- Dr. Saturday11 mins ago
CBSSports.com is reporting that three bowl games – Alamo, Gator and Fight Hunger -- are in the process of being audited by the IRS.
The Gator Bowl, which is ironically sponsored by Taxslayer.com – a tax-filing company, was subjected to a “random audit” for 2011, a bowl spokesman told CBS.
In its fiscal year that is being audited, the bowl generated $9,337,137 in total revenue – more than one million more than it generated the previous year. The spike in revenue can be explained by the mid-level bowl featuring a matchup between Ohio State and Florida, schools whose fans travel in mass to bowl games. According to CBS, the bowl anticipates hearing a response from the IRS at some point this month.
- Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Did you know that Nebraska coach Bo Pelini is a Cleveland Indians fan?
Pelini called in to Nebraska coach Darin Erstad's show Tuesday night to ask about the Indians prospects at a World Series. After realizing who "Bo in Lincoln" was, Erstad had to stop laughing to compose himself for a legitimate answer about the Tribe.
Pelini is a native of Youngstown, Ohio, and is riding a wave of Cleveland optimism after the team went 92-70 and finished second in the AL Central in 2013. The Indians lost to the Tampa Bay Rays in the Wild Card playoff game 1-0.
But we'll quibble with Erstad's claim that Indians fans are the most loyal. A certain Royal team in Cleveland's division had only its second winning season since 1994 last year. Last season was Cleveland's 10th in the same timeframe.
2014 is Erstad's third season as Nebraska's head baseball coach. A two-time All-Star and a World Series winner with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Erstad played baseball and football at Nebraska before the Angels drafted him with the first pick in the 1995 draft.
- Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Coaches are going to be using Nick Saban's reported support for the 10-second defensive substitution proposal against him for a long time.
Oklahoma assistant coach Cale Gundy tweeted a picture of a newspaper story about the withdrawal of the rule proposal with a shot at Saban. He deleted the tweet shortly thereafter, but Saturday Down South was able to get a screenshot.
Oklahoma beat Alabama 45-31 in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2. Since Bob Stoops' arrival at Oklahoma, the Sooners have been one of the nation's faster-paced teams and made a point to accelerate the tempo against the Crimson Tide in New Orleans. Oklahoma ran nine more plays than Alabama despite having the ball for a minute less.
- Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
The new SEC Network will have a couple of familiar faces and voices for its top games.
ESPN announced Wednesday that Brent Musburger and Jesse Palmer would be the SEC Network's lead announching team. Musburger moves over from ABC/ESPN's marquee Saturday game of the week and Palmer moves from his usual position in the studio on Saturdays.
The network said that Musburger, who has called NFL games, the Final Four and the 2014 BCS Championship Game, also agreed to a "multi-year" contract extension. His current contract was reportedly up before the end of the 2014 college football season.
- Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
According to the Spokesman-Review, Washington State head coach Mike Leach has three rules that can not be violated without leading to a dismissal from the team: stealing, drug use, and hitting a woman.
Cornerback DaQuawn Brown reportedly broke one of those rules.
The Spokesman is reporting that Brown was arrested on Friday and booked into Whitman County Jail on felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor assault charges.
According to the AP, the charges stem from a fight in which Brown is accused of striking a man and a woman during an argument in the student union building the previous weekend.
- Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Dottie Sandusky said she believes her husband and stands by her testimony at his June 2012 trial.
Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was convicted on 45 of 48 charges of sexual abuse against young boys. In an interview with the Today Show that aired Wednesday, Dottie Sandusky says she feels his victims were "manipulated" and"saw money."
“Do I believe him?’’ she told Matt Lauer. “I definitely believe him. Because if I didn't believe him, when I testified at trial, I could have not said what I said. I would have had to tell the truth.”
She believes the victims' financial gain was at play.
“I think it was, they were manipulated, and they saw money,’’ she said. “Once lawyers came into the case, they said there was money.”
When she was asked by Matt Lauer if Jerry Sandusky was guilty, she admitted that he showered with children, but that no sexual conduct happened.
“I don't believe that,’’ Dottie Sandusky said. “I believe he showered with kids. That’s the generation that Jerry grew up in....There were always people coming in and out no matter what time that was.”
- Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Rapper Lil Boosie, a noted LSU fan and Baton Rouge, La., native, would appreciate if LSU's recruits didn't sign with Alabama.
The recently-released-from-prison Boosie was on Tiger TV and asked all the Louisiana high school recruits to come to LSU.
"Y'all keep putting on that red and white. Nick Saban keep getting all our recruits," Boosie said.
During his time in prison, Boosie garnered much support with the #FreeBoosie hashtag. He was released from prison on March 5, the same day Texas A&M honored him with a football playlist.
- Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
Michael Carvell of the Atlanta Journal Constitution spoke to a number of coaches who are in favor of an early signing period, but many of them have different philosophies on how the rule should be implemented and why the rule should be implemented.
- Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
Adam Muema, the former Sand Diego State running back who abruptly left the NFL combine because God told him the Seattle Seahawks were going to draft him, now has another bold revelation -- there will be no 2014 NFL season.
Muema took to Twitter on Monday night and continued on Tuesday spouting off some bizarre stuff, including a notion that there won’t be an NFL season because the world is going to end.
I Don't believe there would be a Football season next yr! Unless we're going to a new planet Earth!
This is just the latest chapter in Muema’s weird and somewhat sad tale.
- Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
This offseason we will count down various topics from Monday through Friday, bringing you the top five of the important and definitely some not so important issues in college football. It's the Doc Five, every week until we will thankfully have actual games to discuss.
TOP FIVE QB TRANSFERS WHO DIDN’T PLAY LAST SEASON
NO. 4: JESSE SCROGGINS, ARIZONA
It’s been a long time since Jesse Scroggins was in the spotlight.
In 2010, Scroggins was a four-star recruit out of Lakewood, Calif., and the No. 5 quarterback in the country. He signed with USC, redshirted in 2010 and was one of Matt Barkley’s backups in 2011. His future at USC was bleak, so he spent 2012 at El Camino College and had FBS schools fighting over him after his season.
He settled on Arizona.
With starter Matt Scott gone, Scroggins seemed like a natural fit to be the starter. But he suffered a foot injury and missed most of spring drills. He had a concussion in fall camp and, when he recovered, did little to challenge starter B.J. Denker, who played every snap in 2013.