- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday17 mins ago
During last weekend’s upset win against USC, Boston College wore red bandana-inspired helmets, gloves, socks and cleats to honor Former Boston College lacrosse player Welles Crowther.
The additions were supposed to be a one-time deal, but Boston College has decided to keep the inspirational adornment s around for the rest of the season.
Crowther was killed during the attacks of Sept. 11, but saved at least a dozen people before the south World Trade Center tower collapsed. Crowther was known for carrying a red banana that his father gave him as a child. He was wearing it while saving people during the attacks.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday59 mins ago
Florida State has suspended starting quarterback Jameis Winston for the first half of Saturday's game against No. 22 Clemson a day after Winston shouted a sexually explicit phrase in the middle of the student union on Tuesday.
Coach Jimbo Fisher, who was asked about the incident on the ACC teleconference, said he spoke to Winston, and was still mulling punishment.
"We're deciding. We're talking and things (are) going on right now," Fisher said of Winston's status before the punishment was announced. "It's not something that we want or are indicative of. And it's not a good decision. It was something that had to be addressed."
This is the first suspension of any kind for Winston.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
And then there were two.
After just three weeks of the 2014 college football season, only two of 14 Big Ten teams remain unbeaten – Nebraska and Penn State.
The conference’s general ineptitude has been a big story his year. Big Ten teams have gone an awful 1-10 against Power Five schools so far, but Nebraska’s Saturday night home matchup against Miami has the potential to turn the tides a bit for the downtrodden Big Ten.
The Huskers are coming off a dominant 55-19 road win over a bad Fresno State team. It was a good way to bounce back from a near disaster against FCS McNeese State. If not for a heroic effort from standout running back Ameer Abdullah on the game-winning late fourth quarter score against McNeese, the overall scope of the Huskers’ season thus far would look drastically different.
Nonetheless, Bo Pelini knows his team needs to kick it up a notch with Fresno State in the rearview mirror and the Hurricanes coming to Lincoln.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Notre Dame president Fr. John Jenkins said Tuesday that the university's academic investigation into some football players involves a student who was employed by the athletic department.
Jenkins spoke to Notre Dame faculty on Tuesday and said the athletic department became aware of “a potentially problematic situation involving a current student athlete as well as a student who served for a brief time as a paid student employee of the athletic department, although that position had no role in academic tutoring or advising of student athletes.”
Jenkins said he didn’t think there had been any improprieties by members of Notre Dame’s fulltime staff, but that because this student was earning money for his work, the NCAA could consider his or her involvement an “extra benefit,” which would be an NCAA violation.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Texas A&M WR Speedy Noil will probably miss Saturday's game against SMU after he suffered a knee injury against Rice.
Kevin Sumlin announced Tuesday that Noil, a freshman, would likely not play.
Sumlin says Speedy Noil is probably out this week, and some reports on his injury are "completely false."
Noil has been reported to suffer a sprained MCL and could miss 3-5 weeks with the injury. Sumlin said Noil's injury would be evaluated after the SMU game.
Texas A&M laid down new sod on the field as part of renovations to Kyle Field. The new turf coupled with heavy rains in the days before the game meant the field was comung up in chunks against Rice. According to Texas A&M's athletic director, doctors said any injuries sustained in the game had nothing to do with the field conditions.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
As Kansas' 41-3 loss to Duke was ending on Saturday, Scott Paradise, like many Kansas fans, was frustrated.
The Jayhawks haven't won a game on the road since Mark Mangino, now Iowa State's offensive coordinator, was the head coach. Simply put, since Mangino led the Jayhawks to the 2008 Orange Bowl and parted ways with the school in 2009, the Jayhawks have been one of the worst programs Power Five programs in college football.
Paradise took out his frustration in an email to Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger. The subject of the email was "FIRE WEIS." Straight and to the point in reference to Kansas coach Charlie Weis. Tuesday, per the Kansas City Star, Paradise got a reply from an assistant with Zenger's name attached to it.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
Texas A&M P Drew Kaser is not letting the season get in the way of his Heisman campaign.
Kaser and A&M have been campaigning for his Heisman candidacy since the beginning of the season and he recently walked around the Texas A&M campus with a sandwich board to continue the awareness for his Heisman candidacy.
Given the emergence of Kenny Hill as A&M's QB (and third-favorite for the Heisman), Kaser needs to do all the campaigning he can. He's being overshadowed.
OK, OK, the Kaser for Heisman movement is a giant joke. A punter simply doesn't have a chance to win the trophy. But that's what makes Kaser and Texas A&M's perserverance so funny. He got some interesting looks while parading around A&M. Hill could have been mobbed had he done that.
Before the season begain, Kaser even wore a "Punters are People Too" shirt as part of his push.
Texas A&M punter Drew Kaser begins lobbying for Heisman Trophy candidacy. pic.twitter.com/w2K5x3tNdx
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday12 hrs ago
Fresno State is looking for a backup kicker and you could be it.
The Bulldogs, who only have two kickers on their roster — freshman walk-on Kody Kroening and punter Garrett Swanson — are holding open tryouts for all fulltime students with kicking experience.
Yes, it’s come to this.
Earlier this month, starting kicker Colin McGuire left the program to deal with “personal issues with his family.”
“We really appreciate the contributions from Colin over the last year and a half — he helped us win a Mountain West Conference championship,” coach Tim DeRuyter told the Fresno Bee at the time. “We let him have a couple of weeks off during training camp this year to deal with some personal issues with his family. We thought we were over the hump, but clearly he has to spend some more time taking care of that and we wish him all the best as he deals with this difficult time in his life.”
McGuire did play in the season opener against USC and made one of his two extra point attempts. In his absence, Kroening has performed well. He’s made all five of his extra point attempts and one of his two field goals.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday17 hrs ago
Texas’ game against UCLA over the weekend got off to a strange start before the opening kickoff even took place. Before Jerry Neuheisel led the Bruins to a comeback win, it was the coin toss – yes, the coin toss – that managed to gather some headlines.
Texas captain Desmond Jackson somehow managed to botch the coin toss so UCLA received the kickoff to begin both halves. Jackson, a senior defensive tackle, apologized to Texas fans for the gaffe via Twitter on Tuesday.
To everyone including longhorn nation.. That's my fault on the coin toss.. You live and you learn. It won't happen again.
People never can talk about their own mistakes but wanna talk about everyone else.. I'm human an sometimes you freeze up an make mistakes..
So I learn from it. And I'm moving forward and continue to be one of the best d-lineman and best teammate I can be in the country.God bless
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
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For nearly a year, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has been exhaustive telling everyone who would listen — and that's a lot of us — that quarterback Jameis Winston is a really mature guy.
And habitually, Winston proves his coach wrong.
The Heisman Trophy winner’s latest act of immaturity came Tuesday when he reportedly stood up on a table in the Florida State student union and yelled an obscene phrase at the top of his lungs.
Winston’s choice of phrase wasn’t random. It came from a fake newscast video that surfaced earlier this year (please note that the link contains obscene language). The phrase was then turned into a meme and people then thought it was funny and cool to yell it during live newscasts… and apparently in student unions.