- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday11 hrs ago
Oklahoma’s quarterback competition just reduced from four to three.
Justice Hansen, a redshirt freshman from Edmond, Okla., announced Wednesday that he’s transferring from the program.
Hansen was part of a four-man quarterback competition with Trevor Knight, Baker Mayfield and Cody Thomas for the Sooners in the spring. He went 5-for-5 for 70 yards in the team’s spring game, but saw the smallest amount of playing time of the four candidates.
According to SoonerScoop.com, Hansen, a four-star recruitin the 2014 class, informed the Oklahoma staff of his plans in a meeting on Tuesday. He also “met with (head coach) Bob Stoops Wednesday morning to solidify all the terms of his transfer and release.”
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday12 hrs ago
Before he takes the field for Louisville in the fall, former TCU defensive end Devonte Fields will reportedly stand trial for assault on June 17.
According to ESPN.com, Fields, the 2012 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, is facing a misdemeanor assault charge and will go to trial “after failing to reach an agreement to dismiss his charge.”
Fields was charged with assault last July after being accused of hitting an ex-girlfriend. The incident led to Fields’ “separation” from TCU. Fields then tried to transfer to Stephen F. Austin, but the school said because TCU declared that Fields did “not meet the requirements to attain the one-time transfer waiver,” he was ineligible.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday12 hrs ago
The cities bidding on the right to host the College Football Playoff Championship in 2018, 2019 and 2020 have been finalized.
The College Football Playoff announced that nine cities submitted bids for the three years. Houston and Santa Clara (the site of the San Francisco 49ers new stadium) were the two cities that bid on the rights to every year.
Here's the breakdown:
“We are pleased that the leaders in these communities recognize the significance of the event, and we are excited about what we know will be a competitive bidding process,” CFP executive director Bill Hancock said in a statement. “In its first year, the national championship game brought tremendous opportunity to North Texas as the epicenter of college football, and we know that success will continue in the future.”
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
Michigan defensive back Jabrill Peppers just wanted some food on Tuesday evening.
The former five-star recruit posted a complaint about his lack of money to Twitter, calling the NCAA's stipend checks "lil indentured servant checks."
Idk how the NCAA thinks we supposed to eat right with these lil indentured servant checks they give us..I Should've stayed in the dorms smh
I'm about to eat my first meal of the day & that's Oodles and noodles smh
Yes, it's easy to turn Peppers' posts into a debate about the NCAA paying athletes, but we won't do that. His stipends will go up in August after the new cost of attendance benefits voted on by the Power Five conferences go into effect.
One provision already in effect is the NCAA's rule that athletes can more food provided from schools than was originally allowed in their scholarships. However, the utilization of the rule is not as simple as going over to campus and getting food whenever you want.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday14 hrs ago
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney will no longer appear at a fundraiser for the Palmetto Family Council, a conservative advocacy group that opposes same-sex marriage and abortion.
Swinney was invited to accept an award from the group at an event on June 2, but both South Carolina state rep. Todd Rutherford and GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) spoke out in hopes that he’d skip the event.
A day later, Swinney released a statement saying he would not attend and that he was “no association” with the Palmetto Family Council.
Here is Swinney’s statement in its entirety:
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday16 hrs ago
The Idaho football team could be facing more APR-related sanctions.
The academic progress rate scores for schools were released Wednesday and Idaho's football score was once again low. The Vandals had an APR of 896 in 2013-2014, the fourth-straight year the team's APR has been below the 930 mark.
Teams must have a four-year average above 930 to avoid penalties. It's Idaho's fourth-straight year of having an average below 930.
Idaho was banned from the 2014 postseason because of low APR scores and it's feasible to think a bowl ban could be in the offing again in the future. Though we're probably obligated to say (again) that it'd take a big turnaround for the Vandals to get bowl eligible in the first place (UNLV was also banned for the 2014 postseason).
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday17 hrs ago
There won’t be a bowl game in Austin, Texas, in 2015 after all.
It was reported earlier in the month thatthree new bowls in Austin, Orlando and Tucson, Ariz., were official, but ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported Wednesday that the game in Austin has not come to fruition – for now.
The other two – the Cure Bowl in Orlando and the Arizona Bowl in Tucson – are still set to debut this season.
The Austin bowl hoped to have teams from the American and Sun Belt conferences. It was tentatively going to be played at the University of Texas' Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
Football Bowl Association executive director Wright Waters told ESPN that the game could become official in 2016 instead.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday21 hrs ago
The first commitment of Jim McElwain's tenure at Florida looks to be leaving the program.
According to InsidetheGators.com, tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe's locker has been cleared out and he has left the team. Imatorbhebhe was an early enrollee at Florida after McElwain took over from former Florida coach Will Muschamp.
He didn't play in the spring game and could be heading west to join his brother, a member of the class of 2016 who has verbally committed to USC. From InsidetheGators.com:
Imatorbhebhe's young brother, 2016 four-star wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe, recently committed to Southern Cal over Florida.
The source said he wouldn't be surprised if Daniel were to head west as well.
Daniel was a three-star recruit in the class of 2015. A native of Georgia, he was the No. 18 tight end in the country and the No. 36 prospect in the state.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
North Carolina A&T running back Tarik Cohen is at it again.
We highlighted Cohen’s incredible athleticism in a post last week, but he managed to one-up himself in a video he posted to his Instagram account on Tuesday afternoon.
</iframe> Catching passes while doing backflips has apparently become the new cool thing for college football players to do throughout the offseason, and Cohen clearly wanted us to know that no one is going to top him. Two one-handed catches at once? We’ll see if anyone can come close to that.
The 5-foot-6, 172-pound Cohen, who will be a junior in 2015, has put up big numbers for Aggies so far in his career with a combined 2,527 yards and 23 touchdowns on the ground. He also has 36 career catches for 389 yards and two touchdowns.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
LSU offensive lineman Jevonte Domond was arrested on a felony domestic abuse charge Monday.
Per the Baton Rouge Advocate, the charge is felony domestic abuse with strangulation involving an alleged incident with his fiancée
According to a Sheriff’s Office report, an argument occurred Monday afternoon between Domond and his fiancée. During the dispute, while she was leaning over the crib of their “newborn baby,” Domond allegedly “grabbed her from behind by the neck,” lifted her off the ground and dropped her, the report says.
The woman told deputies she “began to lose consciousness,” the report says, and she “almost blacked out.” At some point during the argument, Domond allegedly grabbed a bandana from his fiancées head. In response, she sprayed him with pepper spray, the report says.
The woman told deputies Domond then picked her up and “slammed her on the couch,” the report says. She also told them Domond bit her on her hip, prompting her to spray him again with pepper spray, the report says.