Blue Devils head coach David Cutcliffe decided it was time Doyle was rewarded.
With the help of a phone call from Doyle’s parents, Cutcliffe delivered the good news – Doyle has been put on scholarship – during a team meeting. His reaction was priceless. The team’s was too.
Doyle, a 6-foot-1, 215-pound junior, has appeared in only two games during his Duke career. It looks like the Bradenton, Fla., native is in line for a major increase in playing time in 2016.
For more Duke news, visit DevilsIllustrated.com.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Update: 5/24 - 4:50 p.m.
beIN Sports announced further details about its deal with Conference USA. The network said in a releaseit will broadcast 10 Conference USA football games this upcoming season.
Additionally, the network will broadcast "10 men's basketball games, 10 women's basketball games, 12 baseball games, 12 softball games, 10 men's soccer matches, 10 women's soccer matches and 10 volleyball matches" featuring C-USA schools.
"We are very excited about the potential of this partnership with beIN SPORTS," C-USA commissioner Judy MacLeod said in a release. "We are impressed with their quality production and the rapid growth of the network, and we are honored to be their first collegiate conference to build relationships among the fans of our sports."
Original story: 5/17 - 5:30 p.m.
Conference USA’s new television deal reportedly spans four networks, but its value is expected to significantly decline.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Update: 5/24 - 3:45 p.m.
Boston College announced Tuesday that Flutie has been suspended from the team.
"Troy has been suspended from the football team by Coach Steve Addazio pending further investigation and faces the possibility of additional University sanctions pending the outcome of the court proceedings," the athletic department said in a statement.
Flutie is due back in court on June 20.
Original story - 5/23 - 2:45 p.m.
Boston College wide receiver Troy Flutie was arrested for drunk driving over the weekend.
According to the MetroWest Daily News, the 20-year-old Flutie was arrested at 1:05 a.m. Saturday morning in Natick, Mass., and charged with “operating a vehicle under the influence of liquor, possession of an open container of liquor while driving and being a person younger than 21 in possession of liquor.”
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
The forklift driver who accidentally hit Michigan running back Drake Johnson in April thought he hit a starting block in Michigan's indoor track facility instead of Johnson.
The police report regarding the April 13 incident was released Tuesday, and the driver was carrying a cabinet at approximately eye level. From the Detroit News:
According to the police report, the driver of the forklift / utility vehicle, Matt Johnson, said he was “moving a large cabinet and was traveling with the cabinet about eye level. He stopped at the large garage door and a co-worker opened the door for him.”
In the report, Matt Johnson said he drove into the building “and felt a bump, stating he thought he ran over a starting block, when he saw Drake Johnson, a student-athlete, roll from under the forklift. And M. Johnson realized he had ran over Drake Johnson who was sitting on the track floor stretching.”