- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday51 mins ago
Utah quarterback Travis Wilson was cited for possession and consumption of alcohol by a minor Friday night.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the 20-year-old Wilson was attending a Tim McGraw concert in Salt Lake City, was cited into West Valley Justice Court and subsequently “released at the scene.”
Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham released a statement acknowledging the incident.
“We are still in the process of gathering information on the incident,” Whittingham said. “Once we have all the facts, we will handle the situation internally and determine any disciplinary action that should be taken.”
Wilson, a junior, recently was given the thumbs up to continue his playing career after an intracranial artery condition was discovered following a concussion sustained against Arizona State last season. Wilson had thrown for 1,827 yards, 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions before the injury sidelined him for the rest of the season.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Marshall running back Kevin Grooms has been dismissed from the team following a Saturday arrest.
Grooms, C-USA’s Freshman of the Year in 2012, was arrested Saturday on charges of misdemeanor domestic assault by threat, felony burglary and daytime breaking and entering, misdemeanor petit larceny and fleeing on foot. The Marshall athletic department confirmed Grooms dismissal to the Charleston Daily Mail, saying he had been dismissed for a “violation of team rules and policies.”
Grooms time with the Marshall program hasn’t been great off the field.
According to the paper, Saturday’s incident was Grooms’ third arrest since April 2013.
On April 21, 2013, Grooms was arrested on misdemeanor charges of underage drinking and obstruction. He also was one of five people named in a civil suit filed in May seeking damages after a pedestrian claimed Grooms was in a car that struck him “while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, operating said motor vehicle at excessive speed.”
- Christopher Wilson at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
The college football offseason is long and arduous, but its end is almost in sight. We’re going to take a look at five games you have to look forward to for every weekend of the season. (This is also a handy guide to decide how to RSVP for any autumn weddings.)
All times are Eastern and all games are played on Saturday unless otherwise noted.
These games take place the weekend of October 4.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
The highest-rated player in Oklahoma’s 2014 recruiting class is the subject of a police investigation in an assault on a female OU student.
SoonerScoop.com was the first to report that five-star running back Joe Mixon was involved in a “serious altercation” early Friday morning at Pickleman’s Gourmet Café, a restaurant in Norman. Mixon, who was reportedly out celebrating his 18th birthday Thursday night into Friday morning, has not been arrested at the scene and an investigation is underway. Mixon’s attorney, Kevin Finlay that he had been communicating with local police throughout the day Friday.
“We are cooperating with authorities and look forward to resolving this matter,” Finlay said.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 days ago
Georgia linebacker Davin Bellamy was arrested on DUI and speeding charges Saturday morning. He's the second Georgia player to get arrested in less than a week and the seventh Bulldog to be arrested this offseason.
Bellamy was pulled overand, per UGA Sports, was booked at 5:02 a.m. After posting bond, he was released from jail nearly 90 minutes later.
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Both of Bellamy's charges are misdemeanors.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 days ago
In what has been a rough week for the program, Texas finally received some positive news Friday afternoon.
The school announced that two football players, who were not named, have been cleared by the NCAA in regards to allegations that they may have accepted meals that were paid for by an agent.
The statement from Texas, in full, reads:
Earlier this summer, Texas reported a situation to the NCAA involving two Longhorn student-athletes receiving a meal from an agent. That situation has been resolved with NCAA staff and the involved student-athletes are immediately eligible for competition.
Both the Austin American-Statesman and Orangebloods.com reported last week that St. Louis-based agent Justin Bingman tweeted multiple times about having dinner with several Texas players, including linebackers Jordan Hicks and Steve Edmond, in March.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 days ago
A starter on Southern Mississippi’s defense is in hot water after an incident that took place Friday morning.
According to the Sun Herald, cornerback Ed Wilkins, who started nine games for the Golden Eagles in 2013, admitted to police that he and another man “planned an armed robbery” in Hattiesburg, Miss. As a result of the incident, Wilkins, who was booked into jail Friday morning on felony charges, has been indefinitely suspended by the program.
“This is a serious matter,” Southern Miss coach Todd Monken said in a statement. “Ed has been removed from the program while we gather additional information.”
The Sun Herald is reporting that Wilkins, 21, admitted that he, along with 19-year-old Michael Bailey, went to a residence in Hattiesburg “looking to steal money and drugs.”
Here’s how it allegedly went down:
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday2 days ago
Over the years, we’ve seen high school football players use a lot of different gimmicks to announce their collegiate choice, but offensive lineman George Brown set the bar high for any future announcements.
As Brown, a four-star 2015 prospect from Winton Woods High School in Cincinnati, sat behind a table with Alabama, Florida and Kentucky hats lined up, he stood up in front of the crowd and revealed his choice — by holding up what we thought was a live baby alligator.
Upon further review, it's actually illegal to possess an alligator in the state of Ohio, so Brown held up a dwarf caiman furnished by Cool Critters Outreach.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 days ago
An unlikely school shook up the recruiting scene Friday.
Scott Bracey, a wide receiver from Benedictine High School in Richmond, Va., verbally committed to coach David Cutcliffe and the Duke Blue Devils. Bracey is the first commitment for Duke’s 2016 class — and he's a big one.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Bracey, who will be rated as one of the top 25 2016 recruits in the nation when Rivals.com releases its first rankings Monday, chose the defending ACC Coastal Division champions over scholarship offers from more than 25 of the top programs across the country.
Rivals.com Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Analyst Adam Friedman called Bracey “probably the biggest recruit to date” for Cutcliffe and his staff. For Bracey, there was one overriding factor where Duke stood out from the rest.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday3 days ago
Nick Saban is known as a no-nonsense kind of guy, but he shows that he has a pretty good sense of humor from time to time.
The Alabama head coach spent some time at ESPN studios in Bristol, Conn., earlier in the week. During a “Cage Confessional” segment taped with host Colin Cowherd, Saban showed the lighter side of his personality by donning a big, green Luigi hat.
Cowherd also got Saban to admit that he was afraid of Santa Claus as a child. After the two took a selfie, Saban also revealed that when he was nine years old, he became involved with sports because he didn’t want to play the accordion.
That turned out to be a pretty good move.
For more Alabama news, visit TideSports.com.
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