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  • Oklahoma Supreme Court rules tape of OU RB punching woman must be released

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 hrs ago

    The public has a right to see the surveillance tape of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a woman in the summer of 2014 according to the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

    The court ruled Tuesday the video, which hasn’t been released, must be available to the public. Mixon was suspended for the 2014 season after the incident, which left the woman with reported facial fractures.

    The city of Norman, Okla., has sought to keep open-records laws from being applicable to the video.

    From the Tulsa World:

    It’s unclear, however, if the video will be immediately released. One Norman city official said an appeal for a re-hearing of the ruling remains possible, which could delay release of the video until at least January 2017.

    The right to view the tape made it to the Supreme Court following a suit by the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters. The association has contended that since it has to do with Mixon’s arrest on misdemeanor assault charges, the tape is part of the public record.

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  • Michigan State DT Malik McDowell heading to NFL

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 3 hrs ago

    Michigan State defensive tackle Malik McDowell won’t be returning to East Lansing, Mich., for his senior year. He’s heading to the NFL.

    McDowell posted his intentions to Twitter on Tuesday.

    #GoGreen #GoWhite pic.twitter.com/6jdVinhVXQ

    — 4️⃣ (@MSU_LEEK4) December 6, 2016

    McDowell had 34 total tackles in 2016 and seven tackles for loss in nine games. He missed three games because of an ankle injury though was still a second-team All-Big Ten selection by the conference’s coaches.

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    His statistics were a good per-game follow to a monster sophomore campaign that included 41 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and an interception that was returned for a touchdown in 14 games.

    McDowell will likely be an early pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

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  • Official: Baylor hires Temple's Matt Rhule as head coach

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 3 hrs ago

    Baylor has found its new coach.

    The school announced Tuesday that it has hired Temple’s Matt Rhule. Rhule has led the Owls to back-to-back 10-win seasons, including this year’s American Athletic Conference title. He will be introduced at Baylor on Wednesday.

    In four years at Temple, his first head-coaching job, Rhule, 41, has a 28-23 record and won the AAC East title in the last two seasons. Rhule was an assistant at Temple from 2006-2011 and also had stints as an assistant with the New York Giants and at Western Carolina, UCLA and Buffalo. He played collegiately at Penn State.

    OFFICIAL: We have our new Head Football Coach. Welcome to Matt Rhule and his family. #SicEm ????

    ???? https://t.co/PSK4tvRjrS pic.twitter.com/5hlVcvEK8c

    — Baylor Football (@BUFootball) December 6, 2016

    Before Briles’ removal, Baylor had won at least 10 games in three straight seasons, including Big 12 titles in 2013 and 2014.

  • Notre Dame grad transfer QB Malik Zaire reportedly lining up visits

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 4 hrs ago

    Former Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire is already lining up visits.

    After being granted his release from the Irish last week, Zaire plans to visit Wisconsin and North Carolina this week, IrishIllustrated.com and ESPN.com are reporting. Both reports say Zaire is expected to make the trip to Madison to visit the Badgers on Wednesday before heading south to UNC on Friday.

    Zaire’s release from Notre Dame apparently is without restriction. That would allow him to transfer to North Carolina despite the Heels being on the Irish’s schedule in 2017. Zaire, who is expected to graduate from Notre Dame this month, would be immediately eligible wherever he ends up.

    Other schools reportedly in the mix for Zaire’s services include Pittsburgh, Michigan State and Auburn.

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  • Former Alabama QB Blake Barnett commits to Arizona State

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 16 hrs ago

    Blake Barnett is headed to the Pac-12.

    A few months after transferring from Alabama, the former Crimson Tide quarterback announced Monday night that he will transfer to Arizona State.

    #Boom Great night & Happy Birthday @CoachGrahamASU #ForksUp #ASU pic.twitter.com/qTManfIRFm

    — Lance Barnett (@LanceBarnett) December 6, 2016

    Forks Up #committed pic.twitter.com/buQWSnOuex

    — B² (@Blake8Barnett) December 6, 2016

    From there, he will be eligible to play.

    He also must meet certain requirements at his junior college to be eligible. From Al.com:

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  • 5 Heisman Trophy finalists revealed

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 20 hrs ago

    The 2016 Heisman Trophy finalists were unveiled Monday night with five players earning invitations to the ceremony Saturday night in New York City.

    The finalists are: Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook and Michigan defensive back Jabrill Peppers.

    Before Alabama’s Derrick Henry won it last year, a quarterback had taken home the Heisman in five straight seasons. With Jackson considered the heavy favorite, a new streak of quarterbacks could begin in 2016.

    In addition to the five finalists, there were quite a few stars who won’t make the trip to New York. Those snubs include Texas running back D’Onta Foreman, Florida State running back Dalvin Cook, Washington quarterback Jake Browning and San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey, who is second in the nation with 2,018 yards and recently moved to No. 3 all-time in career rushing yards.

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  • Cast your vote for the best catch from college football's Week 14

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 22 hrs ago

    Each Monday, we’ll gather the best catches from the weekend (or the midweek games) and bring them here for you to vote on in a poll. There could be only a few nominees, or there could be five or six. It all depends on the weekend. If you have a catch you’d like to nominate, don’t hesitate to hit us up on Twitter (@YahooDrSaturday).

    The voting remains open until Friday and the winner advances to another round of voting that will help crown the best catch of the regular season.

    The regular season is over, but we’ve got one final week of catches to sort through before we reveal our 14 finalists! A tight end joined our list of winners in Week 13 with Penn State’s Mike Gesicki taking home the crown for his awesome touchdown catch in PSU’s win over Michigan State. Here’s that play again (you’ll see more from Gesicki in just a bit):

    Here are your Week 14 nominees:

    KD Cannon – Baylor

    Mike Gesicki – Penn State

    That’s a 250-pound tight end making that play, folks.

    John Ross – Washington

    Trent Taylor – Louisiana Tech

  • LSU RB Leonard Fournette declares for NFL draft

    Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    When LSU takes on Louisville in the Citrus Bowl, it will mark the final collegiate game for Leonard Fournette.

    The junior Tigers running back announced Monday that he will forgo his final season of collegiate eligibility and declare for the 2017 NFL draft.

    Forever LSU, Forever Buganation pic.twitter.com/sdkN0JaonF

    — 7⃣ Leonard Fournette (@_fournette) December 5, 2016

    “I will be declaring for the 2017 NFL Draft after our bowl game,” Fournette said. “I make this announcement now so that there will not be speculation and distractions while we prepare. I want everyone to know that I will forever treasure my experience as a Tiger. I will take with me the many valuable lessons that I have learned here, and the love that you have shown me throughout the years. I will forever be an LSU Tiger. Thank you.

    At 3,380 yards, Fournette currently ranks fourth in LSU history in rushing yards.

    Fournette indicated the same in his letter declaring his intent to go pro.

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  • Army reveals new uniforms for Army-Navy game (Photos)

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    The Army football team will honor the World War II 82nd Airborne Division with a special uniform for the Army-Navy game.

    Inspired by World War II 82nd paratroopers, we honor the past by re-telling stories of valor, courage & sacrifice. https://t.co/nxhNsSOUB3 pic.twitter.com/xU1q5vjghO

    — ArmyWestPoint Sports (@GoArmyWestPoint) December 5, 2016

    According to the Army release, the uniforms, which are gray and black, were designed to pay homage to “authentic WWII era paratrooper jump suits with division patch, oversized 48-star American flag patch, player name tapes, full-color historical unit patches and an improvised camo base layer. Additionally, initial members of the 82 nd Airborne Division represented each of the continental states, informing their “All American” nickname and iconic “AA” shoulder patch. “

    The Army helmets are painted like netting and showcase authentic, era-specific battalion icons.

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  • South Carolina athlete Lorenzo Nunez transfers

    Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Lorenzo Nunez has decided to transfer, coach Will Muschamp announced Sunday.

    Nunez came to South Carolina as a four-star quarterback, but was transitioned out of the position this offseason.

    “He wants to play quarterback,” Muschamp said.

    “I’m disappointed,” Muschamp said. “I thought he could help our football team moving forward. But I want him to be happy. He’s done a lot for South Carolina. We’re trying to help him right now.”

    Nunez threw for 376 yards and ran for 375 yards as a quarterback before moving to receiver. He dressed out for most games this season, but never saw the field as the plan was for him to redshirt.

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