- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday35 mins ago
SMU has been outscored 146-6 in its first three games, all losses. In the process, four quarterbacks have seen action for the Mustangs and after the dust settled from Saturday’s 58-6 loss to No. 6 Texas A&M, a walk-on emerged as the best option for the team moving forward.
Interim coach Tom Mason, who is filling in for June Jones, who resigned on Sept. 8, said Tuesday that junior Garrett Krstich will likely start Saturday against TCU. Krstich, a walk-on who started the season fourth on the depth chart, came on in relief of Kolney Cassel against A&M and completed 13-of-24 passes for 137 yards.
“I don’t care if he’s a walk-on,” Mason said, per the Dallas Morning-News. “I don’t care if (Krstich) was fourth string going into fall camp. To me, quarterback is like any other position. You play the guy that’s playing the best right now. Right now, he’s playing the best.”
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Taking care of Texas A&M’s mascot Reveille isn’t just a job, it’s a responsibility. And with that responsibility comes a pledge to protect the purebred collie by whatever means necessary.
Sophomore Ryan Kreider, a member of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets, did just that and his heroism was rewarded with free $1,300 senior boots.
During last week’s game between the Aggies and SMU, Kreider saw SMU receiver Der'rikk Thompson coming right at Reveille and he threw his body in front of the dog and blocked Thompson into a nearby wall.
Kreider actions deserve a closer look:
Brig. Gen. Joe Ramirez Jr., the commandant of the Corps, was watching the game on television when he saw Krieder's act of heroism. That’s when he offered to buy Krieder’s custom-made boots. Albert Caudillo, owner of Victor's Shoe & Boot Repair in Bryan, Texas, told the Associated Press that a pair of senior boots average $1,326.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Missouri will be without a starter on its offensive line for the rest of the season.
According to the Kansas City Star, fifth-year senior left guard Anthony Gatti tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee during the first quarter of the Tigers’ loss to Indiana Saturday. The injury, his second torn ACL while at Mizzou, will end his career.
“He will be out for the season,” head coach Gary Pinkel confirmed Monday. “It’s unfortunate – senior, been through an awful lot here, had a lot of surgeries here.”
Gatti also suffered the same serious injury to his right knee as a high senior, tore the ACL in his left knee in 2011, and had surgery to repair his quadriceps tendon in 2012.
He said he knew what the injury was as soon as he went down.
“I knew pretty much right when it happened,” Gatti said. “I’ve had three prior knee injuries. You know when something’s wrong, especially an ACL. I just went to step and heard the pop. I knew there was no turning back from there.”
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Kennedy Estelle was dismissed by Texas on Tuesday for a violation of team rules, becoming the ninth Longhorns player to get the boot under head coach Charlie Strong.
Estelle, a former starter at tackle, hasn’t seen the field since he was suspended in the days following the Longhorns’ season opener against North Texas. Estelle was suspended along with senior Desmond Harrison, the team’s other projected starter at tackle. Strong said Monday that he expected both to return to practice this week, but something must have changed in Estelle’s case.
Daje Johnson has been practicing. Strong says he expects tackles Kennedy Estelle and Dez Harrison to practice this week.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
If you were watching Alabama’s dominant win over Florida Saturday afternoon, you may have noticed that Crimson Tide quarterback Blake Sims was wearing a purple bracelet on his right wrist.
The bracelet, which read “Kayla,” was a tribute to a 19-year-old college student named Kayla Perry. According to ESPN.com, Perry is fighting neuroblastoma, a type of pediatric cancer.
While wearing the bracelet, Sims threw for a career-high 445 yards and four touchdowns with Perry watching and cheering him on.
The best part? Perry is a freshman at Auburn – Alabama’s bitter rival.
“Hey guys, you know I’m an Auburn Tiger, but even college rivalries can come together when it matters. Many thanks to University of Alabama QB Blake Sims for seeing my story, and asking to wear my bracelet this week, and today, especially,” Perry posted on Facebook, along with a picture of Sims.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
David Cornwell, a lawyer advising Florida State QB Jameis Winston's family, tweeted Monday morning that he was going to tell Florida State that Winston would cooperate with the school's Title IX investigation.
The school is investigating Winston after the allegations of sexual assault against him in December 2012 by a woman who was a student at Florida State at the time. By Title IX rule, the school is required to investigate all cases of alleged sexual assault.
Today, wIll advise FSU that JW will cooperate with Title 9 investigation. Looks forward to clearing his name.
The investigation had previously been suspended. In April, theDepartment of Education opened an investigation into Florida State's handling of the case to see if the school had violated Title IX protocol. Winston had reportedly been questioned in January where he declined to offer much, if any, information.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
Brian Baucham, a former USC CB, is suing the school and former coach Lane Kiffin as he claims he was forced to play in a game while already ill.
The lawsuit was filed Monday in a Los Angeles circuit court. Baucham played for USC from 2008-2012. He was academically ineligible in 2011 as a redshirt junior and played four games in 2012 with six tackles. The fourth game of the season was against Cal, the game that Baucham references in the lawsuit. He didn't play again the rest of the season.
Baucham claims he suffered ''cardiopulmonary damage'' and ''brain injury with neurocognitive deficits'' after he played against California at the Coliseum on Sept. 22, 2012. Baucham's lawsuit claims he was ill and dehydrated before the game, but was ''forced'' to play by Kiffin.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
Is Georgia Tech setting up its students for Star Wars showdown against Georgia at the end of the season?
The Yellow Jackets are asking all fans to wear white for its home game on October 4 aganst Miami. As part of the all-white promotion, five students have the chance to win "authentic" stormtrooper helmets.
To be eligible, students have to claim a ticket for the game and go to the game. The five helmets will be given away after the game. This website, which claims to make Star Wars stormtrooper costumes from the original maker and original molds sells stormtrooper helmets for approximately $500.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
Former Michigan WR Csont'e York pled guilty to two assault charges as part of a plea deal on Monday.
York, who was captured on surveillance video punching a man outside an Ann Arbor, Mich., bar, pled guilty to a charge of aggravated assault and a charge of assault and battery per MLive.com. Because he pled guilty to those two charges, a charge of assault and battery was dropped.
York was dismissed from the Michigan football team in August. He is now enrolled at Toledo.
York punched the man, who lost a tooth and suffered a broken jaw from the punch per the police report, on July 18. Per the report, York said the man was confronting a friend and he became nervous and therefore punched him.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday16 hrs ago
A promotion spotted on Michigan's campus offering two free tickets to Saturday's Minnesota-Michigan game with the purchase of two Coca-Cola products has been canceled because of what the school terms a "miscommunication."
A sign advertising the deal was first spotted by a member of the Michigan Daily, the university's student paper.
Yes, this is real. $150 face value for $3. pic.twitter.com/CFDfSuxgEm
After the tweet was shared throughout Twitter and the rest of the internet, Michigan issued a statement to MLive.com.
"Coke is a great partner of ours and had purchased a limited block of tickets for the Minnesota game for a Coke retail activation aimed at Michigan students," the athletic department wrote in a statement to MLive on Monday night. "Due to a miscommunication in the approval process, this promotion should not have run as is. As a result, it is being pulled immediately. However, all purchases to date will be honored by Coke."