- Dr. Saturday32 mins 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. Saturday16 hrs 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.
- Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
The Florida State Seminoles are fresh off of a National Championship and will soon be reaping the benefits. The school announced Wednesday that everything from the team locker room to coaches offices and meeting rooms will be renovated starting in April.
"What we wanted to do was take the momentum of this year with the national championship and incorporate some of these ideas we had to redo the stuff the players and staff use every day," director of football operations Mark Robinson said. "Every day they use the locker room, they use the meeting room space, and coaches' offices. So what we wanted to do was come in and completely redesign all that area and rejuvenate it."
The “centerpiece” of the renovations will be the upgraded locker room. According to a release, the locker room will feature “state of the art graphics and technology that honors Florida State’s legacy of elite athletes.”
“We wanted (the locker room) to be unique, we wanted it to be the showcase of this facility,” Robinson said.
- Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
Michigan hopes it has solved a student attendance problem in 2014.
Michigan's general admission policy in 2013 turned out to be a headache for the school. Because there were no assigned seats for each home game, students were required to line up before the games and then blitzed towards the seating sections when the gates opened at Michigan Stadium.
For the 2014 season, students will have reserved seating like before. Seating will be decided by attendance at 2013 games and then class levels.Class levels previously were the basis for Michigan's student seating arrangements before the move to general admission seating.
- Dr. Saturday19 hrs ago
Spring practice with a new offensive or defensive system is always a time for optimism. Especially when you're coming off a season that was considered underwhelming.
So don't be surprised to hear a bunch of praise emanating from Ann Arbor, Mich., as Michigan learns new offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier's offense this spring. And Tuesday, RB De'Veon Smith was already able to draw comparisons between Nussmeier's offense and the system that former offensive coordinator Al Borges used.
"It seems a lot more easier (to understand) than last year's offense, we're going to get used to it," sophomore running back De'Veon Smith said Tuesday. "The running schemes, they're a little bit more simple.
"Coach Borges, to me, was more of a pass first and run second (coach), I feel like coach Nussmeier (is the opposite)."
Police found a loaded gun, bullets and drug paraphernalia in a Maryland running back's dorm room last yearDr. Saturday20 hrs ago
When University of Maryland running back Wes Brown was suspended last year, university officials connected his suspension to an incident where Brown is accused of “shoving a Baltimore police officer who visited the College Park campus as part of a shooting investigation.” It turns out, however, that there was more to the story than that.
The Baltimore Sun is reporting that “a loaded handgun, bag of ammunition and drug paraphernalia” were seized from Brown’s campus dorm room last summer.
The warrant return shows police found a .22 caliber revolver with no serial number that was loaded with three rounds, a plastic bag with 15 rounds of .380 caliber ammunition, a "scale with suspected [drug] residue," and drug "packaging material."
- Dr. Saturday20 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. 3: JACOBY BRISSETT, N.C. STATE
Jacoby Brissett has an advantage that the previous quarterbacks on this list didn’t have -- he’s already the starter.
After spending the past season running the scout team -- and being named scout team player of the year -- Brissett assumed the starting role this spring. And while coach Dave Doeren said he does have to earn his starting spot, it's essentially his to lose.
N.C. State struggled getting consistency from its quarterbacks Brandon Mitchell, Pete Thomas and Garrett Leatham. The Wolfpack had 14 passing touchdowns last season as compared to 15 interceptions. It was 56th nationally in passing offense and seventh in the ACC.
- Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
CBSSports.com is reporting that three bowl games – Alamo, Gator and Fight Hunger -- are in the process of being audited by the IRS.
The Gator Bowl, which is ironically sponsored by Taxslayer.com – a tax-filing company, was subjected to a “random audit” for 2011, a bowl spokesman told CBS.
In its fiscal year that is being audited, the bowl generated $9,337,137 in total revenue – more than one million more than it generated the previous year. The spike in revenue can be explained by the mid-level bowl featuring a matchup between Ohio State and Florida, schools whose fans travel in mass to bowl games. According to CBS, the bowl anticipates hearing a response from the IRS at some point this month.
- Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
Did you know that Nebraska coach Bo Pelini is a Cleveland Indians fan?
Pelini called in to Nebraska coach Darin Erstad's show Tuesday night to ask about the Indians prospects at a World Series. After realizing who "Bo in Lincoln" was, Erstad had to stop laughing to compose himself for a legitimate answer about the Tribe.
Pelini is a native of Youngstown, Ohio, and is riding a wave of Cleveland optimism after the team went 92-70 and finished second in the AL Central in 2013. The Indians lost to the Tampa Bay Rays in the Wild Card playoff game 1-0.
But we'll quibble with Erstad's claim that Indians fans are the most loyal. A certain Royal team in Cleveland's division had only its second winning season since 1994 last year. Last season was Cleveland's 10th in the same timeframe.
2014 is Erstad's third season as Nebraska's head baseball coach. A two-time All-Star and a World Series winner with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Erstad played baseball and football at Nebraska before the Angels drafted him with the first pick in the 1995 draft.
- Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
Coaches are going to be using Nick Saban's reported support for the 10-second defensive substitution proposal against him for a long time.
Oklahoma assistant coach Cale Gundy tweeted a picture of a newspaper story about the withdrawal of the rule proposal with a shot at Saban. He deleted the tweet shortly thereafter, but Saturday Down South was able to get a screenshot.
Oklahoma beat Alabama 45-31 in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2. Since Bob Stoops' arrival at Oklahoma, the Sooners have been one of the nation's faster-paced teams and made a point to accelerate the tempo against the Crimson Tide in New Orleans. Oklahoma ran nine more plays than Alabama despite having the ball for a minute less.