- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday29 mins ago
Rutgers University has retained an outside law firm to review the school's football program, according to NJ.com.
“Rutgers has retained outside counsel with expertise in NCAA infractions to help identify any potential rules violations,” Peter McDonough, Rutgers' senior vice president for external affairs told the website in a statement. “This is an ongoing and rigorous process that helps us to identify any shortcomings, to self-report them as required by NCAA rules and to remedy them as best practices demand.”
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday30 mins ago
Saturday’s South Carolina-LSU game could be moved away from Williams-Brice Stadium.
According to The State, Gamecocks athletic director Ray Tanner said Tuesday that the plan is to keep the game at home, but other options are being explored as the Columbia area deals with the aftermath of flooding from weekend storms.
“Our situation regarding football is ongoing. We’re not 100 percent sure at this time that we’ll have a game here at Williams-Brice,” Tanner said. “We will continue to monitor the infrastructure that is necessary to have a football game.”
The stadium and surrounding campus emerged from the storm largely unscathed, but the issue is the logistics in the surrounding area.
Williams-Brice at 12:40 pm Tuesday. Clearly fine. Issue is city's infrastructure, access to support personnel pic.twitter.com/otKOclYjcW
Tanner mentioned local highways, the water situation at the stadium and issues with first responders and police as concerns.Sun, Oct 4Carolina37 - 23Tampa BayGame Recap
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
The woman involved in the domestic dispute with Rutgers receiver Leonte Carroo has agreed to drop a request for a restraining order and will ask the court to dismiss a simple assault charge against Carroo, according to a report on NJ.com.
The site cited an agreement between the two parties.
The woman, who had a former dating relationship with Carroo, said Carroo allegedly slammed her to the ground during an altercation outside the football stadium following the 37-34 loss to Washington State. The altercation involved Carroo’s current girlfriend, who is also is suing the woman.
Carroo has been serving a suspension since Sept. 13 pending the resolution of the matter.
Carroo and the alleged victim appeared in Family Court on Tuesday and the alleged victim told the judge she was dropping the restraining order voluntarily. The two also have to appear in Piscataway municipal court to address the simple assault charge.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Virginia Tech could see the return of quarterback Michael Brewer for Friday night’s game against N.C. State.
According to the Roanoke Times, Brewer, who suffered a broken collarbone in the Hokies' season-opening loss to Ohio State, has been cleared to practice and is considered a “game-time decision” for Friday’s home game. Brewer began throwing in practice last week, but wasn’t fully cleared to participate until this week.
That would certainly be good news for a Hokies offense that managed to put up just 100 total yards in a 17-13 loss to Pitt over the weekend. Brewer was initially given a 4-8 week timetable for his return after he was injured against the Buckeyes on Sept. 7. He has remained in a leadership role while out and has traveled with the team to away games.
- Steven Lassan at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
College football’s coaching carousel never stops, as programs are always looking for the next big thing or rising star when it comes to finding its head coach. All 128 coaches enter the season with the pressure to win at a high level, but there’s a hierarchy of jobs within each conference that set the level of expectations each season. And of course, there’s always some exterior factors than just the win and loss record that impacts a coach and his future with a particular program.
With the immense pressure on coaches to win every season, there’s always a handful of jobs open by December. Which coaches could athletic directors look to fill voids at the Power 5 level? Here’s a breakdown of the college football’s top 10 coaches on the rise:
1. Justin Fuente, Memphis 2015 Record: 5-0 Career Record: 22-20 (4 th season)
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
UCLA linebacker Myles Jack has made up his mind; he’s going pro.
Bruins head coach Jim Mora announced Tuesday that Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury two weeks ago, has withdrawn from school and will enter the NFL draft.
Jim Mora says Myles Jack has withdrawn from UCLA and will enter the NFL draft.
Jack hurt his knee during a non-contact drill in practice on Sept. 22, ending his junior season. The 6-foot-1, 245-pound Jack had the game-sealing interception for the Bruins a few days prior to the injury against BYU.
Jack emerged as one of the country’s more unique talents in 2013 as a freshman. He quickly ascended the depth chart and saw significant playing time at both linebacker and running back for the Bruins, finishing the season with 75 tackles and two interceptions along with seven rushing touchdowns. In 2014, Jack registered 88 tackles and eight tackles for loss at linebacker while also totaling 113 yards and three touchdowns rushing.
Before going down with the knee injury, Jack tallied 15 tackles in three games for the Bruins this season.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
UCLA linebacker Myles Jack has earned the respect of opponents across the country with his stellar play the past few years. And after Jack suffered a season-ending knee injury a few weeks ago, he received a letter from Pat Haden, the athletic director at USC, UCLA’s biggest rival.
Jack posted an image of the letter from Haden on his Instagram account on Monday.
The letter reads:
I have admired the way you play the game of football for the past three years. You have proven yourself to be one of the Pac-12’s best players for sure. Your play and leadership have been amazing. I was sorry to hear about your recent injury and wish you a speedy recovery. Get well soon!
That’s a classy gesture from Haden.
Jack burst onto the scene as a two-way player (linebacker and running back) as a freshman for the Bruins in 2013. He has played mainly linebacker over the past few seasons and is considered a top pro prospect.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
The College Football Assistance Fund announced Tuesday that it was giving the family of Southern receiver Devon Gales $5,000 to help with travel and loss-of-income expenses while Gales recovers from a neck injury he suffered against Georgia on Sept. 26.
Gales was playing on the kickoff team when his head appeared to make contact with the shoulder of Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan. He was transported to Athens Regional Medical Center .
Southern University announced that Gales suffered several fractures in his neck, but had movement in his upper body. He underwent successful surgery the Sunday following the game and is in the midst of a long recovery.
Southern University also started a fund to raise money to help pay for Gales' medical bills.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
Kansas State defensive back Cre Moore was arrested for DUI over the weekend.
According to the Topeka Capital-Journal, Moore was involved in a one-vehicle crash at “approximately 2:55 a.m. Sunday.” Police found the vehicle driven by Moore “had left the roadway and collided with a light pole and a privately owned stone stairwell.”
Moore, who was uninjured in the crash, was charged with driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Additionally, according to the police report, Moore was in possession of “several pills which were identified as depressants” at the time of the incident.
Moore, 20, was taken to Riley County Jail but was released from custody as of Monday morning.
Moore, a redshirt sophomore, is a backup for the Wildcats who has played in three games for the team this season. He registered his first career tackle in Saturday’s loss to Oklahoma State. He also appeared in five games in 2014.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
It is unlikely that Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams will play again this season.
Williams, a junior, suffered a neck fracture when he collided with the goalpost on a touchdown catch in the Tigers’ season-opening win over Wofford on Sept. 5. Clemson offensive coordinator Jeff Scott said Monday that Williams is focused on his recovery.
“The most important thing is for him to heal up,” Scott said per The Post and Courier. “At the very least, to be able to come back next year and have a great year, that’s probably what he’s focused on right now.”
Williams was Clemson’s top returning receiver with 57 catches for 1,030 yards and six touchdowns in 2014. He was primed for another big season before his injury. He would certainly provide a boost for the Tigers’ offense moving forward, but the program is more concerned with him returning to full strength.