- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
Oh, those crazy college kids.
Four Penn State players were arrested Thursday night – mischief night – for an “egg throwing situation,” according to Onward State.
The four players, tight end Brent Wilkerson, safety Anthony Smith, center Wendy Laurent and defensive end Garrett Sickels, were all charged with criminal mischief for throwing eggs at Beaver Hall, an on-campus residence hall.
Discipline from head coach James Franklin could be on the way.
“We are aware of the egg throwing situation that occurred Thursday evening and will determine the appropriate measures for the four squad members involved,” Franklin said in statement.
The incident, which was reported to police by a student at Beaver Hall, took place between 10:36 and 11:18 p.m. Thursday night.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
Well, this man videobombing Jimbo Fisher has good eyebrow-moving skills.
During the Florida State coach's postgame interview with ESPN after his Seminoles beat Louisville, a man gave the camera an interesting look behind Fisher and ESPN's Samantha Ponder.
The man was apparently a bowl representative.
Go watch football, take some pictures after the game for bowl research purposes and then get yourself seen on TV? That's a good gig you'll never want to give up.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday7 hrs ago
Former Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee caused quite a stir back in 2010 when he referred to the opponents of BCS contenders like TCU and Boise State as “Little Sisters of the Poor.”
Now, four years later, Gee is West Virginia’s president and the Mountaineers, ranked No. 20 in the College Football Playoff rankings, host No. 7 TCU on Saturday.
ESPN’s College GameDay will be on hand for the Big 12 contest. To get in the GameDay spirit, Gee created the perfect sign, equipped with an apology to TCU.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday8 hrs ago
As Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby looks into the future of his conference’s television arrangements, one channel stands in the way.
Specifically, Bowlsby referred to the Longhorn Network – the ESPN-operated channel devoted entirely to Texas athletics – as a “boulder in the road” in the way of long-term television planning for the conference.
“(Texas) did something that almost no other institution in the country could do because of the population in the state, and we’re looking at some way to try and morph that around a little bit,” Bowlsby said, per the Austin American Statesman.
“It really begs the question about, how are we going to get our sports in the years ahead?,” Bowlsby continued. “If technology changes in the next five years as much as it’s changed in the last five years, we’re not going to be getting our sports by cable TV. I don’t know what it’ll be. But increasingly, we’re using mobile devices … Google Network and Apple TV and things like that are coming into play.”
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday9 hrs ago
DaVaris Daniels and Kendall Moore, two of the five Notre Dame players who were suspended earlier this year for alleged academic fraud, decided to have a little bit of fun with their situation on Halloween.
The whole investigation took months to resolve, and the players finally learned that they cannot suit up for the Irish this season. It was only right that they went with the prison outfits. Well done, fellas.
Moore, a fifth-year senior and backup linebacker, graduated in May 2014 and was taking classes as a graduate student.
Daniels, a wide receiver who caught 49 passes for 745 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013, originally said he would not return to Notre Dame next season. However, teammate KeiVarae Russell said last week that Daniels is “likely to return” to Notre Dame in 2015.
For more Notre Dame news, visit IrishIllustrated.com.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday11 hrs ago
After a 6-4 Week 9, we're 37-52-1 for the season. Only 15 games back of .500!
Cincinnati (-6.5) at Tulane, 8 p.m. ET FRIDAY: Cincinnati QB Gunner Kiel is listed as probable for the game, so we're banking on a strong performance from him. But don't be surprised to see QB Munchie Legaux at QB for a series or two as well. Legaux's hometown is New Orleans and it'd be a great gesture by coach Tommy Tuberville after Legaux has fought back from a knee injury. If you're looking for a reason why the Tulane offense is going to keep up with Cincinnati, we don't have one. The Green Wave hasn't topped 13 points since Sept. 20.
Duke (+3.5) at Pitt, Noon ET: The 6-1 Blue Devils are dogs? Look, we now that what Pitt did in terms of fumbles in the first quarter against Georgia Tech was absurd and may never happen again, at least to the Panthers. But the Blue Devils have become adaptable on offense and are again becoming the favorites in the ACC Coastal. We like Anthony Boone to have a good day.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday13 hrs ago
It's very possible that Kyle Allen will start at quarterback on Saturday for Texas A&M.
Coach Kevin Sumlin said after A&M's loss to Alabama that the quarterback competition is open and Allen was the starting quarterback during the Aggies' walkthrough per AggieYell.com. The quarterback that starts the walkthrough is usually the starting quarterback for the game. A&M plays Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday.
Kenny Hill has been A&M's starting quarterback for the first eight games of the season but after he exploded on the scene against South Carolina, he's struggled recently. After throwing no interceptions in his first three games, he's thrown eight in the last five. Earlier in the week, A&M offensive coordinator Jake Spavital said the competition was wide open.
Against Alabama, Texas A&M's third loss in a row, Hill, a sophomore, was 17-26 for 138 yards passing and threw an interception.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
Update: 10/31 1:35 p.m. ET
University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel announced Friday afternoon that he accepted the resignation of athletic director Dave Brandon Friday morning.
"This morning I accepted the resignation of athletic director Dave Brandon," Schlissel said. "Dave feels that it would be in the best interest of our student-athletes, our athletic department and our university community if he moved on to other challenges. I agree with this decision."
Schlissel said that Brandon presented the idea of his resignation on Wednesday, but he was unsure what the "ultimate factors" were that led to Brandon ultimately following through with the decision.
Schlissel also announced that former Michigan football player James Hackett will serve as the school's interim athletic director while the search for a new athletic director begins. Hackett played for the Wolverines under renowned UM head coach Bo Schembechler during the 1970s.
"I'm humbled to help during this transition period," Hackett said.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday15 hrs ago
It’s almost like the season has started anew.
With the recent release of the College Football Playoff rankings, the race is on to become one of the nation’s top four teams and now every team knows exactly how far they must go to achieve that goal..
The rankings we saw this week will be different next week thanks to several key matchups that pit ranked teams, but it will be interesting to see if the level of play changes now we’re headed down the home stretch.
Here’s what to watch in Week 10:
Game of the week: No. 3 Auburn at No. 4 Ole Miss, 7 p.m. ET When the College Football Playoff rankings were announced Tuesday, no one saw this game being a matchup that would knock one team out of playoff contention. Both of these programs already have a loss and can ill-afford another, especially with several one-loss teams nipping at their heels. We already know Auburn’s offense can score, but it’s defense looked suspect against South Carolina last week. Ole Miss looked great on defense in its loss to LSU, but the offense couldn’t score for three quarters and quarterback Bo Wallace let his frustration get the better of him at the end. This game will come down to the fourth quarter.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
When your team is playing well, even other coaches want to dress up as you.
Auburn basketball coach Bruce Pearl dressed up as coach Gus Malzahn Thursday night at an event for Auburn's basketball team.
"Pearl Jam" wasn't the band. Rather it was an open scrimmage and event for Auburn's basketball team and its first-year coach. Pearl, after serving time as an ESPN analyst while he was under show-cause penalty from the NCAA, was hired by Auburn after last season.
We hope Pearl read this piece by The War Eagle Reader for authenticity. The site asked Malzahn's wife and daughter on how to create the perfect Gus costume.
For more Auburn news, visit AuburnSports.com.
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