Michigan fans march on UM president's home calling for the firing of coach Brady Hoke and AD Dave BrandonGraham Watson at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
About 1,000 Michigan students marched to the home of Michigan president Mark Schlissel on Tuesday evening to protest athletic director Dave Brandon and coach Brady Hoke.
The protests came just days after Hoke came under fire for keeping quarterback Shane Morris in the game after he was clearly struggling with an array of injuries.
"Down with Dave" goes the chant pic.twitter.com/ci6JNuYkkH
"Dave Brandon should not be the athletic director at the University of Michigan." pic.twitter.com/8xv3myWLpS
Hoke issued a statement Sunday saying it was the athletic training staff that said it was OK for Morris to continue playing while Brandon issued a statement claiming the university failed to make the proper decisions regarding Morris’ welfare.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
After suffering a left shoulder injury in Thursday night's loss to Oklahoma State, Texas Tech QB Davis Webb's status is day-to-day according to coach Kliff Kingsbury on Monday.
However, Webb might have taken a step towards playing Saturday against Kansas State during Tuesday's practice.
A spokesperson for Texas Tech confirmed to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journalthat Webb practiced Tuesday. Webb had been seen fully dressed for practice.
When Kingsbury addressed Webb's status Monday, he said Webb needed to be able to protect his shoulder. When Webb was scrambling in the fourth quarter against Oklahoma, his left forearm landed on the turf and his arm jammed into his shoulder.
"Just make sure he can protect himself, really, and operate at a level we need him to operate," Kingsbury said Monday. "But more than anything, that he can handle taking a hit and protect himself."
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave said his confidence is back after weeks of dealing with mental issues that were plaguing his performance on the field.
Stave told media on Tuesday that during warmups against Bowling Green two weeks ago, he began to feel like his old self and he’s now ready to get back into the competition for playing time.
“Going into that week I had started kind of throwing routes on air again and throwing them well,” Stave said. “That warm-up, I just remember throwing again and it kind of feeling normal, like myself again. And from then it’s been pretty much back to normal.
“I just knew at some point I’d come out of it, I’d get back to normal and start feeling comfortable again. That’s basically what happened.”
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
The Ohio State student who became an Internet joke after being body-slammed by an Ohio State coach is losing his academic scholarship.
Anthony Wunder, 21, ran onto the field during last Saturday’s Ohio State home victory against Cincinnati and as he got close to the Ohio State bench, he was stopped and slammed by assistant strength and conditioning coach Anthony Schlegel, a former Ohio State linebacker.
Wunder, a fourth-year engineering student, is part of the Evans Scholars program, which provides tuition and housing for former golf caddies. Because Wunder is facing chargers of misdemeanor criminal trespassing, the program revoked his scholarship and housing privileges, according to his attorney Mark Collins.
Collins entered a not-guilty plea.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he did have a talk with Schlegel about the hit.
"I appreciated him protecting our players," Meyer said earlier this week. "[But] I'd rather him not have a lawsuit if something bad would happen, you drill a guy like that.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly will miss Saturday’s game against USC, according to coach Todd Graham.
Kelly suffered a foot injury against Colorado three weeks ago and hasn’t played since. Graham said he hoped to have Kelly back by the Oct. 18 contest against Stanford.
Mike Bercovici played in his stead and completed 42-of-68 passes for 488 yards and three touchdowns. The 42 completions marked a school record. However, he also had two interceptions, including one at the end of the first half that was returned by Ishmael Adams 95 yards for a touchdown. Prior to the interception, Arizona State trailed 20-17 and was in a position to tie the game or even take the lead heading into the half. However, the pick-six put the Sun Devils in a 10-point hole from which it never recovered.
Bercovici also had a fumble that led to a UCLA score.
Arizona State suffered its first loss of the season, 62-27.
"That was embarrassing. It was a frustrating night," Graham said following the game. "The standard that we set here was not met tonight."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
Don't have any cash at a Georgia Tech football game? You can buy popcorn and a drink now with bitcoin.
The school announced Wednesday that it would accept bitcoin for concession purchases at Bobby Dodd Stadium. As part of the partnership, students will be able to use bitcoin on Georgia Tech's campus as well. The bitcoin stations at the stadium will be at the student section.
“We look forward to working with BitPay to make bitcoin a viable payment option for our students and fans,” Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski said in a statement.“At Georgia Tech, we are always looking to lead in innovative ways, and this partnership with BitPay gives us an opportunity to do so by integrating this new technology at a sports venue and in the daily lives of our students."
Students will be able to use bitcoin on their BuzzCards, the student credit payment method.
In June, BitPay announced that the former Beef O'Brady's Bowl would become the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
West Virginia P Nick O'Toole has some of the best facial hair in college football.
Not many people have the ability and the desire to grow a handlebar mustache, but O'Toole can pull his off incredibly effectively. So it's only natural to let him give us tips on how to keep such great facial hair looking pristine.
The pen tip is a good one to get the curl of the mustache just right. We'll never likely use it, but it's a good factoid to keep in the back of our heads for when we're asked about how to curl a handlebar mustache.
O'Toole is also a fan of patterned socks. During Big 12 media days in July, he broke out his USA socks.
You know what would go great with O'Toole's mustache? A mullet, though since O'Toole is a senior, it's too late for it to take effect for the 2014 season.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
Antrione Archer, the Cincinnati Bearcats' director of player welfare and development, has been fired from his post. He is appealing the decision.
According to WKRC,Archer, 28, was in a grocery store and exposed his genitals and touched a worker at the store.
Archer was booked and charged on June 14,according to Cincinnati.com. Per Cincinnati athletic director Mike Boh, the school learned of his charges on Friday and suspended him before dismissing him on Tuesday.
“UC Athletics is fully committed to upholding the highest level of professionalism and conduct for our staff, coaches and student-athletes,” Bohn said. “The university will cooperate with the authorities in this matter.”
Tuesday, Archer's lawyer said Archer planned to appeal and would like a 60-day leave from Cincinnati to resolve the charges instead.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
The ACC announced its initial priorities for Power Five conference autonomy on Tuesday.
The priorities resemble many of the steps that schools have taken on their own to help student athletes since the NCAA granted the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC more flexibility to make their own rules.
In June, the Big Ten released a similar set of key points before the autonomy vote was taken in August.
The ACC's priorities are:
• Examination of scholarship protections for student-athletes;
• Meeting a student-athlete’s cost of attendance;
• Ensuring institutional flexibility to provide educational support for former student-athletes;
• Examination of career-related insurance options for student-athletes; and
• Ensuring that nutritional needs of student-athletes are met in a reasonable way.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
Iowa has a bye this week, but it won’t be using its extra time to narrow down whom will be its No. 1 quarterback moving forward this season.
Offensive coordinator Greg Davis said Tuesday that once junior Jake Rudock returns to action after recovering from a hip injury, the Hawkeyes will split playing time between Rudock and sophomore C.J. Beathard.
“Jake is about 80%, so we'd start C.J. if we played today. We don't play today. We play in ten days or 11 days, whatever it is. We feel like we have two good quarterbacks, and we'll look at it in these next 11 days and then we'll go from there,” Davis said. “What you can expect is that we'll probably play two with no set series, numbers or whatever. We feel like we have two guys that have earned the right to play and have played pretty well. So that's the way we'll approach it.”
Rudock started the first four games for the 4-1 Hawkeyes, but went down with a hip pointer against Pitt. Beathard came on in relief and completed 7-of-8 passes for 98 yards in a comeback 24-20 win. With Rudock still injured, Beathard started over the weekend at Purdue and struggled, completing just 46 percent of his passes in a 24-10 win.