- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday37 mins ago
East Carolina announced prior to its game against North Carolina on Saturday that star senior receiver Cam Worthy has been suspended two games for a school student code of conduct violation.
According to a release from the school, ECU’s Office of Rights and Responsibilities handed out the suspension during a review hearing prior to the game. The suspension is a result of an argument Worthy had with another male student this past summer.
Worthy has been suspended from all school activities through Oct. 4 .
“Since I arrived at ECU we have always had a strong disciplinary response to any actions by our players,” ECU head coach Ruffin McNeill said in the statement. “Cam is an outstanding young man with an exemplary record as a student and representative of our football program. His family has been involved and fully supportive throughout this process as has our entire football family.”
This is a huge blow to East Carolina. Worthy led the Pirates with 302 receiving yards and had six catches for 224 yards during the upset of Virginia Tech last week.
For more East Carolina news, visit PirateIllustrated.com.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday44 mins ago
Iowa, known for its conservative run-first offense, has opened up its playbook a bit on the road against Pitt.
After taking a couple shots down field and even scoring on a fourth down play-action pass in the first half, the Hawkeyes went deep again on their fourth play of the third quarter.
On a first-and-10 from the 20, backup quarterback C.J. Beathard took a deep drop and fired a strike downfield toward senior wideout Damond Powell. The pass was slightly overthrown, but Powell managed to corral it in smoothly with one hand for a 63-yard gain down to the Pitt 17-yard line.
It is definitely one of the better catches we’ve seen in a few weeks and the fact that Powell hauled the pass in so nonchalantly makes it even more impressive.
The big gain set up a Mark Weisman 10-yard touchdown run three plays later to narrow the Hawkeyes’ deficit to 17-14.
Pitt currently leads 20-17 late in the third quarter.
For more Iowa news, visit HawkeyeReport.com.
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- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
The “T” has gone missing from Lane Stadium — again.
Virginia Tech fans rolled up to Lane Stadium for Saturday’s game only to see the “T” in Stadium had been pried off the wall.
While Georgia Tech faithful have not claimed ownership of the prank, this is a time-honored tradition by students at the school. According to lore, Georgia Tech students have been stealing the "T" from the Tech Tower on their campus since the 1960s, but in recent years, the prank has been made part of this rivalry when Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech meet in Blacksburg, Va.
Unfortunately, the last time Georgia Tech pulled this prank in 2012, its team lost 20-17 in overtime.
For more Virginia Tech news, visit HokieHaven.com.
For more Georgia Tech news, visit JacketsOnline.com.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
This LSU fan takes the term "Death Valley" seriously.
Death Valley is the nickname for LSU's Tiger Stadium and this LSU fan has decided to create an LSU Tiger-striped cooler out of a coffin.
It's got ample space, as you can see. But portability would be an issue. You can't simply put that thing in the trunk and head out to the tailgate.
But this person clearly has the space. We appreciate the ingenuity and we have to wonder how in the world you can find a coffin cheap enough to use it as a cooler. Craigslist?
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday15 hrs ago
Florida State dropped some big news late Friday night.
After originally stating that Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston would be suspended for the first half of Saturday night’s game against Clemson, the school announced via a statement from interim president Garnett Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox that Winston would sit for the entire game.
“Based upon the results of our continuing investigation of Tuesday’s incident involving Jameis Winston, we have decided to not play him for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday night,” the statement read.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
Michigan had plans to deliver the game ball for its Saturday afternoon contest against Utah via a drone.
No, really. An unmanned aircraft would have brought the ball to midfield before kickoff, but after communicating with the Federal Aviation Administration, Michigan halted those plans.
Bloomberg News is reporting that the school “backed down” from its plans after the FAA explained that a temporary flight restriction was put in place over the stadium during the game.
“The FAA promotes voluntary compliance by educating UAS operators how they can operate safely under current regulations and laws,” the FAA said in a statement.
The FAA does not permit commercial drone flights outside of Alaska, although pilots who fly drones recreationally can do so while following strict safety guidelines. Part of those guidelines includes avoiding large crowds. I think a crowd of over 100,000 fans at Michigan Stadium falls under that requirement unfortunately.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
Were you one of the (un)fortunate people who waited in line for an iPhone 6 on Friday? If you were in Palo Alto, Calif., you would have had the opportunity to see Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Cook is a noted Auburn alum and so someone decided the best way to get Cook's attention would be to shout "Roll Tide." And sure enough, Cook heard it and immediately responded with a "War Eagle." We're thinking that "Roll Tide" would have been much more effective had Auburn lost to Kansas State Thursday night. Instead, the Tigers won 20-14.
In December, Cook got a lifetime achievement award from Auburn and used his speech to take the opportunity to troll Alabama about Chris Davis' kick return with a second on the clock in the 2013 Iron Bowl.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
Nebraska kicker Mauro Bondi was injured Thursday night when he crashed his motorcycle in Lincoln.
According to the Omaha World-Herald, Bondi suffered a broken collarbone after he “lost control” of his motorcycle “while navigating a curve and then hit the curb.” Bondi told police he was traveling about 45 miles per hour. The 21-year-old was cited for “negligent driving and operating a motorcycle without a valid license.”
The police report states that Bondi was wearing a helmet and his motorcycle was “totaled.”
Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini released a short statement about the incident.
"Mauro Bondi was involved in a motorcycle accident on Thursday evening and suffered a broken clavicle in addition to bumps and bruises. We wish him the best for a quick recovery," Pelini said.
While freshman Drew Brown serves as the team’s field goal kicker, Bondi has been the team’s kickoff specialist the last two seasons. Bondi, a redshirt junior, has recorded 12 touchbacks after having 48 touchbacks in 2013.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday23 hrs ago
Unless you're a big Florida State fan, you're probably unfamiliar with Florida State QB Sean Maguire who is making his first career start Saturday night in place of the suspended Jameis Winston.
If you remember Maguire's name, it's probably from last November and December. With the uncertainty that surrounded Jameis Winston at the time of the investigation into sexual assault accusations against him, Maguire, who was FSU's third-string QB at the beginning of the year, would have started the ACC Championship Game for the Seminoles if Winston was unable to play.
WInston played in the game after Florida state attorney Willie Meggs didn't press charges against him citing a lack of evidence in the case. Maguire had become WInston's primary backup in early November after Jacob Coker had knee surgery. Coker transferred after the season and is now at Alabama.
Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann reportedly made a Jerry Sandusky joke during athletic department meetingSam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann can’t seem to get out of her own way.
In the latest of a long line of questionable incidents since her hire in June 2013, NJ.com is reporting that Hermann made a joke about the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal during a staff meeting last fall.
NJ.com spoke to “more than a half-dozen people inside the Rutgers athletic department,” and school officials “acknowledged Hermann made the Sandusky-related remark” in what was described as a meeting with more than 100 athletic department employees.