- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
TCU and Baylor don’t play until Nov. 27, but the two fan bases are already going at one another.
Over the past 24 hours, vandalism has been reported on both campuses. Baylor confirmed that the statue of Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III was defaced with purple (TCU’s school color) spray paint on Thursday evening.
It did not take long for Baylor fans to respond as “61-58” and other Baylor references were spotted on TCU’s campus on Friday. The 61-58 score, of course, refers to Baylor’s win over the Horned Frogs last season.
You stay classy Baylor pic.twitter.com/bIb0leV5fx
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
UCLA has suspended punter Adam Searl indefinitely following his arrest in connection with an alleged sexual assault in October of 2014.
According to KTLA, the alleged victim identified Searl as her assailant.
Searl’s arrest came after an “exhaustive investigation” in which the victim identified Searl as her attacker, LAPD said in a news release.
The victim met her attacker outside an off-campus party on Oct. 19, 2014, and went to a nearby residence with her. She fell asleep and awoke to find herself being sexually assaulted, police said.
Searl's arrest was on three counts of suspicion of rape. His bail was set at $300,000. He was arrested Thursday afternoon and posted bail Thursday evening. The LAPD said the case will be taken to the Los Angelese County District Attorney's Office on Tuesday.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Hey! We had a great week in Week 5. After an 8-2 week, we're now at 23-21-6 on the season. Let's get further above .500.
Texas (+17) vs. Oklahoma, Noon ET: All signs point to this game being a blowout. Oklahoma is rolling and the Longhorns ... well, you know they're in disarray not only on the field but also on social media. But there's something that makes us think Texas keeps this close. Is it the insanity? Probably. But let's see what the heck happens.
Iowa State at Texas Tech (-10.5), 3:30 p.m. ET: What would this line be if Texas Tech kept it close against Baylor? A week after almost beating TCU, Tech's defense failed to show up against the Bears while Iowa State pummeled Kansas. Yeah, it's Kansas. The Red Raiders will get back on track at home. Iowa State's defense isn't strong enough to keep this close.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
Dismissed Auburn WR D'haquille Williams reportedly punched then-teammate Xavier Dampeer in a bar incident over the weekend.
Williams was dismissed from the team on Monday. According to the Alabama News Network, Dampeer was one of four people Williams punched at the bar. The dispute allegedly began when a friend of Williams was told he was violating the bar's dress code by wearing sunglasses. Dampeer was treated and released from a hospital.
The source close to the program indicates Dampeer was one of Williams' alleged victims.The Auburn police department says Williams has not been accused of any criminal act and has not been charged. "We cannot file charges until the injured person(s) comes forward. Unless an officer personally sees a fight, no arrests can be made," Auburn Police Chief Paul Register told Alabama News Network on Thursday.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago
Michigan center Graham Glasgow was suspended from the team after heviolated his probation in March.
His probation stemmed from a DUI arrest in 2014. The probation violation came when he was caught drinking around St. Patrick's Day. Former Michigan coach Brady Hoke was in charge when he was arrested, and the violation came shortly into current coach Jim Harbaugh's tenure.
Harbaugh had an outside-the-box idea to help Glasgow. From the Detroit News:
Harbaugh phoned Glasgow’s father, Steve, and they discussed options. The first plan was to have Glasgow move back into the dorms, but a fifth-year senior moving into South Quad with freshmen didn’t seem like the right solution.
Enter a 5-foot-1 1/2 grandmother, called “the little Italian” in some circles.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
Keegan-Michael Key does a damn good James Franklin impersonation.
The man commonly known as Key from the comedy show Key & Peele, is a Penn State alum. He's also the grand marshal of Penn State's Homecoming this week, so he and Franklin decided to pull a trick on the team. Instead of Franklin, Key "led" a team meeting.
The players certainly enjoyed it, didn't they? Key had Franklin's mannerisms down pretty well, including his sayings and his "stiff handshake" with the look.
The Key & Peele show debuted in 2012 on Comedy Central and had its last episode in September.
Penn State plays Indiana on Saturday.
For more Penn State news, visit BlueWhiteIllustrated.com.
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- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
Who would have thought the best game of the weekend would have been between two mostly forgotten Pac-12 teams that are now battling for an early leg up on the College Football Playoff?
In a season where consistency has been in short supply, this week should give us clarity as to whether the nation’s most consistent team — Utah — can maintain what it’s done so far and essentially punch its own ticket to the postseason.
It’s early, but that’s just one of many stories we’re looking at as we check out what to watch this week.
Game of the week: No. 23 California at No. 5 Utah, 10 p.m. ET As mentioned in the opening, this is a key contest in the Pac-12 between the two remaining undefeated teams in the conference. Of the two teams, Utah has been consistent in play. Cal has struggled against teams such as Texas and Washington, but is off to its best start since 2007.
Cal’s best weapon is its offense and quarterback Jared Goff, who has already posted four 300-yard passing games with 15 touchdowns and just four interceptions. The Cal offense is averaging 43.4 points, which is second in the conference only to USC.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday16 hrs ago
USC’s grand visions of playing in the College Football Playoff were all but dashed Thursday as Washington came into the Trojans home stadium and came away with a 17-12 upset win.
And it was all about the Huskies defense.
Aside from holding one of the nation’s most potent offenses to a season-low 12 points, the Huskies also limited quarterback Cody Kessler to 156 passing yards and picked him off twice. USC converted just one of its 14 third-down possessions and finished with three total turnovers.
It was easily the worst offensive performance for the Trojans this season. The Trojans have now lost back-to-back home games for the first time since 2001, coach Pete Carroll’s first season where he went 6-6.
Washington took its first lead early in the third quarter after the Huskies executed a double pass that ended with Marvin Hall making a 27-yard touchdown pass to Joshua Perkins.
The Huskies game-winning score came early in the fourth quarter when Myles Gaskin ran the ball into the end zone from one yard out.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Colorado s tarting inside linebacker Kenneth Olugbode will miss four to six weeks after suffering a leg injury in last week’s loss to Oregon.
"He got hit in the leg, it started swelling up, (fluid) had nowhere to go," coach Mike MacIntyre said Tuesday. "They had to take him to the hospital, cut (open) his leg and drain it. He'll be out four to six weeks, and he's an excellent player for us."
Olugbode’s injury means the Buffaloes have lost both of their starting inside linebackers this season. Addison Gillam was injured during the second game of the season and there’s no timetable for his return.
Ryan Severson is the likely replacement for Olugbode. Severson leads Colorado with eight special teams tackles.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Clemson offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell assisted two Notre Dame fans who were stranded during a rainstorm early Sunday morning.
According to The Post and Courier, the two fans, brothers Larry and Tony Luppi, made the trip to Clemson for Saturday night’s primetime matchup between the Irish and Tigers. They planned to take a shuttle bus back to their hotel after the game (which Clemsonwon 24-22), but things went awry and the two decided to make the trek on foot.
From The Post and Courier:
After Clemson’s 24-22 win went final at 11:42 p.m., the Luppis’ plan was to ride a shuttle back to their hotel in Seneca and drive their rental car to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in time to catch a 7:30 a.m. Sunday flight.
They never saw the shuttle, and traffic was impossibly congested due to the exodus of fans trying to escape the weather. So the Luppis began hiking in the dark and the rain.