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  • Georgia launches house-building campaign for Devon Gales

    Chris Herbert at Dr. Saturday 15 hrs 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 16 hrs 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 2 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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  • Michigan State LB Jon Reschke to seek grad transfer after 'regrettable comment'

    Matt Fortuna at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Michigan State linebacker Jon Reschke is leaving the program after “an insensitive and totally regrettable comment involving a former teammate,” the redshirt senior-to-be said in a statement to several reporters.

    Statement from Jon Reschke, who is no longer part of the MSU football team. pic.twitter.com/AiVyFN3DEi

    — Graham Couch (@Graham_Couch) February 24, 2017

    The 6-foot-2, 227-pound Reschke amassed 101 tackles for his Spartans career, tallying 6.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception. An ankle injury limited Reschke to just two games in 2016.

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    Reschke went on to thank everyone associated with MSU for the greatest four years of his life. He had been a four-star prospect out of Brother Rice (Mich.) High in 2013.

    MSU is slated to open spring practice Saturday.

  • Georgia DT Trenton Thompson withdraws from classes due to medical issue

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    Georgia defensive tackle Trenton Thompson has withdrawn from classes this semester as he deals with a “significant medical issue.”

    After multiple reports emerged Thursday saying Thompson was hospitalized Wednesday night, Georgia athletics said in a statement that Thompson was “recently discharged from the hospital and remains under close medical care.” No details of his condition were provided, other than that it “required emergency hospitalization and extended hospital stay.”

    Wednesday night’s hospital trip stemmed from “an adverse reaction to medications prescribed specifically for his medical condition.” He was released Thursday.

    “With respect to (Wednesday) night’s incident, the physical appearance and behavior described in the UGA PD report is solely related to an adverse reaction to medications prescribed specifically for his medical condition,” UGA’s statement said. “The adverse reaction required emergency transport to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.

    Georgia’s statement said “toxicology tests were negative for OxyContin.”

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  • Latest Ole Miss news brings no shortage of reactions from players, coaches

    Matt Fortuna at Dr. Saturday 3 days ago

    Willie Gay is a four-star outside linebacker from Starkville, Miss., who elected to stay home for college — and boy is he glad he did.

    Gay, you see, committed to Mississippi State on national signing day. But at one point he had been an Ole Miss commit. And in case you haven’t heard, the Rebels aren’t exactly basking in glory these days, which explains why Gay is extra happy with his college choice.

    Thank God for letting me make the decision that I made????????????????????????????

    — Willie Gay Jr. (@WillieYRN) February 22, 2017

    The NCAA added eight allegations of wrongdoing Wednesday to its previous list of 13, charging Ole Miss with a lack of institutional control. The Rebels self-imposed a bowl ban for 2017.

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  • Nebraska assistant Keith Williams sentenced to jail for DUI

    Matt Fortuna at Dr. Saturday 4 days ago

    Nebraska assistant Keith Williams was sentenced to 30 days in jail, three years of probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine Wednesday after he pleaded no contest to third-offense driving under the influence, according to the Lincoln Journal-Star.

    Prosecutors asked that Williams do the time in jail instead of house arrest since he did not serve jail time on two previous drunken-driving convictions, according to the paper. Williams was given time by a judge to apply for house arrest before he reports for jail March 3.

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    Williams would have to serve 23 days, with credit for good time, if he doesn’t get house arrest.

    The 45-year-old Williams had also been charged with careless driving stemming from the Aug. 14 incident, but prosecutors dropped that charge in exchange for his plea to the misdemeanor DUI offense.

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  • Facing lack of institutional control charge from NCAA, Ole Miss imposes bowl ban

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 4 days ago

    Ole Miss confirmed Wednesday that it has received an updated Notice of Allegations (NOA) from the NCAA. As a result, the school announced via a 20-minute video that it has been charged with lack of institutional control and will impose a one-year postseason ban on top of the sanctions it imposed on itself in May 2016.

    As part of that postseason ban, athletic director Ross Bjork said the school “must forfeit,” per SEC rules, its annual portion of SEC postseason football revenue for next year. That figure is “expected to be approximately $7.8 million,” Bjork said.

    In light of the Tunsil incident, Yahoo Sports reported in August that the investigation had expanded with the NCAA interviewing players enrolled at other schools who were recruited by Ole Miss.

    In the video and subsequent transcript released Wednesday, Ole Miss detailed the new allegations, some of which it agrees with while others it will contest in full.