- Dr. Saturday33 mins ago
Welcome to our new Dr. Saturday feature titled "Random offseason tweet of the day." With real games still months away, coaches and players will be tweeting about non-football-related things as the season approaches. In this space, we'll try to find the funniest and goofiest tweets of the day. If you see something, don't hesitate to send it to us.
Training table, the nightly buffet provided to college football teams, can be a vast array of foods ranging from salads to steaks. But if you happen to play at the University of Colorado, the training table on Thursday was a roasted pig – Hawaiian style.
Northwestern gets go-ahead to build new multipurpose athletics facility on shores of Lake Michigan (Photo)Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
It has been over a year since Northwestern announced plans for a multipurpose athletic facility on the shores of Lake Michigan and according to the Chicago Tribune, the school is finally ready to move forward with the plans after receiving input from coaches and athletic administrators.
The Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein is reporting that “donations have poured in” and construction of the two-building athletic complex “will begin by early 2015 and should take about two years to complete.” Costs “are likely to exceed” the original estimate of $220 million.
The artist renderings of the facility are extremely impressive and Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald called the facility a “game-changer” for his program. Equipped with views on the Chicago skyline, Fitzgerald’s goal is to have a facility where the team “will eat, study film and practice” on the north end of campus.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday16 hrs ago
There's a college football connection on the upcoming season of ABC's "The Bachelorette," but it's got nothing to do with Kliff Kingsbury.
Josh Murray, the older brother of former Georgia QB Aaron Murray is a contestant vying for the affection of Andi Dorfman. Josh Murray is also a former Georgia football player. He was a strong safety and appeared in two games in 2010.
According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Lauren Murray, the mother of Aaron and Josh, said Josh left Sunday for California and is banned from all communication.
“He left Sunday (for California) and had to give up all forms of communication,” Lauren Murray said.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday17 hrs ago
A former Fiesta Bowl CEO has been sentenced to prison time for his role in an illegal campaign contribution scheme that nearly cost the game its BCS status in 2011.
According to the Associated Press, John Junker pled guilty to a conspiracy charge two years ago and was sentenced to eight months in federal prison Thursday. Prosecutors hoped for a one-year sentence, while Junker had hoped for probation.
Junker and other bowl employees “made illegal campaign contributions” to politicians and were subsequently refunded by the bowl.
Junker, who served as the bowl’s CEO for 20 years before being fired in March 2011, also used bowl funds to pay for an employee wedding, a $1,200 visit to a strip club, his own birthday party, cars and country club memberships, among other things.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything question and answer sessionThursday and not surprisingly, many of the questions directed towards the stylin' Red Raider coach had nothing to do with football.
Yes, the Bachelor came up after Houston Texans QB Case Keenum's plea for Kingsbury to be on the show.Our guess is that ABC producers don't want a candidate to handpick his selection pool.
It didn't take long for a question about Ryan Gosling, either. Many think that Kingsburylooks like the actor, or maybe Gosling is the one that looks like Kingsbury?
The secret to Kingsbury's perfectly coiffed hair? Axe. Seriously.
This user was very happy to show off his username to Kingsbury.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
Florida State QB Jameis Winston is such a big Lil Boosie fan that he reportedly called the rapper the day after the Seminoles won the BCS Championship Game.
According to TMZ, the recently-released-from-prison rapper says he got a call from Winston after FSU beat Auburn. Winston is a noted Boosie fan and the rapper says the two got along great during the call.
"We chopped it up ... I told him I was a fan of his also," Boosie said to TMZ.
Boosie was released from prison March 5 after spending five years behind bars.
He's been making the rounds after his release and was on Tiger TV on Tuesdaysaying that LSU needed to keep its in-state recruits rather than letting them go to Alabama. Boosie is a Baton Rouge, La. native.
Tennessee's Joshua Dobbs balances an aerospace engineering major while trying to win the starting quarterback jobSam Cooper at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
The “dumb athlete” stereotype does not apply to Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs.
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Dobbs, who will be a sophomore next season, started four games for the Volunteers last season and is a part of a four-way competition for the starting job in 2014, but that’s not all that’s on Dobbs’ plate.
Dobbs is an aerospace engineering major, and in an interview with CBSSports’ Bruce Feldman, Dobbs detailed his rigorous coursework on top of his work on the football field and in the weight room. Impressive is an understatement.
Just this semester he is taking Materials Science and Engineering, Honors Physics of Engineers II, Honors Calculus III and Honors Cultural Anthropology. He’s also taking a yoga class to help with his flexibility.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday23 hrs ago
This offseason we will count down various topics from Monday through Friday, bringing you the top five of the important and definitely some not so important issues in college football. It's the Doc Five, every week until we will thankfully have actual games to discuss.
TOP FIVE QB TRANSFERS WHO DIDN’T PLAY LAST SEASON
NO. 2: WES LUNT, ILLINOIS
It took awhile to convince Wes Lunt to come home to his home state of Illinois, but after Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy put restrictions on Lunt’s transfer, the choice became easy.
Lunt, who became Oklahoma State’s high-profile freshman starter in 2012, quickly fell out of favor with the Cowboys' coaching staff after a knee injury. As he watched Clint Chelf take his starting spot, Lunt felt it was time for a change. His initial thought was to transfer to an SEC school, but Gundy restricted Lunt’s transfer and eventually Lunt was sold on Illinois and offensive coordinator Bill Cubit.
When Lunt got to Illinois in 2013, the passing game was in shambles. But it improved significantly in Cubit’s first season and, after a year of learning on the scout team, Lunt is ready to take it even further.
- Dr. Saturday1 day ago
It's not much of a surprise that Chris Fowler will succeed Brent Musburger as ABC/ESPN's lead college football announcer. However, it is a bit of one that his new duty isn't replacing an old one.
The network and Fowler, the long-time host of ESPN's "College GameDay" Saturday morning pregame show, announced a contract extension through 2023 on Thursday. With the extension, Fowler will continue hosting "GameDay" as well.
It had been reported that some at ESPN were not interested in Fowler returning as host of "GameDay" and adding Saturday night game responsibilities. He has hosted "GameDay" since 1990 and will team with Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard and others once again.
- Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Maine running back Zedric Joseph is being held in connection with a double stabbing that resulted in the death of a 23-year-old man in Florida.
Joseph, 23, was being held at the Richmond County Jail in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday on warrants for one count of murder and two counts of aggravated assault.
The stabbing occurred Friday. A woman was stabbed in the hand and a man was stabbed multiple times. Both victims were taken to the hospital, and the man, Ricardy Chery, 23, died from his injuries. The woman, Vashti Laurore, 23, was treated and released.
No further information was released and motive for the attack is not known.
“This is very hard to comprehend,” Maine football coach Jack Cosgrove said in a statement. “We extend our deepest sympathies to the victims and their families and friends connected to this tragedy.”
This isn’t Joseph’s first brush with the law. He was charged 15 months ago with domestic violence assault during an incident on campus.