- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday8 hrs ago
The NCAA has denied Oklahoma's request that former Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham be eligible to play in 2014.
Oklahoma released a statement Friday evening saying the school would accept the NCAA's ruling.
University of Oklahoma Statement on Dorial Green-Beckham Ruling by NCAA pic.twitter.com/U2cfG4Fk9c
The statement reads "The University of Oklahoma has learned that the waiver request in entered on behalf of Dorial Green-Beckham has been denied by the NCAA. The University accepts that decision and will continue to provide the appropriate assistance to Dorial, just as it does with other students, in helping him grow personally from the many opportunities available to him at OU."
The school was applying for immediate eligibility for Green-Beckham via the NCAA's "run-off" waiver for players who part ways with their previous university for reasons out of their control. Green-Beckham was dismissed in April after an incident in which he allegedly forced his way into an apartment and pushed a female down some steps.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday10 hrs ago
Over the years, a lot of college football teams have created special moments for children battling various diseases, but Colorado State took it a step further and made 9-year-old Jack Miller an actual part of the team roster.
Jack, who has been battling brain tumors for the past six years, is listed as No. 1 on Colorado State’s online roster. He’s a 4-foot-1, 53-pound freshman that became an honorary member of the Colorado State program during a team meeting last August.
"Jack is a big part of our family, and we all are honored that he chose us to be his teammates,” coach Jim McElwain said. “Part of this whole deal in life is understanding what it takes and what it is to give of yourself to somebody else. I can't tell you how enjoyable it is, after a game, to see Jack in the locker room wearing his Rams jersey, and that smile on his face. He has taught all of us so much about toughness, determination and embracing life."
This is a great gesture and one Jack will remember for the rest of his life.
Well done, Colorado State.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday10 hrs ago
LSU’s Tiger Stadium saw a major renovation this offseason. The stadium’s capacity has passed the 100,000 mark and will now seat 102,321 fans.
Additionally, the team’s gameday locker room also received a major makeover. The Tigers finally got to see the finished product on Friday, and they were impressed.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday11 hrs ago
A handful of teams that have many players of Polynesian descent perform the Haka, a traditional Maori war dance from New Zealand, before games.
One of these teams is Arizona. Like they’ve done for a few years, the squad will perform the Haka in front of the Wildcats’ student section “immediately before kickoff” at each home game this season. We can only hope that head coach Rich Rodriguez joins them.
If you want to embody the spirit of a Maori warrior and get pumped up in your living room this fall, some of Arizona’s Polynesian players, led by sophomore defensive lineman Sani Fuimaono, can teach you how the Haka is done.
For you Arizona fans out there, the words that go with the dance will be on the jumbotron, so you’ll have a leg up on the rest of us.
Arizona’s season opens up against UNLV next Friday, August 29. That gives you a week to learn the Haka. Good luck.
For more Arizona news, visit GOAZCats.com.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday11 hrs ago
As Dorial Green-Beckham waits to see if he'll receive a waiver from Oklahoma to play in 2014, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said Friday that he had received 'other information' about Green-Beckham and his dismissal from the program.
After allegedly getting into an apartment in April, Green-Beckham allegedly pushed a woman down "at least" four steps. The woman ultimately declined to press charges because of the backlash the case could receive. However, shortly after he was indefinitely suspended from the Missouri football team, Green-Beckham was dismissed altogether.
Pinkel was asked about the Green-Beckham situation when discussion a report around a situation involving former RB Derrick Washington in 2008. ESPN's Outside the Lines reported that Missouri failed to follow Title IX protocol after Washington was accused of sexual assault.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday11 hrs ago
Georgia Tech just added two more years of probation to a four-year stint it’s currently serving after being hit with a “failure to monitor” reprimand by the NCAA.
Initially, Georgia Tech was serving a four-year probation from impermissible benefits given to former receiver Demaryius Thomas that was set to end in 2015. This new self-imposed two-year probation, which stems from texts sent by former assistant coach Todd Spencer during a time when only email and faxes were allowed, extends that stretch to 2017.
Spencer resigned from the program in 2012 and is currently an assistant at Army.
“That is not something that sits well with me or with any of us here,” athletic director Mike Bobinski told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “That’s not a good-sounding or good-feeling term. It’s not one we want to wear beyond this. As I told you before, it is clearly our intention this the last time we ever go down this road.”
WVU coach Dana Holgorsen's awesome house includes a fully stocked basement bar with three huge TVs (Photos)Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday12 hrs ago
Morgantown Magazine ran a really interesting piece in its August-September issue about the home of West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen. The home, located in Cheat Lake, W. Va., is said to be the “first luxury residence in the U.S.” that is “built completely of cross-laminated timber.”
The cross-laminated timber (CLT) home is 8,000-square-feet and was built by a company founded by Holgorsen’s brother and father, as well as an additional business partner from Germany.
Being a CLT structure makes the home energy-efficient, even despite its size and seemingly extravagant features like the nearly 20-foot-high sloping ceiling on the main floor.
Holgorsen said that the efficiency of the home, despite its size, makes for utility costs that are cheaper than a home he owned in Houston that was “one-fourth the size.”
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
Wisconsin will reportedly have a new quarterback under center when the season kicks off against LSU on August 30.
Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, citing three sources, is reporting that redshirt junior Tanner McEvoy has been named the Badgers’ starting quarterback by head coach Gary Andersen, taking the reins from Joel Stave.
Stave, also a redshirt junior, started 19 games for the Badgers in his career – including all 13 games last season – but the staff has reportedly decided to go with the 6-foot-6, 222-pound McEvoy.
McEvoy started his career at South Carolina, but transferred to a junior college after a season. McEvoy landed at Wisconsin in 2013. He arrived on campus as a quarterback but bounced from wide receiver and then to safety. McEvoy impressed the coaching staff with his athleticism and quickly moved up the depth chart, playing 10 games at safety and starting three for the Badgers.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
Did you know college football starts Saturday?
OK, not FBS games. The first FBS game is Wednesday, Aug. 27, but the're an FCS game Saturday afternoon between Sam Houston State and Eastern Washington, or the school you may know as "the team with the red field."
The game on ESPN at 3:30 p.m. ET and the Eagles will wear a helmet decal to honor victims of the Oso, Wash., mudslides.
Eagle FB players will honor victims of the Oso, WA mudslide w/these helmet decals. pic.twitter.com/XLHLpN4EMT
On March 22, 43 people were killed when a massive mudslide hit the town. The mud was reportedly 15-feet deep in areas after it slid off a hill and down the Stillaguamish River.
Eastern Washington made it to the semifinals of the FCS Playoffs last season while Sam Houston State lost in the second round.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
If you're going to photobomb someone, make it obvious.
That looks like it's Jameis Winston's motto. The Florida State QB is by far the most noticeable thing in this picture posted to Instagram by Warchant.com's Powell Latimer.
He looks like he's asleep on the tackling dummy, which just can't be comfortable. Or maybe he's practicing for a switch to defense in 2014? That has to be it, right? Instead of simply trying to become a repeat Heisman winner, Winston is trying to win the Heisman while playing different positions. It's a genius idea.
The Noles also unveiled where the BCS Championship will be honored at Doak Campbell Stadium on Friday.
As well as the updated ACC Championships on the other side of the stadium.
For more Florida State news visit Warchant.com.