- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday9 hrs ago
Delton Williams will officially return to the Michigan State football team in mid-August, head coach Mark Dantonio announced Monday.
Williams, a rising junior running back, had been indefinitely suspended from the team since a March traffic incident in which he allegedly pulled out (but did not point) a gun after a man honked at him. Williams had a concealed carry permit, but was charged with brandishing a firearm. He pled guilty to a reduced weapons charge in late April and also violated a school ordinance in the process.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday10 hrs ago
It took a lot of hard work for Ohio State to win the national title last season, but the Buckeyes still like to have fun. Take this prank the football program posted on Monday for example.
A staff member dressed up like one of the mannequins (modeling a team's uniform) you’d see around a football facility and scared the crap out of players as they passed by in the hallway.
Of all the players to pass by, quarterback Cardale Jones had the best reaction at the 2:12 mark.
We’ve seen this prank before when Clemson quarterback Cole Stoudt pulled it offlast August. Clemson’s execution was a bit better with Stoudt more out in the open (one teammate even punched him). Even though Ohio State’s guy was tucked away in the corner, it was still pretty funny.
For more Ohio State news, visit BuckeyeGrove.com.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday12 hrs ago
With the 2015 season right around the corner, college football programs will begin to unveil new uniforms for the year in bunches.
And on Monday, it was Air Force, South Florida and Bowling Green that revealed new looks to the world on social media.
We saw sharp new Air Force alternates last year, and now the Falcons have new home and away Nike combinations.
Elsewhere, USF spent the morning tweeting out its wide variety of uniform and helmet combinations. Amid the flurry of tweets was the team’s updated Under Armour green and white uniforms, plus a wild green jersey with yellow numbers.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday12 hrs ago
Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said defensive end Devonte Fields will enroll at Louisville on Aug. 4, just ahead of camp starting on Aug. 6, but he will do so under strict conditions.
"We've established that he's going to have to do everything right when he's on campus with us," Petrino said while doing interviews Monday at ESPN. "We have some standards that are set for him, and he's going to have to abide by those standards."
In 2014, Fields was charged in a domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend. She stated Fields punched her in the face, pointed a gun at her and threatened to kill her. He was charged with misdemeanor assault causing bodily injury and dismissed from TCU. The case was dismissed last month after Fields completed an anger management course.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday13 hrs ago
Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones seems to be a man of many interests – including professional wrestling.
On Sunday, Jones was at a local Columbus pool with teammate Tyvis Powell and he got to show off his knowledge of WWE finishing moves on a few kids.
Here’s Jones doing Brock Lesnar’s F5 finisher:
And then the 6-foot-5, 250-pound Jones capped it off with a John Cena-style “Attitude Adjustment.”
Jones has a few more weeks to relax before the Buckeyes begin fall camp. At that point, Jones will duke it out with J.T. Barrett for Ohio State’s starting quarterback role.
For more Ohio State news, visit BuckeyeGrove.com.
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- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
The story of UAB disbanding and ultimately reinstating its football program was one that captured the attention of the college football world during the past six months.
But one of the stories many outside of Birmingham might not have known was that of Timothy Alexander, a member of the UAB football team who is bound to a wheelchair.
Raycom Sports did a profile on Alexander, the accident that led to him being paralyzed and how he rediscovered his love of football. Alexander was one of the most outspoken members of the UAB football program when it was disbanded and one of the figures that helped bring it back.
This video is a poignant look at one of the men who worked hard to save the program that saved him.
For more UAB news, visit BlazerSportsReport.com.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday17 hrs ago
The Big Ten could have been the Big 16.
According to Lee Barfknecht of the Omaha World-Herald, five Big 12 schools — Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Kansas and Iowa State — looked at joining the Big Ten in 2010 when the wheels of realignment started to grind.
As we all know, Nebraska did end up going to the Big Ten, A&M ended up in the SEC with Missouri, and Colorado went to the Pac-12. The Big 12 added West Virginia and TCU just to get back to 10 members, and the Big Ten recently added Rutgers and Maryland to go to 14. And that’s where the conferences currently stand.
[ThePostGame: Nebraska back to Big 12? Not so fast]
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher made the trip south from Tallahassee to Tampa to throw out the first pitch at Sunday’s Tampa Bay Rays game. And to complete the Florida State battery, former Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston served as Fisher’s catcher.
Fisher’s pitch was a little low, but Winston, who also played baseball at FSU, helped his former coach out and framed it in the strike zone.
Winston was the first overall pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2015 NFL Draft, so his baseball playing days are over. His first training camp with the Bucs begins later this week.
Meanwhile at FSU, Fisher will oversee the competition to replace Winston in preseason camp – a competition that will likely come down to redshirt junior Sean Maguire and Notre Dame transfer Everett Golson.
For more Florida State news, visit Warchant.com.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
Florida State has a great track record of sending its players to the NFL. Now the Seminoles’ famous ballboy and equipment manager Frankie Grizzle-Malgrat is apparently taking his game to the next level, too.
Grizzle-Malgrat, affectionately known as “Red Lightning,” tweeted on Sunday that he’s headed to training camp with the Atlanta Falcons.
According to ESPN, Grizzle-Malgrat will be an equipment intern for the team throughout training camp.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 days ago
Two Florida players have been cited for leaving a bowling alley without paying for their food.
The citations against RB Adam Lane and DT Caleb Brantley were first reported by In All Kinds of Weather.
Brantley, Lane and a few other people walked into Splitz Bowling Alley in Gainesville just before 9:00pm on July 4th. The two left 45 minutes later without paying their respective tabs. Brantley’s was for $42.34, while Lane’s was for $16.93. The rest of the group accumulated the remainder of the ~$90 tab.