- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
In a response to Florida State’s motion to dismiss a federal Title IX lawsuit, the attorneys for Erica Kinsman, the former Florida State student who accused Jameis Winston of rape in December 2012, wrote that senior officials from the athletic department concealed information from university administrators.
According to USA Today, the response, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida on Thursday, “rebutted FSU’s assertion” that senior associate athletic director Monk Bonasorte and head coach Jimbo Fisher “were not appropriate people” to respond to the sexual assault allegation. The school has acknowledged that both Bonasorte and Fisher knew of the allegation in January 2013, a month before Kinsman reported the alleged incident to police.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Minnesota State Screaming Eagles’ fans rejoice, America’s favorite fictional college football program is coming back to television.
The sitcom Coach , which starred Craig T. Nelson as coach Hayden Fox, is getting a reboot. NBC has picked up 13 episodes of the popular college football comedy. There is no announced premiere date.
And we couldn’t be more excited. Well, those of us on the Dr. Saturday staff old enough to remember and appreciate the show.
The original series aired for nine seasons from 1987-1997 on ABC. Fox was the coach of Division I-A’s Minnesota State University Screaming Eagles (and the final two seasons as the coach of the NFL’s Orlando Breakers). He had two lovable but bumbling assistant coaches in Luther Van Dam, who was played by Jerry Van Dyke (remarkably, still alive), and Michael “Dauber” Dybinkski, who was played by Bill Fagerbakke. The show also starred Shelly Fabares as Fox’s wife Christine Armstrong.
Nelson actually won an Emmy for his role as Fox in 1992.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Brandon Vandenburg, the former Vanderbilt player who was convicted of rape in January, is facing more trouble.
According to a reportfrom CBS Los Angeles, Vandenburg is facing a misdemeanor charge of battery for allegedly “roughing up a security guard” at his brother’s middle school in Palm Desert, Calif. The alleged incident occurred on Feb. 27, 2014 as Vandenburg was free on bail from rape and other charges in Nashville.
Per the report, Vandenburg “snatched Tarascio’s sunglasses off his face, leaving a tiny scratch under the security officer’s left eyebrow.”
According to a court declaration in support of an arrest warrant in connection with the California incident, Vandenburg went to his brother's school that day around 3:34 p.m. and was confronted by campus security officer Jamie Tarascio. Vandenburg told Tarascio his name and said he was on his brother's emergency contact list, according to the document.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Vanderbilt QB Patton Robinette has ended his playing career.
Robinette made the announcement to his teammates on Friday.
According to the school, the decision "was influenced by a history of injuries." Robinette suffered a concussion in September, and according to his high school coach, it also forced him to miss class time in addition to playing time.
It was at least his second concussion. Per the Tennesseean, he had a concussion in 2010 in high school.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Ohio State’s College Football Playoff championship rings have arrived and they are as cool as you’d expect them to be.
Buckeyes receivers coach Zach Smith tweeted out some close-ups of the team’s new hardware, which was earned in a hard-fought 42-20 victory over Oregon.
Going to need a Bigger Jewelry Box... 💍💎 pic.twitter.com/AiQH4mkaji
These things are shiny and they are HUGE. Head coach Urban Meyer and tight end Jeff Heuerman certainly seem pleased.
Ring Selfie (Ring 1 of 3) pic.twitter.com/44tLE8mzwl
Apparently these aren’t the only rings the Buckeyes will receive on Friday. I’d assume the Big Ten Championship and Sugar Bowl rings are on the way.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze is going to drive the pace car before the Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega on May 3 and he sounds damn excited about it.
"I am so jacked about that,"Freeze told the Biloxi-Gulfport Sun-Herald. "You have no idea, man. I love golf, fishing and NASCAR outside of my job and my family. That's the three things I spend time doing."
He also texted Danica Patrick a happy birthday message this week. Seriously.
Patrick is dating fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who is from Olive Branch, Miss. Stenhouse is a big Ole Miss fan, so Patrick has become one too. The two went to Ole Miss' season-opener against Boise State in Atlanta. It was the same weekend as the Sprint Cup race nearby in Hampton, Ga.
Patrick turned 33 on Wednesday.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday17 hrs ago
Thetradition of taking a picture with former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini continued at the NCAA Tournament in Cleveland on Thursday night. And we're happy to report that Pelini has also carried on the tradition of making an awkward face for the photos.
Behold a selfie one fan took with the new Youngstown State coach (YSU is located just over an hour from Cleveland).
Bo Pelini is here at the games in Cleveland and couldn't be happier that people wanna take selfies with him pic.twitter.com/NsXodFRw4Y
Remember, the coach just learned what a selfie was about a year ago, so maybe he's still getting used to people taking pictures of themselves.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
Tennessee offensive tackle Coleman Thomas was arrested Wednesday on a felony theft charge after he was accused of stealing an Xbox and three video games from a dorm room.
According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, which obtained the police report, a student reported on March 13 that someone entered his room at Reese Hall on the University of Tennessee’s campus between 10:55 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and stole his Xbox and games Call of Duty Warfare, NBA2K15 and NHL 15.
Police learned the stolen items had been sold to a local Game Stop store that day for $176. The transaction was traced back to Thomas.
The arrest report noted that the value of the items was $640.
Thomas, who has been suspended from all team activities, is scheduled to be arraigned on April 7.
Thomas, a rising sophomore, did participate in the Vols first spring practice on Tuesday. He played in 11 of Tennessee's 13 games last season as a true freshman and started five games at right tackle. He worked out at center during spring practice.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday22 hrs ago
Michigan football is heading down south.
Jim Harbaugh and his coaching staff will be guest coaches at football camps in Alabama and Texas in June, per Mlive.com.
First, the coaches will head down to Prattville, Ala., on June 5 to assist with a camp held at Prattville High School before appearing at the Showtyme Elite Football Camp in Dallas the following week on June 9.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Washington State took a hit to its depth at cornerback just before the start of spring practice.
Per WazzuWatch.com, Cougars head coach Mike Leach announced Wednesday that Sebastian LaRue was dismissed from the program due to a violation of team rules. LaRue, a four-star recruitin the 2013 class, transferred to Washington State last January after spending the first year of his collegiate career at Texas A&M.
LaRue signed with A&M as a receiver but moved to defense when he arrived in Pullman last year. After sitting out the 2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules, the 5-foot-10, 181-pound LaRue was expected to compete for a starting role at cornerback for the Cougars in 2015.
Now he won’t have that chance.
The Cougars, who are scheduled to begin spring practice on Thursday, are coming off a 3-9 record in 2014.
For more Washington State news, visit WazzouWatch.com.
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