- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday51 mins ago
A surprise was waiting for the Northern Illinois Huskies following a team meeting on Friday.
The new white uniforms with black numbers and letters with red trim will be worn when the Huskies take a trip east to square off with in-state rival Northwestern at Ryan Field next Saturday, September 6.
Two white helmets were also revealed along with the jerseys – one with the Husky logo and one with the “NIU” decal.
The players had great reactions as they turned the corner into the locker room to see the new jerseys, bringing to mind the awesome black uniform reveal for Ohio from 2011.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
When LSU opens its season against Wisconsin Saturday, sophomore Anthony Jennings will reportedly be under center.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune is reporting that Jennings edged out true freshman Brandon Harris to earn the start “after putting in a strong week of practice,” but Tigers head coach Les Miles indicated earlier this week that both Jennings and Harris will play in the neutral site contest at Houston’s NRG Stadium.
Jennings made his first career start in LSU’s Outback Bowl win against Iowa last season. He saw action in nine games overall, including when he came off the bench to lead the Tigers to a win over Arkansas when Zach Mettenberger went down with a knee injury late in the ball game.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Maryland announced Friday that WR Levern Jacobs and S A.J. Hendy were suspended for the entire 2014 season because of a violation of the school's student code of conduct.
“I have spoken with Levern and A.J. and expressed my disappointment with their actions,” Maryland coach Randy Edsall said in a statement. “They showed poor judgment and failed to uphold the standards of a student-athlete at the University of Maryland. Both Levern and A.J. were regretful and apologetic about their role in this incident and understand that their actions will not allow them to participate in the upcoming football season.”
According to the Washington Post, Jacobs was charged with second-degree assault last week for an incident that happened on July 19. LB Alex Twine was also charged with second-degree assault in connection with the same incident as Jacobs, however, he's not mentioned in the release.
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- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday4 hrs ago
The LAPD announced Friday that it was investigating whether USC cornerback Josh Shaw was involved in a domestic violence incident last Saturday.
Shaw, on the advice of his attorney, has decided not to speak with police anymore.
“We would have like to hear from Mr. Shaw to provide some clarity about the situation, but that is not going to happen,” Capt. John McMahon told the Los Angeles Times. "In light of that our investigation into a possible domestic dispute will continue."
Earlier this week, Shaw admitted he lied about injuring his ankles while jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew, however, didn’t provide any more insight into what actually caused his injuries.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday6 hrs ago
LSU went to Houston to play Wisconsin on Saturday without two potential key contributors.
Per the Advocate, CB Rashard Robinson and WR Malachi Dupre didn't travel with the team for the game. Robinson is a likely starter at CB but has been practicing with the second team. According to the Advocate, he's suspended for the game.
Dupre, a freshman, has an ankle injury.
Jalen Collins will start in Robinson's place. Robinson had 16 tackles and an interception in 12 games last season and earned a starting role near the end of the year.
Dupre was a five-star recruit out of New Orleans in the class of 2014 according to Rivals and sprained his ankle last week. He's been expected by many to contribute immediately to LSU's offense much like fellow five-star recruit RB Leonard Fournette. Only three players on LSU's roster had double-digit catches in 2013 (Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham and Jeremy Hill) and all three players are now on NFL rosters.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday7 hrs ago
Vanderbilt's "Anchor Down" uniforms aren't legal after all.
During the Commodores' 37-7 loss to Temple, Vanderbilt wore jerseys with the slogan "Anchor Down" on the back nameplates of the jerseys in place of players' names. It's against NCAA rules to have slogans on the backs of jerseys, and Vanderbilt was penalized a timeout per quarter, the punishment for the rule violation.
However, early in the second quarter, Vanderbilt showed referee Ken Williamson an email that purportedly said the jerseys had been approved. After looking at the email, Williamson rescinded the timeout penalty.
The SEC on Friday released a statement that said the uniforms were in fact illegal and the timeouts were rescinded as a result of a "miscommunication."
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday7 hrs ago
When Kenny Hill’s record-breaking night against South Carolina concluded with a 52-28, the nicknames started flying.
The most popular nickname for Texas A&M’s new quarterback? Well, Kenny Football, of course.
But Hill wasn’t so quick to embrace the name.
"I don't really like 'Kenny Football,’” Hill said after the game.
That’s fair considering the “Football” moniker was coined for his predecessor Johnny Manziel, or “Johnny Football.” Manziel’s family even trademarked the name so they could make money off it after Manziel left A&M.
But that didn’t stop Manziel from anointing Hill the next “Football” on his Twitter feed.
KENNY FOOTBALL!!! #GigEm
If anything, Hill might command a better nickname since his performance was better statistically than any Manziel, a Heisman Trophy winner, had during his two-season career with the Aggies.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday9 hrs ago
It’s Friday morning and a perfect time to take a moment to listen to Nebraska coach Bo Pelini rail against the evils of marijuana.
During the Big Red Breakfast on Friday morning, Pelini decided to go on a tangent from the usual celebration of the season opener against Florida Atlantic to tell the 250 people in attendance about the dangers of marijuana in our society.
“Let’s face it, it’s not OK,” Pelini said. “I think everybody that’s our age, my age, hopefully understands that it’s not OK. It’s not good. It’s not good for you. And these kids do it on a daily basis and a yearly basis … and it’s a real problem out there.
“Fortunately for us it is not (an issue) in our program. But I can tell you around college football and college athletics … serious in college. I guarantee you walk into dorms nowadays and it is a horrible problem.”
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday9 hrs ago
You now have the opportunity to have a clone of an oak tree from Toomer's Corner in your yard.
After Alabama fan Harvey Updyke poisoned the treesin the legendary spot on Auburn's campusin 2010 when Auburn beat Alabama, Auburn's Dr. Gary Keever wanted to make sure the oak trees lived on.
He went over to the trees to take shoots from the roots in an attempt to clone the trees shortly after they were poisoned. However, it didn't work, as there was too much poison in the trees' system.
Keever didn't give up, and tried again last spring before Auburn cut down the trees in April. His efforts were successful.
“The little shoots come from the tree’s roots, and the people at Facilities thought it was unattractive so they said, ‘OK, you’ve got until this time to collect your cuttings, then we’re going to cut them down,’“ Keever told the Auburn Villager. “We went there and took as many as we could and put them in the greenhouse in mist.”
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday11 hrs ago
Been longing to see Alabama coach Nick Saban play football as a high school senior? Here's your chance.
TideSports.com found video of Saban's highlights from his final year at Monongah High School in West Virginia. Saban was a quarterback and safety in high school.
Saban was a shifty QB, but it was out of necessity. His protection breaks down in some of those highlights. Maybe it's why he's put such an emphasis on offensive line play in his coaching career? He doesn't want his quarterbacks to run for their lives like he had to on a regular basis in high school.
He was a pretty good gunner on the kickoff team too. A true renaissance football player. You're not going to see too many quarterbacks covering kicks these days.
Tide Sports also went back to Saban's hometown to visit the field he played on, which is now named for his late father. Growing up, Saban became known as "Brother" to many in Marion County, W.V.
For more Alabama news, visit TideSports.com.
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