- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday52 mins ago
The Ohio State student who became an Internet joke after being body-slammed by an Ohio State coach is losing his academic scholarship.
Anthony Wunder, 21, ran onto the field during last Saturday’s Ohio State home victory against Cincinnati and as he got close to the Ohio State bench, he was stopped and slammed by assistant strength and conditioning coach Anthony Schlegel, a former Ohio State linebacker.
Wunder, a fourth-year engineering student, is part of the Evans Scholars program, which provides tuition and housing for former golf caddies. Because Wunder is facing chargers of misdemeanor criminal trespassing, the program revoked his scholarship and housing privileges, according to his attorney Mark Collins.
Collins entered a not-guilty plea.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he did have a talk with Schlegel about the hit.
"I appreciated him protecting our players," Meyer said earlier this week. "[But] I'd rather him not have a lawsuit if something bad would happen, you drill a guy like that.
- Graham Watson at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly will miss Saturday’s game against USC, according to coach Todd Graham.
Kelly suffered a foot injury against Colorado three weeks ago and hasn’t played since. Graham said he hoped to have Kelly back by the Oct. 18 contest against Stanford.
Mike Bercovici played in his stead and completed 42-of-68 passes for 488 yards and three touchdowns. The 42 completions marked a school record. However, he also had two interceptions, including one at the end of the first half that was returned by Ishmael Adams 95 yards for a touchdown. Prior to the interception, Arizona State trailed 20-17 and was in a position to tie the game or even take the lead heading into the half. However, the pick-six put the Sun Devils in a 10-point hole from which it never recovered.
Bercovici also had a fumble that led to a UCLA score.
Arizona State suffered its first loss of the season, 62-27.
"That was embarrassing. It was a frustrating night," Graham said following the game. "The standard that we set here was not met tonight."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
Don't have any cash at a Georgia Tech football game? You can buy popcorn and a drink now with bitcoin.
The school announced Wednesday that it would accept bitcoin for concession purchases at Bobby Dodd Stadium. As part of the partnership, students will be able to use bitcoin on Georgia Tech's campus as well. The bitcoin stations at the stadium will be at the student section.
“We look forward to working with BitPay to make bitcoin a viable payment option for our students and fans,” Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski said in a statement.“At Georgia Tech, we are always looking to lead in innovative ways, and this partnership with BitPay gives us an opportunity to do so by integrating this new technology at a sports venue and in the daily lives of our students."
Students will be able to use bitcoin on their BuzzCards, the student credit payment method.
In June, BitPay announced that the former Beef O'Brady's Bowl would become the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
West Virginia P Nick O'Toole has some of the best facial hair in college football.
Not many people have the ability and the desire to grow a handlebar mustache, but O'Toole can pull his off incredibly effectively. So it's only natural to let him give us tips on how to keep such great facial hair looking pristine.
The pen tip is a good one to get the curl of the mustache just right. We'll never likely use it, but it's a good factoid to keep in the back of our heads for when we're asked about how to curl a handlebar mustache.
O'Toole is also a fan of patterned socks. During Big 12 media days in July, he broke out his USA socks.
You know what would go great with O'Toole's mustache? A mullet, though since O'Toole is a senior, it's too late for it to take effect for the 2014 season.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
Antrione Archer, the Cincinnati Bearcats' director of player welfare and development, has been fired from his post.
According to WKRC,Archer, 28, was in a grocery store and exposed his genitals and touched a worker at the store.
Archer was booked and charged on June 14,according to Cincinnati.com. Per Cincinnati athletic director Mike Boh, the school learned of his charges on Friday and suspended him before dismissing him on Tuesday.
“UC Athletics is fully committed to upholding the highest level of professionalism and conduct for our staff, coaches and student-athletes,” Bohn said. “The university will cooperate with the authorities in this matter.”
Archer had been with the school since 2011. In his role with the team, Archer helped prep players for the future and his case is set to go to trial on October 15.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday17 hrs ago
The ACC announced its initial priorities for Power Five conference autonomy on Tuesday.
The priorities resemble many of the steps that schools have taken on their own to help student athletes since the NCAA granted the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC more flexibility to make their own rules.
In June, the Big Ten released a similar set of key points before the autonomy vote was taken in August.
The ACC's priorities are:
• Examination of scholarship protections for student-athletes;
• Meeting a student-athlete’s cost of attendance;
• Ensuring institutional flexibility to provide educational support for former student-athletes;
• Examination of career-related insurance options for student-athletes; and
• Ensuring that nutritional needs of student-athletes are met in a reasonable way.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday18 hrs ago
Iowa has a bye this week, but it won’t be using its extra time to narrow down whom will be its No. 1 quarterback moving forward this season.
Offensive coordinator Greg Davis said Tuesday that once junior Jake Rudock returns to action after recovering from a hip injury, the Hawkeyes will split playing time between Rudock and sophomore C.J. Beathard.
“Jake is about 80%, so we'd start C.J. if we played today. We don't play today. We play in ten days or 11 days, whatever it is. We feel like we have two good quarterbacks, and we'll look at it in these next 11 days and then we'll go from there,” Davis said. “What you can expect is that we'll probably play two with no set series, numbers or whatever. We feel like we have two guys that have earned the right to play and have played pretty well. So that's the way we'll approach it.”
Rudock started the first four games for the 4-1 Hawkeyes, but went down with a hip pointer against Pitt. Beathard came on in relief and completed 7-of-8 passes for 98 yards in a comeback 24-20 win. With Rudock still injured, Beathard started over the weekend at Purdue and struggled, completing just 46 percent of his passes in a 24-10 win.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday20 hrs ago
Oregon won't be wearing pink helmets Thursday night against Arizona but the Ducks will still have pink accents to support women's cancer awareness.
The school revealed this year's uniforms via Twitter on Tuesday.
Last year's uniforms had pink helmets and socks while the numbers and trim were Oregon's colors. This year, the helmet is black and the numbers and name on the backs will be in pink. There will also be pink shoe options as well.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr., a Congressman from New Jersey, reached out to Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany Tuesday, urging him to launch an investigation into Michigan’s handling of quarterback Shane Morris on Saturday against Minnesota.
Pascrell is the co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force and wrote in his letterto Delany that “allowing a possibly concussed player to determine whether or not he is fit to return to play not only violates common sense, but is also an egregious violation of standard concussion protocol.”
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday23 hrs ago
Texas players do not want let Baylor's ascension to the top of the Big 12 go quietly.
Earlier this year, Texas LB Steve Edmond expressed his disdain for the Bears, long the Longhorns' little brother in the state of Texas. Heck, it's more than little sibling. For a while, Baylor was the third of the three other Texas schools in the Big 12.
In the past four seasons, Baylor has finished ahead of Texas in the conference standings three times. The teams meet on Saturday and while Baylor is undefeated and Texas is 2-2, Texas WR John Harris is confident about his team.
“I mean, they’re still Baylor,” Harris said via the Dallas Morning News.“I mean, just because they started playing better in this era, that’s good for them. We are who we are — we’re still Texas. … Baylor has never changed. They are who they are.”