- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
South Carolina junior wide receiver Pharoh Cooper is going to the NFL draft.
His father told The Statethat Cooper would be playing his final game for the Gamecocks on Saturday against Clemson.
“He definitely appreciates the opportunity to play for South Carolina, and we as parents appreciate the opportunity they gave him,” Glen Cooper told the paper. He also said Pharoh didn't want to risk an injury and hurt his draft stock in 2016.
Cooper has 62 catches for 887 yards and seven touchdowns in 2015. His per-catch averages are down from 2014, but that's likely because he's been the focal point for defenses on an inconsistent South Carolina offense. He had 69 catches for 1,136 yards and nine touchdowns in 2014.
South Carolina finished 2014 7-6 and beat Miami in the Independence Bowl. This season, the Gamecocks are 3-8 and will finish last in the SEC East.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said Tuesday that linebacker Ed Davis is one of three players who will apply for a sixth year of eligibility to play in 2016.
Davis was a preseason All-Big Ten selection and has been out for the season because of a torn ACL he suffered in fall camp.
Ed intends to come back for his sixth year,” Dantonio said at his press conference via iSportsWeb. “I think he qualifies for that. Brandon Clemons intends to come back for his sixth year and he qualifies for that. I believe Damon Knox intends to come back for his sixth year and I think he qualifies for that.”
Clemons is an offensive lineman and Knox is a defensive lineman. Clemons played in all 13 games for Michigan State in 2014 and Knox had three tackles in eight games in 2014. Dantonio said Davis and Knox would be recognized during senior day festivities on Saturday against Penn State.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
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Join Yahoo Sports' Nick Bromberg and Graham Watson for a Thanksgiving edition of the podcast. We wonder why teams like Iowa State and Syracuse are making coaching moves when the coaching carousel is already crowded and discuss with amazement the situation surrounding Les Miles at LSU. We also make some bold predictions for the weekend, which is the last full weekend of college football. How crazy is that?
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- Steven Lassan at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
The end of the college football season is never a welcomed sight for fans of all 128 programs. However, the end of November brings arguably one of – if not No. 1 – parts of the college football regular season in rivalry week.
Rivalries are a huge part of college football and matter for bragging rights among the teams and on the recruiting trail. Rivalries are often built on geography, tradition and history. However, rivalries can morph based upon the coaches involved, current success of teams or realignment in leagues.
With several huge rivalry matchups this week, Athlon Sports ranks the best 25 rivalries in college football. Army-Navy (played on Dec. 12 this year) ranks No. 1, but two matchups – Ohio State-Michigan and Auburn-Alabama – take place this week.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
A Wisconsin fan ejected from Saturday's game sent Wisconsin campus police a thank-you gift.
OK, it was sarcastic. But it was still a gift.
The fan sent the police department 20 dozen coconut donuts. His reasoning? Because no one likes coconut donuts.
Why a guy sent us 20 doz. coconut donuts...and how we all learned a lesson from it that we're now laughing about >> https://t.co/JZg1P3k0Fe
A friend was ejected from a Badger game at Camp Randall. Seats are not assigned, however stadium section is assigned at entry. 12 in his group was assigned 1 section, and he was assigned a different one. He tried to stick with the group he entered with and was promptly ejected from the stadium. He was upset about the situation, so he sent the department 20 dozen coconut donuts as a harmless sign of disapproval. Nobody likes coconut donuts.
The police department was able to track down the fan's email address and inquired as to why he sent the donuts. Here's his response from the police's Imgur page:
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday8 hrs ago
Hey Syracuse, if you're looking for a recognizable name to fill your coaching vacancy, you could do worse than Ed Orgeron.
The former Ole Miss and USC coach told Syracuse.com he would be interested in becoming the head coach at Syracuse. The school fired Scott Shafer on Monday. Orgeron is a former assistant with the Orange.
"First of all, my days at Syracuse were fantastic," Orgeron said during a telephone conversation. "I learned a lot under Coach (Paul) Pasqualoni. I know Coach (Dick) MacPherson and a lot of ex-players and a lot of players who are there now.
"I have a lot of respect for Syracuse. Great private school, great education, great tradition. So, obviously, my interest would be very high. I'd be highly interested in getting that job. I think it would be a wonderful opportunity to go back there."
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Chad Carr, the grandson of longtime Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr, died Monday after a 15-month battle with brain cancer. He was five years old.
“Exactly 15 months since his DIPG diagnosis, Chad gained his angel wings,” she wrote. “He left the earth peacefully and is now running and jumping in heaven. It is well with his soul.”
Chad was diagnosed with a rare and inoperable form of pediatric brain cancer called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) in September 2014. Doctors predicted he had somewhere around nine to 12 months to live.
Tammi announced on Nov. 11 that the family brought Chad home for hospice care because the treatments he was undergoing were no longer improving his condition.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield will play against Oklahoma State on Saturday barring a health setback, according to the university.
Mayfield has passed all tests and will do some exertion work today and team stuff. If he continues w/ no issues, he's expected to play.
Mayfield passed two concussion tests over the weekend.
Mayfield suffered a head injury early in the second quarter when TCU linebacker Ty Summers dove helmet first into the back of Mayfield’s helmet. Summers was ejected for targeting.
Mayfield played the rest of the half, but was pulled at halftime after he reported having a headache.
Mayfield led the Sooners to a 23-7 halftime lead, but the offense disappeared without him in the game. With backup Trevor Knight at the helm, the Oklahoma offense punted on six of nine drives. Knight completed just five of 16 passes for 76 yards. The Sooners’ game-winning score came on a 72-yard touchdown run by Samaje Perine.
Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley said he changed the offensive gameplan when Mayfield was out and that’s what stunted the offense.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Virginia Tech will be without defensive end Dadi Nicolas for the first half of the season finale against Virginia.
Hokies head coach Frank Beamer announced Monday that Nicolas is suspended for the first half due to an incident with an official during Saturday’s loss to North Carolina. Nicolas disagreed with a third quarter offsides call against him and made contact with head official Ron Cherry as Cherry announced the five-yard penalty.
The contact resulted in an additional 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, but Nicolas was allowed to stay in the game.
According to the Roanoke Times, Nicolas told reporters after the game that it was an accident.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Each Monday, we’ll gather the best catches from the weekend (or the midweek games) and bring them here for you to vote on in a poll. There could be only a few nominees, or there could be five or six. It all depends on the weekend. If you have a catch you’d like to nominate, don’t hesitate to hit us up on Twitter (@YahooDrSaturday).
The voting remains open until Friday and the winner advances to a final, end of the year vote where the best catch of the season will be determined. And since we started this midway through the season, some of our favorite catches from the first half will re-surface at the end of the season as well. Don’t you worry.
Another week, another MAC receiver taking home catch of the week honors. This time in Week 11 it was Akron’s Austin Wolf who was our top vote getter with this impressive diving grab.